With his first Invitational Top Eight now in the bag, Gerard Fabiano looks back at the decks he played and the Legacy format as a whole - and then looks forward to a new Standard thanks to Battle for Zendikar!
Tom "The Boss" Ross has had a long string of great finishes at the Invitational, and he came prepared to Infect his opponents this past weekend at the Season Three Invitational in Somerset. But not everything went as planned...
With the Season Three Invitational in the books, Todd looks back at the decisions that brought him there - and at the broader state of Magic as a whole, both real-life and digital, to see where improvements are necessary if Magic is to thrive.
Experimenting with different cards in different formats is how we find new decks. As important as it is to remember to polish your experiments into fully-crafted decks before taking them to a major competition, remember this as well: nothing ventured, nothing gained.
GerryT and two friends played Grixis Control to a combined 24-5 record in the Legacy portion of the Season Three Invitational, and as far as he's concerned he's found the best deck to play in all of Legacy!
It's been a while since we've seen Mono-Red do well in Standard, but new additions to compensate for the changes to the rest of the format might offer the deck a new lease on life now that the metagame is not fixated solely on attacking it out of existence.
While Anthony had high hopes for the Season Three Invitational and took some big risks in order to try and capitalize on the state of the Legacy format, there are lessons to be learned even when things don't quite go your way - and those lessons can thankfully be shared.