TEPS or The Extended Perfect Storm is a popular combo deck primarily invented and named after on the MTG Salvation Extended forums. It made its debut at Worlds 2006. The deck works by utilizing cards with the Storm keyword ability, such as Mind's Desire and Tendrils of Agony, together with mana producing spells, such as Rite of Flame and Cabal Ritual, and tutor spells like Burning Wish and Infernal Tutor. It aims to cast a lot of spells in a single turn so as to get as many copies of Storm spells as possible. The deck usually aims to cast a Mind's Desire with many triggered Storm copies to cast more spells and eventually casts a game-winning Tendrils of Agony for a lethal amount of life loss to the opponent. Alternative ways of winning included casting Empty the Warrens, Grapeshot or Brain Freeze. The deck consistently won on turns three to four although it was capable of winning on turn two occasionally.
TEPS had a significant impact on the Extended environment from 2006 to October 2008 before the rotation of the Invasion and Odyssey blocks warranted a major change in the cards usually used in the deck. TEPS had since placed in high finishes at Pro Tour Qualifier, Grand Prix and Pro Tour events.
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