TES Matchup Battles: Boros Initiative

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Boros Initiative is a fast and aggressive creature-based deck. The entire deck revolves around getting aggressive and disruptive creatures into play as fast as possible. This means the deck is comprised of mostly fast mana and creatures. These creatures are divided into two categories, fast clock and disruptive. The fast clock piece is the namesake Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Painter II

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Painter is a deck that revolves around the card [[Painter’s Servant]] and [[Grindstone]]. [[Painter’s Servant]] chooses a color, and then all cards become that color. When you then activate [[Grindstone]], you can continue repeating the process because the cards share at least one color since they are all the same color. The process will repeat Read More »

Card Review: Molten Collapse

Molten Collapse

Wizards of the Coast has gifted the Storm community once again with another removal spell! Over the years, my binder has become full of slight sidegrades to [[Abrupt Decay]], [[Chain of Vapor]], and [[Echoing Truth]]. [[Molten Collapse]] is the most recent removal spell in this long line of cards, and it has the potential to Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Orzhov Death & Taxes

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Orzhov Death & Taxes has the same core deck as mono white Death and & Taxes, but since the printing of [[Orcish Bowmasters]] it has made splash black most of the time. There are many decks in Legacy that draw cards or have one toughness creatures, so [[Orcish Bowmasters]] has quickly become a staple of Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Temur Rhinos

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Temur Rhinos is a deck aimed at assembling a pair of [[Rhino Token]] from [[Crashing Footfalls]] by the first or second turn. [[Crashing Footfalls]] can't be cast off suspend by that early, but instead is cast off of a cascade trigger from [[Shardless Agent]] and [[Violent Outburst]]. The only card that you can cascade into Read More »

Card Review: Beseech the Mirror

Beseech Review

The original Throne of Eldraine gave us [[Wishclaw Talisman]], a card that has turned out to be hugely impactful for how The EPIC Storm has been built ever since. Wilds of Eldraine, Magic's newest expansion has yet another busted tutor effect. Meet [[Beseech the Mirror]]: Beseech the Mirror [[Beseech the Mirror|]] [[Beseech the Mirror]] Sorcery Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Death’s Shadow III

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Death's Shadow is a UB deck that is centered around playing cards that cause you to lose life in order to play an early and big [[Death's Shadow]]. There isn't much of a comprimise in the rest of the deck since most of the Legacy staples already do damage to yourself or have an exact Read More »

How to Desire

How to Desire

After 20 years, [[Mind's Desire]] has been unbanned in Legacy! After being legal in the format for only a few months, this powerful Storm spell has been released into Legacy. Previously, we thought that even if unbanned, [[Mind's Desire]] might not even be good enough to play and was just an embarrassment on the banned Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Reanimator II

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Reanimator is a type of deck that has seen play in every format since the early days of Magic's history. The strategy is to put an expensive creature into the graveyard and then put it into play with cards like [[Reanimate]], [[Exhume]], and [[Animate Dead]]. The creatures they are trying to reanimate are [[Griselbrand]] and Read More »