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Playing in Paper

This might sound a bit counter-intuitive, but there is a possibility, as a storm player, that playing MTGO can make you worse at piloting your deck in paper (yep, I said it). Now, don't get me wrong, I think that playing MTGO is one of the most important things any magic player can do. It significantly increases your understanding of the game's rules and interactions because there's never any misinterpretation of Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #20

Welcome back to the Infernal Tutoring series! My name is Alex McKinley and I take a break from thinking about math and card choices to actually play some magic! I think I've found some situations that are a bit off the beaten path, where we are not always looking to go off this turn. When I'm practicing the deck, I am often goldfishing in my spare time, and finding the lines Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: 4c Loam

4c Loam is an aggro-control deck capable of both board control and an aggressive clock. It is centered around using lands and Life from the Loam, hence the name of the deck. Because of this, it is considered one of the midrange decks in Legacy being able to play a longer game, but also play many aggressive cards like Knight of the Reliquary, also playing into their lands strategy. While Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: RUG Delver with Eric Vergo

Special thanks to Eric Vergo for his contributions to today's article. Since July's bannings of Deathrite Shaman and Gitaxian Probe, RUG Delver has returned as one of the most played decks in the format. With having a wide array of countermagic and mana denial, RUG Delver can be very challenging to play against, especially with the loss of Gitaxian Probe. On this month's Through the Looking Glass, we brought on Eric Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Burn

RUG Delver Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep I'm a risk taker, you need to find a land and then either a black or red card off of Brainstorm. I like my chances for this (I'll be honest, I don't know the exact odds.), there's also other scenarios that include Lotus Petal. Burn Pre-board Hand 1: (on the play) » Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #19

Welcome back to the Infernal Tutoring series! Hello Legacy Storm players! My name is Joshua Hughes, and I've been given the most distinct honor of taking over the Infernal Tutoring series on a bi-monthly basis, trading off with the very talented Alex McKinley! My introduction into writing for Infernal Tutoring could not have come at a more turbulent yet interesting time. Halfway through writing my first draft of this very article, Read More »

Reading the Ropes - Using Discard Spells

In this article, I'm going to discuss the discard spells in The Epic Storm, and the different ways to use them in order to have the highest impact. This article was initially supposed to be much longer and much more complex, but the banning of Gitaxian Probe meant the removal of Cabal Therapy from most deck lists. Cabal Therapy was a card with an immense amount of strategic depth to Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: RUG Delver

BR Reanimator Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Most people correctly answered that this was a keep. This article's theme will be "Do not live in fear", and this is a great example of that. While your opponent could have a discard spell or even Chancellor of the Annex, you can't send this back. While you could just lose the game on Read More »

Cantrip Calculations

Cantrips are an integral part of The Epic Storm. They serve two main purposes: sculpting hands and searching for specific cards. If you want to read more about sculpting hands, AJ Kerrigan has a great article here. In this article, we are going to focus more on finding specific cards. The need to find specific cards quickly happens in a couple of cases: on the combo turn or early in Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Dragon Stompy with Zac Turgeon

Special thanks to Zac Turgeon for his contributions to today's article. Before the bannings of Deathrite Shaman and Gitaxian Probe, Dragon Stompy was by far the most prominent prison strategy you would see in Legacy. With most fair decks having a very greedy manabase, Blood Moon was very, very good. However, I wouldn't expect to see Dragon Stompy diminish, as it is a very powerful deck. With the metagame not settling Read More »