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This Week in Legacy: Buffalo Chicken Dip Legacy 13

Howdy folks! It's time yet again for another edition of This Week in Legacy! I'm your host, Joe Dyer, and this week we're going to be taking a look at the most recent Buffalo Chicken Dip Legacy 13 which took place in Westerville, Ohio. In addition, we've got multiple online events to talk about including the Showcase Challenge from Sunday.

Without further ado, let's dive right in!

Buffalo Chicken Dip Legacy 13

This past weekend was yet another Buffalo Chicken Dip Legacy event, this time being held at The Warp Gate in Westerville, Ohio. For me, this was a bit of a bittersweet event in a sense. Some big announcements were thrown around here, as many may already know that this event is technically Robert Wilson (founder of BCDL)'s final Ohio event, with his impending move out of state coming in the next few months. He's leaving, but BCDL is expanding and growing, so not only is he starting more events where he's moving to, but he's also leaving the Ohio side of things in the capable hands of Carey Banyas and Matthew Strand while providing remote support to both of them.

I've been attending Rob's events for quite some time now, and I greatly appreciate how much support Rob has given to the Legacy community overall. Providing events for people to play in is pretty amazing, and using them as ways to leverage people to acquire Reserved List cards is even better. I do look forward to continuing to work with BCDL as they take this next step into the future.

In regards to that future as well, it was also announced that The Warp Gate is growing and expanding and will be finding themselves at a new store location in the coming months. This store has been exceptional at supporting the efforts of the Eternal Magic community, so it's awesome to see them grow. The next BCDL event there is confirmed to take place at this new location, and Rob also confirmed that a BCDL Open is in the works for this location as well.

Overall the event was pretty great, and it did cap with some no-shows at 64 players.

Let's take a look at the Top 8 and finalists before I talk about my own event.

This Top 8 in general was stacked. THREE Eternal Weekend Legacy Championship winners? Yeah, that happened.

Deck Name Placing Player Name
UB Reanimator 1st Ian Marshall
RUG Cascade 2nd Carey Banyas
UB Reanimator 3rd Brian Coval
Selesnya Depths 4th Gabriel
Red Stompy 5th David Lance
Beanstalk Control (Non-Yorion) 6th Patrick Green
Black Stompy 7th Pat Hlafcsak
UB Reanimator 8th Brendan

Really interesting Top 8 here for sure. UB Reanimator's popularity is beginning to bleed into paper play now, and Ian Marshall was the winner of the event on that deck.

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This deck has pushed on the format at large and it's showcasing how good the "Scam" package of Grief/Reanimate are in general, especially when put next to big Reanimation threats like Atraxa, Archon of Cruelty, and the fair game plan of Bowmasters, Daze, etc.

In Second Place we had Carey Banyas on RUG Cascade.

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I love that this deck exists, honestly. It's a really interesting strategy for a "blue" deck in the format that does not play Brainstorm (and even can't play it). It's super cool.

My Event

For me, my event was rather interesting in itself. I chose to play Lands for the event, as I wanted to directly test some of the new Fallout cards that weren't on MTGO. Namely these two:

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For the most of the event, I never got to cast Rampaging Yao Guai as it was a sideboard card and even though it got brought in, it just never came up. The Pip-Boy on the other hand came up quite a bit and it was pretty cool and interesting. This was the list I played.

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Overall in the event I ended up 3-3, with losses to Goblins (Turbo Muxus), Mystic Forge Combo, and 4C Beanstalk Control. I won against 4C Tempo, Mono Blue Stiflenought, and UB Reanimator. I had a lot of fun playing the deck and some interesting games!

Legacy Challenge 3/16

The first Challenge event of the weekend was the early morning Saturday event. This event had 50 players in it thanks to the data collected by the Legacy Data Collection Project.

You can find all of the decklists for this event here and the data sheet here.

Both RUG Delver and UB Reanimator were fairly popular and both had good win rates in the context of the smaller event.

Let's take a look at the Top 8.

Deck Name Placing MTGO Username
Lands 1st samus_ssp
Ninjas 2nd TheHamburglar
RUG Delver 3rd PekkaChu
Death's Shadow 4th adorno666
RUG Cascade 5th Wizard_2002
Mono Black Reanimator 6th fuya
Goblins (Turbo Muxus) 7th msskinbolic
RUG Delver 8th JPA93

Really interesting Top 8 here. At the end of the event it was Lands that won!

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Pretty close to what I played this past weekend at the BCDL. Sphere of Resistance is a really strong card right now, honestly. It does a lot of powerful things to slow down other decks in the format.

In Second Place we had NINJAS.

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I haven't seen this deck in literally forever, and I'm so excited. It's such a sick deck. I love the tech of Back to Basics and a pile of basic lands in the deck to really punish the very greedy decks of the format.

Also in this Top 8 we had RUG Cascade.

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I have to wonder how much more popular this deck will get once more Modern players who played Rhinos there realize that the deck is playable here in Legacy as well. It seems like a good fit for them, for sure.

Legacy Challenge 32 3/17

The second Challenge event of the weekend was the newly added 32 player minimum Challenge on Sunday. This event had 41 players in it thanks to the data collected by the Legacy Data Collection Project.

You can find all of the decklists for this event here and the datasheet here.

UB Reanimator and BR Reanimator were very popular but of the two, UB had the upper hand. Painter also did very well.

Let's take a look at the Top 8.

Deck Name Placing MTGO Username
Selesnya Depths 1st zhinonono
Red Painter 2nd Fireava
RUG Delver 3rd PekkaChu
Maverick 4th Harry1232
Golgari Depths 5th sakuragi21722749
Mono Black Reanimator 6th Roodslay
Dimir Scam 7th bernardocssa
Red Painter 8th noodle_boi

Another really interesting Top 8 here. At the end of the event it was Selesnya Depths that won.

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Loving the sideboard tech here with stuff like Doorkeeper Thrull, but also just Dismember is a really powerful card right now.

In Second Place we had Red Painter.

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Getting to finally see the incarnations of Painter that were played in paper on MTGO is a real treat. Chaos Defiler is a really great card for this archetype overall.

In the bottom half of the Top 8 we had Mono Black Reanimator.

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Ghalta, Stampede Tyrant is one heck of a card for sure. The sideboard juke of boarding into Chain of Smog combo is quite cool too.

Legacy Showcase Challenge 3/17

The final event of the weekend was the Showcase Challenge event. This is a Premier level event (requiring Qualification Points to enter) where the Top 8 qualifies for the Showcase Qualifier at the end of the season. This event had a whopping 320 players overall in it, which is great!

You can find all of the decklists for this event here and the datasheet here.

UB Reanimator was by and far the most popular deck of the event, and its win rate was very good, as was Grixis Delver's win rate. Goblins did well, RUG Cascade did well, and so did Red Stompy. Beanstalk decks suffered a bit, as did RUG Delver and BR Reanimator.

Let's take a look at the Top 8.

Deck Name Placing MTGO Username
UB Reanimator 1st John1111
Dimir Scam 2nd Willioufouf
Abzan Depths 3rd maximusdee
Blue Painter 4th 1OR513N86
Naya Depths 5th Eldhrimr
Grixis Delver 6th ElfKid
Grixis Delver 7th ReformedPaolo
Red Stompy 8th badgods

At the end of the event it was UB Reanimator that won.

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This deck is incredibly powerful and has continued to put a lot of pressure on the format in the past few weeks. New cards like Undercity Sewers and Wail of the Forgotten have slotted right into this deck very easily and are quite good.

In Second Place we had Dimir Scam.

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Despite looking super similar, this deck not having the extra oomph of being able to reanimate cards like Atraxa or Archon of Cruelty is huge. Still, this is a really strong strategy right now regardless. Dystopia is one wild sideboard card.

Also in this Top 8 we had Blue Painter.

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A light red splash for the blast in the sideboard is fun. This deck is cool though and it leverages Urza's Saga.

Further down the Top 8 we had Naya Depths.

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Really the only splash here for red is for a copy of Mawloc so this is pretty closer to straight Selesnya than anything else. Mawloc is a powerful card though.

Around the Web

  • Florida Legacy Club has a Legacy League on 4C Beanstalk! Check it out here.
  • MahfuzVanGogh has a video on ANGRY ZOMBIES. Check it out here.
  • 90sMTG has Brian Coval vs Bryant Cook from the SCG 5k. Check it out here.
  • StrassDaddy is doing a series on Nic Fit. Check out the latest video here.
  • Eternal Durdles has some rebuttals on their Banned List episode. Check it out here.

The Spice Corner

Now that Leagues are posted throughout the week, let's find some Spice!

Hogaak Scam with Agatha's Soul Cauldron Combo is wild.

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Triumph Stiflenought!

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Wrapping Up

That's all the time we have this week folks! Thanks for continuing to support the column and join us next week as we continue our journey into Legacy!

As always you can reach me at all my associated links via my Link Tree! In addition, I'm always around the MTGGoldfish Discord Server and the MTGLegacy Discord Server.

Until next time!

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