Miracles in Vintage: A Primer
"The strongest of all warriors are these two -- Time and Patience." - Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Very popular in our sister format, Legacy, Miracles in Vintage is a powerful deck that operates with finesse and precision in lieu of brutally powerful haymakers found in other archetypes. Made viable by its flexible card selection and pinpoint solutions, Miracles has the tools to fight anything given enough practice and tuning. The skill curve of the deck in Vintage is far more forgiving due to the power level of the spells, but do not allow Monastery Mentor fool you into false securities - this deck is a reactive beast, through and through.
To summarize the game plan of any given 75 that falls under the archetype, Miracles aims to generate gross amounts of virtual card advantage by using powerful spells that blank multiple cards in your opponent's hand, as well as halting any gains in tempo with efficient sweepers and removal spells. By leveraging Sensei's Divining Top in tandem with fetchlands and powerful cantrips, you aim to be increasedly favored the longer the game continues, reaching a point of inevitable victory against any deck not prepared to fight back.
/* Creatures */ /* Mana Sources */
2 Snapcaster Mage 1 Sol Ring
3 Monastery Mentor 1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
/* Planeswalkers */ 1 Mox Pearl
3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor 1 Mountain
/* Card Advantage & Filtering */ 1 Black Lotus
1 Ancestral Recall 2 Volcanic Island
1 Brainstorm 3 Tundra
1 Dig Through Time 3 Island
1 Ponder 4 Scalding Tarn
1 Time Walk 4 Flooded Strand
3 Preordain /* Sideboard */
4 Senseis Divining Top SB: 1 Steel Sabotage
SB: 1 Flusterstorm
SB: 2 Containment Priest
/* Countermagic */ SB: 2 Ingot Chewer
1 Flusterstorm SB: 2 Pyroblast
1 Mental Misstep SB: 2 Rest in Peace
2 Mana Drain SB: 2 Wear // Tear
3 Counterbalance SB: 3 Grafdiggers Cage
4 Force of Will
/* Removal */
1 Wear // Tear
2 Swords to Plowshares
To Be Continued...
I will furthur update this post when I have time in the future. For now, I wanted to simply test out the new forum software and wanted to get this started.