Card Review: Strixhaven

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Strixhaven: School of Mages is the newest set to Legacy and it is all based around casting spells! There are a lot of cards with potential. White Removal Spells [[Rip Apart|]] [[Fracture|]] [[Vanishing Verse|]] With Strixhaven being a multicolor set, many of the removal spells were able to destroy additional types of permanents than they 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 »

Sideboarding in the New Legacy

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Legacy recently had one of the most monumental shifts in the format: the bannings of [[Dreadhorde Arcanist]], [[Oko, Thief of Crowns]], and [[Arcum's Astrolabe]]. The two weeks since this banning have been a flurry of brewing and seeing resurgences of older strategies that have been dormant during the height of FIRE-era Legacy. Some of these 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 »

Card Review: Commander Legends

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Commander Legends is the newest supplemental set to enter Legacy, and it has fewer cards than expected to impact the format. For The EPIC Storm, the two most impactful cards are both one-sided lock pieces: [[Hullbreacher]] and [[Opposition Agent]]. [[Hullbreacher|]] [[Hullbreacher]] Creature - Merfolk Pirate Flash If an opponent would draw a card except the 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 »