TES Matchup Battles: Bant Control

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Bant Control is an iteration of the previous Snow Control decks that's using green for cards like [[Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath]], [[Endurance]], [[Ice-Fang Coatl]], and other sideboard cards. The recent printing of [[Endurance]] has pushed these previous Snow Control decks from Jeskai or four colors to Bant colors. As other Legacy decks evolve and Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: UR Delver III

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UR Delver is made up of cantrips, burn spells, aggressive creatures, and counterspells. Its game plan is to try to and play an early aggressive creature and then use counterspells and burn spells to disrupt the opponent enough to end the game quickly. [[Dragon's Rage Channeler]], [[Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer]], [[Murktide Regent]], and [[Expressive Iteration]] are Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: GW Depths

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GW Depths focuses on trying to assemble [[Thespian's Stage]] with [[Dark Depths]] to create an instant-speed [[Marit Lage Token]]. GW Depths uses cards like [[Crop Rotation]], [[Elvish Reclaimer]], and [[Knight of the Reliquary]] to assemble the combo and to find other disruptive lands like [[Wasteland]] and [[Bojuka Bog]]. There are many different variations of [[Dark Read More »

The EPIC Ruby Storm

Ruby Medallion

What is The EPIC Ruby Storm? [[Ruby Medallion|]] [[Birgi, God of Storytelling|]] [[Echo of Eons|]] The EPIC Ruby Storm is a variant of Ruby Storm that has borrowed some of the most powerful components from The EPIC Storm and plugged them into Ruby Storm: [[Lion's Eye Diamond]], [[Echo of Eons]], [[Peer into the Abyss]], [[Defense Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: BR Reanimator

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BR Reanimator is an accurate name to describe this deck. It's a red and black deck that's trying to put a [[Griselbrand]] and other expensive creatures into play from the graveyard. It does this by using cards like [[Faithless Looting]], [[Entomb]], [[Reanimate]], and [[Exhume]]. By using cheap spells and rituals it can do this as Read More »

Card Review: Strixhaven

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Strixhaven: School of Mages is the newest set to Legacy and it is all based around casting spells! There are a lot of cards with potential. White Removal Spells [[Rip Apart|]] [[Fracture|]] [[Vanishing Verse|]] With Strixhaven being a multicolor set, many of the removal spells were able to destroy additional types of permanents than they Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Death & Taxes III

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Death & Taxes looks like a white weenie deck to the casual observer. In reality, Death & Taxes is a creature-based control deck that focuses on disrupting the opposing deck. Their goal is to play creature spells that delay the opponent just long enough to try and win the game by attacking before the opponent Read More »

Sideboarding in the New Legacy

Witherbloom Command

Legacy recently had one of the most monumental shifts in the format: the bannings of [[Dreadhorde Arcanist]], [[Oko, Thief of Crowns]], and [[Arcum's Astrolabe]]. The two weeks since this banning have been a flurry of brewing and seeing resurgences of older strategies that have been dormant during the height of FIRE-era Legacy. Some of these Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Rainbow Depths

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Rainbow Depths is among the fastest and most straightforward versions of a [[Dark Depths]] deck by dedicating most of the deck to assembling the combo and protecting it. This makes executing the combo brutally effective, but there is no alternative game plan. The Rainbow part of Rainbow Depths is because the mana base is cards Read More »

Beyond Rite of Flame

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Over time, it is common for decks to evolve and cut cards that were once essential to their strategy. The EPIC Storm cut [[Infernal Tutor]] for [[Wishclaw Talisman]] to great success in 2019. Identifying cards that can seem to be linchpins, but can be upgraded is essential to evolving and continuing to improve in new Read More »