2019


Legacy League - Landon Sworts - 05/19/19

the epic Storm .dek (MTGO) | .txt Main Deck 4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Thoughtseize 4 Duress 1 Empty the Warrens 1 Ad Nauseam 4 Rite of Flame 4 Dark Ritual 4 Lion's Eye Diamond 4 Lotus Petal 4 Chrome Mox 4 Polluted Delta 3 Bloodstained Mire 1 Scalding Tarn 2 Badlands 1 Underground Sea 1 Volcanic Island 1 Island 1 Swamp Sideboard 4 Echoing Truth 3 Read More »

Development and Progress: The EPIC Storm moving forward

”Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” -Benjamin Franklin In a game of variance, there is no one true way to determine the best iteration of a deck. As metagames shift and adapt, one must also adapt the list they are playing with. Sometimes this means changing sideboard slots, replacing flex slots, or even swapping the number of key cards. In a format like Read More »

Pondering Policy: Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance, and War of the Spark

Welcome back to our next installment of Pondering Policy! This will be the last of our catch-up articles. We are discussing the updates for Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance, and War of the Spark. There are some big ones in here, so let's get right to it! Guilds of Ravnica Policy Update: Reversing Decisions (MTR 4.8) I told you there were some big ones! This one is less monumental than it appears Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Maverick

UW Stoneblade Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep I was a little shocked at how many of you would mulligan this hand, you're only an initial mana source away from winning while being protected by our best disruption spell. I would lead off on Chrome Mox (Imprint: Burning Wish) and then cast Hope of Ghirapur. From here we have 12 lands that Read More »

Legacy League - Bryant Cook - 05/07/19

the epic Storm .dek (MTGO) | .txt   Main Deck 4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 1 Chain of Vapor 4 Thoughtseize 2 Duress 1 Cabal Therapy 1 Empty the Warrens 1 Ad Nauseam 4 Rite of Flame 4 Dark Ritual 4 Lion's Eye Diamond 4 Lotus Petal 4 Chrome Mox 4 Polluted Delta 3 Bloodstained Mire 1 Scalding Tarn 2 Badlands 1 Underground Sea 1 Volcanic Island 1 Read More »

Legacy League - Landon Sworts - 04/30/19

the epic Storm .dek (MTGO) | .txt   Main Deck 4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Thoughtseize 3 Duress 2 Empty the Warrens 1 Ad Nauseam 4 Rite of Flame 4 Dark Ritual 4 Lion's Eye Diamond 4 Lotus Petal 4 Chrome Mox 1 Mox Opal 4 Polluted Delta 2 Bloodstained Mire 1 Scalding Tarn 2 Badlands 1 Underground Sea 1 Volcanic Island 1 Island 1 Swamp Sideboard 4 Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Ad Nauseam Tendrils with Brandon Osborne

Special Guest A few words on Brandon Osborne (Control4Daze on MTGO): Brandon began his Magic addiction on the blacktops at recess in 1994...eager for the opportunity to trade a freshly pulled dual land for a Force of Nature. Playing until 2001, Brandon had some success on the JSS with two of his favorite decks of all time, Counter Rebels and Fires (of Yavimaya). After a 14 year hiatus from the game, Brandon picked Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #28

Hello Legacy Storm Players! Since our last Infernal Tutoring, there have been two major Legacy events, GP Niagara Falls, and the Leaving a Legacy Open III. The deck lists for GP Niagara Falls can be found here, but the top 8 consisted of Stoneblade, two copies of Death and Taxes, Grixis Control, Miracles, 4C Punishing Dack, Grixis Delver, and Sneak and Show. The Leaving a Legacy Open III results Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: UW Stoneblade

UR Delver Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep Most people correctly answered this scenario. With a scry and being on the draw, your odds of finding a red source are much better than your odds of winning the game on five cards. It's difficult to ask for more than a first turn discard spell into ten Goblins in most match-ups. You can't be afraid Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Death & Taxes II

Death and Taxes looks a lot like white weenie to the casual observer. In reality, D&T is a creature-based control deck that focuses on invalidating the opposing deck. The goal is to aggressively land creatures while creating a difficult time for the opponent to execute their game plan. It's been about 2 and a half years since I reviewed Death and Taxes, and a lot has changed in that time Read More »