The EPIC Legacy Tier List — Q1 ’24

Tier List

This is part of an (approximately) quarterly tier list article series. Methodology Everyone builds tier lists differently. Mine is based on Magic: The Gathering Online (MTGO) Challenge results (As collected by Joe Dyer and the Legacy Data Collection Discord). The data-driven approach helps inform my feelings based on my experiences playing with and against the Read More »

The EPIC Legacy Tier List — Q3 ’23

Tier List

With the Legacy Showcase coming this weekend on Sunday, October 22nd, 2023, understanding the metagame is critical. This is the part of an approximately quarterly tier list article series. Methodology Everyone builds a tier list differently. I have chosen to build mine based on MTGO Challenge results (as collected by Joe Dyer and the Legacy Read More »

How to Desire

How to Desire

After 20 years, [[Mind's Desire]] has been unbanned in Legacy! After being legal in the format for only a few months, this powerful Storm spell has been released into Legacy. Previously, we thought that even if unbanned, [[Mind's Desire]] might not even be good enough to play and was just an embarrassment on the banned Read More »

The EPIC Legacy Tier List — Q2 ’23

Tier List

With the Legacy Showcase coming this weekend, understanding the metagame is critical. This is the start of a quarterly tier list article series. Methodology Everyone builds a tier list differently. I have chosen to build mine based on MTGO Challenge results (As collected by Joe Dyer and the Legacy Data Collection Discord). A data driven Read More »

A Return to Green

Plateau and Taiga Hero Image

It has been a few weeks since the banning of [[Expressive Iteration]] and [[White Plume Adventurer]]. In that time, the Legacy Showcase Qualifier happened. With our own Bryant Cook qualified for the tournament, locking in a list became important. Bryant played the list below to a ninth-place finish on breakers. the epic Storm .dek (MTGO) Read More »

Expressive Iteration and White Plume Adventurer are Banned!

White Plume Banned

On Monday, March 5th, Wizards of the Coast finally posted a ban update for Legacy. [[Expressive Iteration]] and [[White Plume Adventurer]] were banned in an attempt to bring URx Delver and Initiative decks more in line with the format. These are good changes and will change the Legacy metagame and how The EPIC Storm prepares Read More »

Card Review: Modern Horizons 2

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Modern Horizons 2 was a set that I was a little bit terrified for, especially after how the original Modern Horizons influenced Legacy. Fortunately, Modern Horizons 2 seems to have provided many new options for The EPIC Storm! Cards For the EPIC Storm [[Aeve, Progenitor Ooze|]] [[Aeve, Progenitor Ooze]] is the first creature in Magic Read More »

Metalcrafting the Perfect Bauble

Mishra's Bauble

For the past six months, The EPIC Storm (TES) team has been experimenting with many lists cutting [[Rite of Flame]]. extra lands, main deck copies of [[Carpet of Flowers]], and more moxen were all underwhelming and [[Rite of Flame]] was slotted back in. Recently, however, [[Mishra's Bauble]] has taken those [[Rite of Flame]] slots and 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 »