Showdown Recap: Legacy

Every now and then we all have to suffer through this.

But luckily we at Face to Face Games Toronto are such a tight community that we can do it together. You may have already guessed it, but this week we all have to join in congratulating Daniel “ImTooBusyAtTheGymToTest” Fournier in winning our Legacy Sunday Showdown with Golgari Depths.

Your Showdown champ, Daniel Fournier.

The local hero did it again.

In all seriousness Fournier has been on a tear as of late. He took down our recent Ultimate Showdown, won an MCQ for MC Barcelona and has been consistently making appearances in the elimination rounds on the showdown series week in and week out. Fournier has been attributing much of this success to his new found fun-first attitude, but I personally believe he’s doing so well because he is a, ahem, Lucker N00B.

Fournier defeated another familiar face in the finals — Edgar Magalhaes. Edgar has also been playing great Magic as of late and recently took down a Modern Showdown with an innovative Mardu Death’s Shadow decklist.

Edgar played a brand new take on the Four Colour Control deck hes helped popularize since the release of Modern Horizons. On Sunday he decided to forgo black for the power of [Card]Swords to Plowshares[/Card] in order to give him a little more game against [Card]Dark Depths[/Card] decks.

Your Legacy Showdown Top 8.

Joining these two in the Top 8 was Boston Schatteman and Joseph Carino resurrecting Azorius Stoneblade from the ashes, Kyle Macdonald who also played Golgari Depths, Russ Jeffrey making all the mana with Eldrazi Post, Dennis Blair on Maverick and Jacob Murray who played Death & Taxes.

It’s funny, you think of Legacy as this gargantuan format that takes incredibly broken cards in order to change quickly. But with all the Legacy we’ve been playing on the Showdown series lately we’ve gotten to see just how much the addition of Modern Horizons and War of the Spark have sent the format reeling.

A couple weeks back, [Card]Wrenn and Six[/Card] was absolutely dominating the format. Death & Taxes was kicked to the curb and we were talking about the second coming of [Card]Deathrite Shaman[/Card]. But, as you can see with our Top 8 from Sunday, players have found a way to exploit those Wrenn decks with Marit Lage and then in turn Stoneblade and [Card]Swords to Plowshares[/Card] have cycled back around in order to tackle Depths deck. The format is moving as quickly as some Standard formats, it’s really spectacular.

Before I leave you for the week I’ve got one last reminder for you. Our Toronto MCQ is coming up quickly and you’re going to want to make sure to pre-register to secure your spot. This time it’s Modern so it’s sure to be packed! We’ll see you there.

With his win on Sunday, Fournier cements his spot in the upcoming Ultimate Showdown, while the rest of our Top 8 have begun their march up the leader board to qualify. If you’re interested in your Ultimate Showdown point total, you can check it out here. If you’d like to inquire about your point total or report a discrepancy, please email Toronto@facetofacegames.com. This upcoming weekend at Face to Face Games Toronto we’ll be hosting a Modern Showdown. [Card]Stoneforge Mystic[/Card] is freshly unbanned and will be LEGAL on Sunday. I hope you’re as excited to see what this new format looks like as we are, make sure to pre-register and we’ll see you there!

[Deck Title= First Place, Golgari Depths – Daniel Fournier]
[Creatures]
2 Dark Confidant
4 vampire Hexmage
4 elvish Reclaimer
1 sylvan Safekeeper
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 mox Diamond
4 thoughtseize
3 duress
4 crop Rotation
2 sylvan Scrying
1 sylvan Library
1 assassin’s Trophy
3 abrupt Decay
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 verdant Catacombs
4 urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
4 thespian’s Stage
4 dark Depths
3 Bayou
2 Wasteland
1 Sejiri Steppe
1 Bojuka Bog
1 Karakas
1 Forest
1 Swamp
1 nurturing Peatland
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 hymn to Tourach
2 liliana, the Last Hope
2 plague Engineer
1 dryad Arbor
2 sylvan Safekeeper
1 assassin’s Trophy
3 surgical Extraction
2 pithing Needle
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Second Place, Four Colour Control – Edgar Magalhaes]
[Creatures]
3 snapcaster mage
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 sevinna’s Reclamation
1 council’s Judgment
4 wrenn and Six
3 narset, Parter of Veils
2 force of Negation
2 jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 supreme Verdict
2 force of Will
4 ponder
4 brainstorm
4 arcum’s Astrolabe
4 swords to Plowshares
1 spell Snare
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 scalding Tarn
4 flooded Strand
1 arid Mesa
2 snow-Covered Island
1 snow-covered Plains
1 snow-covered Mountain
1 volcanic Island
1 tundra
1 plateau
1 savannah
1 tropical Island
1 lonely Sandbar
1 cephalid Coliseum
2 wasteland
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 veil of Summer
1 humility
2 vendilion Clique
1 blue Elemental Blast
1 hydroblast
1 return to Nature
2 surgical Extraction
2 pyroblast
1 red Elemental Blast
1 supreme Verdict
1 ancient Grudge
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Third Place, Azorius Stoneblade – Boston Schatteman]
[Creatures]
4 stoneforge Mystic
3 snapcaster Mage
3 true-name Nemesis
1 vedillion Clique
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 umezawa’s Jitte
1 batterskull
4 brainstorm
4 ponder
4 swords to Plowshares
2 council’s Judgment
4 force of Will
1 force of Negation
1 counterspell
1 spell Pierce
2 spell Snare
2 narset, Parter of Veils
2 jace, the Mind Sculptor
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 flooded Strand
4 prismatic Vista
1 scalding Tarn
2 tundra
1 volcanic Island
5 islnad
2 plains
1 mountain
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 back to Basics
1 blue Elemental Blast
1 celestial Purge
2 disenchant
1 engineered Explosives
1 palace Jailer
1 pyroblast
2 red Elemental Blast
1 supreme Verdict
2 surgical Extraction
1 containment Priest
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title=Fourth Place, Golgari Depths – Kyle Macdonald]
[Creatures]
4 elvish Reclaimer
1 sylvan Safekeeper
2 dark Confidant
4 vampire Hexmage
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 crop Rotation
3 duress
4 thoughtseize
4 abrupt Decay
2 sylvan Scying
4 mox Diamond
1 sylvan Library
[/Spells]
[Lands]
2 bayou
1 bojuka Bog
4 dark Depths
1 karkas
2 nuturing Peatland
1 sejiri Steppe
1 forest
1 swamp
4 thespian’s Stage
4 urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
4 verdant Catacombs
2 wasteland
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 dryad Arbor
3 surgical Extraction
2 plague Engineer
1 liliana, the Last Hope
2 pithing Needle
1 assassin’s Trophy
2 sylvan Safekeeper
3 hymn to Tourach
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Fifth Place, Azorius Stoneblade – Joseph Carino]
[Creatures]
4 stoneforge Mystic
4 snapcaster Mage
2 vendillion Clique
2 true-Name Nemesis
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 sword of Fire and Ice
1 batterskull
1 umezawa’s Jitte
4 ponder
4 force of Will
4 brainstorm
4 swords to Plowshares
1 council’s Judgement
1 spell pierce
2 spell Snare
3 jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 narset, Parter of Veils

[/Spells]
[Lands]
2 tundra
1 polluted Delta
4 flooded Strand
6 island
1 wasteland
2 plains
1 karakas
3 prismatic Vista
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 containment Priest
2 flusterstorm
1 council’s Judgement
3 surgical Extraction
2 force of Negation
1 hydroblast
1 blue Elemental Blast
1 supreme Verdict
1 disenchant
1 path to Exile
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Sixth Place, Eldrazi Post – Russ Jeffrey]
[Creatures]
1 spine of Ish Sah
1 staff of Domination
2 thran Dynamo
2 ugin, the Spirit Dragon
2 trinisphere
2 karn, scion of Urza
3 grim Monolith
4 chalice of the Void
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 blightsteel Colossus
1 platinum Emperion
4 metalworker
4 lodestone Golem
3 kuldotha Forgemaster
2 walking Ballista
2 wurmcoil Engine
2 myr Battlesphere
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 ancient Tomb
4 cloudpost
4 glimmerpost
3 city of Traitors
3 wasteland
3 cavern of Souls
2 vesuva
1 inventor’s Fair
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 cavern of Souls
1 wasteland
1 walking Ballista
1 trinisphere
1 damping Sphere
1 steel Hellkite
1 sundering Titan
2 sorcerous Spyglass
2 hangarback Walker
2 tormod’s Crypt
2 thorn of Amethyst
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Seventh Place, Maverick – Dennis Blair]
[Creatures]
1 birds of Paradise
3 noble Hierarch
3 mother of Runes
4 stoneforge Mystic
4 thalia, Guardian of Thraben
1 scryb Ranger
1 scavenging Ooze
1 gaddock Teeg
1 qasali Pridemage
4 knight of the Reliquary
1 ramunap Excavator
1 knight of Autumn
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 sword of Fire and Ice
1 batterskull
1 sylvan Library
1 umezawa’s Jitte
4 swords to Plowshares
4 green Sun’s Zenith
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 wasteland
4 windswept Heath
3 verdant Catacombs
1 marsh Flats
2 forest
1 plains
2 savannah
1 bayou
1 scrubland
1 horzon Canopy
1 karakas
1 Gaea’s Cradle
1 dryad Arbor
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 ethersworn Canonist
1 scavenging Ooze
1 collector Ouphe
2 plague Engineer
2 sanctum Prelate
1 council’s Judgement
2 choke
1 palace Jailer
3 leyline of the Void
1 abrupt Decay
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Eighth Place, Death & Taxes – Jacob Murray]
[Creatures]
4 mother of Runes
4 thalia, Guardian of Thraben
4 stoneforge Mystic
2 phyrexian Revoker
1 tomik, Distinugished Advokist
4 flickerwisp
2 recruiter of the Guard
2 mirran Crusader
1 sanctum Prelate
1 brightling
1 palace Jailer
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 aether Vial
4 swords to Plowshares
1 umezawa’s Jitte
1 sword of Fire and Ice
1 batterskull
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 wasteland
4 rishaden Port
3 karakas
1 plains
1 horizon Canopy
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 honor the Pure
1 tomik, Distinguished Advokist
1 gideon, Ally of Zendikar
2 resti in Peace
1 path to Exile
1 leonin-Relic Warder
1 pithing Needle
2 surgical Extraction
3 councils Judgment
2 cataclysm
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]