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Countdown to Christmas: Planeswalkers

EntertainmentBy TobiH (2019-12-17)

If you took part in our Christmas contest, as so many of you did, you probably can't wait for us to part the veil and unravel the mystery. It's time to lift the secret and to reveal the four planeswalker cards that were traded the most on Cardmarket.com in 2019.

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

ConstructedBy 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.

What's More Effective Than 10,000 Blades?

SpoilersBy JaminK (2019-05-22)

Spoiler season is the most exciting time in Magic - especially with a set like Modern Horizons where cards don’t have to fit Standard’s power level. Cards designed for Modern can answer specific problems in the format or enable never seen archetypes to flourish. Our **EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW** is a brand-new card that calls back all the way to Legacy.

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.

Understanding Aggro

ConstructedBy HansD (2019-02-05)

With Mono-Red aggro lighting up the stage in Standard, I want to take a look this week at what makes the aggro archetype tick. By breaking down and examining how these decks are built to be powerful, we can begin to understand why there will almost always be aggressive decks running around any given format!

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.

Inner Workings: Spirit Aggro

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-11-08)

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 tribal deck that reached critical mass with a new, crucial addition on Core Set 2019, and it's been making strides ever since.

GP Atlanta Tournament Report

Event CoverageBy JaminK (2018-11-07)

Modern is always evolving and before heading to the Pro Tour the following weekend, Jamin had one more chance to take Humans to victory. This week, he tells you all about his experience at the Atlanta Grand Prix.

My Guilds of Ravnica Picks for Modern

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-10-10)

We are right at the start of Guilds of Ravnica. Everyone is brewing new Standard decks while prices are going up and down. In this article, Rone tries to predict which cards are Modern material. Let's jump into it.

Inner Workings: Saheeli Evolution

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-09-20)

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 different kind of toolbox deck, featuring the relocation to Modern of the infinite creatures combo that broke Standard last year.

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.

Winning the Modern MOCS Playoff

ConstructedBy JaminK (2018-08-22)

In a fortunate series of events, Jamin took down a Modern MOCS playoff. In this week's article he talks about his road to the MOCS, his experience in Modern and how he arrived at the deck he played to this impressive finish.

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.

Rogue Deck Review: The Recent Notables

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-05-24)

Looking for something spicy and different to play this week? Hans has you covered in this week’s article as he digs up the rogue decks that have caught his attention. The only way to find out if there’s something of interest is to take a look inside!

Modern Myths: Debunking the Format's Biggest Misconceptions

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-05-09)

Modern has a lot of things said about it, and I want to tackle in this week's article a few that I find to be myths about the format. I'm calling these four "Modern Myths," and I hope that bringing up these topics will spark a discussion. Do you think you'll agree with these points? Let's dive in and start off with the first one.

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.

The Mage-Ring Bully Pulpit: Modern's Big Linearity Problem

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-04-12)

Modern is in a healthy state … Or is it? In this week's Mage-Ring Bully Pulpit, Hans analyzes and discusses what the swaths of linear decks mean for the Modern format, why this might be a problem, and finally some solutions that might help bring more interactive decks to the forefront of Modern.

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!

What the Four Best Decks from GP Phoenix Say about Modern

Event CoverageBy HansD (2018-03-28)

GP Phoenix gave us an insight into how the meta has shaped up after the unbanning of Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Bloodbraid Elf. Hans looks at what he considers the four best decks from the tournament and discusses what kind of information we can wean from the results!

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!

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.

Top 5 Rivals of Ixalan Cards that Might See Modern Play

SpoilersBy Rone (2018-01-18)

Pirates, Vampires, Merfolk, and Treasures! Rivals of Ixalan brings a lot of new powerful cards for 2018. Which ones will see play in Modern? This is our list of the Top 5 cards to watch out for in the coming months.

Closing down Shops

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-10-26)

So much power all in one place!

GP Manila 2017

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-06-04)

For a moment Marvel seemed unbeatable, but that moment is over.

Standard Constricted

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-01-17)

If you are a Standard player this is the most exciting time you will have brewing in a long time.

Aether Revolt B&R Announcement

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-01-09)

Ban Them All!

Reach for the sky

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-10-07)

What should we buy before it gets used at the Pro Tour?

Quelling all spells

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-07-25)

The first big Standard event with the new cards is in the books and the results are quite clear.

Spirit of the Night

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-07-13)

Some players were eager to invest into Werewolves, Vampires and Zombies before Eldritch Moon previews started, but nobody expected Spirits to be relevant.

Bantastic News

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-07-02)

This is somewhat urgent...

GP Toronto Day Two

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-05-02)

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

Pro Tour SOI incoming

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-04-21)

Starting tomorrow I will be posting newsflashes about Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad, which is happening in Madrid this weekend.

Always look on the bright side of life

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-04-18)

Who said Innistrad is full of evil and dangerous creatures? Looks just like a bunch of friendly humans and angels to me!

Demonic Tutor

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-04-01)

Today you will learn how to (not) land a demon.

Ask the Doctor 2016 03

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-02-15)

I hope you had a nice Valentine's day, playing "2-Headed" with your significant other!

Mage Rally

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-02-01)

One last look at Standard before the Modern Pro Tour and the MKM Series Milan.

Value Distribution Oath of the Gatewatch

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-01-14)

These two financial approaches to OGW are the most reasonable from a player perspective...

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Cardmarket Decks

Standard

9th
MKMSeries Prague 2016 - Standard
27.11.2016
5th
MKMSeries Milan 2016 - Standard
06.02.2016
6th
MKMSeries Milan 2016 - Standard
06.02.2016
8th
MKMSeries Milan 2016 - Standard
06.02.2016

Modern

8th
MTGO Modern Challenge
11.06.2019
2nd
CMSeries Paris 2019 - Modern
03.06.2019
1st
Pro Tour London (Mythic Championship II)
26.04.2019
5-8
Pro Tour London (Mythic Championship II)
26.04.2019

Legacy

3-4
NRG Series Legacy CT @ Palatine (Illinois)
13.04.2019
MTGO
MTGO Competitive Legacy League
15.09.2018

Vintage

MTGO
MTGO Competitive Vintage League
19.11.2017
MTGO
MTGO Vintage Challenge
25.06.2017

Commander

1st
Master Zap @ Palaiseau (France)
06.01.2019
5-8
Snow-Covered Cup 2018 @Moscow
09.12.2018
3-4
Volgograd DC daily 6 @ Volgo Games
23.12.2018
2nd
Zaps @ Palaiseau
16.12.2018

Highlander

5th
Metagame Masters #8 Berlin
04.03.2017
6th
Metagame Masters #9 Berlin
03.07.2017
8th
Lukino - Vianočný Highlander
04.12.2016
1st
WMCQ Sideevent Frankfurt
19.09.2016
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