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fbcastro(08.05.2015 16:58)

great for mana fixing in any red/white deck, a staple in modern with perfect synergy with fetch lands

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Daily Dominaria Deck Tech: Crackdown Combo Combinate

By Skura (2022-09-15)

Every workday while the set is new, Insight is taking a quick look at one deck featuring the latest additions from Dominaria United. This time we explore a deck like no other, utilizing a combo that you may not have seen before. Let's examine the most ingenious artifact deck in the format!

Daily Dominaria Deck Tech: Binding Rhinos

By Skura (2022-09-09)

Every workday while the set is new, Insight is taking a quick look at one deck featuring the latest additions from Dominaria United. Modern already has removal options aplenty, but now one more managed to break through in a big way. Its main advantage in a world of cheap spells? Mana value 6!

Daily Dominaria Deck Tech: Enigmatic Binding

By Skura (2022-09-01)

Every workday during the preview season for Dominaria United, Insight is taking a quick look at one deck featuring the latest cards from the upcoming set. Pioneer's Enigmatic Incarnation strategy benefits in multiple ways from the addition of a six-mana removal that costs as little as one mana!

Five Hidden Gems of Modern

By Skura (2022-08-23)

Modern is full of interesting innovations, terrific technology, and sweet strategies that fly just under the radar. You may have seen some of these decks, but you've probably not paid them enough attention. They are competitive but also a lot of fun and may catch your opponents off guard.

Six Shades of Blue: The Threesomes

By Skura (2022-08-05)

Control is widely associated with the color blue—and for good reasons. Whether it's countermagic or card draw, blue gets the most and the best such spells. A reactive strategy basically locks you into this one color, and a second color adds some nuance. Now let's explore how a third color changes the dynamic!

On Video This Week (31/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-08-01)

Every week Cardmarket's YouTube channel publishes a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss—from combat in gameplay to combative debates to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of August 1.

Top 5: Cards to Buy, Summer Harvest

By Rone (2022-07-29)

The sweet summer lull offers a welcome reprieve from the frantic flurry of Magic releases. But the calmest time of the Magic year also makes for the perfect moment to invest in cards at a low price. The secondary market never sleeps, and if you're on the hunt for bargains, neither should you!

On Video This Week (30/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-07-25)

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Modern Deck of the Week: Song of Creation Combo

By Skura (2022-07-20)

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On Video This Week (29/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-07-18)

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Modern Deck of the Week: Saheeli Twin Prison

By Skura (2022-07-13)

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By CMInsightTeam (2022-06-27)

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Coverage: MMM Showdown June

By CMInsightTeam (2022-06-25)

We invited the best of the local Modern community as well as a host of international stars to the first MMM Showdown streamed live from Berlin. Tune in and catch Andrea Mengucci, Eli Loveman, and Simon Nielsen playing on camera, with commentary from Thoralf Severin, Arne Huschenbeth, and Jamin Kauf!

Modern Deck of the Week: Bring to Light Shift

By Skura (2022-06-15)

Every Wednesday Insight is taking a quick look at one of the top-performing, most peculiar, or simply sweetest Modern decks among recent results. Bring to Light seemed to have vanished off the face of Modern, but it's back in full force after a top finish at the recent Modern Challenge.

Pioneer Deck of the Week: Red-White Heroic Prowess

By TobiH (2022-06-08)

Every Wednesday Insight is taking a quick look at one of the top-performing, most peculiar, or simply sweetest Pioneer decks among recent results. Let's turn the turbo on, and put the rage back in courage! If you thought Blue-Red Prowess was aggressive, wait till you see the Boros legion in action.

Three Decks to Take from Modern to Pioneer, or Vice Versa

By ElonThragtusk (2022-06-07)

Pioneer may be more accessible than Modern, but maintaining different decks in both formats can be very expensive. So let's look at three decks that perform well in either. If you're a Modern or Pioneer player interested to try out the other format, these decks provide a solid starting point!

On Video This Week (22/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-05-30)

Every week Cardmarket's YouTube channel publishes a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss—from combat in gameplay to combative debates to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of May 30.

Top 5: Cards to Buy, Pioneer Edition

By Rone (2022-05-27)

In this review of the hottest cards on the Magic singles market, we take a deep dive into Pioneer. The format currently enjoys a massive resurgence due to its comeback in the competitive arena. Amid rising demand, let's look for hidden gems that are still available at affordable prices!

On Video This Week (21/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-05-23)

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Modern Deck of the Week: Devoted Vivien Twin Pod

By Skura (2022-05-18)

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On Video This Week (20/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-05-16)

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Daily Deck Tech from Capenna: Winota, from Best to Better

By TobiH (2022-05-02)

Every workday while the Streets of Capenna are new, Insight takes a quick look at another deck featuring the fresh cards! Arguably already the best deck in Pioneer, Winota is still accepting auditions for further additions to its cast. After all, life is a cabaret, old chum, so come to the Cabaretti!

On Video This Week (17/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-04-25)

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By RyanS (2022-04-25)

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Daily Deck Tech from Capenna: Gifted Druid Combo

By ElonThragtusk (2022-04-18)

Every workday while the Streets of Capenna are new, Insight takes a quick look at another deck featuring the fresh cards! Luxior, Giada's Gift equipped to Devoted Druid can generate infinite mana. It's cheap, it's fast, and the pieces are easy to find in a number of ways. What's not to like?

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By Rone (2022-03-24)

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Three Synergies to Try Out in Neon Modern

By ElonThragtusk (2022-03-22)

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On Video This Week (12/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-03-21)

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Nine Companions. So Be It: The New Fellowship of Modern

By Skura (2022-03-17)

With Lurrus banned out of the picture, we Modern players are left with nine other companions to get our free extra card fix. The question is how we can best take advantage of the ones that remain. Let's explore some shells that incorporate the various companions and look at a ton of decklists!

On Video This Week (10/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-03-07)

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On Video This Week (9/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-02-28)

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Top 5: Cards to Buy, Neon Dynasty Edition

By Rone (2022-02-24)

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is out and about! Between Ninjas, Samurai, Vehicles, Spirits, and tons of callbacks it's hard to know where to put your money. Lucky for you, Cardmarket's Top Cards to Buy is here to help! Let's look at the set's best bargains within the first week of release.

A Glimpse of Tomorrow, Today

By Rone (2022-02-11)

It may not be the most well-known red card from Modern Horizons 2 and yet, the time has come for Glimpse of Tomorrow to conquer Modern. Come join us for the ride, for all the secrets behind the most fun strategy in the format, plus a ton of tips and tricks to master Glimpse Combo.

On Video This Week (6/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-02-09)

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Daily Dynasty Deck Tech: Boseiju Everywhere (and in Dredge)

By Dr-Exhume (2022-02-02)

Every workday throughout the preview season for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, Insight is taking a quick look at one new deck featuring the latest cards from the upcoming set. One card in particular has already cemented itself as a multi-format, multi-deck staple. But one Modern deck might benefit the most.

Data Analysis: The Top Modern Decks at End of January 2022

By Aliquanto (2022-01-27)

The ban announcement may list "no changes" for Modern. But we know better. Every format changes, all the time, even without bannings. We gathered the data, we did the analysis, and now we can report the findings in our monthly update. Here is how Modern did change over the course of the past few weeks!

All the Animals in the Modern Zoo

By ElonThragtusk (2022-01-25)

Not all Modern Horizons 2 cards are destined to break the format right away. Some invite brewing and lead to interesting deck designs. For example, the jury is still out debating which version of Domain Zoo is the best. Several show promise, and all look cool. Time to take inventory!

Top 5: Cards to Buy, January 2022

By Rone (2022-01-20)

Welcome to a new edition of top cards to buy! It's a new year, a fresh start, and also an opportunity to review the recent past. Let's start with a brief recap of the best Crimson Vow bargains to pick up, then branch out and look at all the cards that haven't spiked yet. It's time to gear up for 2022!

On Video This Week (3/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-01-17)

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On Video This Week (2/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-01-10)

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On Video This Week (1/2022)

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Data Analysis: The Top Modern Decks, November 2021

By Aliquanto (2021-11-25)

Mythic-based decks remain on the rise, combining Omnath and MH2 Elementals. But two other archetypes, mainstays since Modern Horizons 2, are almost tied for first. Meanwhile, Crimson Vow has been released, and large paper events took place. So—what does the data say about the format over the past four weeks?

On Video This Week (47/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-11-22)

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By CMInsightTeam (2021-11-15)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of November 15–19.

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By CMInsightTeam (2021-11-08)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of November 8–12.

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By CMInsightTeam (2021-11-02)

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Data Analysis: MTGO Modern Metagame Since MH2

By Aliquanto (2021-10-26)

After a few months' break, the Modern metagame analysis returns—with more data and more tools than ever! There's a lot of ground to cover, from the huge impact of Modern Horizons 2 on the format, via Forgotten Realms, all the way to the present day following the release of Midnight Hunt. Let's get down to business!

On Video This Week (42/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-10-18)

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On Video This Week (40/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-10-04)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of October 4–8.

Daily Deck Tech Hunt: Faithful Phoenix

By Skura (2021-09-23)

Every workday ahead of the set's release, Insight is taking a quick look at a deck featuring new cards from the upcoming Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. Ever since we had to say goodbye to Faithless Looting, people have tried time and time again to bring Arclight Phoenix back to the limelight. Now we can!

On Video This Week (38/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-09-20)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of September 20–24.

On Video This Week (35/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-08-30)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of August 30–September 3.

On Video This Week (34/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-08-23)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of August 23–27.

The Best Tribe in Modern? Elementals!

By Skura (2021-08-17)

Modern is full of various tribal decks, including Merfolk, Humans, Spirits, Elves, and Goblins. However, only recently has one new tribe emerged and even started to dominate—Elementals. Today, let's talk about the deck, its variations, and why it has suddenly become so successful.

On Video This Week (32/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-08-09)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of August 9–13.

On Video This Week (31/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-08-02)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of August 2–6.

Velomachus's Modern Moment

By Skura (2021-07-28)

Modern has always been and continues to be a brewers' paradise. People's creativity is indomitable. This time is no different. Let's savor the moment and move quickly. Swoop in at high velocity, at least Mach 1. Then—lore and behold—we take all the turns, at least from now until the end of the game.

On Video This Week (30/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-07-26)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of July 26–30.

AFRaid? New Pioneer Tech: Blessed, Book, Bards

By TobiH (2021-07-26)

Such is the advantage of a smaller format unburdened by the weight of decades worth of Magic cards: With just a little aid from the latest set—AFR for short—the Pioneer landscape is three decks richer: Here's what Moon-Blessed Cleric, The Book of Exalted Deeds, and Bard Class are up to!

Modern Monkey Goes B/R

By Rone (2021-07-13)

Ragavan has changed Modern as we know it. One strategy in particular where it shines is a Rakdos build that's been posting almost shockingly strong results, for example claiming the number one and number two spot at a recent Modern Open. But it isn't just Ragavan; the deck has picked up a whole new creature suite.

On Video This Week (27/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-07-05)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of June July 5–9.

Daily D&D Deck Tech: Commander Tiamat Reporting for Duty

By RyanS (2021-06-30)

Every workday throughout the preview season for Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, Insight is taking a quick look at one new deck featuring the latest cards from the upcoming set. Today we're looking at an exciting commander. D&D means Dragons, and this Dragon means business!

Eminent Domain: The New Five-Color Decks of Modern

By Rone (2021-06-24)

With the release of Modern Horizons 2 domain strategies are back on the menu! It only took a few tools to revitalize the archetype, and other multicolored decks have greatly improved as well. Let's take a look back at the history and the future of lists featuring all of our favorite colors!

Brewing with Shardless Agent in Modern

By Rone (2021-06-07)

After nine years the dream came true. Shardless Agent is finally becoming a Modern-legal card, thanks to Modern Horizons 2, the upcoming set that is taking the format into a whole new era. Whether you like it or not, Modern won't ever be the same again. Let's start building decks!

Exclusive Preview: Three New Cards on Modern's Horizon

By TobiH (2021-05-27)

Here's an exclusive first look at three cards from the upcoming Modern Horizons 2. Two of them could go into the same strategy, two benefit more creative deck building, two are completely new designs never seen before, and one is a card that has never been reprinted in 21 years!

Data Analysis: The Top Modern Decks, April–May 2021

By Aliquanto (2021-05-21)

One month after release, it's time to review all of the many Strixhaven cards that made a splash in Modern and analyze the Magic Online results to determine which are the format's best performing decks in this post-STX, pre-MH2 world. We've got data, calculations, programming, and a new frontrunner!

Top 5 – Cards to Buy, Spring Edition

By Rone (2021-05-04)

Strixhaven gave us a ton of new cards to try out, and we recently enjoyed the reprints of Time Spiral Remastered as well. So now is the perfect time to update your buy list and grab as much as you can at discount prices. If you're interested in our picks to purchase, you've come to the right place!

A New Planeswalker Commander: Mila & Lukka's Dragon Deck

By RyanS (2021-04-26)

Do you like planeswalkers? Do you wish you could use one of them as your commander? Strixhaven gives us that option with the double-faced card of Mila and Lukka—creature on one side and planeswalker on the other. Let's put them at the helm of a tribal deck; if you like Dragons, this is for you!

Strixhaven Spotlight: The New One Mana Tendrils of Agony

By Skura (2021-04-06)

Strixhaven's magecraft ability continues to cause quite some excitement. And it may cause trouble in Modern yet. The latest entry in the magecraft line-up, a particularly clever Lumimancer, enables some honest-to-goodness turn two kills in Modern. Let's take a look at the card and at a deck!

Valki and Omnath Meet at Valakut … (Five-Color Scapeshift)

By Rone (2021-03-22)

In a new Modern era without Uro, four-color piles are no longer playable, right? Well, that is unless Omnath joins forces with Tibalt to bring the all-time greatest Valakut shell to light. If you enjoy a colorful mana base that supports sheer everything and even kills opponents, then here's the Modern deck for you!

The Modern Era of Modern: Broken, Bans, Beyond

By Aliquanto (2021-03-09)

Do you want to know which decks are the best in Modern? What to play, what to beat? To that end, a new series of articles will provide you with in-depth data analysis of Magic Online results. Let's start with a detailed introduction to the format and a review of the past months of changes.

Playmat Icons: Demons

By Kumagoro (2021-02-24)

Tormentor of souls, brokers of deals, or just plain deliverers of vicious brutality, Demons often make for the scariest presence on the battlefield. They come in all sinister shapes and horned forms, and black is their favorite color. So if you're willing to strike a bargain with them, be ready to plunge into darkness.

Three Modern Decks to Play After the Bans

By ElonThragtusk (2021-02-23)

Last week, five more cards have been banned from Modern in one of the biggest announcements in recent memory. This caused quite a stir, killing some strategies and making others (even) better. Which decks can we expect to see rise to the top now? We can quickly come up with at least three!

More Winners from Our Valentine's Day Deck Building Contest

By CMInsightTeam (2021-02-14)

A couple of weeks ago we posted a deck building challenge on social media: design a Commander deck focused on partners—however you want to interpret that word. We got so many great submissions, they didn't all fit into our main winner video. So here are three additional ideas to inspire all Commander lovers out there!

Playmat Icons: Sphinxes

By Kumagoro (2021-01-21)

When they're not eating those who fail to solve their puzzle challenges, Sphinxes incarnate blue's card advantage in the shape of evasive finishers. Be they pulled from ancient Egyptian lore or from Greek mythology, it's not a mystery that these cunning creatures puts an enigmatic twist to their Magic builds.

Commander Legends: Rograkh and Ardenn's Equipped Attack

By RyanS (2020-12-01)

Boros is well known as the color pair for equipment and combat strategies. So when a red legendary zero-drop commander with partner joins forces with a white legendary creature that cares about equipment, you know it's going to be fun. Check out this Rograkh and Ardenn tech, fresh from Commander Legends!

Omnath's Life Beyond Standard

By Rone (2020-11-12)

While the marquee card of Zendikar Rising only lasted three weeks in Standard and on MTG Arena, Omnath, Locus of Creation can redeem itself by being a playable but not completely busted contender in other formats. Pioneer, Modern, and even Legacy — we review every Omnath strategy!

Updating Five Modern Decks (July & August)

By NayRained (2020-09-14)

How have Modern decks changed in recent months? We'll answer that question on this episode of Nuts and Bolts. We'll look at Prowess, Eldrazi Tron, Ponza, Dredge, and W/U/x Control to see how recent sets have impacted these staple decks in the Modern format.

Rotation Preparation: Cycling et Cetera in Boros

By ElonThragtusk (2020-08-25)

Boros was always in this weird spot during the current Standard cycle. Red-white decks usually started off with solid results, only to drop off the map later on. Having avoided the bans and mostly able to avoid the rotation, will these builds get the attention they deserve in the future?

Rotation Grief: Guilds of Ravnica, Part 2

By Kumagoro (2020-08-17)

The Standard rotation is coming in September! Time to acknowledge the sudden disappearance from our decks of all the cards from the four rotating sets. We continue this journey of grief (or perhaps jubilation) by looking into the multicolored and colorless cards Standard is going to lose when Guilds of Ravnica rotates out.

Transmogrify in Standard and Modern

By ElonThragtusk (2020-07-22)

Polymorph is back in a Standard-legal set, but in a new form. It's now red and exiles a creature rather than destroying it with no possibility of regeneration. That's it. The rest is completely the same. So, what does this mean for the whackier end of deck design in Standard and Modern?

Return to Tabletop: Summertime Modern

By 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.

Winota Rider Caught Stealing (Again?)

By ElonThragtusk (2020-05-28)

To win in today's Standard, there seem to be two rules: you better have a companion, and you also should have a good way of cheating Agents of Treachery into play. However, it appears that just meeting the second condition may be enough. The fastest way to a bargain steal is of course to enlist the help of Winota.

The Enlightenment of Narset

By Kumagoro (2020-05-27)

With her Ikorian incarnation, Narset, the set's third planeswalker, has come full circle, regaining all the colors of the Jeskai Way. What does this entail for the neuro-atypical kung-fu heroine? More importantly, what does it mean for the control decks that choose to embrace her Triome?

Three Mistakes to Avoid to Step Up Your Game

By Skura (2020-05-26)

Magic players can be described in a number of ways, but one characteristic that we can all pride ourselves on is the fact that we strive to improve and play as well as possible. This article provides a handful of tips to help you avoid some common mistakes. It's time to really level up your game!

Yorion, Sky Nomad Rises in Modern

By Rone (2020-05-25)

"Come slide down rainbows in the sky, let's fly away. Like a bird, you're free to see the boundless face of the earth. Let the wind blow you like a kite and glide away." This is what it feels like to try Yorion in Modern, where the sky is the limit and all your wishes come true by playing an 80-card deck.

Cycling All Over Standard (and Pioneer)

By 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.

The Rise of Lukka

By Kumagoro (2020-05-07)

Ikoria had a big impact on Standard, inspiring a number of spicy brews. Cycling decks, mutate synergies, and the radical innovation of the companions are all front and center in the conversation, eclipsing the role of the three new planeswalkers. But at least one of them is already making strides to the top.

Ikoria Spotlight: Lurrus of the Dream-Den

By 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!

Ikoria Spotlight: Competitive Constructed Companions

By TobiH (2020-04-07)

Ikoria's new ability companion adds a touch of the Commander experience to regular Magic. You can reveal one companion from your sideboard before each game, if your presented deck matches the card's specified restriction, and then cast it from there once during that game. Let's look at implications and decks.

World Championship XXVI: Dreams Do Come True

By Kumagoro (2020-02-21)

Legendary Brazilian Hall-of-Famer Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa piloted his unforgiving Azorius Control to the fabulous grand prize against Márcio Carvalho in a tense final that had Portuguese as its first language. A victory that puts a highly coveted bow on an extraordinary career.

The Top 16 Standard Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

By JohnnyCroat (2020-02-17)

Theros Beyond Death gave us a brand new Standard format. The Top 8 of the Standard main event of Cardmarket Series Paris 2020 already featured a bunch of innovations, and the next eight players in line added even more spice to the mix. Check out their decklists here!

A Wacky New World: Having Fun with Pioneer

By SamuelS (2020-01-23)

The new Pioneer format is the ideal setting for wild experiments. While the metagame shifts and the ban list grows, brews will usually stay out of harm's way. Look here for decks that are perfect to bring to FNM and to have some fun with, even if they may not prove competitive at the highest level.

Why You Too Should Play European Highlander

By Ratix (2020-01-06)

Before Commander caught on, players had already been enjoying a singleton format for years. It was named Highlander — originally for the catchphrase of the 1986 cult classic which stipulates that "There can be only one," but the format also seems to want to live forever.

Mythic Championship VII: Cat Out of the Bag

By Kumagoro (2019-12-13)

The final entry in the Mythic Championship series, as well as the last big professional event of the year, presented a reasonably varied Standard metagame. Though there were more than a few twists as well as a couple notable absentees.

Tribal Attractions: Standard Giants

By Kumagoro (2019-12-05)

Our long, collective Oko nightmare is over, and with the Food tyrant out of the picture, now Standard opens up to experimentation once again. No better time than the present to try something big, something new, something Naya, something brewed.

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

By JohnnyCroat (2019-12-04)

Cardmarket Series Prague featured a brand new Standard format once again. While Oko was out, the oven was still burning with the fire of invention. The Top 8 was low on green and high on Flash decks, but the rest of the Top 16 included lots of Golgari, some Gruul, and all the Beasts and Knights one could wish for …

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

By 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.

Commander Deck Tech: Dissent in the Land

By RJGiel (2019-12-02)

Today, we look at a Lands deck, but one that doesn't revolve around the popular commanders that we see everybody using in this context: no Omnath, no Mina and Denn, no Gitrog Monster. Today we turn to an unexpected commander for a Lands strategy. Welcome to Samut Lands.

Jeskai Fires in Post-Oko Standard

By Rone (2019-11-20)

Standard was all about Food decks before the ban of Oko, but one underdog deck was already waiting for its moment to take over. Finally, the time has come for Jeskai Fires of Invention to shine. Join Rone and the Cavaliers and have all your dreams and wishes come true!

Mythic Championship V: Twilight of the Dead

By Kumagoro (2019-10-23)

The penultimate Arena Mythic Championship was foremost a Golos affair, yet the wandering robot and its favorite Zombieland destination failed to reach the topmost place in their final Standard showcase. This ended up the privilege of the reigning, and fervent, world champion.

Spicy Decks from Mythic Championship IV

By Rone (2019-08-30)

Modern is a new format after the recent banning and unbanning. People are looking to brew tons of new decks, but Rone decided instead to look back at Mythic Championship IV Barcelona. Sure, the decks were tuned for Hogaak, but maybe there were some gems that you could adapt in the new Modern.

The Cat's Whiskers for FNMs

By WileCoyote (2019-08-27)

Do you want an exciting competitive deck for FNM that's relatively inexpensive? Mark's got the answer. Ajani's Pridemate is one of his favorite cards and he's convinced that this humble lion can still roar, even in the world power creep that is Magic: The Gathering.

From the Vault: Kaalia

By RJGiel (2019-07-16)

Kaalia of the Vast might be one of the most iconic Commanders ever printed. Every long-time Commander player has either played a Kaalia deck or died playing against it. M20 had many surprises for commander players old and new alike, one of them was a callback to the infamous Human Cleric.

M20 Cards That Could Make Their Way into Modern

By 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!

You Shall Have Other Gods (Part 2)

By Kumagoro (2019-05-21)

The Amonkhet Gods are back, and this time they all seem able to command their share of worship. The hottest new set in recent memory has bestowed all of them (with one exception) a new incarnation worthy of play in Standard. Let's continue our adoration by paying tribute to the esoteric Bontu and the thunderous Ilharg.

Identifying Commander Decks: It's Easy as ABC

By 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?

The Faithless: Modern Looting Archetypes

By 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.

Jeskai Control in RNA Standard

By Rone (2019-01-15)

Christmas holidays are officially over and it’s time for a new year full of Standard. Since Ravnica Allegiance is just around the corner, Rone wants to take a look at what's coming for his current favorite archetype - Jeskai. Keep reading to learn his thoughts on the deck and his thoughts on what's to come.

Tribal Attractions: The Spirit of Christmas

By 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.

When a Hug Doesn't Mean Love: Kynaios and Tiro Deck Tech

By RyanS (2018-11-27)

Ryan is back with more Commander deck techs. This time he's playing politics with a group hug pet project. Join him as he explains the art of the "deal."

Dangerous Propositions: Punishing Fire

By Kumagoro (2018-11-14)

The Modern ban list is a maximum-security prison with 33 inmates, some of which pose a potentially serious threat to the meta. But now that Big Jace is free, anything can happen. Let's review each of the offenders to see if they're eligible for parole. This time, we talk of the burn spell that won't stay away.

Guilds of Ravnica: Red Decks in Standard

By Rone (2018-10-26)

After a couple of weeks testing Standard, it's finally time to provide a snapshot of the metagame. This time around, Rodrigo is taking a look at Red and the strategies utilizing it to great effect.

Azor's Gateway in Standard

By ChristianS (2018-10-19)

Chrstian Seibold has been interested in Azor's Gateway since it was first spoiled. Filtering and a game-ending land is a potent combination, but Abrade was the card's natural enemy. Well Abrade is no more and Christian is back with his version of Gateway Control. If you're interested in awesome control brews, this is the deck for you!

Goblins, Angels, and Knights: A New Standard Format

By ChristianS (2018-10-10)

You might think that after the rotation, merfolk, vampires, pirates, and dinosaurs are the best creature types. But actually, the top tribal decks are now knights, angels, and goblins thanks to Guilds of Ravnica. Today, I want to discuss these decks and explain why they are good for Standard right now.

My Guilds of Ravnica Picks for Modern

By 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

By 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.

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

By 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!

Better Call Souls - A Mardu Hollow One Tournament Report

By Rone (2018-08-17)

It's time for some report action! Last month I talked about Hollow One variants and now I am bringing you m y latest experience as well as some discussion regarding small communities and tournament organization. Want to know more? Just keep reading.

You Shall Not Heal: The Skullcrack Story

By 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.

Grand Prix Barcelona Tournament Report - Choosing a Modern Deck

By Andifeated (2018-07-05)

In formats as old, diverse, and full of different viable strategies as Modern, one does not need to choose a deck based on the current metagame. Most competitive decks you may face only achieve about 3% meta-share, leading to almost unpredictable pairings, giving players who try to get an advantage by making smart deck choices and choosing strategies that are well placed against popular decks a hard time. This time though, it was a different story.

Dangerous Propositions: Green Sun's Zenith

By Kumagoro (2018-06-14)

The Modern ban list is a maximum security prison with 33 inmates, some of which pose a potentially serious threat to the meta. But now that Big Jace is free, anything can happen. Let's review each of those offenders to see if they're eligible for parole. This time we talk of green's best delivery service.

Deck Review - Hollow One in Modern

By 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.

Teferi and the Resurgence of Jeskai

By HansD (2018-06-07)

Forget that other blue planeswalker, Teferi is here and ready to play, and Hans is devoting this article to Teferi and the deck lists that have utilized successfully in recent tournaments. Come find out what Hans has to say about the true hero of Modern's premier control deck!

Rogue Deck Review: The Recent Notables

By 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's One-Hit Wonders

By 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!

An Introduction to 1v1 Commander

By 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

By 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

By 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!

The Reign of Four-Drops in Modern - A Guide to Survive

By 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.

BW Soul Sisters: No Grey Areas

By JohnnyCroat (2018-02-08)

Modern is a wonderfully vibrant format currently, with each new set seeing new decks and archetype variants getting more than a few plays online. Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan saw 5 Colour Humans as its most popular deck, with two such builds making it as far as the Top 8. But, once upon a time, there was a popular mono-White Humans deck: Soul Sisters. Does this deck still have legs? Or has its time passed?

Highlights in Bilbao: Modern at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan

By 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.

Alternative Facts err... Win Conditions

By JohnnyCroat (2018-02-02)

The quick onyx goblin jumps over the lazy dwarf. If these words seem familiar to you, then you just might be a Johnny, that Magic personality type who simply loves brewing, tinkering, and tweaking, all for that moment where everything falls perfectly into place. You don’t just want to win, you want to win in style, and with the greatest amount of cheese possible!

Black Bases

By DrHoeh (2018-01-13)

Modern decks have become so deadly, that you really want to disrupt the opposing game plan early and often.

Told You So

By DrHoeh (2017-05-30)

The best part about predicting the future is getting to say "told you so" afterwards.

The Knights Who Say Ni!

By DrHoeh (2015-09-22)

Firstly, you must find another shrubbery! Then - when you have found the shrubbery - you must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest with ... a herring!

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