Hi all! I've been looking to get into vintage as of late, though admittedly I know next to nothing about the format. Is there any way the more experienced members of the Vintage community could put up a staples list, like the legacy forum has done?
The issue I see with staple lists is tthat hey ebb and flow with the metagame. For instance quite a few cards used before Gifts was restricted no longer see play with Gush unrestricted. You still have a core set of unshaken good cards, Force, Fetches, Brainstorm etc. but the rest of the deck can change drastically. You also run into the issue of defining the list, whether you include fringe cards that are only used in one or two decks. If I was getting into Vintage I would choose one good deck that includes Fetches, Duals and Force of Will; staples that will never leave the format. Buy all the cards you need to build the deck, learn the deck by playtesting it, and then go from there.
Look at a blue-white fish deck. The expensive components are usually the staple cards of vintage (force of will, duals) that are very unlikely to get suddenly hit by the restriction hammer, while the inexpensive cards are relatively quite easy to get, and the expensive cards are usually the ones that end up getting proxied (such as ancestral recall).
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