Legacy Champs Coverage




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WINNER - Sultai Delver


Lands and Mana Sources:
2 Bayou
4 Misty Rainforest
4 Polluted Delta
1 Tropical Island
4 Underground Sea
1 Verdant Catacombs
4 Wasteland

Creatures:
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Delver of Secrets
3 Tarmogoyf
2 Tombstalker

Enchantment:
1 Sylvan Library

Instants and Sorceries:
2 Abrupt Decay
4 Brainstorm
4 Daze
3 Fatal Push
4 Force of Will
4 Hymn to Tourach
3 Ponder

Planeswalkers:
2 Liliana, the Last Hope

Sideboard:
1 Abrupt Decay
1 Dismember
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Life from the Loam
2 Massacre
1 Spell Pierce
3 Surgical Extraction
2 Thoughtseize
2 Toxic Deluge



Name:

 Hans Jacob Goddik

Age:

 29

Occupation:

 Project Manager

Hometown:

 Copenhagen, Denmark

Current City:

 San Francisco, CA

Past accomplishments:

 Danish Legacy Champion, Placed at GP’s.

What card should be banned and why?

 Deathrite Shaman. It generates swingy games and obsoletes stack interaction like Spell Snare and Spell Pierce.

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 Deathrite Shaman

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Deathrite Shaman, Sylvan Library, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, and Toxic Deluge.

Anything else you'd like to share?

 No







Name:

 Eric Vergo

Age:

 26

Occupation:

 Product Design for Apple

Hometown:

 Yorktown, NY

Current City:

 Berkeley, CA

Past accomplishments:

 A lot of 9th places!

What card should be banned and why?

 Deathrite Shaman, Griselbrand

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 Chalice of the Void

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Brainstorm

Anything else you'd like to share?

 ...I have a bad case of de ja vu right now (Eric Top 8'd Vintage Champs as well!)
 

Temur Delver



Lands and Mana Sources:
4 Polluted Delta
3 Tropical Island
4 Scalding Tarn
3 Volcanic Island
4 Wasteland

Creatures:
4 Nimble Mongoose
4 Delver of Secrets
2 Hooting Mandrills
1 True Name Nemesis

Instants and Sorceries:
4 Brainstorm
1 Gitaxian Probe
4 Force of Will
4 Daze
1 Dismember
1 Forked Bolt
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Ponder
4 Stifle
2 Spell Pierce
2 Spell Snare

Sideboard:
1 Abrade
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Flusterstorm
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Pithing Needle
3 Pyroblast
1 Rough//Tumble
1 Spell Pierce
2 Submerge
1 Surgical Extraction
1 Sylvan Libary
1 True Name Nemesis






Grixis Delver



Lands and Mana Sources:
2 Flooded Strand
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Tropical Island
2 Underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island
4 Wasteland

Creatures:
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Delver of Secrets
2 Gurmag Angler
2 True-Name Nemesis
3 Young Pyromancer

Instants and Sorceries:
4 Brainstorm
4 Daze
4 Force of Will
1 Forked Bolt
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Ponder
2 Spell Pierce

Sideboard:
2 Ancient Grudge
3 Cabal Therapy
2 Diabolic Edict
1 Grim Lavamancer
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Pithing Needle
1 Price of Progress
2 Pyroblast
2 Surgical Extraction



Name:

 Bob Huang

Age:

 26

Occupation:

 Finance

Hometown:

 Acton, MA

Current City:

 Arlington, VA

Past accomplishments:

 Co-Inventor of Popeye Stompy, Eternal Weekend 2015 Legacy Champion.

What card should be banned and why?

 Sensei’s Divining Top

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 Wasteland and Chalice of the Void. If I cast my spells I usually win.

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Brainstorm

Anything else you'd like to share?

 No







Name:

 Hanni Alnimer

Age:

 31

Occupation:

 Software Developer

Hometown:

 Cleveland, Ohio

Current City:

 Columbus, Ohio

Past accomplishments:

 1st place in a 1k, 78th at GP Louisville, 9th and 13th in the 2 day Duel for Duals in 2006, creator of UW CounterTop Control (Miracles), Creater of UWb Fish from the top 8 of GP Columbus 2007.

What card should be banned and why?

 No cards need to be banned. Legacy is a format of powerful and broken cards and that’s why it’s awesome. IF you want to ban good cards, just go play modern.

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 Leovold, Emissary of Trest

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Monastery Mentor. Gitaxian Probe is a close 2nd.

Anything else you'd like to share?

 Shout out to mtgthesource.com.
Also congrats to everyone else that made top 8, and good luck.
 

Esper Deathblade



Lands and Mana Sources:
2 Island
1 Plains
1 Swamp
4 Flooded Strand
4 Polluted Delta
1 Marsh Flats
1 Tropical Island
2 Tundra
1 Underground Sea
1 Scrubland

Artifacts:
1 Batterskull
1 Umezawa’s Jitte

Creatures:
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Monastery Mentor
4 Stoneforge Mystic

Instants and Sorceries:
4 Brainstorm
4 Cabal Therapy
4 Force of Will
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Ponder
2 Spell Pierce
4 Swords to Plowshares

Planeswalkers:
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Sideboard:
1 Back to Basics
1 Council’s Judgment
1 Disenchant
2 Engineered Explosives
1 Flusterstorm
3 Meddling Mage
1 Pithing Needle
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Zealous Persecution






4 Color Czech Pile



Lands and Mana Sources:
1 Badlands
4 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Tropical Island
4 Underground Sea
2 Verdant Catacombs
1 Volcanic Island
2 Wasteland

Creatures:
3 Baleful Strix
4 Deathrite Shaman
2 Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
2 Leovald, Emissary of Trest
2 Snapcaster Mage

Instants and Sorceries:
2 Abrupt Decay
4 Brainstorm
1 Diabolic Edict
1 Fatal Push
4 Force of Will
1 Hymn to Tourach
3 Inquisition of Kozilek
2 Kologhan’s Command
1 Lightning Bolt
1 Night’s Whisper
4 Ponder
1 Thoughtseize

Planeswalkers:
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Sideboard:
1 Blue Elemental Blast
1 Diabolic Edict
2 Flusterstorm
2 Forked Bolt
1 Hydroblast
1 Hymn to Tourach
2 Nihil Spllbomb
2 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
2 Sylvan Library



Name:

 Ondres Strasky

Age:

 22

Occupation:

 Magic Player, Writer for ChannelFireball.com

Hometown:

 Hluboka Nad Vltavou

Current City:

 Prague

Past accomplishments:

 2 Pro Tour Top 8, 2 GP Top 8, 2 Time World Championship Competitor

What card should be banned and why?

 Brainstorm. It would make the format more interesting.

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 Reality Smasher

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy

Anything else you'd like to share?

 No







Name:

 Luke Blum

Age:

 24

Occupation:

 Production

Hometown:

 Romulus, MI

Current City:

 Westland, MI

Past accomplishments:

 10-5 GP Las Vegas. I’m new to Legacy and only have a year’s experience.

What card should be banned and why?

 I’m happy with the health of the format right now. Legacy should have interactive creatures like DRS.

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 Baleful Strix. The bane of my existence.

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Brainstorm. The card has an unlimited ceiling.

Anything else you'd like to share?

 No
 

Grixis Delver



Lands and Mana Sources:
4 Misty Rainforest
4 Polluted Delta
1 Tropical Island
2 Underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island
4 Wasteland

Creatures:
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Delver of Secrets
2 Gurmag Angler
2 True-Name Nemesis
3 Young Pyromancer

Instants and Sorceries:
4 Brainstorm
4 Daze
4 Force of Will
1 Forked Bolt
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Ponder
2 Spell Pierce

Sideboard:
1 Ancient Grudge
3 Cabal Therapy
1 Diabolic Edict
1 Dismember
2 Flusterstorm
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Grim Lavamancer
1 Pithing Needle
2 Pyroblast
2 Surgical Extraction






Eldrazi



Lands and Mana Sources:
4 Ancient Tomb
3 Cavern of Souls
3 City of Traitors
4 Eldrazi Temple
3 Eye of Ugin
1 Karakas
3 Mishra’s Factory
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
3 Wasteland

Artifacts:
4 Chalice of the Void
2 Umezawa’s Jitte

Creatures:
4 Eldrazi Mimic
2 Endbringer
4 Endless One
4 Matter Reshaper
4 Reality Smasher
2 Simian Spirit Guide
4 Thought-Knot Seer

Instants and Sorceries:
2 Dismember
3 Warping Wail

Sideboard:
2 All is dust
3 Faerie Macabre
2 Oblivion Sower
2 Ratchet Bomb
2 Sorcerous Spyglass
3 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger



Name:

 Seth Black

Age:

 26

Occupation:

 Purveyor of Cardboard Curiosities and Magic Judge

Hometown:

 Toronto, Canada

Current City:

 Toronto, Canada

Past accomplishments:

  5th Place at SCG Worcester 2017, PTQ Top 8

What card should be banned and why?

  I think this format is amazing as it is, but if something needs to be banned, Deathrite Shaman. Does so much for so little.

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 True-Name Nemesis. I just moved my All is Dusts back to the sideboard, so I have zero main deck answers.

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Chalice of the Void, I like free wins.

Anything else you'd like to share?

 No







Name:

 Brian Coval

Age:

 29

Occupation:

 Behavior Analyst

Current City:

 Pittsburgh, PA

Past accomplishments:

 SCG Invitational Champion, 3 SCG Classic Top 8 including 1 Win, Legacy and Vintage top 8 at Eternal Extravaganza.

What card should be banned and why?

 Mishra’s Workshop in Vintage. Legacy is great!

What card are you most worried about playing against in Top 8?

 Chalice of the Void or Kologhan’s Command.

What do you think is the best card in your deck?

 Brainstorm

Anything else you'd like to share?

 Shoutout to Mr. Nice Guy Games, Sportscards Etc., and Taitan Game Shop for keeping Legacy alive and well in Pittsburgh.
 

Grixis Delver



Lands and Mana Sources:
4 Flooded Strand
4 Polluted Delta
1 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island
4 Wasteland

Creatures:
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Delver of Secrets
2 Snapcaster Mage
1 Tombstalker
2 True-Name Nemesis
2 Young Pyromancer

Instants and Sorceries:
4 Brainstorm
2 Cabal Therapy
4 Daze
4 Force of Will
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Ponder

Sideboard:
1 Ancient Grudge
2 Diabolic Edict
1 Dismember
1 Electrickery
2 Flusterstorm
1 Grim Lavamancer
1 Kologhan’s Command
1 Null Rod
2 Pyroblast
3 Surgical Extraction






Legacy Champs Metagame Breakdown


Deck  # of Decks  % of Field 
Czech Pile608.44%
Grixis Delver578.02%
Sneak and Show496.89%
Reanimator486.75%
Death and Taxes466.47%
Lands436.05%
Eldrazi294.08%
Stoneblade273.80%
ANT233.23%
Elves223.09%
Burn223.09%
Mono Red Moon212.95%
Infect202.81%
Turbo Depths192.67%
Miracles172.39%
TES162.25%
Izzet Delver162.25%
Maverick152.11%
Food Chain131.83%
Sultai Delver131.83%
Sultai Control131.83%
Nic Fit81.13%
Jund81.13%
Merfolk81.13%
Aluren81.13%
Loam81.13%
Dredge81.13%
Charbelcher70.98%
Landstill70.98%
Pox70.98%
Other537.45%
TOTAL711100%