Legacy on Mondays: Terravore Update

Welcome Back!

Thanks to the magic of the internet and Reddit, I received a LOT of comments about last week’s [c]Terravore[/c] deck. Here is the list from last week, in case you did not see:

[d title=”Terravore Land Sac, V1″]
Creatures
4 Terravore
4 Knight of the Reliquary
4 Birds of Paradise
4 Noble Hierarch
4 Sylvan Safekeeper
Instants & Sorceries
4 Swords to Plowshares
3 Life from the Loam
Artifacts
4 Mox Diamond
3 AEther Vial
1 Zuran Orb
Enchantments
3 Exploration
Land
1 Plains
3 Forest
1 Verdant Catacombs
3 Wasteland
3 Flagstones of Trokair
4 Windswept Heath
4 Savannah
1 Thespian’s Stage
1 Dark Depths
1 Sejiri Steppe

Sideboard
1 Oracle of Nectars
3 Disenchant
2 Elspeth, Knight-Errant
2 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
1 Life from the Loam
3 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Bojuka Bog
2 Zuran Orb

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The list was very preliminary, and had not been tested much. Fortunately, the good people of the MTGLegacy sub-reddit came out to give me some advice. My internet has been giving me a really hard time lately, and I have not been able to test their suggestions.

I am very glad for them, as some people have experience with similar decks that I do not. Thanks so much guys, and sorry I could not individually respond to your comments.

Biggest Points

The biggest thing I heard: “Play [c]Green Sun’s Zenith[/c]!”

It is such a powerful card, and I am not sure why I haven’t used it yet, especially after I did in the Cascade creatures deck. The synergy with the deck is awesome; I can get any creature I want, which is especially good with [c]Sylvan Safekeeper[/c] and other utility creatures. I really took this to heart, as you will see in the updated list.

On a similar line, I also got many suggestions that I should just add more utility in general. Like I said, the testing has not been significant, and I likely am playing far too many mana dorks. The number has been reduced from 8 to only 2, as [c]Mox Diamond[/c] is just that much better.

[c]Crop Rotation[/c] seems to be another discussed card. Yes, if I go for more utility, of course I must play this! Supplementing the land toolbox with Rotation could add so much more versatility, especially when combined with a [c]Green Sun’s Zenith[/c] package. Lands such as [c]Karakas[/c] and [c]Maze of Ith[/c] are good against a lot of the metagame right now, and also can potentially be replaced by sideboard cards if unnecessary in a given matchup.

Okay, I heard a cry for only one other card… You guessed it, [c]Armageddon[/c]. My original list had three, which I cut to one, and then zero. I just didn’t think it would be practical, but on second thought, I think that it is the perfect finisher for the deck. I would not play more than 1, but with one or two [c]Terravore[/c]s or Knights in play, this could lock out a game in just a couple of turns. In fact, I think that the mana dorks are likely a bit of a leftover from the three-of [c]Armageddon[/c] iterations, as I expected to be needing much more mana. This could account for the huge numbers of chaff creatures.

Finally, I would like to thank Redditor WiderGravy for posting his own inspired build, from which I took some of the inspiration for this list. His can be found here.

[d title=”Terravore Land Sac V2″]
Creatures
4 Terravore
4 Knight of the Reliquary
2 Noble Hierarch
1 Dryad Arbor
1 Gaddock Teeg
1 Qasali Pridemage
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Azusa, Lost but Seeking
1 Sylvan Safekeeper
Instants and Sorceries
4 Green Sun’s Zenith
4 Swords to Plowshares
3 Crop Rotation
1 Armageddon
2 Life from the Loam
Enchantments
3 Exploration
Artifacts
4 Mox Diamond
1 Zuran Orb
Lands
1 Plains
1 Forest
1 Verdant Catacombs
2 Wasteland
4 Flagstones of Trokair
4 Windswept Heath
1 Thespian’s Stage
1 Dark Depths
1 Sejiri Steppe
4 Savannah
1 Maze of Ith
1 Karakas
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I have found room for many of the suggestions of the Redditors kind enough to comment. I really look forward to testing this list, and seeing how it performs!

There is no sideboard yet. I want to test some first, and determine which matchups are the worst, and account for this. Combo is not going to be too horrible, with a [c]Gaddock Teeg[/c] in the main deck, but I like having more backup in the sideboard as well. He also stops my one [c]Armageddon[/c] and all of the [c]Green Sun’s Zenith[/c]s. Thalia, anyone?

Anyway, that’s all for this week. Thank you, Reddit, for bringing out the best to give me advice! I hope to have an update for you next week, and possibly another brew as well. Thanks for reading!

/Peyton