LEGACY TOP 8 PROFILES

Posted in ETERNAL WEEKEND 2014 - COVERAGE - EVENTS on October 26, 2014

By Wizards of the Coast

The dust has settled and only eight remain.

Kevin Jones

Age: 26
Previous Magic Accomplishments: SCG New Jersey Standard Open Champion 2014. Won two PTQs. Some SCG Open Top 8s.

What did you play this weekend? Why?
Blue/Red Delver. It's the best Treasure Cruise deck. The deck has high velocity and Pyroblast in the main to fight Treasure Cruise mirrors. Can come back from behind with powerful card advantage.

What would you change about your deck if you played it next weekend?
I might add another Hydroblast for the Burn matchup. Grim Lavamancer was very mediocre for me.

What has been the most important card in your deck this weekend? Why?
Pyroblast fights enemy Treasure Cruises. Monastery Swiftspear presents a fast clock and is deceptively hard to kill.

What would winning the Legacy Championship mean to you?
I've never Top 8ed or won an event with Wizards coverage. It's awesome to be featured on the mothership. I would be very happy with my range as a Magic player. I mostly play Standard.


John Grudzina

Age: 28
Occupation: Research/Trading

What did you play this weekend? Why?
Jeskai Delver

What would you change about your deck if you played it next weekend?
My sideboard

What has been the most important card in your deck this weekend? Why?
Delver of Secrets and Treasure Cruise


Eric Markowicz

Age: 24
Occupation: Studying particle physics
Previous Magic Accomplishments: Top 8 2010 Legacy Championship

What did you play this weekend? Why?
Jeskai Delver. The deck seemed to have good matchups against other Delver of Secrets decks that I expected a lot of today.

What would you change about your deck if you played it next weekend?
Nothing

What has been the most important card in your deck this weekend? Why?
Red Elemental Blast. The card has won many of my games with its versatility. It's a one mana removal spell or hard counter.

What would winning the Legacy Championship mean to you?
A sweet trophy! And sweet brags to Mark Tocco!!!


Ralph Betesh

Age: 28
Occupation: Wifi Tech
Previous Magic Accomplishments: Played in two Pro Tours

What did you play this weekend? Why?
Temur Delver because Steven Daryl Ayers told me to.

What would you change about your deck if you played it next weekend?
I might play another Forked Bolt.

What has been the most important card in your deck this weekend? Why?
Stifle and Treasure Cruise

What would winning the Legacy Championship mean to you?
Money for cookouts!


Tony Chiarlanza

Age: 21
Occupation: Student
Previous Magic Accomplishments: Cashed Grand Prix Richmond and made the Top 8 of a few PTQs.

What did you play this weekend? Why?
Blue/Red Treasure Cruise. My Friend Bobby Roche recommended it to me.

What would you change about your deck if you played it next weekend?
Miracles is tough. It's possible we should add Sulfuric Vortex or another Pyroblast somewhere.

What has been the most important card in your deck this weekend? Why?
Electrickery in my sideboard for the mirror.

What would winning the Legacy Championship mean to you?
Approximately one Gaea's Cradle painting.


Eric De Luca

Age: 31
Occupation: CPA
Previous Magic Accomplishments: Top 8ed well over 100 tournaments.

What did you play this weekend? Why?
Team America, I feel it's the best positioned deck against other Delver decks and combo.

What would you change about your deck if you played it next weekend?
I would play more Treasure Cruise.

What has been the most important card in your deck this weekend? Why?
Deathrite Shaman. It's always good, no matter what part of the game.

What would winning the Legacy Championship mean to you?
It would be pretty sweet. I would feel a great sense of accomplishment.


Zach "Dobs" Dobbin

Age: 27
Occupation: Conway Power Equipment Sales
Previous Magic Accomplishments: Crushing FNMs at Gameskeep!

What did you play this weekend? Why?
The Metroid Special/Helmerator. It's a great metagame call. Helm of Obedience/Leyline of the Void is sweet and I love to troll.

What would you change about your deck if you played it next weekend?
Nothing. I loved my list.

What has been the most important card in your deck this weekend? Why?
Helm of Obedience/Leyline of the Void. Also, transmute wins out of nowhere.

What would winning the Legacy Championship mean to you?
It would mean a lot to me as a brewer. I feel like it would be a testament to my deckbuilding skills.


Nate Sturm

Age: 23
Occupation: Math Teacher
Previous Magic Accomplishments: PTQ Top 8s

What did you play this weekend? Why?
Punishing Maverick because I love Knight of the Reliquary.

What would you change about your deck if you played it next weekend?
I would add more artifact/enchantment removal.

What has been the most important card in your deck this weekend? Why?
Maze of Ith. Untapping Knight of the Reliquary after combat damage is clutch.

What would winning the Legacy Championship mean to you?
Treasure Cruise isn't Ancestral Recall