Strictly Eternal 101 – Plugging a Hole in the World

Howdy folks! It’s Joe again, with another edition of Plugs: How Do They Work? or rather, a little Legacy content!

It’s a brand new day with a brand new Legacy folks, that’s right it is. With Deathrite Shaman and Gitaxian Probe gone, things are starting to shape up well.

This week’s deck comes from the Source, from a player named Lejay. The deck’s name is a hilarious take on a French tree sculpture (that quite frankly, looks like a butt plug). The name of the deck is Sylvan Plug, and it’s essentially a green/black Stompy style deck with some solid disruption and power to back it up.

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The Core of the Deck

The core of this deck is basically like any other Stompy build: Ancient Tomb + Chalice of the Void both make for a pretty potent combination in a format with very efficient spells that often cost 1 mana. In addition this deck packs in the hate from main deck Trinisphere, Choke, and Ramunap Excavator to loop Wasteland. And if that hasn’t wet your whistle quite enough, there’s a Titania, Protector of Argoth and Knight of the Reliquary too!

This deck is very sweet, and one of my good friends Romario Neto is a pretty big pilot of it on Magic Online. We took this list through 5 matches on XMage, going 3-2 with it. Let’s take a look at the matches.

Match 1 vs Monoblack Reanimator (Record 2-0 WIN)

Match 2 vs Sneak and Show (Record 0-2 LOSS)

Match 3 vs U/B Reanimator (Record 2-0 WIN)

Match 4 vs Monoblack Pox (Record 2-0 WIN)

Match 5 vs Soldier Stompy (Record 1-2 LOSS)

Post Thoughts

I personally really enjoyed playing this deck a ton. One thing that I really enjoyed was how resilient the deck is to a lot of different game plans. Between Green Sun’s Zenith and cards like Titania, Protector of Argoth that generate a ton of resiliency and strength, it’s just a very solid game plan for an Ancient Tomb/Chalice Stompy deck.

Also, big time props to Sylvan Library. I think this series more than ever showed how powerful this card really is in providing acceleration, filtering, and sheer draw power throughout the game.

My only regret is never getting to cast Stingerfling Spider even once. Sadface.

Wrapping Up

That’s all the time we have this week folks! Next week we’re going to be continuing this midrange party with yes, yet another Nic Fit list. This one is a list I’ve been working on personally based around the card Arena Rector. It’s a midrange fair list with planeswalkers, with the ability to cheat into play Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Elspeth, Sun’s Champion, and even Gideon of the Trials makes an appearance!

So join me next time on Yesh, My Name ish Eugene: A Guide to Dating in the Dragon World!

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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