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Deck Highlight: Legacy Sultai Smog Delver

 

Legacy Smog Delver by Peter van der Ham
3 Abrupt Decay
1 Bayou
3 Wasteland
3 Verdant Catacombs
2 Thoughtseize
1 Tarmogoyf
2 Fatal Push
1 Force of Negation
4 Ponder
3 Misty Rainforest
3 Polluted Delta
4 Force of Will
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Daze
3 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
2 Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
2 Dark Confidant
4 Brainstorm
2 Preordain
2 Chain of Smog
4 Witherbloom Apprentice

Sideboard
1 Witherbloom Command
1 Sylvan Library
1 Fatal Push
1 Karakas
1 Nihil Spellbomb
1 Veil of Summer
3 Plague Engineer
1 Blue Elemental Blast
1 Brazen Borrower
1 Force of Negation
1 Leovold, Emissary of Trest
2 Surgical Extraction

 

 

With Witherbloom Apprentice in play, every cantrip you’re casting will drain your opponent for one life, but that’s not the reason why you’re playing a two-mana 2/2 in Legacy. It’s because the Apprentice’s magecraft combos with Chain of Smog, as you’re able to target yourself over and over until your opponent runs out of life. 

This simple two-card combo will be nice to work with in Legacy, and here we see Peter van der Ham tried to include it in a Sultai Delver shell.

I love to play Sultai Delver, and if you want to know more about the deck, I wrote a Deck Guide about last month. It’s unclear if it’ll be correct to remove some extra copies of Dark Confidant and Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath to welcome this simple two-card combo, but this is certainly a nice place to start.

 

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