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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 »

Bayou vs. Taiga

Alex McKinley is a guest writer on With the advent of playing green and Abrupt Decay returning to be the standard, let us take a look at a different take of the mana base for Green TES: A change of the green dual, Taiga and a shift in fetch lands to help accommodate it. Deck Lists Stock Green TES (v3.9) Main Deck 4 Infernal Tutor 4 Burning Wish 1 Empty the Warrens 1 Read More »

Deck List Updates - Eternal Weekend & SCG:DC

Over the last few weeks I've played in three large Legacy events, this has caused me to question some slots in the deck. Below you can find my thoughts on these questionable slots and possible directions to where The EPIC Storm should be going. Deck Lists Eternal Weekend - Deck List (v3.3) Main Deck 4 Infernal Tutor 3 Burning Wish 1 Empty the Warrens 1 Ad Nauseam 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Gitaxian Read More »

Eternal Weekend (10/21/17) - 23rd Place

Warning: I didn’t realize I would be writing a tournament report until the very later rounds of the tournament, so I didn't keep detailed notes in my earlier matches, and as you can imagine after playing 11 rounds in a day my memory was beginning to get fuzzy about the beginning rounds. Deck List Main Deck 4 Infernal Tutor 3 Burning Wish 1 Empty the Warrens 1 Ad Nauseam 4 Brainstorm 4 Read More »

So Meta

Intro We are often asked what the best deck is, or the best build of TES and ANT. In truth there is no best version as every shift in the metagame changes the texture of how our deck operates and performs. The best build today won't be the best build next month, and cards that are bad today might just be what take TES to the top 8 of a Grand Read More »

Eternal Extravaganza VII Report (9/16/17) - 8th Place

Jim Baxter is a guest writer on The Epic Storm was a favorite of mine back in the days of City of Brass, Gemstone Mine, and Silence. I wasn’t terribly good, but I had a blast doing unfair things. At one point I dismantled it because I didn’t regularly play Legacy, and when I did, people wanted to play fair and interactive Magic. (How boring.) I grew up playing in Syracuse Read More »

Deck List Updates - EE7

Hey everyone! Here to provide some insight on some of the deck changes over the last few months. If you follow my spreadsheet you'll know that I test different things quite frequently, always trying to find the best list for the metagame. Since I track deck versions and all of the information is public, I receive a lot of messages and emails asking about things I am trying. I don't answer Read More »

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 »

Riders on the Storm: Top 8 with TES at the Guangzhou, China Legacy Invitational Tournament (07/01/2017)

Vincent Cheung is a guest writer on Hi guys. My name is Vincent Cheung, and I am a 24 year-old university student from Hong Kong. I have been playing Legacy Magic for one and a half years. I previously played Ad Nauseam Tendrils but switched over to The EPIC Storm after I discovered Bryant Cook's website. I recently finished in the Top 8 of a Guangzhou, China 80-person Legacy tournament Read More »
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