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Did You Even Know This Card Existed? Legacy Paradigm Shift Combo

 

Legacy Paradigm Shift by Carroz

 

Legacy is known for some far-out decks, and today’s certainly deserves that description. Paradigm Shift is a little-known card from Weatherlight, and in conjunction with Thassa’s Oracle or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries, can lead to some extremely fast wins. Let’s take a look at the latest Legacy combo brew!

 

Header - The Game Plan

Cast Paradigm Shift or use Thought Lash to exile your library, then win via Thassa’s Oracle or Jace

This deck has a focused plan, though there are enough flyers that it can also win games via air beatdown as well.

 

Header - Key Cards

Thought LashParadigm Shift

These two are what you use to trim your deck down to zero (or just a few) cards. Thought Lash can even protect while doing so, and offers full control over how many cards you want left in your deck. In order for Paradigm Shift to get your library small enough, Cemetery Illuminator helps eat your graveyard as well.

Jace, Wielder of MysteriesThassa's Oracle

Your primary win conditions are these two cards, both of which win the game when you have an empty library (or even a small one). This deck is capable of some blisteringly fast wins, especially if you draw Paradigm Shift and Oracle.

Chalice of the Void (Timeshifted)Force of Will

Disruption is still important, with Force to stop their Forces and Chalice to cut off one-drops (which this deck conveniently doesn’t play).

Shelldock Isle

This is a cute one. Because you often go to zero cards in deck, Shelldock Isle is a powerful way to get extra value, and can often find the Oracle or Jace for the win.

Brazen Borrower // Petty TheftMalevolent Hermit // Benevolent GeistCemetery Illuminator

Your beatdown plan is another way to win, though all of these cards disrupt the opponent or provide value. This is a great backup plan while still helping progress your main plan.

 

Header - Tips and Tricks

  • This is an all-in deck. When you go off, you exile your library, so you can’t play it afraid – you often just have to go for it and hope they don’t have a counter.
  • Thassa’s Oracle wins through removal if you have zero cards in deck (or other sources of devotion), but Jace has to be in play when his ability resolves in order for you to win.
  • Force of Will under Shelldock can be a nice way to have counter backup when you go for the combo.

 

This is another Legacy combo deck that can win quickly and attacks from a new angle. This isn’t vulnerable to removal or graveyard hate, making it a good choice if you don’t expect tons of counterspells. It’s also sweet to play something so wild, and I really like how this deck is built.

 

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