Peering Into Pioneer Lotus Field Combo

Pioneer Lotus Field Combo

As the Pioneer format has come into its own over the past couple years, one deck in particular has been at the top as the premier combo deck of the format. That deck is Lotus Field Combo. The main engine in the deck is to get a [[Lotus Field]] into play and then create a Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: The EPIC Storm II

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The EPIC Storm is a Storm variant that has had a constant evolving decklist. The current form leans into [[Galvanic Relay]] while also being focused on artifacts and [[Wishclaw Talisman]]. Being a [[Galvanic Relay]] deck gives The EPIC Storm the ability to play through counterspells and have more payoff cards instead of needing eight slots Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Doomsday II

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Doomsday is a rather simple deck in concept. Cast a [[Doomsday]] to make your library five cards and then win with a [[Thassa's Oracle]]. The actual execution can vary by scenario. For example, how much mana do you have? How many cards can you draw? Can you afford to pass the turn? Questions like these Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Initiative

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Initiative is a new Legacy deck built around the Dungeons and Initiative mechanic. A mono-white Stompy deck was born when two new white creatures - [[White Plume Adventurer]], [[Seasoned Dungeoneer]] - both of which have the Initiative mechanic were printed. These creatures with the combination of other disruptive creatures to maintain Initiative is what makes Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: The EPIC Gamble

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The EPIC Gamble is virtually a mono-red Storm deck. The only non-red card in the main deck is [[Echo of Eons]] and some sideboard cards that they can [[Burning Wish]] for. The deck is comprised of rituals, card generation, and tutors. The recipe of a typical storm deck, but the main difference is being mono Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: 4C Minsc Control

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4C Minsc Control is a deck with an accurate name. It is a four-control control deck without black cards that is centered around [[Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes]]. In typical control fashion, it plays lots of removal spells with [[Swords to Plowshares]] and [[Prismatic Ending]], counterspells, card draw, and ultimately planeswalkers to win the game. Read More »

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 »