Changes since 2017
All Japanese foil! — ...and mostly signed.
Tried to go for original sets on most things. — I'm not rich.
No Remand — I'm a firm believer that it's bad in the metagame.
Where's Blood Moon? — No longer viable in a world with Field of Ruin & Assassin's Trophy.
Why are the Abrades ugly? — My nice ones are out getting signed.
No Lightning Bolt!!?! — In a Read More »
General & Tokens:
Changes since 2017
Godo was signed!
Experimental Frenzy is nuts — It's insanely good.
Blood Sun — No cute tricks, just locking fools.
Karn, Scion of Urza — Might've been made for this deck.
The First Eruption is perfect! — Comes down to clear mana dorks, accelerates you into Godo on curve, and then clears the way for Godo.
I still haven't replaced my Grim Monolith — I'd sell it all Read More »
Dredge Final Hand Answer
Hand 10: (on the play)
» Keep or Mulligan?
This isn't a fast hand, which is an issue. That said, you're on the play with a discard spell on the first turn which should buy you a little bit of time. What's interesting with this hand to me is that it encourages out-of-the-norm cantripping. On the second turn, I would not cast Brainstorm which Read More »
We are back with this month's Infernal Tutoring article! As always, the Legacy Metagame is evolving. Miracles beat Storm in the finals at Eternal Weekend, with a top eight consisting of Sneak And Show, Czech Pile, Turbo Depths, Grixis Control, Elves, and Turbo Depths. Grixis Delver beat Maverick in the Leaving a Legacy 3k championship with a top eight consisting of Red Stompy, Miracles, Goblins, Miracles, and Sneak and Show. Read More »
Hey everyone! As the year comes to an end, I'd like to reflect on where this year has gone. It's been quite the year for Magic and Legacy. We've had the bannings of Gitaxian Probe and Deathrite Shaman that have changed the format and changed our decklist. Looking back at decklists from the beginning of the year, the differences are apparent. At that point, the deck was playing green in Read More »
Special thanks to Eric Landon for his contributions to today's article.
BR Reanimator is not only one of the most popular fast combo decks in today's metagame, but it is also known as one of the worst matchups for The EPIC Storm. For this month's edition of Through the Looking Glass, we brought on BR Reanimator specialist Eric Landon to share some of his wisdom of the matchup.
A few words on Eric Read More »
Grixis Control was the most played Legacy deck at Pro Tour 25th Anniversary a couple months ago. One of the reasons it's so popular is due to it having a slightly higher than 50% matchup against most decks in the field. It plays out like a classic Jund-style deck. These type of decks tend to be played a lot because people love gaining their value and trying to out attrition Read More »
I feel like it's been a while since I've written a long-winded article, so here it goes!
Whether you want to believe it or not, Miracles is currently the best deck in Legacy again. Many Legacy stalwarts feel this way, not to mention the metagame data backs this up between my spreadsheet and mtggoldfish. What does this mean for Legacy players? If you want to maximize your percentage of winning an Read More »
Grixis Control Final Hand Answer
Hand 10: (on the draw)
» Keep or Mulligan?
I would likely keep this hand, but I wouldn't just jam on the first turn if I drew a land. I would cast Duress. Your opponent likely has Flusterstorm, Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, and Force of Will, putting them very close if not over the 50% chance of action benchmark — at this Read More »
With the release of Guilds of Ravnica, Legacy received one of the most powerful removal spells ever, Assassin's Trophy. As I was playing leagues, I was really hoping to run into this card more to see it in action. In this version of the list, there are two Past in Flames in the sideboard, which was an attempt to help the control match-ups. This plan was furthered by the second Read More »