TES Matchup Battles: Merfolk

Matchup Battles

Merfolk has been around for a long time and a classic to the Legacy format, ever since the first Merfolk lords were printed. Over time more Merfolk cards were printed, and that continued to improve the deck to keep up with the format. With the additions of [[Aether Vial]], [[Force of Will]], and [[Chalice of Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Merfolk

Matchup Mulligan

Final Death’s Shadow Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Carpet of Flowers|]] [[Carpet of Flowers|]] [[Chrome Mox|]] [[Echo of Eons|]] [[Ponder|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep I'm not overly excited with this hand, but it's secretly effective in the matchup. You're immediately faced with a difficult decision Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Death’s Shadow II

Matchup Battles

Death's Shadow plays similar to a [[Delver of Secrets]] style deck, but with [[Death's Shadow]] in that role. It is a blue-black deck that plays creature removal, discard spells, counterspells, and creatures,such as [[Death's Shadow]], that can win the game quickly. In order to play [[Death's Shadow]], the deck relies on [[Watery Grave]] instead of Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Death’s Shadow II

Matchup Mulligan

Final Jeskai Control Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Verdant Catacombs|]] [[Galvanic Relay|]] [[Burning Wish|]] [[Rite of Flame|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan But HOW?! I understand the allure of this hand, but the reality is you would need a chain of good draws Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Jeskai Control

Matchup Battles

Jeskai Control plays all of the typical control cards in counterspells, card draw, planeswalkers, and removal spells. The deck, which ultimately wins the game with [[Monastery Mentor]], has become the main control deck of the format since the printing of [[Expressive Iteration]] and [[Prismatic Ending]]. These new cards give Jeskai the tools it needs to Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Jeskai Control

Matchup Mulligan

Final Moon Stompy Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Burning Wish|]] [[Chain of Vapor|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Volcanic Island|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan What does this hand actually do? While you do have mana and a [[Chain of Vapor]] to answer a [[Trinisphere]], the [[Burning Wish]] Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Moon Stompy II

Matchup Battles

Moon Stompy is named after playing [[Magus of the Moon]] and [[Blood Moon]] with aggressive creatures like [[Legion Warboss]] and [[Goblin Rabblemaster]]. In addition to turning off the opponent's lands, Moon Stompy also uses [[Chalice of the Void]] and [[Trinisphere]] to prevent the opponent from casting spells. Their deck making it difficult for the opponent Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Moon Stompy II

Matchup Mulligan

Final Elves Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Verdant Catacombs|]] [[Verdant Catacombs|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan While our opponent's deck does have four copies of [[Thoughtseize]], keeping this [[Veil of Summer]] when on the draw is almost pointless. This means Read More »