Whenever a new standard set comes out, its generally rare that there is a card that receives consideration for the main deck of The EPIC Storm (TES). For me, Wishclaw Talisman was one of the cards I've been the most excited for from a standard set. Let's talk about why this card could fit into TES!Wishclaw Talisman is the newest tutor effect that comes at a Legacy reasonable rate. Itt Read More »
Echo of EonsSorceryEach player shuffles their hand and graveyard into their library, then draws seven cards.Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its Flashback cost. Then exile it.)Initial ThoughtsRight off the bat, it's very obvious that Echo of Eons has a great synergy with Lion's Eye Diamond; which discards your hand (including Echo of Eons) adds exactly enough mana to Flashback the blue sorcery. It's crucial Read More »
Legendary ArtifactYou may look at the top card of your library at any time.You may play the top card of your library. If you cast a spell this way, pay life equal to its converted mana cost rather than pay its mana cost.Tap, Sacrifice ten nonland permanents: Each opponent loses 10 life.Pros & ConsProsCan't be countered by Flusterstorm.
Can cast cards using life as a resource instead of Read More »
Here at TheEpicStorm.com, we aspire to corner our little niche of a niche format in a niche card game. There will be other Rivals of Ixalan set reviews, by more ambitious authors, who aspire to expound on multiple cards and their applications, in multiple decks, across multiple formats. Here at TheEpicStorm.com, we aim to be a little more focused. And so I present to you: the first ever set review Read More »
With the release of Conspiracy: Take the Crown, there's been two printings that heavily influence the EPIC Storm. Unfortunately, neither of these cards are tools for the deck - instead they're cards that help shut the storm down. I'm talking about Sanctum Prelate and Recruiter of the Guard.When initially reading the pair of cards, my mind instantly went to, "Well, Death & Taxes just became a whole lot better". But Read More »
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was written before the full Eternal Masters spoiler was released.
With the spoiler season for Eternal Masters beginning, I figured that now would be a good time to discuss my thoughts on how the set will affect The Epic Storm. This won’t be an overly long article, as we are working with a lot of incomplete information and I am not a big fan of guessing at Read More »
Every spoiler season, storm players from far and wide rush to talk about all the new cards that they think will take storm to the next level. The Epic Storm is no stranger to this, and thanks to Burning Wish, people often love to pick out every single corner case scenario they can think of that might make any sorcery that costs four or more into a game winning card. Read More »
Aaron Forsythe just published this on the Wizards website.It explains the new mulligan rule that will be introduced with the release of Battle for Zendikar. This new style of mulligan was previously used at the latest Pro Tour in Vancouver, CA. Here's the actual wording of the new rule:103.4. Each player draws a number of cards equal to his or her starting hand size, which is normally seven. (Some effects can modify Read More »
Magic: The Gathering has graced us with some fantastic cards from the new set - Magic Origins! These two hot previews are prime for the breaking. The first being a functional reprint of the classic Demonic Tutor, while the second is essentially Time Twister. Both of these cards have potential in The EPIC Storm, which one is better? I’m not quite sure. Dark PetitionMy initial impression of this card was very Read More »