Strategy


Matchup Mulligan: Lands

Before we get started with Lands, here's the answer from last month's Sneak & Show article: Sneak & Show Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan This hand was even tough for me to decide, I want to keep it but ultimately it's a mulligan. Leyline of Sanctity is very popular out of Sneak & Show sideboards, this hand just loses to it (without Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Dragon Stompy

It is time for yet another edition of the TES Matchup Battles series and this episode we take on Dragon Stompy! Dragon Stompy is a prison aggro deck. It uses different lock pieces to disrupt the opponent's mana and making it more difficult to cast their spells. Dragon Stompy then follows up with a fast clock to try and kill the opponent before they can find answers to their lock pieces. Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Sneak & Show

Before we get started with Sneak & Show, here's the answer from last month's Grixis Delver article: Grixis Delver Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep You have roughly a 64% chance of hitting what you need off of Gitaxian Probe. These cards are: 4 Duress, 4 Cabal Therapy, 4 Lotus Petal, 3 Dark Ritual, 2 Infernal Tutor, 2 Chrome Mox, 1 Ad Nauseam, Read More »

Deck List Updates - Eternal Weekend & SCG:DC

Over the last few weeks I've played in three large Legacy events, this has caused me to question some slots in the deck. Below you can find my thoughts on these questionable slots and possible directions to where The EPIC Storm should be going. Deck Lists Eternal Weekend - Deck List (v3.3) Main Deck 4 Infernal Tutor 3 Burning Wish 1 Empty the Warrens 1 Ad Nauseam 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Gitaxian Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Elves with Julian Knab

Special thanks to Julian Knab for his contributions to today's article.  Today, like Alice, we climb through the looking glass. Elves is one of the most powerful and popular decks in the current meta. The little green men can form a solid grindy game plan, or with the help of Glimpse of Nature and Natural Order, can combo off as quickly as turn two. The storm variants have a faster fundamental Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring # 12

Welcome back to the Infernal Tutoring series! Hey Stormtroopers, I'm back with another episode of Infernal Tutoring. It has been almost 6 months since Sensei's Divining Top was banned and it appears the meta is starting to settle. Many people assumed Grixis Delver would become the top deck, but it appears from the last few months of data that 4c Control is actually the best performing, or at least most represented deck, Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Grixis Delver

Hey! We're back with another Matchup Mulligan! This series goes over 10 opening hands, 5 pre-board and 5 post-board opening hands. The hands are not random, they've been sculpted by me for the purpose of these exercises. Pre-board Hand 1: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan This hand has a few things wrong with it: The first being that you're incredibly light on mana, even if your Bloodstained Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Lands

It is time for yet another edition of the TES Matchup Battles series and this episode we take on Lands! Jarvis Yu, one of the most well known Lands players, best describes Lands as a Life from the Loam deck. "With the ability to both recur lands and 'draw' three cards a turn by dredging, Life from the Loam allows the deck to operate. Most often used to recycle Wasteland after Wasteland Read More »

So Meta

Intro 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 »

Deck List Updates - EE7

Hey everyone! Here to provide some insight on some of the deck changes over the last few months. If you follow my spreadsheet you'll know that I test different things quite frequently, always trying to find the best list for the metagame. Since I track deck versions and all of the information is public, I receive a lot of messages and emails asking about things I am trying. I don't answer Read More »
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