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 »

TES Matchup Battles: Doomsday

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The [[Doomsday]] deck has been around for many years with several different variations. It has won with cards like [[Tendrils of Agony]] and [[Laboratory Maniac]], but with the recent printing of [[Thassa's Oracle]], it has since taken that spot as the best win condition. The goal of the deck is cast [[Doomsday]] and then stack Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Eldrazi Ramp II

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Eldrazi and Ramp decks have existed in Legacy ever since the printings of [[Cloudpost]], [[Glimmerpost]], and the Eldrazi cards. Eldrazi Ramp has always been a small percentage of the metagame, but over the past year, it has picked up in popularity. The goal is to assemble these posts along with artifact mana to accelerate out Read More »

Post-Breach Musings

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[[Underworld Breach]] is banned! Though it was in Legacy for just a short time, it proved to be an incredibly dominant and format warping card. Obviously my analysis of the card and its power level were flawed, but some of the ideas were correct. [[Underworld Breach]] was not a [[Yawgmoth's Will]] in that it did Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Jeskai Breach

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Jeskai Breach is the newest deck to join the Legacy scene due to the printing of Underworld Breach. The goal is to use blue draw spells and Enlightened Tutor to assemble a combo. The deck casts Underworld Breach with a few cards in the graveyard, then use Lion's Eye Diamond to cast Brain Freeze from Read More »