Mono-Blue Delver: Initial build

Save perhaps for Fish, blue is infamous for drawing out games until they can land some kind of finisher.  Delver of Secrets is changing this perception.  Once they flip into the 3/2 flier form, they can bring the beats, especially when sworded up.  Delver decks in the past few Grand Prix have featured 2 colors.  I am on a mission to find out if it is possible to create a mono-blue delver deck.  I have a feeling this task is destined for failure, but I figured it would be worth a shot nonetheless.  Here’s the initial list I’ve decided on:

Creatures

2 Armored Skaab
4 Delver of Secrets
2 Dungeon Geists
4 Invisible Stalker
2 Stormbound Geists
2 Vault Skirge

Spells

1 Cancel (yeah… srsly)
2 Gut Shot
4 Mana Leak
4 Ponder
3 Think Twice
3 Thought Scour

Artifacts

1 Nim Deathmantle
Runechanter’s Pike

Lands

Buried Ruin
21 Island

That’s it!  Now, all that’s left is to build it and see what it can do.  Thoughts and comments are appreciated.  Also, if you notice any broken links, let me know.  Won’t be any trouble to fix.

2 thoughts on “Mono-Blue Delver: Initial build”

  1. Why not just go with a Delver illusions build? You would get 8 strong 1 drops with Delver and Bears. The 4 drop dragon is way better than Stormbound Geists.

    Where are your vapor snags? Why not drop the Cancel for a Stoic Rebutal? The Deathmantle is too slow. You have to have them on the ropes by they you have 4 mana to spare. The Skaab is a blocker. You should only have agro creatures.

  2. Yup.. keep trying to play control with this aggro deck for some reason. Deathmantle is worse than slow lol

    My fear with going all out on the the illusions build is not having something to equip to… but I suppose that is a minor concern. Thanks for the tips. The Stoic Rebuttal is a no-brainer. I have ’em too :(

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