Through the Looking Glass: Lands with Jarvis Yu

Special thanks to Jarvis Yu for his contributions to today's article.  Lands is a legacy mainstay that has grown in popularity over the last few years. Until recently, Lands was always seen as a free win for The Epic Storm, but as Lands players have gained access to more powerful lands such as Thespian's Stage, the match-up has definitely seen a paradigm shift. The natural improvement of their other match-ups has Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Eldrazi

Eldrazi is a fairly new deck thanks to the recent Eldrazi additions from Oath of the Gatewatch. The "Stompy" archetype itself has been around for a very long time and its plan is to use fast mana to accelerate out lock pieces, and then follow them up with a fast clock to pressure the opponent. The idea behind this is that by accelerating out lock pieces before the opponent can Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Eldrazi

4c Pile Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep Correctly, most people determined this is a keep. However, I think it is't an immediate decision. What this hand needs is a "tutor effect", specifically Infernal Tutor since we're short on initial mana sources. Thankfully there's three looks with the scry from mulliganing and two copies of Gitaxian Probe, which would allow a second initial mana Read More »

Reading the Ropes - Winning the Game

Hello everyone and welcome back to Reading the Ropes! In the last article, we covered the pros and cons of various win conditions in the deck. Hopefully, you took away from that article that a lot of our wins will come from Empty the Warrens or Ad Nauseam. The next step is to figure out how we actually win the game with those cards, especially if we do not have them Read More »

SCG: Worcester (02/03-04/2018) - 16th

In the last month or so, I took a hard look at data from my spreadsheet and came to the conclusion that the reason I wasn't spiking any events is that I needed to be better than 50% against Grixis Delver. When talking to AJ Kerrigan, he had a lot of success when returning to the full suite of Empty the Warrens. When testing it myself, I've seen an increase Read More »
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Please note: Some of the information is dated back to the creation of The EPIC Storm, because of this everything is marked with a date. Sometimes the best inspiration for a solution or problem is… Read More »