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    For me it's been some time since I've been active in legacy; my shop mostly does modern.

    However, I am in the Legacy seat for my team for the November SCG Team Open. As such, I need to turn my attention back to legacy for the summer/fall.

    I'm looking for a deck that I can start jamming and grinding MTGO leagues as well as local smaller events (wont be as often, as I'll have to travel a bit).

    I'm more concerned with a deck I can know the ins and outs to, and be competetive with in November. Budget is not an issue; I already own playsets of most duals and will be fine to pickup whatever I need. I've been dabbling with Dragon Stompy on MTGO this week to become reacquanted with the format; but I think the deck is too high variance to bank on in November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walked View Post
    For me it's been some time since I've been active in legacy; my shop mostly does modern.

    However, I am in the Legacy seat for my team for the November SCG Team Open. As such, I need to turn my attention back to legacy for the summer/fall.

    I'm looking for a deck that I can start jamming and grinding MTGO leagues as well as local smaller events (wont be as often, as I'll have to travel a bit).

    I'm more concerned with a deck I can know the ins and outs to, and be competetive with in November. Budget is not an issue; I already own playsets of most duals and will be fine to pickup whatever I need. I've been dabbling with Dragon Stompy on MTGO this week to become reacquanted with the format; but I think the deck is too high variance to bank on in November.
    Jam something with a defined shell that plays Brainstorm and Force of Will if you are concerned about variance. Right now the metagame is in flux, so it is hard to say what it will look like in November. A Delver variant should remain competitive, as well as potentially some form of Stoneblade but that deck has not settled into new configuration for this meta. You could also just jam a deck that rewards lots of practice like storm or something that offers free wins backed up with countermagic like Sneak and Show.

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    Grixis Delver is probably your safest bet, it can be adapted with Stifle, Hymn, Therapy etc depending on how the meta shifts as you move to November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Claymore View Post
    Grixis Delver is probably your safest bet, it can be adapted with Stifle, Hymn, Therapy etc depending on how the meta shifts as you move to November.
    Thanks; this was certainly on my list of considerations. I realize the meta is askew at the moment but want to do my best to get meaningful play with at least a loose archetype before November. :)

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    Thinking about coming back into Legacy because my local scene is finally latching on (oddly enough after i stopped playing Legacy to move into Vintage). I tend to play fair creature decks and I avoid blue largely. I played Death and Taxes for a while but I am unsure how it will shake out long term despite the recent win at GP Vegas. I am opting into Nic Fit, as a deck i have been eyeing up for a while. I built into a standard Junk build that I am enjoying. I like the Punishing Jund version as well but I am unsure about that general shift into Jund over Junk in regards to the weakness of both decks (quick combo). What am I looking at in regards to general meta in the legacy scene? It has been over a year since I have played in any events. Looking to jam vintage at EW and I need to decide if its worth getting reps in for legacy. Assume I am in Junk regardless, but a general meta breakdown would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    Re: What Should I Play In My Metagame?

    Deciding to build Nic Fit because you don't think Death & Taxes is good is some pretty interesting reasoning.
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    Let me clarify. I am not against running Death and Taxes at all. In all honesty I should be running it because I have ~3 years of experience with the archtype. I know a red or black splash is optimal at the moment (I read Phil's articles on Thraben University). I am really just looking for a current meta breakdown now that top is banned.

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    Re: What Should I Play In My Metagame?

    Mono-White Death & Taxes won GP Las Vegas and is doing fine on MTGO. I think the need for a splash colour has been very overstated.
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    i thought so. i think i am overthinking the elves matchup.

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    After having sold of a big chunk of my collection, I am looking for a deck to build, which I will hopefully be able to keep and use for quite some time. I am looking for a deck which somehow fits the following criteria :

    1. A control / prison deck. Maybe with combo elements.
    2. Should be relatively easy to tweak to almost any meta game
    3. Some cross-over opportunity to modern is a plus. As it seems most people in my area plays this inferior format

    I have previous been playing ultimate walker, miracles, death and taxes, Quinn and lots of control brews.

    What I have been considering is 8Tezz or the new predict miracles. Do you think this would fit the above criteria, or do you have better suggestions?

    Budget is not a problem.

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    Perhaps the all in red/red prison deck suits your tastes. Control elements are plentiful with blood moon/chalice and ensnaring bridge mixed with turn 2/3 Koth or Chandra. I also believe the deck has applications in the aforementioned inferior format as well ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjalte View Post
    I am looking for a deck which somehow fits the following criteria :

    1. A control / prison deck. Maybe with combo elements.
    2. Should be relatively easy to tweak to almost any meta game
    3. Some cross-over opportunity to modern is a plus. As it seems most people in my area plays this inferior format

    I have previous been playing ultimate walker, miracles, death and taxes, Quinn and lots of control brews.

    Budget is not a problem.
    Chalice @1 deck sounds like a good fit.

    Monored Stompy, example deck list:
    http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=15949&d=298173&f=LE

    Alternative monored stompy with Smokestack:
    http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=15830&d=297157&f=LE
    Transforms into Modern Free Win Red / RW Nahiri control.


    Eldrazi & Taxes (Eldrazi with Thalia and potentially Mystic and/or Punishing Fire thrown in):
    http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=16036&d=298721&f=LE
    Has some pieces of RW Nahiri control as well, but not as many. Has the RW color scheme, though.

    RW Nahiri control example deck list:
    http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=16064&d=298915&f=MO


    Even more niche:
    Foretold stompy:
    http://www.mtgthesource.com/forums/s...oretold-Stompy

    Transforms into Modern Restore Balance control.

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    I play solely on MTGO (leagues), got substantial experience playing the game even if I'm an average player, some experience of legacy.

    Taking into account affordability, preferences, etc, I have made a shortlist (below) and would appreciate some advice on what you guys think would be best (from the below!) for the MTGO leagues:

    GB Depths

    Elves

    UR Delver

    Eldrazi

    Burn

    Soldier Stompy

    Portless D&T

    Thanks for any help!

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    Re: What Should I Play In My Metagame?

    Bumping this thread. Most of these decks seem reasonably positioned. I don't have a lot of faith in Soldier Stompy. My top choices would be Elves, Burn, Turbo Depths, and UR Delver. I don't play MTGO, so perhaps someone else can give jmlima a recommendation.

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