BUG Control in Modern
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.
Rotation Preparation: Monogreen and More Beatdown
It is never too early to prepare for rotation. Upon the release of Zendikar Rising next month, there will only be five Standard-legal sets and, inevitably, a whole new metagame. Here are three monocolored beatdown decks that are rotation-proof and may be real contenders for the new Standard.
Why Empty the Warrens Is the Best Storm Spell in 2020
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.
Cleaning Up After the Birthday Banquet
It's just like a turn in a game of Magic: after the party comes the clean-up. All the food was eaten and all the drinks were drunk. Now's the time to unveil all the awesome art that we used in our contest last week and to give credit where credit is due. This of course includes our winners.
Art Appreciation: Double Masters
You cannot put a price on great art, but you can decide whether you want to buy undisclosed pieces of art at random or go straight for your favorite singles. This week Sancho rants about Double Masters and picks the ten most unforgettable box toppers. There are some undeniably awesome ones.
#CMAskTheJudge Episode 96: Life-Changing Experience
Here's Episode 96 of Cardmarket's AskTheJudge series. Each episode includes a video that poses a question regarding the rules of Magic. Watch the video, comment with your answer, and then check your work below. This week's question is about the connection between life exchange and lifegain.
Interview: The Goblins' Guide to Aggro in Cube
Without the threat of Viashino Pyromancer punching faces and Jackal Pup nibbling heels, Cube Draft frequently ends up as miserable midrange slugfest. We asked Cube enthusiast and outspoken aggro proponent SirFunchalot what you can do to support this important macro archetype in your own limited environment.
Art Trivia Contest: The Birthday Banquet
Magic: The Gathering had its general release on August 5, 1993. Today marks the game's 27th birthday and you're invited to the party. We have lots of food and drink, and we also have hundreds of "presents" to give away. Take part in our contest and demonstrate your Magic knowledge for a chance to win.
Commander on a Budget: Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer
If you ever wanted to play with a powerful Izzet commander but did not want to break the bank doing so, check out this budget build of Brudiclad. Here's a deck focused on making copies and tokens of powerful threats to overwhelm your opponents. The best part is that the whole thing costs just about 37 euros.
Ninjas Sneaking to the Top in Legacy
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.