Legacy Round 2: Jon Morawski vs. Hunter Nance
Round 2 of Legacy pool play pits two at-large bid players against each other. Will Hunter rebound after his first-round loss with Grixis Delver or will Jon improve to 2-0 with Elves?
Jon hopes his Elves can take him to 2-0.
Both players were happy with their starting hands and Jon kicked things off with a Deathrite Shaman after fetching a basic Forest while Hunter had his own one-drop, Delver of Secrets. Jon followed up his Deathrite with another one and a Quirion Ranger before passing after adding a Windswept Heath to his side of the board. Hunter's Delver didn't flip and he fetched an Underground Sea to play Ponder. Hunter kept the top three cards and added another Delver to his army.
Jon fetched a Dryad Arbor at the end step, untapped, played another Ranger, used its ability and went for a Natural Order, sacrificing the fresh Ranger. Hunter used a Daze, but Jon used a Deathrite Shaman to pay it and got to find Craterhoof Behemoth and attacked for lethal after using the Ranger to untap a Shaman.
Jon 1, Hunter 0
Hunter sends his Insects, Fish, and Humans into the red zone.
Jon went down to six cards and Hunter, on seven, started the game with a Deathrite Shaman off a fetched Underground Sea. Jon fetched a Forest and played Birchlore Rangers as Hunter played a Volcanic Island and a Delver of Secrets. Jon played a Deathrite Shaman, leading Hunter to respond by pointing a Lightning Bolt at the Rangers. Jon's DRS resolved and he passed the turn after adding a Wooded Foothills to his board. Hunter flipped his Delver with a revealed Forked Bolt and used it on the Shaman before getting in for three. Hunter passed after playing a Scalding Tarn and Jon fetched a Dryad Arbor before untapping.
Hunter got to cantrip with an Elvish Visionary and played a Green Sun's Zenith for zero, getting another Arbor. Hunter used his Deathrite to eat his Bolt, untapped, and killed the untapped Arbor with another Lighting Bolt. Hunter attacked Jon down to 9 with his flyer and shipped the turn. Jon found a Gaea's Cradle and attempted a GSZ for two, but Hunter countered it with Force of Will, pitching a Delver of Secrets. Jon had no other play so Hunter drained him down to 7, eating the Force.
Jon 1, Hunter 1
Jon started the deciding game with a Green Sun's Zenith for zero, finding a Dryad Arbor, after fetching a Forest. Hunter used a Gitaxian Probe to see a pair of Deathrite Shamans, Abrupt Decay, Glimpse of Nature, and Natural Order then played a Deathrite Shaman off an Underground Sea. Jon simply played his Shamans and passed the turn while Hunter started his next turn using Wasteland on the Arbor. Hunter deployed a Delver of Secrets, used his Shaman to eat one of Jon's lands and killed a Shaman with a Lightning Bolt. Jon used his Shaman and his Forest to kill the opposing Shaman with an Abrupt Decay and passed back. Hunter flipped his Delver off a Brainstorm, played the cantrip, and cleared away the bulk with a fetch land. Hunter killed the other Shaman with a Lightning Bolt and started attacking for three in the air.
Jon had no play, but did add Gaea's Cradle to his board before passing the action. Hunter bashed for three more and loaded up on creatures with a Gurmag Angler and a Young Pyromancer. Jon found a Nettle Sentinel but nothing else and braced for Hunter's attack, Hunter obliged and sent his team into the red zone. Jon offered no blocks and fell to 3. Hunter passed after the attack and Jon looked at his next draw. Jon studied his hand but couldn't find an out and extended the hand.
Hunter 2, Jon 1