Eldrazi Post by pathy on MtGO

Creatures (11)
1 Emrakul, the Promised End
2 Endbringer
2 Kozilek, the Great Distortion
4 Thought-Knot Seer
2 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Non-Creature Spells (24)
4 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
2 Basalt Monolith
4 Chalice of the Void
4 Grim Monolith
1 Hedron Archive
2 Thran Dynamo
3 Trinisphere
4 Voltaic Key

Lands (25)
4 Ancient Tomb
4 City of Traitors
4 Cloudpost
2 Eldrazi Temple
2 Eye of Ugin
4 Glimmerpost
2 Thespian’s Stage
3 Vesuva

Sideboard (15)
1 Trinisphere
2 All Is Dust
3 Coercive Portal
1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
4 Ensnaring Bridge
4 Leyline of the Void

Summary

Big mana decks in Legacy have come in different forms over the years, but the overall strategy of disrupting the opponent until the deck’s more powerful high cost options can be played. The deck we’re featuring today is Eldrazi Post, which uses the powerful “Post” lands to churn out value-based Eldrazi creatures and high end finishers.

The most important part of this deck is the mana production suite, which allows the deck to leverage a mana advantage over the opponent. In the lands, Ancient Tomb, City of Traitors, and Eldrazi Temple all produce an extra mana, while Cloudpost adds even more mana than that when paired with more copies of itself, Glimmerpost, Vesuva, and even Thespian’s Stage. Outside of the lands, Basalt Monolith, Grim Monolith, Hedron Archive, and Thran Dynamo are all in the deck to produce extra mana and ramp into the more high cost spells in the deck. Additionally, Voltaic Key combos with these artifacts to produce even more mana.

The next important part of this deck is the low and mid cost spells that look to disrupt the opponent as much as possible in the early and mid points of the game. Chalice of the Void is the cheapest of these options, as for just 2 mana it shuts off most of the important spells in the format and can even singlehandedly win the game against some of the format’s combo decks. Further up the curve, Trinisphere further taxes the opponent’s mana and forces their game plan to slow down. Lastly, Thought-Knot Seer strips the opponent of their best card in hand and provides a good attacker and blocker to the board.

Once this deck gets into the late game, it’s nearly unbeatable with such a wide array of high-impact spells. Ugin, the Spirit Dragon wipes the board and picks off the smaller creatures in the format, Endbringer provides extra draws turn after turn, and Emrakul, the Promised End, Kozilek, the Great Distortion, and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger are all game-ending threats that are all nearly unbeatable for fair decks in the format.

Here are the changes I would make going forward:

Mainboard

-1 Hedron Archive

+1 Endbringer

Sideboard

-1 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

+1 All Is Dust

This is day 272 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 271 here, where we featured a Modern Abzan deck that looks to take advantage of powerful enters the battlefield abilities.

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