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 Aeon's 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 »

Card Review: Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Lurrus of the Dream-Den

Powerful cards seem like they come out every set, and Ikoria: Lair of the Behemoths is no exception! [[Lurrus of the Dream-Den]] will provide incredible value for TES and be a nightmare for opponents to deal with. Being able to rebuy cheap permanents every turn while being able to be cast off of [[Dark Ritual]] 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

Doomsday

[[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 »

TES Matchup Battles: The EPIC Storm

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With the recent printings of Echo of Eons and Wishclaw Talisman, The EPIC Storm is becoming a more popular deck choice among storm players, and with good reason. Recently, The EPIC Storm has become its own deck name on MTGGoldfish (finally!), and that's because of its popularity growing and many great results in leagues and Legacy Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Bomberman

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Bomberman is a mono-white deck that tries to win the game with several completely different combos. It can win with Auriok Salvagers and Lion's Eye Diamond to makes infinite mana, Karn, The Great Creator and Mycosynth Lattice to prevent the opponent's cards from being activated, or Monastery Mentor to make a huge army. This flexibility Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: RUG Delver II

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RUG Delver is a tempo deck that tries to use its resources to keep the opponent from gaining traction to set up their game plan. It then tries to kill the opponent before they regain their balance. The deck does this by playing cards like Stifle and Wasteland to destroy lands, cheap countermagic, and removal Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Hogaak

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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 Read More »