Paper Magic events are currently few and far between around the world, but there are more digital games being played than ever before. There are also more formats to choose from than at any time in history—in just the past nine months we've seen the creation of two new formats, Pioneer and Magic Arena's Historic. Yet many players prefer playing with the classics, which explains the continued success of Legacy.

Legacy's cardpool stretches back to the beginning of Magic, a full 10 years deeper than Modern. But Legacy is not immune to new cards, and over the past year or so it has seen the most powerful printings bully their way into the format. The most broken of these, including Wrenn and Six, Underworld Breach and Lurrus of the Dream-Den, each took over the metagame to the degree that they required bans. But some recent releases have added quality cards that, rather than break the metagame, have helped bolster it in a healthy direction.

Specifically, Legacy is in the midst of a tribal revolution, and has seen the rise of a variety of creature-centric tribal strategies that are competing with the best deck in the format. It's hard to argue that decks based around Goblins, Elves, Merfolk, Slivers and even Ninjas, all tribes that have seen a surge in success and popularity, are anything but great for Legacy and for the game.

A great feature of Legacy is that it incorporates into its cardpool all supplemental products, even ones which aren't legal in Standard or Modern. This includes last week's release Jumpstart, which has already been legal online for weeks and has been responsible for quite literally jump starting some of the tribal decks in the format.

Goblins

The most important of the Jumpstart additions has been Muxus, Goblin Grandee, objectively the most powerful Goblin ever printed.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Goblins by xJCloud

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Legacy

Market Price: $1707.03

Cards

Mountain

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.08

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Muxus, Goblin Grandee

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $25.42

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When Muxus, Goblin Grandee enters the battlefield, reveal the top six cards of your library. Put all Goblin creature cards with converted mana cost 5 or less from among them onto the battlefield and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
Whenever Muxus attacks, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each other Goblin you control.

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Munitions Expert

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $0.15

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Flash
When Munitions Expert enters the battlefield, you may have it deal damage to target creature or planeswalker equal to the number of Goblins you control.

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Cavern of Souls

Market Price: $66.64

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As Cavern of Souls enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type, and that spell can't be countered.

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Mogg War Marshal

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.56

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Echo {1}{R} (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.)
When Mogg War Marshal enters the battlefield or dies, create a 1/1 red Goblin creature token.

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Goblin Ringleader

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.24

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Haste (This creature can attack and {T} as soon as it comes under your control.)
When Goblin Ringleader enters the battlefield, reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all Goblin cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Arid Mesa

Market Price: $38.03

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

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Grafdigger's Cage

Market Price: $1.70

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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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Goblin Trashmaster

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.71

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Other Goblins you control get +1/+1.
Sacrifice a Goblin: Destroy target artifact.

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Sling-Gang Lieutenant

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.19

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When Sling-Gang Lieutenant enters the battlefield, create two 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens.
Sacrifice a Goblin: Target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Red Elemental Blast

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $3.46

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

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Surgical Extraction

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $14.55

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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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Rishadan Port

Market Price: $9.62

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

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Goblin Piledriver

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $1.39

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Protection from blue (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, or enchanted by anything blue.)
Whenever Goblin Piledriver attacks, it gets +2/+0 until end of turn for each other attacking Goblin.

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Goblin Warchief

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.40

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Goblin spells you cast cost {1} less to cast.
Goblins you control have haste.

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Goblin Matron

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.26

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When Goblin Matron enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a Goblin card, reveal that card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Relic of Progenitus

Market Price: $2.24

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{T}: Target player exiles a card from their graveyard.
{1}, Exile Relic of Progenitus: Exile all cards from all graveyards. Draw a card.

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Pithing Needle

Market Price: $1.65

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As Pithing Needle enters the battlefield, choose a card name.
Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

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Skirk Prospector

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.18

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Sacrifice a Goblin: Add {R}.

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Gempalm Incinerator

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.91

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Cycling {1}{R} ({1}{R}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
When you cycle Gempalm Incinerator, you may have it deal X damage to target creature, where X is the number of Goblins on the battlefield.

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Chalice of the Void

Market Price: $41.03

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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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Goblin Cratermaker

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.15

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{1}, Sacrifice Goblin Cratermaker: Choose one —
• Goblin Cratermaker deals 2 damage to target creature.
• Destroy target colorless nonland permanent.

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Bloodstained Mire

Market Price: $24.98

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

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Goblin Lackey

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $11.45

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Whenever Goblin Lackey deals damage to a player, you may put a Goblin permanent card from your hand onto the battlefield.

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Aether Vial

Market Price: $26.75

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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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Badlands

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $250.00

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

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Wasteland

Market Price: $24.96

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

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Pashalik Mons

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.67

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Whenever Pashalik Mons or another Goblin you control dies, Pashalik Mons deals 1 damage to any target.
{3}{R}, Sacrifice a Goblin: Create two 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens.

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Pyrokinesis

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.23

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You may exile a red card from your hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Pyrokinesis deals 4 damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures.

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Goblin Chainwhirler

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.53

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First strike
When Goblin Chainwhirler enters the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to each opponent and each creature and planeswalker they control.

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Mindbreak Trap

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $6.33

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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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Karakas

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $16.31

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

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Muxus, Goblin Grandee is something like Goblin Ringleader on steroids, which not only digs 50% deeper, but puts the cards directly into play. The massive card and mana advantage implications of this are obvious, and it's about as close to saying "you win the game" as possible without actually having those words written on the card. The impact of these Goblins may even be immediate, with Munitions Expert acting as a removal spell, and its controller won't necessarily have to wait a turn to win if aided by the haste of Goblin Warchief or the killing power of Sling-Gang Lieutenant.

If it wasn't already good enough, Muxus, Goblin Grandee comes with a secondary ability that makes it function similarly to Goblin Piledriver, increasing in power for every other Goblin attacking with it. Add this to its already large 4/4 body, and it becomes a  legitimate threat when joined by the Goblins it puts into play. 

All of this comes with the possibility of happening for free as early as turn two with the help of Goblin Lackey, and makes for a card that allows the tribe to compete with the fastest and most powerful decks in the format. 

While it hardly seems necessary, this decklist even contains some technology to get more mileage from Muxus, Goblin Grandee in the grindiest of games. Karakas can bounce the legendary Muxus to be replayed, ideally for free with the help of something like Aether Vial, creating an endless chain of value that will beat even the most stalwart defenses like Terminus or other sweepers. 

Elves

Jumpstart has also provided an incredible gift to Elves in the form of Allosaurus Shepherd. Compared to the hard-hitting and game-breaking Muxus, Goblin Grandee of Goblins, Allosaurus Shepherd is a subtle addition to the toolbox of Elves, but with important and far-reaching implications.

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

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Event: MTGO Legacy Showcase Challenge - 07/12/2020

Rank: 6

Legacy

Market Price: $4264.74

Cards

Wirewood Symbiote

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.80

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Return an Elf you control to its owner's hand: Untap target creature. Activate this ability only once each turn.

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Scavenging Ooze

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.97

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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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Allosaurus Shepherd

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $97.58

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Allosaurus Shepherd can't be countered.
Green spells you control can't be countered.
{4}{G}{G}: Until end of turn, each Elf creature you control has base power and toughness 5/5 and becomes a Dinosaur in addition to its other creature types.

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Karakas

Color Identity:W

Market Price: $16.31

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

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Craterhoof Behemoth

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $39.87

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Haste
When Craterhoof Behemoth enters the battlefield, creatures you control gain trample and get +X/+X until end of turn, where X is the number of creatures you control.

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Windswept Heath

Market Price: $17.31

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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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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.74

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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

Market Price: $25.35

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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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Savannah

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $185.00

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

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Dryad Arbor

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $13.87

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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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Cabal Therapy

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.89

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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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Gaea's Cradle

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $634.43

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{T}: Add {G} for each creature you control.

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Collector Ouphe

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.61

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Activated abilities of artifacts can't be activated.

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Verdant Catacombs

Market Price: $53.25

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

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Progenitus

Color Identity:B,G,R,U,W

Market Price: $12.29

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Protection from everything
If Progenitus would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, reveal Progenitus and shuffle it into its owner's library instead.

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Elvish Visionary

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.08

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When Elvish Visionary enters the battlefield, draw a card.

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Assassin's Trophy

Color Identity:B,G

Market Price: $11.51

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Destroy target permanent an opponent controls. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle their library.

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Glimpse of Nature

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $15.39

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Whenever you cast a creature spell this turn, draw a card.

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Green Sun's Zenith

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $15.99

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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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Heritage Druid

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.97

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Tap three untapped Elves you control: Add {G}{G}{G}.

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Quirion Ranger

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.86

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Return a Forest you control to its owner's hand: Untap target creature. Activate this ability only once each turn.

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Leyline of the Void

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $5.27

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If Leyline of the Void is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
If a card would be put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Bojuka Bog

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.47

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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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Natural Order

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $26.35

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a green creature.
Search your library for a green creature card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Misty Rainforest

Market Price: $74.04

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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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Crop Rotation

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.49

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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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Elvish Reclaimer

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $3.60

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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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Archon of Valor's Reach

Color Identity:G,W

Market Price: $0.25

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Flying, vigilance, trample
As Archon of Valor's Reach enters the battlefield, choose artifact, enchantment, instant, sorcery, or planeswalker.
Players can't cast spells of the chosen type.

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Snow-Covered Forest

Color Identity:G

Market Price: $0.25

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({T}: Add {G}.)

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Cavern of Souls

Market Price: $66.64

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As Cavern of Souls enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type, and that spell can't be countered.

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Bayou

Color Identity:B,G

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

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Once Upon a Time

Color Identity:G

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If this spell is the first spell you've cast this game, you may cast it without paying its mana cost.
Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal a creature or land card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Abrupt Decay

Color Identity:B,G

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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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Birchlore Rangers

Color Identity:G

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Tap two untapped Elves you control: Add one mana of any color.
Morph {G} (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for {3}. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)

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What really stands out about Allosaurus Shepherd is its passive ability that prevents other green spells from being countered. Force of Will defines Legacy, and along with other staples like Daze creates a format where there are more counterspells than in any other. As Allosaurus Shepherd itself cannot be countered, it truly hoses countermagic by giving opponents no recourse but a removal spell. 

Most impressive is that Allosaurus Shepherd not only stops just creatures from being countered, like the old Elves tool Gaea's Herald, but critically stops all green spells from being countered. This includes both Glimpse of Nature and Natural Order, the two scariest cards in the deck that provide much of its power and are normally must-counters for the opponent. Protecting them is a nightmare for the opposition, and makes playing Elves a much more appealing proposition in a format where Force of Will is currently in approximately 52% of decks.

If that's all Allosaurus Shepherd did it would be good enough to play, but it comes with a whole secondary ability that makes it a relevant threat against the other half of the field as well. The activated ability of turning all Elves into 5/5 creatures is a mana sink comparable to Ezuri, Renegade Leader, a familiar Modern and sometimes Legacy staple of the tribe. Elves suffer from being small and generally poor in combat, but if activated, this ability is likely to end the game on the spot. 

Merfolk

It missed out on the Jumpstart action, but Merfolk gained some great tools from the past few sets that have taken the deck in a promising new direction.

First off, Theros Beyond Death provided Thassa's Oracle, which as a Merfolk is a fit in the tribal deck. While its scry ability is useful in a mono-blue deck with plenty of devotion, it's not really good enough to play as a fair card, especially not in such an aggressive tribe. It does, however, work extremely well with Paradigm Shift to create a Legacy version of its Pioneer combo with Inverter of Truth.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Merfolk by Phill_Hellmuth

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

Created By: Phill_Hellmuth

Event: MTGO Legacy Challenge - 07/05/2020

Rank: 5

Legacy

Market Price: $1818.95

Cards

Master of the Pearl Trident

Color Identity:U

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Other Merfolk creatures you control get +1/+1 and have islandwalk. (They can't be blocked as long as defending player controls an Island.)

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Submerge

Color Identity:U

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If an opponent controls a Forest and you control an Island, you may cast this spell without paying its mana cost.
Put target creature on top of its owner's library.

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Force of Will

Color Identity:U

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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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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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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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Mutavault

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}: Mutavault becomes a 2/2 creature with all creature types until end of turn. It's still a land.

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Gilded Drake

Color Identity:U

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Flying
When Gilded Drake enters the battlefield, exchange control of Gilded Drake and up to one target creature an opponent controls. If you don't or can't make an exchange, sacrifice Gilded Drake. This ability still resolves if its target becomes illegal.

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Island

Color Identity:U

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Relic of Progenitus

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{T}: Target player exiles a card from their graveyard.
{1}, Exile Relic of Progenitus: Exile all cards from all graveyards. Draw a card.

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Muddle the Mixture

Color Identity:U

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Counter target instant or sorcery spell.
Transmute {1}{U}{U} ({1}{U}{U}, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Transmute only as a sorcery.)

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Barrin, Tolarian Archmage

Color Identity:U

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When Barrin, Tolarian Archmage enters the battlefield, return up to one other target creature or planeswalker to its owner's hand.
At the beginning of your end step, if a permanent was put into your hand from the battlefield this turn, draw a card.

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Echoing Truth

Color Identity:U

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Return target nonland permanent and all other permanents with the same name as that permanent to their owners' hands.

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Thassa's Oracle

Color Identity:U

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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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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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Cavern of Souls

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As Cavern of Souls enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
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{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type, and that spell can't be countered.

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Paradigm Shift

Color Identity:U

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Exile all cards from your library. Then shuffle your graveyard into your library.

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Silvergill Adept

Color Identity:U

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As an additional cost to cast this spell, reveal a Merfolk card from your hand or pay {3}.
When Silvergill Adept enters the battlefield, draw a card.

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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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True-Name Nemesis

Color Identity:U

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As True-Name Nemesis enters the battlefield, choose a player.
True-Name Nemesis has protection from the chosen player. (This creature can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, or enchanted by anything controlled by that player.)

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Chalice of the Void

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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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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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Karakas

Color Identity:W

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

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Merfolk Trickster

Color Identity:U

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Flash
When Merfolk Trickster enters the battlefield, tap target creature an opponent controls. It loses all abilities until end of turn.

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Oboro, Palace in the Clouds

Color Identity:U

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{T}: Add {U}.
{1}: Return Oboro, Palace in the Clouds to its owner's hand.

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Riptide Laboratory

Color Identity:U

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}{U}, {T}: Return target Wizard you control to its owner's hand.

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Adding a game-ending combo to an aggressive Merfolk deck puts the opponent in a bind, as they must contend with creatures while respecting the potential to be combo'd out of nowhere. It's helped along by Aether Vial slipping Thassa's Oracle into play, or Cavern of Souls making it uncounterable. It's also protected by Force of Will, which can pitch extra copies of either half. It's a deadly new direction for a tribe that has struggled to maintain a presence in the format over recent years. 

It's not actually a Merfolk, but Core Set 2021's Barrin, Tolarian Archmage has emerged as a very useful tool for this combo version of the deck. Without the typical Lord of Atlantis or Merrow Reejerey found in the classic version, the deck can afford to diversify its creature base for this potent utility creature. On paper Barrin is a bounce spell on a body, useful for disrupting the opponent. In many matchups its primary role is as a glorified Man-o'-War, but it goes deeper with the potential for card advantage with its passive ability. 

Barrin, Tolarian Archmage can be used to gain more value from the deck's utility creatures (best of all Silvergill Adept), or to save them from removal at instant-speed with the help of Aether Vial. Barrin can even become a true card advantage engine with the help of Riptide Laboratory, which can re-use it or one of the other Wizards in the deck, each of which provide their own form of value. This ability is best of all with Oboro, Palace in the Clouds, seamlessly drawing an extra card each turn for just one mana. Karakas adds another way to extract value from Barrin, allowing it to be used repeatedly or to soft lock the opponent's creatures. 

Slivers

While it hasn't received any new tools since Modern Horizons last year, even the Sliver tribe is back in the picture with a third-place finish in a Legacy Challenge earlier this month. 

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Slivers by DanielNunes

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

Created By: DanielNunes

Event: MTGO Legacy Challenge - 07/05/2020

Rank: 3

Legacy

Market Price: $1158.04

Cards

Striking Sliver

Color Identity:R

Market Price: $0.36

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Sliver creatures you control have first strike. (They deal combat damage before creatures without first strike.)

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Mutavault

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{T}: Add {C}.
{1}: Mutavault becomes a 2/2 creature with all creature types until end of turn. It's still a land.

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Horizon Canopy

Color Identity:G,W

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

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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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Force of Negation

Color Identity:U

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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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Unsettled Mariner

Color Identity:U,W

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Changeling (This card is every creature type.)
Whenever you or a permanent you control becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, counter that spell or ability unless its controller pays {1}.

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Leyline of the Void

Color Identity:B

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If Leyline of the Void is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
If a card would be put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Sinew Sliver

Color Identity:W

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All Sliver creatures get +1/+1.

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Chalice of the Void

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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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Cavern of Souls

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As Cavern of Souls enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type, and that spell can't be countered.

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Waterlogged Grove

Color Identity:G,U

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {G} or {U}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Waterlogged Grove: Draw a card.

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Containment Priest

Color Identity:W

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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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Sliver Hive

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a Sliver spell.
{5}, {T}: Create a 1/1 colorless Sliver creature token. Activate this ability only if you control a Sliver.

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Galerider Sliver

Color Identity:U

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Sliver creatures you control have flying.

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Hibernation Sliver

Color Identity:B,U

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All Slivers have "Pay 2 life: Return this permanent to its owner's hand."

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Unclaimed Territory

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As Unclaimed Territory enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type.

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Force of Will

Color Identity:U

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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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Karakas

Color Identity:W

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

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Sidewinder Sliver

Color Identity:W

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All Sliver creatures have flanking. (Whenever a creature without flanking blocks a Sliver, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.)

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Fiery Islet

Color Identity:R,U

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{T}, Pay 1 life: Add {U} or {R}.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice Fiery Islet: Draw a card.

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Ethersworn Canonist

Color Identity:W

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Each player who has cast a nonartifact spell this turn can't cast additional nonartifact spells.

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Predatory Sliver

Color Identity:G

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Sliver creatures you control get +1/+1.

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Muscle Sliver

Color Identity:G

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All Sliver creatures get +1/+1.

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Winter Orb

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As long as Winter Orb is untapped, players can't untap more than one land during their untap steps.

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Harmonic Sliver

Color Identity:G,W

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All Slivers have "When this permanent enters the battlefield, destroy target artifact or enchantment."

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Crystalline Sliver

Color Identity:U,W

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All Slivers have shroud. (They can't be the targets of spells or abilities.)

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Cloudshredder Sliver

Color Identity:R,W

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Sliver creatures you control have flying and haste.

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In many ways Slivers is like a classic Merfolk deck, using the lords Sinew Sliver, Predatory Sliver and Muscle Sliver to pump its cast of creatures. It comes with the advantage of an assortment of other creatures offering their own abilities unique to the tribe.

The most important Sliver, and the biggest competitive advantage of the tribe compared to others, is Crystalline Sliver and its shroud. It's a potent ability for a tribal deck that seeks to put together synergies and would otherwise be very vulnerable to removal. When it's not available, Modern Horizons adds Unsettled Mariner for its own lightweight version of shroud, which can also help protect Aether Vial, lands (from Wasteland), and even its controller from things like Burn or discard. 

The flying of Galerider Sliver adds useful evasion, supplemented by Cloudshredder Sliver that also adds haste. Striking Sliver and Sidewinder Sliver add their own combat bonuses while functioning as cheap threats, and round out a deck capable of impressive aggressive starts. It's all backed up by Force of Will and a cast of utility lands including Mutavault and Sliver Hive, and makes for one of the most fun and unique decks in Legacy.

Ninjas

It doesn't have tribal synergies beyond Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow and is mostly held together by name only, but Ninjas has been a quiet player in Legacy ever since Modern Horizons brought Changeling Outcast as a reliable ninjutsu enabler and Ingenious Infiltrator as another payoff. This past weekend it took third place in the NRG Series Legacy event, and demonstrated it's as competitive a deck as any other in the format. 

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Ninjas by Andrew Wolthuis

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

Created By: Andrew Wolthuis

Event: NRG Series MTGO Legacy Open - 07/19/2020

Rank: 3

Legacy

Market Price: $1281.03

Cards

Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.12

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Leyline of the Void

Color Identity:B

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If Leyline of the Void is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.
If a card would be put into an opponent's graveyard from anywhere, exile it instead.

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Ponder

Color Identity:U

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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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Prismatic Vista

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Prismatic Vista: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Island

Color Identity:U

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Back to Basics

Color Identity:U

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Nonbasic lands don't untap during their controllers' untap steps.

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Force of Will

Color Identity:U

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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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Ornithopter

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Flying

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Daze

Color Identity:U

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You may return an Island you control to its owner's hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

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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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Liliana's Triumph

Color Identity:B

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Each opponent sacrifices a creature. If you control a Liliana planeswalker, each opponent also discards a card.

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Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft

Color Identity:U

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Polluted Delta

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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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Cling to Dust

Color Identity:B

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Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, you gain 3 life. Otherwise, you draw a card.
Escape—{3}{B}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Drown in the Loch

Color Identity:B,U

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Choose one —
• Counter target spell with converted mana cost less than or equal to the number of cards in its controller's graveyard.
• Destroy target creature with converted mana cost less than or equal to the number of cards in its controller's graveyard.

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Retrofitter Foundry

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{3}: Untap Retrofitter Foundry.
{2}, {T}: Create a 1/1 colorless Servo artifact creature token.
{1}, {T}, Sacrifice a Servo: Create a 1/1 colorless Thopter artifact creature token with flying.
{T}, Sacrifice a Thopter: Create a 4/4 colorless Construct artifact creature token.

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Plague Engineer

Color Identity:B

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Deathtouch
As Plague Engineer enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Creatures of the chosen type your opponents control get -1/-1.

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Baleful Strix

Color Identity:B,U

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Flying, deathtouch
When Baleful Strix enters the battlefield, draw a card.

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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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Underground Sea

Color Identity:B,U

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

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Ingenious Infiltrator

Color Identity:B,U

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Ninjutsu {U}{B} ({U}{B}, Return an unblocked attacker you control to hand: Put this card onto the battlefield from your hand tapped and attacking.)
Whenever a Ninja you control deals combat damage to a player, draw a card.

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Brainstorm

Color Identity:U

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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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Changeling Outcast

Color Identity:B

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Changeling (This card is every creature type.)
Changeling Outcast can't block and can't be blocked.

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Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow

Color Identity:B,U

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Commander ninjutsu {U}{B} ({U}{B}, Return an unblocked attacker you control to hand: Put this card onto the battlefield from your hand or the command zone tapped and attacking.)
Whenever a Ninja you control deals combat damage to a player, reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. Each opponent loses life equal to that card's converted mana cost.

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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

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Destroy target creature if it has converted mana cost 2 or less.
Revolt — Destroy that creature if it has converted mana cost 4 or less instead if a permanent you controlled left the battlefield this turn.

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In a metagame where Delver of Secrets variants are the most popular and likely best deck in the field, there's room for a Ninjas deck that applies a similar game plan of aggression backed by a wealth of disruption. It uses the same countermagic package of Force of Will and Daze, and is held together by the same suite of card selection including Brainstorm and Ponder

Where things really start to get interesting is with the full playset of Retrofitter Foundry. In a vacuum it's just a slow source of tokens, which in some matchups is a useful way to grind out the opponent with a steady stream of value and expendable threats, which can also be used to enable ninjutsu. That alone wouldn't really be good enough, not in a format as fast as Legacy can be, but Retrofitter Foundry becomes truly powerful with the help of its last ability.

Grinding up to a 4/4 token takes many turns or mana, but it can be shortcutted with the help of Ornithopter and Changeling Outcast, both of which can be directly sacrificed to create a 4/4. Converting these otherwise weak enablers into legitimate threats is the real deal, and helps to round out the deck in a powerful and unique way.

Long Live Legacy

Legacy will always be at risk of being broken by new cards, which with "power creep" continue to get better year after year and set after set. But recent additions like those from Jumpstart elevate decks that needed help without ruining the metagame. Rather than becoming the best decks in the field, strategies like Goblins and Elves are now competitive options, which is what they should be.

A format that includes almost every card in the game should support a wide variety of strategies, and these tribal decks help enrich Legacy without overpowering it. Hopefully Wizards will continue the trend with quality supplemental products that go beyond their primary objective by adding balanced new Legacy staples.