Strategy


TES Matchup Battles: UR Delver II

UR Delver is obviously a blue-red deck that combines Aggro-elements of Burn, with Tempo-elements of RUG Delver. Utilizing its red cards to be aggressive and kill the opponent quickly, and the blue cards for interaction and to be tempo based with counterspells. It can be described as a counter-burn deck. Trying to put the opponent on the back of their heels with aggression, while slowing the opponent deck for a Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: UR Delver

Grixis Phoenix Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan If you were smart enough to ignore my sideboarding advice and decided to keep in Empty the Warrens, I think this is a soft keep. The issue is that the Arclight Phoenix decks have anywhere between three and five answers to Goblin tokens, that said, you're in a position where they can't race you even Read More »

Spiral Tide — I

My name is Marcus Ewaldh and I started playing Magic around 1995. I became a competitive player years later and started playing Legacy in 2009. It was love at first sight. I was hooked and wanted more. Sadly there is no local scene where I live so I have been putting up with MTGO and its "features" since Onslaught block under the nickname "Truckis" and more recently "Iwouldliketorespond". I used Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #26

Hello Legacy Storm Players! We are back with another Infernal Tutoring! Over the last month, there hasn't been a lot of changes with the deck. While there are still divided opinions about Mox Opal, the general consensus is that two is the ideal number. While the metagame has mostly stayed the same, there seems to have been a rise in Red Stompy. While this matchup can be very challenging, cards Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Grixis Phoenix

Grixis Phoenix is the new kid on the block, as far as Legacy decks go. This is due to the recent printing of Arclight Phoenix. The reason this card is legacy playable is because of an older card, Buried Alive. Being able to cast a couple of spells and then a Buried Alive to retrieve 3 copies of Arclight Phoenix putting them into your graveyard and then immediately into play, Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Steel Stompy with Max Gilmore

Special Guest A few words on Max Gilmore (@MXGonline): Max Gilmore is a Legacy Jack-of-all-trades, but is probably best known for his eagerness to put Swords to Plowshares in the same deck as Delver of Secrets. Max is always on the lookout for the next broken thing, and works to keep himself at the forefront of Legacy innovation. His effort to stay ahead of the curve has rewarded him with high match-win percentages Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Grixis Phoenix

Turbo Depths Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan Yes, we're on the draw and have roughly 17 live draws (9 that flat out win the game), which is about 33% to win the game for every draw step. The big issue here is that we're on the draw and that discard spells shut off our hand. Post-board Turbo Depths decks have four copies of Thoughtseize, Duress, and possibly Inquisition Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #25

Hello Legacy Storm Players! We are back with the first Infernal Tutoring article of 2019! With the new year, there have been some new and exciting changes to the deck! In the spirit of making The EPIC Storm even more explosive, Bryant Cook started testing Mox Opal. After testing many different configurations of the deck, we believe that two copies of Mox Opal is the ideal number. To make room Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Miracles

Miracles is one of legacy's premier control decks of the format and has been around ever since the "Miracle" keyword was printed in Avacyn Restored. It is a UW deck that often splashes black or red for utility cards. Over the past year and a half since, Sensei's Divining Top got banned, Miracles has evolved to be centered around card advantage. With tools ranging from Snapcaster Mage to Terminus to Read More »

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 »