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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 % 21% 17% Average Combo Turn (ACT) 2.61 3.00 Ad Nauseam % 38% 18% Past In Flames % 10% 48% Natural Storm % 46% 29% Natural Storm % (ToA) 29% 61% Natural Storm % (ETW) 67% 39% Natural Storm % (Grapeshot) 4% 0% Tendrils of Agony Kill % 57% 84% Empty the Warrens Kill % 33% 12% Grapeshot Kills % 4% 0% Telemin Performance Kills % 3% 0% Categories vs Blue Read More »

Fighting Miracles in the Post-Top Era

Almost a year ago, I wrote a fairly in-depth article on how to approach the Miracles matchup from the side of The Epic Storm. If you haven't read that yet, I recommend giving it a read despite that version of Miracles no longer being a deck. A lot of the philosophy can be used across many different matchups, and I'll also make reference to some of the conclusions here. Miracles Read More »

TES vs ANT - 2017

In the past I wrote an article on The EPIC Storm (TES) and Ad Nauseam Tendrils (ANT), I believe it's about time we revisit this topic due to changes in the metagame. I've seen a number of forum posts and general questions on the topic, let's provide some clarity. Deck Lists TES - GP: Las Vegas - Bryant Cook Main Deck 4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Gitaxian Read More »

The Times They Are A-Changin

I am always trying to find a way to innovate and make The EPIC Storm a better deck, it never ends. I mentioned at the end of my Grand Prix: Louisville article that I felt the deck needed to move the Bayou from the main deck to the sideboard for increased mana stability. I had two mulligans due to the Bayou not being the fourth copy of Bloodstained Mire, other Read More »

Where You Want to Be

Other than a terrific reference to Taking Back Sunday's second album, where you want to be as a Legacy storm pilot right now is playing The EPIC Storm. I know, I know... "Look, Bryant is preaching about his deck again." Well, that's true - but for good reason. If you look over the last three events you'll find that a large portion of prison based strategies or other fast decks.   Eternal Read More »

Fighting the Miracles Menace

It is no secret that Miracles is not only a tricky match-up for The Epic Storm, but is also one of the best decks in the format. On top of that, it is not exactly the easiest match-up to navigate even when you have all of the right pieces. While it would require more than a single article to teach you all of the tips and tricks necessary to beat 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 »

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 »
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