Matchup Mulligan: Doomsday II

Matchup Mulligan

Final Dungeon Stompy Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Burning Wish|]] [[Rite of Flame|]] [[Crash|]] [[Chain of Vapor|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Brainstorm|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan While tempting due to the [[Crash]] and [[Chain of Vapor]], we just need to send this hand back. We can't cast any spells! Sure, Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Dungeon Stompy

Matchup Mulligan

Final The EPIC Gamble Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Wishclaw Talisman|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Ad Nauseam|]] [[Underground Sea|]] [[Burning Wish|]] [[Chain of Vapor|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan Even if you're fortune enough to receive a turn in the Storm mirror against a faster variant, you would then need Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: The EPIC Gamble

Matchup Mulligan

Final 4c Minsc Control Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Mishra's Bauble|]] [[Mishra's Bauble|]] [[Mishra's Bauble|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Chrome Mox|]] [[Brainstorm|]] [[Burning Wish|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan In the previous article, we discussed the importance of stability as well as leveraging [[Galvanic Relay]]. With this hand we're forced to play out a Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: 4c Minsc Control

Matchup Mulligan

Final Merfolk Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Echo of Eons|]] [[Wishclaw Talisman|]] [[Burning Wish|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan This hand is very tempting as you have a [[Veil of Summer]] against the [[Force of Will]] + [[Chalice of the Void]] deck. That Read More »

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 »