Legacy Epic Storm by Vivarus
The Epic Storm is an ancient Legacy deck, and it’s cool to see that it’s still alive in the Legacy metagame. Fast mana cards like Lotus Petal, Lion’s Eye Diamond, Chrome Mox, Dark Ritual and Rite of Flame don’t get old.
In my Legacy Power Rankings, you see how the only pure combo deck that’s currently in the top 10 is Doomsday. There’s two versions of storm deck in Legacy: one that’s base UB with Cabal Rituals and Past in Flames, called Ad Nauseam Storm, and one that’s using red for Rite of Flame and Burning Wish, aka The Epic Storm.
The Epic Storm uses Burning Wish to pick up Echo of Eons or Galvanic Relay as ways to go-off, as well as Pulverize and Grapeshot to deal with annoying permanents from your opponent. Of course, you could always go for Tendrils of Agony or Empty the Warrens to kill the opponent as well.
Veil of Summer definitely made the archetype more resilient to Daze and Forces and the list that I’m featuring today, from Vivarus, even contains two copies of Defense Grid for extra defense.
Wishclaw Talisman is gives the deck more consistency. This list features four copies in the main deck, and that’ll certainly make the deck much more consistent at killing the opponent around turn three.
Galvanic Relay is a new addition with Modern Horizons 2. It’s an incredibly powerful tool for Storm decks and we can see it dominating Pauper tables already. It’s nice to see it popping up even in Legacy as a powerful sideboard tools against counter decks.
Aeve, Progenitor Ooze is similar to Empty the Warrens in the sense that you can cast it for a small amount in games where you’re unable to storm for a high amount, although unlike Empty the Warrens, you aren’t able to tutor it up with Burning Wish. It’s a cool Plan C against decks with counters, which are definitely your toughest matchups.