Quote from rothgar13 »Hey guys,
I'm getting ready to port my Merfolk on over to Legacy, and I wanted to float my list over so that the more seasoned Legacy water breathers could take a look. Here's what I'm planning to go with:
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Artifacts (8)4 Æther Vial4 Chalice of the VoidCreatures (24)4 Cursecatcher4 Harbinger of the Tides4 Lord of Atlantis4 Master of the Pearl Trident4 Merrow Reejerey4 True-Name NemesisInstants (8)4 Daze4 Force of WillLands (20)4 Cavern of Souls10 Island4 Mutavault2 WastelandSideboard (15)2 Grafdigger's Cage4 Harbinger of the Tides2 Hibernation2 Relic of Progenitus4 Spreading Seas1 Umezawa's Jitte
I know this deck has a few unorthodox choices, so let me go ahead and try to explain myself:
1. Merrow Reejerey is here as a nod to decks with strong ground games that don't play Islands (such as Maverick and Eldrazi), and because I like its "ramp" aspect as a way to establish a quick clock in games where I've spent turns 1 and 2 playing an Æther Vial followed by a Chalice of the Void. I haven't really felt a need or desire to reach for Phantasmal Image (which does not play nice with Cavern of Souls) or Vendilion Clique (the deck has held up fine against midrange/control/combo).
2. From what I've read, the likes of Lands can be a tough matchup for us, so I'm trying out Spreading Seas as a potential solution that can also mimic our Modern playstyle against Death & Taxes, Eldrazi, and Maverick (we do well against all of the Modern versions of those decks, and Seas is a big reason why).
3. Likewise, Harbinger of the Tides come in against attrition decks like Shardless BUG (which demand that you pack more bodies to offset their removal), Infect (because holding them off on T2 with counterspells and on T3 with this is a delightful way to turn the corner), and Delver (because bouncing an Insectile Aberration or a Gurmag Angler is a tempo gutpunch).
4. I don't know what other people think, but Umezawa's Jitte has felt really bad in my mainboard when facing the likes of Reanimator or Storm. As such, I'm proposing to bring it in to combat the other creature matchups (where I typically have several cards that don't seem like they're so great).
I could be wrong on all of this, but that's where I'm at right now. I'm also waffling on whether I want Hibernation. I recognize Elves can be a bad matchup, but I have yet to encounter them, and Chalice of the Void seems brutal against them in Legacy, since they don't always pack Cavern of Souls. I'm also somewhat unsure what would actually come in for them - Chill? Submerge? V-Clique? Thoughts appreciated.
Quote from Bread Connoisseur »It DOESN'T MATTER whether FoW is rare or mythic in EMA. Hell, even if it were common I bet the dual lands would simply go up more to compensate for the tanking of FoW. WotC can't support legacy in any meaningful way without dual land reprints and those are never coming just to let you know. If that disappoints you, go and get some job that pays 6 figures a year to afford dual lands without going broke doing so. Legacy has been dying for years. This EMA set is like trying to use a bandaid instead of performing heart surgery/it isn't helping anything other than modo really.
Quote from dwchang »Quote from Figurative »Question: I just got a play set of force of wills and one wasteland for legacy. What will happen to the prices? Should I panic sell them? (Specifically the wasteland as I don't need it that badly and I doubt force of will will drop)
No. If it's like Modern Masters, the staples will be relatively stable. Look at the cost of Noble Hierarch, Arcbound Ravager, Fulminator Mage, Spellskite, etc. They're still relatively high. As for Mythics (like Force of Will), Tarmogoyf, etc. are still pretty high too.
Quote from Figurative »Question: I just got a play set of force of wills and one wasteland for legacy. What will happen to the prices? Should I panic sell them? (Specifically the wasteland as I don't need it that badly and I doubt force of will will drop)