Strategy


TES Matchup Battles: Death & Taxes II

Death and Taxes looks a lot like white weenie to the casual observer. In reality, D&T is a creature-based control deck that focuses on invalidating the opposing deck. The goal is to aggressively land creatures while creating a difficult time for the opponent to execute their game plan. It's been about 2 and a half years since I reviewed Death and Taxes, and a lot has changed in that time Read More »

Leaving A Legacy: 3.5K (04/07/2019) - 4th Place

On my way home from the second Leaving A Legacy open, I calculated how much I spent on gas and tolls driving back to Syracuse, NY from Boston, MA — it was roughly $120 (three full tanks). On top of that, I spent 10 hours driving in one weekend and unfortunately got a speeding ticket to add onto my poor performance. To simply put it, not my best showing. When Read More »

Sideboard Theory: Extirpate and Surgical Extraction

Before we dive into this article I want to introduce myself. My name is Steve Vultaggio. I am a 25-year-old Masters student living in New Orleans. Who Dat! Originally, I am from Boston, Massachusetts and am a life long Bruins and Patriots fan. I have been playing Magic the Gathering since 2000, and my first “competitive” event was a Mirrodin pre-release; where I opened a Chalice of the Void. Storm Read More »

Card Review: Bolas's Citadel

Bolas's Citadel 3(B)(B)(B) Legendary Artifact You 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 & Cons Pros Can't be countered by Flusterstorm. Can cast cards using life as a resource instead of Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Grixis Phoenix with Callum Smith

Special Guest A few words on Callum Smith (@WhiteFacesmtg): Hailing from the land of tea and fish & chips, Callum Smith or better known as "WhiteFaces" is usually playing some kind of Brainstorm deck and especially enjoys control strategies. He has an EU Eternal Weekend T8 to his name and hopes to one day rival fellow Through The Looking Glass guests with more than one FNM win. What kind of disruption spells do Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #27

Hello Legacy Storm Players! We are back with another Infernal Tutoring! Over the last month, not a lot has changed with the deck. The Legacy meta has mostly stayed the same, with an exception of a slight increase of Red Prison decks, this is most likely due to the great results that Storm has been putting up over the last few months. For now, let’s jump into our three scenarios! Special Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: UR Delver II

UR Delver is obviously a blue-red deck that combines Aggro-elements of Burn, with Tempo-elements of RUG Delver. Utilizing its red cards to be aggressive and kill the opponent quickly, and the blue cards for interaction and to be tempo based with counterspells. It can be described as a counter-burn deck. Trying to put the opponent on the back of their heels with aggression, while slowing the opponent deck for a Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: UR Delver

Grixis Phoenix Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan If you were smart enough to ignore my sideboarding advice and decided to keep in Empty the Warrens, I think this is a soft keep. The issue is that the Arclight Phoenix decks have anywhere between three and five answers to Goblin tokens, that said, you're in a position where they can't race you even Read More »

Spiral Tide — I

My name is Marcus Ewaldh and I started playing Magic around 1995. I became a competitive player years later and started playing Legacy in 2009. It was love at first sight. I was hooked and wanted more. Sadly there is no local scene where I live so I have been putting up with MTGO and its "features" since Onslaught block under the nickname "Truckis" and more recently "Iwouldliketorespond". I used Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #26

Hello Legacy Storm Players! We are back with another Infernal Tutoring! Over the last month, there hasn't been a lot of changes with the deck. While there are still divided opinions about Mox Opal, the general consensus is that two is the ideal number. While the metagame has mostly stayed the same, there seems to have been a rise in Red Stompy. While this matchup can be very challenging, cards Read More »