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#TwitterBuildsModern Episode Two: The Drudge of Dredge!

EntertainmentBy JohnnyCroat (2019-03-29)

Graveyard decks come in many shapes and sizes. There's Living End, which is usually brought back out for a spin every time some new cool ETB effects get printed. UB Storm is in effect a graveyard deck, relying on Past in Flames in order to be able to recycle a big heap of cheap cantrips so as to generate massive card advantage and storm count. There's Dredge itself, happy to dump as many cards into the bin as possible, and then cheating several itty bitty bothersome monsters into play, which have a tendency to come back turn after turn after turn. So then, how does this relate to Maze's End? Read on!

#TwitterBuildsModern Episode One: Prison Break!

ConstructedBy JohnnyCroat (2019-03-01)

When building a deck with a clear win-condition in mind, it's important to look at the ways that this can be achieved. When that win-condition will take far more turns than is usual in the format, then we need to look at ways to give us that time! Let's build a pillow fort with Maze's End!

#TwitterBuildsModern

EntertainmentBy JohnnyCroat (2019-01-31)

Started in 2014, the gaming world saw the birth of a most interesting digital experiment - Twitch Plays Pokémon. Indeed it was so popular that it rapidly secured a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the most players on a single-player online videogame. Could something similar be possible if we were to ask the Magic Community to build a fully functional Modern 75? There's only one way to find out!

Top 3 Standard Decks I've Played at Pro Tours

ConstructedBy ChristianS (2018-08-10)

Standard has been pretty dull lately, turbo fog and paradoxical outcome aside. Christian has decided that instead of rehashing the same old broken standard decks sporting a certain whirling goblin, he'd look back at his favorite decks through the ages in this look back at Standard years past.

Fighting the Good Fight: Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-08-08)

Modern's circle of best two-drops for each color are well documented: Tarmogoyf for green, Snapcaster Mage for blue, Young Pyromancer for red, and Dark Confidant for black. White, oddly enough, has many people pointing towards the banned Stoneforge Mystic, rudely ignoring the true best two-drop white has to offer in the format: Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. If you've faced off against her, you know how powerful she can be, and this article is devoted to answering the question, "How can we plan around her?"

You Shall Not Heal: The Skullcrack Story

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-07-27)

Burn is possibly the oldest strategy in the game, dating back to the wild times of "all bolts" decks. Lifegaining is the natural enemy of Burn and Skullcrack is the natural enemy of life gain. But there are others and Kumagoro divulges their short and fascinating history here.

Desperately Seeking Simic

LimitedBy SanchoN (2018-07-10)

A lot of cube builders seem to consider Simic, the Blue-Green guild, as somewhat of a problem child when it comes to selecting archetypes for the various color pairs in their cube. They may end up just grafting together random good stuff and hope to watch it proliferate, but as we examine in this installment of Cubes for Squares there actually are various possibilities to be explored for those who want to create a more fit mutation that can adapt and survive in a limited environment.

Inner Workings: Creatures Toolbox

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-05-25)

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 Creatures Toolbox, the only true heir of Pod decks, continuing a long tradition of creature-based combo builds capable of finding an answer to anything.

An Introduction to 1v1 Commander

ConstructedBy JaminK (2018-04-18)

1v1 Commander is a relatively new format originally introduced last year on Magic Online. The format is built on interesting decks and allows you to play with many different cards from Magic’s past. If any of this appeals to you, I have what you need to get started in this format.

Masters 25 Draft - A Colorful Guide to Victory

LimitedBy Toffel (2018-04-10)

Masters 25 is a unique draft environment, which combines the powerful cards of a masters set with a pretty straightforward drafting strategy one would expect in a mainline expansion. Combine that with excellent mana-fixing and we end up with a fantastic recipe for multicolored fun.

Bloodbraid Elf: Proving Its Weight in Modern

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-04-06)

It’s been almost two months since Bloodbraid Elf came off the ban list, and we’ve seen a wide variety of lists running the four-drop. In this week’s article, Hans ponders the effect Bloodbraid Elf has had on Modern and compiles a compendium of recent deck lists playing the elf!

5 Dragons You Might Meet on the Battlefield

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-03-23)

Dracarys! Despite their typical casting cost being midrange and beyond, Dragons always find a way to show up in decks of all kinds. Their current situation across the formats is not too shabby, and not just in red-based builds. Here’s a selection of the flying terrors all the cool kids are playing.

Alternative Facts err... Win Conditions

EntertainmentBy JohnnyCroat (2018-02-02)

The quick onyx goblin jumps over the lazy dwarf. If these words seem familiar to you, then you just might be a Johnny, that Magic personality type who simply loves brewing, tinkering, and tweaking, all for that moment where everything falls perfectly into place. You don’t just want to win, you want to win in style, and with the greatest amount of cheese possible!

Dazzlingly White

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-04-11)

We survived the Eldrazi winter, so it is time for a White spring now.

Good Buy, Theros!

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-08-20)

With rotation imminent, what should you buy, sell and hold from Theros block?

Crop Rotation

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-08-07)

There was barely enough time to analyse the Pro Tour results yet, but players are already getting ready to change the Standard metagame again at Grand Prix San Diego this weekend.

Legendary Treasures

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-05-27)

Three legendary cards with bright prospects once we enter the Modern GP phase in June

Mardu Gras

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-05-04)

With two Grand Prix at the same time Standard is evolving at an absurd speed right now! Which cards will be the biggest winners?

The new Standard

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-04-17)

By introducing medium cost flying creatures, DTK has caused a surprising transformation of the Standard format. Which high flyers should you buy, though?

The early dragon catches the worm

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-04-07)

Unsurprisingly, the aggressive decks took the lead early in the new Standard metagame. How will they be contained at the Pro Tour?

Dragons - Prey on the Weak

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-03-17)

Dragons can prey on almost anyone and anything, but what should we prey on?

More Fate Reforged Sleepers

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-03-03)

Let's look at some potential sleepers in Fate Reforged. The set still seems new and under-explored, but at the same time the single card prices have somewhat settled already and Dragons of Tarkir is already on the horizon, threatening to take over players' minds and decks. We can expect attention to be diverted from Fate Reforged very soon, given that Prereleases will be held in less than three weeks and the excitement for Dragons of Tarkir will take over during spoiler season already.

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