February Legacy Challenge Videos with Elves

After making Top8 in the December Legacy Challenge, I unfortunately missed the January one when I was travelling all over Europe to promote Kenya and our beach resort there. Or should I just call it a hotel? Have you ever worked so much, you now even started your emails to your friends with “I trust this email finds you well”?

Anyway, I’m back in town and read to squander my mana on 1/1s. Following my previously analysis of my 2016 MKM & BoM season I decided to put my money where my mouth is and play a list with a sideboard heavily foccused on maximizing the value of my cards in the matchups I needed them the most. Storm has lately been on the rise on MTGO, which gave me even more reason to utilize the great synergy between Leovold, Emissary of Trest and Mindbreak Trap. This gave me less slots to bring in against non-linear decks, but Elves has been traditionally strong against those decks anyway so I figured I could afford having a couple fewer cards to bring in there. Ever since Leovold was printed, this is also a question of how many cards you actually want side side out against non-linear decks.

Here’s what I played:

Maindeck

4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Wirewood Symbiote
4 Elvish Visionary
3 Nettle Sentinel
3 Heritage Druid
3 Quirion Ranger
2 Birchlore Rangers
2 Craterhoof Behemoth
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Llanowar Elves
1 Leovold, Emissary of Trest

4 Glimpse of Nature
4 Green Sun’s Zenith
3 Natural Order

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

Sideboard

4 Abrupt Decay
3 Thoughtseize
3 Cabal Therapy
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Mindbreak Trap
1 Nissa, Vital Force

In order to prevent spoilers I put my matchups and results at the end of this post. Feel free to skip the videos if you’re just here for the raw numbers. For everyone else, here’s the commentated videos of the matches I played during this Legacy Challenge:

Note: The 1st round is missing the audio for the first 10 min. I’m sorry, I forgot to switch on my mic!

Round 1: RG Lands

Round 2: ANT

Round 3: BUG Delver

Round 4: Aluren

Round 5: Death & Taxes

Round 6: Grixis Delver

Round 7: BUG Delver

Quarterfinals: Grixis Delver

Semifinals: Dragon Stompy

Finals: Elves

Results & Prizes:

Click to view results »

Prizes might not look like much but they’re ~$400 on MTGO
Round 1 — RG Lands — 2:0 WIN
Round 2 — ANT — 1:2 LOSS
Round 3 — BUG Delver — 2:1 WIN
Round 4 — Aluren2:0 WIN
Round 5 — Death & Taxes — 2:1 WIN
Round 6 — Grixis Delver — 2:0 WIN
Round 7 — BUG Delver — 2:0 WIN
Quarterfinals — Grixis Delver — 0:2 WIN
Semifinals — Dragon Stompy — 2:1 WIN
Finals — Elves — 2:1 WIN

 

Thanks for watching!

So long,
Julian

2 thoughts on “February Legacy Challenge Videos with Elves

  • February 23, 2017 at 3:04 pm
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    I let this here :

    >>RG Lands
    <>
    -Side in-
    2 Surgical Extraction
    4 Abrupt Decay
    -Side out-
    2 Wirewood Symbiote
    2 Elvish Visionary
    1 Craterhoof Behemoth
    1 Natural Order

    >>ANT
    <>
    -Side in-
    3 Thoughtseize
    3 Cabal Therapy
    2 Surgical Extraction
    2 Mindbreak Trap
    -Side out-
    4 Glimpse of Nature
    2 Nettle Sentinel
    1 Elvish Visionary
    2 Wirewood Symbiote
    1 Reclamation Sage
    <>
    -Side in –
    3 Thoughtseize
    3 Cabal Therapy
    2 Surgical Extraction
    2 Mindbreak Trap
    -Side out-
    4 Glimpse of Nature
    2 Nettle Sentinel
    1 Elvish Visionary
    2 Wirewood Symbiote
    1 Reclamation Sage

    >>BUG Delver
    <>
    -Side in-
    4 Abrupt Decay
    1 Nissa, Vital Force
    -Side out-
    3 Natural Order
    1 Reclamation Sage
    1 Craterhoof Behemoth

    >>Aluren
    <>
    -Side in-
    3 Abrupt Decay
    -Side out-
    1 Craterhoof Behemoth
    1 Natural Order
    1 Scavenging Ooze

    >>D&T
    <>
    -Side in-
    4 Abrupt Decay
    -Side out-
    1 Scavenging Ooze
    2 Natural Order
    1 Nettle Sentinel
    <>
    -Side in-
    4 Abrupt Decay
    -Side out-
    1 Scavenging Ooze
    2 Natural Order
    1 Nettle Sentinel

    >>Grixis Delver
    <>
    -Side in-
    4 Abrupt Decay
    1 Nissa, Vital Force
    -Side out-
    1 Craterhoof Behemoth
    2 Natural Order
    1 Heritage Druid
    1 Reclamation Sage

    >>BUG Delver
    <>
    -Side in-
    4 Abrupt Decay
    1 Nissa, Vital Force
    -Side out-
    1 Craterhoof Behemoth
    3 Natural Order
    1 Reclamation Sage

    >>Grixis Delver
    <>
    -Side in-
    4 Abrupt Decay
    1 Nissa, Vital Force
    -Side out-
    1 Craterhoof Behemoth
    2 Natural Order
    1 Heritage Druid
    1 Reclamation Sage
    <>
    -Side in-
    4 Abrupt Decay
    1 Nissa, Vital Force
    -Side out-
    1 Craterhoof Behemoth
    2 Natural Order
    1 Heritage Druid
    1 Reclamation Sage

    >>Dragon Stompy
    <>
    -Side in-
    4 Abrupt Decay
    -Side out-
    1 Scavenging Ooze
    1 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
    2 Glimpse of Nature
    <>
    -Side in-
    4 Abrupt Decay
    -Side out-
    1 Scavenging Ooze
    1 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
    2 Glimpse of Nature

    >>Elves
    <>
    -Side in-
    3 Thoughtseize
    2 Cabal Therapy
    -Side out-
    1 Scavenging Ooze
    1 Elvish Visionary
    2 Wirewood Symbiote
    1 Reclamation Sage
    <>
    -Side in-
    3 Thoughtseize
    3 Cabal Therapy
    -Side out-
    1 Scavenging Ooze
    2 Elvish Visionary
    2 Wirewood Symbiote
    1 Reclamation Sage

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