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Return to Tabletop: Summertime Modern

ConstructedBy Rone (2020-07-09)

Modern's metagame has been shifting a lot since last year when Modern Horizons completely warped the format. After the companion fiasco, it's time to test out the tabletop experience adapted to the new normality. Here are some thoughts about recent strategies and about how to play with social distancing.

Cycling All Over Standard (and Pioneer)

ConstructedBy ElonThragtusk (2020-05-08)

While Ikoria may have looked mostly weird at first, it mostly looks bonkers now. Next to companions, Standard has another new menace that started off somewhat overlooked: the Boros Cycling deck. Whether you're new to the format or not, it should represent a consideration. Here's why.

Ikoria Spotlight: Lurrus of the Dream-Den

SpoilersBy Andifeated (2020-04-10)

With companion, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths introduces a very dangerous keyword. Let's take a look at Lurrus of the Dream-Den and list some ideas this powerful card has provoked. Will it change the face of nonrotating Constructed formats like Legacy and even Modern? Let's find out!

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

Event CoverageBy Andifeated (2019-12-03)

Modern is a hotbed of variety and the Cardmarket Series Prague metagame was no different. The Top 16 alone featured 14 different decks and proved again that Modern is the most diverse of all Constructed format. Let's take a closer look at the state of Modern after Throne of Eldraine and Stoneforge Mystic have settled in.

Modern Horizons Preview (Part 2) - Modern Duds

SpoilersBy HansD (2019-06-13)

Last week, I discussed Modern’s most exciting new toys from Modern Horizons. This week, I'm bringing out the cards that make my shake in my head in disappointment. From cards that are a few words away from being interesting build-arounds to cards that left me dumbfounded as to why they were designed the way they were, I'm going to give you a run down of the biggest MH1 misses. Stretch your thumbs and prepare your booing because this might get ugly - here's to hoping you won’t open any of these cards in your prize boosters!

Paying My Rent or Paying for My Commander Mana Base

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-01-18)

If you enjoy playing multiple Commander decks, getting the perfect mana base can be a huge investment. Fortunately, there are plenty of options that will make your deck run like clockwork without having to invest an arm and leg. Let's look at some of the basic rules I keep in mind when it comes down to the mana base of multicolored Commander decks.

Tribal Attractions: The Spirit of Christmas

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-12-19)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas tribal! What's better to get in a proper festive spirit than to actually build a Spirit deck? One that will be dreaming of a white and red-nosed finisher and where green grows the lifegaining mistletoe.

You Shall Not Heal: The Skullcrack Story

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-07-27)

Burn is possibly the oldest strategy in the game, dating back to the wild times of "all bolts" decks. Lifegaining is the natural enemy of Burn and Skullcrack is the natural enemy of life gain. But there are others and Kumagoro divulges their short and fascinating history here.

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…

Modern's One-Hit Wonders

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-04-18)

Every time a new deck pops up in Modern, there’s a rush to play the deck, it becomes a flavor of the month, and then is shelved indefinitely. This week Hans revisits four decks that saw some time in the limelight within the past year. Do any of these decks have any shot at redemption? Let’s find out!

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!

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.

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.

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!

Making enemies fast

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-09-04)

Prepare for a faster Modern format!

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Cardmarket Decks

Standard

MTGO
MTGO Competitive Standard League
24.09.2018
MTGO
MTGO Competitive Standard League
30.08.2018
5-8
RPTQ @ Game Cafe (Independence, MO)
26.08.2018
MTGO
MTGO Competitive Standard League
20.08.2018

Modern

3rd
MagicFest Ghent 2019
19.09.2019
3-4
MTGO Modern MCQ
03.09.2019
5-8
MagicFest Birmingham 2019
20.08.2019
5-8
13th God of Modern @ Hareruya (Japan)
13.04.2019

Commander

5-8
ZAP Avril @ Palaiseau
21.04.2019
5-8
Zap Mars @ Palaiseau (France)
10.03.2019
5-8
Master Zap @ Palaiseau (France)
06.01.2019
2nd
MP - Monthly Duel Commander @ Holbæk
09.12.2018

Highlander

8th
Tiki Cup Frankfurt
21.10.2017
3rd
Metagame Masters #8 Berlin
04.03.2017
8th
Lukino - Vianočný Highlander
04.12.2016
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