There's never been a better time to play the Legacy format of Magic: the Gathering. In today's wide-ranging meta a player might face anything, from 3-color Blue-based tempo piles running Dreadhorde Arcanist ("DHA") and Oko: Thief of Crowns to 5-color Blue-based midrange piles playing DHA and Oko along with Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath. Legacy grinders have to keep their eyes peeled for the unexpected, whether it's Doomsday with Dreadhorde Arcanist or Infect with Dreadhorde Arcanist or Omnitell with Uro and Oko or Loam with Oko.

Navigating a meta like that can be quite taxing. What if I told you there were an easier way? Just let Blue Stew, the Legacy Blue Midrange Deck Generator make your deck for you. The output may be a bit random (literally), but the plan isn't. Once you've resolved an Astrolabe, you're half way to victory.

I, Joey Frantz (jfrantz on MTGO, @EvenMoreCoffee on Twitter) wish you the best of luck in your Blue Stew endeavors. Feel free to email me with feedback or your successes.

Much thanks to Patrick Daly, Jim Huang, Mary Kuhner, Josh Monks, Lee Hung Nguyen, Eli Tripoli, Travis Wichtendahl, and James You for their help and feedback in the design process.


Q: Can I win if my deck isn't in Green?
A: Arcanist is Jace for two mana.

Q: What if I'm not in Red either?
A: Stifle their first land drop.

Q: What if the program gives me a deck with Worldgorger Dragon or Helm of Obedience?
A: I don't know what those cards do, recommend just casting Oko/Uro/DHA and taking it from there.

Q: What are you going to do if they ban Astrolabe or Oko or something?
A: Empires rise and fall, one-mana artifacts may wash out to the sea, but Blue Stew is eternal.

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