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Reading the Ropes - Getting More Mileage from Tutors

At this point in the series, I feel that I've covered a lot of the very basic concepts that go into piloting The EPIC Storm, and so now it is time to start looking at some more complicated or unorthodox ideas. The next few articles will touch on some ideas that might seem innocuous, but can have a major impact on your win percentage with the deck. It is likely Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #21

Welcome back to the Infernal Tutoring series! Hello Legacy Storm players! We are back with this month’s Infernal Tutoring article! Since my introductory article, we’ve seen some interesting changes in the Legacy metagame. Death’s Shadow has come out of the woodwork as the premier delver deck, dethroning RUG Delver, while Miracles and Grixis Control seem to be battling neck and neck for the spot of the premier control deck. There’s also Read More »

Playing in Paper

This might sound a bit counter-intuitive, but there is a possibility, as a storm player, that playing MTGO can make you worse at piloting your deck in paper (yep, I said it). Now, don't get me wrong, I think that playing MTGO is one of the most important things any magic player can do. It significantly increases your understanding of the game's rules and interactions because there's never any misinterpretation of Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #20

Welcome back to the Infernal Tutoring series! My name is Alex McKinley and I take a break from thinking about math and card choices to actually play some magic! I think I've found some situations that are a bit off the beaten path, where we are not always looking to go off this turn. When I'm practicing the deck, I am often goldfishing in my spare time, and finding the lines Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #19

Welcome back to the Infernal Tutoring series! Hello Legacy Storm players! My name is Joshua Hughes, and I've been given the most distinct honor of taking over the Infernal Tutoring series on a bi-monthly basis, trading off with the very talented Alex McKinley! My introduction into writing for Infernal Tutoring could not have come at a more turbulent yet interesting time. Halfway through writing my first draft of this very article, Read More »

Reading the Ropes - Using Discard Spells

In this article, I'm going to discuss the discard spells in The Epic Storm, and the different ways to use them in order to have the highest impact. This article was initially supposed to be much longer and much more complex, but the banning of Gitaxian Probe meant the removal of Cabal Therapy from most deck lists. Cabal Therapy was a card with an immense amount of strategic depth to Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #18

Welcome back to the Infernal Tutoring series! After a fair amount of testing, we decided that (v4.2) is the list we still want to be playing, at least for the time being. If you haven't, I highly recommend checking out Bryant's article The Importance of Confidence, as it goes into more detail regarding the switch back to the (v4.2) deck list. Personally, I am a fan of switching back. Pulverize is Read More »

Reading the Ropes - Using Draw Spells

Hello everyone and welcome back to Reading the Ropes! In this article, we are going to cover the basics of getting the most mileage out of your draw spells. Knowing how to effectively use your draw spells can seem marginal, but over a large sample size can really increase your win percentage. It's an incredibly complex topic with a lot of contextual aspects, but the goal of this article is to Read More »

TES Infernal Tutoring #17

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 »

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 »