The EPIC Legacy Tier List — Q1 ’24

Tier List

This is part of an (approximately) quarterly tier list article series. Methodology Everyone builds tier lists differently. Mine is based on Magic: The Gathering Online (MTGO) Challenge results (As collected by Joe Dyer and the Legacy Data Collection Discord). The data-driven approach helps inform my feelings based on my experiences playing with and against the Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Boros Initiative

Matchup Battles

Boros Initiative is a fast and aggressive creature-based deck. The entire deck revolves around getting aggressive and disruptive creatures into play as fast as possible. This means the deck is comprised of mostly fast mana and creatures. These creatures are divided into two categories, fast clock and disruptive. The fast clock piece is the namesake Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Painter II

Matchup Battles

Painter is a deck that revolves around the card [[Painter’s Servant]] and [[Grindstone]]. [[Painter’s Servant]] chooses a color, and then all cards become that color. When you then activate [[Grindstone]], you can continue repeating the process because the cards share at least one color since they are all the same color. The process will repeat Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Mono-Red Painter with Robert Russo

Through the Looking Glass

Special Guest A few words from Rob: (YouTube: Light_Walker) Hey everyone, I’m Rob, otherwise known as Light_Walker on YouTube. I’ve been playing Magic for about eight years now, but I realized pretty quickly that Legacy was where I wanted to be. I love the cards, and I love the community. I enjoy draft and have Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Orzhov Death & Taxes

Matchup Battles

Orzhov Death & Taxes has the same core deck as mono white Death and & Taxes, but since the printing of [[Orcish Bowmasters]] it has made splash black most of the time. There are many decks in Legacy that draw cards or have one toughness creatures, so [[Orcish Bowmasters]] has quickly become a staple of Read More »

The EPIC Legacy Tier List — Q3 ’23

Tier List

With the Legacy Showcase coming this weekend on Sunday, October 22nd, 2023, understanding the metagame is critical. This is the part of an approximately quarterly tier list article series. Methodology Everyone builds a tier list differently. I have chosen to build mine based on MTGO Challenge results (as collected by Joe Dyer and the Legacy Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Orzhov Death & Taxes with Roland Chang

Through the Looking Glass

Special Guest A few words from Roland Chang: (Twitter: @RolandMTG) Hi, I'm Roland - Eternal specialist, 2005 Vintage & 2006 Legacy World Champion. I'm deeply involved in community building for Eternal constructed formats in the NYC area, connecting with players from all over the world, while competing or vending at most major paper Magic events. Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Temur Rhinos

Matchup Battles

Temur Rhinos is a deck aimed at assembling a pair of [[Rhino Token]] from [[Crashing Footfalls]] by the first or second turn. [[Crashing Footfalls]] can't be cast off suspend by that early, but instead is cast off of a cascade trigger from [[Shardless Agent]] and [[Violent Outburst]]. The only card that you can cascade into Read More »

Through the Looking Glass: Temur Rhinos with Lee Webb

Through the Looking Glass

Special Guest A few words on Lee Webb: (Twitter: @HanktheObese3 | MTGO: HanktheObese) Lee Webb (known online as HanktheObese) is an MTGO grinder with expertise across eternal formats ranging from Pioneer to Vintage. He had four Top 32s on Temur Rhinos this past summer (including a Last Chance win in July). Lee is based out Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Death’s Shadow III

Matchup Battles

Death's Shadow is a UB deck that is centered around playing cards that cause you to lose life in order to play an early and big [[Death's Shadow]]. There isn't much of a comprimise in the rest of the deck since most of the Legacy staples already do damage to yourself or have an exact Read More »