Matchup Mulligan: Goblins

Matchup Mulligan

Final Titanic Dryad Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play — mulliganed twice) [[Mox Opal|]] [[Chain of Vapor|]] [[Brainstorm|]] [[Wishclaw Talisman|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Chrome Mox|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep This isn't an ideal keep my any means, but it has potential, and if you've read enough of these, you know that Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Titanic Dryad

Matchup Battles

Titanic Dryad is a new Legacy deck because of the recent printing of [[Dryad of the Ilysian Grove]]. The deck's objective is to cast [[Primeval Titan]] to tutor for [[Field of the Dead]] and [[Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle]] and then use [[Dryad of the Ilysian Grove]] to make all of the lands mountains. This gives Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Titanic Dryad

Matchup Mulligan

Final UG Omni-Tell Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Ad Nauseam|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Chrome Mox|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Brainstorm|]] [[Ponder|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan This hand is a bit of a trap, but it's very tempting though! You're on the draw, so you have an extra look at a Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: UG Omni-Tell

Matchup Battles

UG Omni-Tell is a blue-based combo deck that utilizes [[Show and Tell]] and [[Eureka]] to put expensive permanents like [[Omniscience]], [[Griselbrand]], and [[Emrakul, the Aeons Torn]] into play in order to win the game. With the recent printings of [[Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath]], [[Ice-Fang Coatl]], and [[Veil of Summer]], the deck now tends lean Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: UG Omni-Tell

Matchup Mulligan

Final Grixis Delver Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Ad Nauseam|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Echo of Eons|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Chrome Mox|]] [[Wishclaw Talisman|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep I had a number of responses that this hand was a mulligan. I'm going to guess that the individuals that wanted to ship Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Grixis Delver II

Matchup Mulligan

Final Doomsday Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Hope of Ghirapur|]] [[Echo of Eons|]] [[Wishclaw Talisman|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep This is an obvious risk versus reward hand. This is actually something we discussed in the previous "Matchup Mulligan" with the Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Doomsday

Matchup Battles

The [[Doomsday]] deck has been around for many years with several different variations. It has won with cards like [[Tendrils of Agony]] and [[Laboratory Maniac]], but with the recent printing of [[Thassa's Oracle]], it has since taken that spot as the best win condition. The goal of the deck is cast [[Doomsday]] and then stack Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Doomsday

Matchup Mulligan

Final Eldrazi Ramp Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Echo of Eons|]] [[Abrupt Decay|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Chrome Mox|]] [[Volcanic Island|]] [[Rite of Flame|]] [[Abrupt Decay|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep One of the themes of the Eldrazi Ramp article was risk versus reward. This hand is exactly that and how TES shouldn't Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Eldrazi Ramp II

Matchup Battles

Eldrazi and Ramp decks have existed in Legacy ever since the printings of [[Cloudpost]], [[Glimmerpost]], and the Eldrazi cards. Eldrazi Ramp has always been a small percentage of the metagame, but over the past year, it has picked up in popularity. The goal is to assemble these posts along with artifact mana to accelerate out Read More »