MinMax Battle II

Hello and welcome to the second MinMax Battle!

Min and Max are putting their money where the mouths are, and going head-to-head in an epic Best of Five Matches! The prize? 10 MTGO tickets and unlimited bragging rights.

Why We're Doing This:

Legacy has received a lot of new cards from War of the Spark, Modern Horizons, and now M20, and we thought it would be a great time to showcase how these new cards affected the format!

Min and Max both recorded their Points of View, synced up perfectly. You can watch Max play and listen to his commentary, then watch Min's side of the same match and get his perspective! If you have a fancy multi-monitor setup, you could even put the videos side-by-side and watch them both at once, listening to whomever's voice you find more soothing.

The Format:

Min and Max are playing Legacy, and the first player to win three matches is the victor!

Each match is its own best of three games (normal Legacy stuff).

Min and Max have to play three sufficiently different decks for the first three matches. If it goes to match 4 or match 5, they can either repeat any of those first three decks or play another deck from their arsenal.

Min’s Perspective

Min's Decklists

Ad Nauseam Tendrils, by Cliffy81

Spells

1Ad Nauseam
4Brainstorm
4Cabal Ritual
1Dark Petition
4Dark Ritual
4Duress
4Infernal Tutor
2Past in Flames
4Ponder
4Preordain
1Tendrils of Agony
4Thoughtseize

Artifacts

4Lion's Eye Diamond
4Lotus Petal

Lands

1Bayou
1Bloodstained Mire
3Misty Rainforest
4Polluted Delta
1Snow-Covered Island
1Snow-Covered Swamp
1Tropical Island
2Underground Sea
1Volcanic Island

Sideboard

2Abrupt Decay
1Chain of Vapor
2Echoing Truth
1Empty the Warrens
1Fatal Push
2Flusterstorm
1Hurkyl's Recall
1Massacre
1Tendrils of Agony
2Veil of Summer
1Xantid Swarm

UR Delver, Inspired by MzFroste

Creatures

4Delver of Secrets
4Dreadhorde Arcanist
3True-Name Nemesis
2Young Pyromancer

Spells

4Brainstorm
2Chain Lightning
4Daze
1Force of Negation
4Force of Will
4Lightning Bolt
4Ponder
4Preordain
1Spell Pierce

Lands

4Flooded Strand
4Scalding Tarn
3Snow-Covered Island
1Snow-Covered Mountain
3Volcanic Island
4Wasteland

Sideboard

2Abrade
1Blood Moon
1Flusterstorm
1Grafdigger's Cage
1Hydroblast
1Izzet Staticaster
1Null Rod
2Pyroblast
1Submerge
2Surgical Extraction
2Winter Orb

UW Miracles

Creatures

2Monastery Mentor
3Snapcaster Mage

Spells

4Accumulated Knowledge
4Brainstorm
2Council's Judgment
2Force of Negation
4Force of Will
3Jace, the Mind Sculptor
4Ponder
2Preordain
4Swords to Plowshares
3Terminus

Planeswalkers

3Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Enchantments

2Counterbalance
2Back to Basics

Lands

4Flooded Strand
4Prismatic Vista
1Scalding Tarn
6Snow-Covered Island
3Snow-Covered Plains
1Tundra

Sideboard

1Counterbalance
1Disenchant
1Dovin's Veto
2Flusterstorm
2Hydroblast
1Monastery Mentor
1Nature's Chant
1Spell Snare
1Supreme Verdict
2Surgical Extraction
2Vendilion Clique

Grixis Snow Control, Inspired by Jarvis Yu

Creatures

3Baleful Strix
4Snapcaster Mage

Spells

4Brainstorm
1Dead of Winter
2Fatal Push
4Force of Will
3Hymn to Tourach
2Kolaghan's Command
2Lightning Bolt
1Liliana's Triumph
4Ponder
1Thoughtseize

Planeswalkers

2Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2Narset, Parter of Veils

Artifacts

3Arcum's Astrolabe

Enchantments

2Back to Basics

Lands

1Badlands
1Bloodstained Mire
2Polluted Delta
3Prismatic Vista
4Scalding Tarn
3Snow-Covered Island
1Snow-Covered Mountain
2Snow-Covered Swamp
2Underground Sea
1Volcanic Island

Sideboard

1Blue Elemental Blast
2Dead of Winter
1Force of Negation
1Hydroblast
1Hymn to Tourach
1Liliana's Triumph
2Nihil Spellbomb
2Pyroblast
1Red Elemental Blast
1Surgical Extraction
2Thoughtseize

Grixis Arcanist Delver

Creatures

4Delver of Secrets
4Dreadhorde Arcanist
2Gurmag Angler
2True-Name Nemesis
2Young Pyromancer

Spells

1Abrade
4Brainstorm
4Daze
4Force of Will
1Forked Bolt
1Inquisition of Kozilek
4Lightning Bolt
4Ponder
2Preordain
2Thoughtseize

Lands

3Flooded Strand
2Polluted Delta
3Scalding Tarn
4Underground Sea
3Volcanic Island
4Wasteland

Sideboard

1Abrade
1Diabolic Edict
1Flusterstorm
1Hydroblast
1Liliana's Triumph
1Liliana, the Last Hope
1Null Rod
2Plague Engineer
2Pyroblast
1Spell Pierce
1Submerge
2Surgical Extraction

Max’s Perspective

Max's Decklists

4c "Castlevania" Delver

Creatures

4Delver of Secrets
2Dreadhorde Arcanist
4Tarmogoyf
2True-Name Nemesis

Spells

2Abrupt Decay
4Brainstorm
4Daze
4Force of Will
4Lightning Bolt
4Ponder
2Thoughtseize

Planeswalkers

4Wrenn and Six

Lands

1Badlands
4Polluted Delta
4Scalding Tarn
3Tropical Island
1Underground Sea
3Volcanic Island
4Wasteland

Sideboard

1Ancient Grudge
1Engineered Explosives
2Liliana's Triumph
1Null Rod
2Plague Engineer
2Pyroblast
3Surgical Extraction
1Thoughtseize
2Winter Orb

Wrenn Prison

Creatures

4Thought-Knot Seer
2Walking Ballista

Spells

4Ancient Stirrings
2Punishing Fire

Artifacts

4Chalice of the Void
3Ensnaring Bridge
4Mox Diamond
3Trinisphere

Enchantments

1Sylvan Library

Planeswalkers

4Karn, the Great Creator
4Wrenn and Six

Lands

4Ancient Tomb
3City of Traitors
3Forest
4Grove of the Burnwillows
2Mountain
4Prismatic Vista
4Wasteland
1Wooded Foothills

Sideboard

1Crucible of Worlds
1Engineered Explosives
1Ensnaring Bridge
1Kozilek's Return
1Lion's Eye Diamond
1Liquimetal Coating
2Magmatic Sinkhole
1Meteor Golem
1Mycosynth Lattice
1Relic of Progenitus
1Sorcerous Spyglass
2Tormod's Crypt
1Walking Ballista

LED Dredge

Creatures

4Golgari Grave-Troll
3Golgari Thug
1Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis
4Ichorid
4Narcomoeba
2Putrid Imp
4Stinkweed Imp
4Street Wraith

Spells

3Breakthrough
4Cabal Therapy
2Careful Study
4Faithless Looting

Artifacts

4Lion's Eye Diamond

Enchantments

4Bridge from Below

Lands

4Cephalid Coliseum
3City of Brass
2Gemstone Mine
4Mana Confluence

Sideboard

1Ashen Rider
1Dread Return
4Leyline of the Void
2Lotus Petal
3Nature's Claim
2Serenity
2Silent Gravestone

Steel Stompy

Creatures

4Arcbound Ravager
3Hangarback Walker
3Phyrexian Revoker
4Steel Overseer
4Thought-Knot Seer
2Vault Skirge
4Walking Ballista

Artifacts

4Chalice of the Void
4Lotus Petal
2Mox Opal
1Sword of Truth and Justice
2Thorn of Amethyst

Lands

4Ancient Tomb
3Blinkmoth Nexus
4City of Traitors
1Inventors' Fair
4Mishra's Factory
2Swamp
1Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
4Wasteland

Sideboard

1Ensnaring Bridge
3Karn, Scion of Urza
4Leyline of the Void
2Plague Engineer
2Ratchet Bomb
2Thorn of Amethyst
1Warping Wail

Max chose not to have a Fifth decklist this time!

Timestamps (contains spoilers!)

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19:20~
48:25~
1:00:42~
No match 5 this time!