We’re only a month out from Eternal Weekend, so it’s time to really put my nose to the grindstone. Last week I said that I would be playing Mud but I didn’t get into the list that I’m playing. I haven’t tested this exact list since because it includes an Ixalan card that obviously isn’t legal yet, but I think that this list has a lot of potential.  

Mud Post

Lands (22)
Ancient Tomb
Cavern of Souls
City of Traitors
Eye of Ugin

Creatures (15)
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
Ulamog, The Ceaseless Hunger
Myr Battlesphere
Sundering Titan
Wurmcoil Engine

Spells (24)
Bottled Cloister
Chalice of the Void
Grim Monolith
Lightning Greaves
Sorcerous Spyglass
Staff of Domination
Trading Post
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
Sideboard (15)
All Is Dust
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
Grafdigger’s Cage
Oblivion Stone
Platinum Angel
Platinum Emperion
Spine of Ish Sah
Sphere or Resistance

It’s been awhile since I wrote in depth about the Mud list that I’ve been playing, so I’m going to really dig into it now. The lands package is fairly typical for Mud—the only main difference is a lot of traditional Forgemaster lists run some Wastelands. I personally find it greedy and unnecessary. I’m more focused on ramping up than worrying about my opponent’s mana base.  


The creatures are where my list gets different, as I don’t run Kuldotha Forgemaster combo. I prefer to lock my opponent out and focus on ramp using Post lands and Metalworker to then cast a fatty like Emrakul or Newlamog. Mr Battlesphere is surprisingly effective in control matchups.  When I drop Cavern of Souls, I often name Construct so I can get Metalworker down without worrying about Force of Will, and Myr Battlesphere is a Construct too. I’ve definitely had games where my opponent has me locked or they have an Ensnaring Bridge but I’m able to get at them with Myr Battlesphere and its tokens.

The rest of the creatures are just obvious powerhouses. Sundering Titan has been great with all the greedy three- and four-color decks in the Legacy metagame. Resolving Sundering Titan against Czech Pile feels nice, let me tell you. It’s been great how many lands I can destroy when Sundering Titan hits the board, and then my opponents are often afraid to remove because they know it will wipe out any new lands they have or any that had been left.

Artifacts and Such

The lock pieces—Chalice of the Void and Trinisphere—are fantastic in a deck that can easily play either on turn one. Few decks in the format operate well through either of them right now that I’d even consider moving onto one of the builds that runs Exploration Map instead of Chalice.  I’m really excited for Sorcerous Spyglass because it means having a two-mana Pithing Needle so I can run Chalice and still be able to shut down Wasteland or other problem permanents.

Staff of Domination is part of the infinite combo with Metalworker but it’s also a great card draw when I have a ton of mana and I’m not able to find the fatty that I need. Trading Post is mainly there to break the combo—sacrifice Kozilek to shuffle my graveyard into my library so I don’t deck myself—but works as a great toolbox in grindy matchups. Bottled Cloister also helps in those matchups, makes my opponent’s hand disruption like Hymn and Liliana completely worthless. There aren’t a lot of spells that people run to hit four-mana artifacts in the format so I’m not really scared about it being removed.  

Ugin is probably my favorite card in the deck, I can get it out so quickly and there isn’t much that most decks in Legacy can do once it lands. It basically unbeatable for most people, normally is responded to with the scoop phase. It’s pretty amazing, especially with all the greedy four-color decks out there.  


I’ve found that I’ve had decent success with this deck because of all the greedy decks out there right now. It gives me the chance to ramp into something powerful, and Chalice and Trinisphere shut down a lot of decks at the moment. The creatures that I have are extremely powerful against a majority of the decks in the format also.

I’m really looking forward to Eternal Weekend and hoping that I do well. Follow along as I prepare!

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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