TES Matchup Battles: Merfolk

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Merfolk has been around for a long time and a classic to the Legacy format, ever since the first Merfolk lords were printed. Over time more Merfolk cards were printed, and that continued to improve the deck to keep up with the format. With the additions of [[Aether Vial]], [[Force of Will]], and [[Chalice of Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Death’s Shadow II

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Death's Shadow plays similar to a [[Delver of Secrets]] style deck, but with [[Death's Shadow]] in that role. It is a blue-black deck that plays creature removal, discard spells, counterspells, and creatures,such as [[Death's Shadow]], that can win the game quickly. In order to play [[Death's Shadow]], the deck relies on [[Watery Grave]] instead of Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Jeskai Control

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Jeskai Control plays all of the typical control cards in counterspells, card draw, planeswalkers, and removal spells. The deck, which ultimately wins the game with [[Monastery Mentor]], has become the main control deck of the format since the printing of [[Expressive Iteration]] and [[Prismatic Ending]]. These new cards give Jeskai the tools it needs to Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Moon Stompy II

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Moon Stompy is named after playing [[Magus of the Moon]] and [[Blood Moon]] with aggressive creatures like [[Legion Warboss]] and [[Goblin Rabblemaster]]. In addition to turning off the opponent's lands, Moon Stompy also uses [[Chalice of the Void]] and [[Trinisphere]] to prevent the opponent from casting spells. Their deck making it difficult for the opponent Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Elves II

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Elves is an creature based combo deck, obviously built around the Elf creature type. The main cards it's trying to abuse are [[Glimpse of Nature]], [[Gaea's Cradle]], and [[Natural Order]]. They also play a tutor package with [[Natural Order]] and [[Glimpse of Nature]] to search for any disruptive creatures or other elves to develop their Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Ad Nauseam Tendrils II

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Ad Nauseam Tendrils is a deck like TES trying to win with the Storm mechanic using [[Tendrils of Agony]]. The main difference is Ad Nauseam Tendrils is built to be a little slower of a deck, using cards like [[Cabal Ritual]] and [[Past in Flames]], to play into the later turns of a game. It Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Sneak & Show II

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Sneak & Show is a deck that focuses on casting and abusing [[Show and Tell]] and [[Sneak Attack]] in combination with [[Griselbrand]], and [[Emrakul, the Aeons Torn]]. [[Emrakul, the Aeons Torn]] making the opponent sacrifice six permanents, or [[Griselbrand]] drawing many cards to find an [[Emrakul, the Aeons Torn]] or several counterspells can win the Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Painter

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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: 8-Cast

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8-Cast is the evolution of Karn Echoes. Both are mono-blue artifact based decks that play [[Force of Will]] and [[Chalice of the Void]]. The main differences is that Karn Echos played [[Karn, the Great Creator]] with [[Lion's Eye Diamond]], a sideboard package, [[Echo of Eons]] and [[Hullbreacher]] to lock the opponents out of the game. Read More »

The EPIC Gamble


What is The EPIC Gamble? [[Gamble|]] [[Lion’s Eye Diamond|]] [[Echo of Eons|]] The EPIC Gamble is primarily a red Ruby Storm deck that can support a splash color of one’s preference with relative ease. The play patterns are considerably different from previous iterations of Ruby Storm. No other Storm deck is designed to cast [[Echo Read More »