Happy New Year everyone…wait, it’s February already!? It’s been way too long since our last cast, so with Dr Matt Pavlic being fresh out of basic training, we decided to finally have the Canadian answer to Rambo back on the cast! Joining us tonight is the UK’s Callum Smith, who recently played a major role in the development Legacy’s hottest deck in town right now: Grixis Phoenix. Callum finished as runner-up in a recent 100+ player Legacy Challenge with it and provides an introduction on how to burn down and reignite phoenixes.

Since Callum already covered the ins-and-out of the deck on the latest Eternal Durdles episode (which will release next week I believe), we then move on to focus more on the general Legacy metagame as we bring Mat up-2-speed for his first Legacy tournament in about half a year. Will Siege Rhino prevail? Is Recurring Nightmare gonna make the cut? And which blue enchantment did Dr Pavlic splash into his NicFit deck? Find out on tonight’s show!
In the last part, Julian explains his reasoning for thinking there are actually too many Grand Prix – and how he feels about the future of non-professional competitive play!

Bonus Content:
Matt tells us about how to deal with the onsets of a midlife crisis and which car might be right for you. We also find out why the Canadian department of motor vehicles objected to the use of “NicFit” as a license plate.

Callum Smith’s recommended Arclight Phoenix list:

Maindeck

4 Arclight Phoenix 3 Young Pyromancer 2 Dark Confidant

4 Brainstorm 4 Buried Alive 4 Cabal Therapy 4 Dark Ritual 4 Ponder 4 Preordain 4 Thoughtseize 3 Lightning Bolt 3 Lotus Petal 2 Daze

4 Polluted Delta 3 Scalding Tarn 2 Volcanic Island 2 Underground Sea 1 Badlands 1 Bloodstained Mire 1 Island 1 Swamp
Sideboard

4 Tormod’s Crypt 2 Abrade 2 Echoing Truth 2 Engineered Plague 2 Goblin Cratermaker 2 Spell Pierce 1 Engineered Explosives

Matt Pavlic’s Rhino Time:

Maindeck

4 Veteran Explorer 3 Siege Rhino 2 Noble Hierarch 2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest 1 Scavenging Ooze 1 Eternal Witness 1 Shalai, Voice of Plenty 1 Sigarda, Host of Herons 1 Thragtusk

4 Green Sun’s Zenith 4 Cabal Therapy 3 Pernicious Deed 3 Sylvan Library 3 Assassin’s Trophy 2 Path to Exile 2 Abrupt Decay

2 Liliana the Last Hope

4 Verdant Catacombs 4 Windswept Heath 2 Bayou 2 Savannah 1 Scrubland 1 Tropical Island 2 Forest 2 Plains 2 Swamp 2 Phyrexian Tower

Sideboard

1 Enlightened Tutor 1 Tormod’s Crypt 2 Faerie Macabre 2 Zealous Persecution 2 Choke 2 Back to Basics 1 Gaddock Teeg 2 Pithing Needle 2 Damping Sphere

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