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Zendikar Rising Spotlight: Ruin Crab in Nonrotating Formats

SpoilersBy 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?

Rotation Grief: Ravnica Allegiance, Part 2

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2020-08-24)

The Standard rotation is coming! Time to acknowledge the sudden disappearance from our decks of all the cards from the four rotating sets. We continue this journey of grief (or perhaps jubilation) by looking into the multicolored and colorless cards Standard is going to lose when Ravnica Allegiance rotates out.

The Top 8 Vintage Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

Event CoverageBy Dr-Exhume (2020-02-26)

Let's take a look at the Vintage results of Cardmarket Paris. The format which everybody loves — or hates — but which is hardly played. What did the ones fortunate enough to enter the Vintage zone choose to bring to the table? How diverse was the field, and what ended up on top?

The Top 8 Old School Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

Event CoverageBy 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.

Echo of Eons in Legacy

ConstructedBy 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!

Vintage at Cardmarket Series Prague: Dread(ge) Return

Event CoverageBy 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.

From the First Bans and Restrictions to Oko

ConstructedBy Elric (2019-11-26)

In 1994, Wizards released the first list of banned and restricted cards, dealing with presumed problems such as Dingus Egg and Orcish Oriflamme. Compared to Oko, Thief of Crowns and Once Upon a Time they seem … to be coming from a different game. We've come a long way, but some things never change.

Vintage at Cardmarket Series Barcelona, an Analysis

Event CoverageBy Elric (2019-11-06)

A modern version of BUG Fish claimed the trophy in a metagame filled with artifact and combo decks, but also speckled with a few surprises. Let's see how the latest releases and changes affected the Vintage metagame, and take a look at the Top 4 decklists!

A First-Timers Look at Old School

ConstructedBy Rone (2019-08-13)

Trying a new format in Magic is one of the coolest experiences a player can have. From playing unknown cards to learning different mechanics, Rone looks at his experience at an Old School tournament. Let's break it down.

The Way They Were: Ten Modern Horizons Callbacks

SpoilersBy Kumagoro (2019-06-24)

Modern Horizons was expressly designed to introduce powerful cards into the Modern pool. To this end, it employed a triple approach: brand new cards; reprints that weren't Modern-legal yet; and last but not least, cards that mimic signature spells from the past. Let's give a shoutout to these callbacks.

Identifying Commander Decks: It's Easy as ABC

ConstructedBy 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?

Commander 1v1: Life After Wizards?

ConstructedBy Elric (2019-02-25)

WotC supported Commander 1v1 for a meager nine months. Now, the community is left without a clear vision of where the format is headed. But Commander has always been a fun format and always will be, so players should be determined to forge ahead with or without Wizards. Pietro is here to let you know where he thinks the format is headed.

Paradoxical Outcome in Vintage: The New Hotness?

ConstructedBy Elric (2018-10-25)

Vintage format has been revolutionized by a card capable of winning games at instant speed and all on its own. It's not only because of its raw power, but also because of how easy it is to build balanced and synergistic decks around it. Pietro is here to tell you everything you could possibly want to know about Paradoxical Outcome in Vintage.

An Homage to the Strongest Card in Magic

EntertainmentBy 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.

An Introduction to 1v1 Commander

ConstructedBy JaminK (2018-04-18)

1v1 Commander is a relatively new format originally introduced last year on Magic Online. The format is built on interesting decks and allows you to play with many different cards from Magic’s past. If any of this appeals to you, I have what you need to get started in this format.

Standard after MKMS Frankfurt

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-05-03)

The MKM Series event in Frankfurt was a great success!

Green Day

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-04-05)

Green was barely existent in serious Magic in the early years.

GP Minneapolis and GP Manchester

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-06-01)

There were two Standard GPs on the last weekend, one in Minneapolis and one in Manchester.

Modern's Undoing?

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-06-24)

There has been some discussion recently regarding the state of Magic finance, especially regarding Modern due to the large number of price increases across the board.

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Cardmarket Decks

Vintage

2nd
Vintage Champs Trial @ Alternate Worlds (Hunt Valley, MD)
30.03.2019
MTGO
MTGO Vintage Challenge
03.03.2019
5-8
Eternal Weekend Trial @ Storm Brew Games
25.03.2019
5-8
Eternal Weekend Trial @ Storm Brew Games
25.03.2019

Commander

2nd
Master Zap @ Palaiseau (France)
06.01.2019
3-4
ZAP November @ Palaiseau (France)
11.11.2018
1st
ZAP octobre @ Palaiseau
21.10.2018
2nd
ZAP Septembre @ Palaiseau
16.09.2018

Highlander

2nd
Highlander Masters Westfalen #1 Bielefeld
05.08.2018
1st
Highlander Spielraum Wien #2
26.05.2018
4th
Vianočný Highlander ("Christmas HL") Banská Bystrica
17.12.2017
3rd
Metagame Master 10 Berlin
11.11.2017
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