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Ikoria Spotlight: Competitive Constructed Companions

SpoilersBy TobiH (2020-04-07)

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.

The Good, the Bad, and the Underrated: A Lhurgoyf Tribute

EntertainmentBy Dr-Exhume (2020-03-25)

"Ach! Hans, run! It's the Lhurgoyf!" The sound of these words is smoother than any other flavor text to my ears. With this article I want to pay tribute to a creature tribe that many people know best for its poster child, the Tarmogoyf. But let us not forget about its relatives.

The Top 8 Old School Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

Event CoverageBy Elric (2020-02-24)

Mardu Good Stuff claims the trophy among thirteen players, defeating Four-Color Control in the finals. Let's take a closer look at these two and the rest of the decks that made it to the Top 8 at Cardmarket Series Paris in Old School — the most nostalgic and posh tournament format in the world.

World Championship XXVI: Dreams Do Come True

Event CoverageBy Kumagoro (2020-02-21)

Legendary Brazilian Hall-of-Famer Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa piloted his unforgiving Azorius Control to the fabulous grand prize against Márcio Carvalho in a tense final that had Portuguese as its first language. A victory that puts a highly coveted bow on an extraordinary career.

The Top 8 Pauper Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

Event CoverageBy ElonThragtusk (2020-02-20)

Welcome to Pauper, a budget-friendly format where decks such as Affinity and Elves are still alive. While only common cards are legal, generally making for a very diverse metagame, there are certain decks that are more powerful than others. The recent Cardmarket Series Pauper main event offers some insight.

Mythic Championship VII: Cat Out of the Bag

Event CoverageBy Kumagoro (2019-12-13)

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.

A Look at the Top 16 Standard Decks from Cardmarket Series Prague

Event CoverageBy JohnnyCroat (2019-12-04)

Cardmarket Series Prague featured a brand new Standard format once again. While Oko was out, the oven was still burning with the fire of invention. The Top 8 was low on green and high on Flash decks, but the rest of the Top 16 included lots of Golgari, some Gruul, and all the Beasts and Knights one could wish for …

Survival Guide for an Enchanted Meta

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2019-11-27)

Following the November 18 bans, the Year of the Food has officially come to an end—and it was actually just six very intense weeks. In its wake, several top decks are now vying for Standard supremacy, and one thing most of them have in common is their focus on one key artifact or enchantment.

Jeskai Fires in Post-Oko Standard

ConstructedBy Rone (2019-11-20)

Standard was all about Food decks before the ban of Oko, but one underdog deck was already waiting for its moment to take over. Finally, the time has come for Jeskai Fires of Invention to shine. Join Rone and the Cavaliers and have all your dreams and wishes come true!

A Very Nostalgic and Special Tournament Report

EntertainmentBy Elric (2019-10-15)

Here's a tale from an event unlike any other, impressions and observations about what an Old School tournament represents, the experience of community and nostalgia, featuring all-powerful cards such as Moxen, Black Lotus, Hypnotic Specter—and Fishliver Oil!

Lessons Learned at Cardmarket Series Frankfurt

Event CoverageBy Andifeated (2019-08-09)

The biggest German tournament weekend of 2019 is over and Andifeated attended both the Modern and Legacy events. Learn how his tournaments went and what he took away from them.

Rotation Grief: M19 (Part 1)

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2019-07-17)

With the release of codename "Archery" on October 4, the dreaded/craved yearly rotation will kick in, turning the current Standard pool from its eight-set peak to its five-set nadir. Kumagoro takes a look at the cards that we'll miss the most (or not), starting from those contained in the core set that bears this year's name.

Legacy Esper with War of the Spark

ConstructedBy ChristopherB (2019-06-19)

Now that War of the Spark is out, oh boy, did we get some powerful white cards! Blue and white might just be the biggest beneficiaries in this new Magic set. And with new planeswalkers and powerful counterspells, Esper might be on the rise in 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.

Forgotten Heroes: Power Sink

EntertainmentBy SanchoN (2019-03-20)

Sancho is back with another forgotten hero of Magic – Power Sink! Take a journey with him as he walks you through the mysterious interrupt card type. Everyone's seen it, but few understand what it means. Sancho has the answer here!

A New Type of Delver Decks in Legacy

ConstructedBy ChristopherB (2019-03-13)

Delver has been a staple in Legacy since it's creation, but the lists surrounding the wizard have changed. Christopher looks at its origins and where it is today to demonstrate why it is Delver has changed.

Define This: Tempo

ConstructedBy Moudou (2019-02-01)

In the current set of chapters on Define This, we are going into more specific notions of the vocabulary. While some words are easy to define, some have a sturdy theoretical background, or are simply not easy to describe as such. After going through CA and tiebreakers, let's work on a notion that isn't properly defined: tempo.

Nature Abhors a Trinket: The Reclamation Sage Story

EntertainmentBy Kumagoro (2018-10-26)

Green rarely kills creatures, so it was given power over the two most frequent nonland permanent types: artifacts and enchantments. But green is also the color that uses creatures as its main tool, so that these two elements would eventually collide feels only… natural.

Premodern: Why Is It Becoming Popular and Where Is It Headed

ConstructedBy Elric (2018-09-25)

Premodern is an "old school" balanced format for nostalgic players but is not too expensive nor too limited when it comes to its card pool. Its future will depend on the players that it will attract, as well as the overall support it will get.

Dangerous Propositions: Stoneforge Mystic

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-08-15)

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 of the infamous equipment dealer.

Hochstapler – Bavarian Highlander

ConstructedBy Andifeated (2018-08-10)

Highlander might be the most popular way to build casual decks and enjoy Magic in a non-tournament environment. There are many ways to play Highlander and while Elder Dragon Highlander (AKA Commander) might be the most popular by far, there are many more ways to build singleton decks and have fun at the kitchen or bar table. Andifeated is here to show you a bavarian variant of Highlander – or as they call it in southern Germany “Hochstapler”.

Alternative Pitch: The Force of Will Story

EntertainmentBy Kumagoro (2018-06-29)

Over the years, alternative costs have become common, appearing in a wide range of different forms, the most thrilling of which involve the opportunity to cast a spell by spending resources that aren't mana. Force of Will and its brethren are still the mainstays of this category, but are far from alone.

Sealed in Dominaria

LimitedBy ChristianS (2018-05-08)

Sealed in Dominaria is very different from previous sets. It requires a basic understanding of the Limited format in Magic the Gathering. Christian brings his 15 years of experience to bear in order to help readers understand some ways to successfully build sealed pools in Dominaria.

Dominaria Set Review for Modern

SpoilersBy Rone (2018-04-24)

Dominaria's release is on the horizon and that means once thing for Modern players: time to brew decks and figure out which cards help which archetypes. This time, we have lots of reprints, awesome callbacks, Historic Spells and the new Enchantment mechanics: Sagas.

One More Thing! A Second Look at Legacy Miracles

ConstructedBy Alakazimdk (2018-03-13)

I ran the Mentor build in the MTGO Legacy Challenge this week and I feel that is a good opportunity to showcase a slightly different way to build Miracles than we saw last time. I'll go through the list and then my rounds.

Masters 25 Top 10: Cube Gold in the Silver Anniversary Set

LimitedBy SanchoN (2018-03-05)

With Masters 25, Magic's 25th Anniversary set finally spoiled, it is time to take a look at how the new reprints affect your cube. Whether you are going to crack some packs or sit back and watch single prices drop, the set should have something to offer your cube both in the department of new cards and when it comes to pimping it out with foils and new illustrations. Welcome to Cubes For Squares' A25 Top 10.

What is Dead May Never Die: A Look at Legacy Miracles

ConstructedBy Alakazimdk (2018-02-02)

Miracles was supposed to die with the passing of Sensei’s Divining Top, but somehow Tundra lovers managed to resurrect the archetype and pilot it to many top 8 finishes in major tournaments. Read below to find out how Miracles works and how it performs in the current Legacy metagame.

The 5 Most Successful Modern Decks of 2017

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-01-19)

For better or for worse, the year that just ended consolidated the current Modern meta. But who were the kings of the season? Meet the five decks that placed more consistently in the Top 8 of Modern events during 2017, while scoring victories at the largest tournaments.

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Cardmarket Decks

Standard

5-1
MagicFest Online Qualifier
25.03.2020
MTGO
MTGO Standard League
22.01.2020
5-6
Mythic Championship VII
09.12.2019
7th
MagicFest Lyon 2019
04.11.2019

Modern

2nd
MTGO Modern MCQ
03.09.2019
3-4
MTGO Modern MCQ
03.09.2019
5-8
Mythic Championship Qualifier @ MagicFest Yokohama 2019
19.04.2019
3-4
PPTQ @ Bertils Spielwiese (Dillingen, Germany)
16.09.2018

Legacy

Grand Prix Bologna 2019
02.12.2019
MTGO Legacy Challenge
07.08.2019
5-8
CMSeries Frankfurt 2019 - Legacy
06.08.2019
5-8
Eternal Weekend Asia 2018 - Legacy Championship
19.08.2018

Vintage

MTGO
MTGO Competitive Vintage League
24.06.2018
3-4
Eternal Masters 2018 - Vintage @ Australia
09.06.2018
5-8
Eternal Masters 2018 - Vintage @ Australia
09.06.2018
4th
TMD Open 19 @ Waterbury (Connecticut)
12.05.2018

Commander

2nd
Volgograd DC daily 5 @ Volgo Games
21.12.2018
3-4
Bohemia DC Prague 7th @ Prague @ Prague
24.11.2018
2nd
DC Pont'Au @ Lieuray (27)
10.10.2018
2nd
Duel Commander @ Playground Hobby Cafe (Philippines)
06.10.2018

Pauper

5-8
Rags to Riches XXIII @ Mox Boarding House - Seattle
01.12.2018
1st
Rags to Riches XXII @ Mox Boarding House - Seattle
13.10.2018
MTGO
MTGO Pauper Challenge
01.10.2018
MTGO
MTGO Pauper Challenge
01.10.2018

Highlander

7th
Kokkola Champs 2015
29.11.2015
1st
Prague Highlander series #5
11.01.2015
8th
Highlander Grand Prix XII (Hanau)
20.04.2013
8th
KuukkaCon 2013
01.03.2013
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