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 »

TES Matchup Battles: Lands II

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Lands gets its name from the entire deck being based around lands. Land tutors, assembling land combos, using lands to disrupt the opponent, ramping with lands, and even generating card advantage with lands from one of the more important cards, [[Life from the Loam]]. Ultimately, it wins by trying using [[Thespian's Stage]] to make a Read More »

8 Thoughts about 8-Cast

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1. What is 8-Cast? [[Chalice of the Void|]] [[Thought Monitor|]] [[Force of Will|]] 8-Cast is the evolution to one of the scariest matchups for The EPIC Storm: Karn Echoes. Both are mono-blue artifact decks that play [[Force of Will]] and [[Chalice of the Void]]. Karn Echoes also played [[Karn, the Great Creator]], which is nearly Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Aluren

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Aluren is a creature-based deck trying to abuse [[Aluren]]. They can do this by playing creatures for free and at instant speed to generate card and mana advantage or by winning through a combo. There are two different combinations that win the game with an [[Aluren]] in play. The first is with [[Cavern Harpy]] and Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Jeskai Ragavan

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Jeskai Ragavan is a midrange deck made up of counterspells, removal spells, and cheap creatures with the main one being [[Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer]]. Ever since its printing, many decks have been trying to use [[Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer]], and the Jeskai shell seems to be doing it the best. Jeskai Ragavan also plays some other new Read More »