Dragon Stompy Final Hand Answer
Hand 10: (on the play)
» Keep or Mulligan?
Most people correctly answered that this hand is a keep and that's great. However, about half of these individuals missed a crucial line. With your first Gitaxian Probe if you hit a blue-producing land, Chrome Mox, or Lotus Petal you likely win the game. From there you cast Brainstorm, put Burning Wish on top Read More »
Since Grand Prix Seattle, we have been testing new lists to see if any of them are an improvement over V4.2. This led to the creation of V4.4, which has more or less been an alternative to V4.2 if anything. I don't believe either one of the deck lists is strictly better than the other. I will say though, the second main deck Empty the Warrens has been great for Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Bryant Cook providing reasoning on the experimental list that is v4.4 Read More »
4 Baral, Chief of Compliance
2 Goblin Electromancer
4 Pyretic Ritual
4 Desperate Ritual
4 Serum Visions
4 Sleight of Hand
4 Gifts Ungiven
2 Past in Flames
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
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Bryant Cook providing an update on v4.2 Read More »