2017


Matchup Mulligan: Grixis Delver

Hey! We're back with another Matchup Mulligan! This series goes over 10 opening hands, 5 pre-board and 5 post-board opening hands. The hands are not random, they've been sculpted by me for the purpose of these exercises. Pre-board Hand 1: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan This hand has a few things wrong with it: The first being that you're incredibly light on mana, even if your Bloodstained Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Lands

It is time for yet another edition of the TES Matchup Battles series and this episode we take on Lands! Jarvis Yu, one of the most well known Lands players, best describes Lands as a Life from the Loam deck. "With the ability to both recur lands and 'draw' three cards a turn by dredging, Life from the Loam allows the deck to operate. Most often used to recycle Wasteland after Wasteland Read More »

So Meta

Intro We are often asked what the best deck is, or the best build of TES and ANT. In truth there is no best version as every shift in the metagame changes the texture of how our deck operates and performs. The best build today won't be the best build next month, and cards that are bad today might just be what take TES to the top 8 of a Grand Read More »

Eternal Extravaganza VII Report (9/16/17) - 8th Place

Jim Baxter is a guest writer on theepicstorm.com The Epic Storm was a favorite of mine back in the days of City of Brass, Gemstone Mine, and Silence. I wasn’t terribly good, but I had a blast doing unfair things. At one point I dismantled it because I didn’t regularly play Legacy, and when I did, people wanted to play fair and interactive Magic. (How boring.) I grew up playing in Syracuse Read More »

Deck List Updates - EE7

Hey everyone! Here to provide some insight on some of the deck changes over the last few months. If you follow my spreadsheet you'll know that I test different things quite frequently, always trying to find the best list for the metagame. Since I track deck versions and all of the information is public, I receive a lot of messages and emails asking about things I am trying. I don't answer Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Storm

Hey! We're back with the second Matchup Mulligan! Let's dive in. This series will go over 10 opening hands, 5 pre-board and 5 post-board with the same numbers for being on the play or drawing first. The hands are not random, they've been sculpted by me for the purpose of these exercises. Pre-board Hand 1: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep Even on the play, this is an ideal Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring # 11

Welcome back to the Infernal Tutoring series! Hey Stormtroopers, I'm back with another episode of Infernal Tutoring. I have been getting tons of practice with the deck since the last installment and feel like I am fast improving with the deck. However, The EPIC Storm still proves to be the hardest deck I have ever played in Magic: The Gathering. The increased threat density of both Burning Wish and Infernal Tutor can Read More »

Site Updates: Domain and Hosting Migration

Hey everyone! I'm going to switch hosting/domain providers to a faster solution. I feel the current site is a little slow, mostly due to an old php version that my current provider won't upgrade. But also, shared hosting. The new providers offers VPS hosting, which should make the website a WHOLE lot faster. I'll pay for the site transfer and the increase in hosting myself as the site is my project/brain child, but Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Death and Taxes

Something I've been working on in recent months is cracking down on myself about mulligans. In the past, I've been very lazy and unwilling or even afraid to go down to six or five. But the truth of the matter is aggressive mulliganing in certain matchups will result in more game wins than playing with essentially one hand tied behind your back, by keeping a bad hand. While it's still Read More »
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