Friday, May 14, 2010

My Life in the Zoo: Legacy Pt.13 Getting Goyfs

Lucky number 13 in the series! It was brought to my attention that I have not been writing much recently. This is mostly due to personal distractions, and there really hasn't been much going on in the front of the house. So I'll take a minute to catch you all up on whats been going on behind the scenes. I've been working a massive trade through CFB, netting a pair of Goyfs, a FoW, a Wasteland, a LED, and a few odds and ends. I was also able to pick up a 3rd Goyf trading in a dual land. I hated to trade away the land, but it was a 20% and a card I needed. I have also been able to pick up several pieces of foil for the deck, including a Pridemage, a full set of foil textless Lightning Bolts, and a 2nd Nacatl. If things go as planned, I'll be able to foil one of my Arid Mesas next week.

I've also made a minor tweak to my list. I have found that Invigorate only reaches max utility when I have a Kavu on the board, other times it's only a mediocre combat trick. I decided to switch one copy for a Swords to Plowshares. It not only increases my utility, while lowering my curve, but I think my Lifer package has become such a well known local threat that many people will continue to play around the Invigorate, bespite the lower odds.

Kavu Predator x4
Kird Ape x4
Tarmogoyf x3
Qasali Pridemage x4
Wild Nacatl x4
Grim Lavamancer x4

Invigorate x2
Lightning Bolt x4
Sylvan Library x2
Swords to Plowshares x4
Punishing Fire x3
Umezawa's Jitte x2

Arid Mesa x4
Grove of the Burnwillows x4
Plateau x3
Taiga x2
Windswept Heath
Wooded Foothills x2
Forest, Mountain, Plains 1 each.

I know the fourth Goyf would be better, but I am going to hold of on getting it for now. It is really expensive, and I am way ahead of my expectations at this point. Besides, I'm fully expecting it to be printed in some sort of premium version next year, and I will really want one of those. A fourth Grim Lavamancer will just have to do for now. This puts my Zoo list into it's final stages of completion. I will still be on the look out for a crazy good deal on a Goyf, and any new technology, but for now it's pretty much done. Wow, that feels really good to say. I really didn't expect to get here at all, much less this fast. The next step will be to begin my next Legacy deck.

1 comment:

Beverly said...

It certainly is nice to see a new post.

I'm glad your deck is looking good. Who knew about Goyfs?