A financial services professional based in NYC, Jasper is an amateur but competitive magic the gathering player. With a somewhat obsessive personality, when not scouring the market for that next trade his thoughts often revolve around sweet lines to take with his cabal therapies, burning wishes and tendrils. Away from the table Jasper can be found ambling through central park with his 6 lbs familiars: Merlyn the Pomeranian and Beans the Toy Poodle.
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 »
Contextualizing the Sideboard
Today we are talking about the sideboard. We aren’t going to rehash specific matchup analysis which is covered extensively elsewhere on this site: Bryant’s sideboard guide and AJ’s matchup analysis. Instead we are going to take a high level look at how and why the value of specific cards in our deck changes based on how our opponent is trying to interact with us.
Before we get started however I Read More »
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 »
All data was collected from these resources: TES Spreadsheet | ANT Spreadsheet
(Data collected on 8/1/2017)
Categories - General
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