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Standstill - Ancestrall Recall in Legacy?

Ancestrall Recall is the better card obviously; 1 mana Instant, target player draws 3 cards. No doubt that it have to be banned in Legacy.
With Time Spiral Ancestrall Vision was printed. The attempt to create a balanced version of Ancestrall Recall and in my opinion a successfull one.
But what about Standstill? The only thing both have in common is the possibility to draw three cards but also the also the possibility that your opponent does.
Standstill is a little bit tricky. It's an enchantment for 2 mana and whenever a player casts a spell the opponents of that player draw 3 cards and Standstill is sacrificed.
You see, to get an Ancestral Recall out of it your opponent has to "break" the Standstill. But how do you achieve that? Playing Mindslaver? No. You force your opponent by pressure. Creating a clock without casting spells, to make your opponent lose the game if he or she doesn't intervene.

See this article as a guide how to abuse Standstill in a post-Deathrit…

Stoneforge Mystic and the choice of equipment - A situational choice

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As a Legacy player you have many choices what cards you want to play.
As I mentioned in my Forum Recap #1 I play 3 equipments in my Esper Deathblade.
Sword of Fire and IceSword of Feast and Famineand Batterskull
Sword of Fire and Ice is often called the best of the cycle and it's great, no question, but the answer to the question 'which equipment do I search with my Stoneforge Mystic?' is always situational.
What cards do I have in my hand?What cards are on the battlefield?How many cards have I and my opponent in hands?What deck plays my opponent? After  asking yourself this question you can fetch the best one for this situation.

Batterskull: When do I search for Batterskull ?
It's not  that hard.
Do I have other creatures in my hand ? Are they good in hitting with equipment like Sword of Fire and Ice or Jitte?
Especially True-Name Nemesis is your attacker with equipment. A Stoneforge Mystic or a Deathrite Shaman can do this job too, of course, but they can be blocked …

Forum Recap #1