Slinging Spells in Standard and Modern Izzet Tempo
Recent sets, such as Ikoria and Core Set 2021 impacted the metagames of multiple formats, but they also made way for some interesting non-meta strategies. One of the most prominent candidates is Izzet Spells, a tempo deck that can be easily tuned to become an aggro and/or even a budget deck.
Standard Data Fresh from Red Bull Untapped
When it comes to generating meaningful data, nothing compares to an actual big tournament. With about 1,300 players, Red Bull Untapped's recent International Qualifier definitely qualified. Straight from the source, here's information on the metagame and several key performance indicators!
Cultivate Your Ramp
Standard has no shortage of great ways to ramp, and M21 added a few more, mostly by reprinting established classics. One of these has been a staple of Commander since its debut in M11 as a functional clone of Kodama's Reach with a more generic name. Does it change anything in the way current ramp decks operate?
M21 Spotlight: Monogreen Monsters
The popular monocolored archetype didn't encounter too much success in the current Standard rotation so far, but it has lately started to appear in a few tier lists. Will Core Set 2021 finally give the green stompers the additional tools they need to make greater strides in the format?
M21 Spotlight: Chandra's Incinerator
It looks like M21 is a core set of the kind most of us have wanted for a long time. Flavorful, full of unexpected reprints, and filled with interesting cards — we're definitely in for a treat. One of the crazier cards has to be Chandra's Incinerator, but evaluating its potential is no small task …