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The Flip Side – Back to the Grind

by Tim “Flip” Sussino


So life’s been a bit hectic lately. Unlike other grinders, I have work an average of 45 hour a week, on top of trying to┬áplay Magic to stay ahead in the Planeswalker Points race, somehow finding time for day-to-day life. When people talk about “grinding”, I’m sure most stick to talking about the great stories. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of great stories to be sure, but it is a pretty taxing lifestyle that I’m sure many aren’t entirely prepared for. However, I digress from what I am truly here for.

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The Flip Side- A Brief Delve Into Thresh

by Tim “Flip” Sussino


Legacy has always been a format that has been near and dear to me. I remember playing U/R Landstill (surprise surprise) at Grand Prix Philadelphia years ago starting off 6-0-2 Day One, only to fall flat on my face Day Two. It was an amazing format, but unfortunately it fell by the wayside as there was no real support for it at the time. I remember Lam Phan and Pat McGregor piloting Threshold to a Top 8 berth, and how fascinating that archetype was. Fast forward years later and we are in an era of a constantly evolving metagame due to the support of the SCG Circuit (and of course Jupiter Game’s own NELC). Unfortunately, that archetype hasn’t been well positioned lately, as I unfortunately discovered at Grand Prix Columbus last year when I tried to revisit it. Counterbalance was huge during that time, and was Thresh’s natural predator, as its high ratio of low CMC cards made it fall into collateral damage territory. Fast forward a year later. Mental Misstep’s dominance over Legacy has finally come to an end, allowing combo to begin to rise again. Threshold has always had a great match-up against control and combo variants (Counterbalance aside). Continue reading The Flip Side- A Brief Delve Into Thresh