Matchup Mulligan: Sultai Beanstalk

Matchup Mulligan

Final Boros Initiative Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Beseech the Mirror|]] [[Underground Sea|]] [[Misty Rainforest|]] [[Misty Rainforest|]] [[Bloodstained Mire|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan This hand is a trap! It looks good, but it's actually mediocre. To understand why, think about how the game plays out. On your Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Boros Initiative

Matchup Mulligan

Final Painter Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Beseech the Mirror|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Scalding Tarn|]] [[Galvanic Relay|]] [[Bloodstained Mire|]] [[Beseech the Mirror|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan This hand needs to draw exactly [[Dark Ritual]] to function while still losing to [[Mindbreak Trap]] or [[Surgical Extraction]]. The rest of the hand Read More »

Card Review: Molten Collapse

Molten Collapse

Wizards of the Coast has gifted the Storm community once again with another removal spell! Over the years, my binder has become full of slight sidegrades to [[Abrupt Decay]], [[Chain of Vapor]], and [[Echoing Truth]]. [[Molten Collapse]] is the most recent removal spell in this long line of cards, and it has the potential to Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Painter III

Matchup Mulligan

Final Orzhov Death & Taxes Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Beseech the Mirror|]] [[Chrome Mox|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Mishra's Bauble|]] [[Underground Sea|]] [[Gaea's Will|]] [[Volcanic Island|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan This hand is incredibly risky, let's assume our opponent doesn't have [[Deafening Silence]] or even [[Mindbreak Trap]] and that they likely kept Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Orzhov Death & Taxes

Matchup Mulligan

Final Temur Rhinos Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Mox Opal|]] [[Rite of Flame|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Thoughtseize|]] [[Empty the Warrens|]] [[Beseech the Mirror|]] [[Chrome Mox|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep It's very risky, but as I said in the last article, you need to take big swings in bad matchups. Against the deck Read More »

Card Review: Beseech the Mirror

Beseech Review

The original Throne of Eldraine gave us [[Wishclaw Talisman]], a card that has turned out to be hugely impactful for how The EPIC Storm has been built ever since. Wilds of Eldraine, Magic's newest expansion has yet another busted tutor effect. Meet [[Beseech the Mirror]]: Beseech the Mirror [[Beseech the Mirror|]] [[Beseech the Mirror]] Sorcery Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Temur Rhinos

Matchup Mulligan

Final Death's Shadow Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Burning Wish|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Echo of Eons|]] [[Echo of Eons|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Abrupt Decay|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep This hand is surprisingly resilient to both countermagic and discard spells due to having a pair of [[Lion's Eye Diamond]] 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 »

Matchup Mulligan: Death’s Shadow III

Matchup Mulligan

Final Lands Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Brainstorm|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Mishra's Bauble|]] [[Urza's Bauble|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Infernal Tutor|]] [[Rite of Flame|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan Lands decks are back to playing [[Sphere of Resistance]], and in these matchups often mulligan aggressively for hands that can cast it on the first turn. Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Lands III

Matchup Mulligan

Final Rakdos Reanimator Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Burning Wish|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Volcanic Island|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Ad Nauseam|]] [[Thoughtseize|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan What does this hand do? You're not even remotely close to casting [[Ad Nauseam]], you don't have the mana to cast either [[Thoughtseize]] Read More »