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Rotation Grief: Rivals of Ixalan (Part 1)

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2019-09-11)

The Standard Rotation looms closer with every passing day. The major meta shift will come first as a consequence of four sets disappearing from Standard. Kumagoro looks at white, blue, and black in Rivals of Ixalan, which may be the last small expansion ever (if the Three-and-One Model sticks).

The Cat's Whiskers for FNMs

ConstructedBy 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.

Tribal Attractions: Vampires

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-09-26)

With its four-faction setting, Ixalan has been a very tribal block, and then Dominaria doubled down on the approach. Even with Guilds of Ravnica stopping the trend, it's still a good time to have fun with Modern concoctions in the tribal flavor. In this installment: the suckers that so rarely suck.

Shock and Awe: The Goblin Guide Story

EntertainmentBy Kumagoro (2018-05-31)

Aggro has always craved ways to maximize early damage in order to start the clock as soon as possible, and red is the color that does it in the most consistent and effective ways. Let's revisit the time when Goblin Guide joined the blitzkrieg, his precursors, and his descendants.

Dont Bore Us - Spicing up Boros Archetypes in Cube

LimitedBy SanchoN (2018-04-06)

Boros is often typecast for the role as an all-out fast and wide attacker in cubes. In this installment of Cube for Squares we first take a look at the traditional Boros part of the passionate fighter in some of its already thoroughly examined variants. Afterwards we ask if there’s room for the old action hero to widen its repertoire and try out characters more often played by other guilds.

Vampires in Rivals of Ixalan

ConstructedBy ChristianS (2018-02-07)

The new set Rivals of Ixalan contains a lot of good tribal cards, including fan favorite vampires. Cards like Legion Lieutenant and Radiant Destiny look really strong, but thats just to start. This article discusses the top 10 vampire cards of Rivals of Ixalan and shows a sample vampire deck, too.

How Good is Ascend?

ConstructedBy ChristianS (2018-01-26)

Ascend is the major new mechanic in Rivals of Ixalan. In this article, we will discuss what it is, how to get it, and what benefits you get for having it. We suggest some potential decks that might provide a good home for the new mechanic as well. Read further if you want to learn all about Ascend!

Notes from the Battlefield: Standard at MKMS Frankfurt 2018

Event CoverageBy TobiH (2018-01-23)

The story of Standard at the MKM Series Frankfurt 2018 wasn't just all energy all the way. Especially now, after the banning, it's worthwhile to look at all the other decks that did well in the tournament before turning our attention to where Rivals of Ixalan might take us from here!

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