- 4x Elephant Grass
- 4x Enchantress's Presence
- 2x Mirri's Guile
- 2x Oblivion Ring
- 2x Rest in Peace
- 2x Solitary Confinement
- 2x Sterling Grove
- 4x Utopia Sprawl
- 4x Wild Growth
- 1x Words of War
- 4x Forest
- 1x Karakas
- 3x Plains
- 2x Savannah
- 3x Serra's Sanctum
- 1x Taiga
- 4x Windswept Heath
- 2x Wooded Foothills
I also made a meta breaking deck with sideboardversions for all kind of decks. Here is one for your deck - please let me know what you think: Flammendes Schwert 18 thank you in advance.
May 27, 2017 2:58 p.m.
Hi Flammendes Schwert,to be honest I expect your deck to run into a lot of troubles at any legacy event due to its inconsistant maindeck build and the many subpar cardchoices. If you want to power out some cards like admonition angel early you should run more dark rituals. And since you rely on several maindeck cards with 2 or even 3 mana symbols I would advice you to play more scrublands. But this are only a few things to mention about your deck. The main point is the questionable consistency. Yo have too many one ofs without enough card draw or tutor effects to find them if you need them. Coming back to your question:
I think you have several cards working well against me in the maindeck already. Discard und untargeted removal like wrath of god, zealous persecution or councils judgement deal with my enchantresses pretty easily. Disenchant, fracturing gust and the vindicate effects deal with several other threats but I believe you play not enough of the cards you really want to draw into. Hymn to tourach is a killer card, yet you play only one (and instead of more of it you play castigate).
The sideboard offers sadly several targeted removal which does not affect my creatures at all. Containment priest is good against green suns zenith of course, but again, it will be one card without to much card draw and tutoring on your side so it will be mere luck if you draw it in the right moment.
Maybe you can write some lines on your deck to let people know why you choose which card. Understanding this can let other people help you much more easily. Some people build decks with card they have only, and this is totally fine! In fact, this is how I started my enchantress deck long time ago. With time I added card after card to get it looking good and furthermore: working good! The last tournament I played in was 05/2017 and my deck went 2/3/1 (wins/losses/draws).
May 28, 2017 7:54 a.m.
A general procedure when building a deck is to figure out what your deck is best at and how you can use this to win against your opponent. Maybe have this in mind and try to play more copies of cards you estimate as valuable for your general gameplan.
The sideboard should improve your deck against bad matchups but the maindeck should follow a certain gameplan when it comes to the question how you win an how you play in particular.
May 28, 2017 8:09 a.m.
I played my enchantress list on many legacy events and I'am a big fan of Emrakul mainboard. It's the safest wincon, because he can't be countered! Apart from that your list looks great!
May 28, 2017 8:48 a.m.
Interesting looking list - I'm always keen to look into anything that bills itself as fairly budget in order to try out more Legacy play (my only Legacy deck was built simply from cards I loved too but is now actually relatively reasonable). Also a big fan of anyone working around the sheer boredom that is Emrakul...
Anyway, my question is: do you think this deck can remain viable - even at a lower level - with a cheaper land base? There is no way I'd consider shelling out for that just to try a deck out, and I'm only wondering because I've recently built a Modern Jund deck with no shocks or fetches that, to my surprise, barely ever has mana problems. Would the amount of card draw be sufficient to counter the increased chances of drawing land without the latter in this deck, or would you suggest maybe running other tutors (say more Mystical) to thin the deck and maybe concentrate on the Helm combo finish? I know Legacy is a different beast but sometimes just doing the unexpected can make all the difference in how your opponent reacts. Anyway thanks for posting this, certainly given me some ideas!
May 29, 2017 3:47 a.m.
I think this deck works out very well without the dual base at all. I played it very Long with shocklands and even longer ago I played it without any Shocks or duals (thought it didnt Feature red at this time).
I started my "career" with enchantress on creature and aura based winconditions in a more casual Environment. The more i got into the legacy ideas of deckbuilding, the deeper I got into the combo part of enchantress. I can try building a viable budget version of this deck if you are interested. I think this should be fairly doable.
Running the rip/helm combo is a bliss and can be an explosive wincondition, but you should always Keep an eye out for another win condition, since countermagic is the heart of legacy... I saw an interesting list featuring 2 gitaxian probe alongside one City of solitude in the main deck, maybe i can put this in the Budget Version aswell.Since it will take some time thinking about it, I guess I will be able to build it at wednesday evening.
best regards :-)
May 29, 2017 5:13 a.m.
If anyone is interested: I added a budget version of this deck.
You can find it here:
May 31, 2017 5:21 p.m.
Thanks for the reply, I'll look into it. It's always fun trying to get around the "buy to win" that seems pretty prevalent in Eternal formats - my own Legacy has only been affordable because I've created it over a long period, had some very lucky wins on eBay and most importantly of all runs 16 basic lands and 4 Leechridden Swamps as a land base...