A BUG's Life

Posted in Feature on November 21, 2012

By Conley Woods

With Modern and Standard being the focal points of the competitive Magic world recently, it can be easy to forget that Legacy has been holding strong and evolving this whole time as well. Legacy may not have been featured at the highest level recently, but Grand Prix Denver is fast approaching and the format will once again be in the spotlight. In the meantime, taking a glance over at the ever-evolving metagame in Legacy can keep you up to speed for when the heavy testing comes.

Deathrite Shaman

Last week, I played a Green-Blue-Black Midrange deck in Modern that featured cards like Snapcaster Mage, Deathrite Shaman, and Dark Confidant. While I didn't do as well as I would have liked, the deck, and the cards within it, are all quite powerful and make for strong plays in the game. Once you convert that deck over to Legacy, though, like Blake McCracken did for the StarCityGames Open in Dallas, the cards and the plays just become that much more powerful.

Now, instead of rocking a play set of Mana Leak, you get to use Force of Will as your counterspell of choice. Instead of Shadow of Doubt cantripping for you, you have Brainstorm. And instead of Kitchen Finks holding down the fort, you get access to the powerful Jace, the Mind Sculptor. BUG is awesome in that it generally has answers to any problem due to its cards being so versatile. If you are in the camp looking for a solid deck for the upcoming Legacy premier events, this is a pretty sweet place to start!

Blake McCracken's BUG Aggro

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