This is the place to be if you like constructed Magic: The Gathering formats. 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.
A Wacky New World: Having Fun with Pioneer
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.
2-Mana and 3-Mana Planeswalkers: How Broken Are They?
Oko is certainly a problematic card, but is the same true of any cheap planeswalker? There are more of them than one might think. We'll examine all 43, properly evaluating their "brokenness" in order to address the design sustainability of a planeswalker that can naturally drop on turn two or three.
The Big Ban: Modern Without Oko, Lattice, and Mox Opal
For months, Modern has been an unhealthy format dominated by one strategy in particular. Now Wizards took action with three big bans. Going out the door isn't just a broken planeswalker, but also a powerful win condition and one of the most iconic artifacts in Modern's history. Let's see what's next for the format!
Theros Theory Crafting: White-Blue Control in Standard
White-Blue Control has been a solid deck choice for recent Standard events. The deck could be seen at the top of multiple PTQs, MTGO Standard Leagues, and various community tournaments. Now it's time to figure out how the deck evolves as new cards from Theros Beyond Death are introduced to the mix.
Playing Unpowered Vintage Jund at Eternal Weekend
Vintage is a format unaffordable to many players because of the notoriously expensive Power 9 and other cards such as Mishra's Workshop and Bazaar of Baghdad. Andifeated is one of those players, but that doesn't stop him from building powerful budget decks and attending Vintage tournaments.