Matchup Mulligan: 8-Cast

Matchup Mulligan

Final Lands Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Ponder|]] [[Brainstorm|]] [[Abrupt Decay|]] [[Badlands|]] [[Scalding Tarn|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Rite of Flame|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep One of the most crucial components to the Lands matchup is being able to answer [[Sphere of Resistance]] when on the draw, and this hand does that nicely. Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Lands II

Matchup Mulligan

Final Aluren Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Ad Nauseam|]] [[Underground Sea|]] [[Burning Wish|]] [[Tendrils of Agony|]] [[Rite of Flame|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep What does this hand do well? It dodges Force of Vigor entirely. What it doesn't do well is beat four to seven "[[Force of Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Aluren

Matchup Mulligan

Final Madness Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Wishclaw Talisman|]] [[Prismatic Ending|]] [[Ad Nauseam|]] [[Burning Wish|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep This is one of those hands where you need to just accept if your opponent has one of their two copies of [[Mindbreak Trap]]. Put Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Madness

Matchup Mulligan

Final Bant Control Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Echo of Eons|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Brainstorm|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Burning Wish|]] [[Galvanic Relay|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep This hand looks much better than it actually is, there's some natural friction happening that may not be completely obvious. You have three zero Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Bant Control

Matchup Mulligan

Final UR Delver Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Galvanic Relay|]] [[Galvanic Relay|]] [[Abrupt Decay|]] [[Aeve, Progenitor Ooze|]] [[Volcanic Island|]] [[Bloodstained Mire|]] [[Bloodstained Mire|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep This hand isn't perfect, but we do have [[Abrupt Decay]] to slow the game down. I would lead the game on the pair of 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 »

Matchup Mulligan: GW Depths

Matchup Mulligan

Final BR Reanimator Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Chrome Mox|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Badlands|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep This is sort of questionable, but hear me out. This hand can beat a [[Chancellor of the Annex]] on the first turn (assuming that Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: BR Reanimator II

Matchup Mulligan

Final Death & Taxes Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Echo of Eons|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Burning Wish|]] [[Chain of Vapor|]] [[Abrupt Decay|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Wishclaw Talisman|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep I've found that it's fairly unlikely that your Death & Taxes opponent will have [[Leyline of the Void]]. This means you Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Death & Taxes II

Matchup Mulligan

Final Rainbow Depths Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Wishclaw Talisman|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Bloodstained Mire|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Mox Opal|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep This hand is risky, it loses to discard, [[Stifle]], and [[Flusterstorm]]. Are you really supposed to give up a turn-one kill though? I don't Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Rainbow Depths

Matchup Mulligan

Final Mono-Green Cloudpost Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Taiga|]] [[Polluted Delta|]] [[Bloodstained Mire|]] [[Bloodstained Mire|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Chrome Mox|]] [[Ad Nauseam|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep Think of how Mono-Green Cloudpost tries to attack The EPIC Storm, its generally with [[Pithing Needle]], [[Force of Vigor]], and [[Mindbreak Trap]]. This hand is actually Read More »