Nov 19, 2019
This week, Lydia and JJ took some new topics for a spin. First, we reviewed our deckbuilding process, and not just another guide on how to select lands or build a curve. Instead we created a list of universal questions that help create the shape of any style deck.
After that we took a dive into a listener suggested combo using Jace, Wielder of Mysteries, Lost Legacy, and any card that allows any number of copies. For the first time we built our decks live on the air!
Lydia ended up with a Persistent Petitioners deck that splashes in a couple Fraying Sanity, and a playset of Ipnu Rivulet to try to gain extra self-mill value. 30 Petitioners rounds out the deck. Fabled Passage and a test copy of Evolving Wilds will help thin out the deck, especially after a Lost Legacy.
JJ opted for Shadowborn Apostle which also allows any number of copies. Being cheaper and needing 6 (rather than 4 like Petitioners) means we’ll need some easy draw, so we added Castle Locthwain. Since we hope to have 5 or 6 of them, we also decided to test a pair of Westvale Abbey. If we manage to land 6 apostles, we can sac them to fetch Demonlord Belzenlok who helps empty the graveyard
We also considered a Rat Colony deck, which would allow us to build a small army of ever-growing rats to hide behind while we look for our Jace and LL.
If you try either deck, leave us a comment to let us know how it goes. This week’s Decks
JJ’s Shadowborn Apostle build: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jaces-legacy-shadowborn-apostle-edition
Lydia’s Persistent Petitioners build: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jaces-legacy-persistent-petitioners-edition
Deckbuilding questions to ask yourself
Where to find us:
Decklists are hosted on TappedOut.net: http://tappedout.net/users/CleverCombo/mtg-decks/