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Top 5 Cards in Guilds of Ravnica for Standard

SpoilersBy ChristianS (2018-09-26)

All the cards in Guilds of Ravnica have been spoiled and people are excited. Which new Standard decks will be built? How will the Limited format play out? How will card prices develop? Here are my top five picks in Guilds of Ravnica for the new Standard.

Inner Workings: Saheeli Evolution

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-09-20)

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 a different kind of toolbox deck, featuring the relocation to Modern of the infinite creatures combo that broke Standard last year.

Preparing for Rotation: What Gains and What Loses

ConstructedBy JaminK (2018-09-06)

With the first Guilds of Ravnica Spoilers being released, it’s time to think about rotation. Which decks might still exist without Amonkhet and Kaladesh? How does Standards removal-frame change? And how does this affect cards already in Standard? Jamin gives his thoughts on a completely new format

Tribal Attractions: Dragons

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-08-31)

With its strict, four-faction setting, Ixalan has been a very tribal block, and then Dominaria doubled down with some tribal focus of its own. Time for Kumagoro to have fun with Modern-legal concoctions for some less obvious tribes. In this installment: the most iconic of the iconic tribes.

Myth & Magic: Dragons

EntertainmentBy JohnnyCroat (2018-08-07)

Dragons, in the mythological sense, are a varied species. When used broadly, the word "dragon" consists of several sub-species such as drakes, sea serpents, wurms, and wyverns. In terms of their usage within the fantasy genre, they're often painted as linear one-dimensional characters, perhaps even within the game of Magic. Let's take a quick look at some dragon-related Magic cards, and then look at their mythological cousins, both great and small.

M19 Standard for Pro Tour 25th Anniversary

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-08-02)

Pro Tour 25th Anniversary is just around the corner and constructed Team Trios will be the format of choice with M19 Standard playing a major role in the tournament. In this article, I will try to highlight the latest additions while guessing which archetypes could be chosen by the pro players of the event. Let’s break it down!

The Most Powerful Rares of M19 for Standard

SpoilersBy ChristianS (2018-07-12)

Last time, I talked about the new Elder Dragons and Planeswalkers of the latest Core set. This time around, I'm writing about the most powerful rares of M19 for the Standard format. While the best cards of M19 seem to be Elder Dragons, there are still some good rares which could impact Standard. M19 focused a bit on tribals, but there are also other cards with potential.

Planeswalkers and Dragons in M19

SpoilersBy ChristianS (2018-06-29)

Core sets are back and our reviewers are raring to let you know what cards matter for which formats! Chrstian is taking a look at the core set in Standard over the next few weeks. Here, he tackles two cycles in M19 - Planeswalkers and Elder Dragons, and judges their merit in the upcoming Standard.

Define This: Deck Categories

EntertainmentBy Moudou (2018-06-26)

Magic is a game of terms. There are dozens of aspects of the game that are poorly defined and many unoffical words have become standard issue. In this article, Moudou will define and codify various deck categories in this, the first part of a longer series on Magic terminology.

Zombie Armies in Dominaria

ConstructedBy RyanS (2018-06-21)

The hot topic in Standard right now is the dominance of Goblin Chainwhirler and rise of a "solved" format. That's all fine and well, but our own Ryan S has other plans for Standard. In this article, He explores two casual Standard builds around his favorite Dominaria card and its zombie army.

Top 5 Aggro Decks in Dominaria Standard

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-06-20)

Standard is in a pretty rough spot right now. After Pro Tour Dominaria, the format looks solved. Goblin Chainwhirler is the new boogeyman and Red decks are everywhere. So, Rodrigo decided to take a look at Aggro in Standard and ranked his top 5 Aggro decks in Dominaria.

The New Brawl

ConstructedBy JaminK (2018-06-13)

With Brawl having a new Banlist and being back on Magic Online, it's time for Jamin to take a look at the way the metagame is shaping up. Which decks perform the best and which ones are played the most? Jamin has the answers in this interesting journey through 59-card decks.

Pro Tour Dominaria Report

Event CoverageBy Toffel (2018-06-06)

Do you want to get a little insight into German preparation for Pro Tour Dominaria? Join Toffel as he explains exactly how he attacked Limited and which decks his team considered for Standard, as well as which decks came short of dealing with a meta defined by an omnipresent Goblin Chainwhirler.

The Year of Living Dangerously: Mastering Mastery

ConstructedBy JohnnyCroat (2018-05-24)

Imagine not being able to lose the game. Imagine that every time you gain life, you draw extra cards. (Card advantage is great, right?) …but what’s this? I need to exile some cards in my graveyard? Okay, I can do that. Now my hand? Well, I guess since I drew extra cards, I don’t mind. My permanents too? Uh-oh…

The Best Angels for Each Era of Magic

EntertainmentBy Kumagoro (2018-04-19)

Magic has existed for 25 years now, and Angels have been around from the beginning, always eager to protect the worthy (the player) and punish the wicked (the opponent). To celebrate their everlasting piety and fury, let’s decide which have been the true paragons of virtue at each stage of Magic’s history.

Artifact Synergies in Dominaria

SpoilersBy ChristianS (2018-04-17)

Christian is back at it with Dominaria, this time looking at potential artifact synergies for the upcoming expansion. From Djinns to Planeswalkers, and even to the new Saga Mechanic, Dominaria looks to be an artifacts matter set, pairing well with Kaldesh and bringing new and old archetypes to life.

Mono-Red Insight: A History From Amonkhet to Dominaria

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-04-09)

Hasty creatures, direct damage and painful deserts: mono-red is one of the most successful decks in Standard since Amonkhet was released. From its origins to the recent banning and right down to its various configurations, we are going to break down the fastest deck in the format.

A First Look at Standard with Dominaria

SpoilersBy ChristianS (2018-04-05)

This week, I dive into the bevy of Dominaria spoilers available looking for interesting Standard-worthy cards that could shape the competitive meta in the months to come. Does Dominaria live up to the hype, or does Magic's most traveled plane come up short of expectations? Read on to find out.

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.

Merfolk in Rivals of Ixalan Standard

ConstructedBy ChristianS (2018-02-21)

The Ixalan block focused heavily on the vampire, merfolk, pirate, and dinosaur tribe. Merfolk, unfortunately, ended falling behind given a low member pool and limited support cards in Ixalan Standard. This article discusses how Rivals of Ixalan changes this equation.

Mardu Vehicles: Past, Present, and Future

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-02-19)

Mardu Vehicles has been a popular archetype in Standard since Kaladesh released. The deck has faced one of the most troublesome metas in Standard history with four separate ban announcements, one format rotation, and yet it has, through it all, managed to be a fairly well represented deck. Let’s crew it!

One Mean Deck: Grixis Energy

ConstructedBy TobiH (2018-02-12)

Grixis Energy picked up right where Temur Energy left us and has quickly become the new top dog of today's Standard. However, it's hard to tell what the best version may look like or even to know what to expect when playing against the archetype. Data analysis is needed!

Dinosaurs and Mortality Rates

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-09-14)

Why on Ixalan did you enrage the Dinosaur?

All the Rage

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-08-21)

Standard, Modern, Old School - this article has everything!

B&R Announcement June 2017

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-06-14)

There are no marvels anymore!

Evolving Wilds

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-05-17)

Where is Standard headed after the Pro Tour?

Pre Pro Tour Amonkhet

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-05-09)

Will it be Mardu vs. Marvel, or which deck is going to take down the Pro Tour?

A History Lesson

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-04-26)

Understanding the past – to prevent repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

Rise of the Mummy

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-04-24)

Things just won't stay dead these days.

Brains or Brawn

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-04-11)

Do you enjoy shaping your hand until you will inevitably win, or do you prefer to present impressive threats as fast as possible?

Welcome to Amonkhet

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-03-28)

Unless you are a real Magic veteran, chances are good you didn't even know this card existed!

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Modern

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Legacy

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