Welcome back to another edition of The Field! This time, we’ll be taking a look at the metagame from the September 2019 NRG Series CT hosted last Saturday in Madison, WI.
The last time we broke down our Legacy metagame in April, the top decks were UW Stoneblade, Death & Taxes, and UR Delver. And while all of those decks were still present in September in some capacity (and UW Stoneblade still appearing pretty frequently at 9%), the new bogeyman from Modern Horizons Wrenn and Six has catapulted Temur Delver back into relevance and it appeared in strong numbers in the metagame and in our Top 16.
As with any Legacy tournament, you can’t expect to always play against the most popular decks. Legacy is a format open-wide for innovation and creativity. Newly discovered synergies with cards printed decades apart and players registering their old “pet decks” create a ton of diversity among archetypes in the format. Here’s a look at what comprises the “other” category:
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for, straight from the tables in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, here are some fun decklists:
Thanks for reading The Field! We’ll be back next month with a look at the metagame from the October 20th Modern CT as part of the $10,000 #NRGCHI weekend. Until next time!
Max Kahn is the Event Manager for the NRG Series and the Judge Manager for all Nerd Rage Gaming events. When he’s not answering your judge calls or working behind the scenes at your local event, he splits his time between Chicago, Seattle, and Twitter.