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Lots of Laughter with Legacy Leylines

ConstructedBy JohnnyCroat (2019-10-23)

One of the most important factors with any format and any strategy is enjoyability. If you don't like the deck you're playing, then what's the point? You need to have fun— and there's nothing quite so much fun as dumping your hand onto the table on turn zero!

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.

Identifying Commander Decks: It's Easy as ABC

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-05-20)

Let's look at the wild wild west that is Commander with its infinite ways to build Commander decks, but only certain ways to fit specific playgroups and play styles. What decks are considered "casual" and what makes a deck competitive?

Inner Workings: Dredge

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2019-03-27)

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 the most successful combo deck in the current meta, a unique strategy that the DCI bans have tried to keep in check since the very beginning of the format.

Dangerous Propositions: Dark Depths

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2019-02-19)

The Modern ban list is a maximum security prison with (KCI update!) 34 inmates, some of which could potentially pose a serious threat to the meta. In this ongoing series, we're reviewing each of those offenders to see if they're eligible for parole. This time it's the turn of the evil queen of the tokens.

The Bogeyman is Back: A Legacy Dredge Primer

ConstructedBy Andifeated (2018-11-02)

Deathrite Shaman was considered to be the evil bane of the Legacy Format and many players wanted it to be banned in order to make the format great again. They forgot an ancient beast that terrorized the Legacy format before Deathrite Shaman was printed in 2012. Learn about the rising threat from the grave and how to defeat or join them in Andifeated’s up to date Dredge Primer.

Inner Workings: Ad Nauseam

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-07-18)

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 Ad Nauseam, the only combo deck in Modern to abuse a card also commonly seen in Legacy to create a flashier play.

The Hollow Renaissance of Vintage Dredge

ConstructedBy Elric (2018-06-27)

Pietro dives back into Viintage with a deep analysis of a new Vintage Dredge deck. A few recent cards gave the deck new and intriguing twist, Dredge decks have always been a stable deck in Vintage Top 8s. Let's open the history book and look at the new Dredge.

An Introduction to 1v1 Commander

ConstructedBy JaminK (2018-04-18)

1v1 Commander is a relatively new format originally introduced last year on Magic Online. The format is built on interesting decks and allows you to play with many different cards from Magic’s past. If any of this appeals to you, I have what you need to get started in this format.

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.

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!

Bridge Trolls

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-05-12)

Would you like to troll your opponents in Modern?

Mana Leak

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-12-14)

There was a big leak yesterday regarding some very special mana sources.

Dead End

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-06-22)

Today I look at the next planeswalker from Magic Origins, outlining how you should try to build a deck around her.

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

Modern

5-8
CMSeries Paris 2019 - Modern
03.06.2019
5-8
Grand Prix Yokohama
20.04.2019
2nd
Grand Prix Sao Paulo 2019
13.04.2019
MTGO
MTGO Modern MOCS Playoff
14.04.2019

Legacy

MTGO
MTGO Legacy MCQ
07.04.2019
2nd
Alabama Legacy League IQ #1 @ Huntsville, Alabama
01.12.2018
3-4
Legacy [Pro Series] @ Fire & Dice
07.10.2018
5-8
Legacy [Pro Series] @ Fire & Dice
07.10.2018

Vintage

3-4
Romancing The Stones 8 @ Austin, TX
17.11.2018
3-4
JK Series Herbst @ Frankfurt am Main
17.11.2018
1st
Team Serious Open @ Kidforce Collectibles (Berea Ohio)
20.10.2018
MTGO
MTGO Competitive Vintage League
16.09.2018

Commander

5-8
ZAP Avril @ Palaiseau
21.04.2019
3-4
ZAP Avril @ Palaiseau
21.04.2019
3-4
ZAP Avril @ Palaiseau
21.04.2019
5-8
ZAP Avril @ Palaiseau
21.04.2019

Highlander

2nd
Highlander Spielraum Wien #2
26.05.2018
6th
Highlander URPIN CUP Banská Bystrica, SK
27.05.2018
2nd
Cloudpost HL Cup Bratislava
17.02.2018
6th
Cloudpost HL Cup Bratislava
17.02.2018
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