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Fighting Miracles in the Post-Top Era

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 »

TES Matchup Battles: UR Delver

It is time for yet another edition of the TES Matchup Battles series and this episode we take on UR Delver! Over the past couple of months people have been playing more BUG Delver, Grixis Delver, or cutting Delver of Secrets to go a little bigger with cards like Leovold, Emissary of Trest. UR Delver has never really been the most popular Delver of Secrets variant, but it has always Read More »

TES vs ANT - 2017

In the past I wrote an article on The EPIC Storm (TES) and Ad Nauseam Tendrils (ANT), I believe it's about time we revisit this topic due to changes in the metagame. I've seen a number of forum posts and general questions on the topic, let's provide some clarity. Deck Lists TES - GP: Las Vegas - Bryant Cook Main Deck 4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Gitaxian Read More »

GP: Las Vegas (06/15-16/2017) - 80th Place

In the last four months, I've gotten into MTGO (as many people know). A big part of this was to help prepare for large events, one thing I found others doing was making spreadsheets to help them gather information. I decided to do the same, using the data I collected, it helped me make decisions based on hard numbers and facts about the deck. Below you will find two links: Read More »

Post-Miracles TES

Sensei's Divining Top was banned if you live under a rock and haven't heard. Other than Elves, I believe Storm is the deck that gains the most from this announcement. Because of this, The EPIC Storm went through an overhaul - see the changes below: Deck Lists Pre-Banning Decklist Main Deck 4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Gitaxian Probe 3 Cabal Therapy 3 Duress 1 Empty the Warrens Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: 4C Control

It is time for yet another edition of the TES Matchup Battles series and this episode we take on 4C Control! Over the past couple of months people have been shifting to BUG decks, which have evolved to playing Leovold, Emissary of Trest, because of its strong abilities in many matchups. The recent printing of Fatal Push is just one more good tool that the BUG decks get to use Read More »

SCG: Worcester (04/07-09/2017)

A little over two weeks ago, I made the decision to split my Mac's hard drive to run Bootcamp (I tried to run Parallels as well, but that just ran incredibly slowly). Something I've been pretty against for some time, I told myself I'd wait to run MODO until there was a version for OSX - well, it's 2017 and that doesn't exist yet. Wizards of the Coast needs to Read More »

Eternal Extravaganza VI (03/18/2017)

The last two months I've been primarily playing a lot of Standard Magic (I know, I know, Shame on me, etc.), I was heavily preparing for GP: Pittsburgh, GP: New Jersey & PPTQs playing a sweet Grixis Dynavolt Tower deck. In the process I became distant from Legacy, yet alone Storm. When I attended local Legacy events, I played Miracles or Sneak & Show (due to an unhealthy metagame). After Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Sneak & Show

It is time for yet another edition of the TES Matchup Battles series and this episode we take on Sneak and Show! We have previously taken on creature and control decks, but let's see how we match up against another combo deck. Show and Tell decks have gone up and down in popularity for the past several years. When Griselbrand was printed it really put this deck on the map Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Leovold Sultai

It is time for episode three of the TES Matchup Battles series and this episode we take on Leovold Sultai! Now any legacy players that have been playing the last couple years are probably aware that Sultai variants have been around for a while, like Shardless Sultai, Sultai Delver, and their many flavors of each, but now we have a new one in the form of Leovold Sultai. Thanks to Read More »