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Matchup Mulligan: Turbo Depths

4c Loam Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep I'm a little shocked by the number of people that thought this hand was a mulligan. Burning Wish represents both an answer to Chalice of the Void (assuming you draw another Mountain or fetchland) as well as an answer to Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. On top of that you're only a Dark Ritual away from being able to cast Ad Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Death & Taxes with Phillip Gallagher

Special Guest A few words on Phillip Gallagher (@MangaraLock): Phil Gallagher is a Death & Taxes (D&T) specialist, though he’s expanded his range quite a bit since he started streaming last year. He’s had a number of good finishes with D&T, including 59th at GP:Richmond and 48th at GP: Louisville. He enjoys making Legacy content, and has been involved with many cooperative projects ranging from podcasts to the Legacy Premier League. He pays Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Dredge (Mana) with Patrick Schuster

Special thanks to Patrick Schuster for his contributions to today's article. Since the metagame has settled after the bannings of Deathrite Shaman and Gitaxian Probe, graveyard decks such as Dredge have started to become very strong in the Legacy metagame. A lot of this has to do with the newly found lack of mainboard graveyard hate with the loss of Deathrite Shaman. For this month, we brought on Dredge expert Patrick Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #24

We are back with this month's Infernal Tutoring article! With this month's version of the decklist, Massacre has been removed in favor of a second Empty the Warrens in the sideboard. As the year draws to a close, the meta continues to evolve and churn. There seems to have been an influx of new players on MTGO, with the crash of card prices. This could be why I saw a Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Landstill

UX Landstill has been one of the older decks of the Legacy format. Being around for nearly two decades, older than many players, but has been getting less popular over the past several years. Landstill is a blue-based control deck that gets its name from the combination of Standstill and manlands. This "combo" in play often means neither player is casting any spells, because they don't want their opponent to Read More »

TES 2018 - Pimp Deck Update

Main Deck: Dividers: Sideboard: Changes since 2017 No Gitaxian Probe! — ...or Cabal Therapy. Thoughtseize was added! New Empty the Warrens signature — thicker marker, large, centered. New Rite of Flame signature — thicker marker, large, centered. Hello Word! Meet Hope of Ghirapur. — It's actually insanely good. Playing all four Chrome Mox. All signed fetchlands! — Scalding Tarns are very tough to get. TWO Badlands!: — ♥ Pulverize TES Branded Tokens! — Get them here. Read More »

Modern UR Storm 2018 - Pimp Deck Update

Main Deck: Dividers: Sideboard: Changes since 2017 All Japanese foil! — ...and mostly signed. Tried to go for original sets on most things. — I'm not rich. No Remand — I'm a firm believer that it's bad in the metagame. Where's Blood Moon? — No longer viable in a world with Field of Ruin & Assassin's Trophy. Why are the Abrades ugly? — My nice ones are out getting signed. No Lightning Bolt!!?! — In a Read More »

Godo 2018 - Pimp Deck Update

General & Tokens: Deck: Changes since 2017 Godo was signed! Experimental Frenzy is nuts — It's insanely good. Blood Sun — No cute tricks, just locking fools. Karn, Scion of Urza — Might've been made for this deck. The First Eruption is perfect! — Comes down to clear mana dorks, accelerates you into Godo on curve, and then clears the way for Godo. I still haven't replaced my Grim Monolith — I'd sell it all Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: 4c Loam

Dredge Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep This isn't a fast hand, which is an issue. That said, you're on the play with a discard spell on the first turn which should buy you a little bit of time. What's interesting with this hand to me is that it encourages out-of-the-norm cantripping. On the second turn, I would not cast Brainstorm which Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #23

We are back with this month's Infernal Tutoring article! As always, the Legacy Metagame is evolving. Miracles beat Storm in the finals at Eternal Weekend, with a top eight consisting of Sneak And Show, Czech Pile, Turbo Depths, Grixis Control, Elves, and Turbo Depths. Grixis Delver beat Maverick in the Leaving a Legacy 3k championship with a top eight consisting of Red Stompy, Miracles, Goblins, Miracles, and Sneak and Show. Read More »