Through the Looking Glass: Delver with Michael Lewis

Through the Looking Glass

Special Guest A few words on Michael Lewis (Twitch: LewisCBR | MTGO: LewisCBR ): Michael Lewis, better known as his Magic Online username LewisCBR, has been playing Magic since 1994, during the Revised era. Originally a Canadian Threshold player in Legacy, Michael will usually sleeve up any Delver variant he deems to be the best Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: RUG Delver II

Matchup Battles

RUG Delver is a tempo deck that tries to use its resources to keep the opponent from gaining traction to set up their game plan. It then tries to kill the opponent before they regain their balance. The deck does this by playing cards like Stifle and Wasteland to destroy lands, cheap countermagic, and removal Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Grixis Delver II

Matchup Battles

Grixis Delver's primary game plan is to stick an early threat, such as Delver of Secrets or Young Pyromancer, and use cards like Daze and Wasteland to disrupt the opponent’s initial development while killing the opponent quickly. There are, and have been, many different flavors of Delver of Secrets decks ever since its printing quite Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: UR Delver II

Matchup Battles

UR Delver is obviously a blue-red deck that combines Aggro-elements of Burn, with Tempo-elements of RUG Delver. Utilizing its red cards to be aggressive and kill the opponent quickly, and the blue cards for interaction and to be tempo based with counterspells. It can be described as a counter-burn deck. Trying to put the opponent Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: UR Delver

Matchup Mulligan

Grixis Phoenix Hand Answer Hand 10: (on the play) » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan If you were smart enough to ignore my sideboarding advice and decided to keep in Empty the Warrens, I think this is a soft keep. The issue is that the Arclight Phoenix decks have anywhere between three and five answers to Goblin Read More »