Day 2 Coverage

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  • Deck Lists: Top 4 Legacy Decks
    by Event Coverage Staff
  • Here are the Top 4 of Saturday's Legacy Constructed event for your perusal and subsequent enjoyment.

    David Schnayer - 1st Place
    Canadian Nationals Legacy Constructed

    Roxane Fagres - 3rd/4th Place
    Canadian Nationals Legacy Constructed


  • Feature Match Round 8 - Vincent Thibeault vs. Devin Bower
    by Josh Bennett
  • Both players were still shaking off the cobwebs as they shuffled up for the round. The excitement was helping. Thibeault was hoping to extend his undefeated streak.

    He got off on the right foot in the first game. He opened with a curve of Black Knight, Liliana's Spectre, Howling Banshee while Bower played land and passed. Finally Bower got out an Assault Griffin and traded it for the Banshee, falling to seven life.

    Thibeault had more in reserve, replacing it with Air Servant. Bower gamely played Rise from the Grave to get back his Griffin, but Thibeault didn't forget that Air Servant had an ability, and they were on to game two.

    Thibeault 1 - Bower 0

    Devin Bower

    Bower flipped the script for game two, curving out with War Priest of Thune and Wild Griffin. Thibeault put Liliana's Specter in the way (catching Sign in Blood) and Bower refused to risk his Griffin. His War Priest hit for two. Bower also summoned Squadron Hawk, fetching its twin, but he was stuck on three land.

    Thibeault bolstered his defenses with Gargoyle Sentinel. Bower swung in with all his creatures, and after the 2/2s were blocked a Mighty Leap killed the Sentinel, saving the War Priest in the process. Bower summoned an Elite Vanguard. A Black Knight from Thibeault put an end to his ground assault.

    Vincent Thibeault

    Bower swung in the air for one and played his second Hawk. Thibeault stocked up on cards with two Sign in Blood. He cast Lightning Bolt on one of the incoming Hawks, taking one. Bower brought out Assault Griffin.

    Thibeault dug for more answers with Foresee, and kept all four on top. One of them was Combust for the Griffin. Bower played a Strongbox with five land in play and one card in hand. Thibeault used his seven mana to play Gravedigger to get back his Specter and snatch it: Grave Titan.

    Bower sprung his Strongbox on the first try and played Brittle Effigy. Still, Thibeault was up a ton of cards and his position was only getting stronger. Another Black Knight and a Rotting Legion, and now he was sending in the attacks. Unable to recover his footing, Bower scooped.

    Vincent Thibeault defeats Devin Bower 2-0


  • Saturday, 12:10 p.m. – Our Story So Far...
    by Steve Sadin
  • Dan Lanthier
    Canada Nationals 2010 - LCQ Standard Constructed

    Yan Robert
    Canada Nationals 2010 - LCQ Standard Constructed

    Stephane Faure
    Canada Nationals 2010 - LCQ Standard Constructed

    Matt Devlin
    Canada Nationals 2010 - LCQ Standard Constructed

    Dan Macdonald
    Canada Nationals 2010 - LCQ Standard Constructed

    Michael Lambert
    Canada Nationals 2010 - LCQ Standard Constructed

    Joey Smith
    Canada Nationals 2010 - LCQ Standard Constructed

    Vincent Carle
    Canada Nationals 2010 - LCQ Sealed Deck

    Andy Voellmer
    Canada Nationals 2010 - LCQ Sealed Deck

    Victor Galves
    Canada Nationals 2010 - LCQ Sealed Deck

    Victor Galves
    Canada Nationals 2010 - LCQ Sealed Deck


  • Feature Match Round 12 - Jeff Baxter vs. Jay Elarar
    by Josh Bennett
  • It was win-and-in for these two players. Elarar, the former champ, playing blue-white control on one side. On the other, hopeful Jeff Baxter playing Mono-Red.

    Elarar led off with Wall of Omens and then Jace Beleren. Baxter was stuck on two lands. Spreading Seas caught one. Finally he drew a third and cast Hellspark Elemental and played the new Teetering Peaks, attacking the one-loyalty Jace. Elarar lost his focus a moment and blocked with the Wall, losing them both.

    Jay Elarar

    Another Wall resolidified him, and even after a Searing Blaze for three and the unearthed Elemental he was still at eleven. He dropped Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Brainstormed. Mana Leak stopped a second Hellspark Elemental, and now he got to drop Baneslayer with coutner backup. Baxter had an Earthquake for four, but Elarar was done with Big Jace. He only needed the Angel to win this game.

    Elarar 1 - Baxter 0

    Baxter mulliganed to six cards, leading off with Kargan Dragonlord and then Hellspark Elemental to put Elarar to a quick fifteen. Baxter had no third land, so he simply hit for two and levelled up twice.

    Elarar untapped and cast Oblivion Ring before the Dragonlord could grow. Baxter found a mountain and unearthed his Hellspark for three. Elarar's Wall of Omens gave him a target for Searing Blaze, and even though the second was countered, Elarar was down to nine.

    Jeff Baxter

    Elarar played Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Brainstormed, leaving himself two mana open. Baxter baited with Staggershock, and it was allowed, dropping Elarar to seven, then five. Baxter untapped, played Goblin Guide and Smoldering Spires, then attacked. Elarar was forced to spend his Celestial Purge, and Baxter showed him two burn spells to steal the game.

    Elarar 1 - Baxter 1

    Elarar wasted no time throwing down the Leyline of Sanctity in his opening hand, and Baxter looked stunned. He tried to play on, but the wind was out of his sails. Elarar made it worse with a pair of Walls of Omens. Seven turns in, Baxter decided to end the farce.

    Jay Elarar defeats Jeff Baxter 2-1

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