Magic: The Gathering - Core Set 2020
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I Don't Believe In Miracles


Legacy is in somewhat of a weird spot right now, where Miracles in on a big upswing and people are looking for decks that can compete against both the traditional tempo and combo decks as well as beating the combination of Counterbalance, Terminus, and Jace, the Mind Sculptor. One of the fringe decks that always comes to the forefront when Miracles gets too popular is 12 Post. The deck is always a little different, but plays the same kind of game:

This is a powerful deck that does all kinds of cool things that let it compete with the three poles of the format. Against Miracles, you have a powerful mana engine that lets you hard cast Emrakul, the Aeons Torn and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth as many times as you have to in order to bury them. Sure, some of your monsters are vulnerable to Swords to Plowshares, but you can just tutor up a Karakas beforehand to protect yourself. Terminus can be a thing, but you have Eye of Ugin to just find your threats again. Because none of your threats can be shut down by Counterbalance, and you can get the game to a point where you cast Emrakul, the Aeons Torn every turn, Miracles has a miserable time against this deck.

Against Delver of Secrets decks, you can utilize a combination of Glimmerpost, Glacial Chasm, and The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale to buy yourself a ton of time to set up. That’s assuming that your early Show and Tells to put Primeval Titan into play don’t work out. You have access to cards like Chalice of the Void and potentially Elephant Grass out of the sideboard, as well as Oblivion Stone and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon to punish your opponent for overextending. It’s possible for you to just lose to Wasteland once in awhile, but Crop Rotation and Pithing Needle do a reasonable job of protecting you from the effect.

You might think that Show and Tell decks are a serious problem for this deck, given its lack of Blue-based disruption. Realistically though, this deck already plays Show and Tell. If your opponent plays an early Show and Tell, you either get to attack with your Eldrazi first, or you get to put a Primeval Titan into play and tutor up Karakas. Sure, there are some games involving Sneak Attack or Griselbrand that you’re going to struggle to win, but you’ve definitely got the tools to steal games in the Show and Tell mirror.

This deck is a little on the slow side, and is certainly clunkier than some of the top tier decks in the format, but there are a lot of powerful interactions that can give you edges in key matchups, and there’s just enough flex slots that you can tune your own list to beat up on whatever matchups you expect. Fast, non-Show and Tell combo decks can be an issue, but outside of those matchups, this deck should be powerful enough to get it done.

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