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What is Dead May Never Die: Modern Dredge After Faithless Looting

ConstructedBy Andifeated (2019-10-21)

When Hogaak Summer concluded with a big Banned and Restricted List announcement, many decks were hurt by the removal of Faithless Looting—especially graveyard strategies like Dredge. Learn how they survive the loss of their most important turn-one play and what direction Modern takes from here.

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.

M20 Cards That Could Make Their Way into Modern

ConstructedBy HansD (2019-07-11)

A new set? Already? Wizards of the Coast have been cranking new sets out at a lightning pace, and with those new sets comes new toys for Modern players to use. Hans picks four cards from M20 that he thinks will find homes in Modern decks!

Taking a Second Look at Modern Jund

ConstructedBy HansD (2019-06-25)

Modern has changed in the five years I’ve been playing and following it, and some decks that used to be on top of the dogpile have found themselves kicked off their perch. As Modern has become more powerful, aggressive, and linear, many of the fair, interactive decks that reigned supreme have gone the way of the dinosaur. Jund is one of these decks that has been pushed out more and more by the changes in the metagame, but Modern Horizons has brought along a good number of new toys that warrant giving this battered archetype a second chance.

Bridgevine's Missing Piece

ConstructedBy Andifeated (2019-06-13)

It was obvious that Modern Horizons would introduce some cards to the Modern metagame to help fringe strategies push their way into the meta. Nobody expected the monster that Wizards would unleash with Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis. Read about Bridgevine's rise from fringe status to potentially format defining.

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.

Deck Review - Hollow One in Modern

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-06-13)

Hollow One has become one of the most played decks in Modern since his first major appearance at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan. Rodrigo has been spending tons of time with the deck and aims to explain its growing popularity alongside with some deck variants and sideboard strategies.

Choose Their Poison: The Collective Brutality Story

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-04-11)

Modal spells - everyone's favorite way to pack a bigger bang for your buck while dealing with the inherent available slot restrictions in 60-card decks. The best of such cards were frequently chase rares in the past and Collective Brutality is no exception; let’s choose to see why.

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.

Bridge Trolls

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-05-12)

Would you like to troll your opponents in Modern?

GP Toronto Day Two

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-05-02)

The black decks were able to stop the G/W menace at GP Selesnya.

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

5-8
Nationals 2017 - Russia
17.09.2017
MTGO
MTGO Competitive Standard League
16.09.2017
5-8
Nationals 2017 - Germany
10.09.2017
5-8
Grand Prix Turin 2017
03.09.2017

Modern

2nd
MagicFest Ghent 2019
19.09.2019
7th
MagicFest Ghent 2019
19.09.2019
5-8
MTGO Modern MCQ
03.09.2019
5-8
MagicFest Birmingham 2019
20.08.2019

Legacy

7th
27º Alpha Legacy
11.11.2017

Commander

3-4
DC Pont'Au @ Lieuray (27)
10.10.2018
3-4
FNM Hiveworld Cologne
23.03.2018
2nd
Legendary Tournament Commander
10.09.2017
1st
Legendary Tournament Commander
10.09.2017

Pauper

3-4
Paupergeddon X Roma @ Rome, Italy
23.09.2018
MTGO
MTGO Pauper League
03.01.2018
2nd
Liga Valenciana de Pauper @ Gremio de Dragones
17.12.2017
MTGO
MTGO Pauper League
25.11.2017

Highlander

2nd
Wizard's Well Highlander Mannheim
07.05.2016
5th
MKM Series Highlander Frankfurt
14.02.2016
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