The Salt Mine Episode 10: GP Louisville Megashow feat. Elton Wong

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On this episode, we offer a comprehensive review of the metagame and decks to beat heading into GP Louisville! We talk about the decks individually, how they can be combated, what we would play, our deck lists and what our sideboards would look like if we were playing (or against) the decks to beat.

Gerry Thompson’s article on “False Tempo:”
http://www.starcitygames.com/article/29847_The-False-Tempo-Archetype.html

Jonathon Alexander’s fantastic blog on (mostly) Legacy: https://theweeklywars.wordpress.com/

The Decks to Beat thread on the source:
http://www.mtgthesource.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?23-Decks-to-Beat

Elton’s GP Seattle tournament report with MUD:

Sean’s Death & Taxes list:

Non-Creature Spells: (11)
4 Æther Vial
4 Swords to Plowshares
1 Batterskull
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
1 Umezawa’s Jitte

Creatures: (26)
4 Mother of Runes
4 Stoneforge Mystic
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
3 Phyrexian Revoker
2 Serra Avenger
4 Flickerwisp
2 Recruiter of the Guard
2 Sanctum Prelate
1 Mirran Crusader

Lands: (23)
4 Rishadan Port
4 Wasteland
2 Cavern of Souls
1 Horizon Canopy
3 Karakas
9 Plains

Sideabord: (15)
1 Containment Priest
2 Council’s Judgment
2 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Faerie Macabre
2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Leonin Relic-Warder
1 Palace Jailer
2 Path to Exile
1 Pithing Needle
2 Rest in Peace

Steve’s Death and Taxes list:

Non-Creature Spells: (11)
4 Æther Vial
4 Swords to Plowshares
1 Batterskull
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
1 Umezawa’s Jitte

Creatures: (26)
4 Mother of Runes
4 Stoneforge Mystic
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
3 Phyrexian Revoker
2 Serra Avenger
4 Flickerwisp
2 Recruiter of the Guard
2 Sanctum Prelate
1 Mirran Crusader

Lands: (23)
4 Rishadan Port
4 Wasteland
2 Cavern of Souls
2 Flagstones of Trokair
3 Karakas
8 Plains

Sideboard: (15)
1 Cataclysm
2 Containment Priest
3 Ethersworn Canonist
2 Faerie Macabre
2 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Leonin Relic-Warder
1 Path to Exile
2 Rest in Peace
1 Sword of Light and Shadow

Matt’s Burn list:

Lands: (19)
2 Wooded Foothills
3 Bloodstained Mire
4 Arid Mesa
9 Snow-Covered Mountain
1 Barbarian Ring

Creatures: (10)
4 Goblin Guide
2 Grim Lavamancer
4 Eidolon of the Great Revel

Non-Creatire Spells: (31)
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Chain Lightning
4 Rift Bolt
4 Lava Spike
1 Sensei’s Divining Top
4 Price of Progress
3 Searing Blaze
3 Exquisite Firecraft
4 Fireblast

Sideboard: (15)
1 Grim Lavamancer
2 Skullcrack
2 Vexing Shusher
2 Pyrostatic Pillar
2 Relic of Progenitus
3 Smash to Smithereens
1 Exquisite Firecraft
1 Searing Blood
1 Searing Blaze

Elton’s Imperial Painter list:

Non-Creature Spells: (13)
3 Ensnaring Bridge
4 Grindstone
3 Sensei’s Divining Top
4 Blood Moon
4 Pyroblast
2 Red Elemental Blast
3 Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Creatures: (17)
4 Painter’s Servant
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Spellskite
1 Goblin Welder
4 Imperial Recruiter
1 Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
1 Magus of the Moon
4 Simian Spirit Guide

Lands: (20)
4 Ancient Tomb
1 Arid Mesa
1 Bloodstained Mire
3 City of Traitors
9 Mountain
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Wooded Foothills

Sideboard: (15)
2 Faerie Macabre
3 Fiery Confluence
1 Goblin Rabblemaster
2 Red Elemental Blast
3 Sudden Shock
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Trinisphere

BONUS! Steve’s Goblin list (for the brave):

Non-Creature Spells: (5)
4 Æther Vial
1 Tarfire

Creatures: (32)
4 Gempalm Incinerator
1 Goblin Chieftain
4 Goblin Lackey
4 Goblin Matron
4 Goblin Piledriver
4 Goblin Ringleader
1 Goblin Sharpshooter
4 Goblin Warchief
1 Krenko, Mob Boss
2 Mogg War Marshal
1 Siege-Gang Commander
1 Skirk Prospector
1 Tin Street Hooligan

Lands: (23)
3 Bloodstained Mire
4 Cavern of Souls
4 Rishadan Port
4 Snow-Covered Mountain
1 Taiga
4 Wasteland
3 Wooded Foothills

Sideboard: (15)
1 Ancient Grudge
3 Ashen Rider
2 Faerie Macabre
1 Pithing Needle
3 Pyrokinesis
3 Relic of Progenitus
1 Stingscourger
1 Warping Wail

From all of us on The Salt Mine, we wish you all a Happy New Year and the best of luck in your future tournaments. Thank you for joining us in 2016, we look forward to bringing you some more banter about Legacy in 2017!

Much love,
Steven, Sean, Matt and all of our guests we’ve had in 2016:
Jimmy Hensworth;
Patty Robertson;
Adrian Kitto;
Dice_Box;
Tom Gilmore;
Justin Ventura;
Elton Wong;
and the people of the Melbourne Legacy scene!

Songs, in order of appearance:

“Stranded” by The Saints
“Original Sin” by INXS
“Invaders Must Die” by The Prodigy

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