A few words on Rugved Karhade (VedX or dystopiaa):
Rugved "Ved" Karhade is an MTGO grinder and a constant player of all things "blu", though he tends to prefer UWx Miracles. One of the recent innovators for Miracles, Ved constantly posts unique lists on Twitter and often places well with them in MTGO challenges.
You can find Ved on twitter @VedKarhade.
Here is a recent 5-0 finish of 4c Snow Control from Rugved Read More »
Ad Nauseam Tendrils (ANT) is a combo deck that focuses on breaking the Storm mechanic to cast a game-winning Tendrils of Agony. This is done by combining mana rituals, tutors, and engines, such as Past in Flames and Ad Nauseam, to cast 10 spells in a single turn. Because ANT is a black-based deck and plays a card like Lion's Eye Diamond, it uses discard spells as its primary form of Read More »
Final London Mulligan Hand Answer
Hand 10: (on the play)
» Keep or Mulligan?
I created this hand with the intent of showing a hand I likely would've kept under the "Vancouver Mulligan", but would send back under the "London Mulligan." There's a few key decisions here, do you Brainstorm or Ponder? With Ponder, you're looking for exactly Lotus Petal and have an additional look off of the Read More »
Since our last article, the Legacy meta has continued to evolve. In the last few months, there have been multiple sets that have printed legacy playable cards, and people have been experimenting like crazy. It seems that the meta is going more and more towards greedy Four-Color (4C) Delver and 4C control decks. On the flip side, people are also trying Grixis, BUG, and 4C decks using mostly Snow Basic Read More »
A few words on Dan Neeley (DNEELEY on MTGO, @danneeley1 on Twitter):
Dan Neeley is a legacy player known for being a Maverick and four-color Loam player. Dan has one SCG Legacy Open Top 8. Two MTGO Challenge Wins and other smaller achievements. Dan is a father of three beautiful girls, he enjoys playing Legacy in his spare time.
What suite of hate pieces does Maverick usually play for its Storm matchups?
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Miracles II Final Hand Answer
Hand 10: (on the play)
» Keep or Mulligan?
With either mulligan rule (Vancouver or London), I'd mulligan this. It just doesn't do anything despite having one of your best cards for the match-up in Hope of Ghirapur. Hope of Ghirapur essentially negates Spell Pierce, Flusterstorm, and Force of Negation but that's not the problem with this hand. Without a blue source we're Read More »
4c Control is a control deck that's trying to use all of the best disruptive cards like Thoughtseize, Force of Will, Snapcaster Mage, and planeswalkers. There are many flavors of 4c Control, but with the recent printing of Wrenn and Six most are traditional Grixis Control decks, but splashing cards like Wrenn and Six and maybe a few other green cards. This shows the evolution of Legacy and how decks Read More »
On this edition of Pondering Policy, we will be tackling some popular communication questions and what tournament policy considers "sporting" and "unsporting" behavior.
Communication Policy (MTR 4.1-4.8)
While the Magic Tournament Rules delve into specific definitions for different types of information and how they need to be communicated, our focus today will be on more concrete questions and how policy answers them.
Question 1: Do I have it?
When you are casting a spell Read More »
Hello Legacy Storm Players! We are back with our 30th Infernal Tutoring article! Since our last article, there have been some serious changes in the Legacy Meta. In my last article, I went over some of the impacts that War of the Spark had on Legacy, and it looks like Modern Horizons has had a very similar effect. RUG Delver has been revitalized with the printing of Wrenn and Six, Read More »
Grixis Delver's primary game plan is to stick an early threat, such as Delver of Secrets or Young Pyromancer, and use cards like Daze and Wasteland to disrupt the opponent’s initial development while killing the opponent quickly. There are, and have been, many different flavors of Delver of Secrets decks ever since its printing quite a few years ago. Grixis Delver would be considered a tempo deck, and even before Read More »