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Vintage at Cardmarket Series Barcelona, an Analysis

ConstructedBy Elric (2019-11-06)

A modern version of BUG Fish claimed the trophy in a metagame filled with artifact and combo decks, but also speckled with a few surprises. Let's see how the latest releases and changes affected the Vintage metagame, and take a look at the Top 4 decklists!

Urza Decks in Modern: Whirza, Outcome, and Ascendancy

ConstructedBy Rone (2019-10-28)

After Hogaak Summer we might be entering Urza's Fall. Enabling several combo archetypes, Urza might be the most broken card in Modern right now. Come join Rone as he goes deep into each Urza, Lord High Artificer variant, explaining how each combo works.

A Faithless Looting Eulogy, Part 2: In Memoriam

ConstructedBy Rone (2019-10-08)

The mourning continues in this series about the monumental banning of Faithless Looting from Modern. This time, Rone dives into the rest of the affected strategies in order to find the best future build for Mono-Red Prowess, Hollow One, and Mardu Pyromancer, to name but a few!

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.

#CMWhatTheTrend - Fairy Tale Spoilers

FinanceBy JaminK (2019-09-12)

Hello and welcome to WhatTheTrend, the column where we'll examine current trends on Cardmarket, check out why certain cards are popular, and speculate on future price developments. This week, it's time to take a look at possible implications of Throne of Eldraine Spoilers.

A Faithless Looting Eulogy Part 1

ConstructedBy Rone (2019-09-09)

It's time to say goodbye to one of Modern's defining cards, Faithless Looting. Rone does so by singing the praises of each archetype it helped enable, while discussing the futures of these archetypes in a post-looting world. This time, Rone covers the big three - Izzet Phoenix, Dredge, and the Hogaak Menace itself.

Modern Horizons Preview (Part 1) - The Most Exciting Cards for Modern

SpoilersBy HansD (2019-06-05)

While the winter holiday season is oftentimes referred to as "the season of giving," the true season of giving has to be spoiler season for any new Magic: The Gathering set. Modern Horizons spoilers haven’t been fully released yet, but just with what we've been given - almost a half of the set - there have already been several cards that have made my eyes pop out with excitement. Whether it's the card's power-level or their build-around potential, I'm quite certain that these cards are going to make a noticeable - if not far-reaching - impact on Modern, and I'm looking forward to diving into discussing them in this week's article.

War of the Spark Modern Review - My Top Picks

ConstructedBy Rone (2019-05-13)

Nicol Bolas has returned to end all our beloved Gatewatch heroes! It doesn't matter who wins this war though, since we Modern players still get a lot of new planeswalkers to try out. In this article, let me try to evaluate every War of the Spark card that might be Modern material.

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.

Humans in the Current Modern Metagame

ConstructedBy JaminK (2019-04-09)

In a Modern metagame defined by Faithless Looting and Ensnaring Bridge, a deck that disrupts the opponent while applying pressure might be the key to victory. We'll go through a current decklist, discuss interesting slots in the deck to beat the meta and walk through the two most important matchups.

The Faithless: Modern Looting Archetypes

ConstructedBy Rone (2019-03-05)

After dodging the last B&R announcement, Faithless Looting is free to keep conquering Modern within a plethora of decks that use and abuse the graveyard interaction it offers. In this article, Rodrigo ranks several Looting archetypes while discussing concerns over a possible banning.

#TwitterBuildsModern Episode One: Prison Break!

ConstructedBy JohnnyCroat (2019-03-01)

When building a deck with a clear win-condition in mind, it's important to look at the ways that this can be achieved. When that win-condition will take far more turns than is usual in the format, then we need to look at ways to give us that time! Let's build a pillow fort with Maze's End!

So Long KCI: Examining the Recent Ban

ConstructedBy HansD (2019-01-24)

"No king rules forever." Krark-Clan Ironworks' reign over the Modern format is no more, and the king's demise was accompanied by an interesting article from Wizards of the Coast. In this week's article, Hans dives into the juicy tidbits from the announcement and casts his eye towards the future.

Changing Times: Four Modern Axioms That Are No Longer True

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-11-06)

Modern moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. In this week's article, I've come up with four adages about Modern that are no longer true in 2018. Let's dive right in and start with a card that was a deckbuilding taboo when I first started playing the format!

Paradoxical Outcome in Vintage: The New Hotness?

ConstructedBy Elric (2018-10-25)

Vintage format has been revolutionized by a card capable of winning games at instant speed and all on its own. It's not only because of its raw power, but also because of how easy it is to build balanced and synergistic decks around it. Pietro is here to tell you everything you could possibly want to know about Paradoxical Outcome in Vintage.

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.

Eyeing the Post-Modern Landscape

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-10-08)

With the release of Magic Arena's Open Beta this past week, Hans wonders what will happen to a format after Modern. What will it look like and when will it come out? Come join the speculation in this week's article!

Common "Mistakes" in Magic You Shouldn't Kick Yourself For

EntertainmentBy HansD (2018-09-18)

Regret selling your Snapcasters for twenty Euros? Missed that game-winning Thragtusk trigger in the Top 8 of a PPTQ? Hans takes a break away from Modern this week to bring you an article about why you shouldn't feel bad about these (and other) common "mistakes" that we've made!

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.

My Top 3 Modern/Extended Decks

ConstructedBy ChristianS (2018-08-27)

Christian has played Magic for a long time now. Last time, he covered his favorites from Standard. Here, he's looking at Modern and Extended. Read on to find out his personal favorites, from metal men to titans of Magic history.

The Golden Rules of Modern - Part Two

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-08-22)

Enjoyed part one of "The Golden Rules of Modern"? You're in luck because this week caps off the second and final part of the series. Join Hans as he shares with you his last three "Golden Rules" when it comes to the best format in Magic!

Three Magic Players Walk into a Bar - KCI At PT25A

Event CoverageBy Toffel (2018-08-14)

After PT 25th Anniversary, it's come time to tell you about the journey of three fierce warriors, set out to conquer the lands of Standard, Modern, and Legacy. Join me for some storytelling about the tournament and how I came to pick KCI as my pick for the Modern portion of the event.

Fighting the Good Fight: Liliana of the Veil

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-07-26)

Modern is filled to the brim with powerful cards, so it's natural that we want to figure out how to stop our opponents from utilizing them as a part of their arsenal. In this article, I'm going to go over what makes [Liliana of the Veil] so powerful, and then I'll present the macro and micro decisions you can make to combat her. Without further ado, let's dive right in!

From Legends to Dominaria and Everything In Between - Part 3

EntertainmentBy Kumagoro (2018-05-08)

When Magic sets began to revisit past planes, the legendary permanents came along for the journey as a regular feature of each and every outing. It would all culminate this year with the mother of all returns: the one coming full circle to the original plane where everything had started.

Dominaria Set Review for Modern

SpoilersBy Rone (2018-04-24)

Dominaria's release is on the horizon and that means once thing for Modern players: time to brew decks and figure out which cards help which archetypes. This time, we have lots of reprints, awesome callbacks, Historic Spells and the new Enchantment mechanics: Sagas.

Inner Workings: KCI

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-04-05)

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 KCI, the combo decks that picked up the mantle of Eggs, ensuring the continuous presence in the format of hardcore artifact recursion.

The Mage-Ring Bully Pulpit: The Egregious Price of Modern

FinanceBy HansD (2018-03-13)

Modern prices have been spiraling out of control, and I dive right in to ask what exactly has led us to this point of fifty-euro Snapcaster Mages. What solutions do I suggest to make Modern MTG a more accessible format? Continue reading to find out!

Highlights in Bilbao: Modern at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan

Event CoverageBy Rone (2018-02-06)

Last weekend, the best Magic players in the world gathered in Bilbao to fight for the crown at PTRIX. After two years without a Modern Pro Tour, everyone was excited to see if the Pros could shake up the format and bring new strategies and cards from recent sets. Here are the tournament highlights.

The 5 Most Successful Modern Decks of 2017

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-01-19)

For better or for worse, the year that just ended consolidated the current Modern meta. But who were the kings of the season? Meet the five decks that placed more consistently in the Top 8 of Modern events during 2017, while scoring victories at the largest tournaments.

Modern Whirrings

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-11-30)

Who is ready for "the ultimate mix of mind-numbing boredom with really difficult gameplay decisions"?

GP San Antonio 2017

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-04-04)

Team events are awesome - and they push deck builders to get more creative!

Bantastic Preparations

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-03-09)

What will happen at the first "additional" B&R Announcement date?

MM17 Spoilers Part2

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-03-02)

Prepare to be blown away!

Breakfast of Champions

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-01-31)

From Zero to Hero!

It's time for a revolution

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-01-03)

The flood gates have been opened and the Aether Revolt previews are coming in at a higher rate now.

Blue Revival

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-04-13)

There were multiple massive price hikes due to the unbannings, but how successful will the decks using the “new” cards really be?

Mystic Foils

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-12-07)

2016 will provide us with lots of mystic toys.

Locking up the GP

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-09-14)

Prison / Lock decks have not been a relevant part of the game in a long time. Welcome back, forgotten archetype!

Modern Toulouse

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-07-29)

Not a single card from Magic Origins made it into the Modern Top8 lists in Toulouse! That is quite surprising...

It's getting hot in here

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-06-05)

Whether it is Modern Masters 2015, the imminent Modern GP and PPTQ season, or just the weather, now things are really heating up!

Alumni reunion Utrecht

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-05-28)

So what should you be doing during and after the Grand Prix, other than trying to win and having a good time?

MM15 stopover

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-05-25)

As I predicted on Saturday, some of the prices for Modern Masters 2015 cards have started to stabilize for now. What will happen next?

Sweet Release

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-05-23)

MM15 has been released yesterday. Is the sky falling yet?

Affinity remastered

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-05-14)

What effect will Modern Masters 2015 have on Affinity prices?

More Modern Masters 2015 Spoilers

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-05-05)

What effect will the new MM15 spoilers have on single card and display prices?

Modern Math

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-04-29)

How much MM15 product do you want to buy? How can we leverage the little information we have to answer that question?

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.

TAGFAIL - A Faithless Looting Eulogy, Part 2: In Memoriam

ConstructedBy Rone (2019-10-20)

The mourning continues in this series about the monumental banning of Faithless Looting from Modern. This time, Rone dives into the rest of the affected strategies in order to find the best future build for Mono-Red Prowess, Hollow One, and Mardu Pyromancer, to name but a few!

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Cardmarket Decks

Modern

4th
MTGO Modern Challenge
30.10.2019
1st
MagicFest Ghent 2019
19.09.2019
2nd
MagicFest Ghent 2019
19.09.2019
4th
MagicFest Ghent 2019
19.09.2019

Legacy

1st
MTGO Legacy Challenge
19.11.2019
3-4
CMSeries Paris 2019 - Legacy
03.06.2019
5-8
Super Magic Championship @ Milano (Italy)
14.04.2019
5-8
CMSeries Ghent 2019 - Legacy
16.04.2019

Vintage

2nd
Vintage Champs Trial @ Alternate Worlds (Hunt Valley, MD)
30.03.2019
3-4
Romancing The Stones 10 @ Austin, TX
30.03.2019
5-8
Eternal Weekend Trial @ Storm Brew Games
25.03.2019
5-8
Eternal Weekend Trial @ Storm Brew Games
25.03.2019

Commander

2nd
ZAP Avril @ Palaiseau
21.04.2019
1st
Angelic Tournament Commander 8 @ Valence, France
24.02.2019
5-8
Master Zap @ Palaiseau (France)
06.01.2019
3-4
Master Zap @ Palaiseau (France)
06.01.2019

Pauper

2nd
MTGO Pauper League
02.07.2017

Highlander

2nd
Highlander Masters Westfalen #1 Bielefeld
05.08.2018
1st
Highlander Spielraum Wien #2
26.05.2018
4th
Vianočný Highlander ("Christmas HL") Banská Bystrica
17.12.2017
7th
Vianočný Highlander ("Christmas HL") Banská Bystrica
17.12.2017
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