I'm a Finance, Economics, and Philosophy student, as well as a long-time Epic Storm enthusiast and Level 2 Magic Judge. When I'm not busy with school, I'm either watching Netflix, jamming out to Taylor Swift, or beating StarCityGames grinders on camera with Empty the Warrens.
Special thanks to Anuraag Das and Sam Roukas for their contributions to this article.
Miracles, with and without Sensei's Divining Top, has been a natural predator of The Epic Storm for many years. Force of Will, Counterbalance, and Terminus combine to form a suite of cards that can be pretty difficult to beat at any stage of the game. One of the major edges that The Epic Storm players can gain Read More »
Hello everyone and welcome back to Reading the Ropes!
In the last article, we covered the basics of the various win conditions in the deck, and in this article we are going to do a deeper dive into that topic. There are a lot of small intricacies to The Epic Storm that can increase your chances of winning any given game, but none of those things matter if you aren't actually Read More »
It's been a while since I wrote my last article, so for those who don't remember me, my name is AJ and I've been playing The Epic Storm for about 8 years now. When I first started learning to play Storm, I remember facing an incredible learning curve and taking it one step at a time. I was fortunate enough to have some good mentors around me that made Read More »
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 »
It is no secret that Miracles is not only a tricky match-up for The Epic Storm, but is also one of the best decks in the format. On top of that, it is not exactly the easiest match-up to navigate even when you have all of the right pieces. While it would require more than a single article to teach you all of the tips and tricks necessary to beat Read More »
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was written before the full Eternal Masters spoiler was released.
With the spoiler season for Eternal Masters beginning, I figured that now would be a good time to discuss my thoughts on how the set will affect The Epic Storm. This won’t be an overly long article, as we are working with a lot of incomplete information and I am not a big fan of guessing at Read More »
Every spoiler season, storm players from far and wide rush to talk about all the new cards that they think will take storm to the next level. The Epic Storm is no stranger to this, and thanks to Burning Wish, people often love to pick out every single corner case scenario they can think of that might make any sorcery that costs four or more into a game winning card. Read More »
It didn't take long for Oath of the Gatewatch to begin defining the Modern format. It is apparent to anyone paying attention that the Eldrazi menace is a powerful one, taking advantage of the incredible efficiency provided by Eye of Ugin and Eldrazi Temple. With 75% of the PT Oath of the Gatewatch Top 8 playing some variety of Reality Smasher, many are left wondering if we have a new Read More »
A guide for sideboarding against each Legacy archetype – explaining what to take out and bring in against those decks. Keep in mind that this is a rough tutorial and sometimes straying from these instructions… Read More »
Alex McKinley is a guest writer on theepicstorm.com
With the advent of playing green and Abrupt Decay returning to be the standard, let us take a look at a different take of the mana base for… Read More »
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