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Legacy | Vintage | Highlander

Author: Jimbo

Jimbo

Highlander from the Top Down

“Josh, is Splinter Twin a deck in Highlander?”
“Nope.”
“Can we make it one?”

Shane mentioned in one of his earlier articles that some Highlander decks are built on “niche (terrible) combos”.  I’m here to show you the steps I took to construct a deck based around a specific, niche combo, One of the easiest mistakes to make when building decks for Highlander is to have too many ideas, including too many niche cards, and then finding that your deck is unfocused and doesn’t perform optimally in any role. These steps will help you to refine your deck construction.

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Jimbo

Hard Control in Vintage

Landstill is a Vintage deck that’s been around for years, and I’m going to show you that hard control is still a force to be reckoned with! The concept of the deck is simple, counter anything relevant that your opponent plays, attack their mana base , recoup card advantage with Crucible of Worlds, Standstill and Jace, the Mind Sculptor and eventually find a way to win. There are parallels between Landstill and Workshops. The significant difference between the decks is that Workshops acts pro-actively to lock its opponent out of the game while Landstill players deal with their opponents re-actively on the stack, using Standstil as a tool to ensure that they win the card advantage war and the battle for dominance on the stack.

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