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

Event CoverageBy TobiH (2019-10-04)

As usual, the Modern field at the most recent stop of the Cardmarket Series was the most diverse. The Top 16 featured no less than 15 different archetypes! Let's take a look at the best of what the format has to offer now, after the departure of Hogaak and Faithless Looting plus the addition of Stoneforge Mystic.

The U/R Pteramander Guide: Reaching New Thresholds

ConstructedBy CabalTherapy (2019-03-06)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Salamander! It appears to have been hatching for quite a while because the little drake is everywhere in competitive Magic at the moment. CabalTherapy has been testing it in Legacy and he's here to share his results!

Five Reasons to Play Tron In Modern

ConstructedBy ChristopherB (2019-02-07)

Tron is one of the most polarizing decks in Modern. Player either love (and play) this deck or hate it. But is Tron well positioned in the meta right now? I believe so and I will tell you why 1+1+1=7 is so good.

Why You Should Play Baleful Strix in Legacy Part 2

ConstructedBy ChristopherB (2018-12-04)

We've seen the card and it's strenghts, now Christopher looks at the card's weaknesses and the current Legacy metagame, right down to how it performs in the individual matchups that you're likely to encounter.

Fighting the Good Fight: Goblin Guide

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-10-12)

"Fighting the Good Fight" returns with one of red's most iconic creature spells. While the card looks simple (and perhaps bad) on its surface, Goblin Guide has been an archetype staple for Modern's entire life span, and it's not a surprise to see why. Let's take a look at what makes this card so deadly and how to fight against it!

Storming Off in Prague

Event CoverageBy Andifeated (2018-09-06)

The Modern Metagame is in a constant state of change these days. A few months ago, Andifeated thought his pet deck U/R Gifts Storm has been pushed out of the top decks because of an abysmal Humans matchup, but the tides have changed again. Follow him through his deck choice process and tournament for Grand Prix Prague.

The Golden Rules of Modern - Part One

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-08-14)

Modern is a great format to theory-craft in, with an ever-evolving metagames and a deep card pool to feed discussions and theories about the format. This also means that what was once true in Modern no longer apply – a good example of this is, "Don't tap out against Twin on turn three" – but there are also long-standing rules that every Modern player should be aware of if he or she wants to play well. The first three of these "Golden Rules of Modern" might be ones you know already, but they also might be ones you haven't thought about yet. Let's jump right in and take a look at our first, and arguably the most famous, rule.

Top 3 Standard Decks I've Played at Pro Tours

ConstructedBy 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.

Fighting the Good Fight: Liliana of the Veil

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-07-26)

Modern is filled to the brim with powerful cards, so it's natural that we want to figure out how to stop our opponents from utilizing them as a part of their arsenal. In this article, I'm going to go over what makes [Liliana of the Veil] so powerful, and then I'll present the macro and micro decisions you can make to combat her. Without further ado, let's dive right in!

Rogue Deck Review 2: Summer Notables

ConstructedBy 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!

Why Ancient Stirrings Is So Powerful

EntertainmentBy HansD (2018-06-22)

In this week's article, Hans takes a look at the green, one-mana cantrip and discusses what makes the card the powerhouse that it is. Are you interested in an in-depth analysis of the card that has everyone talking after KCI's win at GP Las Vegas? You've come to the right spot!

MKM Series Hamburg 2018 and the State of Legacy

Event CoverageBy CabalTherapy (2018-05-28)

Legacy at MKM Series Hamburg was a special one. Not only does it feature only a single blue deck in a rather unusual Top 8, but it also could signify a true turning point for the Legacy format on the whole. There are many questions here that demand answers and Robert is going to try and answer them.

Budget Decks to Get into Modern

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-05-16)

Modern can be pricey, and it’s not easy to figure out the right way to find an entry point into the format. While there’s plenty of resources about the topic on the Internet, I wanted to write this article to give a perspective about the topic of getting into Modern on a budget as another resource for those of you that find yourself in this position. I hope that you’ll find it helpful as you begin your Modern journey!

Bloodbraid Elf: Proving Its Weight in Modern

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-04-06)

It’s been almost two months since Bloodbraid Elf came off the ban list, and we’ve seen a wide variety of lists running the four-drop. In this week’s article, Hans ponders the effect Bloodbraid Elf has had on Modern and compiles a compendium of recent deck lists playing the elf!

Five Food for Thought When Sideboarding in Modern

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-03-20)

The last time I wrote about sideboarding in Modern, I focused on the “don'ts” rather than the “do's”. The feedback I got from my readers regarding that piece suggested that I write a piece on the do’s. Without further ado, I want to jump right into the five most important things a player should consider when sideboarding in Modern!

GP Madrid Aftermath: A Weekend Full of Magic

Event CoverageBy Rone (2018-03-19)

The Magic Grand Prix is the perfect excuse to spend a whole weekend enjoying our favorite hobby. Normally, the main event is what attracts most players’ attention – its coverage, Top 8 decklists, and of course, the GP winners. But there are many other things that one can have a go at aside from the competition.

The Reign of Four-Drops in Modern - A Guide to Survive

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-03-07)

Since the last banned announcement unchained Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Bloodbraid Elf, Modern has shaken up drastically - or has it? Although most players are brewing decks that include these cards, I've decided to make the ultimate survival guide for fighting against them.

The 5 Most Underrated ETB Midrange Creatures

EntertainmentBy Kumagoro (2018-03-06)

Enters the battlefield is a Magic trigger that immediately catches our attention when we peruse the creatures of a new set. What better way to infuse value into a higher CMC critter than to add a juicy ETB clause? Let's see which ETB creatures have flown under the radar thus far.

The Seven Sins of Sideboards and Sideboarding in Modern

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-02-26)

In this article, I walk you through the pitfalls of sideboards and sideboarding, and there’s quite a few of them! Could you be committing any of these cardinal sins? Take a look and find out if you are and what you can do to stop making these easy-to-fix mistakes!

Getting the Most Out of Your Lands - A Guide to Mono-Green Tron

ConstructedBy Toffel (2018-02-23)

With four copies in the top 8 of GP Lyon last weekend, Tron is back and, although everybody is gunning for those powerful Urza-lands, the deck keeps finding ways through the hate. Will Bloodbraid Elf or Jace change that? This article answers this question and explains the strategy for Mono-Green Tron

A Case Study on the Fall of Bant Eldrazi

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-02-02)

Modern evolves as new cards enter the format, broken enablers are banned, and archetypes are discovered through off-the-wall experimentation. What used to be a tier-one archetype can in a few months be outclassed, outdated, and outmatched by the new hotness. Bant Eldrazi is one such archetype that now finds itself looking in from the outside of a format it once used to rule. How did this powerful deck manage to quickly fall from the top of the pile?

Notes from the Battlefield: Modern at MKMS Frankfurt 2018

Event CoverageBy TobiH (2018-02-02)

Time to take a look back at the Modern main event of the 2018 MKM Series Frankfurt! With 613 players, this tournament provided more stories than we could ever hope to fit into the official event coverage. There's still a lot to be said about several noteworthy players and their equally noteworthy decks!

The 5 Most Successful Modern Decks of 2017

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-01-19)

For better or for worse, the year that just ended consolidated the current Modern meta. But who were the kings of the season? Meet the five decks that placed more consistently in the Top 8 of Modern events during 2017, while scoring victories at the largest tournaments.

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2018-01-10)

There is always room for innovation!

Switching colors

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-05-29)

How does Modern look with the addition of Amonkhet a few weeks after players started brewing?

Jace in a helicopter throwing Lightning Bolts

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-09-19)

There are no good action movies... um, I mean decks - without helicopters.

The Eldrazi strike back!

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-06-28)

The preview phase is in full swing by now and it is time to get excited about all the new cards, right?

GP Costa Rica

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-06-06)

Standard has been perceived as being wide open for a while now, but it may in fact not have been all that wide open at all.

GP Toronto Day Two

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-05-02)

The black decks were able to stop the G/W menace at GP Selesnya.

Always look on the bright side of life

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-04-18)

Who said Innistrad is full of evil and dangerous creatures? Looks just like a bunch of friendly humans and angels to me!

Dazzlingly White

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-04-11)

We survived the Eldrazi winter, so it is time for a White spring now.

Liberating Gems

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-03-19)

This card has been more or less useless since it was printed...

Tectonic Movements

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-01-21)

The Modern buy outs continue on a daily basis in the American market and the European response times have become quite short recently.

Value Distribution Oath of the Gatewatch

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-01-14)

These two financial approaches to OGW are the most reasonable from a player perspective...

Rise of the Elpricey

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-01-07)

The Eldrazi are rising ... in price!

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

ConstructedBy TobiH (2019-10-08)

As usual, the Modern field at the most recent stop of the Cardmarket Series was the most diverse. The Top 16 featured no less than 15 different archetypes! Let's take a look at the best of what the format has to offer now, after the departure of Hogaak and Faithless Looting plus the addition of Stoneforge Mystic.

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Cardmarket Decks

Standard

6th
Nationals 2017 - Dominican Republic
17.09.2017
2nd
Nationals 2017 - Dominican Republic
17.09.2017
1st
Nationals 2017 - Russia
17.09.2017
5-8
Nationals 2017 - Russia
17.09.2017

Modern

1st
MTGO Modern Challenge
30.10.2019
3rd
MTGO Modern Challenge
30.10.2019
8th
MTGO Modern Challenge
30.10.2019
7th
MagicFest Ghent 2019
19.09.2019

Legacy

3-4
CMSeries Frankfurt 2019 - Legacy
06.08.2019
5-8
CMSeries Frankfurt 2019 - Legacy
06.08.2019
1st
Super Magic Championship @ Milano (Italy)
14.04.2019
1st
Win A Dual 33 @ Tuebingen
07.04.2019

Vintage

7th
Lliga Catalana de Vintage - March Edition
30.03.2019
6th
Lliga Catalana de Vintage - March Edition
30.03.2019
5-8
Knight Ware Unsanctioned Vinta @ Studio City
17.03.2019
5-8
Eternal Weekend Trial @ Storm Brew Games
25.03.2019

Commander

3-4
EDH Noël Gob'l'Ain @ Ambérieu-en-Bugey
15.12.2018
5-8
Bohemia DC Prague 7th @ Prague @ Prague
24.11.2018
3-4
Bohemia DC Prague 7th @ Prague @ Prague
24.11.2018
5-8
Angelic Tournament Commander 7 @ Valence (France)
04.11.2018

Highlander

2nd
MGM 11 Berlin
03.03.2018
7th
Metagame Masters # 6 Berlin
04.06.2016
8th
Highlander Finnish Champs @ Poromagia Helsinki
09.04.2016
1st
Highlander FNM Berlin
11.03.2016
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