Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 32: Preparing for GP New Jersey

With Grand Prix: New Jersey on the horizon, episode 32 of #EverydayEternal finds Sam Craven (@thecravenone) and Matt Pavlic (@SDE_Matt) discussing the top Legacy decks from both Legacy Champs and the StarCityGames Legacy Open in Minneapolis. Included in the conversation is how to handle these decks, what metagame changes these decks could bring, and how to deal with those change.

Play

0:00 Intro, and the top decks from Eternal Weekend
0:02:30 UR Delver is really coming into its own
0:05:59 UB Tezzerator
0:11:30 Jund
0:21:00 Surprises in the Top 32: Increased presence of combo, strength of Tabernacle, and fewer StoneBlade decks than expected
0:30:32 Dimir Charm in UBx decks
0:33:55 Punishing Maverick with Domri Rade and Voice of Resurgence
0:39:48 Common themes and how to fight them: low toughness, high converted mana costs on key cards, and greedy manabases
0:47:46 SCG: Minneapolis full of interesting decks, and Slivers
0:54:27 UR Painter and “Rest in Pieces”
1:00:52 Dragon Stompy
1:05:34 Plays of the week
1:09:01 GP: New Jersey information and outro

Show Notes

Legacy Champs Top 32 Decks
StarCityGames Legacy Open Minneapolis Top 16 Decks

Matt’s suggested lists for GP New Jersey:

Neo

[Business] (40)
Deathrite Shaman
Dark Confidant
Spirit of the Labyrinth
Stoneforge Mystic
Thoughtseize
Inquisition of Kozilek
Swords to Plowshares
Zealous Persecution
Liliana of the Veil
Lingering Souls
Sensei’s Divining Top
Umezawa’s Jitte
Sword of Fire and Ice
Sword of Feast and Famine
Sorin, Lord of Innistrad

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (20)
Wasteland
Verdant Catacombs
Marsh Flats
Windswept Heath
Scrubland
Bayou
Swamp
Plains

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Rest in Peace
Pithing Needle
Disenchant
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Timely Reinforcements
Zealous Persecution
Tidehollow Sculler[/Sideboard]

EsperBlade,

[Business] (39)
Force of Will
Thoughtseize
Counterspell
Swords to Plowshares
Supreme Verdict
Engineered Explosives
Brainstorm
Dimir Charm
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Dig Through Time
Snapcaster Mage
Notion Thief
Stoneforge Mystic
Batterskull
Umezawa’s Jitte
Sword of Fire and Ice
Lingering Souls

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (22)
Karakas
Flooded Strand
Polluted Delta
Academy Ruins
Tundra
Underground Sea
Scrubland
Island
Swamp
Plains

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Meddling Mage
Rest in Peace
Zealous Persecution
Vendilion Clique
Grafdigger’s Cage
Pithing Needle
Notion Thief
Swords to Plowshare[/Sideboard]

Junk

[Business] (39)
Deathrite Shaman
Sylvan Safekeeper
Dark Confidant
Scavenging Ooze
Vampire Hexmage
Scryb Ranger
Gaddock Teeg
Knight of the Reliquary
Green Sun’s Zenith
Cabal Therapy
Thoughtseize
Life from the Loam
Living Wish
Abrupt Decay
Swords to Plowshares
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Dark Depths

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (22)
Thespian’s Stage
Wasteland
Cabal Pit
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Verdant Catacombs
Windswept Heath
Marsh Flats
Bayou
Scrubland
Savannah
Dryad Arbor
Swamp

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Bojuka Bog
Dark Depths
Gaddock Teeg
Qasali Pridemage
Karakas
Krosan Grip
Pithing Needle
Engineered Explosives
Chains of Mephistopheles[/Sideboard]

Punishing

[Business] (38)
Deathrite Shaman
Dark Confidant
Tarmogoyf
Bloodbraid Elf
Thoughtseize
Inquisition of Kozilek
Red Elemental Blast
Punishing Fire
Lightning Bolt
Abrupt Decay
Liliana of the Veil
Sylvan Library
Xenagos, the Reveler

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (23)
Wasteland
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Grove of the Burnwillows
Wooded Foothills
Verdant Catacombs
Badlands
Bayou
Taiga
Forest
Swamp

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Slaughter Games
Chains of Mephistopheles
Krosan Grip
Red Elemental Blast
Duress
Golgari Charm
Grafdigger’s Cage
Goblin Sharpshooter[/Sideboard]

Junk

[Business] (37)
Veteran Explorer
Deathrite Shaman
Scavenging Ooze
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Reclamation Sage
Eternal Witness
Kitchen Finks
Orzhov Pontiff
Siege Rhino
Restoration Angel
Thragtusk
Shriekmaw
Sun Titan
Grave Titan
Cabal Therapy
Birthing Pod
Sensei’s Divining Top
Pernicious Deed
Recurring Nightmare
Abrupt Decay
Green Sun’s Zenith

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (24)
Phyrexian Tower
Volrath’s Stronghold
Verdant Catacombs
Windswept Heath
Dryad Arbor
Bayou
Savannah
Scrubland
Forest
Swamp
Plains

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Eidolon of Rhetoric
Maelstrom Pulse
Krosan Grip
Orzhov Pontiff
Thoughtseize
Garruk, Primal Hunter
Thrun, the Last Troll
Abrupt Decay
Tidehollow Sculler
Pithing Needle
Choke[/Sideboard]

Mono

[Business] (39)
Grindstone
Painter’s Servant
Imperial Recruiter
Spellskite
Phyrexian Revoker
Goblin Welder
Sensei’s Divining Top
Magus of the Moon
Blood Moon
Ensnaring Bridge
Red Elemental Blast
Pyroblast
Chandra, Pyromaster

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (22)
Simian Spirit Guide
Ancient Tomb
City of Traitors
Arid Mesa
Bloodstained Mire
Mountain

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Koth of the Hammer
Manic Vandal
Phyrexian Metamorph
Thorn of Amethyst
Tormod’s Crypt
Trinisphere
Firebolt
Magus of the Moon
Ratchet Bomb[/Sideboard]

RUG

[Business] (43)
Force of Will
Daze
Spell Snare
Spell Pierce
Stifle
Lightning Bolt
Fire // Ice
Brainstorm
Ponder
Delver of Secrets
Tarmogoyf
Hooting Mandrills

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (18)
Wasteland
Misty Rainforest
Wooded Foothills
Tropical Island
Volcanic Island

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Cursed Totem
Krosan Grip
Submerge
Null Rod
Rough // Tumble
Grafdigger’s Cage
Red Elemental Blast
Sylvan Library[/Sideboard]

Armageddon

[Business] (33)
Armageddon
Trinisphere
Chalice of the Void
Humility
Elspeth, Knight-Errant
Smokestack
Timely Reinforcements
Crucible of Worlds
Suppression Field
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (27)
Mox Diamond
Ancient Tomb
City of Traitors
Wasteland
Ghost Quarter
Mishra’s Factory
Flagstones of Trokair
Plains

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Rest in Peace
Lodestone Golem
Helm of Obedience
Ghostly Prison
Pithing Needle
Caltrops[/Sideboard]

Dega,

[Business] (39)
Stoneforge Mystic
Dark Confidant
Grim Lavamancer
Deathrite Shaman
Lingering Souls
Thoughtseize
Inquisition of Kozilek
Swords to Plowshares
Lightning Bolt
Terminate
Liliana of the Veil
Sword of Fire and Ice
Umezawa’s Jitte
Sensei’s Divining Top
Sword of Feast and Famine
Sorin, Lord of Innistrad

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (22)
Wasteland
Marsh Flats
Bloodstained Mire
Scrubland
Badlands
Plateau
Bayou
Swamp
Plains
Mountain

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Chains of Mephistopheles
Red Elemental Blast
Zealous Persecution
Grafdigger’s Cage
Slaughter Games
Abrupt Decay
Timely Reinforcements[/Sideboard]

UBR

[Business] (31)
Force of Will
Transmute Artifact
The Abyss
Ensnaring Bridge
Baleful Strix
Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas
Tezzeret the Seeker
Chalice of the Void
Thopter Foundry
Sword of the Meek
Helm of Obedience
Leyline of the Void

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (30)
Dimir Signet
Talisman of Dominance
Wasteland
Academy Ruins
Ancient Tomb
City of Traitors
Polluted Delta
Flooded Strand
Underground Sea
Volcanic Island
Island
Swamp

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Ensnaring Bridge
Leyline of the Void
Goblin Welder
Toxic Deluge
Misdirection
Lodestone Golem
Helm of Obedience
Engineered Explosives
Engineered Plague[/Sideboard]

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