July 2017


TES Infernal Tutoring # 10

Welcome back to the Infernal Tutoring series! Hey Stormtroopers, my name is Cyrus and I am new to theepicstorm.com. I go by cyruscg on any magic related website that I frequent, and I am a San Francisco Bay Area magic player and Magic the Gathering Online grinder. I have been playing The EPIC Storm for the past 4 months, so I am very new to the deck. I am very excited Read More »

Baiting that Counterspell

Exploiting a Play Pattern There are certain game states and matchups where we find ourselves with an excess of a specific type of resource and a deficiency of another. Today we are going to talk about converting rituals and tutors into Duress. When and how should we attempt to bait counterspells from our opponent? First I want to introduce a common play pattern with TES and its cousin ANT. You have Dark Read More »

Riders on the Storm: Top 8 with TES at the Guangzhou, China Legacy Invitational Tournament (07/01/2017)

Vincent Cheung is a guest writer on theepicstorm.com Hi guys. My name is Vincent Cheung, and I am a 24 year-old university student from Hong Kong. I have been playing Legacy Magic for one and a half years. I previously played Ad Nauseam Tendrils but switched over to The EPIC Storm after I discovered Bryant Cook's website. I recently finished in the Top 8 of a Guangzhou, China 80-person Legacy tournament Read More »

TES Mailbox #10

Hi everyone! We're back with the mailbox, here are some more Q&A's:   I've been trying to find out whether ANT or TES is better for my metagame. This is always a big question and there are up's and down's to both but I'm not falling to any conclusion. So, I would like to hear from you about the percentages about how fast TES actually is. Since when discussing the decks, speed is often the discussion Read More »

Fighting Miracles in the Post-Top Era

Almost a year ago, I wrote a fairly in-depth article on how to approach the Miracles matchup from the side of The Epic Storm. If you haven't read that yet, I recommend giving it a read despite that version of Miracles no longer being a deck. A lot of the philosophy can be used across many different matchups, and I'll also make reference to some of the conclusions here. Miracles Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: UR Delver

It is time for yet another edition of the TES Matchup Battles series and this episode we take on UR Delver! Over the past couple of months people have been playing more BUG Delver, Grixis Delver, or cutting Delver of Secrets to go a little bigger with cards like Leovold, Emissary of Trest. UR Delver has never really been the most popular Delver of Secrets variant, but it has always Read More »
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Storm Data Comparison

All data was collected from these resources: TES Spreadsheet | ANT Spreadsheet (Data collected on 8/1/2017) Categories - General TES ANT Matches Played 863 327 Matches Won 554 202 Games Played 2,137 809 Game Win % 60% 58% Game Win % (Play) 65% 68% Game Win % (Draw) 64% 59% Match Win % 64% 62% Match Win % (Play) 64% 63% Match Win % (Draw) 64% 58% Mulligan… Read More »