Lurrus, the Standard King
"Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling Dinosaur Hippo to the leaping Bird Serpent." Well, maybe that's not exactly what Mufasa said. Either way, Lurrus of the Dream-Den apparently "can't wait to be king."
Arena Exploits: Adventures in Mythic/Simic
Maintaining a Top 100 Mythic rank on MTG Arena's ladder is a tough grind, especially in today's Standard where all decks fight on plenty of axes and most matchups are fifty-fifty. How about a deck that's as broken as it gets, more consistent than many, and almost too much fun to play?
Arena Exploits: A Theros Beyond Death Draft Walkthrough
Recently, I peaked at #2 on MTG Arena's ladder. Along the way, I recorded all the decisions from one of my Drafts, so that you can see how it's done. While it's not as easy to exploit the bot behavior anymore, there are tricks to Theros Beyond Death Limited with general application even outside the program.
Limited Lessons from Prerelease Weekend
Sealed Deck is a different animal than Booster Draft. Nonetheless, it's the best way to get acquainted with a lot of new cards quickly, to learn the parameters of a Limited environment, and to find recurring patterns. Here are some lessons from having played with twenty Sealed Decks!
Mythic Championship VII: Cat Out of the Bag
The final entry in the Mythic Championship series, as well as the last big professional event of the year, presented a reasonably varied Standard metagame. Though there were more than a few twists as well as a couple notable absentees.