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TES Infernal Tutoring #23

We are back with this month's Infernal Tutoring article! As always, the Legacy Metagame is evolving. Miracles beat Storm in the finals at Eternal Weekend, with a top eight consisting of Sneak And Show, Czech Pile, Turbo Depths, Grixis Control, Elves, and Turbo Depths. Grixis Delver beat Maverick in the Leaving a Legacy 3k championship with a top eight consisting of Red Stompy, Miracles, Goblins, Miracles, and Sneak and Show. Read More »

Reflections of 2018

Hey everyone! As the year comes to an end, I'd like to reflect on where this year has gone. It's been quite the year for Magic and Legacy. We've had the bannings of Gitaxian Probe and Deathrite Shaman that have changed the format and changed our decklist. Looking back at decklists from the beginning of the year, the differences are apparent. At that point, the deck was playing green in Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: BR Reanimator with Eric Landon

Special thanks to Eric Landon for his contributions to today's article. BR Reanimator is not only one of the most popular fast combo decks in today's metagame, but it is also known as one of the worst matchups for The EPIC Storm. For this month's edition of Through the Looking Glass, we brought on BR Reanimator specialist Eric Landon to share some of his wisdom of the matchup. A few words on Eric Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Grixis Control

Grixis Control was the most played Legacy deck at Pro Tour 25th Anniversary a couple months ago. One of the reasons it's so popular is due to it having a slightly higher than 50% matchup against most decks in the field. It plays out like a classic Jund-style deck. These type of decks tend to be played a lot because people love gaining their value and trying to out attrition Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Dredge

Grixis Control Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep I would likely keep this hand, but I wouldn't just jam on the first turn if I drew a land. I would cast Duress. Your opponent likely has Flusterstorm, Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, and Force of Will, putting them very close if not over the 50% chance of action benchmark — at this Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #22

With the release of Guilds of Ravnica, Legacy received one of the most powerful removal spells ever, Assassin's Trophy. As I was playing leagues, I was really hoping to run into this card more to see it in action. In this version of the list, there are two Past in Flames in the sideboard, which was an attempt to help the control match-ups. This plan was furthered by the second Read More »

A Deep Dive into Burning Wish

Today, we're going to deviate a bit from our normal overview article format, and instead do a deep dive into something I've been wishing to write about for a while. The desire to share this has simply been...burning within me.. I think you can see where I'm going with this. We are going to talk about the greatest card in our deck, the one that sets our deck apart from all of Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Grixis Control with Brian Braun-Duin

Special thanks to Brian Braun-Duin for his contributions to today's article. Grixis Control has been one of, if not the most popular deck in legacy for a while now. It's strong combination of discard spells and countermagic can be a challenge for The EPIC Storm to win through. This month we brought on platinum pro, Brian Braun-Duin, to share some of his thoughts and wisdom on what I would definitely consider Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Grixis Control

Death's Shadow Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep I would hope most people would keep this, but recently I've found less experienced players addressing their concerns about keeping "no-land hands" against blue decks. I think this comes from the Ad Nauseam Tendrils (ANT) mindset. Something I believe is often forgotten is that these decks, while very similar, are actually pretty different at times. Read More »