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There are a lot of powerful artifacts in Legacy, and for many years we never really saw them take the limelight. In recent months, we’ve started to see Chalice of the Void and Ensnaring Bridge affecting Legacy in a huge way, but largely in Ancient Tomb decks that are trying to max out on powerful two- and three- mana haymakers that can lock opponents out of the game. What if someone wanted to play Ensnaring Bridge and Blue cards instead of Blood Moon? Fortunately, saidthefox has you covered:


Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas
This is a style of deck that has briefly shown up before in Legacy. The idea was always to use Ancient Tomb and City of Traitors to cast a turn one mana rock like Dimir Signet or Talisman of Dominance. This would let you curve into a turn two Jace, the Mind Sculptor or Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas and use those cards to bury control decks in card advantage. This deck follows in the same style, but focuses on using Tezzeret the Seeker to provide an artifact toolbox.

Your goal is still the same, you have a ton of two-mana lands and mana rocks to help you jam expensive, high-impact cards as early as possible. The difference is that this deck now has more consistent access to four-mana haymakers thanks to Karn, Scion of Urza. Karn also gives this deck an ability to play to the board that it never had before, which is a really exciting addition.

The core of the deck is in the powerful singleton artifacts that you’re playing. Various Tezzerets team up with Thirst for Knowledge and Transmute Artifact to help ensure that you can find the right artifacts for the right situation. In the maindeck, you’re mostly looking for either Ensnaring Bridge or the Thopter Foundry plus Sword of the Meek combination. That said, you’re certainly not limited to those combinations, particularly once sideboards are involved. It’s not hard to imagine cards like Pithing Needle, Sorcerous Spyglass, or Witchbane Orb being incredibly powerful disruptive effects.

If you’re looking for a deck that has the potential to aggressively cast high-impact Planeswalkers until one sticks, this seems like one of the better shells for it in Legacy. If you expect lots of decks with limited counterspells and other ways to interact with Planeswalkers at your next Legacy event, then this seems like a great strategy.