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Legacy Dredge Decklist
4 Careful Study
4 Narcomoeba
4 Breakthrough
4 Cabal Therapy
4 Putrid Imp
4 Golgari Thug
4 Stinkweed Imp
4 Bridge from Below
4 Ichorid
4 Faithless Looting
4 Golgari Grave-Troll
4 Cephalid Coliseum
4 Mana Confluence
4 Gemstone Mine
4 Lion’s Eye Diamond
4 Leyline of the Void
4 Nature’s Claim
3 Firestorm
2 Dread Return
1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
1 Ashen Rider

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Legacy Dredge thrives off the dredge mechanic from the original Ravnica block. The goal of the deck is to get a card with dredge into your graveyard as soon as possible, so that you can begin replacing your normal draws with dredges. Eventually you fuel your graveyard to the point where it is an extension of your hand. Since you are casting the majority of your spells from the graveyard, dredge 6 might as well say draw 6.
Dredge wins by attacking with creatures that enter the battlefield directly from the graveyard, which can come back from the graveyard after being killed, and eventually overwhelm the opponent.
The key cards in Dredge are the dredge cards themselves. You’ll want to pack at least 12 dredge enablers, preferably a playset of Golgari Grave-Troll, Stinkweed Imp, and Golgari Thug. Some people include a single copy of Darkblast as an answer to Death and Taxes, and Elves. But the Grave-Trolls, Imps, and Thugs are all auto includes.
Cards like putrid imp, careful study, breakthrough, and faithless looting enable us to put a Dredger in the graveyard early, at very low cost. A good opening hand should include one or more of these, and at least one land, and a Dredger.
Cabal therapy can also be used to put a Dredge card in the graveyard, by targeting yourself, and naming the Dredger you want to discard. But this is only something you should do if no other spells are available, or the game is running long, and all of your Dredge spells are sitting in your hand.
If you’re casting Cabal Therapy on Turn 1 against an unknown opponent, it’s best to name force of will, so you can make sure that your enablers don’t get countered. It can also be used to strip your opponent of sideboard cards, such as rest in peace, surgical extraction, grafdigger’s cage and other things your opponents may have side boarded in.
Lion’s-Eye-Diamond is what makes the deck explosive. Your ideal hand contains Lion’s Eye Diamond, a land, Faithless Looting, and a dredger. Play your land first, then Lion’s Eye Diamond. Cast Faithless Looting, HOLD PRIORITY in response, and then crack Lion’s Eye Diamond for RRR.
This will put your entire hand in your graveyard, including the dredgers, so you can start dredging immediately off your draws from faithless looting. You can then use the 3 red that you got from cracking the lion’s eye to flashback faithless looting, and dredge twice more, ultimately dredging four times, and essentially going off.
Lion’s Eye Diamond can also give you an explosive start with other enablers, such as careful study. But its not as elegant, and there’s a risk you won’t find Faithless Looting, and your three red mana will go to waste.