Matchup Mulligan: Merfolk

Matchup Mulligan

Final Death’s Shadow Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Carpet of Flowers|]] [[Carpet of Flowers|]] [[Chrome Mox|]] [[Echo of Eons|]] [[Ponder|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep I'm not overly excited with this hand, but it's secretly effective in the matchup. You're immediately faced with a difficult decision Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Death’s Shadow II

Matchup Mulligan

Final Jeskai Control Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Verdant Catacombs|]] [[Galvanic Relay|]] [[Burning Wish|]] [[Rite of Flame|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan But HOW?! I understand the allure of this hand, but the reality is you would need a chain of good draws Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Jeskai Control

Matchup Mulligan

Final Moon Stompy Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Burning Wish|]] [[Chain of Vapor|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Volcanic Island|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan What does this hand actually do? While you do have mana and a [[Chain of Vapor]] to answer a [[Trinisphere]], the [[Burning Wish]] Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Moon Stompy II

Matchup Mulligan

Final Elves Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Verdant Catacombs|]] [[Verdant Catacombs|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan While our opponent's deck does have four copies of [[Thoughtseize]], keeping this [[Veil of Summer]] when on the draw is almost pointless. This means Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Elves

Matchup Mulligan

Final Ad Nauseam Tendrils Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Taiga|]] [[Brainstorm|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep "This hand doesn't do anything!" Exactly. We're not looking to be proactive when the opportunity presents itself. A better way of looking at Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Ad Nauseam Tendrils

Matchup Mulligan

Final Sneak & Show Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Verdant Catacombs|]] [[Chrome Mox|]] [[Rite of Flame|]] [[Scalding Tarn|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep While this hand doesn't have a direct payoff spell, we are roughly 34 percent to draw a business spell every single Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Sneak & Show

Matchup Mulligan

Final Painter Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Rite of Flame|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan While you are a deck that is roughly 34 percent to hit an action spell every single draw step, almost 50 percent of Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Painter

Matchup Mulligan

Final 8-Cast Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Ad Nauseam|]] [[Underground Sea|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Orim's Chant|]] [[Galvanic Relay|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep While this hand doesn't beat their [[Chalice of the Void]] draws, it certainly can combat the eight "Force effects" ([[Force of Will]]/[[Force of Negation]]) hands. To Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: 8-Cast

Matchup Mulligan

Final Lands Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Ponder|]] [[Brainstorm|]] [[Abrupt Decay|]] [[Badlands|]] [[Scalding Tarn|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Rite of Flame|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep One of the most crucial components to the Lands matchup is being able to answer [[Sphere of Resistance]] when on the draw, and this hand does that nicely. 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 »