GRANT (Shub-Niggurath / Yog-Sothoth)
An ambitious Highlander deck - both thematically and mechanically - that manages to cover all the bases. Character-wise, the deck has a good variety of early blockers, icon boosting and late-game heavy-hitters. It also utilizes the resource acceleration and support-card destruction of Shub, while at the same time taking advantage of Yog's card recursion and sacrifice effects. It achieves a nice balance between the 3 card types.
CHRISTIAN (Cthulhu / Hastur / Miskatonic University / Syndicate / Yog-Sothoth)
The tournament's most complex deck in terms of faction-resource management, this has a little bit of everything. It can repeatedly drive characters insane, steal characters, exhaust characters, sacrifice characters, win the investigation struggle, discard, mill and recite from memory arcane and ancient manuscripts the likes man was never intended to read… in seven different languages, no less. Basically, it does it all.
This is a good match-up. Both decks have card recursion, strong characters and decent sacrificing effects, with the edge going to Grant. Christian's deck has investigation and it looks to be a little faster, but with so many factions will that slow him down? Or will Grant's deck-searching, resource acceleration, and support card destruction be able to buy him enough time to seal Christian's fate?