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 »

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 »

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 »

Card Review: Forth Eorlingas!

Forth Eorlingas!

Lord of the Rings: Tails of Middle Earth has had a surprising impact on Legacy. From [[Orcish Bowmasters]] to [[The One Ring]], most fair decks in the format have gotten a powerful upgrade. [[Forth Eorlingas!]] is a card mostly found in control decks and Jeskai Delver. This powerful sorcery might have a home in The 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 »

TES Matchup Battles: 8 Cast II

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8 Cast is a deck named appropriately for playing eight cards like [[Thoughtcast]] in four copies of [[Thoughtcast]] and four copies of [[Thought Monitor]]. It's a slower artifact deck that aims to out card advantage the opponent with eight copies of cards that draw two cards, [[Emry, Lurker of the Loch]], [[Sai, Master Thopterist]], and Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Gruul Initiative

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Since the initiative mechanic has been released there have been many different decks trying to utilize it. Mono-white, Esper control, mono-black, and now Gruul decks have attempted to leverage the mechanic. Gruul Initiative is a red-green stompy deck playing eight copies of initiative creatures and [[Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes]] to present a fast clock Read More »