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TES Matchup Battles: Maverick

Maverick is a green white based deck that combines elements of aggression while being able to attack the opponent's strategy. The draw to this deck is the flexibility in the deck list, being able to play cards like Green Sun's Zenith along with silver bullets. This allows Maverick to have cards for most situations faced in legacy, and play the type of game plan they need to win a particular Read More »

The Importance of Confidence

Confidence is important. It sounds a bit silly, right? But I'm a firm believer in that it's a critical part of the game that doesn't get enough conversation. While the majority of this article will loosely be storm-based, I think there's something everyone can take away from this. The main point would be, be confident in your decisions. I'm not saying to be cocky, arrogant, or too proud to admit your choices Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Grixis Delver with Jonathan Sukenik

Special thanks to Jonathan Sukenik for his contributions to today's article. Grixis Delver has been hailed as the boogeyman of Legacy and been a primary driver of the recent calls to ban Deathrite Shaman. Whether or not you agree that it's the best deck in the format, it's clear that Grixis Delver is here to stay. Boasting a nearly 17% metagame share by some metrics, knowing how to navigate the matchup Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Dragon Stompy

Elves Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? I read a few responses saying they thought this hand was a mulligan due to multiple copies of Chrome Mox, no blue source, and no real business spell. Well, I disagree. The blue source can be issues by drawing any land either fron your draw step, off of your first Gitaxian Probe, or by casting Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #16

Starting with Grand Prix Seattle, we decided to cut green again and go back to a Grixis build, this gave us v4.2. I am a big fan of this decklist, the addition of the fourth Chrome Mox in the sideboard has been amazing every time I brought it in for the decks we want it against, such as Grixis Delver, or any prison deck variant. We also have another new Read More »

Reading the Ropes - Mulliganing

Hello everyone and welcome back to Reading the Ropes! In this article, we are going to cover the basics of how to mulligan with The Epic Storm. Knowing how to mulligan is an incredibly intricate concept that can't easily be covered in one article, but my goal is to provide you the tools to evaluate hands in various general contexts, from which you can extrapolate a lot of meaningful knowledge. For Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Elves

Elves is an aggro/combo engine deck that uses synergy and many small incremental advantages to build up an enormous amount of cards and mana, like storm, in order to play giant monsters and win the game in a single turn. However, while elves is most commonly known for its ability to combo off and win early in the game, it is also an extremely resilient deck that can put up Read More »

UR Modern Storm - GP: Hartford Deck List

Deck List Main Deck 4 Baral, Chief of Compliance 2 Goblin Electromancer 4 Pyretic Ritual 4 Desperate Ritual 4 Manamorphose 4 Serum Visions 4 Sleight of Hand 3 Opt 3 Remand 1 Repeal 4 Gifts Ungiven 2 Past in Flames 2 Grapeshot 1 Empty the Warrens 1 Noxious Revival 4 Scalding Tarn 1 Polluted Delta 1 Misty Rainforest 1 Flooded Strand 4 Spirebluff Canal 2 Steam Vents 3 Island 1 Mountain Sideboard Read More »
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Storm Data Comparison

All data was collected from these resources: TES Spreadsheet | ANT Spreadsheet (Data collected on 8/1/2017) Categories - General TES ANT Matches Played 863 327 Matches Won 554 202 Games Played 2,137 809 Game Win % 60% 58% Game Win % (Play) 65% 68% Game Win % (Draw) 64% 59% Match Win % 64% 62% Match Win % (Play) 64% 63% Match Win % (Draw) 64% 58% Mulligan… Read More »