Theory


Development and Progress: The EPIC Storm moving forward

”Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” -Benjamin Franklin In a game of variance, there is no one true way to determine the best iteration of a deck. As metagames shift and adapt, one must also adapt the list they are playing with. Sometimes this means changing sideboard slots, replacing flex slots, or even swapping the number of key cards. In a format like Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Maverick

UW Stoneblade Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep I was a little shocked at how many of you would mulligan this hand, you're only an initial mana source away from winning while being protected by our best disruption spell. I would lead off on Chrome Mox (Imprint: Burning Wish) and then cast Hope of Ghirapur. From here we have 12 lands that Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Ad Nauseam Tendrils with Brandon Osborne

Special Guest A few words on Brandon Osborne (Control4Daze on MTGO): Brandon began his Magic addiction on the blacktops at recess in 1994...eager for the opportunity to trade a freshly pulled dual land for a Force of Nature. Playing until 2001, Brandon had some success on the JSS with two of his favorite decks of all time, Counter Rebels and Fires (of Yavimaya). After a 14 year hiatus from the game, Brandon picked Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #28

Hello Legacy Storm Players! Since our last Infernal Tutoring, there have been two major Legacy events, GP Niagara Falls, and the Leaving a Legacy Open III. The deck lists for GP Niagara Falls can be found here, but the top 8 consisted of Stoneblade, two copies of Death and Taxes, Grixis Control, Miracles, 4C Punishing Dack, Grixis Delver, and Sneak and Show. The Leaving a Legacy Open III results Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: UW Stoneblade

UR Delver Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep Most people correctly answered this scenario. With a scry and being on the draw, your odds of finding a red source are much better than your odds of winning the game on five cards. It's difficult to ask for more than a first turn discard spell into ten Goblins in most match-ups. You can't be afraid Read More »

Sideboard Theory: Extirpate and Surgical Extraction

Before we dive into this article I want to introduce myself. My name is Steve Vultaggio. I am a 25-year-old Masters student living in New Orleans. Who Dat! Originally, I am from Boston, Massachusetts and am a life long Bruins and Patriots fan. I have been playing Magic the Gathering since 2000, and my first “competitive” event was a Mirrodin pre-release; where I opened a Chalice of the Void. Storm Read More »

Card Review: Bolas's Citadel

Bolas's Citadel 3(B)(B)(B) Legendary Artifact You may look at the top card of your library at any time. You may play the top card of your library. If you cast a spell this way, pay life equal to its converted mana cost rather than pay its mana cost. Tap, Sacrifice ten nonland permanents: Each opponent loses 10 life. Pros & Cons Pros Can't be countered by Flusterstorm. Can cast cards using life as a resource instead of Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Grixis Phoenix with Callum Smith

Special Guest A few words on Callum Smith (@WhiteFacesmtg): Hailing from the land of tea and fish & chips, Callum Smith or better known as "WhiteFaces" is usually playing some kind of Brainstorm deck and especially enjoys control strategies. He has an EU Eternal Weekend T8 to his name and hopes to one day rival fellow Through The Looking Glass guests with more than one FNM win. What kind of disruption spells do Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #27

Hello Legacy Storm Players! We are back with another Infernal Tutoring! Over the last month, not a lot has changed with the deck. The Legacy meta has mostly stayed the same, with an exception of a slight increase of Red Prison decks, this is most likely due to the great results that Storm has been putting up over the last few months. For now, let’s jump into our three scenarios! Special Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: UR Delver

Grixis Phoenix Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan If you were smart enough to ignore my sideboarding advice and decided to keep in Empty the Warrens, I think this is a soft keep. The issue is that the Arclight Phoenix decks have anywhere between three and five answers to Goblin tokens, that said, you're in a position where they can't race you even Read More »