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Matchup Mulligan: London Mulligan

Miracles II Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan With either mulligan rule (Vancouver or London), I'd mulligan this. It just doesn't do anything despite having one of your best cards for the match-up in Hope of Ghirapur. Hope of Ghirapur essentially negates Spell Pierce, Flusterstorm, and Force of Negation but that's not the problem with this hand. Without a blue source we're Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: 4c Control II

4c Control is a control deck that's trying to use all of the best disruptive cards like Thoughtseize, Force of Will, Snapcaster Mage, and planeswalkers. There are many flavors of 4c Control, but with the recent printing of Wrenn and Six most are traditional Grixis Control decks, but splashing cards like Wrenn and Six and maybe a few other green cards. This shows the evolution of Legacy and how decks Read More »

Pondering Policy: Communication and Unsportsmanlike Conduct

On this edition of Pondering Policy, we will be tackling some popular communication questions and what tournament policy considers "sporting" and "unsporting" behavior. Communication Policy (MTR 4.1-4.8) While the Magic Tournament Rules delve into specific definitions for different types of information and how they need to be communicated, our focus today will be on more concrete questions and how policy answers them. Question 1: Do I have it? When you are casting a spell Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #30

Hello Legacy Storm Players! We are back with our 30th Infernal Tutoring article! Since our last article, there have been some serious changes in the Legacy Meta. In my last article, I went over some of the impacts that War of the Spark had on Legacy, and it looks like Modern Horizons has had a very similar effect. RUG Delver has been revitalized with the printing of Wrenn and Six, Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Grixis Delver II

Grixis Delver's primary game plan is to stick an early threat, such as Delver of Secrets or Young Pyromancer, and use cards like Daze and Wasteland to disrupt the opponent’s initial development while killing the opponent quickly. There are, and have been, many different flavors of Delver of Secrets decks ever since its printing quite a few years ago. Grixis Delver would be considered a tempo deck, and even before Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Miracles II with Lawrence Harmon

Special Guest A few words on Lawrence Harmon (@LawrenceHarmon on Twitter): He is known for frequenting the MODO Legacy queues with various Brainstorm shells. Known as the progenitor of Accumulated Knowledge Miracles, he loves tuning and finding edges in deck building. Lawrence does some occasional writing about various formats at thirstforknowledge.home.blog Miracles has gone through many changes since Deathrite Shaman and Gitaxian Probe were banned. The lists right after the ban tried cards like Soothsaying Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Miracles II

Maverick Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep I am honestly shocked by the number of people who said they would ship this hand. Risk vs. reward! You have a 38% chance to draw a black source in order to win the game on the spot. This hand also doesn't really lose to a Thoughtseize (they could slow you down by taking Dark Ritual, Read More »

The STORM Count: Ad Nauseam and Expected Value

Welcome to The STORM Count, our new article series analyzing the mathematics of our favorite Storm deck. While I will be including some of the theoretical concepts behind the math that we use, the goal is that the information presented in this article is accessible for as many of our readers as possible. Today, we are going to look at the exact numbers behind one of the biggest strengths of The Read More »

Surviving the Karnpocalypse

Hello everyone, I have finished up school and I will hopefully be back on a more regular schedule! Since the release of War of the Spark, Legacy has changed quite a bit and with a new set on the horizon, it looks like it will be in flux for a while yet. With all of this change comes changes to the decklist. The Meta Before the War At MF Niagara Falls, one Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #29

Hello Legacy Storm Players! Since our last Infernal Tutoring, Wizards released their latest limited set War of the Sparks. War of the Sparks has already made a huge impact on Legacy by printing some incredibly powerful planeswalkers; Karn, The Great Creator, Ugin, The Ineffable, Narset, Parter of Veils, and Tefari, Time Raveler to name just a few. Bolas's Citadel has birthed a new experimental Storm list, which Michael Cliffy wrote Read More »