It is time for part two of the TES Matchup Battles series and this episode we take on Grixis Delver! Now for any of you long time legacy players we may not think of Grixis immediately when we hear someone say Delver of Secrets. Typically in the past Delver of Secrets decks have been Temur or Jeskai decks, but people have been moving away from cards like Stoneforge Mystic, Nimble Read More »
Every once in awhile it is a good idea to do a mental breakdown and matchup analysis of some of the key matchups that we are likely to play against in a tournament. The metagame is always shifting and decks are getting new toys to play with, and now it’s Death and Taxes (D&T) who has gained some great additions to their deck. Just understanding the key players in a Read More »
It is no secret that Miracles is not only a tricky match-up for The Epic Storm, but is also one of the best decks in the format. On top of that, it is not exactly the easiest match-up to navigate even when you have all of the right pieces. While it would require more than a single article to teach you all of the tips and tricks necessary to beat Read More »
After writing about some of my favorite TES Memories I had an itch to play Grapeshot again. I mulled over deck slots, like moving the Bayou to the main deck for the millionth time. I ultimately landed on Massacre. The reason being, according to mtggoldfish.com, Death & Taxes is only 2.86% of the metagame.
Waking up at 5:30am to get to the Tales of Adventure Eternal Extravaganza 4 Satellite event wasn't Read More »
It didn't take long for Oath of the Gatewatch to begin defining the Modern format. It is apparent to anyone paying attention that the Eldrazi menace is a powerful one, taking advantage of the incredible efficiency provided by Eye of Ugin and Eldrazi Temple. With 75% of the PT Oath of the Gatewatch Top 8 playing some variety of Reality Smasher, many are left wondering if we have a new Read More »
I'd like to start by saying this isn't necessarily a The EPIC Storm or even a Legacy article as the information can be used on other decks or even formats. At least once a week I receive an email or message asking why I don't play "X" in my sideboard. More recently, X is equal to the card Meltdown due to the recent potential rise of Chalice of the Void (the Read More »
Over the last few weeks I've been testing a hybrid storm list, a mix between The EPIC Storm (TES) and Ad Nauseam Tendrils (ANT). Basically, TES with a Past in Flames engine built in. I've been receiving a lot of questions from individuals who've caught my sporadic games on cockatrice, let's answer some of them! The lists are below, with List A being traditional TES and List B being our Read More »
No one needs to sell me on why Xantid Swarm is a terrific Magic: The Gathering card. Trust me, I get it, I've been playing the card since 2006 and back then it was in my main deck! But with the metagame being as aggressive as it is, I don't believe our bug friend is very good at the moment.
Reasons Xantid Swarm is a great card
Shuts of selective counterspells (Spell Read More »
Words are running from me as the conclusion to this adventure comes near. Following this article, only one should follow; bringing with it the news of my victory or failure. With a single practice night coming next Thursday and our final tournament on Saturday night, I can feel my heartbeat racing.
We’re ending this soon.
With this shorter article, I welcome you to a realm of irony. First of all, as Read More »
Ah, tournament nights.
Those with electric sparkles in the air, with a pressure so strong it pushes everyone to their limits, aggravated by the strong winds outside? A shiver of survival where the tension is so dense it's palpable? You don't have to be in the hundreds for such a feeling. 6 players, a stormy night and an eerie house is all you need.
Preparing for the tournament, no cards showed up Read More »