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Matchup Mulligan: London Mulligan

Miracles II Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan With either mulligan rule (Vancouver or London), I'd mulligan this. It just doesn't do anything despite having one of your best cards for the match-up in Hope of Ghirapur. Hope of Ghirapur essentially negates Spell Pierce, Flusterstorm, and Force of Negation but that's not the problem with this hand. Without a blue source we're Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #30

Hello Legacy Storm Players! We are back with our 30th Infernal Tutoring article! Since our last article, there have been some serious changes in the Legacy Meta. In my last article, I went over some of the impacts that War of the Spark had on Legacy, and it looks like Modern Horizons has had a very similar effect. RUG Delver has been revitalized with the printing of Wrenn and Six, Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Miracles II with Lawrence Harmon

Special Guest A few words on Lawrence Harmon (@LawrenceHarmon on Twitter): He is known for frequenting the MODO Legacy queues with various Brainstorm shells. Known as the progenitor of Accumulated Knowledge Miracles, he loves tuning and finding edges in deck building. Lawrence does some occasional writing about various formats at thirstforknowledge.home.blog Miracles has gone through many changes since Deathrite Shaman and Gitaxian Probe were banned. The lists right after the ban tried cards like Soothsaying Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Miracles II

Maverick Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep I am honestly shocked by the number of people who said they would ship this hand. Risk vs. reward! You have a 38% chance to draw a black source in order to win the game on the spot. This hand also doesn't really lose to a Thoughtseize (they could slow you down by taking Dark Ritual, Read More »

The STORM Count: Ad Nauseam and Expected Value

Welcome to The STORM Count, our new article series analyzing the mathematics of our favorite Storm deck. While I will be including some of the theoretical concepts behind the math that we use, the goal is that the information presented in this article is accessible for as many of our readers as possible. Today, we are going to look at the exact numbers behind one of the biggest strengths of The Read More »

Surviving the Karnpocalypse

Hello everyone, I have finished up school and I will hopefully be back on a more regular schedule! Since the release of War of the Spark, Legacy has changed quite a bit and with a new set on the horizon, it looks like it will be in flux for a while yet. With all of this change comes changes to the decklist. The Meta Before the War At MF Niagara Falls, one Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #29

Hello Legacy Storm Players! Since our last Infernal Tutoring, Wizards released their latest limited set War of the Sparks. War of the Sparks has already made a huge impact on Legacy by printing some incredibly powerful planeswalkers; Karn, The Great Creator, Ugin, The Ineffable, Narset, Parter of Veils, and Tefari, Time Raveler to name just a few. Bolas's Citadel has birthed a new experimental Storm list, which Michael Cliffy wrote Read More »

Card Review: Echo of Eons

Echo of Eons Sorcery Each player shuffles their hand and graveyard into their library, then draws seven cards. Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its Flashback cost. Then exile it.) Initial Thoughts Right off the bat, it's very obvious that Echo of Eons has a great synergy with Lion's Eye Diamond; which discards your hand (including Echo of Eons) adds exactly enough mana to Flashback the blue sorcery. It's crucial Read More »

Bolas’s Citadel — a Deep Dive for Legacy

War of the Spark has been out for less than three weeks and already we are seeing a heavy impact of the set in all formats. From Neoform breaking Allosaurus Rider in Modern to Karn, The Great Creator finding Mycosynth Lattice to lock opponents out in Legacy and Vintage, there is no question that this is the most powerful set for overall eternal formats since Innistrad. More often than not, Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Humans with Eddie Zamora

Special Guest A few words on Eddie Zamora (Yosoyez on MTGO): Eddie Zamora is a SoCal human who's favorite past times include jamming a turn one Noble Hierarch and having a pint with friends. Though he has his best results in Standard and Modern, he is commonly known as the "Legacy humans guy" due to constantly playing his brain child, 5-color Humans, and not being very quiet about it. Eddie is dedicated Read More »