Hymn to Tourach
BUG Delver
Laurence Moo Young
1st Place at StarCityGames Legacy Open on 1/12/2014
Lands (20)
Creatures (14)
Planeswalker (2)

Spells (24)


In conclusion to an amazing Magic weekend that showcased a finals match covering Standard, Modern and Legacy we were rewarded from Laurence by a deck which is a bit of a blast from the past. The BUG list has been no stranger in Legacy being born from a deck that was most often referred to as Team America. The game plan of the deck is to lead with heavy land and resource disruption early to then drop a fatty and ride it to victory with counter backup.

The deck is capable of some strong starts off the back of Deathrite Shaman which works overtime into the long game by either healing you or bleeding your opponent. The Elf is complimented by our favorite insect, fitting for a BUG deck, by Delver of Secrets which synergizes with the decks draw power from Brainstorm and Ponder to be sure to flip into flying Lightning Bolts. That leads into solid hand disruption with Liliana of the Veil and Hymn to Tourach ripping their hand to shreds. For removal we have Liliana able to force sacrifice and Abrupt Decay to deal with the abundant amount of low cost permanents in the format. Once you have somewhat stabilized the board you have Tarmogoyf and Tombstalker ready to bring the beats and make quick work of what remain of your enemies life total. The glue that hold the deck together is a permission package comprised of free counters with full sets both of Force of Will and Daze. Add to that primo non-basic land destruction from Wasteland and you’ve got a tight shell that’s primed to take on the variety that Legacy is going to throw at it.
Eric J Seltzer
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