This is the place to be if you like Constructed Magic: The Gathering. This category contains articles on Standard, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, Commander, and pretty much any other format where you pre-build decks and then play them against other pre-built decks. Read the latest competitive strategies on Magic’s most popular Constructed formats.
Bringing the Party to Standard
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
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.
Belcher & Co. – The New Zero-Land Decks
Zendikar Rising has brought us brand-new modal double-faced cards, spell in front and land on the back. Suddenly they are all the rage, making waves in formats all the way back to Modern. It's not hard to find the reason why — in the possibility of decks not running any lands at all.
Eldrazi Tribal Commander Deck Tech: Monumental Mimeoplasm
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!
VIDEO: Which White-Blue Deck Is Best Post Astrolabe Ban?
What's the best control-oriented white-blue build in Modern after the banning of Arcum's Astrolabe? In this Nuts and Bolts video, Harry Khoo investigates the different flavors — from Frantic Inventory to Charm & Shark, from Stoneblade to Sharkblade — and ranks them based on extensive testing.