Legacy Deck Tech: Azorius Auras
01/07/23 0 comments
In a format taken over by Initiative decks, Azorius Auras could be the ideal answer against Legacy's new threat!Edit Article
Turbo Initiative, especially in the new Naya versions that resort to Once Upon a Time to increase the consistency with which the deck finds one of its key pieces. What the opponent will do and how they intend to play does not matter when the value accumulated by the Undercity will always be higher.
Izzet Delverstill prevails as the best deck in the format. And in a Metagame gradually drifting between countering Delver or Initiative, considering clever methods of fighting a polarized Metagame arises - as was the case with
Azorius Auras, which took the player
Sproutsinto the Top 8 of the Legacy Super Qualifier.
Bogleshave never succeeded in the format because of how fragile that strategy tends to be against cheap disruptions, but the format's momentum seems to favor the archetype because of the benefits Undercity offers on its own: a walk through the dungeon following
Trap!is enough to turn Invisible Stalker into a respectable clock in just two turns. This allows the deck to dedicate slots with essential interactions and removals of the format without losing so much speed, since, in a usual game, Stalker will hardly attack with more than two power as long as the opponent keeps interacting with your spells, which is a laughable pressure when compared to Murktide Regent or against a deck that is looking at any cost to get a Marit Lage token into play.