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On Video This Week (2/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-01-10)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from combat in gameplay to combative debates to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of January 10.

Daily Deck Tech Vow: Initiating Beatdown

By Skura (2021-11-18)

Here's our vow: Every workday ahead of the set's release, Insight is taking a quick look at another deck featuring the new cards from Innistrad: Crimson Vow. We all knew coming in that some monowhite variant would be good … but this good? Crimson Vow has given the deck some serious power-ups!

Daily Deck Tech Vow: Death and Taxes in Standard!

By Skura (2021-11-01)

Here's our vow: Every workday during preview season, Insight is taking a quick look at another deck featuring the latest cards from the upcoming Innistrad: Crimson Vow. First up is one mighty reprint that majorly improves Monowhite Aggro—or should we say, "Monowhite Taxes"?

Daily Deck Tech Hunt: W/B Midrange Flying Back to Standard

By ElonThragtusk (2021-09-27)

Every workday while the set is new, Insight is taking a quick look at another deck featuring cards from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. Today we focus on a somewhat unorthodox Standard build that ended up seventh in a Challenge on Magic Online. With just a few small additions, this deck goes big!

Daily Deck Tech Hunt: Humans of Innistrad

By ElonThragtusk (2021-09-15)

Every workday ahead of the set's release, Insight is taking a quick look at a deck featuring new cards from the upcoming Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. Today we check if new Humans and a new mechanic have what it takes to succeed in Standard when everyone's working together. So let's join the coven!

Rotation Grief: Core Set 2021, Part 1

By Kumagoro (2021-08-30)

The Standard rotation is upon us again! Time to acknowledge the disappearance from our decks of all the cards from the four rotating sets. We continue this journey of grief (or perhaps jubilation) by looking into the white, blue, and black cards Standard will lose when Core Set 2021 rotates out.

Top 5 Decks That Survive the Standard Rotation

By ElonThragtusk (2021-08-19)

Standard rotations are always tough on established decks. Staples from many sets both beloved and despised disappear from the pool, leaving us with a much weaker Standard. If you want to prepare as well as possible for the post-rotation world, get acquainted with these decks: the best of what remains legal.

Rotation Grief: Theros Beyond Death, Part 1

By Kumagoro (2021-08-16)

The Standard rotation is upon us again! Time to acknowledge the disappearance from our decks of all the cards from the four rotating sets. We continue this journey of grief (or perhaps jubilation) by looking at the white, blue, and black cards Standard will lose when Theros Beyond Death rotates out.

AFRaid? New Pioneer Tech: Blessed, Book, Bards

By TobiH (2021-07-26)

Such is the advantage of a smaller format unburdened by the weight of decades worth of Magic cards: With just a little aid from the latest set—AFR for short—the Pioneer landscape is three decks richer: Here's what Moon-Blessed Cleric, The Book of Exalted Deeds, and Bard Class are up to!

Exclusive Preview: Three New Cards on Modern's Horizon

By TobiH (2021-05-27)

Here's an exclusive first look at three cards from the upcoming Modern Horizons 2. Two of them could go into the same strategy, two benefit more creative deck building, two are completely new designs never seen before, and one is a card that has never been reprinted in 21 years!

Data Analysis: The Top Modern Decks, April–May 2021

By Aliquanto (2021-05-21)

One month after release, it's time to review all of the many Strixhaven cards that made a splash in Modern and analyze the Magic Online results to determine which are the format's best performing decks in this post-STX, pre-MH2 world. We've got data, calculations, programming, and a new frontrunner!

#CMAskTheJudge Episode 126: Elite Exiling

By MartinaT (2021-05-07)

Welcome to Episode 126 of Cardmarket's AskTheJudge series. Each episode includes a video that poses a question regarding the rules of Magic. Watch the video, comment with your answer, and then check your work below. This week's question is about cards exiled with Elite Spellbinder …

Lorehold Beats in Standard

By ElonThragtusk (2021-05-05)

Although adventurers at heart, the Loreholds are known as history buffs, and it shows. In the current Standard, it looks like they have taken both ways, kind of like Indiana Jones, unearthing relics from the past but not pulling any punches either. Where the past and future collide, there's plenty of deck material!

Strixhaven Spotlight: Elite Spellbinder

By Skura (2021-04-02)

Strixhaven's Elite Spellbinder not only bears the features of Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa, one of the greatest mages of all time; it's also a pretty great mage (or Cleric) itself. Let's see how powerful it is and what potential applications lie in store for it across all kinds of Constructed formats.

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