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ThatOneGuyJesse(21.05.2022 22:55)

Seems kind of overrated idk

Raijundu(21.01.2020 21:37)

In every Collector's Edition Booster are 2 of those Fullart Lands (Foils).
Prices will tank !

Pa1Nfull(20.01.2020 14:18)

Looks we are going to pokemon mana cards^^

MagicTown(05.07.2019 15:54)

Great card. It's hard to imagine black deck without these...

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By Skura (2022-05-25)

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 revisiting a Cookbook shell that got a new life thanks to Ledger Shredder. Can we eat all the Food, combine all the Clues, and take all the turns?

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Daily Deck Tech from Capenna: Dimir Reanimator Control

By ElonThragtusk (2022-05-11)

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Daily Deck Tech from Capenna: Modernizing Ob

By Skura (2022-05-05)

Every workday while the Streets of Capenna are new, Insight takes a quick look at another deck featuring the fresh cards! After Standard and Pioneer, the latest incarnation of Ob Nixilis has now also found a place in Modern. And that's not the only thing new in this combolicious brew!

Daily Deck Tech from Capenna: Pioneering Ob

By Skura (2022-05-03)

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Daily Deck Tech from Capenna: Yet Another Treasure Commander

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Every workday while the Streets of Capenna are new, Insight takes a quick look at another deck featuring the fresh cards! As you have probably seen, the set is full of cards that create Treasure tokens. Among them is the exciting new commander Ognis, the Dragon's Lash. Is this the new Prosper?

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By RyanS (2022-04-20)

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By CMInsightTeam (2022-04-18)

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Modern Deck of the Week: Turn Two Combo Kill from Capenna

By TobiH (2022-04-12)

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Data Analysis: The Top Modern Decks & Players, End of 2021

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Thanks, I Hate It: The Acorn Controversy

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Standard Brewing Between Slugs & Slime

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There is slime on Innistrad. Some of it corrodes you to death; some of it engulfs you so thoroughly you can't even remember who you are anymore. Are these two kinds of ghastly mucus good for each other? Let's find out what kind of viscous reaction we can get when we go on a smear campaign!

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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?

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Daily Deck Tech Vow: Upgrading Strefan's Preconstructed Deck

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Here's our vow: Every workday ahead of the set's release, Insight is taking a quick look at another deck featuring the new cards from Innistrad: Crimson Vow. The Commander deck built around Strefan looks quite promising, but it could be considerably better—even on a budget!

On Video This Week (46/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-11-15)

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Daily Deck Tech Vow: New Standard, New Blue-Black Control

By Skura (2021-11-10)

Here's our vow: Every workday during preview season, Insight is taking a quick look at another deck featuring the latest cards from the upcoming Innistrad: Crimson Vow. Blue-Black Control was already a solid contender after Midnight Hunt. Now it gets even more tools to exploit.

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Daily Deck Tech Vow: Vampires Flying over Standard

By ElonThragtusk (2021-11-08)

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Data Analysis: MTGO Modern Metagame Since MH2

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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!

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Creative Commander Deck Design: The Scarab God

By K_Prinz (2021-10-19)

Commander is about fun, not about winning. Same for deck design—the goal is entertainment, not maximizing power. So how about we impose another restriction? This Scarab God deck is based on creatures with abilities that trigger when they enter the battlefield and built on the premise to include nothing but permanents!

Let the Hunger (Tide) Games Begin

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By Dr-Exhume (2021-09-22)

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Daily Deck Tech Hunt: Commander Gisa's Glorious Resurrection

By RyanS (2021-09-14)

Every workday ahead of the set's release, Insight is taking a quick look at a deck featuring new cards from the upcoming Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. Today we're building a 99-card deck led by a new version of a fan-favorite figure. Gisa is back with the dead and promises lots of fun and decay!

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Daily Deck Tech Hunt: The Undead Now Via(la)ble in Modern?

By ElonThragtusk (2021-09-13)

Every workday ahead of the set's release, Insight is taking a quick look at a deck featuring new cards from the upcoming Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. Today we're checking if a few new cards are enough to bring back a tribe long considered dead. Modern Zombies may be viable now, and they're definitely vialable!

Daily Deck Tech Hunt: Goryo's Mending

By Skura (2021-09-08)

Every workday ahead of the set's release, Insight is taking a quick look at a deck featuring new cards from the upcoming Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. Using Goryo's Vengeance to get out a quick Obzedaddy is a neat trick, but the Esper deck that housed the combination always lacked one crucial element. Well, not anymore!

On Video This Week (36/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-09-06)

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 September 6–10.

Commander Deck Design: The Scorpion God

By K_Prinz (2021-09-02)

Not everyone approaches Commander the same way, and it'd be boring if everyone did! Here's a somewhat different take on the format and an example of another deck design philosophy at work. This deck is built around −1/−1 counters, charge counters, and proliferate, with a small poison counter theme thrown in.

On Video This Week (35/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-08-30)

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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!

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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.

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 (31/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-08-02)

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 August 2–6.

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.

AFRaid? New Pioneer Tech: Blessed, Book, Bards

By TobiH (2021-07-26)

Such is the advantage of a smaller format unburdened by the weight of decades worth of Magic cards: With just a little aid from the latest set—AFR for short—the Pioneer landscape is three decks richer: Here's what Moon-Blessed Cleric, The Book of Exalted Deeds, and Bard Class are up to!

Daily D&D Deck Tech: Monoblack Devotion Returns to Standard!

By ElonThragtusk (2021-07-22)

Every workday ahead of the set's paper release, Insight takes a quick look at a deck featuring cards from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. With Standard the biggest it's ever going to be, the pool of monocolored cards is also at its peak now. Time for the return of Gray Merchant of Asphodel!

Daily D&D Deck Tech: The Laughter Mill

By ElonThragtusk (2021-07-21)

Every workday ahead of the set's paper release, Insight takes a quick look at a deck featuring cards from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. Dimir Mill has been getting useful additions all the time lately, first from Modern Horizons 2 and now again, taking it from outsider to real contender!

On Video This Week (29/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-07-19)

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 19–23.

Daily D&D Deck Tech: Rakdos Goes Realms

By Skura (2021-07-14)

Every workday ahead of the set's paper release, Insight takes a quick look at a deck featuring cards from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. Black-Red Sacrifice has been a mainstay of Standard for a while, surviving even the banning of its premier one-drop. Luckily, there's a new one-drop (shambling) on its way.

Modern Monkey Goes B/R

By Rone (2021-07-13)

Ragavan has changed Modern as we know it. One strategy in particular where it shines is a Rakdos build that's been posting almost shockingly strong results, for example claiming the number one and number two spot at a recent Modern Open. But it isn't just Ragavan; the deck has picked up a whole new creature suite.

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By CMInsightTeam (2021-07-12)

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Daily D&D Deck Tech: EDH Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder

By RyanS (2021-07-06)

Every workday throughout the preview season for Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, Insight is taking a quick look at one new deck featuring the latest cards from the upcoming set. Today we travel on the road to Xanathar. Always wanted to play with your opponent's deck? Well, now you can!

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.

Daily D&D Deck Tech: Blue-Black Control in New Standard

By Skura (2021-07-01)

Every workday throughout the preview season for Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, Insight is taking a quick look at one new deck featuring the latest cards from the upcoming set. Today we're looking at Blue-Black Control—which already picked up a couple of exciting tools. Let's see how we can utilize them!

Daily D&D Deck Tech: Commander Tiamat Reporting for Duty

By RyanS (2021-06-30)

Every workday throughout the preview season for Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, Insight is taking a quick look at one new deck featuring the latest cards from the upcoming set. Today we're looking at an exciting commander. D&D means Dragons, and this Dragon means business!

Daily D&D Deck Tech: Black-Green Life Gain

By TobiH (2021-06-29)

Every workday throughout the preview season for Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, Insight is taking a quick look at one new deck featuring the latest cards from the upcoming set. Today we're asking a tough question about life: Is it possible that the best life gain strategy in Standard is now black and green?

On Video This Week (26/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-06-28)

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 28–July 2.

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 Yawgmoth Tech

By K_Prinz (2021-06-22)

Yawgmoth has been a player in Modern for quite some time. Now, thanks to Modern Horizons 2, it's about time to come a-calling for a doctor's appointment in Ivy Lane, where the roots grow weak and the oaks grow strong. What better physician to deliver a message than one whose patients never die?

Dauthi Voidwalking Through Modern

By Skura (2021-06-17)

Modern Horizons 2 features a ton of exciting cards, from fringe playables to role players to outright archetype-redefining staples. One in particular still flies a little under the radar but already found a place in decks as different as Esper Stoneblade and Blue-Black Rogues. Let's check in with Dauthi Voidwalker!

Urza's Saga Is Everywhere in Modern Now

By Skura (2021-06-15)

Because it explores unique design space, many people initially struggled to evaluate Urza's Saga correctly, possibly including the designers themselves. However, now the picture is getting clearer. The card already proved powerful to a worrisome degree and finds its way into more and more decks.

Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar's Modern Recipes

By ElonThragtusk (2021-06-14)

Welcome to Cooking Up Modern with your host, chef Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar, and many delicious dishes straight from the widely aclaimed Underworld Cookbook! Who would have thought that what looked like a flavor win would translate into this many match wins in the cutthroat kitchen of Modern?

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.

Commander Deck Tech: Get Cooking with Gyome, Master Chef

By RyanS (2021-06-01)

All foodies and amateur chefs can finally find that part of their personality represented in a card. Gyome is responsible for culinary creations (creates Food tokens) that give creatures both sustenance (indestructible) and indigestion (tapping them). Here is a recipe for a deck with layers of flavor!

Is Pauper Entering a New Combo Era?

By PR0boszcz (2021-05-31)

We didn't get a moment to take a breath after the Commander Legends and Kaldheim releases, and already the metagame saw another shakeup because of Strixhaven. Now Modern Horizons 2 is poised to change the format in major ways yet again. All signs point to Pauper entering a new combo era.

Modern Horizons 2 Spotlight: Grief

By ElonThragtusk (2021-05-29)

A better version of a (somewhat) popular Legacy card is coming to Modern—what could possibly go wrong? Between its own power and its synergy with certain other cards, the true question is which will prevail. Will it be responsible for new discard-heavy decks, fit into an existing archetype, or both?

Exclusive Preview: Three New Cards on Modern's Horizon

By TobiH (2021-05-27)

Here's an exclusive first look at three cards from the upcoming Modern Horizons 2. Two of them could go into the same strategy, two benefit more creative deck building, two are completely new designs never seen before, and one is a card that has never been reprinted in 21 years!

Chain of Smog Combo: Witherbloom Rules Legacy

By Rone (2021-05-24)

During Strixhaven preview season, the almost forgotten Chain of Smog rose to new prominence and a new price point. Belittled as a purely theoretical gimmick, the combo with magecraft has since been able to prove its mettle in Legacy, in a variety of shells, alongside Witherbloom Apprentice.

Data Analysis: The Top Modern Decks, April–May 2021

By Aliquanto (2021-05-21)

One month after release, it's time to review all of the many Strixhaven cards that made a splash in Modern and analyze the Magic Online results to determine which are the format's best performing decks in this post-STX, pre-MH2 world. We've got data, calculations, programming, and a new frontrunner!

Witherbloom Sacrifice in Standard

By Kumagoro (2021-05-11)

Once upon a time (or last year) there was Rakdos Sacrifice with its grindy death by a thousand cooked Cats. Enter the Witherbloom College of Strixhaven, and now the archetype in Standard has become all about setting up and performing a big sacrifice ritual that might well sent the opponent packing in one single feast.

Counterspell Is Coming to Modern!

By Skura (2021-05-10)

Counterspells have always been one of the pillars of interaction alongside discard and removal. There is one iconic card that embodies this type of interaction. Its name is, appropriately and predictably, Counterspell. For the first time ever, it will be legal in Modern. Let me tell you what that means in practice.

Top 5 – Cards to Buy, Spring Edition

By Rone (2021-05-04)

Strixhaven gave us a ton of new cards to try out, and we recently enjoyed the reprints of Time Spiral Remastered as well. So now is the perfect time to update your buy list and grab as much as you can at discount prices. If you're interested in our picks to purchase, you've come to the right place!

Data Analysis: The Top Modern Decks, March–April 2021

By Aliquanto (2021-04-15)

Do you want to know which decks are the best in Modern? What to play, what to beat? Ranking the decks based on data rather than opinion? Let's review results from Magic Online and see how we can analyze them to get the answers we're looking for. This marks the end of the post-Uro, pre-Strixhaven era.

The Heroes of Kaldheim: Fynn, Magda, Moritte

By Kumagoro (2021-03-30)

Kaldheim is a picturesque place filled to the brim with references to Norse mythology and the Viking age. Its storytellers narrate timeless sagas of wondrous beings and mighty heroes fulfilling their foretold destinies across the World Tree. Three of those heroes are worth focusing our deck-building attention on.

Strixhaven Mechanics Spotlight: Magecraft & More

By Skura (2021-03-29)

Strixhaven is a school of magic and the namesake set introduces a bunch of mechanics that absolutely reflect that. There are lessons to be learned, wards to be explored, and there's magecraft to exploit. If you want to know why a card like Chain of Smog is going through the roof—look no further!

What I'm Playing This Weekend at the Kaldheim Championship

By K_Prinz (2021-03-26)

What do you get when you test for a major tournament with the likes of Brad Nelson, Seth Manfield, and the famous "Czech House"? Great options for Historic, a deck choice for Standard upon which the whole team agreed, and a solid starting point for a hopefully successful weekend!

Data Analysis: The Top Modern Decks, February–March 2021

By Aliquanto (2021-03-18)

Do you want to know which decks are the best in Modern? What to play, what to beat? Ranking the decks based on data rather than opinions? Let's review the results from Magic Online and see how we can analyze them to determine a tier list. Here is the first month of the post-Uro Modern world!

The Monsters of Kaldheim: Koma, Sarulf, Toski

By Kumagoro (2021-03-17)

Kaldheim is a picturesque place filled to the brim with references to Norse mythology and the Viking age. Its storytellers narrate timeless sagas of wondrous beings and mighty heroes fulfilling their foretold destinies across the World Tree. This time, it's the tale of three animals: a Serpent, a Wolf, and a Squirrel.

The Modern Era of Modern: Broken, Bans, Beyond

By Aliquanto (2021-03-09)

Do you want to know which decks are the best in Modern? What to play, what to beat? To that end, a new series of articles will provide you with in-depth data analysis of Magic Online results. Let's start with a detailed introduction to the format and a review of the past months of changes.

From Snow White to Sultai: New Decks in Kaldheim Standard

By Rone (2021-03-03)

Kaldheim has landed in Standard for Go(o)d. While some top-tier decks didn't change all that much, snow, Sagas, foretell, and a bunch of other cards have left their mark on the format! Today we will look at the best strategies that have emerged thanks to the snowest set ever printed.

Control Decks in Post-Ban Modern

By Skura (2021-02-25)

It was barely a month ago that control variants utterly dominated the Modern metagame. But the recent banned and restricted announcement shook the archetype's very foundations. Will it be able to hold on to its tier one position despite the changes? Can it adapt? Let's look at decklists!

Playmat Icons: Demons

By Kumagoro (2021-02-24)

Tormentor of souls, brokers of deals, or just plain deliverers of vicious brutality, Demons often make for the scariest presence on the battlefield. They come in all sinister shapes and horned forms, and black is their favorite color. So if you're willing to strike a bargain with them, be ready to plunge into darkness.

Three Modern Decks to Play After the Bans

By ElonThragtusk (2021-02-23)

Last week, five more cards have been banned from Modern in one of the biggest announcements in recent memory. This caused quite a stir, killing some strategies and making others (even) better. Which decks can we expect to see rise to the top now? We can quickly come up with at least three!

Kaldheim Candidates for Legacy

By CabalTherapy (2021-02-02)

Kaldheim is not an overpowered set. I am inclined to add "fortunately" to this statement because Legacy has been on a wild ride since 2019. A little change of pace does us good. So let's take a relaxed stroll through the snowy scenery and take a look at the candidates that might find a place in Legacy …

Rebuilding Yorion with Kaldheim

By K_Prinz (2021-01-27)

With Kaldheim coming soon and the card list now complete, it's time to take a look at what that means for Yorion decks. Especially the new Sagas seem to be of interest, so let's examine most of those. The new Pathways too, with their general impact on Standard mana bases, may unlock untapped potential!

A Vintage Brewer's Diary: 2020 in Review, Part 1

By TDD (2021-01-26)

2020 is finally behind us. As paper play was suspended, many Magic players found their way to Magic Online and Arena. Some of us Vintage boomers, however, still crave the smell of ancient cardboard. Shuffling around those broken spells. Knocking the top of the deck when we need to hit something good …

Playmat Icons: Sphinxes

By Kumagoro (2021-01-21)

When they're not eating those who fail to solve their puzzle challenges, Sphinxes incarnate blue's card advantage in the shape of evasive finishers. Be they pulled from ancient Egyptian lore or from Greek mythology, it's not a mystery that these cunning creatures puts an enigmatic twist to their Magic builds.

Kaldheim Spotlight: Valki // Tibalt

By Rone (2021-01-18)

With Kaldheim, the snowiest plane of all, Tibalt returns to Magic history—and to make history himself. Disguised as Valki, the God of mischief, trickery, and lies, he makes for the first ever modal double-faced card showcasing a creature/planeswalker, ready to boost every Rakdos archetype across all formats.

The New Modern Silliness: Hammertime, Obosh, Oh Boy!

By ElonThragtusk (2021-01-13)

2020 was a crazy year for Modern. With so many powerful cards making their debut, it's no wonder the metagame still tends to change so rapidly and so seriously. The last two or three months alone have brought us at least two completely new decks, and another one has made a sudden resurgence.

The Impact of Commander Legends on Legacy

By Rone (2021-01-12)

The holiday season is over, and Commander Legends has been with us for more than 50 days now. Time enough to see results, time to take inventory. Which cards from Commander Legends made the cut in Legacy and where do they fit in? Let's rank the best of the bunch and look at lots of lists!

Kaldheim Spotlight: Pyre of Heroes

By Kumagoro (2021-01-11)

When Birthing Pod was banned five years ago, Modern lost its most powerful search engine. Throughout the years, several cards have tried to revive the thrill of those glorious activations, but none of them got closer to that promise than Kaldheim's Pyre of Heroes—tribal angle be damned.

Kaldheim Spotlight: Sarulf, Realm Eater

By ElonThragtusk (2021-01-06)

The preview season for Kaldheim started out slow, so it's not surprising that Sarulf is one of the most discussed cards so far. Its abilities are very powerful in theory, but both its power level and its playability are hard to evaluate. This happens to make us want to dive into the topic of Realm Eating even more!

Commander Deck Tech: Sakashima and Vial Smasher

By RyanS (2021-01-04)

Have you ever won a game of Commander without dealing combat damage? Check out this Grixis Commander deck helmed by Sakashima and Vial Smasher to find out how. Make clones and copies of the best things on the board and try to win by doubling or even tripling the damage from Vial Smasher's effect.

Playmat Icons: Angels

By Kumagoro (2020-12-17)

When they're not announcing immaculate conceptions or decorating festive trees, Angels are the bringers of swift, evasive judgment in all combinations of white. Ethereal beings made of pure mana, these exquisite creatures have graced many Magic decks throughout the years — with no rest and no mercy, no matter what.

Commander Legends: Sengir and Szat, Monoblack Nobility

By RyanS (2020-12-10)

Finally we got a new card for Baron Sengir, a character whose lineage dates back to the very beginning of Magic. Tevesh Szvat is similarly old, but his very first planeswalker card is brand-new. The best part is, both cards have partner, so they can both be at the helm of a monoblack aristocrats strategy.

My Decks for the Zendikar Rising Championship

By K_Prinz (2020-12-03)

I am explaining my deck choice(s) for the Zendikar Rising Championship. It's the biggest and most important tournament left this year, potentially providing a way into the MPL or Rivals. Since Standard is mostly settled, let's focus on Historic following the introduction of Kaladesh Remastered.

VIDEO: Dimir Rogues Deck for Standard on MTG Arena

By NayRained (2020-12-01)

Conceal, don't feel, don't let your opponents know! This Standard Dimir control deck has it all: Rogues, flash, and mill. In this video, Snapbooster explains how to maneuver through two versions of this deck and which hands to keep, so you can sit back and chill while your opponent lets their cards go.

Commander Legends: Abomination of Llanowar on a Budget

By RyanS (2020-11-25)

Check out this budget Golgari Elf tribal deck led by the Abomination of Llanowar. Cast a lot of Elves for value, ramp and/or card draw. Somebody wipes the board? No worries, the commander cares for the number of Elves in the graveyard as well, so it will only grow bigger and bigger …

Omnath's Life Beyond Standard

By Rone (2020-11-12)

While the marquee card of Zendikar Rising only lasted three weeks in Standard and on MTG Arena, Omnath, Locus of Creation can redeem itself by being a playable but not completely busted contender in other formats. Pioneer, Modern, and even Legacy — we review every Omnath strategy!

An Invitation to Brawl

By Kumagoro (2020-11-11)

Tired of Standard? Wishing for something cool to do with all those cards from Eldraine, Theros, Ikoria, and Zendikar? Brawl is the answer! The mostly uneventful period between the release of two premier sets is the perfect moment to give regular Standard a rest and try your hand at the up-and-coming singleton format.

Going Black in Pauper

By PR0boszcz (2020-11-04)

Black is commonly known as the weakest of the colors in the Pauper format. However, even if it may not be as powerful as some, it uses unique tools that none of the other colors can offer. Access to board sweepers, discard, and various removal options make black an important part of the metagame.

Commander on a Budget: Ayara's Halloween Special

By RyanS (2020-10-29)

Got any Halloween plans yet? How about a €50 budget deck full of dark sorcery and sacrifice, death and drain? Featuring a spooky storyline hook, some spicy tech that your opponents will never expect, and the potential to win out of nowhere. The Shadow Queen holds court and awaits your presence.

Kroxa, the Crux of Standard

By Rone (2020-10-26)

With Uro and Omnath off of Standard's menu, it's finally time for other strategies to shine. Rakdos Midrange has emerged as a serious competitor and as an early frontrunner in the current format. Let's unveil all the raw power the deck has to offer and review some sideboard tips and tricks.

Pauper Metagame Overview

By PR0boszcz (2020-10-22)

Pauper is getting more attention and love from the Wizards of the Coast. Since it's sanctioned, we can see their efforts in updating the banlist more regularly and printing cards that seem to target especially this format. Let's take a look at an interesting metagame, with aggro, control, and combo all represented.

Standard Is Fun Again // Making Mythic with Golgari Legends

By TobiH (2020-10-20)

It only took three more cards getting banned from Standard. Making a lot of three-for-one trades and the occasional five-for-one was getting old fast. Now we're back to comparatively fair Magic, trading cards with our opponents two for one at a time, and that's a much more enjoyable experience.

Top 5 – Cards to Buy, Fall Edition

By Rone (2020-10-15)

Zendikar Rising has been out for a couple of weeks now and has settled in following the customary period of initial turmoil. So it's time to decide what to buy from the new set, and from others, in order to gear up for the fall season. Ready for some purchasing advice? Just keep reading.

VIDEO: Rakdos Pyromancer Pioneer

By NayRained (2020-10-13)

With the addition of the new Zendikar Rising cards to the Pioneer format we got some sweet new decks and some classic staples making a comback. In this NutsAndBolts video we are looking at Rakdos Pyromacer and its role in the Pioneer metagame — as well as explaining the deck, that plays in the style of Mardu, in detail.

My Decks for the 2020 Season Grand Finals

By K_Prinz (2020-10-08)

This year's Worlds replacement involves six rounds of both Standard and Historic against the best of the best. Time to find two decks — all in the short timeframe since Zendikar Rising's release and the recent ban. Does anything beat Omnath in Standard? And what about the much broader format that is Historic?

The New Scourge of Modern

By ElonThragtusk (2020-10-07)

Scourge of the Skyclaves is one of those cards that look busted at first glance but require extensive testing before it is possible to reach any definite conclusion. Now, a few weeks after the release of Zendikar Rising, we have the results and can definitely say that the verdict is in.

Bringing the Party to Standard

By ElonThragtusk (2020-09-23)

Apparently, you have to fight … for your right to party. The brand-new mechanic is a little hard to make work in the context of 60-card decks, but the potential rewards are plentiful. Let us take a look at party and other tribal shenanigans in the updated Standard format with Zendikar Rising.

Field of the Dead in Modern

By Skura (2020-09-22)

Field of the Dead has been terrorizing a bunch of different formats in Magic over the past year, and it got itself banned from several. Recently, to the surprise of many, it has also had an increasingly meaningful impact on Modern. Let's explore the various Field shells that currently populate the format.

Eldrazi Tribal Commander Deck Tech: Monumental Mimeoplasm

By RyanS (2020-09-17)

Zendikar Rising is just around the corner and will have no Eldrazi. If you're feeling nostalgic for the colorless tentacle monsters, this tribal deck commanded by The Mimeoplasm is for you. Ramp out the big titans, annihilate all opposition, and marvel at the majesty of the brand-new card Forsaken Monument!

Zendikar Rising Spotlight: Ruin Crab in Nonrotating Formats

By ElonThragtusk (2020-09-07)

In the last few years, mill decks have gained new removal and counterspells, but no useful mill cards. This lack of support is the main thing that keeps them from moving up in the meta. How likely is it that a new and, in the case of this deck, better Hedron Crab helps with this issue in Modern and other formats?

Zendikar Rising Spotlight: Valakut Awakening

By 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 Preparation: Temur and Other Adventures

By 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.

BUG Control in Modern

By Skura (2020-08-13)

Following the ban of Arcum's Astrolabe from Modern, control players have to rediscover the archetype and readjust to the new environment. "Skurtai Control" is waiting in the wings to take over, quite likely the best successor to the previously dominating snow control value machines.

Why Empty the Warrens Is the Best Storm Spell in 2020

By CabalTherapy (2020-08-11)

Tendrils of Agony may still be the most-feared storm spell ever printed, frequently providing an immediate kill. But more often than not Empty the Warrens edges out the black card on overall efficiency. This is especially true in the Legacy format of today. Let's look at why you should empty your warrens in 2020.

Ninjas Sneaking to the Top in Legacy

By Andifeated (2020-08-03)

The ninjutsu keyword was introduced to Magic with Betrayers of Kamigawa in 2005 and has been a fan favorite ever since. It tries to display the trickery and mastery in stealth that Ninjas are known for within the mechanics of the game. Recently, the tribe has seen renewed success in Legacy.

Embracing Demonic Embrace in Standard

By ElonThragtusk (2020-07-28)

What's the first color that comes to your mind when someone uses the term "aggro deck"? Surely it would be either red or green; doubt it would be black. If so, Demonic Embrace is here to blow your mind, as it has had some amazing results in the last month. Time to embrace your inner demon!

Jumping into Historic with Jumpstart

By Kumagoro (2020-07-27)

The allure of the peculiar Arena format is stronger than ever — both in digital form and in the real world, where Historic playing groups have started to emerge. The debut of Jumpstart, which was made Historic-legal on Arena, is yet another reason to have a look at this now suddenly supercharged format.

Slinging Spells in Standard and Modern Izzet Tempo

By ElonThragtusk (2020-07-15)

Recent sets, such as Ikoria and Core Set 2021 impacted the metagames of multiple formats, but they also made way for some interesting non-meta strategies. One of the most prominent candidates is Izzet Spells, a tempo deck that can be easily tuned to become an aggro and/or even a budget deck.

Standard Data Fresh from Red Bull Untapped

By 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!

Ramp and Let Die: Budget Fastbond in Vintage

By Dr-Exhume (2020-06-29)

Vintage can be fun and relatively cheap? Is that true? Indeed, you can build a pair of Vintage decks for less than many Modern decks and you can even steal some games with them. Let's take a look at two Fastbond shells and revisit a couple of common misconceptions about Magic's oldest format.

M21 Spotlight: Conspicuous Snoop

By ElonThragtusk (2020-06-18)

Thanks to Modern Horizons and Core Set 2020, Vial Goblins has become an option in Modern, albeit with no major success so far. That may soon change, however, as Core Set 2021 provides us with a Goblin that was cause for much hype already and caused an older card to spike. How about a combo kill on turn three?

An Ultimatum to the Meta

By Kumagoro (2020-06-09)

Standard has been weird for a while. Overpowered cards and mechanics have given birth to a number of top decks, whose diversity never mitigated their marked superiority. Now bans and the companion nerf have reset the field, but the dust hasn't settled yet, so it might be the best time to try something fun!

Forgotten Heroes

By Rone (2020-06-03)

Do you remember the first Magic creature that became the centerpiece of your deck? After all these years, so many iconic heroes have fallen by the wayside, overshadowed by better and newer alternatives. Today we pay tribute to a whole bunch of those that will forever live on in our memory if not in our decks.

Upgrading Ruthless Regiment on a Budget

By RJGiel (2020-05-15)

Humans? Check. Aristocrats? Check. The Ruthless Regiment preconstructed Commander deck is a great option to play straight out of the box. But it's easy to improve, even on a limited budget. Let's take a look at some affordable and effective upgrades, so that you can better hold your own in your Commander playgroup.

Obosh, the New Standard in Rakdos

By ElonThragtusk (2020-05-12)

Although Lurrus started the companion craze, Obosh quickly followed and even surpassed the Cat in some respects! Such is the case with the Sacrifice archetype, which now has the Preypiercer among its trump cards. But the deck wouldn't be as successful without a way of bridging the gap between Obosh and its early game.

Yorion, a Nomad Mad for Standard

By BrentT (2020-04-30)

When companions were initially released, Yorion, Sky Nomad sort of flew under the radar because obviously busted Lurrus and Gyruda claimed the spotlight first. But the Standard metagame moves fast and now we're seeing Yorion variants rise to the top. Let's take a look at a couple of decks running an extra twenty cards.

Lurrus, the Standard King

By 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."

Ikoria Spotlight: Standard Humans

By JohnnyCroat (2020-04-15)

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths does contain a lot, in both size and number, of the eponymous behemoths. So what could be more appropriate than to look at the tiniest denizens of the world? After all, Human tribal gets some support from the set as well, headlined by one General Kudro of Drannith.

Ikoria Spotlight: Competitive Constructed Companions

By TobiH (2020-04-07)

Ikoria's new ability companion adds a touch of the Commander experience to regular Magic. You can reveal one companion from your sideboard before each game, if your presented deck matches the card's specified restriction, and then cast it from there once during that game. Let's look at implications and decks.

The Good, the Bad, and the Underrated: A Lhurgoyf Tribute

By Dr-Exhume (2020-03-25)

"Ach! Hans, run! It's the Lhurgoyf!" The sound of these words is smoother than any other flavor text to my ears. With this article I want to pay tribute to a creature tribe that many people know best for its poster child, the Tarmogoyf. But let us not forget about its relatives.

Playing with Other People's Stuff: A Rakdos Commander Deck

By RyanS (2020-03-11)

In part two of playing with other people's stuff, Ryan gives us a Rakdos deck tech all about "threatening" your opponents' creatures and using them as fodder for your own sacrifice outlets. After all, the best value to generate is value you don't have to pay for yourself!

Playing with Other People's Stuff: A 40 Euro Dimir Commander Deck

By RyanS (2020-03-04)

If you play a budget deck against your opponents' more expensive builds, you often don't stand a chance. But what if you won the game by stealing their creatures? Here is the Commander deck for you: a Dimir strategy which is relatively cheap to build but scales with your opponents' game plan.

The Top 16 Pioneer Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

By 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!

The Top 8 Old School Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

By Elric (2020-02-24)

Mardu Good Stuff claims the trophy among thirteen players, defeating Four-Color Control in the finals. Let's take a closer look at these two and the rest of the decks that made it to the Top 8 at Cardmarket Series Paris in Old School — the most nostalgic and posh tournament format in the world.

World Championship XXVI: Dreams Do Come True

By 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.

The Top 8 Pauper Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

By ElonThragtusk (2020-02-20)

Welcome to Pauper, a budget-friendly format where decks such as Affinity and Elves are still alive. While only common cards are legal, generally making for a very diverse metagame, there are certain decks that are more powerful than others. The recent Cardmarket Series Pauper main event offers some insight.

The Top 16 Legacy Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

By CabalTherapy (2020-02-18)

At the most recent Legacy main event of the Cardmarket Series, 154 players fought through eight rounds. Various flavors of Delver decks topped the metagame charts, with all-time favorites Death and Taxes and Miracles as runner-ups. But how did things play out in the Top 16 section?

The Top 16 Standard Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

By JohnnyCroat (2020-02-17)

Theros Beyond Death gave us a brand new Standard format. The Top 8 of the Standard main event of Cardmarket Series Paris 2020 already featured a bunch of innovations, and the next eight players in line added even more spice to the mix. Check out their decklists here!

The Top 16 Modern Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

By ElonThragtusk (2020-02-13)

The Modern main event of Cardmarket Series Paris this past weekend was the perfect opportunity to witness a fresh metagame in action and in its first steps of evolution. We did see many decks we somewhat didn't expect, not just within the second half of the Top 16, but also among the first half.

Players Tour Preparation: My Pioneer Deck for Brussels

By ChristianS (2020-01-31)

After six Grand Prix Top 8s and one Pro Tour Top 8, Christian Seibold is back for more and has his sights set on Players Tour Brussels. Going into the tournament, he shares the story of his Pioneer preparation and reveals the brand new tech he's playing this very weekend!

A Wacky New World: Having Fun with Pioneer

By SamuelS (2020-01-23)

The new Pioneer format is the ideal setting for wild experiments. While the metagame shifts and the ban list grows, brews will usually stay out of harm's way. Look here for decks that are perfect to bring to FNM and to have some fun with, even if they may not prove competitive at the highest level.

Top 5 Cards to Buy in January

By Rone (2020-01-22)

The year just started and Theros Beyond Death is available to purchase. However, there is so much more out there to invest in. Rone has compiled his personal list of the Top 5 cards you should consider buying this month, with highlights from almost all Constructed formats.

Monoblack Devotion in Standard and Beyond

By ElonThragtusk (2020-01-14)

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is making its return to Standard in Theros Beyond Death. In the past, the card put up solid results not just in Standard, but in Pioneer and Modern as well. It's a well-designed card that makes deckbuilding easy, fun, and even budget-friendly, but will it be strong enough in 2020?

Theros Beyond Death Spotlight: Underworld Breach

By ElonThragtusk (2020-01-09)

Some Theros Beyond Death cards already spark discussions, and even outrage. Underworld Breach is reminiscent of Yawgmoth's Will, one of the more broken cards in history. Is it a fixed version or another candidate for the banhammer? Join us as we examine the card's potential in various formats.

Why You Too Should Play European Highlander

By 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.

Echo of Eons in Legacy

By CabalTherapy (2020-01-02)

It looked like an overpowered card during spoiler season and caused an outcry among some players. But what has happened to Echo of Eons now, half a year after the release of Modern Horizons? What Legacy decks has it enabled, where has it found a home? It's time to take inventory!

Tribal Attractions: Standard Wolves

By Kumagoro (2019-12-16)

Not just Knights. The tribal options in Standard are more varied than meets the eye, and a ferocious pack of canines is one of the most entertaining to assemble, with all those apex predators, as well as their off-tribe and planeswalking friends, eager to answer your call and begin their wild hunt.

Mythic Championship VII: Cat Out of the Bag

By Kumagoro (2019-12-13)

The final entry in the Mythic Championship series, as well as the last big professional event of the year, presented a reasonably varied Standard metagame. Though there were more than a few twists as well as a couple notable absentees.

Vintage at Cardmarket Series Prague: Dread(ge) Return

By Elric (2019-12-10)

Dredge claims the trophy among eighteen players, defeating a planeswalker-heavy midrange brew in the finals. Let's take a look at all the Top 8 lists, see how the format changed after the restriction of Narset, and explore the latest developments.

Pioneer at Cardmarket Series Prague

By TobiH (2019-12-06)

Pioneer wasn't one of the big headliners in Prague, and the event's turnout wasn't big either. The format also experienced another round of bannings since. Nevertheless, the results call into question some previous assumptions. In particular, control fared much better than expected.

A Look at the Top 16 Standard Decks from Cardmarket Series Prague

By JohnnyCroat (2019-12-04)

Cardmarket Series Prague featured a brand new Standard format once again. While Oko was out, the oven was still burning with the fire of invention. The Top 8 was low on green and high on Flash decks, but the rest of the Top 16 included lots of Golgari, some Gruul, and all the Beasts and Knights one could wish for …

A Look at the Top 16 Modern Decks from Cardmarket Series Prague

By Andifeated (2019-12-03)

Modern is a hotbed of variety and the Cardmarket Series Prague metagame was no different. The Top 16 alone featured 14 different decks and proved again that Modern is the most diverse of all Constructed format. Let's take a closer look at the state of Modern after Throne of Eldraine and Stoneforge Mystic have settled in.

A Look at the Top 16 Legacy Decks from Cardmarket Series Prague

By CabalTherapy (2019-11-29)

Wrenn and Six got hit by the ban hammer last week, which added extra spice to the Legacy portion of the last stop of the Cardmarket Series 2019. The 248 player strong event showed a pretty diverse and healthy metagame: 14 different archetypes ended up in the Top 16.

"The World is a Puzzle" (A Trivia Quiz)

By Peanut (2019-11-19)

Are you a Magic expert? Do you know everything about rules, flavor, cards, and about the not too serious side of things? Try answering these questions without the use of Google or research, and prove your trivia prowess. Leave a comment with your score below and see how you match up!

Brawling in Eldraine: Three Planeswalker Decks for Brawl

By RyanS (2019-11-07)

Magic players are finally playing Brawl, mostly thanks to the format's run on Arena. Time for some fun! Ryan looks at the newest planeswalkers from Throne of Eldraine: The Royal Scions, Garruk, Cursed Huntsman, and Oko, Thief of Crowns, and turns them into Brawl commanders.

Brewer's Paradise Pioneer: Dimir Control

By Andifeated (2019-11-05)

With a new non-rotating Constructed format, players now face exciting opportunities to build decks with their favorite cards from past Standard environments. In Jace, Vryn's Prodigy, Andifeated has found the perfect nostalgia-inducing card to brew with. Read how he approaches a new format!

Tournament Report: Grand Prix Utrecht, Part 2

By ChristianS (2019-11-05)

In the second part of his report, it's time for Christian to go 6-0 across two Throne of Eldraine Booster Drafts to reclaim a spot among the Top 8. Follow the hero's journey and learn the secrets that govern the current Limited format!

The Art of Building a Legacy Deck

By CabalTherapy (2019-10-30)

Legacy has always been a playground for innovators. However, one does not need to reinvent the wheel to build a proper Legacy deck. In fact, it's often impossible to do. Instead, just as with most formats, it's more about working within an established framework.

Tournament Report: Grand Prix Utrecht, Part 1

By ChristianS (2019-10-28)

Christian shares the story of how he bounced back from a bad place, how he got back into the game, how he prepared for the first Grand Prix featuring Throne of Eldraine Limited, and how all of the hard work paid off, namely with another Top 8 finish!

Mythic Championship V: Twilight of the Dead

By Kumagoro (2019-10-23)

The penultimate Arena Mythic Championship was foremost a Golos affair, yet the wandering robot and its favorite Zombieland destination failed to reach the topmost place in their final Standard showcase. This ended up the privilege of the reigning, and fervent, world champion.

What is Dead May Never Die: Modern Dredge After Faithless Looting

By Andifeated (2019-10-21)

When Hogaak Summer concluded with a big Banned and Restricted List announcement, many decks were hurt by the removal of Faithless Looting—especially graveyard strategies like Dredge. Learn how they survive the loss of their most important turn-one play and what direction Modern takes from here.

Back in Black and Blue: Death's Shadow in Legacy

By Rone (2019-10-14)

Legacy is currently a wild jungle full of Modern Horizons cards: Wrenn and Six, Hogaaks and Arcum's Astrolabe. However, one deck might fight them all. Blue-Black Death's Shadow even works without dual lands! Rone shares his thoughts on the deck, his experience, and his sideboard guide.

Adventure Decks in Standard

By TobiH (2019-10-11)

It seems Golos decks with Field of the Dead are all that anyone's talking about these days. But when it comes to actual, measurable results at real-life Standard tournaments, Adventure decks have just made a big splash, claiming five of the Top 8 spots at a major event. Let's take a look!

The Best Commander Cards from Throne of Eldraine

By RJGiel (2019-10-09)

It's been a good year for Commander players so far. Modern Horizons brought staples, M20 great wedge commanders, War of the Spark plenty of planeswalkers, and Commander 2019 was … also a thing. Throne of Eldraine seems to be a more traditional set, but there are still plenty of Commander goodies!

A Faithless Looting Eulogy, Part 2: In Memoriam

By Rone (2019-10-08)

The mourning continues in this series about the monumental banning of Faithless Looting from Modern. This time, Rone dives into the rest of the affected strategies in order to find the best future build for Mono-Red Prowess, Hollow One, and Mardu Pyromancer, to name but a few!

Bringing Fun Decks to Pauper

By WileCoyote (2019-10-07)

Modern Horizons shook up Modern, it shook up Commander, and Pauper was on the receiving end of some spicy new cards as well. The recent banning of Gush, Daze, and Gitaxian Probe helped the metagame diversify. Now we have the breathing space that will allow new members to shine in the house of commons.

A Look at the Top 16 Modern Decks from Cardmarket Series Barcelona

By 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.

A Faithless Looting Eulogy Part 1

By Rone (2019-09-09)

It's time to say goodbye to one of Modern's defining cards, Faithless Looting. Rone does so by singing the praises of each archetype it helped enable, while discussing the futures of these archetypes in a post-looting world. This time, Rone covers the big three - Izzet Phoenix, Dredge, and the Hogaak Menace itself.

Spicy Decks from Mythic Championship IV

By Rone (2019-08-30)

Modern is a new format after the recent banning and unbanning. People are looking to brew tons of new decks, but Rone decided instead to look back at Mythic Championship IV Barcelona. Sure, the decks were tuned for Hogaak, but maybe there were some gems that you could adapt in the new Modern.

Jamin's First Grand Prix Top 8

By JaminK (2019-08-27)

Jamin played a total of 33 Grand Prix before getting a Top 8 finish. But last weekend, his time had come and he crushed the competition using the recently banned Modern menace that is Hogaak. Join him in telling weird stories about an 8/8 trample that isn’t Hogaak, 13 card sideboards, and a minor laziness incident that ended up costing him.

#CMWhatTheTrend - Hogaak & Leyline of the Void

By JaminK (2019-07-31)

Hello and welcome to WhatTheTrend, the column where we'll examine current trends on Cardmarket, check out why certain cards are popular, and speculate on future price developments. This week, we're examining the biggest threat in Modern and the most common answer to it.

The Stuff of Nightmares

By Peanut (2019-07-29)

In 2007, the Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins product released. After Peanut saw the first set, he thought he could do better than Wizards of the Coast, so he did (at least in my opinion). More specifically, he made an Atog deck. Now, years later, he feels it's time to find its worthy opponent in the form of Nightmares!

Switching Green for White in ANT

By CabalTherapy (2019-07-26)

Is it possible to cut green for white in ANT? CabalTherapy has got the low down on this heresy here as an long-time ANT player. He discusses the pros, the cons, and why now is such a great time to try and switch.

The Future of Dark Confidant and Modern Jund

By HansD (2019-07-25)

Midrange decks are built with the metagame in mind and are thus highly customizable. Regardless, even the most customizable of these decks still play core cards that are integral to the deck’s gameplan. Very rarely, in a non-rotating format such as Modern, does a new card come along that displaces the current best-in-slot card for a midrange deck. With the printing of Wrenn and Six in Modern Horizons, I believe that Dark Confidant has found himself as the odd man out after years of being a Jund mainstay.

Esper Shadow in Modern

By Rone (2019-07-18)

Death’s Shadow is back! It's got a real shot at beating opponents by beating itself up. Only this time, we are getting rid of the red color and embracing white alongside some Modern Horizons additions. Join Rone as he digs into this new archetype and and its potential for Mythic Championship IV in Barcelona.

From the Vault: Kaalia

By RJGiel (2019-07-16)

Kaalia of the Vast might be one of the most iconic Commanders ever printed. Every long-time Commander player has either played a Kaalia deck or died playing against it. M20 had many surprises for commander players old and new alike, one of them was a callback to the infamous Human Cleric.

M20 Cards That Could Make Their Way into Modern

By HansD (2019-07-11)

A new set? Already? Wizards of the Coast have been cranking new sets out at a lightning pace, and with those new sets comes new toys for Modern players to use. Hans picks four cards from M20 that he thinks will find homes in Modern decks!

A Tale of Four WAR Oathbreakers

By 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.

#CMWhatTheTrend - Spikes on the Horizon

By JaminK (2019-06-27)

Hello and welcome to WhatTheTrend, the column where we will examine current trends on Cardmarket, check out why certain cards are popular and speculate about future price developments. We had a crazy week with many Modern Horizons cards jumping all over the place and we're investigating the cards that got the most attention this week.

Getting Ahead Part IV: Play More Snow Lands

By Andifeated (2019-06-26)

Andifeated already told you about bluffs in a previous past article, but he didn't show you how to bluff with your basic land choices. Learn why Snow-Covered Basic Lands are better than the regular Basic Lands that everybody uses for tournament play.

Taking a Second Look at Modern Jund

By HansD (2019-06-25)

Modern has changed in the five years I’ve been playing and following it, and some decks that used to be on top of the dogpile have found themselves kicked off their perch. As Modern has become more powerful, aggressive, and linear, many of the fair, interactive decks that reigned supreme have gone the way of the dinosaur. Jund is one of these decks that has been pushed out more and more by the changes in the metagame, but Modern Horizons has brought along a good number of new toys that warrant giving this battered archetype a second chance.

The Most Important Tournament I Ever Played - 1

By JaminK (2019-06-24)

It sounds like clickbait, but it isn't. The Magic Online championship finals was the biggest tournament Jamin ever participated in and he's here to tell you all about his preparation, his decks, and the rest of the tournament.

Legacy Esper with War of the Spark

By ChristopherB (2019-06-19)

Now that War of the Spark is out, oh boy, did we get some powerful white cards! Blue and white might just be the biggest beneficiaries in this new Magic set. And with new planeswalkers and powerful counterspells, Esper might be on the rise in Legacy.

Bridgevine's Missing Piece

By Andifeated (2019-06-13)

It was obvious that Modern Horizons would introduce some cards to the Modern metagame to help fringe strategies push their way into the meta. Nobody expected the monster that Wizards would unleash with Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis. Read about Bridgevine's rise from fringe status to potentially format defining.

Modern Petitioning

By JohnnyCroat (2019-06-06)

The most important thing when trying to build a tribal deck is redundancy. Whatever your strategy, you need enough redundancy to ensure your tribal synergy is consistent. Kind of like Jund... only a bit more Johnny… JohnnyCroat that is!

You Shall Have Other Gods (Part 2)

By Kumagoro (2019-05-21)

The Amonkhet Gods are back, and this time they all seem able to command their share of worship. The hottest new set in recent memory has bestowed all of them (with one exception) a new incarnation worthy of play in Standard. Let's continue our adoration by paying tribute to the esoteric Bontu and the thunderous Ilharg.

Identifying Commander Decks: It's Easy as ABC

By 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?

Art Appreciation: Douglas Shuler

By SanchoN (2019-05-15)

Having joked about it for a long time, Sancho finally makes good on his promise to dedicate an installment of our Art Appreciation series to Douglas Shuler. And on closer inspection, the works of the most misspelled of the original 25 Magic artists as it turns out, include many iconic pieces that indeed are no jokes.

6 Fun Commander Modes for Uneven Playgroups

By RJGiel (2019-05-09)

Commander is a multiplayer format that is best played with four players. Experience teaches us, however, that it's not always easy to get exactly this number. Let's look at some Commander variants to play when you're in an uneven numbered playgroup.

You Shall Have Other Gods (Part 1)

By Kumagoro (2019-05-07)

The Amonkhet Gods are back, and this time they all seem able to command their share of worship. The hottest new set in recent memory has bestowed all of them (with one exception) a new incarnation worthy of play in Standard. Let's start our adoration by paying tribute to the serene Oketra and the sibylline Kefnet.

5 Exciting Build-Arounds from War of the Spark

By HansD (2019-04-30)

Standard has been experiencing a renaissance the past few sets, and War of the Spark looks to continue that trend. One of the most exciting aspects of Standard is that it has been a brewer's paradise, with off-meta decks such as Chromatic Black, Bant Vannifar, Five-Color Guildgates, and more proving the existence of creative deckbuilding in the format. Looking through the spoilers for WAR has shown that this set, more than any other in recent memory, is chock-full of build-arounds that could provide the building blocks for new archetypes. Let's jump right in and look at the five most exciting build-arounds I've found from the new set!

A Guide to Pauper on MTG Arena

By WileCoyote (2019-04-29)

Traditional Pauper is a great format but recently MTG Arena started running Pauper events too. However, Arena Pauper is based on Standard legal common cards only so it'ss entirely different. Mark still loves it though, so he's here to break down the common archetypes experienced during these interesting limited time events.

#TwitterBuildsModern Episode Two: The Drudge of Dredge!

By JohnnyCroat (2019-03-29)

Graveyard decks come in many shapes and sizes. There's Living End, which is usually brought back out for a spin every time some new cool ETB effects get printed. UB Storm is in effect a graveyard deck, relying on Past in Flames in order to be able to recycle a big heap of cheap cantrips so as to generate massive card advantage and storm count. There's Dredge itself, happy to dump as many cards into the bin as possible, and then cheating several itty bitty bothersome monsters into play, which have a tendency to come back turn after turn after turn. So then, how does this relate to Maze's End? Read on!

A Beginner's Guide to Pauper Archetypes Part 1

By WileCoyote (2019-03-25)

Join Mark as he travels through the current Pauper meta and gives you a snapshot of a few of the hot decks right now. From Delver to Control to straight Creature-based Aggro, He's got the lowdown!

It's All About Prime Speaker Vannifar

By HansD (2019-03-19)

To say that Standard is thriving would be an understatement. With a multitude of fully-viable build-around cards and a deep pool of supporting cards, this Standard might be one of the most diverse Standards in the history of Magic. Brewers all over the Internet have been sharing new and exciting lists every week, it seems, and the card I want to focus on today is a "fixed" version of a card that's banned in Modern: Prime Speaker Vannifar.

The Faithless: Modern Looting Archetypes

By Rone (2019-03-05)

After dodging the last B&R announcement, Faithless Looting is free to keep conquering Modern within a plethora of decks that use and abuse the graveyard interaction it offers. In this article, Rodrigo ranks several Looting archetypes while discussing concerns over a possible banning.

#TwitterBuildsModern Episode One: Prison Break!

By JohnnyCroat (2019-03-01)

When building a deck with a clear win-condition in mind, it's important to look at the ways that this can be achieved. When that win-condition will take far more turns than is usual in the format, then we need to look at ways to give us that time! Let's build a pillow fort with Maze's End!

Dangerous Propositions: Dark Depths

By Kumagoro (2019-02-19)

The Modern ban list is a maximum security prison with (KCI update!) 34 inmates, some of which could potentially pose a serious threat to the meta. In this ongoing series, we're reviewing each of those offenders to see if they're eligible for parole. This time it's the turn of the evil queen of the tokens.

Three Decks for Beginners in Legacy

By ChristopherB (2019-02-19)

Getting into Legacy is quite difficult. The Reserved List made many keycards expensive and the deck variety is high. Here are three decks that are comparatively cheap and powerful to start Legacy.

CabalTherapy's Top Ten Tendrils Tips: 1-5

By CabalTherapy (2019-02-07)

Viewed by many as the hardest deck in Legacy, ANT is a complex combo deck that is difficult to play and even more demanding to master. However, there are plenty of simple lines of play that can help improving results and one’s overall expertise.

Important Changes to Standard With Ravnica Allegiance

By JaminK (2019-01-31)

Ravnica Allegiance has finally been released everywhere. It has been out on Magic Online for a week longer already and Standard has already undergone great changes with the new cards. Today I want to take a look at the biggest shake-ups in the new Standard.

Behind the Tag - Deck Stories Part 2

By ChristopherB (2019-01-16)

Have you ever asked yourself why a deck with three Urza lands is called Tron? Why is a Mono Blue Combo Deck named after a card that has never been a part of it? Read more about the stories of four decks in the second part of Behind the Tag.

Countdown til Christmas: Top 10 Magic Cards of 2018 (#3)

By JohnnyCroat (2018-12-19)

Cardmarket's top 10 most sold Magic: The Gathering cards of 2018 - with a Christmas twist! These cards topped our charts from 1 January to 30 November 2018 and we can't wait to share them. Here's our 3rd most popular card!

Countdown til Christmas: Top 10 Magic Cards of 2018 (#4)

By Elric (2018-12-18)

Cardmarket's top 10 most sold Magic: The Gathering cards of 2018 - with a Christmas twist! These cards topped our charts from 1 January to 30 November 2018 and we can't wait to share them. Here's our 4th most popular card!

Countdown til Christmas: Top 10 Magic Cards of 2018 (#6)

By Moudou (2018-12-14)

Cardmarket's top 10 most sold Magic: The Gathering cards of 2018 - with a Christmas twist! These cards topped our charts from 1 January to 30 November 2018 and we can't wait to share them. Here's our 6th most popular card!

Behind the Tag - Deck Stories Part 1

By ChristopherB (2018-12-13)

Nowadays, most new decks have reasonable names like "Izzet Phoenix" or "Golgari Midrange," which more or less describes what the decks do/contain. But what about deck names from days gone by? Where does "the Rock" come from? What does "Death and Taxes" have to do with a white weenie deck? This is a series meant to discuss, briefly, the history behind these names.

Partner Work Part 2: Legacy and Pauper

By CabalTherapy (2018-12-10)

Legacy is not perfect and other formats can teach it some lessons. In part two of "partner work," CabalTherapy looks at how Pauper could influence on Legacy.

Partner Work Part 1: Legacy and Modern

By CabalTherapy (2018-12-06)

Legacy is not perfect and other formats can teach it some lessons. In part one of "partner work," CabalTherapy looks at Modern's influence on Legacy.

The Standard Black-Green Midrange Compendium

By HansD (2018-11-26)

PT Guilds of Ravnica may have had a Top 8 filled to the brim with White Aggro, but Hans believes Golgari Midrange still has what it takes to beat any of the format's big hitters. Take a look inside to know all about the inside-outs of B/G Midrange in Standard!

Rone's MKMS Zaragoza Modern Main Event

By Rone (2018-11-21)

After an amazing weekend of magic in the city of Zaragoza, it's time to talk about the last MKM Series stop of the year, with a particular focus on the Modern Main Event. Rodrigo walks you through his experience during the weekend.

5 Lessons Learned from PT Guilds of Ravnica

By Toffel (2018-11-14)

Magic can be a tough game. There is a lot of uncertainty, and it's therefore hard to pinpoint the source of success or failure. Join Toffel for his journey leading up to PT Guilds of Ravnica and the events many ups and downs.

Dangerous Propositions: Punishing Fire

By Kumagoro (2018-11-14)

The Modern ban list is a maximum-security prison with 33 inmates, some of which pose a potentially serious threat to the meta. But now that Big Jace is free, anything can happen. Let's review each of the offenders to see if they're eligible for parole. This time, we talk of the burn spell that won't stay away.

Why You Should Play Baleful Strix: Part 1

By ChristopherB (2018-11-01)

Looking at the current Meta, the two most played decks are control decks. One of them plays four copies of Baleful Strix, but why? A 1/1 isn't that impressive in Legacy. Well Christopher is here to tell you what Strix is the perfect card for control and why you should be playing it!

Myth & Magic: Vampires, Werewolves, and a Bump in the Night

By JohnnyCroat (2018-10-31)

Lee is back with another take on the myth behind the Magic. Today he's feeling festive, looking at Vampires, Werewolves, and other things lurking under your bed just in time for Halloween.

Tribal Attractions: A Halloween Horror Story

By Kumagoro (2018-10-30)

Happy Halloween! The boundary with the Otherworld is at its thinnest! Time to appease those mischievous spirits, lest they give us bad draws all year long! Let's do it with some sympathetic magic, by building a cool, spooky casual deck using the most holiday-appropriate of all the tribes.

Two Standard Decks You Might Have Missed

By JaminK (2018-10-22)

Since Guilds of Ravnica released, many have tried finding the best combination of cards to win in Standard. Some decks have become frontrunners of the format already but there is a lot left to be explore. Today Jamin introduces two decks you may not have seen before.

Reyhan and Ikra Budget Golgari Deck Tech

By RyanS (2018-10-16)

Building a Commander deck is a fun, but daunting task, especially if you are on a tight budget. In this article, I will try to explain the thought process of building on a budget using cards which cost less than three euros each.

Melting Ice: Flipping Thing in the Ice in Legacy

By CabalTherapy (2018-10-11)

A 7/8 creature for two mana that does not see play in Legacy? That is totally unheard of! But that is currently the horror's fate. I think it is time to melt the ice.

Assassin's Trophy in Legacy: Is Sultai Viable Again?

By ChristopherB (2018-10-05)

Welcome to my first article for Cardmarket Insight. Loving Legacy, I want to take this opportunity and write about the impact of the new shooting star, Assassin's Trophy in Legacy. Hans talked about the possible changes in Modern, so I want to take this chance to write about one of my favorite colors in Legacy: Sultai or BUG.

Tribal Attractions: Vampires

By 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.

Grixis or Dimir? Preparing for Guilds of Ravnica Standard

By Rone (2018-09-26)

Are you ready for rotation? The new Standard will soon kick-off with cards from Guilds of Ravnica. And for those Dimir and Grixis mages that want to keep playing their favorite strategy, here's a recap of their losses and additions to determine which guild will be successful.

Dangerous Propositions: Umezawa's Jitte

By Kumagoro (2018-09-17)

The Modern ban list is a maximum-security prison with 33 inmates, some of which pose a potentially serious threat to the meta. But now that Big Jace has been released, anything can happen. Let's review each of those offenders to see if they're eligible for parole. This time we talk about the most broken piece of equipment ever designed.

To Counter or Not to Counter: ANT's Dark Ritual

By CabalTherapy (2018-09-11)

It may just be a small step, but it affects the outcome of Legacy games tremendously. Do you counter Ad Nauseam Tendrils’ Dark Ritual or do you let it resolve?

Modern Metagame Review: 2018 Summer Edition

By 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.

Lord of Specters: Nicol Bolas Commander Deck Tech

By RyanS (2018-09-04)

M19 gave players the origin of Nicol Bolas his very own flip walker, to symbolize his getting a planeswalker spark. This means that commander players now have the opportunity to build Nicol Bolas decks with a decent Bolas commander. In this article, I will showcase a particular build for [Nicol Bolas, the Ravager] that focuses on hand disruption and reanimation.

Five Legacy Decks That Could Play Snapcaster Mage But Don't

By CabalTherapy (2018-08-29)

No other creature plays such an important role in Legacy and Modern alike. Snapcaster Mage truly is the most flexible creature in all competitive Magic and, for some reason, there are still some decks not playing him.

My Top 3 Modern/Extended Decks

By ChristianS (2018-08-27)

Christian has played Magic for a long time now. Last time, he covered his favorites from Standard. Here, he's looking at Modern and Extended. Read on to find out his personal favorites, from metal men to titans of Magic history.

Aftermath of German Nationals 2018

By Andifeated (2018-08-21)

This past weekend, 548 Mages met in Marl, Germany in order to decide on the 2018 German national champion and which two players would join the pro point leader to earn glory at this year's World Magic Cup. Andifeated was there and tried to earn his spot on the team and tells you everything about one of the biggest National Championships in the world.

Better Call Souls - A Mardu Hollow One Tournament Report

By Rone (2018-08-17)

It's time for some report action! Last month I talked about Hollow One variants and now I am bringing you m y latest experience as well as some discussion regarding small communities and tournament organization. Want to know more? Just keep reading.

Top 3 Decks for Legacy from Pro Tour 25

By CabalTherapy (2018-08-15)

The team Pro Tour 25 in Minneapolis featured Legacy and many players had feared drastic changes to the format once the pros start working on decks. In the end, we experienced a rather average snap shot of the meta paired with some smaller surprises. In the following, I present my top three conclusions from the Pro Tour and how they will affect the near future of Legacy.

A Forbidden Love: Krav and Regna Commander Deck Tech

By 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.

Dangerous Propositions: Stoneforge Mystic

By Kumagoro (2018-08-15)

The Modern ban list is a maximum security prison with 33 inmates, some of which pose a potentially serious threat to the meta. But now that Big Jace has been released, anything can happen. Let's review each of those offenders to see if they're eligible for parole. This time we talk of the infamous equipment dealer.

Top 3 Standard Decks I've Played at Pro Tours

By ChristianS (2018-08-10)

Standard has been pretty dull lately, turbo fog and paradoxical outcome aside. Christian has decided that instead of rehashing the same old broken standard decks sporting a certain whirling goblin, he'd look back at his favorite decks through the ages in this look back at Standard years past.

Surprises in Standard at Pro Tour 25th Anniversary

By JaminK (2018-08-09)

M19 has been available in Standard for a bit and while it seemed like the existing decks were going to continue to dominate, there were many surprises during the Pro Tour. Jamin covers his expectations, the coolest decks from the PT, and a surprising Online PTQ metagame.

On Lower Tiers: Standard MBC

By Kumagoro (2018-08-08)

Despite the clear dominance of a few lists, Standard is a surprisingly diverse format right now and features a handful unsung heroes. One of these is Monoblack Torment, the most straightforward ramp archetype in the meta. Let's see where it's at now, and where it will go after the October rotation.

MKM Series 2018 Prague: The Death of Delver

By CabalTherapy (2018-08-02)

Shorty after the groundbreaking ban of Deathrite Shaman and Gitaxian Probe, the MKM Series visited Prague, eagerly awaiting a brand new Legacy format and the new brews it would entail. Miracles ended up the best-performing deck and carried the once mighty Delver to its grave.

M19 Standard for Pro Tour 25th Anniversary

By Rone (2018-08-02)

Pro Tour 25th Anniversary is just around the corner and constructed Team Trios will be the format of choice with M19 Standard playing a major role in the tournament. In this article, I will try to highlight the latest additions while guessing which archetypes could be chosen by the pro players of the event. Let’s break it down!

The Next Step for Storm

By CabalTherapy (2018-08-01)

No more Shaman, no more Probe. Storm lives on but will have to adapt and change much like everything else. Seizing opponents' thoughts and wrapping them in tendrils is still going to be one of the best ways of ending games of Legacy, even if its players are forced to adapt.

Tribal Attractions: Hydras

By Kumagoro (2018-08-01)

With its strict, four-faction setting, Ixalan has been a very tribal block, and then Dominaria doubled down with some tribal focus of its own. Time for Kumagoro to have fun with Modern-legal concoctions for some less obvious tribes. In this installment: everyone's favorite polycephalous monstrosities.

Modern Shadows Part 1: Grixis

By Rone (2018-07-19)

Death's Shadow has been one of the most dominant cards in Modern these recent years. In this series of articles, Rone discusses its evolution and the various shells that thrive on self-inflicted pain. Part one is focused on the Grixis shell and its past, present and future.

Rogue Deck Review 2: Summer Notables

By HansD (2018-07-18)

Welcome to the second installment of Rogue Deck Review! Today we're taking a look at five rogue decks that are worth sharing, whether it's because of quirkiness, metagame viability, or accessibility. Without further ado, let's jump right in to our first list!

Going Rogue: Midrange and Budget Decks before M19 Standard

By Rone (2018-07-11)

Just a week before Core 2019 pre-releases and Standard is looking much better. Fresh cards will enter the format and maybe even a banning announcement? Either way, it's time to consider some rogue decks from the past two GPs and some cheap variants to power up with the new set.

Tribal Attractions: Demons

By Kumagoro (2018-07-06)

With its strict, four-faction setting, Ixalan has been a very tribal block, and then Dominaria doubled down with some tribal focus of its own. Time for Kumagoro to have fun with Modern-legal concoctions for some less obvious tribes. In this installment: the big bad finishers from Hell.

Three Exciting Standard Decks

By JaminK (2018-07-04)

While thirteen of the Top 32 Standard decks at GP Pittsburgh included the mighty Goblin Chainwhirler, there’s still innovation to be found. Multiple decks only few people had on their radar made a splash this weekend including an old fan favorite.

Define This: Deck Categories

By 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.

The Eldest Reborn - GP Top 32

By Toffel (2018-06-21)

It was love at first sight. A natural 3-for-1 with the ability to steal your opponents' planeswalker is a dream come true. Of course, it is not the easiest to build around, but the payoff is amazing. Well, our own Toffel is up to the challenge of talking about The Eldest Reborn in standard!

Zombie Armies in Dominaria

By 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.

Top 5 Aggro Decks in Dominaria Standard

By Rone (2018-06-20)

Standard is in a pretty rough spot right now. After Pro Tour Dominaria, the format looks solved. Goblin Chainwhirler is the new boogeyman and Red decks are everywhere. So, Rodrigo decided to take a look at Aggro in Standard and ranked his top 5 Aggro decks in Dominaria.

Burning Reanimator in 2018: A Dormant Monster

By CabalTherapy (2018-06-19)

Is there a Reanimator deck more powerful and brutal than the common black-red and blue-black variants? A deck that can choose to win via Empty the Warrens, Tendrils of Agony, and Griselbrand? Definitely! But it's remained underneath the surface for far too long.

A Step-By-Step Guide for Buying into Modern

By HansD (2018-06-15)

Looking to buy into your first Modern deck? Don't know where to start? You're in luck because that's exactly what we're talking about in this week's article! Hans explains the step-by-step process of buying your first Modern deck for someone who's starting from close to scratch – take a look at what he has to offer!

Dangerous Propositions: Green Sun's Zenith

By Kumagoro (2018-06-14)

The Modern ban list is a maximum security prison with 33 inmates, some of which pose a potentially serious threat to the meta. But now that Big Jace is free, anything can happen. Let's review each of those offenders to see if they're eligible for parole. This time we talk of green's best delivery service.

Deck Review - Hollow One in Modern

By Rone (2018-06-13)

Hollow One has become one of the most played decks in Modern since his first major appearance at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan. Rodrigo has been spending tons of time with the deck and aims to explain its growing popularity alongside with some deck variants and sideboard strategies.

The State of Standard

By ChristianS (2018-06-01)

Dominaria dropped and immediately warped the Standard landscape around it. For the first time in a while, a set managed to shift the chokehold Kaladesh had on the meta. But how has it changed Standard and what decks should people be looking out for in this new landscape. Christian has the answers below!

Rogue Deck Review: The Recent Notables

By 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!

The Year of Living Dangerously: Mastering Mastery

By JohnnyCroat (2018-05-24)

Imagine not being able to lose the game. Imagine that every time you gain life, you draw extra cards. (Card advantage is great, right?) …but what’s this? I need to exile some cards in my graveyard? Okay, I can do that. Now my hand? Well, I guess since I drew extra cards, I don’t mind. My permanents too? Uh-oh…

Sealed in Dominaria - Part Two

By ChristianS (2018-05-17)

Sealed in Dominaria is very different from previous sets. It requires a basic understanding of the Limited format in Magic the Gathering. Christian brings his 15 years of experience to bear in order to help readers understand some ways to successfully build sealed pools in Dominaria.

An Homage to the Strongest Card in Magic

By SanchoN (2018-05-03)

Black Lotus, Ancestral Recall, Time Walk, Timetwister and the five moxes are all powerful Magic cards. But one card stands above them all - the basic Island. Where would Magic be without the wonders of Counterspells, timing, priority and all the subtleties that come with the ability to tap an Island.

Playing Pauper with the Soul Sisters

By RyanS (2018-05-02)

I came across an interesting Soul Sister’s combo deck at my local LGS. This got me thinking about Soul Sisters in Pauper and, in this article, I take a look at three different version of Soul Sisters for Pauper each a little different from the other.

Modern's One-Hit Wonders

By HansD (2018-04-18)

Every time a new deck pops up in Modern, there’s a rush to play the deck, it becomes a flavor of the month, and then is shelved indefinitely. This week Hans revisits four decks that saw some time in the limelight within the past year. Do any of these decks have any shot at redemption? Let’s find out!