Posted in ETERNAL WEEKEND 2014 - COVERAGE - EVENTS on October 25, 2014

By Jacob Van Lunen

Jacob Van Lunen began playing Magic in 1995. He has participated in organized play at every level of competition and was a member of the winning team at Pro Tour San Diego in 2007, thanks to an innovative draft strategy. As a writer, Van Lunen has had more than three hundred Magic strategy pieces published

How has Treasure Cruise changed Legacy? How did the existence of Treasure Cruise affect your deck choice?

Reid Duke: "Treasure Cruise makes it very difficult to play a fair deck and it makes discard spells much worse. I chose the deck I would've played anyway, but I have two Red Elemental Blast in the main and I'm playing two copies of Dig Through Time myself."
Shahar Shenhar: "Blue/Red Delver wasn't quite a tier one deck and now it definitely is. Treasure Cruise upgrades Delver decks and makes them mulligan more efficiently. I'm actually surprised that it wasn't banned. It's extremely good. The existence of Treasure Cruise encouraged me to play Death and Taxes with Kor Firewalker in the sideboard."




Dave Shiels: "Treasure Cruise invalidates grindy fair decks. Lightning Bolt stock goes up and Swords to Plowshares stock goes down. It affected my deck choice by necessitating that I play a deck with four copies."
Gerard Fabiano: "Treasure Cruise diminishes the value of Tarmogoyf and discard. I cut one Tarmogoyf from my deck as a reaction to the amount of Treasure Cruise I expected, but I should've cut all four."