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The Top 16 Pioneer Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

Event CoverageBy Rone (2020-03-02)

Cardmarket Series Paris gave us a Top 8 filled with Spirits and White-Blue Control. Red-Green Stompy and Sultai Midrange made it to the semifinals, while Lotus Breach claimed the trophy as well as the Players Tour invite. But where was Dimir Inverter? In the Top 16, that's where!

Why You Too Should Play European Highlander

ConstructedBy 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.

A Tale of Four WAR Oathbreakers

ConstructedBy RyanS (2019-07-01)

Do you play Oathbreaker? Here are four deck techs featuring planeswalkers from the new set War of the Sparks. Ryan Scicluna breaks down four decks for this exciting new format. The decks include: Vraska and her deathtouch squad, all the Ajani’s we can fit, hand disruption with Davriel and spell slinging with Ral Zarek.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Forbidden Love: Krav and Regna Commander Deck Tech

ConstructedBy RyanS (2018-08-15)

Battlebond reintroduced partner commanders and even though it was a bit different from their 2016 debut, the Partner mechanic did not disappoint. Having two commanders is a powerful option in the ever-popular Elder Dragon Highlander (EDH) aka the Commander format. In this article, I will be looking at an unusual pair: Krav, a demon and Regna, an angel – lovers and partners. Here's a casual fun Commander deck built around them.

Pick Six: Looking at Six Cards from M19 for Modern

SpoilersBy HansD (2018-06-28)

New sets mean new cards for Modern, and Hans combed through M19 looking for cards that might catch his attention. He's found six cards that he wants to talk about in the context of Modern viability, so reading this week's article is the only way to find out what he has to say about them!

Define This: Deck Categories

EntertainmentBy Moudou (2018-06-26)

Magic is a game of terms. There are dozens of aspects of the game that are poorly defined and many unoffical words have become standard issue. In this article, Moudou will define and codify various deck categories in this, the first part of a longer series on Magic terminology.

Inner Workings: Creatures Toolbox

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-05-25)

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 Creatures Toolbox, the only true heir of Pod decks, continuing a long tradition of creature-based combo builds capable of finding an answer to anything.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Hour of Bolas

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-07-03)

"Leaves more room for the big ones to fight in!" just got a whole new meaning.

GP Manila 2017

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-06-04)

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

Spiritual Guidance

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-10-24)

It's new, it's cool, it's flashy!

Back from Beyond

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-09-23)

With the Kaladesh Prerelease right ahead of us, it is time to look back once more before reinventing the world.

Pre PT Bant

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-08-04)

Pro Tour Eldritch Moon starts tomorrow!

Tamiyo Revisited

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-07-26)

The evidence is clear. Somebody in R&D fell in love with white.

San Diego Comic-Con Promos

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-07-20)

The San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Magic promos have been revealed!

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.

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Cardmarket Decks

Standard

2nd
Nationals 2017 - Dominican Republic
17.09.2017
5-8
Nationals 2017 - Russia
17.09.2017
5-8
National 2017 - Venezuela
17.09.2017
5-8
Nationals 2017- Slovakia
16.09.2017

Modern

3-4
CMSeries Paris 2019 - Modern
03.06.2019
2nd
Grand Prix Yokohama
20.04.2019
2nd
Star City Games Classic Cleveland
07.04.2019
5-8
Star City Games Classic Cincinnati
24.03.2019

Commander

5-8
ZAP Avril @ Palaiseau
21.04.2019
2nd
Duel Commander @ Jeux Barjo (Bordeaux, France)
10.04.2019
5-8
Zap Mars @ Palaiseau (France)
10.03.2019
1st
Master Zap @ Palaiseau (France)
06.01.2019

Highlander

1st
Highlander Masters Westfalen #1 Bielefeld
05.08.2018
4th
Highlander Spielraum Wien #2
26.05.2018
3rd
Highlander URPIN CUP Banská Bystrica, SK
27.05.2018
2nd
Vianočný Highlander ("Christmas HL") Banská Bystrica
17.12.2017
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