In the Scene: The Meta Adjusts


Monday July 16, 2018: Mox Seattle has their Weekly Legacy at 6:30pm. Mill Geek Comics in Bothell has their Weekly Legacy at 7pm.

Wednesday July 18, 2018: Shane’s Cards has their Weekly Legacy at 6:30pm.

Thursday July 19, 2018: Mox Bellevue has their Weekly Legacy at 7pm.

Saturday July 21, 2018: Mox Bellevue has their Legacy Preservation Series Last Chance Qualifier.

Sunday July 22, 2018: CardKingdom Streams the LPS Invitational.

What’s Going on Here?

A Rise in Nic Fit!?

Monday Night Legacy at Mox Seattle had 5 Nic Fit decks. Sneak and Show was the other deck to make a large showing.

Shockingly, RUG Delver and Goblins did not make the chart. Storm still made a showing even with the Gitaxian Probe ban. If you’re following MTGO, you’ll notice Bryant Cook has already adjusted his TES list and is currently leading the trophy race.

A Legacy Challenge

Show and Tell took down the first Legacy Challenge post-DRS. No Omniscience are in the deck.

pokerwizard's Show and Tell

Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
Simian Spirit Guide
Show and Tell
Force of Will
Lotus Petal
Sneak Attack
Ancient Tomb
City of Traitors
Flooded Strand
Polluted Delta
Volcanic Island

Boseiju, Who Shelters All
Echoing Truth
Red Elemental Blast
Surgical Extraction
Through the Breach

The list is more all in, containing 2 Simian Spirit Guides. This allows for faster combo turns, along with the possibility of paying for Daze or the occasional Thalia tax. Since this list is also playing Daze, the Spirit Guides and Petals allow this list to not lose tempo.

A lack of Blood Moon surprises me, especially since this list could crank one out easily on turn 1, locking out many decks in the meta.

Aggro Loam making a comeback?

There were 3 Aggro Loam lists making the top 32 in this challenge. The deck has existed for quite a while, even though it’s often mistaken for younger decks.

LuisMJ's Aggro Loam

Liliana of the Veil
Dryad Arbor
Dark Confidant
Gaddock Teeg
Knight of the Reliquary
Ramunap Excavator
Scavenging Ooze
Green Sun’s Zenith
Life from the Loam
Abrupt Decay
Punishing Fire
Chalice of the Void
Mox Diamond
Sylvan Library
Barren Moor
Bojuka Bog
Ghost Quarter
Grove of the Burnwillows
Maze of Ith
Tranquil Thicket
Verdant Catacombs
Windswept Heath

Containment Priest
Golgari Charm
Leyline of the Void
Reclamation Sage
Swords to Plowshares
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Tireless Tracker

This list seems pretty classic. I know many were trying the new Cycle Dual Lands from Amonkhet.

Choke in the sideboard seems like an excellent choice, especially with everyone clamoring about playing RUG Delver and other blue decks.

Aggro Loam is great at punishing greedy decks, which most of the meta is now-a-days. If you get a chance, I highly recommend playing it. The play-style is very different from other decks. The deck is unforgiving of misplays, but when played correctly, it looks effortless and simple. It will also teach you more about the meta and highlight critical turns and critical points of interaction.

Thursday Night Legacy

Stoneforge Mystic was the card of choice. With Core 2019 just around the corner, I’m not sure how long Stoneforge Mystic will be the core of a deck. Goblin Tashmaster will allow Goblins to compete better on paper with Death and Taxes and other Stoneblade variants.

There were 5 or 6 Death and Taxes as Mox Bellevue Thursday, along with 3 Maverick. Miracles, Stoneblade, Elves, Reanimator, UR Delver, and Goblins also made an appearance, but were in the minority of decks.

Even locally, it seems like Bellevue and Seattle both have different takes on this post-Deathrite world. I’m excited to see how people adapt to fight to their bests here.

One Last Chance…

The July 21st is the LPS Last Chance Qualifier for the 2017-2018 Legacy Preservation Series Invitational. Anybody who’s anybody is going to be there…

It’ll be super exciting. The meta is still sorting itself out, so players will be last minute testing and adjusting for the Invitiation that will occur on the following day (the 22nd).

Less Exciting News…

People Play Pauper! The next Rags to Riches is this Saturday (the 14th).

CanLander on Sunday at Geek Fortress eh? If you like singleton formats, or want a balanced format to play with your power in, CanLander might be for you.

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