Aether Vial

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hugo87(2015-05-11 03:53)

One of the best uncommons ever printed, no doubt about it. Having to pay 13+ euro for an uncommon is a pain though

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What's More Effective Than 10,000 Blades?

SpoilersBy JaminK (2019-05-22)

Spoiler season is the most exciting time in Magic - especially with a set like Modern Horizons where cards don’t have to fit Standard’s power level. Cards designed for Modern can answer specific problems in the format or enable never seen archetypes to flourish. Our **EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW** is a brand-new card that calls back all the way to Legacy.

Proliferating with War of the Spark

ConstructedBy JaminK (2019-04-26)

Planeswalkers are not the only big mechanic in War of the Spark. Proliferate is also making a huge comeback with multiple great enablers. Jamin takes a look at a potential Modern deck that can utilize these new tools.

London's Calling: The New Mulligan Rule in Modern

ConstructedBy Rone (2019-04-16)

London is calling all Modern players. During Mythic Championship II, Wizards will first showcase a new way to mulligan that might forever affect older formats. If you want to know which decks will benefit from it and what are the pushed cards, this is the article you have been waiting for. Plus, take our Mulligan Quiz!

Humans in the Current Modern Metagame

ConstructedBy JaminK (2019-04-09)

In a Modern metagame defined by Faithless Looting and Ensnaring Bridge, a deck that disrupts the opponent while applying pressure might be the key to victory. We'll go through a current decklist, discuss interesting slots in the deck to beat the meta and walk through the two most important matchups.

Understanding Aggro

ConstructedBy HansD (2019-02-05)

With Mono-Red aggro lighting up the stage in Standard, I want to take a look this week at what makes the aggro archetype tick. By breaking down and examining how these decks are built to be powerful, we can begin to understand why there will almost always be aggressive decks running around any given format!

Behind the Tag - Deck Stories Part 1

EntertainmentBy ChristopherB (2018-12-13)

Nowadays, most new decks have reasonable names like "Izzet Phoenix" or "Golgari Midrange," which more or less describes what the decks do/contain. But what about deck names from days gone by? Where does "the Rock" come from? What does "Death and Taxes" have to do with a white weenie deck? This is a series meant to discuss, briefly, the history behind these names.

Countdown til Christmas: Top 10 Magic Cards of 2018 (#7)

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-12-13)

Cardmarket's top 10 most sold Magic: The Gathering cards of 2018 - with a Christmas twist! These cards topped our charts from 1 January to 30 November 2018 and we can't wait to share them. Here's our 7th most popular card!

Why You Should Play Baleful Strix in Legacy Part 2

ConstructedBy ChristopherB (2018-12-04)

We've seen the card and it's strenghts, now Christopher looks at the card's weaknesses and the current Legacy metagame, right down to how it performs in the individual matchups that you're likely to encounter.

Inner Workings: Spirit Aggro

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-11-08)

In each installment of the Inner Workings series, we'll examine a different Modern archetype to find out what makes it tick. This time, it's the turn of a tribal deck that reached critical mass with a new, crucial addition on Core Set 2019, and it's been making strides ever since.

GP Atlanta Tournament Report

Event CoverageBy JaminK (2018-11-07)

Modern is always evolving and before heading to the Pro Tour the following weekend, Jamin had one more chance to take Humans to victory. This week, he tells you all about his experience at the Atlanta Grand Prix.

Dangerous Propositions: Umezawa's Jitte

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-09-17)

The Modern ban list is a maximum-security prison with 33 inmates, some of which pose a potentially serious threat to the meta. But now that Big Jace has been released, anything can happen. Let's review each of those offenders to see if they're eligible for parole. This time we talk about the most broken piece of equipment ever designed.

Modern Metagame Review: 2018 Summer Edition

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-09-11)

Summer is over and the Guilds of Ravnica spoilers have officially begun. While waiting for new cards to improve or create new archetypes, let's review how the Modern format has been performing during the past three months divided into winners, losers, and new brews.

Winning the Modern MOCS Playoff

ConstructedBy JaminK (2018-08-22)

In a fortunate series of events, Jamin took down a Modern MOCS playoff. In this week's article he talks about his road to the MOCS, his experience in Modern and how he arrived at the deck he played to this impressive finish.

Better Call Souls - A Mardu Hollow One Tournament Report

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-08-17)

It's time for some report action! Last month I talked about Hollow One variants and now I am bringing you m y latest experience as well as some discussion regarding small communities and tournament organization. Want to know more? Just keep reading.

Top 3 Decks for Legacy from Pro Tour 25

Event CoverageBy CabalTherapy (2018-08-15)

The team Pro Tour 25 in Minneapolis featured Legacy and many players had feared drastic changes to the format once the pros start working on decks. In the end, we experienced a rather average snap shot of the meta paired with some smaller surprises. In the following, I present my top three conclusions from the Pro Tour and how they will affect the near future of Legacy.

A New Era of Legacy

ConstructedBy CabalTherapy (2018-07-09)

Welcome to a new world order, following what is likely the most impactful ban announcement in Legacy's history. Of course, after a major shakeup, there are many questions that demand answers. Robert discusses these questions and the upcoming MKM Series Prague, which could answer a couple of them.

Deck Review - Hollow One in Modern

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-06-13)

Hollow One has become one of the most played decks in Modern since his first major appearance at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan. Rodrigo has been spending tons of time with the deck and aims to explain its growing popularity alongside with some deck variants and sideboard strategies.

Five Common Mistakes Inexperienced Legacy Players Make

ConstructedBy CabalTherapy (2018-06-08)

In a format as complex as Legacy mistakes occur frequently. Many of those mistakes are easily dismissed as miscalculations on intricate game states. This being said, many of these mistakes are easily preventable and Robert has decided to tackle some of them here.

Rogue Deck Review: The Recent Notables

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-05-24)

Looking for something spicy and different to play this week? Hans has you covered in this week’s article as he digs up the rogue decks that have caught his attention. The only way to find out if there’s something of interest is to take a look inside!

Budget Decks to Get into Modern

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-05-16)

Modern can be pricey, and it’s not easy to figure out the right way to find an entry point into the format. While there’s plenty of resources about the topic on the Internet, I wanted to write this article to give a perspective about the topic of getting into Modern on a budget as another resource for those of you that find yourself in this position. I hope that you’ll find it helpful as you begin your Modern journey!

The Best Angels for Each Era of Magic

EntertainmentBy Kumagoro (2018-04-19)

Magic has existed for 25 years now, and Angels have been around from the beginning, always eager to protect the worthy (the player) and punish the wicked (the opponent). To celebrate their everlasting piety and fury, let’s decide which have been the true paragons of virtue at each stage of Magic’s history.

The Mage-Ring Bully Pulpit: Modern's Big Linearity Problem

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-04-12)

Modern is in a healthy state … Or is it? In this week's Mage-Ring Bully Pulpit, Hans analyzes and discusses what the swaths of linear decks mean for the Modern format, why this might be a problem, and finally some solutions that might help bring more interactive decks to the forefront of Modern.

What the Four Best Decks from GP Phoenix Say about Modern

Event CoverageBy HansD (2018-03-28)

GP Phoenix gave us an insight into how the meta has shaped up after the unbanning of Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Bloodbraid Elf. Hans looks at what he considers the four best decks from the tournament and discusses what kind of information we can wean from the results!

Only Two Things in Life Are Certain: An Interview on Death and Taxes

ConstructedBy Alakazimdk (2018-03-26)

Recently I played versus "Egget" on MTGO and he showed me some new tech out of his R/W Death and Taxes deck that I piqued my curiosity. So I sat down and had a chat with him about how he came up with it and what results he has gotten as well as where he thinks the deck is headed from here.

The Reign of Four-Drops in Modern - A Guide to Survive

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-03-07)

Since the last banned announcement unchained Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Bloodbraid Elf, Modern has shaken up drastically - or has it? Although most players are brewing decks that include these cards, I've decided to make the ultimate survival guide for fighting against them.

The Seven Sins of Sideboards and Sideboarding in Modern

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-02-26)

In this article, I walk you through the pitfalls of sideboards and sideboarding, and there’s quite a few of them! Could you be committing any of these cardinal sins? Take a look and find out if you are and what you can do to stop making these easy-to-fix mistakes!

Highlights in Bilbao: Modern at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan

Event CoverageBy Rone (2018-02-06)

Last weekend, the best Magic players in the world gathered in Bilbao to fight for the crown at PTRIX. After two years without a Modern Pro Tour, everyone was excited to see if the Pros could shake up the format and bring new strategies and cards from recent sets. Here are the tournament highlights.

Back to Basic Lands: Mono Color Decks in Modern

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-01-31)

Starting over in Magic is always difficult, especially Eternal formats where there is no rotation, and card staples tend to be expensive. Fortunately, there are some budget archetypes that allow you to start playing Modern and then evolve into a tier deck. Today, we are going to break down some mono color decks for Modern.

Not so Iconic

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-11-23)

Iconic Masters is bound to become an iconic disaster. Will we soon see less Masters sets again?

Iconic Mathters

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-11-16)

What should I buy? When? And how many?

Treasure Masters

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-11-09)

What is hiding in those Treasure Chests?

Human Resources

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-11-01)

Pro Tour, Promos, Power 8, and more!

Iconic Masters Prerelease at Hascon

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-09-09)

One just can't step away for a week without a set getting spoiled these days.

C17 announced

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-04-18)

Commander players get their own tribe.

As Foretold

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-04-06)

And then there they were: Wonders as foretold by the ancestors!

Conspiracy: Take Kozilek's Crown

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-08-16)

Planeswalkers from all over the multiverse converge to fight for the crown.

Vendor news from Madrid

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-07-11)

In Madrid players could also buy, sell or trade cards with six different vendors on site! What were the most desired cards?

EMA Missing pieces

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-06-03)

Today we are looking at some of the cards that are notably absent from the Eternal Masters list

Eternal Masters general advice

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-05-30)

The entire Eternal Masters set has been revealed by now, and it looks much better than expected!

GP Los Angeles 2016

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-05-23)

There were two Grand Prix on the weekend, but one was overshadowed by a massive problem with the tournament software and the pairings, so today I want to look at GP Los Angeles only.

Legacy before Prague

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-10-13)

The Legacy format is slow to react to change. Which cards and decks will gain value due to the DTT ban?

Spoiled Battle

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-09-21)

The Battle for Zendikar is drawing near. Which "old" cards will profit the most from the new Standard environment.

Savage Beatdown

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-09-07)

Attacking with cheap creatures was all the rage in Modern this weekend, the only question was which flavour to use.

Exotic Legacy

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-08-13)

Legacy prices do not fluctuate like Standard prices, but it can still be valuable to pick up the new tech early.

Pool Party

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-07-03)

Today you don't want to sit in front of your computer to read a long-winded analysis. You should rather go swimming with your new best friend instead:

Varied mixture

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-05-11)

Today we are looking at Standard prices and the shortcomings of Modern Masters.

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