Legacy tournament Deck lists

These Legacy Magic: the Gathering Deck lists of the Wednesday, May 4 Legacy (T1.5) /w NPH #mag Trial were updated by Truth-.

1st American Thresh Truth- Legacy Deck
2nd Mono Blue Control kevinliu Legacy Deck
3rd Dark Thresh pascal3000 Legacy Deck

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American Thresh
1st - Truth-
Main Deck Sideboard
2 Island
1 Plains
4 Flooded Strand
3 Tundra
1 Karakas
2 Arid Mesa
1 Blinkmoth Nexus
1 Mountain
2 Volcanic Island
1 Plateau
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Sower of Temptation
3 Stoneforge Mystic
3 Vendilion Clique
3 Grim Lavamancer
1 Umezawa's Jitte
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
4 Swords to Plowshares
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
4 Brainstorm
4 Force of Will
3 Spell Pierce
2 Spell Snare
1 Elspeth, Knight-Errant
3 Ponder
2 Mental Misstep
1 Spell Pierce
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
2 Mirran Crusader
2 Pithing Needle
2 Red Elemental Blast
1 Pyroblast
1 Basilisk Collar
3 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Batterskull
1 Misdirection

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Mono Blue Control
2nd - kevinliu
Main Deck Sideboard
4 Fact or Fiction
4 Ratchet Bomb
3 Karn Liberated
4 Vedalken Shackles
3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
3 Spell Snare
4 Counterspell
4 Force of Will
4 Mental Misstep
2 Sower of Temptation
25 Island
3 Relic of Progenitus
3 Back to Basics
3 Submerge
3 Hydroblast
3 Repeal

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Dark Thresh
3rd - pascal3000
Main Deck Sideboard
3 Tropical Island
4 Misty Rainforest
3 Underground Sea
4 Wasteland
4 Polluted Delta
1 Forest
1 Island
4 Dark Confidant
4 Tarmogoyf
2 Terravore
1 Sower of Temptation
4 Mental Misstep
4 Force of Will
4 Brainstorm
2 Dismember
2 Go for the Throat
4 Stifle
4 Daze
3 Spell Snare
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Krosan Grip
1 Nihil Spellbomb
2 Engineered Explosives
1 Tormod's Crypt
2 Maelstrom Pulse
2 Diabolic Edict
1 Thrun, the Last Troll
1 Umezawa's Jitte
1 Relic of Progenitus
2 Disfigure

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by Truth- on 2011-05-04 20:22 CET


by Djinn on 2011-05-04 20:26 CET

Good job Truth for taking another one home :D

by kevinliu on 2011-05-04 20:32 CET

Second. :D

by pascal3000 on 2011-05-04 20:34 CET

Yeah, as in "probably the second worst deck in the event"...

I know i lost, but this is just pathetic... Magic-League again delivered on having some of the worst players and decks... Thats what eternal here really excels at.

by archmage521 on 2011-05-04 20:35 CET

i like the second one ;)

by Truth- on 2011-05-04 20:39 CET

Come on Pascal my deck is bad ass :P

by kevinliu on 2011-05-04 20:57 CET

@pascal: Haha, alright that's fair. At least I had fun.

by darkwizard42 on 2011-05-04 20:59 CET

My only question is how...

by pascal3000 on 2011-05-04 21:10 CET

How, what?

by kevinliu on 2011-05-04 21:11 CET

@archmage: Thanks! :)

by Mitchmachine on 2011-05-04 21:13 CET

How your so fund of yourself?

by Eldariel on 2011-05-04 22:06 CET

Funds are awesome. They make paper magic playable.

by kevinliu on 2011-05-04 22:33 CET

@Eldariel: QFT

by DSD-Steve on 2011-05-04 22:47 CET

The second Deck is the reason why non legacy player thinking, that legacy is casual... But Deck 1 and 3 are nice!

by pff on 2011-05-04 23:00 CET

I think it's awesome that 2nd deck got to 2nd place :) makes me think how nice it is to build decks insteat of the regular deck search basis.

by pascal3000 on 2011-05-04 23:16 CET

Well, he beat Battle of the Wits (not a real deck) and two copies of a deck designed to prey on Fetchland / Dual based manabases while also crushing traditional creature decks including those of the tribal sort.
Obviously you arent vulnerable to mana denial when you play 25 basics... That doesnt mean playing 25 basics is a good idea though...

Ill admit that, despite how terrible kevinlius deck is, the matchup is really bad for me... Ive got a ton of dead cards and more things to potentially board out than i have good sideboard cards and its really hard to get a win condition going through 4 shackles and 3 jaces... On the other hand any of our games wouldve easily been won by a single thrun...
The deck sure as hell doesnt stand a chance in a real and diverse legacy metagame filled with better players, but obviously having the same good matchup twice + a bye helps top3ing with horrendous piles...

PS: I c what i did there Finespoo and The_Youth =D
PPS: Inb4 "he went 6-3 at the SCG Open"... i know that

by kevinliu on 2011-05-04 23:37 CET

Well, you know I was going to play merfolks actually but decided to play something else other then merfolks since I always play merfolks on here.

by Oceanus on 2011-05-05 00:31 CET

i love fuckin fish

by kevinliu on 2011-05-05 00:34 CET

Me too.

by mishimakaz on 2011-05-05 01:12 CET

2 real decks.
Some random...
Then comments blew my mind.
Standard Magic-league.

by Njorthur on 2011-05-05 03:36 CET

I'm confused by Back to Basics not being in the maindeck of the 2nd place deck, as well as whether or not Karn is actually good. Regardless, seems like it was fun to play.

by Steveman on 2011-05-05 03:41 CET

Jace obviously needs to be banned in Legacy

by Jacois on 2011-05-05 03:47 CET

Kevinliu's deck is awesome.

by sol02 on 2011-05-05 04:03 CET

lol, pascal is mad because he lost :P

by kevinliu on 2011-05-05 04:30 CET

@Njorthur: Yeah, back to basics should of been in the maindeck so your right. I actually wanted to play Karn in a legacy deck that doesn't have mana acceleration so that's the reason behind Karn and if I decide to play mono blue again Karn will definitely not be in the list. Also, yes it was fun to play.

@Jacois: Thanks. :)

by Burton911 on 2011-05-05 07:57 CET

2 GWB Rockstyle Deck .......................( 8.00 %)
2 Elves! ...................................( 8.00 %)
1 Zoo ......................................( 4.00 %)
1 StifleNought .............................( 4.00 %)
1 Show and Tell ............................( 4.00 %)
1 Merfolk ..................................( 4.00 %)
1 Caw Blade ................................( 4.00 %)
1 Bant .....................................( 4.00 %)

_____________________.-< Absent >-._____________________
| Ad Nauseam | Affinity | Aggro Loam | Aluren | Zoo |
| Burn | CounterTop | Dredge | Enchantress |
| Belcher | Goblins | Green and Taxes | High Tide |
| Hypergenesis | Life.dec | Mono Red Aggro | Painter |
| Reanimator | Solidarity | Staxx | Thopter Foundry |
15 Unclassified Decks (60.00%)
Total Number of Decks in the Tournament: 25

11 Plains
54 Island
28 Swamp
6 Mountain
39 Forest

______________ -< Top 15 Most Played Cards >- ______________
56 Force of Will
48 Brainstorm
46 Wasteland
46 Swords to Plowshares
40 Misty Rainforest
37 Tarmogoyf
37 Mental Misstep
32 Verdant Catacombs
32 Daze
28 Dark Confidant
27 Polluted Delta
23 Knight of the Reliquary
22 Marsh Flats
21 Tundra
21 Scalding Tarn

-------------------------<| NPH |>-------------------------
(All NPH Cards in this Tournament)
37 Mental Misstep
10 Dismember
6 Torpor Orb
4 Phyrexian Obliterator
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Glistener Elf
3 Karn Liberated
2 Melira, Sylvok Outcast
1 Phyrexian Unlife
1 Batterskull
1 Despise
1 Sword of War and Peace

Unclassified decks and full Cardlist on pastebin:

by pascal3000 on 2011-05-05 08:46 CET

Burton, i love those statistics, but having 60% of the field as unclassified really makes the deck statistics useless :P So here you go:

Dark Tresh 3
Elves 3
UWr Stoneforge 2
Junk 2
Bant Midrange 2 (1 NO / 1 Zenith + Stoneforge)
Suicide 2 (1 The Gate / 1 Splash G)
Merfolk 1
UBW Faerie Control 1
Next Level Tresh 1
Hivemind 1
Infect Stompy 1
No-Sur RecSur 1
UBW Tempo 1
Torpor Nought 1
Zoo 1

56 Force of Will
48 Brainstorm

1 Merfolk ..................................( 4.00 %)

Youre doing it wrong magic-league...
The maximum amount of Force of Wills MORE than Brainstorms should be 4 times the number of Merfolk decks in the field... Clearly theres a playset of Brainstorm too few here...

Actually the number of brainstorms should probably be higher than that of Force of Wills, but then again, Merfolk is an easier deck to pick up than combo when youre clueless about the format...

by Burton911 on 2011-05-05 09:33 CET

i generate those statistics with a programm, which is not finished yet. And Legacy is difficult cause a lot of archtypes differ only by a few cards.

And appart from that, in this trial, half of the unclassified decks deserve to be there anyway

by Tao on 2011-05-05 14:37 CET

"two copies of a deck designed to prey on Fetchland / Dual based manabases while also crushing traditional creature decks"

& shut the fuck up already, pascal. no one needs to hear your input every week about things everyone has known about magic-league for five years now. if you wanna play real legacy, get some fucking friends and go to a tournament, or get off magic-league and try this newfangled MTGO thing (that's magic the gatherings on-the-line for you young'uns)

by Strid3r on 2011-05-05 14:42 CET

Karn Liberated ??? Can't be good.

by GreenBear on 2011-05-05 15:36 CET

apart from the karns though the deck looks alright

by kevinliu on 2011-05-05 16:15 CET

I already stated that I probably will not play Karn again in mono blue control so yeah. It was a one time thing only.

by DonDiggy on 2011-05-05 19:44 CET

The Purpose of a Trial is to raise Rating and receive Byes. If playing a Random Pile without any relevance in a solid meta is the way to go, then Kevinliu rocked the show :D

by on 2011-05-05 23:27 CET

pascal ur just mad you lost to a good deck. The deck was original and took more skill then copying decks off the net. The number 2 deck came second for a reason.

by pascal3000 on 2011-05-05 23:51 CET

Obviously im mad losing a terrible deck :P Ill absolutly admit that...

And i built this version of my deck in cooperation with a friend of mine from Madison as well as his teammates... I playtested it for 2 weeks, it went through different versions, including the one i played last week...
So i didnt actually netdeck this (for once), though im usually doing that in every format...

On the other hand, check for all the players with "Plagiarize" in their sideboard (how fitting lawl)...

by on 2011-05-05 23:59 CET

yeah i guess i should've actually looked at ur deck first before i assumed you were net decking, my bad. But what do u think made the deck so bad, was it the karns

by kevinliu on 2011-05-06 00:42 CET

That's actually kinda funny, I didn't even test my MUC at all and I actually threw the deck together in less then 10 seconds.

by pascal3000 on 2011-05-06 00:44 CET

1. Karn
2. Too many lands
3. Too few Jace TMS
4. No fetches for Jace
5. No Brainstorm for fetches
6. No actual removal (try dealing with T1 Vial T2 Lackey with the removal and counter package you have for example... unless you just mise the double MM youre pretty far from ever winning that)
7. Weird sideboard (when would you ever seriously want to board Repeal? Either its good in the maindeck or its not good at all...)

by kevinliu on 2011-05-06 00:56 CET

MUC actually doesn't use fetchlands or brainstorm usually.

I have no removal? What about Ratchet bomb?

As for the sideboard, I'd admit I didn't put much thought into it and I haven't really tested it. But that's what happens when you have a busy life.

by kevinliu on 2011-05-06 01:07 CET

Sure, I agree that repeal is weird in the sideboard. But Hydroblast makes sense because MUC is generally weak against red decks and relic is for graveyard hate, while back to basics is for 3 or 4 color aggro-control decks. Submerge is for goyf or KOTR that slides past counterspells.

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