In today’s episode Bob and I invite Thraben University dean and Latin sensation Phil Gallagher onto the podcast to discuss Legacy’s premier creature deck™ and its alleged status as the “(maybe) best deck in Legacy” according to Bob Huang and Gerry Thompson. With the Legacy results of the most recent Pro Tour in the books, we explore both strengths and weaknesses of of the deck and its role against the breakout deck of the tournament – UB Shadow.

In the second half of the cast, Julian makes the case for GW Maverick as the most underrated deck of the format and lays out why he thinks its better positioned than its Mono White cousin. Phil on the other hand ends up blowing Julian’s mind by suggestion an entirely new approach to Death & Taxes that he hasn’t fleshed out yet but that PT-Winner Allen Wu consideres highly worth exploring!

Decks discussed include:

  • Death & Taxes
  • UB(x) Shadow
  • GW Maverick
  • 4c Loam
  • touched upon: 27-Lands Death & Taxes

Marius Hausmann’s GW Maverick list, advocated by Julian:

Maindeck

4 Noble Hierarch 4 Mother of Runes 4 Knight of the Reliquary 4 Stoneforge Mystic 3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben 1 Birds of Paradise 1 Scavenging Ooze 1 Scryb Ranger 1 Qasali Pridemage 1 Gaddock Teeg 1 Ramunap Excavator 1 Sigarda, Host of Herons

4 Swords to Plowshares 4 Green Sun’s Zenith 1 Umezawa’s Jitte 1 Sword of Fire and Ice 1 Batterskull

4 Windswept Heath 4 Savannah 4 Wasteland 2 Verdant Catacombs 2 Horizon Canopy 2 Forest 1 Marsh Flats 1 Karakas 1 Plains 1 Dryad Arbor 1 Gaea’s Cradle
Sideboard

4 Ethersworn Canonist 3 Choke 3 Surgical Extraction 2 Oblivion Ring 1 Qasali Pridemage 1 Sylvan Library 1 Pithing Needle

Phil’s currently recommended Death & Taxes list:

Maindeck

4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben 4 Stoneforge Mystic 4 Flickerwisp 4 Mother of Runes 2 Phyrexian Revoker 2 Recruiter of the Guard 2 Mirran Crusader 1 Brightling 1 Sanctum Prelate 1 Palace Jailer

4 Swords to Plowshares 4 Aether Vial 1 Umezawa’s Jitte 1 Sword of Fire and Ice 1 Batterskull

7 Snow-Covered Plains 7 Plains 4 Rishadan Port 4 Wasteland 2 Karakas
Sideboard

2 Rest in Peace 2 Path to Exile 2 Council’s Judgment 2 Chalice of the Void 2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar 1 Faerie Macabre 1 Surgical Extraction 1 Leonin Relic-Warder 1 Walking Ballista 1 Pithing Needle

We’d love to hear your feedback on today’s episode in the comment section or via Twitter. This is only the second episode I have edited myself and I’d be happy to hear any suggestions or advise on how we could improve your enjoyment of Everyday Eternal even further!

So long,
Julian

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