Matchup Mulligan: Elves

Matchup Mulligan

Final Ad Nauseam Tendrils Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Taiga|]] [[Brainstorm|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep "This hand doesn't do anything!" Exactly. We're not looking to be proactive when the opportunity presents itself. A better way of looking at Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Ad Nauseam Tendrils II

Matchup Battles

Ad Nauseam Tendrils is a deck like TES trying to win with the Storm mechanic using [[Tendrils of Agony]]. The main difference is Ad Nauseam Tendrils is built to be a little slower of a deck, using cards like [[Cabal Ritual]] and [[Past in Flames]], to play into the later turns of a game. It Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Ad Nauseam Tendrils

Matchup Mulligan

Final Sneak & Show Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Verdant Catacombs|]] [[Chrome Mox|]] [[Rite of Flame|]] [[Scalding Tarn|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep While this hand doesn't have a direct payoff spell, we are roughly 34 percent to draw a business spell every single Read More »

The ABC’s of TES: Counting Mana

The ABC's of TES

Goldfishing is the most common practice given to new Storm players. This is the practice of playing against an opponent as if they do not take any game actions. Knowing how to execute a storm combo should be the easiest part of any game and thus makes goldfishing a great place to start. The combo Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Sneak & Show II

Matchup Battles

Sneak & Show is a deck that focuses on casting and abusing [[Show and Tell]] and [[Sneak Attack]] in combination with [[Griselbrand]], and [[Emrakul, the Aeons Torn]]. [[Emrakul, the Aeons Torn]] making the opponent sacrifice six permanents, or [[Griselbrand]] drawing many cards to find an [[Emrakul, the Aeons Torn]] or several counterspells can win the Read More »

The ABC’s of TES: An Introduction to The EPIC Storm

The ABC's of TES

Welcome to The ABC's of TES! After the addition of [[Wishclaw Talisman]] in late 2019, The EPIC Storm (TES) changed so greatly that lots of the beginner materials no longer applied. This article series is an introduction for new players to the deck and even if one has been playing for a while, there will Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Sneak & Show

Matchup Mulligan

Final Painter Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Rite of Flame|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Mox Opal|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Mulligan While you are a deck that is roughly 34 percent to hit an action spell every single draw step, almost 50 percent of Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Painter

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 »

Matchup Mulligan: Painter

Matchup Mulligan

Final 8-Cast Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Ad Nauseam|]] [[Underground Sea|]] [[Lotus Petal|]] [[Orim's Chant|]] [[Galvanic Relay|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep While this hand doesn't beat their [[Chalice of the Void]] draws, it certainly can combat the eight "Force effects" ([[Force of Will]]/[[Force of Negation]]) hands. To Read More »