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Mythic Championship V: Twilight of the Dead

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2019-10-23)

The penultimate Arena Mythic Championship was foremost a Golos affair, yet the wandering robot and its favorite Zombieland destination failed to reach the topmost place in their final Standard showcase. This ended up the privilege of the reigning, and fervent, world champion.

A Look at the Top 16 Modern Decks from Cardmarket Series Barcelona

Event CoverageBy TobiH (2019-10-04)

As usual, the Modern field at the most recent stop of the Cardmarket Series was the most diverse. The Top 16 featured no less than 15 different archetypes! Let's take a look at the best of what the format has to offer now, after the departure of Hogaak and Faithless Looting plus the addition of Stoneforge Mystic.

Rotation Grief: Dominaria (Part 2)

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2019-10-02)

The Standard Rotation is upon us. The coming meta will be shaped, in part, by what we lose. We've reached the end of this journey of grief (or jubilation, depending on who you ask) as we look into the red, green, multicolored, and colorless cards we'll have to remove from our Standard decks as Dominaria rotates out.

The Cat's Whiskers for FNMs

ConstructedBy WileCoyote (2019-08-27)

Do you want an exciting competitive deck for FNM that's relatively inexpensive? Mark's got the answer. Ajani's Pridemate is one of his favorite cards and he's convinced that this humble lion can still roar, even in the world power creep that is Magic: The Gathering.

A Hateful Core Set: Enemy Color Hosers and Their History

SpoilersBy Rone (2019-07-05)

Core Set 2020 is finally here, this time with enemy color hosers specifically designed for Standard. In this article, Rone reviews each of them, what applications they might have and looking at some of the cards they're based on.

MCQ Madrid Report with Izzet Phoenix

Event CoverageBy Rone (2019-06-28)

Mythic Championship Qualifiers are the premium events everyone wants to win these days. In this article, Rodrigo dives into his experience at MCQ Madrid, from the deck he chose to the preparation and tournament experience he had. Let's dive in and take a look at what happened.

A Month of MCQ Events I: Double MCQ Frankfurt

Event CoverageBy Andifeated (2019-05-16)

After months without any regional and local way to qualify for a Mythic Championship (besides attending MagicFest Events and playing a lot on Magic Online), the local Mythic Championship Qualifiers are finally here! Andifeated attended the first German-speaking MCQ Weekend, featuring two exciting and big tournaments. Read his tournament report and Esper Control Sideboard Guide to prepare for your own MCQ events.

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!

Important Changes to Standard With Ravnica Allegiance

ConstructedBy JaminK (2019-01-31)

Ravnica Allegiance has finally been released everywhere. It has been out on Magic Online for a week longer already and Standard has already undergone great changes with the new cards. Today I want to take a look at the biggest shake-ups in the new Standard.

Confession: I'm in Love with 12 Bolt Burn in Standard

ConstructedBy Andifeated (2019-01-25)

Andifeated is known for loving Islands, playing control decks, and using many counterspells alongside powerful planeswalkers and instants that draw cards, but he has something to admit: He has a secret passion for Lightning Bolt, and he's finally coming clean about his burning hot Standard affair, featuring powerful cards from Ravnica Allegiance. If you're looking for a cheap way to enter Standard in paper or Magic Arena, this article is for you!

Guilds of Ravnica: Top 10 Cube Picks

LimitedBy SanchoN (2019-01-24)

It should be easy pickings to make a list of the 10 best Cube cards from Guilds of Ravnica, since the set has been out for a while, right? Or perhaps you feel like Sancho – that GRN has so much to offer, making it hard to narrow down which cards to include into your own Limited environment.

Tricky Situations and How to Find Them

ConstructedBy JaminK (2018-12-19)

A game of Magic equals a series of decisions, but not all of them are obvious. While playing you will come across situations you have experienced often and you might find a solution that differs from instinct. Join Jamin on his way through some hidden decisions in Magic and how to approach them.

The Standard Black-Green Midrange Compendium

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-11-26)

PT Guilds of Ravnica may have had a Top 8 filled to the brim with White Aggro, but Hans believes Golgari Midrange still has what it takes to beat any of the format's big hitters. Take a look inside to know all about the inside-outs of B/G Midrange in Standard!

What Happened to Standard Stompy

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-11-22)

The Standard meta that ended its run in October was much friendlier to monocolored decks than the current one seems to be. As it turns out, getting access to half the Ravnican Guilds favors multicolor decks, who knew? And among the victims of this new trend is our old friend Steel Leaf Stompy.

Guilds of Ravnica: Red Decks in Standard

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-10-26)

After a couple of weeks testing Standard, it's finally time to provide a snapshot of the metagame. This time around, Rodrigo is taking a look at Red and the strategies utilizing it to great effect.

Grand Prix Denver Tournament Report

Event CoverageBy Andifeated (2018-10-19)

Andifeated just participated in his 49th Grand Prix Event and his first Grand Prix Event in North America this past weekend alongside his Austrian friends Helmut Summersberger and Mark Loh. He recounts his journey here on preparing for Guilds of Ravnica Team Sealed and his trip to the United States of America.

Goblins, Angels, and Knights: A New Standard Format

ConstructedBy ChristianS (2018-10-10)

You might think that after the rotation, merfolk, vampires, pirates, and dinosaurs are the best creature types. But actually, the top tribal decks are now knights, angels, and goblins thanks to Guilds of Ravnica. Today, I want to discuss these decks and explain why they are good for Standard right now.

FAILED UPLOAD: A Look at the Top 16 Modern Decks from Cardmarket Series Barcelona

ConstructedBy TobiH (2019-10-08)

As usual, the Modern field at the most recent stop of the Cardmarket Series was the most diverse. The Top 16 featured no less than 15 different archetypes! Let's take a look at the best of what the format has to offer now, after the departure of Hogaak and Faithless Looting plus the addition of Stoneforge Mystic.

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Cardmarket Decks

Standard

MTGO Standard League
07.08.2019
3-4
CMSeries Frankfurt 2019 - Standard
06.08.2019
7th
MTGO Standard MOCS
16.07.2019
5-8
CMSeries Paris 2019 - Standard
03.06.2019

Modern

2nd
Pro Tour London (Mythic Championship II)
26.04.2019
5-8
Star City Games Classic Philadelphia
17.03.2019

Legacy

4th
Star City Games Team Open Cincinnati
23.03.2019
5-8
12th God Challenger Qualifier
24.11.2018

Commander

3-4
ZAP November @ Palaiseau (France)
11.11.2018
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