Intro to legacy infect

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Posted on May 10, 2017, 8:24 a.m. by Dabean27

Hey I've played modern infect for a bit over a year and I want to get into legacy. Is legacy infect a good way to enter the format? Ive basically picked everything up from berserks to library except for the forces and duals. Any advice would be appreciated

LeaPlath says... #2

Get those forces and at least 1 dual, and you are probably set.

Just remember, Legacy infect is more a tempo than an all in combo deck. You can sit back, make beats, sculpt a hand, then go off when you need to.

May 10, 2017 8:57 a.m.

Dabean27 says... #3

How are it's matchups? How's it looking now with the end of miracles

May 10, 2017 10:29 a.m.

iAzire says... #4

I'm actually really curious too. I was thinking about getting into Legacy with an Infect deck. Are there any good example decks of what I'm looking to build?

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May 10, 2017 10:46 a.m.

GeminiSpartanX says... #5

Legacy Infect should be a little better now that Miracles is gone, and is capable of putting up solid finishes. If you plan on playing in regular legacy events, I think it is a fine choice. Just make sure to get 1-2 duals asap, since playing a Daze deck with shocks just doesn't work out too well in my experience. I also have Legacy Infect, but am missing only the duals. Luckily my playtesting group allows me to use the shocks as proxies for the trops, so I could get a feel for it.

May 10, 2017 10:51 a.m.

Dabean27 says... #6

There's legacy fnm a few hours from where I live and my local lgs has quite a few legacy players but I have a pretty solid list at leading I think so I just really need practice and how to play and pilot the deck

May 10, 2017 10:59 a.m.

LeaPlath says... #7

iAzire This is fairly standard

The main combo is Invigorate + Berserk for the win for 1 mana. You've got a small Crop Rotation package to counter sacrifice effects, buff a dude, fetch a silver bullet or get an Inkmoth. Brainstorm, Ponder, Sylvan Library let you sculpt the hand with all the fetches.

May 10, 2017 12:35 p.m.

iAzire says... #8

Hey thanks LeaPlath. I like to put my own spin on things, but a starting point is always great.

I just moved a few weeks ago and my new location has a decent sized Legacy following.

May 11, 2017 12:11 a.m.

LeaPlath says... #9

iAzire Well in legacy mainboards tend to be very tight. I belive infect has variation around karakas mainboard, if you play white for swords mainboard (1-3 copies) and sideboard tech, 3 with 1 in the side or 4 force. The deck has been pretty well mapped out and you are best off finding stuff in the sideboard to tweak.

May 11, 2017 3:02 a.m.

iAzire says... #11

Thank you LeaPlath.

May 12, 2017 8:25 a.m.

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