Episode 78 – Metagame catch-up: UK vs USA

In this episode, we take some time to analyse a couple of recent events (one in the US, and one in the UK) and have a look at the reasons behind how well certain decks are represented in top8s.

Your Hosts:
Stuart Pullin
Stuart Taylor

Northern Legacy League Decklists
Star City Games Classic: Colombus

T: @LegacyBreakfast
M: legacybreakfast@gmail.com

Direct link to podcast:
https://legacybreakfast.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/podcast-78.mp3

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Justin says:

    You guys are killing it right now. Thanks so much for the weekly casts. Stuart T mentioned he had been playing against eldrazi stompy quite a bit on cockatrice and hadn’t lost. What decks have you been playing. What’s has your strategy been.

    1. Thanks for the kind words! Er… mostly I just make bombs :D. I’ve been playing a lot of NicFit and maverick lately, and they don’t quite seem to be able to keep up. Although games are usually close. To be honest, I like the eldrazi deck, and it does some powerful thing, but I don’t think anyone come across the right build yet. Still a few slots to finalise. If it can be tier 1 yet is unclear….

      1. Justin says:

        Thanks for getting back to me. I’d love to know the maverick list you are on right now. Maybe even a maverick episode?? You could discuss its rise to prominence and fall from the top.

      2. 4 Deathrite Shaman
        4 Knight of the Reliquary
        4 Mother of Runes
        2 Qasali Pridemage
        1 Scavenging Ooze
        1 Scryb Ranger
        2 Stoneforge Mystic
        1 Sylvan Safekeeper
        1 Gaddock Teeg
        1 Sigarda, Host of Herons
        4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
        1 Dryad Arbor
        2 Forest
        1 Plains
        1 Bayou
        1 Cavern of Souls
        1 Maze of Ith
        3 Savannah
        1 Scrubland
        3 Verdant Catacombs
        3 Wasteland
        4 Windswept Heath
        1 Gaea’s Cradle
        1 Karakas
        1 Batterskull
        1 Sword of Fire and Ice
        1 Sylvan Library
        4 Swords to Plowshares
        1 Umezawa’s Jitte
        4 Green Sun’s Zenith
        SB: 1 Sword of Light and Shadow
        SB: 1 Zuran Orb
        SB: 2 Ethersworn Canonist
        SB: 1 Containment Priest
        SB: 1 Scavenging Ooze
        SB: 1 Aegis of Honor
        SB: 1 Gaddock Teeg
        SB: 2 Zealous Persecution
        SB: 1 Garruk Relentless
        SB: 3 Thoughtseize
        SB: 1 Life from the Loam

        Pretty happy with the main. Should be -1 Sylvan safe keeper, +1 basically anything (Ulenwald tracker, anyone? :D). Sideboard isn’t so hot… Its a nice idea for an episode too :).

  2. Mr.Choke, Team Tusk says:

    I loved hearing about tsunami. It was better in the omni era, prob is with sending islands to GY is DRS.

    1. Haha. Yes, I guess so. Ive got a real soft spot for those hard hate cards. Shame we will never see their like again… :).

  3. Henry Kay says:

    Top 8 was a split, but 4 of us played it out for entry to the next tournament / because Legacy is awesome. I was actually 8th after the swiss.

    Lands is actually a worse matchup than Storm in my experience since you play a lot of hand disruption for Storm but nothing that easily deals with EOT Marit Lage, and Wasteland recursion makes it hard to get to 7 lands to Scapeshift.

    1. Good to hear from you man! Yes, I guess I hadn’t really thought about wastelands being so good against you (as in, they can interact with the combo) because of all the basics in NicFit. And yes, maybe against ANT you have the time to disrupt a little before they can get anything together. When I think storm, I still always think TES, which might just be able to get the jump on you. The more I think about it, the more I like the slaughter games main. I think my last list was yours almost to the card, but with -2 slaughter games, +2 bonfire of the damned. You shore up against combo (bad matchup), whereas I like that bonfire can take out a planeswalker as a part of its board wipe (also a weakness of the deck I think…), as well as being a separate wincon if everything else has gone south :).

      1. navsi says:

        I’ve found that Pulse in the wishboard is enough for ‘walkers just because you don’t actually care about any of them very much. They generally come down on turn 3-4 and you just let it happen and do whatever they do, then throw a volcano at them.

      2. Sweet, sweet mountain based vengeance.

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