Showdown Recap: Magalhaes flips a Miracle in Legacy

Edgar Magalhaes and Four-Colour midrange Legacy decks, go ahead, name a more iconic duo.

I’ll wait…

One of the city’s most decorated players picked up yet another Showdown title this past weekend when he took down our Legacy Sunday Showdown.

Your Showdown champ, Edgar Magalhaes.

Now, if you have spent any time playing Legacy in Toronto over the past few years you’re acutely aware of how lethal Edgar can be with a [Card]Baleful Strix[/Card] in his hands. That said, this weekend his decided the shelve the artifact creature for it’s distant snow-covered cousin [Card]Ice-Fang Coatl[/Card] and the Bant Miracles shell that’s been successful since the banning of [Card]Wrenn and Six[/Card].

Edgar was able to take down Stephen Conway and his Jeskai Breach deck in the finals.

Your Legacy Showdown Top 8.

Joining them in the Top 8 was Daniel “Gul_Dukat” Goetschel on his own Grixis version of Breach, Boston Schatteman playing Grixis Delver, Lam Phan back to battle with his classic Izzet Control deck, Wilkin Chau on Dead Guy Ale as usual, Alexander Neufeldt playing Izzet Delver and Tse Shuen Wan who played ALL the colours in his control deck.

I think it’s safe to say that Legacy is in a pretty weird place right now. With the addition of Pioneer and the lack of support for the format lately the metagame is moving pretty slowly, but it’s also clearly warping around [Card]Underworld Breach[/Card]. This card is just so fundamentally broken, and it already dominated PT Phoenix in the Pioneer format, so it’s not a surprise to see it doing so well in Legacy. Especially because you get to pair it with [Card]Lion’s Eye Diamond[/Card].

With that said, Edgar proved that with a little bit of graveyard hate and a strong controlling plan, it can be beat. This is one of my personal favourite ways to play Legacy, a strong combo deck and controlling decks trying to find the best way to beat it is always a fun playground to build decks in.

Congratulations to Edgar for once again taking down one of our Legacy events. With his win on Sunday he is once again qualified for this season’s Ultimate Showdown. After losing to Matthew Dilks in the finals late last year, he’ll be looking to finish one spot higher in the standings this season. Omar Beldon was FINALLY kept out of the Top 8 last weekend, but his lead over the rest of the field still remains massive early on this season. If you’re interested in your Showdown Points total check out our tracker here.

This upcoming weekend Face to Face Games Toronto we’ll be hosting a Modern Showdown. That’s right, it’s time to bust out those [Card]Primeval Titan[/Card]s and battle! Make sure to pre-register and we’ll see you at the shop!

[Deck Title= First Place, Four-Colour Miracles – Edgar Magalhaes]
[Creatures]
4 Ice-fang Coatl
2 Snapcaster Mage
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
4 Arcum’s Astrolab
4 Swords to Plowshares
3 Oko, Thief of Crowns
2 Teferi, Time Raveler
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 Force of Negation
4 Force of Will
1 Entreat the Angels
1 Engineered Explosives
3 Terminus
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Flooded strand
4 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
4 Snow-covered Island
1 Snow-covered Plains
1 Snow-covered Forest
2 Mystic Sanctuary
1 Tundra
1 Tropical island
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
3 Veil of Summer
3 Pyroblast
3 Rest in Peace
2 Monastery Mentor
2 Return to Nature
1 Volcanic Island
1 Flusterstorm
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Second Place, Jeskai Breach – Stephen Conway]
[Creatures]
1 Thassa’s Oracle
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Lotus Petal
4 Lion’s Eye Diamond
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Preordain
4 Force of Will
4 Brainfreeze
4 Underworld Breach
1 Teferi, Time Raveler
3 Enlightened Tutor
2 Orim’s Chant
1 Silence
1 Grinding Station
1 Spell Pierce
1 Seal of Cleansing
[/Spells]
[Lands]
2 Snow-covered Island
1 Snow-covered Plains
1 Snow-covered Mountain
1 Plateau
1 Tundra
1 Volcanic Island
1 Prismatic Vista
4 Scalding Tarn
4 Flooded strand
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Flusterstorm
1 Lavinia, Azorious Renegade
1 Serenity
2 Chain of Vapor
3 Wear // Tear
4 Swords to Plowshares
3 Monastery Mentor
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Third Place, Five-Colour Control – Tse Shuen Wan]
[Creatures]
4 Ice-fang Coatl
3 Snapcaster Mage
1 Brazen Borrower
1 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
1 Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath
2 Plague Engineer
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
4 Arcum’s Astrolabe
1 Pyroblast
3 Lightning Bolt
1 Magmatic Sinkhole
1 Spell Pierce
1 Force of Negation
4 Force of Will
2 Oko, Thief of Crowns
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Chandra, Awakened Inferno
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Prismatic Vista
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Underground Sea
1 Tropical Island
1 Volcanic Island
4 Snow-covered Island
1 Snow-covered Forest
1 Snow-covered Mountain
1 Snow-covered Swamp
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Blue Elemental Blast
1 From the Ashes
1 Surgical Extraction
1 Dead of Winter
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
2 Tormod’s Crypt
3 Veil of Summer
2 Return to Nature
1 Carpet of Flowers
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Fourth Place, Grixis Breach – Daniel Goetschel]
[Spells]
4 Ponder
4 Preordain
4 Brainstorm
4 Thought scour
4 Lion’s Eye Diamond
4 Underworld Breach
3 Brain Freeze
1 Memory Sluice
1 Grapeshot
4 Infernal Tutor
4 Thoughtseize
3 Duress
4 Lotus Petal
[/Spells]
[Lands]
2 Island
1 Swamp
2 underground Sea
1 Badlands
1 Volcanic island
4 Scalding Tarn
4 Polluted Delta
1 Bloodstained Mire
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Mountain
1 Empty the Warrens
1 Duress
4 Chain of Vapor
4 Abrade
4 Tormod’s Crypt
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Fifth Place, Grixis Delver – Boston Schatteman]
[Creatures]
4 Delver of Secrets
3 Dreadhorde Arcanist
2 Young Pyromancer
1 Brazen Borrower
1 True-Name Nemesis
2 Gurmag Angler
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
2 Preordain
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Fatal Push
4 Force of Will
4 Daze
2 Force of Negation
2 Spell Pierce
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Flooded Strand
4 Polluted Delta
3 underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island
1 Fiery Islet
4 Wasteland
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
2 Abrade
1 Bitterblossom
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Hydroblast
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Null Rod
1 Plague Engineer
3 Pyroblast
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Thoughtseize
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Sixth Place, Izzet Control – Lam Phan]
[Creatures]
4 Snapcaster Mage
4 Brazen Borrower
4 Bonecrusher Giant
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Brainstorm
4 Impulse
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Spell Pierce
2 Spell Snare
2 Counterspell
2 Force of Negation
4 Force of Will
[/Spells]
[Lands]
1 Dust Bowl
4 Wasteland
1 Wooded Foothills
1 Flooded Strand
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
3 Volcanic Island
1 Mountain
5 Island
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Engineered Explosives
4 Relic of Progenitus
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Dispel
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Pyroblast
2 Abrade
1 Anger of the Gods
1 Sweltering Suns
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Seventh Place, Five-Colour Niv-Mizzet – Alexander Neufeldt]
[Creatures]
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Dreadhorde Arcanist
3 Stormchaser Mage
2 Brazen Borrower
[/Creatures]
[Spells]
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
3 Preordain
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Chain Lightning
4 Daze
2 Force of Negation
4 Force of Will
[/Spells]
[Lands]
2 Island
1 Mountain
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Polluted Delta
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Flooded Strand
2 Fiery Islet
3 Volcanic Island
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
3 Tormod’s Crypt
2 Flusterstorm
1 Hydroblast
3 Pyroblast
2 Shattering Spree
2 Blood Moon
2 Jinxed Choker
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]

[Deck Title= Eighth Place, Dead Guy Ale – Wilkin Chau]
[Creatures]
4 Dark Confidant
3 Stoneforge Mystic
2 Murderous Rider
2 Remorseful Cleric
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
2 Lingering Souls
3 Chrome Mox
[/Spells]
[Lands]
4 Scrubland
3 Swmap
1 Plains
1 Karakas
1 Castle Locthwain
4 Wasteland
4 Marsh Flats
1 Verdant Catacombs
1 Polluted Delta
1 Bloodstained Mire
[/Lands]
[Sideboard]
1 Leyline of Sanctity
2 Leyline of the Void
1 Helm of Obedience
1 Kaya, Orzhov Usurper
1 Zealous Persecution
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Plague Engineer
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
1 Humility
1 Pithing Needle
1 Liliana’s Triumph
1 Surgical Extraction
[/Sideboard]
[/Deck]