Chris Coppola has been playing competitive Vintage and Legacy for many years, and has had considerable tournament success in both formats. His deckbuilding skills are a critical factor in his performances.
Angel Stax returns to Legacy! New cards and changes in the metagame have created an opportunity for this Control strategy to succeed. Christopher Coppola discusses some recent performances and provides an up to date decklist.
Christopher Coppola describes the development process of Threshold during the last few months, both due to format changes and strong new cards. He also reports on his finals split from Day 2 of the Mana Leak Open III, and introduces the new Black Threshold deck.
Today, Chris talks about the combo season that never came, and where the Combo archetype is currently sat. He also discusses the effect this has had on Goblins and what that deck might look like post-Lorwyn.
Chris takes a look at deckbuilding in the new format, and discusses some of the reasons for the changes taking place. He talks about the shift in power between Goblins and Threshold, and some of the consequences this has on design. Also included is a Landstill decklist!
Christopher Coppola reports on his performances at two Legacy events, and discusses the dramatic changes currently taking place in the format. He goes into detail about the development of the GenCon 3rd place deck, and mentions his influence on the winning Threshold list!
Since the Flash fiasco, Legacy players have been paying more attention to the Legacy banned list. Christopher Coppola reviews the progress made since his recommendations last September, and responds to the latest statements given by the DCI about the banned list
Countdown to Grand Prix: Columbus! In the latest installment of Budget Legacy, Christopher Coppola analyzes a deck that has recently had success in American tournaments. The five-color combo deck is very fast, has a versatile strategy, and is inexpensive to build.
Countdown to Grand Prix: Columbus! In this article, Christopher Coppola looks at an interesting version of Affinity that is built specifically for Legacy, and has succeeded due to innovative card choices. Another decent budget alternative, in perfect time for your Grand Prix: Columbus testing!
Countdown to Grand Prix Columbus! In this article, Chris Coppola takes a look at the Little Red Men. He analyzes the mechanics of Goblins, and discusses strategies for building and playing an optimal version.