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Will Omnath Keep Dominating Standard?

ConstructedBy ElonThragtusk (2020-09-30)

There was finally a good enough reason to pull the trigger and ban Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath. However, right now, the new Omnath decks appear to be much more problematic and much less reliant on Uro than the banning would suggest. Is there any chance this still balances out the Standard format?

Temur Reclamation Goes Wild in Pioneer

ConstructedBy Rone (2020-09-15)

Temur Reclamation was one of the best performing decks over the last year in Standard. Recently banned even before rotation, the strategy has found a new format to conquer. Right now it stands as the king of the hill in Pioneer. Let's take a closer look at the current trend and possible futures.

Zendikar Rising Spotlight: Valakut Awakening

SpoilersBy BrentT (2020-09-03)

Zendikar Rising previews kicked off in earnest this week with the unveiling of a new type of double-faced card coming to Standard. Valakut Awakening in particular is a flexible and powerful spell with a never before seen side to it. Let's break down why it's so good and take a look at some deck ideas.

Rotation Grief: War of the Spark, Part 2

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2020-09-02)

The Standard rotation is coming! 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 at the multicolored and colorless cards Standard is going to lose when War of the Spark rotates out.

Rotation Preparation: Temur and Other Adventures

ConstructedBy Rone (2020-08-18)

Standard rotation is just five weeks away, which will restart the format for good. When looking for decks to play, Adventure variants from Throne of Eldraine will remain largely intact, a Block Constructed shell that becomes tier one. Let's find out about the different versions available.

Transmogrify in Standard and Modern

ConstructedBy 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?

Standard Data Fresh from Red Bull Untapped

EntertainmentBy TobiH (2020-07-14)

When it comes to generating meaningful data, nothing compares to an actual big tournament. With about 1,300 players, Red Bull Untapped's recent International Qualifier definitely qualified. Straight from the source, here's information on the metagame and several key performance indicators!

Commander on a Budget: Rith, the Awakener

ConstructedBy RyanS (2020-06-16)

The Ur-Dragon is definitely the ultimate Dragon tribal commander. However, if you are playing on a budget, it's not the only option. Here's how Dragons can be effective, even when they are missing two colors. Check out this Naya Dragon tribal Commander deck led by Rith, the Awakener.

The Certainty of Vivien

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2020-05-19)

A minor subtheme of Ikoria seems to be the cheating of permanents from the library directly onto the battlefield, also known as what Grafdigger's Cage doesn't want you to do. Lukka proceeds onward to higher mana costs, while the new Vivien takes the opposite approach. Let's see how efficiently and to what end.

Lurrus, the Standard King

ConstructedBy Rone (2020-04-28)

"Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling Dinosaur Hippo to the leaping Bird Serpent." Well, maybe that's not exactly what Mufasa said. Either way, Lurrus of the Dream-Den apparently "can't wait to be king."

World Championship XXVI: Dreams Do Come True

Event CoverageBy 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.

Theros Beyond Death Cube Picks

LimitedBy SanchoN (2020-02-11)

Maintaining a cube is a Sisyphean task starting over with each new set. But we neither see that as a great tragedy nor react stoically aloof just because the power level of Theros Beyond Death does not tower above Mount Olympus. A Dionysian frenzy ended with ten favorites.

Theros Beyond Death Review for Commander, Part 2

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2020-02-10)

Theros Beyond Death offers Commander players a number of new and exciting options, across all kinds of archetypes and playstyles, for leaders and the 99 both. For the second part of our review, we take a look at the spiciest of the remaining candidates likely to make a splash.

Kiora Redesigns the Simic Ramp

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2020-02-06)

Ramping in green is easy, but choosing the right payoff can be as crucial as sculpting the perfect curve. A big unkillable monster? A mass effect that dismantles the opponent's board? A permanent theft? How about all of the above? Enter Kiora Bests the Sea God, depicting our planeswalker's greatest achievement.

Theros Beyond Death Review for Highlander, Part 2

ConstructedBy Ratix (2020-02-04)

We continue our dive into the new set from the perspective of a European Highlander player. Today we will discuss noteworthy black and red cards that may have impact on several archetypes. Aristocrats, Gruul, and Black Aggro welcome some new additions. But beware, there are traps too!

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