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, slinging Brainstorms for the top prize.

Andrew Gordon has swooped out of retirement to take down a Showdown with a bunch of his little green friends. That’s right, the man who couldn’t stop telling everyone how good Food Chain is hung up his Walking Ballistas for Deathrite Shamans. Gordon of course played Elves and prayed on the often-fair Toronto Legacy scene.

Showdown champ Andrew Gordon.

This Top 8 is chalked full of Showdown Series regulars doing some pretty wild things. Edgar Magalhaes has gone off-the-deep-end in a way he only knows how. Edgar cut Force of Will from his 4C Leovold deck in favour of more Hymn to Tourachs and Kolaghan’s  Commands but decided not to add lands after cutting four free spells. Chris Ha took my perfect Leovold list and added Grave Titan to the sideboard and Matthew Dilks is just such gas at lands it’s hard to really take it all in. Gordon’s winning decklist featured to maindeck copies of Nissa, Vital Force, a new piece of spicy Elves technology.

Eldrazi was a big player at this event clearly and put two copies in the Top 8, I think it’s time to play some sideboard cards for this matchup because it’s not going anywhere. Legacy is truly the wild west right now and our Showdown series locals are just inflating that factor with every passing week. I for one, can’t wait for the Team Trios FacetoFaceGames.com Open on Dec. 2 to battle in the Legacy seat!

With his win on Sunday Andrew has qualified himself for the next Face to Face Games Ultimate Showdown and the rest of the Top 8 have started their march toward the top of the Showdown leaderboard. Join us this weekend at Face to Face Games Toronto for where our Showdown will be on Saturday and act as a Last Chance Qualifier for our RPTQ on Sunday. Players will be battling in Modern!

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Our Legacy Showdown Top 8.

First Place- Andrew Gordon, Elves

[Deck]
[Creatures]
1 Birchlore Rangers
2 Craterhoof Behemoth
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Heritage Druid
4 Nettle Sentinel
4 Quirion Ranger
1 Reclamation Sage
4 Wirewood Symbiote
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 Nissa, Vital Force
4 Glimpse of Nature
4 Green Suns Zenith
2 Natural Order
[/Spells]
[Lands]
2 Bayou
1 Cavern of Souls
2 Dryad Arbor
2 Forest
4 Gaeas Cradle
1 Pendelhaven
1 Verdant Catacombs
3 Windswept Heath
4 Wooded Foothills
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
3 Abrupt Decay
2 Cabal Therapy
2 Choke
1 Crop Rotation
1 Karakas
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Surgical Extraction
3 Thoughtseize
1 Umezawas Jitte
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Second Place- Chris Ha, 4c Leovold

[Deck]
[Creatures]
4 Baleful Strix
4 Deathrite Shaman
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
4 Snapcaster Mage
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Abrupt Decay
4 Brainstorm
1 Diabolic Edict
2 Fatal Push
4 Force of Will
2 Kolaghans Command
2 Lightning Bolt
2 Hymn to Tourach
4 Ponder
1 Thoughtseize
1 Toxic Deluge
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
[/Spells]
[Lands]
2 Badlands
1 Bayou
1 Island
4 Polluted Delta
3 Scalding Tarn
1 Swamp
1 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
3 Verdant Catacombs
1 Volcanic Island
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Blue Elemental Blast
1 Diabolic Edict
2 Flusterstorm
1 Grave Titan
1 Hymn to Tourach
1 Invasive Surgery
1 Kolaghans Command
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
2 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Toxic Deluge
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Third Place- Travis McDonald, White Eldrazi

[Deck]
[Creatures]
1 Baneslayer Angel
2 Containment Priest
4 Eldrazi Displacer
1 Endbringer
3 Reality Smasher
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
4 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Walking Ballista
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Ancient Tomb
3 Cavern of Souls
3 City of Traitors
4 Eldrazi Temple
2 Karakas
4 Plains
3 Wasteland
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Chalice of the Void
2 Fleetwheel Cruiser
4 Mox Diamond
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Circle of Protection: Red
2 Containment Priest
2 Disenchant
1 Mangara of Corondor
3 Rest in Peace
1 Sword of Light and Shadow
2 Thorn of Amethyst
2 Tsabos Web
1 Umezawas Jitte
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Fourth Place- Duncan McGregor, Grixis Delver

[Deck]
[Creatures]
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Delver of Secrets
2 Gurmag Angler
2 True-Name Nemesis
3 Young Pyromancer
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
3 Gitaxian Probe
4 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
4 Daze
1 Dismember
1 Fatal Push
4 Force of Will
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Spell Pierce
[/Spells]
[Lands]
2 Flooded Strand
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Tropical Island
2 Underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island
4 Wasteland
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Abrade
1 Ancient Grudge
3 Cabal Therapy
1 Diabolic Edict
1 Flusterstorm
1 Grim Lavamancer
1 Izzet Staticaster
2 Pyroblast
2 Relic of Progenitus
1 Surgical Extraction
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Fifth Place- Edgar Magalhaes, 4c Leovold

[Deck]
[Creatures]
4 Baleful Strix
4 Deathrite Shaman
2 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
4 Snapcaster Mage
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Hymn to Tourach
4 Ponder
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Abrupt Decay
4 Brainstorm
1 Diabolic Edict
2 Fatal Push
4 Kolaghans Command
2 Lightning Bolt
1 Pyroblast
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
[/Spells]
[Lands]
2 Badlands
1 Bayou
1 Island
4 Polluted Delta
3 Scalding Tarn
1 Swamp
1 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
3 Verdant Catacombs
1 Volcanic Island
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Blue Elemental Blast
1 Diabolic Edict
2 Flusterstorm
1 Grave Titan
1 Hydroblast
1 Invasive Surgery
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
1 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Thoughtseize
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Sixth Place- Matthew Dilks, Lands

[Deck]
[Spells]
4 Gamble
4 Life from the Loam
4 Replenish
4 Crop Rotation
3 Punishing Fire
1 Manabond
4 Mox Diamond
[/Spells]
[Lands]
1 Barbarian Ring
1 Bojuka Bog
4 Dark Depths
1 Forest
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Glacial Chasm
4 Grove of the Burnwillows
1 Karakas
3 Maze of Ith
1 Misty Rainforest
3 Rishadan Port
1 Sheltered Thicket
2 Taiga
1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
4 Thespians Stage
1 Tranquil Thicket
4 Wasteland
1 Windswept Heath
1 Wooded Foothills
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Dryad Arbor
1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
4 Krosan Grip
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Thorn of Amethyst
3 Tireless Tracker
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Seventh Place- Jon Fine, Colourless Eldrazi

[Deck]
[Creatures]
4 Eldrazi Mimic
2 Endbringer
4 Endless One
4 Matter Reshaper
4 Reality Smasher
2 Simian Spirit Guide
4 Thought-Knot Seer
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
2 All Is Dust
2 Dismember
2 Warping Wail
4 Chalice of the Void
1 Umezawas Jitte
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Ancient Tomb
3 Cavern of Souls
2 City of Traitors
4 Eldrazi Temple
4 Eye of Ugin
1 Karakas
3 Mishras Factory
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
3 Wasteland
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
3 Faerie Macabre
1 Grafdiggers Cage
2 Oblivion Sower
2 Ratchet Bomb
2 Sorcerous Spyglass
3 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
1 Warping Wail
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

Eighth Place- Edward Chatwood, Grixis Delver

[Deck]
[Creatures]
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Delver of Secrets
2 Gurmag Angler
2 True-Name Nemesis
3 Young Pyromancer
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
1 Forked Bolt
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
4 Daze
4 Force of Will
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Spell Pierce
[/Spells]
[Lands]
3 Flooded Strand
1 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Tropical Island
2 Underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island
4 Wasteland
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Ancient Grudge
3 Cabal Therapy
2 Diabolic Edict
1 Flusterstorm
1 Grim Lavamancer
1 Pithing Needle
2 Pyroblast
3 Surgical Extraction
1 Umezawas Jitte
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]