TES Matchup Battles: BR Reanimator

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BR Reanimator is an accurate name to describe this deck. It's a red and black deck that's trying to put a [[Griselbrand]] and other expensive creatures into play from the graveyard. It does this by using cards like [[Faithless Looting]], [[Entomb]], [[Reanimate]], and [[Exhume]]. By using cheap spells and rituals it can do this as Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Death & Taxes III

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Death & Taxes looks like a white weenie deck to the casual observer. In reality, Death & Taxes is a creature-based control deck that focuses on disrupting the opposing deck. Their goal is to play creature spells that delay the opponent just long enough to try and win the game by attacking before the opponent Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Rainbow Depths

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Rainbow Depths is among the fastest and most straightforward versions of a [[Dark Depths]] deck by dedicating most of the deck to assembling the combo and protecting it. This makes executing the combo brutally effective, but there is no alternative game plan. The Rainbow part of Rainbow Depths is because the mana base is cards Read More »

Beyond Rite of Flame

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Over time, it is common for decks to evolve and cut cards that were once essential to their strategy. The EPIC Storm cut [[Infernal Tutor]] for [[Wishclaw Talisman]] to great success in 2019. Identifying cards that can seem to be linchpins, but can be upgraded is essential to evolving and continuing to improve in new Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Mono-Green Cloudpost

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Mono-Green Cloudpost is a ramp deck that takes advantage of [[Cloudpost]], [[Glimmerpost]], and [[Vesuva]] to produce large amounts of mana to cast Eldrazi creatures and [[Primeval Titan]]. The deck plays cards like [[Expedition Map]] and [[Crop Rotation]] to find the key lands. With the recent printing of [[Elvish Reclaimer]], the deck has yet another card Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Maverick II

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Maverick is a green-white-based creature deck. The creatures are used to be disruptive, aggressive, and to combat the opponent's strategy. Maverick plays many different creatures, so it plays four copies of [[Green Sun's Zenith]] to help find the appropriate creature for any given situation. Maverick has been popular with every different color as a splash. Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: BUG Ninjas

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BUG Ninjas is a fairly new deck that takes advantage the Ninjutsu ability, using [[Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow]] and [[Ingenious Infiltrator]]. This allows the deck to draw multiple cards a turn to overwhelm the opponent in card advantage. In order to do this as early as possible, they play cards like [[Ornithopter]] and [[Changeling Outcast]] Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Goblins

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Goblins is a deck that has been around since the earliest days of Magic's history. It has always played a role in older formats ranging from fringe playable to being the best deck in Legacy. Goblins is a tribal deck that focuses on using goblin creatures that can play lots of different roles in a Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Titanic Dryad

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Titanic Dryad is a new Legacy deck because of the recent printing of [[Dryad of the Ilysian Grove]]. The deck's objective is to cast [[Primeval Titan]] to tutor for [[Field of the Dead]] and [[Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle]] and then use [[Dryad of the Ilysian Grove]] to make all of the lands mountains. This gives Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: UG Omni-Tell

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UG Omni-Tell is a blue-based combo deck that utilizes [[Show and Tell]] and [[Eureka]] to put expensive permanents like [[Omniscience]], [[Griselbrand]], and [[Emrakul, the Aeons Torn]] into play in order to win the game. With the recent printings of [[Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath]], [[Ice-Fang Coatl]], and [[Veil of Summer]], the deck now tends lean Read More »