Strictly Eternal 101 – Back in a… Flash?

Howdy folks! It’s Joe again, and we’re back with another installment of Legends of Tomorrow: Barry Messes Up the Multiverse… Again. Or rather, some fun Legacy deck for you guys to poke your eyes at!

This week we’re looking at a list provided to me by Brael, one of the Discord users in my Nic Fit Discord. He calls this list “Flash Fit.” Yes, I’m going to make an innumerable amount of Barry Allen jokes. It’ll be alright.

Let’s take a look at the list, shall we?

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The Core of the Deck

At it’s core, Flash Fit is a BUG Nic Fit based list, leaning on the ability of Veteran Explorer + Cabal Therapy to provide a little ramp while at the same time pulling apart the opponent’s hand. Two big things behind Brael’s playstyle and list are a lot of focus on card advantage, and a prime focus on flash creatures as the primary threat. Much like how Barry Allen threatened the multiverse with Flashpoint, Dark Confidant provides a threatening amount of card advantage that can sometimes bury your opponent.

However, I definitely feel like this deck would have benefited greatly from having a larger threat to ramp into that isn’t Horizon Chimera or Pack Guardian. This may only be my personal playstyle coming out however, since I will note that these playstyles seem to work very well for Brael himself. I can definitely say that playstyle really impacts how good a deck is. Sometimes only a particular pilot can make something that looks like a pile play well. We all have our strengths and weaknesses, after all.

For this article, we played five matches on this deck, ending up 1-4 over the course of the five. Let’s take a look at the matches, shall we?

Match 1 vs LED Dredge (WIN 2-0)

Match 2 vs RG Lands (LOSS 1-2)

Match 3 vs 4C Nyx Fit (LOSS 1-2)

Match 4 vs TES (LOSS 0-2)

Match 5 vs U/B Shadow (LOSS 0-2)

Post Thoughts

Despite a few punts here or there (like not casting Lost Legacy on the turn I should have…), I definitely think the deck is fine. However, it needs a little more oomph. Horizon Chimera is a great card, but it doesn’t hold up well to some of the other threats that the format can produce. I would have liked to have seen even just a card like a Thragtusk that could be dumped into play as a stabilization creature that’s also a pretty strong threat. Snapcaster Mage felt a little awkward at times, and Pack Guardian felt ultimately kind of underwhelming.

That being said, I did have a lot of fun sandbagging a Death’s Shadow and a Delver of Secrets with a Scryb Ranger and Dryad Arbor. That part was probably more fun than all those times the Flash messed up time. Good job, Barry Allen, Good Job.

Wrapping Up

That’s all the time we have this week folks! Next week we’re going to have a nice little break from the videos and talk about a subject that I’ve been dealing with as of late, something that happens a lot in competitive play and even just regular casual play. It’s about burnout and punting and some things we can do to handle when they happen. We’re also gonna talk about some Legacy-focused things, about healthily promoting the format.

After that, I don’t know exactly what we’re going to do but I’m open to suggestions. I’m debating recording a few Vintage leagues on MTGO. I’m not sure. As always, I’m on Discord and on Twitter and you can chat at me about whatever you’d like to see there.

Until next time on The Flash is the Worst: The Top Ten Times the Flash Messed up the Multiverse!

Joseph is an avid player of eternal Magic formats, including Vintage and Legacy.  As a Nic Fit player who will tell anyone who will listen about his deck, Joe spends his time analyzing and playing on Magic Online and various online platforms, while prepping for competitive events.  To follow more Joe, check out his Twitter!

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