Deck of the Week: Legacy Eldrazi

Hallie Santo Deck of the Week, Legacy, MBH Events

With Grand Prix Seattle just a few months away, many Magic players are beginning to shift their focus to Legacy. A number of Legacy neophytes have been venturing out to our weekly tournaments at Mox Boarding House, and the recent surge in attendance is a testament to both our community’s enthusiasm for the local event and the health of the Legacy format. Like any competitive format, Legacy has a number of top decks, and the current “deck to beat” is the versatile Grixis Delver, which makes up the greatest share of the Magic Online metagame. But the current Legacy metagame is so diverse that you never know what you’ll face in your next tournament, and even the strongest and most popular decks can be kept in check.

Enter Eldrazi Stompy, one of the decks I’m never happy to face as a Delver player. Much like the decks that dominated Modern during the “Eldrazi Winter” of 2016, Legacy Eldrazi uses Eye of Ugin and Eldrazi Temple to play large creatures ahead of the curve, with some extra help from Ancient Tomb and City of Traitors. This deck can send its creatures into the red zone as early as turn two, putting its opponents on the back foot and keeping them there with each successive punch. Eldrazi also has several advantages against Grixis Delver and its ilk: it presents a faster clock, it can turn off one-mana spells with an early Chalice of the Void, and its manabase renders Daze almost irrelevant.

If you’re looking to smash your way through your next Legacy tournament, here’s a sample list to try:

Eldrazi Stompy

3 Endless One
2 Walking Ballista
4 Eldrazi Mimic
4 Matter Reshaper
2 Simian Spirit Guide
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Reality Smasher
2 Endbringer
2 Warping Wail
2 Dismember
4 Chalice of the Void
2 Umezawa’s Jitte
4 Ancient Tomb
3 Cavern of Souls
2 City of Traitors
4 Eldrazi Temple
4 Eye of Ugin
2 Mishra’s Factory
2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
4 Wasteland
1 Wastes

Sideboard:
1 Basilisk Collar
2 Ratchet Bomb
2 Sorcerous Spyglass
1 Warping Wail
1 Oblivion Stone
1 Leyline of the Void
2 Mindbreak Trap
3 Ravenous Trap
1 All is Dust
1 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

 

Looking for more Legacy content? We’ll be hosting Legacy 1K events on Saturday AND Sunday at our Mox Boarding House stores! Catch all the action tomorrow starting at 12 PM PST on our Twitch channel.

 

Header design: Justin Treadway
Header image: “Reality Smasher” by Jason Rainville