TES Matchup Battles: Aluren

Matchup Battles

Aluren is a creature-based deck trying to abuse [[Aluren]]. They can do this by playing creatures for free and at instant speed to generate card and mana advantage or by winning through a combo. There are two different combinations that win the game with an [[Aluren]] in play. The first is with [[Cavern Harpy]] and Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Jeskai Ragavan

Matchup Battles

Jeskai Ragavan is a midrange deck made up of counterspells, removal spells, and cheap creatures with the main one being [[Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer]]. Ever since its printing, many decks have been trying to use [[Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer]], and the Jeskai shell seems to be doing it the best. Jeskai Ragavan also plays some other new Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Madness

Matchup Battles

Madness is a deck looking to abuse the Madness mechanic, discarding cards from their hand. The goal is to try to get cards like [[Blazing Rootwalla]], [[Hollow One]], and [[Anje's Ravager]] into play for free or cheaply. They can do this quickly by using cheap discard effects to get these creatures into play on the Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Bant Control

Matchup Battles

Bant Control is an iteration of the previous Snow Control decks that's using green for cards like [[Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath]], [[Endurance]], [[Ice-Fang Coatl]], and other sideboard cards. The recent printing of [[Endurance]] has pushed these previous Snow Control decks from Jeskai or four colors to Bant colors. As other Legacy decks evolve and Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: UR Delver II

Matchup Mulligan

Final GW Depths Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play — mulliganed twice) [[Burning Wish|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Mishra's Bauble|]] [[Mishra's Bauble|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Ponder|]] [[Brainstorm|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep Honestly, I'm not sure how much better a four-card hand would be outside of having exactly the singleton [[Echo of Eons]] paired with a Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: UR Delver III

Matchup Battles

UR Delver is made up of cantrips, burn spells, aggressive creatures, and counterspells. Its game plan is to try to and play an early aggressive creature and then use counterspells and burn spells to disrupt the opponent enough to end the game quickly. [[Dragon's Rage Channeler]], [[Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer]], [[Murktide Regent]], and [[Expressive Iteration]] are Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: UR Delver with Jarvis Yu

Through the Looking Glass

Special Guest A few words on Jarvis Yu (@jkyu06): Jarvis Yu works during the day as a mathematical statistician for the United States government. He has four Grand Prix T8s (Seattle 2015, Columbus 2016, New Jersey 2017, Atlanta 2019), with Seattle being a win. He has also played 22 Pro Tour/Pro Tour-level equivalent events. His Read More »

Legacy Showcase – 01/17/21 – Round 6 vs. qbturtle15 with RUG Delver

TES vs. RUG Delver | Defense Grid against Dreadhorde Arcanist

the epic Storm .dek (MTGO) | .txt   Main Deck 4 [[Burning Wish]] 4 [[Wishclaw Talisman]] 4 [[Brainstorm]] 4 [[Ponder]] 1 [[Tendrils of Agony]] 1 [[Ad Nauseam]] 1 [[Echo of Eons]] 4 [[Veil of Summer]] 2 [[Defense Grid]] 4 [[Rite of Flame]] 4 [[Dark Ritual]] 4 [[Lion's Eye Diamond]] 4 [[Lotus Petal]] 3 [[Mox Opal]] Read More »

Legacy Challenge – 12/20/20 – Top 8 vs. UnderwaterBimbo with UR Delver

TES vs. UR Delver | Veil of Summer against Flusterstorm

the epic Storm .dek (MTGO) | .txt   Main Deck 4 [[Burning Wish]] 4 [[Wishclaw Talisman]] 4 [[Brainstorm]] 4 [[Ponder]] 1 [[Tendrils of Agony]] 1 [[Ad Nauseam]] 1 [[Echo of Eons]] 4 [[Veil of Summer]] 2 [[Defense Grid]] 4 [[Rite of Flame]] 4 [[Dark Ritual]] 4 [[Lion's Eye Diamond]] 4 [[Lotus Petal]] 3 [[Mox Opal]] Read More »

Legacy Challenge – 12/20/20 – Round 6 vs. jacetmsst with RUG Delver

TES vs. RUG Delver | Thoughtseize against Stifle

the epic Storm .dek (MTGO) | .txt   Main Deck 4 [[Burning Wish]] 4 [[Wishclaw Talisman]] 4 [[Brainstorm]] 4 [[Ponder]] 1 [[Tendrils of Agony]] 1 [[Ad Nauseam]] 1 [[Echo of Eons]] 4 [[Veil of Summer]] 2 [[Defense Grid]] 4 [[Rite of Flame]] 4 [[Dark Ritual]] 4 [[Lion's Eye Diamond]] 4 [[Lotus Petal]] 3 [[Mox Opal]] Read More »