139742205 wrote:If by pillars" you mean decks, then it's U/W Miracles, RUG Delver, Goblins and Show and Tell (barely), with BUG variants coming on fast due to Deathrite Shaman and Abrupt Decay being absolutely insane.
If you mean cards, Force of Will, Counterbalance, Nimble Mongoose (cause that's the real threat in Delver), Cavern of Souls, Show and Tell, Deathrite Shaman and Abrupt Decay.
I took this quote from another thread. From the sticky at the top of the forum on Legacy, things have changed a bit; not too much, but enough that I think a conversation is warranted on it. (I would add that Brainstorm, and perhaps Sensei's Divining Top are still a pillars of Legacy, even though they aren't mentioned above, and that Decay isn't quite there yet.)
So what makes individual cards 'pillars'? Ubiquity in deck construction? Miracles has shifted things in Legacy a lot lately, which the Brainstorm pillar is pilloried. I saw that last SCG open where Daniel Signorini was using Deathrites and Abrupt Decay in a BUG deck to great efficiency; only losing because his opponent had the good sense to hide a Supreme Verdict with a Brainstorm (in to a Hymn to Tourach) and then top-decked the win like a champ. I'm not sure is SCG is the field defining the meta for the format, but I think they have good coverage of tournaments.
It seems, which each brew that has come up here, in this forum, it's quite hard to shake the establishment because of how focused it has become. Not unreasonable, but frustrating for someone trying to break into the format with something off kilter.