Legacy Stompy by litunan2015 on MtGO
In Legacy, Stompy refers to the strategy of using the time that prison elements buys you along with extra mana to cast creatures that quickly spiral out of control to the point that the opponent can’t recover. Over the past few years, some new additions to deck has allowed it to keep pace as the rest of the format evolves. Decks that succeed by disrupting greedy opponents will always have a place in Legacy, and are great decks for beginners to the format to pick up to get a sense of the best decks in the format.
The main disruption elements in this deck, like most prison-style decks in the format, are Blood Moon effects (this plays 4 additional ones with Magus of the Moon), Chalice of the Void (which hits most of the important cards in the format), and Trinisphere (which stops decks aiming to take advantage of low-cost cards in their tracks).
Once the opponent has been sufficiently disrupted, any of the following (or preferably a combination) can swing the game in your favor: Goblin Rabblemaster, Pia and Kiran Nalaar, Sin Prodder, or Chandra, Torch of Defiance. Chandra, specifically, is an excellent option for this deck, as it does everything the deck wants to do. It adds additional mana, draws cards (or deals damage), and any pesky creatures that your opponent was able to sneak through. Oh, and how could I forget Simian Spirit Guide. If you play this deck, you will cast it frequently, and you will like it I promise.
The sideboard for this deck is very different from the format norm. Leyline of the Void is specifically included for Dredge. Sulfur Elemental is included for Death & Taxes, and Ashen Rider is a perfect answer to Show and Tell. Ensnaring Bridge and Sudden Shock deviate from this theme of targeted sideboard options, and their effectiveness varies greatly from matchup to matchup. One of the fantastic things about this deck (and decks like it), is that much of the guess-work of sideboarding in Legacy is all but eliminated.
Here are the changes I would make going forward:
+1 Lotus Petal
This is day 64 of Spellsnare.com’s 2017 Deck of the Day column, where each day we’ll feature a different Standard, Modern, or Legacy deck that caught our eye. You can read day 63 here, where we featured a classic Modern bite with a little different game plan.
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