Strategy


Through the Looking Glass: Steel Stompy with Max Gilmore

Special Guest A few words on Max Gilmore (@MXGonline): Max Gilmore is a Legacy Jack-of-all-trades, but is probably best known for his eagerness to put Swords to Plowshares in the same deck as Delver of Secrets. Max is always on the lookout for the next broken thing, and works to keep himself at the forefront of Legacy innovation. His effort to stay ahead of the curve has rewarded him with high match-win percentages Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Grixis Phoenix

Turbo Depths Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan Yes, we're on the draw and have roughly 17 live draws (9 that flat out win the game), which is about 33% to win the game for every draw step. The big issue here is that we're on the draw and that discard spells shut off our hand. Post-board Turbo Depths decks have four copies of Thoughtseize, Duress, and possibly Inquisition Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #25

Hello Legacy Storm Players! We are back with the first Infernal Tutoring article of 2019! With the new year, there have been some new and exciting changes to the deck! In the spirit of making The EPIC Storm even more explosive, Bryant Cook started testing Mox Opal. After testing many different configurations of the deck, we believe that two copies of Mox Opal is the ideal number. To make room Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Miracles

Miracles is one of legacy's premier control decks of the format and has been around ever since the "Miracle" keyword was printed in Avacyn Restored. It is a UW deck that often splashes black or red for utility cards. Over the past year and a half since, Sensei's Divining Top got banned, Miracles has evolved to be centered around card advantage. With tools ranging from Snapcaster Mage to Terminus to Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Turbo Depths

4c Loam Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep I'm a little shocked by the number of people that thought this hand was a mulligan. Burning Wish represents both an answer to Chalice of the Void (assuming you draw another Mountain or fetchland) as well as an answer to Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. On top of that you're only a Dark Ritual away from being able to cast Ad Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Death & Taxes with Phillip Gallagher

Special Guest A few words on Phillip Gallagher (@MangaraLock): Phil Gallagher is a Death & Taxes (D&T) specialist, though he’s expanded his range quite a bit since he started streaming last year. He’s had a number of good finishes with D&T, including 59th at GP:Richmond and 48th at GP: Louisville. He enjoys making Legacy content, and has been involved with many cooperative projects ranging from podcasts to the Legacy Premier League. He pays Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Dredge (Mana) with Patrick Schuster

Special thanks to Patrick Schuster for his contributions to today's article. Since the metagame has settled after the bannings of Deathrite Shaman and Gitaxian Probe, graveyard decks such as Dredge have started to become very strong in the Legacy metagame. A lot of this has to do with the newly found lack of mainboard graveyard hate with the loss of Deathrite Shaman. For this month, we brought on Dredge expert Patrick Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #24

We are back with this month's Infernal Tutoring article! With this month's version of the decklist, Massacre has been removed in favor of a second Empty the Warrens in the sideboard. As the year draws to a close, the meta continues to evolve and churn. There seems to have been an influx of new players on MTGO, with the crash of card prices. This could be why I saw a Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Landstill

UX Landstill has been one of the older decks of the Legacy format. Being around for nearly two decades, older than many players, but has been getting less popular over the past several years. Landstill is a blue-based control deck that gets its name from the combination of Standstill and manlands. This "combo" in play often means neither player is casting any spells, because they don't want their opponent to Read More »