Legacy Madness by B-BAKA
Discarding Rootwalla to Lion’s Eye Diamond is a classic maneuver, and thanks to some new madness cards and enablers, is still a great plan in Legacy. Let’s take a look at Legacy Madness!
Use discard outlets to dump Vengevines into your graveyard and play madness creatures to bring the Vines back immediately. Attack your opponent early and often.
The combination of Hollow One, Rootwallas and escape cards means that discarding cards effectively adds mana, and cards like Faithless Looting become an amazing deal. Against opponents without dedicated graveyard hate, you can usually dump too much power on the board for them to deal with (barring them comboing you out too quickly).
Vengevine is the most powerful threat in the deck – a four-power haste creature for zero mana is just nuts. The double Vengevine games are the easiest, and the difference between zero and one is huge.
These are your zero-mana threats that enable Vengevine (and attack for a lot in their own right), with the Rootwallas providing card advantage as well. Being able to discard them for value is big, and gives you an edge in grindy games.
Discard outlets that draw cards or generate mana are exactly what this deck needs, and being able to lead on multiple creatures turn one is a result of these cards. Lion’s Eye Diamond in particular is behind all of your most explosive starts, as you can use the mana to cast Anje’s Ravager or bring back Ox of Agonas way ahead of schedule.
This is another blast from the past. Anger lets you get the train rolling almost immediately, and hasty Hollow Ones are quite the sight to behold.
This deck has a need for speed – it’s got no disruption, so it has to get the opponent dead as quickly as possible. You’re looking for Hollow Ones and Vengevines backed with the appropriate enablers, as they are what pack a real punch.
Mulligan. This hand gets out two Rootwallas on turn one, but has no discard outlets and no action past that. You can do better.
- You want to start things off with Burning Inquiry, since it’s random discard and it will usually help you plan your turn best.
- Don’t forget that you can pump your Rootwallas – it doesn’t come up all the time, but it’s quite important.
- Even on an empty hand, Gamble can go get a madness card or an Ox (or even a Vengevine).
It’s sweet seeing old favorites get new toys to play with, and this madness deck got a bunch of them. Best of luck if you take it into battle, and may you always have two Vengevines in your opening hand.