A Legacy Cube to Uphold

Posted in Magic Online on April 5, 2017

By Jules Robins

Jules Robins has always been as involved in Magic as he could be. He’s judged, written articles, appeared on podcasts, and played everywhere from kitchen tables to Grand Prix to remote mountaintops. That’s why he couldn’t be happier now that he has a chance to create it as the Design Intern in Magic R&D.

Legacy Cube will return on April 12, but this update entails a bit of a shake-up. Back in September, we made a big change to the cube: cutting iconic broken cards like Show and Tell, Sneak Attack, and Natural Order in favor of cards that push toward playing "regular Magic." Many players prefer that baseline gameplay—that's why it's our baseline. With the Vintage Cube pushing so hard toward doing broken things, we wanted to ensure those players had a cube tailored to them. But with the addition of the Modern Cube Natalie Weizenbaum created, the Legacy Cube no longer has to pick up that slack. We also want to make things for those of you who prefer playing with the powerful and iconic cards of Magic's history, and much like Legacy itself, the Legacy Cube is a prime spot to let you do just that.

The cube says Legacy right in the name, after all, so as of Wednesday you can Sneak Attack in Emrakul, the Aeons Torn; search up Batterskull with Stoneforge Mystic; and Natural Order out a Craterhoof Behemoth. And those aren't the only changes! The cube now features the Mirran Swords, the full cycle of fast lands, and a few newcomers from Aether Revolt.

Whether you're a longtime Legacy Cube veteran who's been itching to cast these powerful spells again or this is your first time playing Show and Tell, there's plenty of excitement to be had. And if you'd rather do battle with boards full of creatures and planeswalkers, we've got a few new toys for you as well. Check out the complete card list, and get ready for some cubing!

Change List

White

Leaving the Legacy Cube Entering the Legacy Cube
Kami of Ancient Law Stoneforge Mystic

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Blue

Leaving the Legacy Cube Entering the Legacy Cube
Threads of Disloyalty Show and Tell
Wharf Infiltrator Baral, Chief of Compliance
Coralhelm Commander Disallow

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Black

Leaving the Legacy Cube Entering the Legacy Cube
Attrition Fatal Push
Asylum Visitor Gifted Aetherborn
Relentless Dead Gurmag Angler

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Red

Leaving the Legacy Cube Entering the Legacy Cube
Gamble Sneak Attack
Dragon Fodder Torch Fiend
Goblin Bushwhacker Bomat Courier
Flamewake Phoenix Magus of the Wheel

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Green

Leaving the Legacy Cube Entering the Legacy Cube
Eldritch Evolution Rishkar, Peema Renegade
Blossoming Defense Natural Order
Chameleon Colossus Wickerbough Elder

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Multicolor

Leaving the Legacy Cube Entering the Legacy Cube
Gaddock Teeg Knight of the Reliquary
Catacomb Sifter Pernicious Deed
Ashenmoor Gouger Murderous Redcap
Omnath, Locus of Rage Ghor-Clan Rampager

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Colorless

Leaving the Legacy Cube Entering the Legacy Cube
Loxodon Warhammer Sword of Fire and Ice
Eldrazi Monument Sword of Light and Shadow
Fleetwheel Cruiser Sword of Body and Mind
Scroll Rack Sword of Feast and Famine
Precursor Golem Sword of War and Peace
Bonesplitter Umezawa's Jitte
Tectonic Edge Engineered Explosives
Isochron Scepter Walking Ballista
Mindslaver Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
Westvale Abbey Tower of the Magistrate
Temple of Enlightenment Seachrome Coast
Temple of Deceit Darkslick Shores
Temple of Malice Blackcleave Cliffs
Temple of Abandon Copperline Gorge
Temple of Plenty Razorverge Thicket
Temple of Silence Concealed Courtyard
Temple of Epiphany Spirebluff Canal
Temple of Malady Blooming Marsh
Temple of Triumph Inspiring Vantage
Temple of Mystery Botanical Sanctum
Gather the Townsfolk Mind Stone
Vapor Snag Coalition Relic
Magus of the Will Coldsteel Heart
Krenko's Command Grafted Wargear
See the Unwritten Maze of Ith

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Legacy Cube Event Details

Legacy Cube Single Elimination Draft Queue

Start Times: Wednesday, April 12, 10 a.m. until Monday, April 24, 4:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (UTC -7).
Location: Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Queues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 10 Event Tickets
  • Option 3: 100 Play Points

Product: 3 Legacy Cube booster packs. Phantom product will not be added to a player's collection at the conclusion of the event.
Size: 8 players
Play Style: Single-Elimination
Format: Draft
Duration: 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Place Prizes QPs
1st 220 Play Points 1
2nd 160 Play Points 0
3rd-4th 100 Play Points 0

Legacy Cube Swiss Draft League

Start Time: Wednesday, April 12, 10 a.m.
Closed Time: Monday, April 24, 4:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (UTC -7).
End Time: Monday, April 24, 7:00 a.m. All times are Pacific (UTC -7).
Location: Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Leagues
Entry Options:

  • Option 1: 10 Event Tickets
  • Option 3: 100 Play Points

Product: 3 Legacy Cube booster packs
Size: 8 players
Play Style: Swiss
Format: Draft League
Duration: Three matches, each up to 50 minutes
Prizes:

Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 Wins 150 Play Points 0
2 Wins 100 Play Points 0
1 Win 40 Play Points 0
0 Wins 10 Play Points 0

Please Note: Since Draft Leagues pair players outside of their Draft pod, you may encounter opponents using cards that are also in your deck.

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