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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 Should Play Titan Shift in Modern in 2020

ConstructedBy ElonThragtusk (2020-01-07)

Titan Shift, although not the most popular Modern deck right now, still saw a decent amount of play throughout 2019, especially in the final few months. Read on to see why it shouldn't be any less of a factor in the year to come, and what new tools and circumstances have improved its position in the metagame.

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.

Commander Deck Tech: Dissent in the Land

ConstructedBy 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.

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?

Zombie Armies in Dominaria

ConstructedBy RyanS (2018-06-21)

The hot topic in Standard right now is the dominance of Goblin Chainwhirler and rise of a "solved" format. That's all fine and well, but our own Ryan S has other plans for Standard. In this article, He explores two casual Standard builds around his favorite Dominaria card and its zombie army.

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.

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

Standard

5-8
National Venezuela 2018 @ Magicsur (Caracas)
09.09.2018
MTGO
MTGO Competitive Standard League
10.09.2018
5-8
RPTQ @ Game Cafe (Independence, MO)
26.08.2018
MTGO
MTGO Competitive Standard League
16.08.2018

Modern

6th
MagicFest Ghent 2019
19.09.2019
8th
MagicFest Ghent 2019
19.09.2019
1st
MTGO Modern MCQ
03.09.2019
3-4
Star City Games Classic Philadelphia
17.03.2019

Legacy

5-8
CMSeries Paris 2019 - Legacy
03.06.2019
MTGO
MTGO Legacy MCQ
07.04.2019
4th
Star City Games Team Open Cincinnati
23.03.2019
6th
SCG Team Open - Baltimore
03.02.2019

Commander

5-8
Snow-Covered Cup 2018 @Moscow
09.12.2018
1st
Sunday Party @ Sortilèges (Vannes, France)
02.09.2018
2nd
[DDL] Duel Lounge @ Darmstadt, Germany
16.08.2018

Highlander

6th
MGM 11 Berlin
03.03.2018
6th
Vianočný Highlander ("Christmas HL") Banská Bystrica
17.12.2017
1st
Metagame Master 10 Berlin
11.11.2017
Top 2
Tiki Cup Frankfurt
21.10.2017
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