Hey friends, I'm Liz.
I'm a full-time Magic vendor and lifelong Magic player. I'm making my Star City Games® debut after stumbling into a trophy in Baltimore last weekend with the help of Mishra's Bauble trigger rememberer Ryan Overturf and known coffee enjoyer Jacob Hagen. I love to talk about Legacy and all the tiny edges you can gain from obsessing over tiny details.
Legacy is a format that rewards players for small innovations. It's the best part of the format in my eyes. You can spend hours obsessing over card choices and matchups and it pays off. The answers are powerful and you have access to some of the best card selection and tutors that Magic has to offer, so changing one or two cards can completely shift the dynamic of a matchup.
The Dimir Death's Shadow list I played at the Team Constructed Open in Baltimore is a prime example of subtle changes making a huge difference.
Going into SCG Baltimore I wanted to find a way to make my Miracles, Lands, and Grixis Delver matchups better. In testing, I found myself feeling behind against these decks that make up a huge portion of the Legacy metagame and I was worried. It was time to innovate or die. I ended up making three changes to my 75 the Monday before the tournament. Those three cards each won me several games throughout the tournament in ways that no other card could have.