- 3x Bloodstained Mire
- 1x Horizon Canopy
- 1x Karakas
- 4x Marsh Flats
- 2x Plains
- 3x Scrubland
- 1x Shambling Vent
- 4x Swamp
- 2x Wasteland
- 2x Windswept Heath
- 2x Collective Brutality
- 2x Council's Judgment
- 2x Inquisition of Kozilek
- 2x Lingering Souls
- 4x Thoughtseize
- 2x Toxic Deluge
July 9, 2017 1:40 p.m.
Vindicate is a card on my test list. The only downside to it, is that it doesn't hit certain troublesome things like True-Name Nemesis, which is very relevant among the players I play with, but overall, it hits most threats and is worth tinkering with. I will be happy to playtest against your deck list. Thanks for the suggestion and the list.
July 9, 2017 1:53 p.m.
I'm surprised the deck doesn't play Deathrite Shaman. I guess it gets in the way of turn 1 discard and you will always have something better to play turn 2, but it's still a super powerful card.
EDIT: By 'really light green splash', I mean 1 Bayou replacing 1 Swamp. You can fetch it with all of your fetches and as long as you don't fetch it unless you're about to play Leovold, it will never get wastelanded.
EDIT AGAIN: Wow I'm dumb. Forgot Leovold was blue. Ignore this.
July 12, 2017 6:33 p.m.
No worries, I've done that myself, when making deck suggestions. I am kicking around the idea of splashing green for Deathrite Shaman. It would be an excellent addition to the list, I was thinking maybe a pair of them to see how they function. It would serve as a multi function card that could fill a lot of roles. In fact, my next update will cover my playtesting with Deathrite Shaman, so be sure to check out that update when I post it. Thanks for the +1 and the suggestions.
July 12, 2017 10:42 p.m.
I've been playing burn for years now and I think this would be a pretty annoying deck to play against. I do have a couple idea's for you to consider.
Secondly, If you don't want to switch out Bloodstained Mire you could always run switch in some red by replacing the Wastelands or Horizon Canopy and a Swamp with a Plateau and Badlands. This change would make it possible to include Lightning Bolt, Lightning Helix, Kolaghan's Command, Grim Lavamancer, Young Pyromancer or any of the other excellent cards in the color.
lastly, I would suggest including at least 3 Leyline of Sanctity in the sideboard
July 24, 2017 4:02 p.m.
The Bloodstained Mires were actually what I had, as I didn't have any Verdant Catacombs to use. I think swapping out the Wastelands are a terrible idea, as they shut down many non-basic lands in the format.
The Horizon Canopy discussion was more about the illusion it provides, not necessarily that I was intending to propagate that illusion, the card serves the primary focus as an additional white source, and a draw effect later in the game.
The addition and inclusion of red mana and spells would change the nature of the deck. The deck is quite literally Black/White good stuff. While I have toyed with some ideas or splashing a third color, currently I am keeping it primarily these two colors.
The inclusion of Leyline of Sanctity certainly is an interesting choice though. I have not come across a ton of burn decks in Legacy at my LGS, so I'm not sure if it is not a popular deck type, or folks here tend to fancy more blue control style builds. I will keep that suggestion in mind though. Thanks for the feedback and the ideas.
July 24, 2017 6:02 p.m.
Im glad to provide some suggestions that would help, I don't go to the same lgs you do so I wouldnt know what your meta is like there, but where I live burn is very common because of it's low cost and storm uses grapeshot for it's win con. If you start seeing a lot of these decks in your meta I would strongly suggest the leyline. Good luck and have fun playing legacy :)
July 24, 2017 6:27 p.m.
Sweet deck!! One thing is maybe straight removal, like fatal push or swords to plowshares?
August 3, 2017 10:51 a.m.
While Fatal Push is a card that I have been tinkering with on and off, I opted for the straight exile power of Swords to Plowshares, which there are already 4 of in the main board. Fatal Push does hit a lot of the same nasty things, but Swords makes sure that I don't have to waste twice as many spells dealing with creatures. Thanks for the suggestion.
August 3, 2017 11:13 a.m.
Awesome deck, after watching Jeff's legacy videos of this deck I really want to make a version for my own playgroup
+1 from me!
August 7, 2017 6:11 p.m.
Tolarian Community College and Jeff Hoogland's videos really cemented my decision to start crafting (and recently complete) this deck. A lot of folks will argue that the blue decks in the format can outpace decks like this, and in some respects, they can, but many things need to fall into place for that to happen. That is where skill and tempo breaking come in handy, disrupting the alignment of their plans. While the deck isn't an answer to the legacy format, it is a fantastically fun deck to play, and provides a wealth of enjoyable games. If you can invest in such a build, I strongly recommend it, but be sure to read everything you can before building, as some of these investments are costly, and you really don't want to buy a bunch of stuff you won't use in the deck. I wish you the best of luck if you choose to build a deck like this. Thanks for the +1.
August 10, 2017 2:11 p.m.
TheGodofNight yeah the budget of this deck is out of my reach but it might be a deck I get over time card by card; I'm glad someone appreciates this deck as much as me!
August 10, 2017 3:27 p.m.
I was fortunate enough to have a decent trade pool of modern cards to expedite the building process. It's tough to know what is going to be good and what isn't, thankfully, I bought into a couple of really good decks that I was able to trade stuff from to complete this and still maintain a decent selection of playable modern decks. Even if it you do it one card at a time, it's still awesome to build towards it. And always keep an eye for new cards that might make the cut, they will drive some of the costs down. Best of luck.
August 10, 2017 3:35 p.m.
I constructed a deck list of my own, ended up more similar to yours than I realized initially
Sick deck list, check mine out if you want. It's on my oage
September 24, 2017 7:27 p.m.
I made a sideboardversion against it.. but it's hard to win (40% change).
October 15, 2017 6:34 p.m.
I played BW Deathblade/Ale in legacy for years but when Deathrite Shaman (great with/against Wasteland and against Daze at the time) and Abrupt Decay (Miracles, Delver, etc.) were spoiled I immediately went green and haven't looked back. This allowed for Krosan Grip to make it into the sideboard as well as Maelstrom Pulse if I wanted them.
As far as the Ale/Pox/Deathblade archetype is concerned, one of the best cards to run is, in my opinion, Hymn to Tourach. The deck is good against Blue tempo/control, but the almost always 2 for 1 is rarely bad (opponents Brainstorm to hide the good stuff but what do you do? It's also a consummate Force target, so Liliana, Confidant, etc. have a better chance of resolving (even better with Shaman ;) )
Another card I like in the side is Gerrard's Verdict. One resolution against Burn is gg (if you're concerned about burn) and more 2 for 1s in control matches are always welcome.
Just my 2 cents
December 2, 2017 1:42 p.m.
I think it's not insane to include another copy of gideon, mainly because legacy is really heavy in abrupt decay, and just landing Gideon, activating his emblem and then passing into an abrupt decay with no other Gideon in the deck feels kinda bad man
January 6, 2018 2:55 a.m.
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