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The Future of Modern After Once Upon a Time

ConstructedBy ElonThragtusk (2020-03-12)

After several months of a Modern metagame dominated by Once Upon a Time, everyone who didn't manage to squeeze it into their deck can rejoice. Its power level has proved the card worthy of a ban, and it's now leaving the format. Read on to find out in which direction the new Modern may be headed.

The Red Mage's Guide for 2020

ConstructedBy Rone (2020-02-05)

Red mages of the world, rejoice! 2020 is a great year for us. Our favorite color has a huge presence in Standard, in Pioneer, and in Modern. If you want to tune your red decks while adding brand new cards from Theros Beyond Death, this is the article you need to read.

The Big Ban: Modern Without Oko, Lattice, and Mox Opal

ConstructedBy ElonThragtusk (2020-01-17)

For months, Modern has been an unhealthy format dominated by one strategy in particular. Now Wizards took action with three big bans. Going out the door isn't just a broken planeswalker, but also a powerful win condition and one of the most iconic artifacts in Modern's history. Let's see what's next for the format!

Why You Should Play Titan Shift in Modern in 2020

ConstructedBy ElonThragtusk (2020-01-07)

Titan Shift, although not the most popular Modern deck right now, still saw a decent amount of play throughout 2019, especially in the final few months. Read on to see why it shouldn't be any less of a factor in the year to come, and what new tools and circumstances have improved its position in the metagame.

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.

#CMAskTheJudge Episode 54 - Hardened Scales

EntertainmentBy MartinaT (2019-08-23)

Episode 54 of Cardmarket's AskTheJudge series. Each installment in this series will include a video that poses a rules question about MTG. Watch the video, comment with your answer, and then check your work below. This week's question involves a popular Modern deck built around a certain hardened green card.

Picking Your First Commander: The Ultimate Guide

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-07-03)

Robert is anxiously awaiting the release of this year's Commander decks. These decks always provide a great entry point for newer players. But new players don't need to wait for new Commander decks when there are so many great commanders already out there. Join him as he explores some of the best!

A Tale of Four WAR Oathbreakers

ConstructedBy RyanS (2019-07-01)

Do you play Oathbreaker? Here are four deck techs featuring planeswalkers from the new set War of the Sparks. Ryan Scicluna breaks down four decks for this exciting new format. The decks include: Vraska and her deathtouch squad, all the Ajani’s we can fit, hand disruption with Davriel and spell slinging with Ral Zarek.

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.

Tribal Attractions: Ooze Confidence

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2019-02-27)

Sometimes it's cool to build a deck around a small tribe that doesn't invite linear strategies – something that was actually true of Ooze until Ravnica Allegiance changed their slimy game for good.

A Simple Trick to Help Your Game

ConstructedBy Toffel (2018-12-20)

The end of the year is upon us, which is, understandably, not the most active time for competitive Magic. Since Standard is in a good and well educated place and everybody is satisfied with Guilds of Ravnica draft coming to an end, I wanted to talk about something a little more abstract this time.

Turn Three Please: Turbo Devoted Druid in Modern

ConstructedBy Toffel (2018-11-23)

Looking for a new Modern Deck? Toffel's got you covered with his new version of the Devoted Druid combo deck that got him a top 32 finish at GP Atlanta.

Reyhan and Ikra Budget Golgari Deck Tech

ConstructedBy RyanS (2018-10-16)

Building a Commander deck is a fun, but daunting task, especially if you are on a tight budget. In this article, I will try to explain the thought process of building on a budget using cards which cost less than three euros each.

Inner Workings: Hardened Modular

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-10-11)

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 deck that runs like clockwork, expanding and multiplying like a well-oiled machine… possibly because it's entirely made of those.

The KCI Diaries

ConstructedBy Toffel (2018-09-12)

This time, Toffel delves deeper into his weapon of choice in Modern and points out the key strengths and weaknesses of his Krark-Clan Ironworks deck within an ever-changing (hating) environment.

Modern Metagame Review: 2018 Summer Edition

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-09-11)

Summer is over and the Guilds of Ravnica spoilers have officially begun. While waiting for new cards to improve or create new archetypes, let's review how the Modern format has been performing during the past three months divided into winners, losers, and new brews.

The Post-GP Prague Metagame Breakdown

Event CoverageBy HansD (2018-09-05)

Although the European Modern scene leans toward control more than its American counterpart, the numbers that W/U Control put up at GP Prague came as an eye-opener for someone like me who expected things to be a lot more linear. Regardless, I want to take a look at the archetype's performance, examine an up-and-comer from the tournament, and wrap things up with a look towards the future. Without further ado, let's jump right into the deck of the hour, W/U Control.

Tribal Attractions: Hydras

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-08-01)

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: everyone's favorite polycephalous monstrosities.

GP Pittsburgh aftermath

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-02-14)

Grand Prix Pittsburgh has come and gone without a revolution in the Standard format.

Top sellers prediction

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-03-02)

Buy, Hold, Sell? Where are our bestsellers headed?

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Modern

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MagicFest Birmingham 2019
20.08.2019
2nd
Mythic Championship IV
30.07.2019
1st
CMSeries Paris 2019 - Modern
03.06.2019
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Grand Prix Yokohama
20.04.2019
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