The base of the deck is Black and Blue so there are four Underground Seas. Reanimator Sewercide by PuddinWing. While the specific iterations of the deck have changed a lot over the years, recently RB Reanimator has proven to be the most consistent, powerful version of the archetype. Balancing cards that can be used in both a dedicated reanimator strategy and other strategies is important. Of all the combo decks I've ever played, Reanimator is the most consistent. I am a Magic The Gathering Content creator who focuses on eternal formats played on MTGO. Other than Elesh and Iona, people might choose to play several creatures. See our privacy policy. Nature's Claim is the cheapest answer to artifacts or enchantments in Magic. Abrupt Decay is an all-star card in Legacy. I find the deck to be really fun to play. In fact, there are cards legal in Legacy that are restricted in Vintage. Legacy leagues intrigued me, but I wasn't sure about jumping in right away. Join Wedge from the Mana Source as he highlights a budget Legacy Reanimator deck! Iona locks out decks like Storm, Burn, and other types of reanimation decks. It's not uncommon to Reanimate something on turn one or two, which is faster than Rest in Peace when you're on the play. Bring in Surgical Extraction and Echoing Truth so you can use those on whatever creature they Reanimate. Show and Tell gives you a way to combo without using the graveyard. Before playing Vintage, I played and wrote about Legacy exclusively. You can take out a Daze or two when you're on the play or when you're facing a deck that makes enough mana to consistently pay one mana to protect its spells. $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00. I hadn't played Legacy for quite a while and I didn't have any decks anymore. If you’re on the play, in order to play around. The only option in these colors is to lean entirely on bounce spells like Chain of Vapor and Echoing Truth. Often times bouncing a permanent will be enough to open a window with which to combo off, but sometimes bounce just won't get you there. Later in the game Force of Will is one of your only ways to protect your reanimation target, so use it sparingly. Being a Black deck, Reanimator also gets access to Thoughtseize, so there's proactive disruption as well. There are also several X/1's in Death and Taxes, so I'll bring this in there too. This website is not produced, endorsed, supported, or affiliated with Wizards of the Coast. The creatures in the list are heavily picked based on silver-bullet creatures. Sorcery (1) 1 Fiery Confluence. The biggest reason is that I use the limited time I have to focus on my favorite format (Vintage), and there aren't any Vintage leagues. Otherwise try to make sure you always have some countermagic if possible. Looking to rank up in Historic without spending a lot of wildcards? Out: 3 Thoughtseize, 1 Children of Korlis, 1 Tendrils of Agony, 2 Exhume, 1 Griselbrand, 1 Chrome Mox, In: 4 Serenity, 4 Reverent Silence, 1 Ashen Rider. Elves and Dredge really hate it when you get an early Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite out, and Blazing Archon is pretty great for making the Eldrazi decks have no way to attack you. If you discard the creature to Careful Study and draw a Show and Tell before hitting a reanimation spell, you'll feel pretty lousy. Adding Green to the deck gives access to Abrupt Decay. If I need to trim cards from the deck post sideboard, I'll always cut one Ponder and never any Brainstorms because Brainstorm is a far better Magic card. Weekly drafts featuring a variety of formats new and old. The reason I'm playing Trop instead of Bayou is that you need Islands to free-cast Daze. While Reanimate is the cheapest, if your opponent is applying too much pressure to your life total it might not be as effective (or even castable). Xantid Swarm will either require them to Force it, or keep a hand with Lightning Bolt (which is not desirable for them) so it is a huge card in the matchup. He offers Legacy coaching and frequently posts about Delver decks on twitter @learntolove66. Chances are your opponent will try to resurrect Iona and name Black. With anywhere from four to eight cantrips in the various builds, finding the right card(s) is pretty easy. I've had games where I brought in more Pithing Needles than Abrupt Decays and been frustrated by multiple Cages on the battlefield. It's free to cast using Phyrexian mana, so it is often a surprise blow-out. It is going to be my very first Legacy event that I'm actually preparing for (the only other event I've actually played was a classic. A million seemingly random one-ofs. Top 7 Legacy Decks . Reanimators tend to splash Green for Abrupt Decay since it hits almost all cards that shut down the deck. Iona is your silver bullet against combo decks, and Elesh Norn is for creature heavy decks. Any Tier 3 Submitted Deck videos posted each month. The reason I was running it was to combat the Legacy Eldrazi Stompy decks, specifically ones that played only Dismember for removal. The most noticeable change that I’ve made to the deck since my Top 4 finish at SCG Syracuse is the inclusion of Palace Jailer, and the relocation of Jace, the Mind Sculptor to the sideboard. Many thanks and much appreciated! You can follow me on Twitter @josephfiorinijr - Islandswamp on MTGO. "Oops, I'm Playing My Jeskai Brawl Deck in Standard". Ashen Rider is used in some decks as spot removal, and it's good against an opposing Show and Tells. Deathrite Shaman getting you down? ... (Note this guide focuses on the paper experience.) If you try to make room for cards by taking out the core of your reanimation strategy, you take away the best aspect of the deck: its speed. Playing Reanimator: The goal of this deck is to use either Reanimate, Exhume, or Animate Dead to return a giant, game-ending creature such as Griselbrand into play. This list is relatively immune to Karakas because Tendrils will allow you to win the game through Griselbrand getting bounced. Where Faithless Looting might lack in creature selection, it greatly increases this deck’s consistency. This list doesn’t play Abrupt Decay, so I think the best approach is to not go overboard until you see something specific and try to play quickly. Unmask is often the best, as a free spell will free up your mana on key turns. Lotus Petal and Dark Ritual are by far the best of them, requiring very minimal or non-existent costs and powering out fast combos as early as turn 1. Pithing Needle is one of the best cards in the sideboard due to its flexibility and cheap casting cost. Black-Red Reanimator Guide (Legacy) Loathed by many and loved by some, the Black Red Reanimator is faster and more explosive than its older UB cousin. Practicing Legacy should be … There are a … Sort by: Planeswalker (3) 3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor. If you sideboard out too many cards and try to one-for-one every single threat and hate card your opponent plays you're likely to fail. Recent Threads ... by Goblin_Guide. There isn’t a clean answer to Containment Priest, so discard and speed are the only ways to beat it. I'll be back soon with some sweet Vintage content! The essential core of the deck doesn't change much, and that's what I'm going to go over today. The 2 life is a substantial cost when your plan is to draw cards off of Griselbrand, but always hitting a key card for the low cost of 1 mana is a big deal. That's a good price for a non-rotating deck that won't get banned out of existence. Touted as the best game 1 deck, expect to win game 1 often but be prepared for side boarded games where intense hate will be coming your way. I have been siding out one Study and it's seems to be the right move. Reanimator has its roots in a pure Dimir build, but the prevalent contemporary designs play a light Green splash for some extra permanent removal. As such, we're letting you know that we've updated our Privacy Policy to reflect the new rule set forth by the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Thoughtseize is a card that on one hand seems easy to trim from my lists for other cards, but on the other hand when you play with it you see how valuable it is. Rich is a Legacy lover from upstate New York who loves to cast Brainstorm, normally pairing it with Delver of Secrets. These creatures all cost a ton and their abilities were balanced accordingly. The information presented on this site about Magic: The Gathering, both literal and graphical, is copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast. Remember, Deathrite is a creature and as such has summoning sickness. This guide reflects my current approach to some of the most popular decks in Legacy. The cantrip suite always includes four Brainstorms and up to four Ponders. If you cannot find a way to put Griselbrand into play, there’s the failsafe of returning a Chancellor of the Annex, which will be good enough to win a fair amount of games by itself. If you thin their numbers, then that should give the guards of Devil's Crossing a much needed reprieve. With Entomb you get to play a toolbox of creatures. Careful Study also digs through unwanted cards, and Entomb gets silver bullets into the graveyard when needed. One quick note about Brainstorm for any readers who don't play Legacy: you don't need to cast it during your opponent's end step. It borrows heavily from the current legacy BR list, but mainly because I believe that this layout lends towards translating better. This week in MTG news: How to Play Commander on Magic Online. Jace was always one of the biggest reasons I was playing this deck over something like Izzet or Grixis Delver, but he has become more of a liability in recent weeks with the uptick of Pyroblast. Unmask is often the best, as a free spell will free up your mana on key turns. This fast mana allows RB Reanimator to put a creature into play extremely quickly. last second decision, with a deck I knew nothing about). My personal information may be used for the purposes defined in the privacy policy. The deck is commonly in colors Blue-Black (UB), although it can be seen in Black-Red (BR) or Mono-Black versions as well. It doesn’t just put a creature in the graveyard, but finds you any resources you are missing to execute the combo (be it lands, reanimation, or disruption). Many decks choose to play one Tropical Island and one Bayou to provide more access to Black mana, but I've chosen to go with Tropical Island instead. Again, there's a chance that you can be faster than most sideboard cards, but you still have to have a contingency plan. Looking to watch Re-Animator? Not every Reanimator deck runs this package, but having access to it allows Reanimator to turn into a turbo Griselbrand-fueled Storm deck. If you're facing another combo deck you can put Iona, Shield of Emeria into play to shut off a key color. There's Lotus Petal for acceleration to make the early combo happen often. LEG 0 / 0 . The protection package includes four Force of Wills and some number of Dazes. … [ Read on!] This video is unavailable. They could bring in cards like Grafdigger's Cage, Tormod's Crypt, Rest in Peace, or even something like Extirpate or Surgical Extraction. After Reanimating Griselbrand and paying 7-14 life, you use fast mana to Entomb to search up Children of Korlis, then Reanimate and sacrifice it to gain that life back. Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, and their logos are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC. Against BUG Delver or Shardless BUG I make sure to bring in three because it hits their Deathrite Shamans, Liliana of the Veil. Use the options below to exercise this right, and please review our privacy policy for complete information on how your data is used and stored. Force of Will is useless without a Blue card to pitch, and if you go to less than twenty Blue cards in your list you're not likely to have a live Force on turn one. You're using your cards to get a huge discount on a game-breaking behemoth. This is my initial list for Reanimator. 2 New BR Reanimator Videos per month. The Ultimate Guide to Death and Taxes - Craig Wescoe published on 2/3/2017 11:01:00 AM. I like to play one Surgical Extraction in my list as a trump card against mirror matches, or other decks that reanimate creatures. Entomb is more than just a combo enabler in this deck. Show and Tell is also Blue, so it's relevant even when you don't need to cast it. Details of Herbert West’s life from childhood to death—and beyond can be found within The Legacy of the Reanimator.