Grand Prix Las Vegas is only three weeks away!! I can’t believe that we are three weeks away already. Where has the time gone? I started this project right at the beginning of the year and we’re already halfway through. I haven’t written in a couple weeks because the week before Vegas is my wedding and I’ve had a lot on my plate, so I apologize. I am back though and ready to rumble!

As I wrote a month ago I was saving May and June’s budgets to spend together after the metagame settled down. I’m glad I did! Between cards I would be able to trade out and the cash I had on hand I was able to make some major updates to the list and you’ll see my final iteration below!

Death and Taxes

Creatures (22)
Mother of Runes
Phyrexian Revoker
Stoneforge Mystic
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Recruiter of the Guard
Mirran Crusader
Sanctum Prelate

Spells (16)
Swords to Plowshares
Sword of Fire and Ice
Smuggler's Copter
Aether Vial
Umezawa's Jitte
Chrome Mox
Lands (22)
Ghost Quarter
10 Plains
Cavern of Souls

Sideboard (15)
Ethersworn Canonist
Eidolon of Rhetoric
Faerie Macabre
Surgical Extraction
Absolute Law
Council's Judgement
Thalia, Heretic Cathar
Pithing Needle

Without a doubt the largest change is the addition of two Chrome Mox (which I cut a Serra Avenger and a Plains for) to help speed the deck up. Without Miracles this metagame has gotten ridiculously fast. A lot of what would normally be turn two plays really need to happen on turn one. Chrome Mox allows me to get turn one Thalia, Canonist, etc which makes a really big difference against a lot of decks you’ll face these days.

You will also notice my favorite piece of spice is gone. I was forced to cut Akroma, but it was to make room for the Sword of Fire and Ice so I feel like that is okay. With all the Delver running around SOFI is too good to not splurge on.

You’ll notice a huge change to the creature package—I cut all of the Leonin Arbiters. With so many greedy decks right now, four Ghost Quarters are practically Strip Mines so I am not as worried about having Arbiter available. I took that space and put in two Recruiter of the Guard plus an extra Stoneforge Mystic and Phyrexian Revoker. This not only brings the list to a much more traditional build but also helps make it more resilient in the currently metagame dominated by Delver and Storm.

The last changes I’ve made are to the sideboard. I cut Meekstone for Council’s Judgment, which is an exciting change. I also swapped out one Faerie Macabre for Surgical Extraction to help improve some of our tougher graveyard matchups. Finally, two of the three copies of Eidolon of Rhetoric are now Ethersworn Canonist which shuts down more decks and I can also cast Ethersworn turn one with Chrome Mox.

Overall I’m really happy with where the deck is ending up. It really helps show how easy and affordable it can be to build a real Legacy deck. Now I just have to survive the next three weeks with a deck I’m a poor pilot for! Come watch me stream my final stretch to Vegas.

Kate hails from Worcester MA and also does a bit of Card Altering. Check her Stuff out on Facebook! She mainly plays legacy and modern though will occasionally find herself playing EDH.

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