Famous Rules and Card Changes in Magic History
There's a debate raging at the moment over the possibility of fixing companions via an update to the rules. While unprecedented in recent memory, it would not be the first time cards changed their behavior after the fact. Let's take a look at some famous examples from Magic's past.
Tricky Rules Interactions, Explained: Ikoria Edition
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths must be one of the most complicated sets of all time, although many of the judge calls concern just one mechanic. Check out all the tricky interactions between mutate, merged creatures, and everything else. The results, as the internet is wont to say, may indeed surprise you.
Ikoria Spotlight: Competitive Constructed Companions
Ikoria's new ability companion adds a touch of the Commander experience to regular Magic. You can reveal one companion from your sideboard before each game, if your presented deck matches the card's specified restriction, and then cast it from there once during that game. Let's look at implications and decks.
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.