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Matchup Mulligan: Elves

Eldrazi Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan The crowd seemed to be split 50/50 on this decision, which is good, it means people are thinking about these! That said, to me, it's a Mulligan. If you were to keep this hand, the correct line of play would be to cast Chrome Mox (imprint: Infernal Tutor), Duress, play Bloodstained Mire and pass. This leaves Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #15

Since our last Infernal Tutoring session, we've had a couple minor tweaks to our deck list. We cut the copy of Telemin Performance in our sideboard for a fourth copy of Empty the Warrens. This decision was brought upon by the fact that Grixis Delver is the best deck in the format, and Empty the Warrens is incredible in that matchup. The other reasoning is that we only use Telemin Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Lands with Jarvis Yu

Special thanks to Jarvis Yu for his contributions to today's article.  Lands is a legacy mainstay that has grown in popularity over the last few years. Until recently, Lands was always seen as a free win for The Epic Storm, but as Lands players have gained access to more powerful lands such as Thespian's Stage, the match-up has definitely seen a paradigm shift. The natural improvement of their other match-ups has Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Eldrazi

4c Pile Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Keep Correctly, most people determined this is a keep. However, I think it is't an immediate decision. What this hand needs is a "tutor effect", specifically Infernal Tutor since we're short on initial mana sources. Thankfully there's three looks with the scry from mulliganing and two copies of Gitaxian Probe, which would allow a second initial mana Read More »

Reading the Ropes - Winning the Game

Hello everyone and welcome back to Reading the Ropes! In the last article, we covered the pros and cons of various win conditions in the deck. Hopefully, you took away from that article that a lot of our wins will come from Empty the Warrens or Ad Nauseam. The next step is to figure out how we actually win the game with those cards, especially if we do not have them Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #14

Since the last segment, our deck list has switched to the current standard of running the green splash for Abrupt Decay and Xantid Swarm (v3.9). This deck list is much stronger in the current metagame as Miracles has grown to be one of the most popular decks, with Abrupt Decay being the only viable answer to Counterbalance. This deck list has proven to be a big success for many pilots of Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Miracles with Anuraag Das and Sam Roukas

Special thanks to Anuraag Das and Sam Roukas for their contributions to this article.  Miracles, with and without Sensei's Divining Top, has been a natural predator of The Epic Storm for many years. Force of Will, Counterbalance, and Terminus combine to form a suite of cards that can be pretty difficult to beat at any stage of the game. One of the major edges that The Epic Storm players can gain Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: 4c Pile

Miracles Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the draw) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan In the responses to the last article, players were unsure if this was a keep or a mulligan. I saw a lot of answers on both sides. In my opinion, it's ultimately a mulligan. In the last article we talked about how Miracles' weakness is their early game and how strong of a late game they Read More »

Reading the Ropes - The Win Conditions

Hello everyone and welcome back to Reading the Ropes! In the last article, we covered the basics of the various win conditions in the deck, and in this article we are going to do a deeper dive into that topic. There are a lot of small intricacies to The Epic Storm that can increase your chances of winning any given game, but none of those things matter if you aren't actually Read More »
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Please note: Some of the information is dated back to the creation of The EPIC Storm, because of this everything is marked with a date. Sometimes the best inspiration for a solution or problem is… Read More »