Showdown Recap: Legacy

Welcome to another weekly Showdown Recap, where we take a look at what happened at Face to Face Games Toronto’s weekly Sunday Showdown, a series of 1k events feeding into the Ultimate Showdown 5k Invitational. This week players battled in Legacy to see who could take down the top prize.

We’ve watched as [Card]Sensei’s Diving Top[/Card] came and went, waved goodbye to [Card]Deathrite Shaman[/Card] and even got some time in the sun with [Card]Treasure Cruise[/Card]. But, no matter how busted things have gotten in Legacy over the past few years, there’s one thing that’s constant — [Card]Delver of Secrets[/Card].

On Sunday, local Legacy enthusiast Boston Schatteman showed us that Delver is forever when he took down our Showdown with an old classic in Temur Delver.

Schatteman played the version of Temur that features [Card]Nimble Mongoose[/Card], rather than playing a boat load of [Card]Hooting Mandrils[/Card] as has become popular online recently. Schatteman has been playing Delver forever in Toronto, so it was no surprise to see him in the winner’s circle on Sunday.

He defeated Travis Macdonald in the finals who was piloting Sneak & Show and was one of two Sneak players in the Top 8 along with Edgar Magalhaes. The rest of the Top 8 featured Ryan Myers on Lands, Wilkin Chau on his classic Dead Guy Orzhov deck, myself playing Azorius Stoneblade, Jeremy Rubinoff and his Tin Fins Depths combo deck and Elliot Tzaneteas who’s been mastering Golgari Depths over the past few months.

With Grand Prix Niagara Falls just on the horizon Legacy is definitely in flux right now. You really can just play anything you want. Delver is still prominent, but hasn’t overthrown combo decks like it did back when Deathrite was legal. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the format and am very excited to see what deck ends up as the top dog at the GP.

With his win on Sunday, Boston 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. Make sure to pre-register and we’ll see you on Sunday!

[Deck Title= First Place, Temur Delver – Boston Schatteman]
[Creatures]
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Nimble Mongoose
3 True-Name Nemesis
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Dead // Gone
1 Fire // Ice
1 Dismember
4 Force of Will
4 Daze
3 Spell Pierce
1 Spell Snare
4 Stifle
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Flooded Strand
4 Polluted Delta
3 Tropical Island
3 Volcanic Island
4 Wasteland
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Cindervines
1 Flusterstorm
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Life from the Loam
3 Pyroblast
2 Rough // Tumble
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Sylvan Library
1 Winter Orb
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Second Place, Sneak & Show – Travis Macdonald]
[Creatures]
3 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
3 Griselbrand
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Brainstorm
3 Cunning Wish
2 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Impulse
1 Intuition
4 Ponder
1 Preordain
4 Show and Tell
1 Spell Pierce
4 Lotus Petal
3 Omniscience
3 Blood Moon
[/Spells]
[Lands]
3 Ancient Tomb
2 City of Traitors
3 Flooded Strand
3 Island
1 Misty Rainforest
4 Scalding Tarn
3 Volcanic Island
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Pyroblast
1 Firemind’s Foresight
1 Rushing River
1 Trickbind
1 Release the Ants
1 Kozilek’s Return
1 Wipe Away
1 Through the Breach
1 Boseiju, Who Shelters All
1 Intuition
3 Sneak Attack
1 Flusterstorm
1 Surgical Extraction
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Third Place, Stoneblade – Keith Capstick]
[Creatures]
4 Stoneforge Mystic
2 Snapcaster Mage
4 True-Name Nemesis
1 Palace Jailer
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Swords to Plowshares
4 Force of Will
3 Spell Pierce
2 Spell Snare
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Council’s Judgement
1 Path to Exile
1 Batterskull
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Flooded Strand
4 Polluted Delta
1 Windswept Heath
2 Tundra
2 Wasteland
1 Karakas
5 Island
2 Plains
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
3 Flusterstorm
2 Disenchant
2 Back to Basics
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Vendilion Clique
1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Palace Jailer
1 Containment Priest
1 Supreme Verdict
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Fourth Place, Tin Fins Depths – Jeremy Rubinoff]
[Creatures]
3 Griselbrand
1 Children of Korlus
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Lotus Petal
4 Dark Ritual
4 Lion’s Eye Diamond
1 Lake of the Dead
4 Crop Rotation
4 Living Wish
4 Exhume
4 Shallow Grave
4 Entomb
4 Thoughtseize
1 Unburial Rites
[/Spells]
[Lands]
3 Thespian’s Stage
3 Dark Depths
2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1 Swamp
2 Bayou
1 Scrubland
4 Verdant Catacombs
2 Polluted Delta
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Necrotic Ooze
4 Collective Brutality
1 Primeval Titan
1 Putrid Imp
1 Griselbrand
1 Children of Korlis
1 Laboratory Maniac
1 Thespian’s Stage
1 Dark Depths
1 Bojuka Bog
1 Karakas
1 Wasteland
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Fifth Place, Dead Guy Ale – Wilken Chau]
[Creatures]
4 Dark Confidant
3 Stoneforge Mystic
2 Remorseful Cleric
1 Shriekmaw
1 Gurmag Angler
1 Hero of Bladehold
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
3 Thoughtseize
1 Cabal Therapy
1 Inquisition of Kozilek
2 Hymn to Tourach
3 Liliana of the Veil
2 Liliana, the Last Hope
2 Vindicate
4 Swords to Plowshares
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
1 Batterskull
3 Lingering Souls
3 Chrome Mox
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Scrubland
3 Swamp
1 Plains
1 Karakas
1 Shambling Vent
4 Wasteland
4 Marsh Flats
1 Verdant Catacombs
1 Polluted Delta
1 Bloodstained Mire
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Leyline of Sanctity
1 Leyline of the Void
1 Surgical Extraction
1 Faerie Macabre
1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
1 Sanctum Prelate
1 Alms Collector
1 Humility
1 Path to Exile
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Zealous Persecution
1 To the Slaughter
1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Kaya, Orzhov Usurper
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Sixth Place, Golgari Depths – Elliott Tzaneteas]
[Creatures]
4 Dark Confidant
3 Sylvan Safekeeper
4 Vampire Hexmage
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 Sylvan Scrying
4 Thoughtseize
2 Duress
1 Hymn to Tourach
4 Mox Diamond
1 Sylvan Library
3 Abrupt Decay
1 Assassin’s Trophy
4 Crop Rotation
[/Spells]
[Lands]
3 Bayou
1 Bojuka Bog
4 Dark Depths
1 Forest
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Sejiri Steppe
1 Swamp
4 Thespian’s Stage
4 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
4 Verdant Catacombs
2 Wasteland
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Assassin’s Trophy
2 Duress
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Karakas
2 Liliana, the Last Hope
1 Marsh Casualties
1 Pithing Needle
2 Rite of Consumption
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Tireless Tracker
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Seventh Place, Lands – Ryan Myers]
[Spells]
4 Life from the Loam
4 Crop Rotation
4 Exploration
4 Mox Diamond
3 Gamble
3 Sylvan Library
3 Punishing Fire
[/Spells]
[Lands]
3 Rishadan Port
4 Grove of the Burnwillows
4 Wasteland
4 Thespian’s Stage
4 Dark Depths
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Forest
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Karakas
1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
1 Bojuka Bog
1 Glacial Chasm
1 Sheltered Thicket
1 Molten Vortex
1 Wooded Foothills
1 Verdant Catacombs
1 Tranquil Thicket
2 Taiga
2 Maze of Ith
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Drop of Honey
1 Chalice of the Void
3 Krosan Grip
3 Tireless Tracker
3 Choke
4 Sphere of Resistance
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Eighth Place, Sneak & Show – Edgar Magalhaes]
[Creatures]
3 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
3 Griselbrand
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
3 Omniscience
4 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
1 Preordain
2 Flusterstorm
1 Spell Pierce
1 Impulse
3 Cunning Wish
1 Intuition
4 Force of Will
4 Lotus Petal
4 Show and Tell
4 Sneak Attack
[/Spells]
[Lands]
3 Volcanic Island
3 Island
3 Polluted Delta
2 Flooded Strand
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Misty Rainforest
3 Ancient Tomb
2 City of Traitors
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Boseiju, Who Shelters All
2 Pyroclasm
1 Surgical Extraction
1 Flusterstorm
1 Intuition
1 Kozilek’s Return
1 Sudden Shock
1 Firemind’s Foresight
1 Release the Ants
1 Trickbind
1 Through the Breach
1 Rushing River
1 Pyroblast
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]