Hello MTG Community,
I've recently gotten back into magic after a decade of not playing at all (im 21 now)
and since I now have money and time I plan on playing competitively as a hobby.
I've recently completed sharpening my deck and I'm preparing a month ahead of time
for the Grand-Prix qualifiers at my local shop. I've been testing this deck and many
versions of it in the standard Dailies on the MTGO site.
The results are multiple cashes over the course of 3-days of fine-tuning.
This is a picture of the 11 qualifier points that I have scored in 4 days with this deck.
(theres only 10 in the picture but I was already done this part of the post while on break in
a 8-player que game which I finished first place for 5-boosters and 1 qualifier point)
I've gone 4-0 twice and 3-1
multiple times in the standard dailies and I feel that my deck and I are ready to compete for glory.
This is the tournament I am preparing for;
Grand Prix Trial Portland (Standard) *April 20th, 2013*
Start Time: 12.00PM Noon
Entry Fee: $25
1st: Free Round-trip flight from Seattle to Portland; a 3-round bye at Grand Prix Portland
2nd: $100 Store Credit
3rd/4th: $50 Store Credit
5th-8th: $25 Store Credit
I seek expert opinions on helping me sharpen my deck until the edges shine. My assemble the legion deck is not a joke
and I plan on giving it my all at the grand-prix qualifiers.
So heres the decklist and I will follow up with a summary of how the deck plays and what it is supposed to do,
also the win-cons and extra utilities of the deck. I will also list the match-ups that I have faced in the current meta
to an in-depth level for clarification and better assistance.
1xKessig Wolf Run
2xAssemble the Legion
Naya Legion Summary
The deck itself is essentially a variant of the semi-popular Naya-Midrange deck.
The idea is to get a strong mana-base to get the bigger kill cards out on the field.
The main kill cards in the original Naya-Midrange deck would be Aurelia, The Warleader,
Thundermaw Hellkite and Zealous Conscripts. I wanted to put more synergy into this destructive deck.
So I have added Blasphemous Act and Assemble the Legion and Gavony Township.
These cards add incredible synergy to the deck which I will show links to pictures
of situations that I get into in the tougher rounds of the four-round standard tournaments on MTGO.
In essence; Blasphemous Act is a ridiculously powerful board wipe card in combination with the rest of the deck
and specifically ; Boros Reckoner. Not only is winning with the combination of Boros Reckoner and Blasphemous Act realistic,
This card is very powerful with this deck specifically. Not only is the synergy incredible with the numerous creatures I
have on the field it essentially doubles the damage output from Assemble the legion
This is a picture of a game versus Junk-Reanimator , Tournament replay.
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Don't let the mana-cost fool you!
This card is a real Power-House. It can quickly turn the board from an un-winnable state to a dominating favorite. This is a very powerful card with lots of synergy in the deck , I mean sure ideally I would like to drop two Boros Reckoners and one-shot the opponent for 26 damage but hey I'm very happy to hit my opponent with the field and thenwipe it clean for a cheap cost hopefully and drop another creature to dominate the field. just a simple couple ticks on Assemble The Legion. I so often find myself casting this power-house for one , maybe two , maybe three mana leaving behind some mana to drop a surprise Restoration Angel or Huntmaster of the Fells to just put myself in a dominating position that it would feel painful not to have 4 of these in the deck.Not only is it sick synergy with Boros Reckoner it is also volatile chemistry with Assemble the Legion I can wipe the field if there is anything scary on the board and just replenish your army the next turn and maybe even follow-up with a tick via Gavony Township
Here are some situations where I am loving Blasphemous Act
This is versus your typical Jund Midrange deck. This is from a tournament replay.
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This is versus a orzhov sacrifice deck. It is from a tournament replay, and I am in some serious trouble.
The board is in an un-winnable state. I have no mana , And nothing I have can deal with the Sublime Archangel.
Assemble the Legion
My biggest , kill-card. I drop this and just hold the front until I can one-shot them with a deadly-wave.The idea is that in the current meta there just isn't enough space in people's deck-lists to be supplying enchantmentremoval, with very slim exceptions like Acidic Slime and Planar Cleansing or Detention Sphere But even there I still have many other win-cons in the deck.
Sideboard could need work.
I really feel as though my deck has big potential, and I want the community to help me prepare for the big game in April. Opinions and
discussion is welcome. Thank you for your time and I will be grinding standard 4-rounds to continue on fine-tuning the deck in preperation for the tournament in april. All though I will be back at work tomorrow, I will still use my time off playing and preparing this deck for the Grand-Prix.