Get the MTG
by John Hornberg
Upon looking through the spoiler once again, I've
noticed the Legendary
Artifact Legacy Weapon. An all out cheap card, it
shares many uses in such
decks as Coalition Victory Decks, Domain Decks, and the
ever present Hippo
Here, see for yourself:
Legacy Weapon - 7
Legendary Artifact - Rare
WGRBU: Remove target permanent from the game.
If Legacy Weapon would be put into the graveyard from
anywhere, return it to
This card is just wrong, and WILL see use in many decks
with Pulse of
Llanowar. This card will give that card, a
relatively underlplayed invasion
uncommon, a new purpose, especially since it has no
stipulation on where you
get the mana.
It holds much potential as a "Clear the Board"
type card. It's other
ability makes the card almostg indestructable, and
destroying it only makes
it come back, and the same turn too. It gives
black decks problems, and
black mages headaches.
This card will find its way into extended in one form or
another, but due to
the lack of rainbow cards in Masques and Urza's Block,
it will be hard to
fit in to the already exsisting strategies.
I'm not saying that a type II deck based with this won't
work in extended,
I'm just saying how hard it will be to fit into
astrategy such as Sligh,
White Shadow, Tinker, and Saproling, decks that are
absolutely better off
This fits into the already exsisting rainbow decks very
well. For example,
Hippo decks need another way of clearing the board,
Collective Restraint only goes as far as to create a lot
Legacy Weapon will go as far as to take them out, and
make it so that you
don't need to put the Pheddlagriff into the air or stick
an Armadillo Cloak,
even though their is nothing wrong with that.
A key drawback is cost to play, and to play it's
ability. Pulse of Llanowar
makes the colors nothing, but for those of us who don't
use Pulse, its cost
can be a problem, and especially with Fires, where
Blastoderm can easily get
around Legacy Weapon's abilities.
Then, their are the usuals: Counters keep you playing it
over and over and
over again, as well as disenchants and other artifact
But those have only limited effects.
Now, since their are so many ways to built a deck using
it, I'll leave it up
to you to figure it out. The Domain deck motto is,
"Whatever meets your
Just remember a few things:
1) Coalition Victory doesn't always work.
2) Collective Restraint is a must in any deck
using five colors.
3) Cards Such as Radiant Kavu and Qusting
Pheddlagriff are really good
because they cover three colors for a converted mana
cost of 3 or 4.
4) Tsabo's Assassin and Tidal Visionary belond
somewhere near your deck
(Sideboard or Main deck) ..... This is absolutely
necessary in Invasion
blcok drafting, never EVER pass a Tsabo's assassin!
Legacy Weapon's potential is unlimited, but a
groundbreaker is pushing the
idea a little to far.
Keep that in mind when everyone starts to the
Pulse-Legacy Weapon Combo.
Signing Out, John Hornberg, the Doofy Deck Builder
PS - Sorry for the undeniable short length of this
article, I was well,
swamped with School work. It gets hard, despite
the fact. Keep in mind my
and my stipluation that I respond to
evertyhing I get.