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Modern Deck of the Week: Micromancer & Co. Combo

By Skura (2022-09-29)

Every Thursday Insight is taking a quick look at one of the top-performing, most peculiar, or simply sweetest Modern decks among recent results. Online grinder Xenowan has come up with the most interesting brew in a long time. Step Through the looking glass and behold the mighty Micromancer-Oracle combo!

On Video This Week (38/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-09-19)

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 September 19.

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!

Modern Deck of the Week: A Hard Day's Undoing

By Skura (2022-08-17)

Every Wednesday Insight is taking a quick look at one of the top-performing, most peculiar, or simply sweetest Modern decks among recent results. More and more flavors of White-Blue Control emerge as the format evolves. This build, instead of a more controlling slant, leans on a combo-esque finish. Meet Day's Undoing!

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!

Modern Deck of the Week: White-Blue Emeria

By Skura (2022-08-03)

Every Wednesday Insight is taking a quick look at one of the top-performing, most peculiar, or simply sweetest Modern decks among recent results. This week wecelebrate the comeback of the seemingly long-forgotten Emeria, the Sky Ruin deck. Bob49 took it to a 7th place finish in the most recent challenge.

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!

Modern Deck of the Week: Saheeli Twin Prison

By Skura (2022-07-13)

Every Wednesday Insight is taking a quick look at one of the top-performing, most peculiar, or simply sweetest Modern decks among recent results. The overlooked combo that dominated Standard once upon a time is apparently back in Modern, but in a revamped configuration. Felidar Guardian and Saheeli Rai go to prison!

On Video This Week (27/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-07-04)

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 July 4.

On Video This Week (26/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-06-27)

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 June 27.

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: Deep Blue Something

By Skura (2022-06-22)

Every Wednesday Insight is taking a quick look at one of the top-performing, most peculiar, or simply sweetest Modern decks among recent results. This time we're diving into one of the cleanest (and weirdest) decks you may ever see! But it went 9-0-2 and took first place at a recent Modern Open.

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.

On Video This Week (20/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-05-16)

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 16.

On Video This Week (17/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-04-25)

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 April 25.

Four Shades of Blue: Asserting Control

By Skura (2022-04-17)

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. But your choice of second color can drastically shift the way your games play out.

On Video This Week (13/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-03-28)

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 March 28.

Three Synergies to Try Out in Neon Modern

By ElonThragtusk (2022-03-22)

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty turned out to be an incredible addition to Modern! Not a single card from the set has broken anything thus far, but several are good enough to see Modern play, and they add some unique touches too. Here are the three coolest new interactions that we want to try out!

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!

Winners and Losers in Modern Without Lurrus

By Skura (2022-03-10)

On Monday the Cat got the axe. Lurrus of the Dream-Den is finally gone from Modern. The decision to ban it came at an unexpected time, when companion approval ratings had already started to recover, and caught many off guard. Let's look at the winners and losers of the change.

On Video This Week (9/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-02-28)

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 February 28.

Daily Dynasty Deck Tech: Wandering, Marching …

By Skura (2022-02-24)

Every workday while the set is new, Insight is taking a quick look at another deck featuring cards from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. White-Blue Control has always been a contender in Pioneer. Now the deck received a major overhaul and immediately claimed third place at the most recent Pioneer Challenge!

Daily Dynasty Deck Tech: Hatebears Who Endure

By Skura (2022-02-21)

Every workday while the set is new, Insight is taking a quick look at another deck featuring cards from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. Legacy Death and Taxes has already adopted Yorion as its companion. The Modern version now follows suit with some fresh additions from the land of channeling lands.

On Video This Week (7/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-02-14)

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 February 14.

The Saga Continues: From Whirza to Tempo Affinity

By ElonThragtusk (2022-02-01)

It's been obvious since the day of its reveal that Urza's Saga would be powerful. However, it's much more than meta defining. It found its place in the most peculiar of decks and is still responsible for new ones. Today, we take a look at two white-blue strategies that would hardly exist without it.

On Video This Week (5/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-01-31)

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 January 31.

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 Non-Companion Strategies in Modern

By Skura (2022-01-24)

If you've been keeping up to date with the Modern metagame, you surely are aware that the best performing decks include a companion. One extra card is one extra card, regardless of the limitations. However, that doesn't mean there aren't decks that succeed without one. In this article, we explore the best five.

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)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—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 January 17.

On Video This Week (2/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-01-10)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—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 January 10.

Lurrus: Dream or Doom for Deck Diversity

By Skura (2022-01-05)

Ikoria has been out for twenty months, and along with it came its most enduring component: companions. Let's look closer at one specific companion and its effects on the formats of Magic. Has Lurrus of the Dream-Den promoted deck diversity or diminished it? There are arguments for either side.

On Video This Week (1/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-01-04)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from 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 January 3.

On Video This Week (52/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-12-28)

Every week Cardmarket is publishing videos featuring a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss—from gameplay combat 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 December 27.

On Video This Week (50/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-12-14)

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 December 13–17.

On Video This Week (49/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-12-06)

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 December 6–10.

Top 5 Modern Decks That Just Vanished (and Here's Why)

By Skura (2021-12-03)

Modern has got a million (roughly speaking) decks to choose from and any of them could Top 8 the next tournament. However, with so many decks playable, so many too have fallen from grace—from the highest echelons relegated down to the dreaded tier three. Let's investigate the reasons for their disappearance.

On Video This Week (48/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-11-29)

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 29–December 3.

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)

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 22–26.

On Video This Week (46/2021)

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.

On Video This Week (45/2021)

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.

Fixing What's Not Broken: Innovations in Modern

By Skura (2021-11-03)

Nonrotating formats usually have their established decks, most following a "solved" composition. However, there are always eager players who still want to innovate and revolutionize what we know is already perfectly fine. Let's explore the decks that have experienced major innovations and the reasons for them.

On Video This Week (44/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-11-02)

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 November 1–5.

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!

What Does It Take for a Modern Deck to Succeed?

By Skura (2021-10-12)

Modern is known for its hyper-diverse metagame. There are three dozen archetypes which could take down the next tournament and you wouldn't be surprised. However, there are still clear tier one decks. What sets them apart from the rest? What does it take for a deck to succeed? Find out today!

On Video This Week (41/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-10-11)

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 11–15.

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.

2001–2021: A Graveyard Odyssey (Modern Reanimator)

By Dr-Exhume (2021-09-22)

Reanimator is primarily a Legacy strategy, but Modern Horizons 2 introduced plenty of cards screaming for a Modern counterpart. Let's take a look at the history of the archetype from Entomb to Unmarked Grave and beyond. Why, Innistrad: Midnight Hunt added a crucial element as well!

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.

Sharks and Chalices: The New White-Blue Control of Modern

By Skura (2021-08-26)

Control has struggled in Modern ever since Mystic Sanctuary got banned. However, the archetype has come back with a vengeance, revitalized in the hands of legendary control master Guillaume Wafo-Tapa. Let's examine the new lineup and see how and why this version continues to be successful.

Dress (Down) for Success

By Rone (2021-08-24)

Dress Down looked like a bulk rare at first. But time proved that this flashy enchantment has a ton of potential, revitalizing Death's Shadow in Modern while stopping all kinds of interactions from opposing creatures even in Legacy and Vintage. Keep reading for the full lowdown on Dress Down!

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 (33/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-08-16)

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 16–20.

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.

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.

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!

New Modern Interaction

By Skura (2021-06-10)

Modern Horizons 2 is looking to change the eponymous format in major ways. Threats often dominate when it comes to headline news, but answers are just as important. The set injects Modern with a plethora of exciting new tools of interaction. Let's see which of them are potential candidates for the top tier.

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