Matchup Mulligan: BR Reanimator II

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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 »

TES Matchup Battles: Death & Taxes III

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Death & Taxes looks like a white weenie deck to the casual observer. In reality, Death & Taxes is a creature-based control deck that focuses on disrupting the opposing deck. Their goal is to play creature spells that delay the opponent just long enough to try and win the game by attacking before the opponent 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 »

TES Matchup Battles: Rainbow Depths

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Rainbow Depths is among the fastest and most straightforward versions of a [[Dark Depths]] deck by dedicating most of the deck to assembling the combo and protecting it. This makes executing the combo brutally effective, but there is no alternative game plan. The Rainbow part of Rainbow Depths is because the mana base is cards Read More »

Beyond Rite of Flame

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Over time, it is common for decks to evolve and cut cards that were once essential to their strategy. The EPIC Storm cut [[Infernal Tutor]] for [[Wishclaw Talisman]] to great success in 2019. Identifying cards that can seem to be linchpins, but can be upgraded is essential to evolving and continuing to improve in new Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Rainbow Depths

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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 »

TES Matchup Battles: Mono-Green Cloudpost

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Mono-Green Cloudpost is a ramp deck that takes advantage of [[Cloudpost]], [[Glimmerpost]], and [[Vesuva]] to produce large amounts of mana to cast Eldrazi creatures and [[Primeval Titan]]. The deck plays cards like [[Expedition Map]] and [[Crop Rotation]] to find the key lands. With the recent printing of [[Elvish Reclaimer]], the deck has yet another card Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Mono-Green Cloudpost

Matchup Mulligan

Final Maverick Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the draw) [[Abrupt Decay|]] [[Echo of Eons|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] [[Polluted Delta|]] [[Volcanic Island|]] [[Bloodstained Mire|]] [[Swamp|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep It might be crazy, but I believe this hand is fine. You have an answer to either [[Collector Ouphe]] or [[Thalia, Guardian of Thraben]] with mana Read More »

TES Matchup Battles: Maverick II

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Maverick is a green-white-based creature deck. The creatures are used to be disruptive, aggressive, and to combat the opponent's strategy. Maverick plays many different creatures, so it plays four copies of [[Green Sun's Zenith]] to help find the appropriate creature for any given situation. Maverick has been popular with every different color as a splash. Read More »

Matchup Mulligan: Maverick II

Matchup Mulligan

Final BUG Ninjas Hand Answer Hand No. 10: (on the play) [[Mox Opal|]] [[Lion's Eye Diamond|]] [[Chrome Mox|]] [[Veil of Summer|]] [[Rite of Flame|]] [[Rite of Flame|]] [[Dark Ritual|]] » Keep or Mulligan? Keep It might seem crazy, but this hand is fine and goes back to needing to draw an action spell (34 percent) Read More »