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2019


Combo Turn Sequencing

Sequencing spells on the combo turn is one of the more important skills to learn over time. The exact same hand can win or lose the game depending on the order all of the spells are cast. Figuring out what order to cast spells in comes with experience and what cards an opponent may have. This develops into a heuristic that can be applied to most situations. Heuristics are not Read More »

Legacy League - Landon Sworts - 11/03/19

the epic Storm.dek (MTGO) | .txtMain Deck4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 2 Preordain 4 Thoughtseize 3 Duress 1 Empty the Warrens 1 Ad Nauseam4 Rite of Flame 4 Dark Ritual 4 Lion's Eye Diamond 4 Lotus Petal 4 Chrome Mox4 Polluted Delta 2 Bloodstained Mire 1 Scalding Tarn 2 Badlands 1 Underground Sea 1 Volcanic Island 1 Island 1 SwampSideboard2 Crash Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #34

Since our last article, The EPIC Storm (TES) made another Top 8 finish at the latest Leaving a Legacy Open V! But the deck has also Top 8'd the most recent Legacy Challenge as well as the Legacy Format Playoff! When you look at these three events, it is pretty clear that RUG Delver and Turbo Depths are currently the decks to beat in the metagame.As far as The EPIC Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Hogaak with Kat Light

Special Guest A few words on Kat light (Twitter: @HellKatMTG | MTGO: katplight ): Nicknamed the Spirit Queen after piloting Bant Spirits to the finals of a Team Open in April 2018, Kat Light has become one of the most prominent names on the SCG Tour. In the last year, she has worked to expand her range to include Izzet Phoenix which took her to a Team Open Top 8 at SCG Pittsburgh Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Hogaak

Ever since the printing of Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis in the Modern Horizons set, people have been trying to abuse this card in both Modern and Legacy. In order to get the most out of Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis, the entire deck is built around the graveyard. It does this by using cards like Hedron Crab, Stitcher's Supplier, and Careful Study to fill the graveyard. Once the graveyard gets full, the plan Read More »

Legacy League - Landon Sworts - 10/20/19

the epic Storm.dek (MTGO) | .txt Main Deck4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 2 Preordain 4 Thoughtseize 3 Duress 1 Empty the Warrens 1 Ad Nauseam4 Rite of Flame 4 Dark Ritual 4 Lion's Eye Diamond 4 Lotus Petal 4 Chrome Mox4 Polluted Delta 2 Bloodstained Mire 1 Scalding Tarn 2 Badlands 1 Underground Sea 1 Volcanic Island 1 Island 1 SwampSideboard2 Crash Read More »

Legacy League - Alex McKinley - 10/14/2019

the epic Storm.dek (MTGO) | .txtMain Deck4 Burning Wish 4 Infernal Tutor 1 Wishclaw Talisman 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Thoughtseize 1 Empty the Warrens 1 Ad Nauseam4 Rite of Flame 4 Dark Ritual 4 Lion's Eye Diamond 4 Lotus Petal 3 Chrome Mox 3 Mox Opal4 Polluted Delta 2 Bloodstained Mire 2 Scalding Tarn 1 Badlands 1 Underground Sea 1 Volcanic Island 1 Island 1 SwampSideboardRead More »

Matchup Mulligan: Hogaak

Final Painter Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan?Keep With the money on the line, I'd keep this. That said, it could go downhill very quickly in the face of a Karn, The Great Creator. The beauty of this hand is that you would be able to answer an artifact such as Painter's Servant (paired with a Pyroblast or Red Elemental Blast Read More »

Pondering Policy: Missed Triggers

Welcome to this edition of Pondering Policy! Today we will be diving into the oddities and quirks of a popular subject: the Missed Trigger policy! What are triggers?Trigger is a colloquial term for "triggered ability," which is one of the most common ability types in Magic: the Gathering. It is so common, in fact, that there are many effects in Magic that players will commonly call triggers even when they do Read More »

Card Review: Wishclaw Talisman

Whenever a new standard set comes out, its generally rare that there is a card that receives consideration for the main deck of The EPIC Storm (TES). For me, Wishclaw Talisman was one of the cards I've been the most excited for from a standard set. Let's talk about why this card could fit into TES!Wishclaw Talisman is the newest tutor effect that comes at a Legacy reasonable rate. Itt Read More »