TES Matchup Battles: RUG Delver II

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RUG Delver is a tempo deck that tries to use its resources to keep the opponent from gaining traction to set up their game plan. It then tries to kill the opponent before they regain their balance. The deck does this by playing cards like Stifle and Wasteland to destroy lands, cheap countermagic, and removal Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Hogaak

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Ever since the printing of Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis in the Modern Horizons set, people have been trying to abuse this card in both Modern and Legacy. In order to get the most out of Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis, the entire deck is built around the graveyard. It does this by using cards like Hedron Crab, Stitcher's Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: UW Stoneblade

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UW control decks have existed since the beginning of this game's history, and have always been loved and hated by many. It's been around all of these years since including in Legacy. UW Stoneblade is one of those control decks that combines powerful cards like Stoneforge Mystic, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, counterspells, and removal spells Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Ad Nauseam Tendrils

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Ad Nauseam Tendrils (ANT) is a combo deck that focuses on breaking the Storm mechanic to cast a game-winning Tendrils of Agony. This is done by combining mana rituals, tutors, and engines, such as Past in Flames and Ad Nauseam, to cast 10 spells in a single turn. Because ANT is a black-based deck and plays Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: 4C “Snow” Control

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Final London Mulligan Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan I created this hand with the intent of showing a hand I likely would've kept under the "Vancouver Mulligan", but would send back under the "London Mulligan." There's a few key decisions here, do you Brainstorm or Ponder? With Ponder, you're Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: London Mulligan

Matchup Mulligan

Miracles II Final Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan With either mulligan rule (Vancouver or London), I'd mulligan this. It just doesn't do anything despite having one of your best cards for the match-up in Hope of Ghirapur. Hope of Ghirapur essentially negates Spell Pierce, Flusterstorm, and Force of Negation Read More »