Major paper Magic events being cancelled in 2020 has fortunately come with the silver lining of new opportunities to play digitally, and Eternal Weekend on Magic Online was the best yet. With each tournament entry fee also providing players access to every card to play in the event, Eternal formats have never been more accessible.

The attendance numbers speak for themselves. Last weekend featured three Legacy events, and each drew hundreds of players—the final event capped out at the maximum 672 entrants! These were massive events by any standard, digital or paper, something like miniature Grand Prix. With serious prizes including an original card art painting to first place, the competition was fierce.

Between three Eternal Weekend events and the usual two Legacy Challenges, last weekend provided the best look at the Legacy metagame available all year. You'd have to go all the way back to Grand Prix Bologna last November for something comparable, and even its nearly 1600 players were eclipsed by the total entrants last weekend.

Not only do these results paint a picture of the overall Legacy metagame, but of the impact Zendikar Rising has had on the metagame. This powerful set has made waves through Historic, Pioneer, and Modern, and now we can clearly see it has had a real effect on Legacy too. Today I'll cover all the new cards that have made their way to Legacy, and analyze the impact they're having.

Oops, All Double-Faced Cards

I've written in-depth about how Zendikar Rising's modal double-faced cards (MDFCs) are being used unfairly in the "Oops, All Spells" strategy with Balustrade Spy and Undercity Informer in Pioneer and Modern, but it has now proven to be competitive in Legacy. After reaching Top 8 of a Challenge on Saturday, the deck made it all the way to the finals of the third Eternal Weekend Legacy tournament.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Oops All Spells by Sherwinator

'Oops All Spells' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: Sherwinator

Event: MTGO Legacy Premier #12218024

Rank: 2nd

Legacy

Market Price: $549.93

Cards

Chrome Mox

Market Price: $34.96

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Imprint — When Chrome Mox enters the battlefield, you may exile a nonartifact, nonland card from your hand.
{T}: Add one mana of any of the exiled card's colors.

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Force of Vigor

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $6.05

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If it's not your turn, you may exile a green card from your hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Destroy up to two target artifacts and/or enchantments.

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Ground Seal

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.23

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When Ground Seal enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Cards in graveyards can't be the targets of spells or abilities.

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Agadeem's Awakening

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $14.06

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Return from your graveyard to the battlefield any number of target creature cards that each have a different converted mana cost X or less.

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Dark Ritual

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.65

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Add {B}{B}{B}.

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Narcomoeba

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.27

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Flying
When Narcomoeba is put into your graveyard from your library, you may put it onto the battlefield.

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Undercity Informer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.51

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{1}, Sacrifice a creature: Target player reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal a land card, then puts those cards into their graveyard.

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Lotus Petal

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{T}, Sacrifice Lotus Petal: Add one mana of any color.

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Balustrade Spy

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.11

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Flying
When Balustrade Spy enters the battlefield, target player reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal a land card, then puts those cards into their graveyard.

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Chancellor of the Annex

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $1.56

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You may reveal this card from your opening hand. If you do, when each opponent casts their first spell of the game, counter that spell unless that player pays {1}.
Flying
Whenever an opponent casts a spell, counter it unless that player pays {1}.

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Turntimber Symbiosis

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $7.19

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Look at the top seven cards of your library. You may put a creature card from among them onto the battlefield. If that card has converted mana cost 3 or less, it enters with three additional +1/+1 counters on it. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Veil of Summer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $6.28

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Draw a card if an opponent has cast a blue or black spell this turn. Spells you control can't be countered this turn. You and permanents you control gain hexproof from blue and from black until end of turn. (You and they can't be the targets of blue or black spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Dread Return

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.39

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Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Flashback—Sacrifice three creatures. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Xantid Swarm

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.41

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Flying
Whenever Xantid Swarm attacks, defending player can't cast spells this turn.

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Elvish Spirit Guide

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $8.65

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Exile Elvish Spirit Guide from your hand: Add {G}.

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Thassa's Oracle

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.80

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When Thassa's Oracle enters the battlefield, look at the top X cards of your library, where X is your devotion to blue. Put up to one of them on top of your library and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. If X is greater than or equal to the number of cards in your library, you win the game. (Each {U} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to blue.)

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Cabal Therapy

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.90

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Choose a nonland card name. Target player reveals their hand and discards all cards with that name.
Flashback—Sacrifice a creature. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Nature's Claim

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.67

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Destroy target artifact or enchantment. Its controller gains 4 life.

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Pact of Negation

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $31.88

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Counter target spell.
At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay {3}{U}{U}. If you don't, you lose the game.

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Bridge from Below

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.14

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Whenever a nontoken creature is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, if Bridge from Below is in your graveyard, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.
When a creature is put into an opponent's graveyard from the battlefield, if Bridge from Below is in your graveyard, exile Bridge from Below.

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Cabal Ritual

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.25

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Add {B}{B}{B}.
Threshold — Add {B}{B}{B}{B}{B} instead if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.

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Wild Cantor

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $0.25

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({R/G} can be paid with either {R} or {G}.)
Sacrifice Wild Cantor: Add one mana of any color.

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Simian Spirit Guide

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.27

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Exile Simian Spirit Guide from your hand: Add {R}.

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Summoner's Pact

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $10.20

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Search your library for a green creature card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay {2}{G}{G}. If you don't, you lose the game.

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Leyline of Lifeforce

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.42

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If Leyline of Lifeforce is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
Creature spells can't be countered.

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This sort of strategy has been around as a gimmick since Gatecrash in 2013, but the MDFCs have finally made it legitimately competitive by adding reliable and reusable mana sources. And mana is the name of the game, because beyond the combo pieces themselves, nearly the entire deck is nothing but mana acceleration.

The goal of the deck is to play one of its eight enablers as soon as possible, and it has the tools to do so on turn one with frightening consistency. Where the Pioneer version uses Sylvan Caryatid and Paradise Druid, and the Modern version uses artifact mana including Pentad Prism, the Legacy deck has access to everything from Lotus Petal and Chrome Mox, to Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual, to Simian Spirit Guide and Elvish Spirit Guide. The ingenious inclusion of Summoner's Pact functions as four more copies of Elvish Spirit Guide, but can also find a Wild Cantor to filter red or green mana into the required black to cast a combo enabler.

Beyond its impressive speed, the Legacy version also brings with it an incredibly high power level. In Pioneer the deck's power level is capped at draining some life with Creeping Chill and putting a bunch of copies of Prized Amalgam and Silversmote Ghoul into play. This just isn't always enough, and in my experience, the deck can easily lose to a board of big Spirits or even an active Omnath, Locus of Creation gaining life. In Modern Vengevine does better, but even this isn't a sure win.

In Legacy, casting Dread Return for Thassa's Oracle presents a surefire and immediate win, giving the opponent not a single turn to steal the game. It even wins before having to pay for any pact triggers, so Summoner's Pact is as good as another ritual, and critically, Pact of Negation is a hard counter protecting the combo.

Add in some additional protection like Cabal Therapy to clear the way for Dread Return and you have a deck few opponents will be able to stop. Going further, the sideboard is completely dedicated to pushing the combo through any countermeasures opponents will turn to.

The sideboard includes some particularly nasty technology in Leyline of Lifeforce. I can't remember seeing this card used before, but in a deck that wins by resolving a single creature, it's quite a powerful hoser against opponents relying on countermagic. Taking a play from Storm's sideboard, Xantid Swarm goes further by stopping all countermagic outright, and will likely catch opponents with no creature removal to stop it.

To combat graveyard hosers, Force of Vigor and Nature's Claim remove all of the common permanent-based hosers like Leyline of the Void and Soul-Guide Lantern. Ground Seal adds protection against troublesome spell-based hosers Surgical Extraction and Ravenous Trap that would otherwise require a Pact of Negation to stop.

Far from the gimmick it once was, the Oops, All Spells strategy is now the real deal in Legacy. It's one of the fastest and most consistent decks in the format. It's going to keep winning as long as it's not respected, and will still win plenty once opponents do.

If things start to get really hostile, the strategy does have the option of switching to a slower but more robust and versatile blue-based version with Brainstorm, Ponder, and Force of Will. This variation really takes advantage of the MDFCs to help the strategy play a longer and more traditional game of Magic, and put the deck into 11th place of the same event where the all-in version took second.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Oops All Spells by ReanimatorFiend

'Oops All Spells' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: ReanimatorFiend

Event: MTGO Legacy Premier #12218024

Rank: 9th-16th

Legacy

Market Price: $1110.23

Cards

Ponder

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $2.81

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Look at the top three cards of your library, then put them back in any order. You may shuffle your library.
Draw a card.

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Force of Will

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $74.74

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You may pay 1 life and exile a blue card from your hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Counter target spell.

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Doomsday

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $10.26

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Search your library and graveyard for five cards and exile the rest. Put the chosen cards on top of your library in any order. You lose half your life, rounded up.

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Undercity Informer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.51

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{1}, Sacrifice a creature: Target player reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal a land card, then puts those cards into their graveyard.

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Street Wraith

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.66

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Swampwalk (This creature can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Swamp.)
Cycling—Pay 2 life. (Pay 2 life, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Chrome Mox

Market Price: $34.96

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Imprint — When Chrome Mox enters the battlefield, you may exile a nonartifact, nonland card from your hand.
{T}: Add one mana of any of the exiled card's colors.

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Thassa's Oracle

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.80

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When Thassa's Oracle enters the battlefield, look at the top X cards of your library, where X is your devotion to blue. Put up to one of them on top of your library and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. If X is greater than or equal to the number of cards in your library, you win the game. (Each {U} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to blue.)

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $10.75

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.

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Goblin Charbelcher

Market Price: $0.96

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{3}, {T}: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Goblin Charbelcher deals damage equal to the number of nonland cards revealed this way to any target. If the revealed land card was a Mountain, Goblin Charbelcher deals double that damage instead. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Preordain

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.35

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Scry 2, then draw a card. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

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Sea Gate Restoration

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $7.14

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Draw cards equal to the number of cards in your hand plus one. You have no maximum hand size for the rest of the game.

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Nexus of Fate

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $20.88

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Take an extra turn after this one.
If Nexus of Fate would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, reveal Nexus of Fate and shuffle it into its owner's library instead.

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Lotus Petal

Market Price: $9.39

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{T}, Sacrifice Lotus Petal: Add one mana of any color.

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Jwari Disruption

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.28

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Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.

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Brainstorm

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.00

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Draw three cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

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Lion's Eye Diamond

Market Price: $344.41

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Discard your hand, Sacrifice Lion's Eye Diamond: Add three mana of any one color. Activate this ability only any time you could cast an instant.

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Cabal Therapy

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.90

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Choose a nonland card name. Target player reveals their hand and discards all cards with that name.
Flashback—Sacrifice a creature. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Narcomoeba

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.27

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Flying
When Narcomoeba is put into your graveyard from your library, you may put it onto the battlefield.

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Pelakka Predation

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.13

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Target opponent reveals their hand. You choose a card from it with converted mana cost 3 or greater. That player discards that card.

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Dark Ritual

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.65

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Add {B}{B}{B}.

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Pact of Negation

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $31.88

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Counter target spell.
At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay {3}{U}{U}. If you don't, you lose the game.

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Dread Return

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.39

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Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Flashback—Sacrifice three creatures. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Edge of Autumn

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $2.26

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If you control four or fewer lands, search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
Cycling—Sacrifice a land. (Sacrifice a land, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Cabal Ritual

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.25

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Add {B}{B}{B}.
Threshold — Add {B}{B}{B}{B}{B} instead if seven or more cards are in your graveyard.

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Ideas Unbound

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.84

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Draw three cards. Discard three cards at the beginning of the next end step.

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Balustrade Spy

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.11

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Flying
When Balustrade Spy enters the battlefield, target player reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal a land card, then puts those cards into their graveyard.

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Agadeem's Awakening

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $14.06

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Return from your graveyard to the battlefield any number of target creature cards that each have a different converted mana cost X or less.

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Modal Double-Faced Cards Used Fairly

The MDFCs also have potential to be used fairly as a seamless addition to the manabases of traditional decks.

The best example is Shatterskull Smashing in the Mono-Red Prison deck, which reached the Top 4 of the first Legacy event.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Mono-Red Prison by basuta

'Mono-Red Prison' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: basuta

Event: Legacy Premier #12218022

Rank: 3rd-4th

Legacy

Market Price: $1349.12

Cards

Ensnaring Bridge

Market Price: $13.09

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Creatures with power greater than the number of cards in your hand can't attack.

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Chalice of the Void

Market Price: $36.90

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Chalice of the Void enters the battlefield with X charge counters on it.
Whenever a player casts a spell with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Chalice of the Void, counter that spell.

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Magus of the Moon

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $15.06

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Nonbasic lands are Mountains.

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Chrome Mox

Market Price: $34.96

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Imprint — When Chrome Mox enters the battlefield, you may exile a nonartifact, nonland card from your hand.
{T}: Add one mana of any of the exiled card's colors.

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Goblin Rabblemaster

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.91

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Other Goblin creatures you control attack each combat if able.
At the beginning of combat on your turn, create a 1/1 red Goblin creature token with haste.
Whenever Goblin Rabblemaster attacks, it gets +1/+0 until end of turn for each other attacking Goblin.

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Great Furnace

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.38

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{T}: Add {R}.

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Liquimetal Coating

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{T}: Target permanent becomes an artifact in addition to its other types until end of turn.

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Tormod's Crypt

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{T}, Sacrifice Tormod's Crypt: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

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Anje's Ravager

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.23

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Anje's Ravager attacks each combat if able.
Whenever Anje's Ravager attacks, discard your hand, then draw three cards.
Madness {1}{R} (If you discard this card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)

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Sorcerous Spyglass

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As Sorcerous Spyglass enters the battlefield, look at an opponent's hand, then choose any card name.
Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.27

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.76

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Mycosynth Lattice

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All permanents are artifacts in addition to their other types.
All cards that aren't on the battlefield, spells, and permanents are colorless.
Players may spend mana as though it were mana of any color.

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Pia and Kiran Nalaar

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.16

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When Pia and Kiran Nalaar enters the battlefield, create two 1/1 colorless Thopter artifact creature tokens with flying.
{2}{R}, Sacrifice an artifact: Pia and Kiran Nalaar deals 2 damage to any target.

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Trinisphere

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As long as Trinisphere is untapped, each spell that would cost less than three mana to cast costs three mana to cast. (Additional mana in the cost may be paid with any color of mana or colorless mana. For example, a spell that would cost {1}{B} to cast costs {2}{B} to cast instead.)

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Walking Ballista

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Walking Ballista enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
{4}: Put a +1/+1 counter on Walking Ballista.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from Walking Ballista: It deals 1 damage to any target.

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Legion Warboss

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.41

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Mentor (Whenever this creature attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on target attacking creature with lesser power.)
At the beginning of combat on your turn, create a 1/1 red Goblin creature token. That token gains haste until end of turn and attacks this combat if able.

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Shatterskull Smashing

Color Identity:R

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Shatterskull Smashing deals X damage divided as you choose among up to two target creatures and/or planeswalkers. If X is 6 or more, Shatterskull Smashing deals twice X damage divided as you choose among them instead.

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Simian Spirit Guide

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.27

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Exile Simian Spirit Guide from your hand: Add {R}.

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Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $4.81

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+1: Exile the top card of your library. You may cast that card. If you don't, Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 2 damage to each opponent.
+1: Add {R}{R}.
−3: Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 4 damage to target creature.
−7: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast a spell, this emblem deals 5 damage to any target."

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Blood Moon

Color Identity:R

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Nonbasic lands are Mountains.

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Karn, the Great Creator

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Activated abilities of artifacts your opponents control can't be activated.
+1: Until your next turn, up to one target noncreature artifact becomes an artifact creature with power and toughness each equal to its converted mana cost.
−2: You may reveal an artifact card you own from outside the game or choose a face-up artifact card you own in exile. Put that card into your hand.

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City of Traitors

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When you play another land, sacrifice City of Traitors.
{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Ancient Tomb

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{T}: Add {C}{C}. Ancient Tomb deals 2 damage to you.

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Engineered Explosives

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Sunburst (This enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it for each color of mana spent to cast it.)
{2}, Sacrifice Engineered Explosives: Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Engineered Explosives.

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Replacing a few copies of Mountain with Shatterskull Smashing comes with the very low opportunity cost of a few life points in some games, which in many matchups won't actually matter. It's a low cost compared to the potential upside of having a whole extra spell to cast. It's a fine way to help finish a game to be sure, but the real bonus is having added removal options.

This is a Prison deck after all, and the more ways it has to neutralize opposing threats, the better. Locking down the opponent with Blood Moon but then losing to something like an unchecked Delver of Secrets or a planeswalker is a very real concern for the strategy. Shatterskull Smashing helps mitigate those situations. And as a deck full of red creatures, sometimes it does just get aggressive and win without truly locking the opponent down.

Mono-Red Prison is a classic Legacy archetype that has had a tough time competing against the overpowered new printings of the past year. The addition of an MDFC is subtle, but it has a real impact on the deck. It makes the deck just that much more powerful and well-rounded, and every bit helps.

Skyclave Apparition and the Rise of Death & Taxes

Another Legacy archetype that had seen better days before Zendikar Rising was Death and Taxes. This fusion of white creature aggro and a prison/mana denial strategy has always fought an uphill battle against the best cards in the game, yet has persisted as one of the most successful decks in the history of Legacy. While it never fell completely away from the metagame, it has had a hard time lately in the face of broken new cards for other decks while it gained nothing.

That all changed with the printing of Skyclave Apparition, the deck's biggest addition since Recruiter of the Guard four years ago.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Death and Taxes by toondoslav

'Death and Taxes' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: toondoslav

Event: MTGO Legacy Premier #12218022

Rank: 1st

Legacy

Market Price: $741.51

Cards

Sword of Fire and Ice

Market Price: $36.49

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Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from red and from blue.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, Sword of Fire and Ice deals 2 damage to any target and you draw a card.
Equip {2}

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Karakas

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $19.50

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{T}: Add {W}.
{T}: Return target legendary creature to its owner's hand.

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Path to Exile

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.65

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Exile target creature. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle their library.

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Grafdigger's Cage

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Creature cards in graveyards and libraries can't enter the battlefield.
Players can't cast spells from graveyards or libraries.

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Council's Judgment

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $4.87

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Will of the council — Starting with you, each player votes for a nonland permanent you don't control. Exile each permanent with the most votes or tied for most votes.

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Deafening Silence

Color Identity:W

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Each player can't cast more than one noncreature spell each turn.

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Rishadan Port

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}: Tap target land.

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Aether Vial

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At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a charge counter on Aether Vial.
{T}: You may put a creature card with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Aether Vial from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Flickerwisp

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.19

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Flying
When Flickerwisp enters the battlefield, exile another target permanent. Return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.

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Swords to Plowshares

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.22

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Exile target creature. Its controller gains life equal to its power.

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Containment Priest

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.33

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Flash
If a nontoken creature would enter the battlefield and it wasn't cast, exile it instead.

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Rest in Peace

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $6.10

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When Rest in Peace enters the battlefield, exile all cards from all graveyards.
If a card or token would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Recruiter of the Guard

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $15.39

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When Recruiter of the Guard enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a creature card with toughness 2 or less, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Stoneforge Mystic

Color Identity:W

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When Stoneforge Mystic enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an Equipment card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
{1}{W}, {T}: You may put an Equipment card from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Spirit of the Labyrinth

Color Identity:W

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Each player can't draw more than one card each turn.

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Gideon, Ally of Zendikar

Color Identity:W

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+1: Until end of turn, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar becomes a 5/5 Human Soldier Ally creature with indestructible that's still a planeswalker. Prevent all damage that would be dealt to him this turn.
0: Create a 2/2 white Knight Ally creature token.
−4: You get an emblem with "Creatures you control get +1/+1."

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Horizon Canopy

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $19.49

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {G} or {W}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Horizon Canopy: Draw a card.

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Phyrexian Revoker

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As Phyrexian Revoker enters the battlefield, choose a nonland card name.
Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated.

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Umezawa's Jitte

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Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage, put two charge counters on Umezawa's Jitte.
Remove a charge counter from Umezawa's Jitte: Choose one —
• Equipped creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
• Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.
• You gain 2 life.
Equip {2}

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Mother of Runes

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $3.25

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{T}: Target creature you control gains protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.

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Surgical Extraction

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $14.29

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({B/P} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.)
Choose target card in a graveyard other than a basic land card. Search its owner's graveyard, hand, and library for any number of cards with the same name as that card and exile them. Then that player shuffles their library.

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Sanctum Prelate

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $15.26

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As Sanctum Prelate enters the battlefield, choose a number.
Noncreature spells with converted mana cost equal to the chosen number can't be cast.

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Sword of Feast and Famine

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Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from black and from green.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card and you untap all lands you control.
Equip {2}

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Mindbreak Trap

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $8.67

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If an opponent cast three or more spells this turn, you may pay {0} rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Exile any number of target spells.

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Batterskull

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Living weapon (When this Equipment enters the battlefield, create a 0/0 black Germ creature token, then attach this to it.)
Equipped creature gets +4/+4 and has vigilance and lifelink.
{3}: Return Batterskull to its owner's hand.
Equip {5}

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Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $7.08

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First strike
Noncreature spells cost {1} more to cast.

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Wasteland

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice Wasteland: Destroy target nonbasic land.

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Skyclave Apparition

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $7.19

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When Skyclave Apparition enters the battlefield, exile up to one target nonland, nontoken permanent you don't control with converted mana cost 4 or less.
When Skyclave Apparition leaves the battlefield, the exiled card's owner creates an X/X blue Illusion creature token, where X is the converted mana cost of the exiled card.

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Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.15

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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I've already gone into detail about how Skyclave Apparition has been the single most important Zendikar Rising card for Legacy, and how it has been a boon to Death and Taxes, but it's now clear just how much it helped the archetype rise in the metagame. Death and Taxes reached the Top 8 in all three EW Legacy events, including two in one of the Top 8s, as well as an outright victory in the second event.

Death and Taxes suddenly looks like one of the best archetypes in Legacy, where broken combo decks have been in decline and fair decks are the norm. It's in these matchups where Skyclave Apparition is at its best. It provides an answer to anything the opponent can present, especially the omnipresent Oko, Thief of Crowns that the deck previously had no good answers to.

Omnath Makes Another Appearance

After Omnath, Locus of Creation was banned in Standard, I explored its meteoric rise in Modern. Now with an Eternal Weekend Top 8 on its resume, it's officially making an impact in Legacy too.

Omnath, Locus of Creation has not yet driven a new archetype built around it, nor is it being used in multiples in any existing archetypes, but as a one-of it has been a perfect way to increase the power level and prospects of Green Sun's Zenith.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Snowko by McWinSauce

'Snowko' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: McWinSauce

Event: MTGO Legacy Premier #12218022

Rank: 5th-8th

Legacy

Market Price: $3013.86

Cards

Green Sun's Zenith

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $14.97

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Search your library for a green creature card with converted mana cost X or less, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library. Shuffle Green Sun's Zenith into its owner's library.

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Force of Will

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $74.74

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You may pay 1 life and exile a blue card from your hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Counter target spell.

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Omnath, Locus of Creation

Color Identity:G,R,U,W

Market Price: $7.29

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When Omnath, Locus of Creation enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you gain 4 life if this is the first time this ability has resolved this turn. If it's the second time, add {R}{G}{W}{U}. If it's the third time, Omnath deals 4 damage to each opponent and each planeswalker you don't control.

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Underground Sea

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $568.51

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({T}: Add {U} or {B}.)

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Swords to Plowshares

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $2.22

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Exile target creature. Its controller gains life equal to its power.

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Dead of Winter

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.37

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All nonsnow creatures get -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of snow permanents you control.

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Ponder

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $2.81

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Look at the top three cards of your library, then put them back in any order. You may shuffle your library.
Draw a card.

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Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $35.24

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When Uro enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Uro enters the battlefield or attacks, you gain 3 life and draw a card, then you may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
Escape—{G}{G}{U}{U}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Snow-Covered Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.54

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Knight of the Reliquary

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $2.53

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Knight of the Reliquary gets +1/+1 for each land card in your graveyard.
{T}, Sacrifice a Forest or Plains: Search your library for a land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Misty Rainforest

Market Price: $66.43

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Misty Rainforest: Search your library for a Forest or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Polluted Delta

Market Price: $25.76

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Polluted Delta: Search your library for an Island or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Red Elemental Blast

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.65

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Choose one —
• Counter target blue spell.
• Destroy target blue permanent.

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Pyroblast

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.97

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Choose one —
• Counter target spell if it's blue.
• Destroy target permanent if it's blue.

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Field of the Dead

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Field of the Dead enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {C}.
Whenever Field of the Dead or another land enters the battlefield under your control, if you control seven or more lands with different names, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

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Nihil Spellbomb

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.25

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{T}, Sacrifice Nihil Spellbomb: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.
When Nihil Spellbomb is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay {B}. If you do, draw a card.

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Snow-Covered Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.04

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Surgical Extraction

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $14.29

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({B/P} can be paid with either {B} or 2 life.)
Choose target card in a graveyard other than a basic land card. Search its owner's graveyard, hand, and library for any number of cards with the same name as that card and exile them. Then that player shuffles their library.

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Tropical Island

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $438.16

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({T}: Add {G} or {U}.)

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Karakas

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $19.50

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{T}: Add {W}.
{T}: Return target legendary creature to its owner's hand.

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Flusterstorm

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $5.66

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Counter target instant or sorcery spell unless its controller pays {1}.
Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

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Leovold, Emissary of Trest

Color Identity:B,G,U

Market Price: $3.90

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Each opponent can't draw more than one card each turn.
Whenever you or a permanent you control becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, you may draw a card.

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $1.00

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{G}: Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on Scavenging Ooze and you gain 1 life.

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Noble Hierarch

Color Identity:G,U,W

Market Price: $11.23

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Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
{T}: Add {G}, {W}, or {U}.

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Snow-Covered Plains

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $0.25

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({T}: Add {W}.)

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Veil of Summer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $6.28

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Draw a card if an opponent has cast a blue or black spell this turn. Spells you control can't be countered this turn. You and permanents you control gain hexproof from blue and from black until end of turn. (You and they can't be the targets of blue or black spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Flooded Strand

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Flooded Strand: Search your library for a Plains or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Oko, Thief of Crowns

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $18.01

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+2: Create a Food token. (It's an artifact with "{2}, {T}, Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")
+1: Target artifact or creature loses all abilities and becomes a green Elk creature with base power and toughness 3/3.
−5: Exchange control of target artifact or creature you control and target creature an opponent controls with power 3 or less.

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Klothys, God of Destiny

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $8.00

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Indestructible
As long as your devotion to red and green is less than seven, Klothys isn't a creature.
At the beginning of your precombat main phase, exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a land card, add {R} or {G}. Otherwise, you gain 2 life and Klothys deals 2 damage to each opponent.

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Brainstorm

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $4.00

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Draw three cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

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Volcanic Island

Color Identity:R,U

Market Price: $503.56

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({T}: Add {U} or {R}.)

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Dryad Arbor

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $12.30

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(Dryad Arbor isn't a spell, it's affected by summoning sickness, and it has "{T}: Add {G}.")

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Snow-Covered Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.28

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Arcum's Astrolabe

Market Price: $0.40

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({S} can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)
When Arcum's Astrolabe enters the battlefield, draw a card.
{1}, {T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Ice-Fang Coatl

Color Identity:G,U

Market Price: $3.11

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Flash
Flying
When Ice-Fang Coatl enters the battlefield, draw a card.
Ice-Fang Coatl has deathtouch as long as you control at least three other snow permanents.

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Force of Negation

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $40.83

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If it's not your turn, you may exile a blue card from your hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Counter target noncreature spell. If that spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.

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Carpet of Flowers

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $15.97

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At the beginning of each of your main phases, if you haven't added mana with this ability this turn, you may add X mana of any one color, where X is the number of Islands target opponent controls.

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Tundra

Color Identity:U,W

Market Price: $340.87

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({T}: Add {W} or {U}.)

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Abrupt Decay

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $5.33

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less.

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Collector Ouphe

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.36

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Activated abilities of artifacts can't be activated.

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Sylvan Library

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $53.66

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At the beginning of your draw step, you may draw two additional cards. If you do, choose two cards in your hand drawn this turn. For each of those cards, pay 4 life or put the card on top of your library.

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A blue-based Green Sun's Zenith midrange deck emerged after Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath was printed as a new target, but it never really proved superior to more streamlined Snowko Control decks on one end of the spectrum or aggressive Delver decks on the other. Omnath, Locus of Creation adds a perfect tool for midrange decks trying to straddle the line, by offering a card advantage-laden tool that oppresses aggro decks with life and is a legitimate threat against control.

With multiple copies of Green Sun's Zenith to find it, the deck has plenty of access to Omnath, Locus of Creation when it wants it, but without being buried in too many copies of the legendary card when it doesn't. I doubt digging for a Jeskai creature is what the designers of Green Sun's Zenith had in mind, but here we are.

Valakut Exploration in Lands

It has flown under the radar compared to some more high-profile cards, but Valakut Exploration has found a welcome home in Legacy lands.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Lands by alli

'Lands' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: alli

Event: MTGO Legacy Premier #12218024

Rank: 9th-16th

Legacy

Market Price: $5751.27

Cards

Windswept Heath

Market Price: $13.68

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Windswept Heath: Search your library for a Forest or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Taiga

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $245.97

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({T}: Add {R} or {G}.)

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Exploration

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $15.15

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You may play an additional land on each of your turns.

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Bojuka Bog

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.76

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Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield tapped.
When Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield, exile all cards from target player's graveyard.
{T}: Add {B}.

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Red Elemental Blast

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.65

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Choose one —
• Counter target blue spell.
• Destroy target blue permanent.

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Choke

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.75

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Islands don't untap during their controllers' untap steps.

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Wasteland

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice Wasteland: Destroy target nonbasic land.

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Punishing Fire

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.33

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Punishing Fire deals 2 damage to any target.
Whenever an opponent gains life, you may pay {R}. If you do, return Punishing Fire from your graveyard to your hand.

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Valakut Exploration

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.69

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Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, exile the top card of your library. You may play that card for as long as it remains exiled.
At the beginning of your end step, if there are cards exiled with Valakut Exploration, put them into their owner's graveyard, then Valakut Exploration deals that much damage to each opponent.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $10.75

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.

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Wooded Foothills

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Wooded Foothills: Search your library for a Mountain or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Pyroblast

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $2.97

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Choose one —
• Counter target spell if it's blue.
• Destroy target permanent if it's blue.

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Dark Depths

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Dark Depths enters the battlefield with ten ice counters on it.
{3}: Remove an ice counter from Dark Depths.
When Dark Depths has no ice counters on it, sacrifice it. If you do, create Marit Lage, a legendary 20/20 black Avatar creature token with flying and indestructible.

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Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.65

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Mox Diamond

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If Mox Diamond would enter the battlefield, you may discard a land card instead. If you do, put Mox Diamond onto the battlefield. If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard.
{T}: Add one mana of any color.

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Field of the Dead

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Field of the Dead enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {C}.
Whenever Field of the Dead or another land enters the battlefield under your control, if you control seven or more lands with different names, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

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Life from the Loam

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $11.01

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Return up to three target land cards from your graveyard to your hand.
Dredge 3 (If you would draw a card, you may mill three cards instead. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand.)

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Misty Rainforest

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Misty Rainforest: Search your library for a Forest or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

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All creatures have "At the beginning of your upkeep, destroy this creature unless you pay {1}."

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Blast Zone

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Blast Zone enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it.
{T}: Add {C}.
{X}{X}, {T}: Put X charge counters on Blast Zone.
{3}, {T}, Sacrifice Blast Zone: Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Blast Zone.

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Abrupt Decay

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $5.33

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This spell can't be countered.
Destroy target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less.

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Crop Rotation

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.69

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a land.
Search your library for a land card, put that card onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Grove of the Burnwillows

Color Identity:G,R

Market Price: $4.29

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {R} or {G}. Each opponent gains 1 life.

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Maze of Ith

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{T}: Untap target attacking creature. Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by that creature this turn.

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Force of Vigor

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $6.05

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If it's not your turn, you may exile a green card from your hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Destroy up to two target artifacts and/or enchantments.

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Bayou

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $403.56

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({T}: Add {B} or {G}.)

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Elvish Reclaimer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.73

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Elvish Reclaimer gets +2/+2 as long as there are three or more land cards in your graveyard.
{2}, {T}, Sacrifice a land: Search your library for a land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Ghost Quarter

Market Price: $1.00

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}, Sacrifice Ghost Quarter: Destroy target land. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle their library.

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Karakas

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $19.50

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{T}: Add {W}.
{T}: Return target legendary creature to its owner's hand.

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Rishadan Port

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}, {T}: Tap target land.

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Sphere of Resistance

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Spells cost {1} more to cast.

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Thespian's Stage

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{T}: Add {C}.
{2}, {T}: Thespian's Stage becomes a copy of target land, except it has this ability.

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Nurturing Peatland

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $6.36

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {B} or {G}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Nurturing Peatland: Draw a card.

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Sylvan Library

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $53.66

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At the beginning of your draw step, you may draw two additional cards. If you do, choose two cards in your hand drawn this turn. For each of those cards, pay 4 life or put the card on top of your library.

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Speaking of decks that have had a hard time lately, this classic strategy has received no new tools recently, while its opponents have been given some of the best cards in the history of the game. Valakut Exploration is a welcome addition that converts each land drop into a new card, which becomes a true engine with the help of Exploration. With the ability to chain multiple lands together, this combo can quickly overwhelm opponents.

Beyond the card advantage, Valakut Exploration also adds a new source of damage as a potential win condition, which lessens the load on Dark Depths by helping Punishing Fire get the job done faster.

The deck is still technically on the outside looking in, finishing as high as ninth place in an Eternal Weekend event, but this finish plus a final appearance in a Challenge over the weekend point to a deck on the rise.

Beyond Zendikar Rising

Legacy's Eternal Weekend told us about more than just the impact of Zendikar Rising, and was a great look at the overall metagame.

As expected, Temur Delver put up solid results with a Top 8 in all three events as the format's pace setter and "deck to beat," but it's clearly beatable. Designed to beat it, and maybe the best deck to play, are any of the variations of Snowko Four and Five-Color Control decks, which earned multiple Top 8s across events, and won the first of the weekend. One of the surprises of Eternal Weekend was the success of Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis, which put up a Top 8 in all three events and showed the world it's still the real deal in Legacy. And continuing its rise after the addition of Allosaurus Shepherd, Elves put up a big result by winning the final event of the weekend.

Whatever your weapon of choice, Legacy is still as great as ever.