TES Matchup Battles: Eldrazi Ramp II

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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 »

Post-Breach Musings

Doomsday

[[Underworld Breach]] is banned! Though it was in Legacy for just a short time, it proved to be an incredibly dominant and format warping card. Obviously my analysis of the card and its power level were flawed, but some of the ideas were correct. [[Underworld Breach]] was not a [[Yawgmoth's Will]] in that it did Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Jeskai Breach

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Jeskai Breach is the newest deck to join the Legacy scene due to the printing of Underworld Breach. The goal is to use blue draw spells and Enlightened Tutor to assemble a combo. The deck casts Underworld Breach with a few cards in the graveyard, then use Lion's Eye Diamond to cast Brain Freeze from Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: The EPIC Storm

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With the recent printings of Echo of Eons and Wishclaw Talisman, The EPIC Storm is becoming a more popular deck choice among storm players, and with good reason. Recently, The EPIC Storm has become its own deck name on MTGGoldfish (finally!), and that's because of its popularity growing and many great results in leagues and Legacy Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Bomberman

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Bomberman is a mono-white deck that tries to win the game with several completely different combos. It can win with Auriok Salvagers and Lion's Eye Diamond to makes infinite mana, Karn, The Great Creator and Mycosynth Lattice to prevent the opponent's cards from being activated, or Monastery Mentor to make a huge army. This flexibility Read More »

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 »

TES Matchup Battles: 4c Control II

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4c Control is a control deck that's trying to use all of the best disruptive cards like Thoughtseize, Force of Will, Snapcaster Mage, and planeswalkers. There are many flavors of 4c Control, but with the recent printing of Wrenn and Six most are traditional Grixis Control decks, but splashing cards like Wrenn and Six and Read More »