January 2018


Reading the Ropes - The Win Conditions

Hello everyone and welcome back to Reading the Ropes! In the last article, we covered the basics of the various win conditions in the deck, and in this article we are going to do a deeper dive into that topic. There are a lot of small intricacies to The Epic Storm that can increase your chances of winning any given game, but none of those things matter if you aren't actually Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Miracles

Lands Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep This is a keep, but a hesitant "loose" keep. I was actually somewhat shocked that no one else found the same way, I think the issue is/was not taking enough time to properly analyze the hand. The most common response to this hand was, "if you keep hand seven, then you keep this hand too", Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Aluren

Aluren is an archetype based around, and abusing, the card Aluren. It does this by having an instant speed combo, and a lot of value creatures to make removal spells worse. The combo is to resolve an Aluren to play Parasitic Strix + Cavern Harpy to return the Parasitic Strix, and then use the Cavern Harpy's second ability to return itself to keep repeating this process until the opponent is Read More »

TheEpicSet Review: Rivals of Ixalan

Here at TheEpicStorm.com, we aspire to corner our little niche of a niche format in a niche card game. There will be other Rivals of Ixalan set reviews, by more ambitious authors, who aspire to expound on multiple cards and their applications, in multiple decks, across multiple formats. Here at TheEpicStorm.com, we aim to be a little more focused. And so I present to you: the first ever set review Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Show & Tell with JPA93

Special thanks to Jonathan Anghelescu for his contributions to today's article.  Today like Quentin Coldwater, we plunge into the fountain. Show & Tell is one of the most enduring, iconic, and powerful combo decks of the legacy meta. Where storm builds a critical mass of cards, and fights through with a suite of discard spells, Show & Tell fights on a different axis. It’s an A + B combo which protects Read More »
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Sideboard Guide

A guide for sideboarding against each Legacy archetype – explaining what to take out and bring in against those decks. Keep in mind that this is a rough tutorial and sometimes straying from these instructions… 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 »