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Deck Highlight: Legacy Mono-Red Moon

 

Legacy Mono-Red Moon by BCS8995

 

With Arcum’s Astrolabe being banned in Legacy, Blood Moon is back to being one of the strongest deck around. It showed last weekend where it put two players in the Top 8 of the Legacy Showcase Challenge, a nine round tournament that awarded eight invites for the MOCS Qualifier.

Last weekend, I also competed in the Showcase Challenge, as well as played five MTGO Leagues with my deck, Sultai Delver, and went a crisp 0-3 against Mono-Red Moon the three times I played against it.

BCS8995 and Slayitwithroses crushed it with two slightly different version of the same deck archetype. I chose to highlight BCS8995 because it’s playing four copies of a card that most of us aren’t familiar with: Fireflux Squad.

 

Fireflux Squad

 

Fireflux Squad is a four-mana hasty creature that turns your 1/1 tokens that you get with Legion Warboss, Goblin Rabblemaster, Hanweir Garrison and Pia and Kiran Nalaar into real threats.

 

Blood MoonMagus of the MoonTrinisphereChalice of the Void

 

Of course, the core of the deck is Blood Moon, Magus of the Moon, Trinisphere and Chalice of the Void, and you cheat those into play with early mana acceleration from Chrome Mox, Simian Spirit Guide, Ancient Tomb and City of Traitors.

This is a very old archetype in Legacy and one that you have to be particularly ready to play against, since it can be very explosive and leaving you with no out as early as turn one. 

 

 

My most recent Mono-Red Moon Legacy video was with Arcum’s Astrolabe and Oko, Thief of Crowns in the format, which were both very good against this deck. Now though, I’m expecting a resurgence of the archetype. Watch out for your nonbasic land mana bases!

 

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