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TES Infernal Tutoring # 7

Miracles, Sneak and Show and the like... the meta I used to play in surely has evolved. While Cockatrice initiated me to some of these match-ups, I wasn't prepared to face friends around a kitchen table with their brand new weapons. Armed with my dusty paper TES deck, with an admittedly outdated sideboard, I struggled to give them any kind of challenge. I also forgot how much it was rewarding to Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring # 6

Welcome back to the Infernal Tutoring series! This post-Grand Prix edition is meant to be a new step in the deck mastery, as it is now time to put this hard acquired knowledge into practice. For the summer, the Infernal Tutoring articles will go live once a month, which is a small drop in frequency. However, it also means that the Magdalen Legacy League is back in action, and there's Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring # 5

Without a doubt, practice makes perfect. While I still consider myself a below average player, I can now proudly say that I am no longer a free win on Cockatrice! Being cannon fodder was fun for a while, but I'm glad we could move on and be a bit more technical. The Infernal Tutors' teachings are slowly building a better player, and I hope they're having the same effect on Read More »

The Current State: Massacre

I've been focusing my efforts over the last few months on Standard as I had two Grand Prix within driving distance. Now that the dust has settled on those, I've been back to counting to ten (and sometimes twenty)!  Recently some of you may have seen me streaming while testing for the upcoming large Legacy events, I've been using the same list that I took second place with at an Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring # 4

GP: Columbus is coming fast and Cockatrice is surely aware of it! Newcomers testing their lists or veterans sharpening their skill, everyone seems to be there to give a challenge for this fourth edition of Infernal Tutoring. For this week, the latest version of The EPIC Storm was used. It is, of course, available on the home page.   Main Deck 4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Gitaxian Probe 4 Cabal Therapy 2 Duress 1 Empty Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring # 3

We're back again with a new edition of Infernal Tutoring! After our last session on macro management and overall strategies, this week focuses in the opposite direction: small, tactical plays to grind out an edge and open the breach for The EPIC Storm to rage. For this week, the latest version of The EPIC Storm was used. It is, of course, available on the home page.   Main Deck 4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring # 2

It was only a matter of time before I went back to Cockatrice to try to learn more about our favorite deck. The feedback on the last article was amazing, please remember that we read every single comment and try to improve according to your suggestions. The last article taught me one major lesson: Empty the Warrens is a good card, but it needs to be used properly – too few Goblins, too late, is Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring # 1

As the last snow flakes are falling on a Canadian island, the Storm season already peeks for the local Magic league. Following the last summer reports, I'm getting back into action to provide a better, improved, beginner-targeted content. I've surrounded myself with some of the best Stormtroopers around, a variety of TES geniuses & enthusiasts hoping their teachings will help all of us improve. With these Infernal Tutors (pun intended), Read More »

A Storm over Innistrad

Every spoiler season, storm players from far and wide rush to talk about all the new cards that they think will take storm to the next level. The Epic Storm is no stranger to this, and thanks to Burning Wish, people often love to pick out every single corner case scenario they can think of that might make any sorcery that costs four or more into a game winning card. Read More »
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