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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 »

Storming Through the Rise of the Eldrazi

It didn't take long for Oath of the Gatewatch to begin defining the Modern format. It is apparent to anyone paying attention that the Eldrazi menace is a powerful one, taking advantage of the incredible efficiency provided by Eye of Ugin and Eldrazi Temple. With 75% of the PT Oath of the Gatewatch Top 8 playing some variety of Reality Smasher, many are left wondering if we have a new Read More »

How to Build a Sideboard

I'd like to start by saying this isn't necessarily a The EPIC Storm or even a Legacy article as the information can be used on other decks or even formats. At least once a week I receive an email or message asking why I don't play "X" in my sideboard. More recently, X is equal to the card Meltdown due to the recent potential rise of Chalice of the Void (the Read More »

The Current State: Chain of Vapor

With Star City Games: Philadelphia approaching, I've been doing more analyzing to the gain the slightest edges in match-ups. Since my last article, Jordon Robbins has won an SCG IQ and top 8'd a classic, with a list similar enough to the standard. The main difference being the second Empty the Warrens in the sideboard. I have tested three in the sideboard for Death & Taxes as well as Delver Read More »

Flex Spots and Indecisiveness

I've been analyzing my deck list over the last week or so due to the upcoming Star City Games Legacy event in Philadelphia at the end of February. It has me reconsidering some of our slots. Below is what I've been playing recently: Deck List Main Deck 4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Gitaxian Probe 4 Cabal Therapy 2 Duress 1 Empty the Warrens 1 Ad Nauseam 4 Rite of Flame 4 Dark Ritual 4 Lion's Eye Diamond 4 Lotus Read More »

A Storm Hybrid

Over the last few weeks I've been testing a hybrid storm list, a mix between The EPIC Storm (TES) and Ad Nauseam Tendrils (ANT). Basically, TES with a Past in Flames engine built in. I've been receiving a lot of questions from individuals who've caught my sporadic games on cockatrice, let's answer some of them! The lists are below, with List A being traditional TES and List B being our Read More »
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Storm Data Comparison

All data was collected from these resources: TES Spreadsheet | ANT Spreadsheet (Data collected on 8/1/2017) Categories - General TES ANT Matches Played 863 327 Matches Won 554 202 Games Played 2,137 809 Game Win % 60% 58% Game Win % (Play) 65% 68% Game Win % (Draw) 64% 59% Match Win % 64% 62% Match Win % (Play) 64% 63% Match Win % (Draw) 64% 58% Mulligan… Read More »