This is super helpful! I hadn't even considered turning my Modern Mardu DS into Legacy. The painful mana is totally fine in this deck so the need for duals just isn't there, can't believe I missed that!metalmusic_4 wrote: ↑1 year agoFYI, legacy dredge lands are CHEAP! (LED is not though) Manaless dredge or a few other decks have decent mana bases, UB deaths shadow uses shock lands, reanimator works in mono black pretty well, and then there is always belcher which will work just fine off of a stomping ground, and burn does exist.
Now to relate this back to modern.......our mana is rediculos too, scalding tarns are outrageous. I paid more for my tarns than I did for some of my beat up duels.
Re Tarns, yes, so stupid. Verdant Catacombs are pretty rough too but Tarns are one of the reasons I play Mardu and not Grixis (other than play style preference). I just don't feel like Scalding Tarns are worth as much as people want. I don't know if that makes sense but it's the same reason I never bought Goyfs at $150...
I could be wrong but it looks like Tarns are dropping in price lately. According to MtgGoldfish they've been in a slow decline over the past 6 months (down $20). Hopefully this trend continues with other staples as vendors start dumping stock to get in on the Pioneer speculation game.