Everyday Eternal #32: Preparing for GP New Jersey

With Grand Prix: New Jersey on the horizon, episode 32 of #EverydayEternal finds Sam Craven (@thecravenone) and Matt Pavlic (@SDE_Matt) discussing the top Legacy decks from both Legacy Champs and the StarCityGames Legacy Open in Minneapolis. Included in the conversation is how to handle these decks, what metagame changes these decks could bring, and how to deal with those change.

0:00 Intro, and the top decks from Eternal Weekend
0:02:30 UR Delver is really coming into its own
0:05:59 UB Tezzerator
0:11:30 Jund
0:21:00 Surprises in the Top 32: Increased presence of combo, strength of Tabernacle, and fewer StoneBlade decks than expected
0:30:32 Dimir Charm in UBx decks
0:33:55 Punishing Maverick with Domri Rade and Voice of Resurgence
0:39:48 Common themes and how to fight them: low toughness, high converted mana costs on key cards, and greedy manabases
0:47:46 SCG: Minneapolis full of interesting decks, and Slivers
0:54:27 UR Painter and “Rest in Pieces”
1:00:52 Dragon Stompy
1:05:34 Plays of the week
1:09:01 GP: New Jersey information and outro

Show Notes

Legacy Champs Top 32 Decks
StarCityGames Legacy Open Minneapolis Top 16 Decks

Matt’s suggested lists for GP New Jersey:

NEO

Maindeck

Deathrite Shaman
Dark Confidant
Spirit of the Labyrinth
Stoneforge Mystic
Thoughtseize
Inquisition of Kozilek
Swords to Plowshares
Zealous Persecution
Liliana of the Veil
Lingering Souls
Sensei’s Divining Top
Umezawa’s Jitte
Sword of Fire and Ice
Sword of Feast and Famine
Sorin, Lord of Innistrad

Wasteland
Verdant Catacombs
Marsh Flats
Windswept Heath
Scrubland
Bayou
Swamp
Plains

Sideboard

Rest in Peace
Pithing Needle
Disenchant
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Timely Reinforcements
Zealous Persecution
Tidehollow Sculler

 

Esperblade

Maindeck

Force of Will
Thoughtseize
Counterspell
Swords to Plowshares
Supreme Verdict
Engineered Explosives
Brainstorm
Dimir Charm
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Dig Through Time
Snapcaster Mage
Notion Thief
Stoneforge Mystic
Batterskull
Umezawa’s Jitte
Sword of Fire and Ice
Lingering Souls

Karakas
Flooded Strand
Polluted Delta
Academy Ruins
Tundra
Underground Sea
Scrubland
Island
Swamp
Plains

Sideboard

Meddling Mage
Rest in Peace
Zealous Persecution
Vendilion Clique
Grafdigger’s Cage
Pithing Needle
Notion Thief
Swords to Plowshare

 

Junk

Maindeck

Deathrite Shaman
Sylvan Safekeeper
Dark Confidant
Scavenging Ooze
Vampire Hexmage
Scryb Ranger
Gaddock Teeg
Knight of the Reliquary
Green Sun’s Zenith
Cabal Therapy
Thoughtseize
Life from the Loam
Living Wish
Abrupt Decay
Swords to Plowshares
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Dark Depths

Thespian’s Stage
Wasteland
Cabal Pit
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Verdant Catacombs
Windswept Heath
Marsh Flats
Bayou
Scrubland
Savannah
Dryad Arbor
Swamp

Sideboard

Bojuka Bog
Dark Depths
Gaddock Teeg
Qasali Pridemage
Karakas
Krosan Grip
Pithing Needle
Engineered Explosives
Chains of Mephistopheles

…AND a ton more lists that Matt did recommend for GP NJ, which you can find on http://www.eternalcentral.com/everyday-eternal-podcast-episode-32-preparing-for-gp-new-jersey/


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