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See You, Space Cowboy...

Legacy Control GWU (Bant) Theme/Gimmick



I cant be stuck in one place for long...

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Check out Ambition on youtube if you dig this compilation!
This is an experimental deck revolving around Astral Slide. It's a card that's been brewed around for ages in various formats.

I love Pirates, but don't feel any from the new Ixalan set are particularly Legacy worthy yet. and have a particular affection for Cowboy Bebop; Rishada is primarily inhabited by pirates. Astral + Rishada = Space Pirates.

The core idea is to flicker our Rishadans: Rishadan Brigand , Rishadan Cutpurse and Rishadan Footpad to abuse their ETBs forcing opponents to sacrifice permanents.

Our enablers to trigger Astral Slide are our cycling lands: Lonely Sandbar , Tranquil Thicket, Secluded Steppe and the new BiCycle lands from Amonkhet - Irrigated Farmland and Scattered Groves.

Other cycling cards like Nimble Obstructionist seems like a fantastic card to cycle on its own, and Censor is a mini-Miscalculation, but can be cycled for cheap if need be.

There's a cute interaction between Edge of Autumn and Flagstones of Trokair. Not only are we getting a land, we cycling and thus trigger Astral Slide, blinking our things.

Ghostly Flicker blinks our things and triggers the Pirates' effects; Eternal Witness and Life from the Loam offer graveyard recursion for our cycled cards; E-Wit can also be blinked for repeated effect.

Should you wish to go a more budget route with the manabase, the shocklands should suffice in place of the ABUR dual lands. Lotus Petal is an okay solution to Mox Diamond, especially with it's insane spike in price. It can also benefit from Eternal Witness. enter image description here


I just want to take this time to thank you all for getting this deck to #1!

Please, continue to sit back, take a load of and enjoy the endless tunes at Cowboy Cafe.


KailDaemon says... #1

Probably one of my all time favorites is cowboy beebop

October 3, 2017 6 p.m.

n0bunga says... #2

Ilu, homie

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October 3, 2017 6:05 p.m.

skoobysnackz says... #3

Well I'm a Cowboy Beebop fan, this gets my lovin' ;)

October 4, 2017 3:10 p.m.

Came in for the Title and Format. Stayed for the music. Perhaps a couple of Exploration and Ponder could help make the deck a bit faster, we are playing blue after all.

October 5, 2017 2:57 p.m.

DrkNinja says... #5

Really like the deck and I love the CB theme! It was one of my first anime's of all time! Also I'm just curious why Edge of Autumn? Rampant Growth or Search for Tomorrow would be better as they don't have that pesky "If you control four or fewer lands" clause.

October 6, 2017 2:27 p.m.

n0bunga says... #6

DrkNinja glad you dig it, friend!

I chose it for its cycling synergy with the deck, and interaction with Flagstones of Trokair. I can sac it, grabbing any dual land with Plains!

October 6, 2017 2:49 p.m.

DrkNinja says... #7

n0bunga Holy shit I didn't even see the cycling part... I'm sorry. You right! lol

October 6, 2017 3:04 p.m.

superhuman21 says... #8

There is a website design axiom: There is NO such thing as too little sound.

October 7, 2017 11:52 a.m.

skoobysnackz says... #9

Hey, I kind of have a formatting question for you. How do you get the youtube video to start without having to click on it? I've been trying to figure it out for a while, but I'm not very familiar with code and all that so all I've been able to figure out so far is how to embed the video.

October 7, 2017 12:55 p.m.

n0bunga says... #10


No worries! So when you click the YouTube button in the deck description and enter the link, after its address add the following after the video ID in the url:


And after the equal sign, readd the same video ID once again.

This tells it to autoplay, and loop the song.

October 7, 2017 1:49 p.m.

skoobysnackz says... #11

Thanks for the help n0bunga, I got it to work!

October 7, 2017 3:02 p.m.


I know you don't play black here, but wouldn't Dire Fleet Ravager be very powerful here?

October 8, 2017 3:27 a.m.

n0bunga says... #13


Honestly, if I wanted to go that route I'd probably just use Pox but I get what you mean; abusing the mini pox ability seems great.

Glad you enjoy the deck! :)

October 8, 2017 6:26 a.m.

elpokitolama says... #14

Why the hell can't I upvote it ten times

October 14, 2017 6:25 a.m.

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This deck is Legacy legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.86
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Top rank #1 on 2017-10-12
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-1 Ponder maybe
-1 Exploration maybe
-1 Rampant Growth maybe
-1 Search for Tomorrow maybe