One of my absolute favourite things about Legacy is that you just never know what you’re going to run into at the table. Round after round you go toe to toe with some of the most efficient and powerful cards in the history of Magic — the Brainstorms and Ponders that have defined the format for years.

And then, when you least expect it — BOOM! Orcish Lumberjack.

And that is the exact card Connors Eilerson used to take down this past Sunday’s Legacy Showdown.

Your Showdown champ, Connors Eilerson.

Connors of course played the classic “Apple Jacks” strategy that he always plays in Legacy all the way to his win on Sunday. This deck is essentially a more creative take on the classic Aggro Loam deck that has been popular in Legacy for years featuring the ever-powerful Mox Diamond. Connors defeated Elliot Tzaneteas and his Golgari Depths deck in the finals in what feels like his tenth Legacy Top 8 with the deck over the past few years.

These base-green Mox decks are really one of the many treats Legacy gets to offer. You’re offered a lot of colours and some early mana acceleration so instead of maxing out on cantrips and efficiency you can play some more expensive and splashy cards. Titania, Protector of Argoth being my personal favourite of the bunch.

Your Showdown Top 8!

Joining them in the Top 8 was Anthony Evangelista on Sneak & Show, Travis McDonald Blood Mooning people with Mono-Red Prison, Omar Beldon straying from his blue roots with Death & Taxes, Nolan Honey on a cool Esper-based Four Colour Control deck, Steve Scobie on Mono-Green Cloudpost and Chris Anderson playing Grixis Delver.

With his win on Sunday Connors qualifies himself for our upcoming Ultimate Showdown of ULTIMATE destiny and the rest of our Top 8 have begun their march up the leaderboard.

If you’re interested in whether you’re qualified or not or you still need to select your format of choice for the first free rounds visit this Google Form here to confirm all the details.

This upcoming weekend at Face to Face Games Toronto we’ll be hosting our second EVER Pioneer Showdown! That’s right, pre-register and come on out and explore this brand new format with us!