LML Decklists

Legacy Mediocre League Season #1:
Regular Season:

Brett Jayne – Sneak Show

Caleb Durward – Tin Fins

Danny Batterman – Planeswalker Control

Dayv Doberne – Nic Fit Pod

Jean-Mary Accart – Doosmday

Joe Lossett – Tezzerator

Julian Knab – Elves

Romario Neto – Eldrazi Stompy

Tim Akpinar – UB Reanimator

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Playoffs:

Caleb Durward

Tim Akpinar

Julian Knab

Brett Jayne’s Sneak Show

“Sneak and Show is one of the most prolific combo decks in Legacy. Combining the most powerful creatures in the history of Magic: the Gathering and ways to cheat them into play on the cheap while also playing blue pitch spells to protect its combos, the deck has the tools to compete with the powerhouses of the format. The game plan that Sneak and Show utilizes is one I’ve always found incredibly intriguing. The plan of shaping your hand with cheap blue draw spells to set up a combo with protection is not unique through the history of mtg to Sneak and Show, but the deck does it as well, if not better, than any other deck. “

— Brett Jayne on why he chose Sneak Show

Maindeck:

4 Griselbrand
4 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

4 Show and Tell
3 Gitaxian Probe
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
1 Preordain
3 Spell Pierce
4 Force of Will

4 Lotus Petal
4 Sneak Attack
2 Sensei’s Divining Top

3 Ancient Tomb
2 City of Traitors
3 Island
1 Flooded Strand
1 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
3 Volcanic Island

Sideboard:

3 Blood Moon
3 Through the Breach
2 Pyroblast
2 Sudden Shock
2 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Pyroclasm
1 Flusterstorm
1 Wipe Away

 

 

Danny Batterman’s Planeswalker Control

“Historically, I’ve played Miracles in Legacy, but unfamiliarity with Magic Online’s interface leads to constant sub-optimal plays. As a result, I decided to choose a deck that tries to exploit some natural holes in Legacy (namely threats with CMC greater than 3 and Pernicious Deed being a sensational sweeper). I designed my deck with synergy in mind, and while I don’t think I’ll break the format, I believe it’s an interesting deck full of difficult to answer threats.”

— Danny Batterman on why he chose Cube … err, Planeswalker Control

Maindeck

1 Glen Elendra Archmage
4 Veteran Explorer

4 Brainstorm
4 Cabal Therapy
3 Swords to Plowshares
2 Abrupt Decay
2 Innocent Blood
2 Thoughtseize

4 Oath of Nissa
3 Pernicious Deed
3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
1 Garruk Relentless
1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Karn Liberated
1 Narset Transcendent

 

3 Marsh Flats
3 Misty Rainforest
2 Underground Sea
2 Tropical Island
2 Bayou
2 Island
2 Forest
2 Plains
1 Swamp
1 Savannah
1 Scrubland
1 Tundra

Sideboard

4 Force of Will
2 Invasive Surgery
2 Negate
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Swords to Plowshares
1 Venser, Shaper Savant
1 Blue Elemental Blast
1 Vindicate
1 Pithing Needle

Dayv Doberne’s Nic Fit Pod

“Nic Fit”, featuring Cabal Therapy and Veteran Explorer, is one of my favorite strategies in Legacy. The idea is to put out many basic lands, then follow it up with whatever expensive spell you want (the less playable, the better). Let’s face it — I just wanted to play something fun for this tournament, and what better place to play a deck like this than a tournament with no stakes and decklists available to help me name the right card with Cabal Therapy. I constructed the main deck to have the ability to randomly win against Sneak and Show, Storm, Elves, or a few other decks, while having plenty of elements to go long against fair decks. Here’s hoping that I’ll have access to Cabal Therapy and Veteran Explorer in each of my opening hands, or else this might get embarassing.”

— Dayv Doberne on why he chose Nic Fit

Maindeck

4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Veteran Explorer
3 Stoneforge Mystic
1 Siege Rhino
1 Meren of Clan Nel Toth
1 Thragtusk
1 Eternal Witness
1 Bone Shredder
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Eldrazi Displacer
1 Gaddock Teeg
1 Peacekeeper
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Minister of Pain
1 Dryad Arbor

4 Green Sun’s Zenith
4 Cabal Therapy

3 Birthing Pod
1 Batterskull
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
1 Sensei’s Divining Top
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
1 Sylvan Library

 

4 Verdant Catacombs
3 Windswept Heath
2 Bayou
2 Forest
2 Swamp
1 Plains
1 Wastes
1 Savannah
1 Scrubland
1 Karakas
1 Horizon Canopy
1 Phyrexian Tower
1 Volrath’s Stronghold

Sideboard

1 Sigarda, Host of Herons
2 Cursed Totem
4 Abrupt Decay
1 Pernicious Deed
1 Chains of Mephistopheles
1 Night of Souls’ Betrayal
2 Pithing Needle
1 Zealous Persecution
1 Gaddock Teeg
1 Shriekmaw

Jean-Mary Accart’s Doomsday

“In 2012, Legacy was free from the taint of Eldrazi, the stench of True-Name Nemesis, and where Stoneforge Mystic decks could still be successful. It’s worth noting 2012 was both the year of best performance for Doomsday (Top 8 and Top 16 at the Bazaar of Moxen with 3 Doomsday among 500+ players) and the year the Inca Empire believed would be the end of the world; in honor of this, I’ve chosen a deck straight from the days of yore.”

— Jean-Mary Accart on why he chose Doomsday

Maindeck

4 Dark Ritual
4 Silence
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
3 Doomsday
3 Burning Wish
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Orim’s Chant
1 Ideas Unbound
1 Rain of Filth
1 Chain of Vapor
1 Duress

4 Sensei’s Divining Top
4 Lion’s Eye Diamond
2 Lotus Petal

4 Polluted Delta
4 Flooded Strand
2 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island
1 Scrubland
1 Tundra
1 Karakas
1 Island
1 Swamp
1 Plains

Sideboard

3 Abrupt Decay
2 Massacre
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Doomsday
1 Infernal Contract
1 Empty the Warrens
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Time Spiral
1 Shelldock Isle
1 Tropical Island
1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
1 Virtue’s Ruin

Joe Lossett’s Tezzerator

“I’ve always liked this deck. I have only played it in real life once, but it was really fun. Every few months I bust it out online and put some work in, trying to keep it up to date.  As a fringe deck it doesn’t get much publicity, but I think it is fairly strong. Also, I love planeswalkers. I just got back onto the PT with six walkers in Modern, so now I am going  to try and take down this league with seven of them.”

— Joe Lossett on why he chose UB Tezzeret

Maindeck

4 Baleful Strix

4 Force of Will
2 Transmute Artifact
1 Misdirection
1 Fire/Ice

4 Mox Diamond
4 Chalice of the Void
4 Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas

3 Thopter Foundry
3 Dack Fayden
2 Dimir Signet
2 Sword of the Meek
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Ensnaring Bridge

4 Ancient Tomb
4 Polluted Delta
3 Underground Sea
3 Wasteland
2 Volcanic Island
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Academy Ruins
1 Seat of the Synod
1 City of Traitors
1 Island
1 Swamp

Sideboard

2 Flusterstorm
2 Kolaghan’s Command
2 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Misdirection
1 The Abyss
1 Tsabo’s Decree
1 Ghirapur Aether Grid
1 Notion Thief
1 Trinisphere
1 Lodestone Golem
2 Engineered Explosives

Julian Knab’s Elves

“The reason I greatly enjoy Elves is the deck’s both strategic and tactical depth. On tactical level, Elves provides you with probably the format’s largest arsenal of awesome little tricks that will give you an edge over unfocussed opponents. It’s kinda like the flavor text of 5th edition Llanowar Elves: one broken bone for every misstep you make.

But the even bigger selling-point of Elves is its strategic diversity; this is where the deck truly shines. A lot of people will think of  it as this linear combo deck, looking to kill you with one of its two trademark sorceries. Those people usually then die to a Pendelhaven’ed Elvish Visionary on turn 14. Of all the decks in Legacy, Elves has one of the most dominant and inevitable late games, allowing it to easily grind out most other blue decks and amass card advantage every step along the way. On top of that you get great reach in the form of Legacy’s most notorious tag team, Deathrite Shaman and Quirion Ranger (“The Hart Foundation”), which allow you to drain up to 6 points of life per turn cycle. Oh, and did I mention it sometimes randomly kills your opponent on turn 2? What’s not to love about that?! Legend has it I even killed someone on turn 1, but that’s a different story.

Another big aspect of playing Elves is hidden information. Because Elves is capable of killing on almost any given turn, opponents will have to factor this constant threat into their play. Even though the Elves player might be sitting on a just “okay” hand, his opponent has to give him more credit than he owes and therefore plays a more conservative game. What this means is that as long as your opponent doesn’t know better, his conservative/scared play will likely increase the overall value of your hand, putting you in a better position than you actually should be. This concept of representing strength/weakness is a common feature of any game with hidden information; in Legacy it is especially pronounced in decks like Infect and Elves, which greatly adds to the enjoyment of playing them.

And sometimes they just Terminus your shit and you wanna go home.”

— Julian Knab on why he chose Elves

Maindeck

4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Wirewood Symbiote
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Nettle Sentinel
3 Heritage Druid
3 Quirion Ranger
2 Birchlore Rangers
1 Llanowar Elves
1 Craterhoof Behemoth
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Shaman of the Pack
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Wren’s Run Packmaster

4 Glimpse of Nature
4 Green Sun’s Zenith
1 Sylvan Library
1 Umezawa’s Jitte

4 Windswept Heath
4 Wooded Foothills
4 Gaea’s Cradle
2 Bayou
2 Cavern of Souls
2 Forest
1 Dryad Arbor
1 Pendelhaven

Sideboard

Thoughtseize
Abrupt Decay
Cabal Therapy
2 Surgical Extraction
Pithing Needle
1 Choke
1 Garruk Relentless

Romario Neto’s Eldrazi Stompy

“I’ve always enjoyed playing Chalice of the Void decks in Legacy, and Eldrazi is the best performing “stompy” deck right now.  It has large under-costed and disruptive creatures paired with a lands which produce more than one mana so I can begin applying pressure right away, and the deck is built to take full advantage of Chalice on 1 which seriously hinders or even breaks other decks in the format. In the control matchup, Eye of Ugin allows me to tutor for a threat each turn, while Cavern of Souls ensures they resolve”

— Romario Neto on why he chose Eldrazi Stompy

Maindeck

4 Endless One
4 Eldrazi Mimic
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Reality Smasher
3 Matter Reshaper
2 Endbringer
2 Simian Spirit Guide

2 Warping Wail
2 Dismember

4 Chalice of the Void
2 Thorn of Amethyst
2 Umezawa’s Jitte

 

4 Ancient Tomb
4 Eldrazi Temple
4 Eye of Ugin
2 City of Traitors
4 Cavern of Souls
4 Mishra’s Factory
2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1 Tower of the Magistrate

Sideboard

4 Leyline of the Void
2 Pithing Needle
2 Ratchet Bomb
2 Sphere of Resistance
2 Thorn of Amethyst
2 All is Dust
1 Faerie Macabre

Tim Akpinar’s Reanimator

“I decided to let my legion of followers on twitch vote for what they wanted to see in the league, and while the voting was close, Reanimator narrowly edged out Stoneblade. While I only recently started leaving my fair blue decks at home to dabble in combo last year, Reanimator has quickly become one of my favorites, capable of deciding the game during the first few turns. Additionally, the deck mulligans very well, being able to find a path to victory with as little as 3 cards (and some luck).

For viewers who are less familiar with Legacy, Reanimator should be a welcome addition to the league, as it has a relatively low learning curve, is extremely powerful (and fun!), and now with the release of EMA, almost the entire deck (Underground Sea aside) is about to become very affordable by legacy standards. I hope to show aspiring Reanimator pilots that navigating all the hate isn’t as scary as it seems.”

— Tim Akpinar on why he chose Reanimator

Maindeck

4 Griselbrand
2 Hapless Researcher
1 Iona, Shield of Emeria
1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
1 Grave Titan
1 Tidespout Tyrant

4 Brainstorm
4 Entomb
4 Force of Will
4 Careful Study
4 Exhume
4 Reanimate
3 Show and Tell
3 Daze

4 Lotus Petal
1 Animate Dead

4 Underground Sea
4 Polluted Delta
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Bayou
1 Island
1 Swamp
1 Tropical Island
1 Verdant Catacombs

Sideboard

3 Abrupt Decay
2 Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
2 Massacre
1 Aetherling
1 Ashen Rider
1 Disfigure
1 Golgari Charm
1 Pithing Needle


Playoffs:

Caleb Durward’s UWr Miracles

Maindeck

3 Snapcaster Mage

4 Sensei’s Divining Top
4 Terminus
4 Counterbalance
4 Brainstorm
4 Force of Will
3 Swords to Plowshares
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Spell Pierce
2 Counterspell
2 Ponder
2 Entreat the Angels
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Pyroblast
1 Council’s Judgment

4 Flooded Strand
4 Island
3 Volcanic Island
2 Tundra
2 Plains
2 Scalding Tarn
2 Arid Mesa
2 Polluted Delta

Sideboard

3 Rest in Peace
2 Flusterstorm
2 Monastery Mentor
2 Pyroblast
2 Wear/Tear
2 Blood Moon
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Moat

Caleb Durward’s Jund

Maindeck

4 Deathrite Shaman
3 Bloodbraid Elf
4 Tarmogoyf
4 Dark Confidant

4 Thoughtseize
4 Abrupt Decay
4 Punishing Fire
3 Liliana of the Veil
3 Lightning Bolt
3 Hymn to Tourach
1 Sylvan Library

4 Flooded Strand
4 Island
3 Volcanic Island
2 Tundra
2 Plains
2 Scalding Tarn
2 Arid Mesa
2 Polluted Delta

Sideboard

3 Rest in Peace
2 Flusterstorm
2 Monastery Mentor
2 Pyroblast
2 Wear/Tear
2 Blood Moon
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Moat

Caleb Durward’s Tin Fins

Maindeck

2 Griselbrand
1 Children of Korlis
1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

4 Shallow Grave
4 Lotus Petal
4 Cabal Therapy
4 Entomb
4 Brainstorm
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Dark Ritual
3 Goryo’s Vengeance
3 Ponder
2 Reanimate
2 Chrome Mox
2 Thoughtseize
1 Sensei’s Divining Top

4 Polluted Delta
2 Flooded Strand
2 Underground Sea
2 Scrubland
2 Marsh Flats
1 Island
1 Swamp
1 Tundra

Sideboard

4 Swords to Plowshares
4 Monastery Mentor
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Dark Confidant
1 Thoughtseize
1 Chain of Vapor
1 Tendrils of Agony

Tim Akpinar’s 4c Delver

Maindeck

4 Stoneforge Mystic
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Deathrite Shaman
2 True-Name Nemesis

4 Daze
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
4 Force of Will
2 Swords to Plowshares
2 Spell Pierce
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
1 Batterskull

4 Wasteland
4 Flooded Strand
3 Polluted Delta
2 Tundra
2 Volcanic Island
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Underground Sea
1 Tropical Island
1 Scrubland

Sideboard

2 Wear/Tear
1 Pyroblast
1 Meddling Mage
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Surgical Extraction
1 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
1 Pithing Needle
1 Flusterstorm
1 Containment Priest
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Lingering Souls
1 Sudden Demise
1 Baleful Strix

Tim Akpinar’s OmniSeak

Maindeck

3 Griselbrand
3 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

4 Show and Tell
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Force of Will
3 Sneak Attack
3 Lotus Petal
3 Spell Pierce
3 Cunning Wish
3 Omniscience
2 Preordain
1 Intuition
1 Impulse

4 Scalding Tarn
3 Ancient Tomb
3 Volcanic Island
2 City of Traitors
2 Flooded Strand
2 Island
1 Island
1 Mountain
1 Polluted Delta

Sideboard

3 Blood Moon
2 Boseiju, Who Shelters All
1 Flusterstorm
1 Kozilek’s Return
1 Release the Ants
1 Pyroblast
1 Trickbind
1 Wipe Away
1 Surgical Extraction
1 Intuition
1 Firemind’s Foresight
1 Through the Breach

Tim Akpinar’s UWr Legends Miracles

Maindeck

3 Snapcaster Mage
3 Vendilion Clique
1 Venser, Shaper Savant

4 Sensei’s Divining Top
4 Counterbalance
4 Brainstorm
4 Force of Will
4 Terminus
3 Swords to Plowshares
3 Ponder
3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Entreat the Angels
1 Counterspell

4 Scalding Tarn
4 Flooded Strand
4 Island
2 Tundra
2 Volcanic Island
2 Karakas
2 Plains
1 Arid Mesa
1 Cavern of Souls

Sideboard

2 Flusterstorm
2 Pyroblast
2 Rest in Peace
2 Back to Basics
1 Pithing Needle
1 Wear/Tear
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Venser, Shaper Savant
1 Moat
1 Swords to Plowshares
1 Engineered Explosives[/spoiler]

Julian Knab’s UWr Miracles

Maindeck

3 Snapcaster Mage
2 Monastery Mentor

4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Counterbalance
4 Force of Will
4 Swords to Plowshares
4 Terminus
4 Sensei’s Divining Top
2 Counterspell
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Entreat the Angels
1 Council’s Judgment
1 Engineered Explosives

4 Flooded Strand
4 Scalding Tarn
3 Tundra
3 Volcanic Island
3 Island
1 Plains
1 Karakas
1 Arid Mesa

Sideboard

3 Flusterstorm
3 Vendilion Clique
3 Pyroblast
2 Wear/Tear
2 Containment Priest
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Surgical Extraction

Julian Knab’s UG 12 Post

Maindeck

4 Primeval Titan
1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
1 Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

4 Sensei’s Divining Top
4 Brainstorm
3 Flusterstorm
3 Crop Rotation
3 Show and Tell
3 Expedition Map
2 Pithing Needle
2 Repeal
2 Candelabra of Tawnos
1 Trickbind
1 Engineered Explosives

4 Cloudpost
4 Glimmerpost
4 Tropical Island
4 Misty Rainforest
2 Vesuva
1 Eye of Ugin
1 Glacial Chasm
1 Bojuka Bog
1 Cavern of Souls
1 Karakas
1 Maze of Ith
1 Island
1 Forest

Sideboard

4 Faerie Macabre
3 Krosan Grip
2 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
2 Carpet of Flowers
2 Force of Will
1 Blue Elemental Blast
1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Julian Knab’s Chaos Elves

Maindeck

4 Wirewood Symbiote
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Quirion Ranger
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Nettle Sentinel
3 Heritage Druid
2 Birchlore Rangers
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Shaman of the Pack
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Wren’s Run Packmaster
1 Llanowar Elves
1 Craterhoof Behemoth

4 Green Sun’s Zenith
4 Glimpse of Nature
1 Crop Rotation
1 Sylvan Library

4 Gaea’s Cradle
4 Wooded Foothills
4 Windswept Heath
2 Bayou
2 Forest
2 Cavern of Souls
1 Dryad Arbor
1 Pendelhaven

Sideboard

4 Thoughtseize
3 Abrupt Decay
3 Surgical Extraction
2 Umezawa’s Jitte
2 Cabal Therapy
1 Karakas

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