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Theros Beyond Death Spotlight: Heliod Combo

ConstructedBy Rone (2020-01-09)

Time for some sweet New Year's spoilers from Theros Beyond Death. In today's article, Rone goes deep into the latest infinite combo involving Walking Ballista and Heliod, Sun-Crowned. Powerful in Modern and possibly ban-worthy in Pioneer, it's the Splinter Twin of the new decade!

Why You Too Should Play European Highlander

ConstructedBy Ratix (2020-01-06)

Before Commander caught on, players had already been enjoying a singleton format for years. It was named Highlander — originally for the catchphrase of the 1986 cult classic which stipulates that "There can be only one," but the format also seems to want to live forever.

Pioneer at Cardmarket Series Prague

ConstructedBy TobiH (2019-12-06)

Pioneer wasn't one of the big headliners in Prague, and the event's turnout wasn't big either. The format also experienced another round of bannings since. Nevertheless, the results call into question some previous assumptions. In particular, control fared much better than expected.

Commander Deck Tech: Dissent in the Land

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-12-02)

Today, we look at a Lands deck, but one that doesn't revolve around the popular commanders that we see everybody using in this context: no Omnath, no Mina and Denn, no Gitrog Monster. Today we turn to an unexpected commander for a Lands strategy. Welcome to Samut Lands.

Dangerous Propositions: Glimpse of Nature

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2019-04-11)

The Modern ban list is a maximum security prison with 34 inmates, some of which could potentially pose a serious threat to the meta. In this ongoing series, we're reviewing each of those offenders to see if they're eligible for parole. This time it's the turn of the green storm enabler.

The Golden Rules of Modern - Part One

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-08-14)

Modern is a great format to theory-craft in, with an ever-evolving metagames and a deep card pool to feed discussions and theories about the format. This also means that what was once true in Modern no longer apply – a good example of this is, "Don't tap out against Twin on turn three" – but there are also long-standing rules that every Modern player should be aware of if he or she wants to play well. The first three of these "Golden Rules of Modern" might be ones you know already, but they also might be ones you haven't thought about yet. Let's jump right in and take a look at our first, and arguably the most famous, rule.

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.

Beating Your Opponents Down with Green-Black Elves

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-07-31)

During a conversation last week, my friend Stefan asked me if I would be interested in playing in a large Modern tournament the following week. He has a large collection of Modern staples, which he offered to lend if there was a deck I wanted to play in particular. He had decided on playing Grixis Shadow for the tournament, and I picked up Black-Green Elves. Here's the deck list for my 75.

Playing Your Cards Right: Sequencing in Modern

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-07-06)

Looking to take your Modern game up a notch? In this week's article, Hans tackles the topic of sequencing with the goal of helping you improve using some practical examples. Find out what it means to understand proper sequencing by taking a look inside!

Get into the Gruul

LimitedBy SanchoN (2018-06-28)

What should Green-Red do in your cube? Sometimes when constructing a limited environment for drafting Magic it is worth giving the obvious choice a try. And since the dawn of Magic the guild known as Gruul has proven quite good at producing lots of mana and casting very big spells with a casting cost of X.

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.

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!

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!

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.

GP Seville hidden gems – Part 2

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2020-01-15)

Another gem was trying to claw its way into the spotlight at GP Seville, but none of the decks using it made it into the Top8, causing the price to stay stable so far.

More Fate Reforged Sleepers

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2020-01-15)

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.

Dragons aren't cheap

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2020-01-15)

Dragons are rising on Tarkir once again, but which cards will rise with them?

Bigger is better

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2020-01-15)

Today I want to talk about some of the “older” Standard cards with new upside due to Dragons of Tarkir. Dragons has exciting cards for players of all categories, but for investors it is the most exciting to buy into something that is very cheap compared to the potential of that card.

Dragons - Prey on the Weak

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2020-01-15)

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

Dead End

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2020-01-16)

Today I look at the next planeswalker from Magic Origins, outlining how you should try to build a deck around her.

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Cardmarket Decks

Modern

3-4
10K-Series: Trial Modern @ Alara Games, Trollhättan
16.03.2019
5-8
Grand Prix Portland
08.12.2018
5-8
SCG Team Open @ Columbus, OH
06.10.2018
2nd
PPTQ @ DCP Hobbies (Longview, WA)
23.09.2018

Legacy

5-8
Belgian Legacy Cup Trial 6 @ Outpost Brussels
18.11.2018
5-8
Legacy Preservation Series 1k @ Mox Boarding House (Seattle)
04.11.2018
7th
Eternal Weekend 2018 @ Pittsburgh, PA
03.11.2018
5-8
SCG Classic @ Syracuse (New York, USA)
16.09.2018

Commander

1st
ZAP Avril @ Palaiseau
21.04.2019
5-8
ZAP Avril @ Palaiseau
21.04.2019
2nd
Duel Commander @ Jeux Barjo (Bordeaux, France)
10.04.2019
5-8
Angelic Tournament Commander 8 @ Valence, France
24.02.2019

Pauper

2nd
Dimagames Special Event Pauper @ Dimagames, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
13.04.2019
MTGO
MTGO Pauper League
03.10.2018
MTGO
MTGO Pauper League
19.09.2018
1st
Store Credit 1K @ Frogtown Hobbies (Rossford, Ohio)
22.09.2018

Highlander

2nd
Highlander Spielraum Wien #2
26.05.2018
7th
Highlander URPIN CUP Banská Bystrica, SK
27.05.2018
8th
Cloudpost HL Cup Bratislava
17.02.2018
2nd
MGM 11 Berlin
03.03.2018
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