Kroxa, the Crux of Standard
With Uro and Omnath off of Standard's menu, it's finally time for other strategies to shine. Rakdos Midrange has emerged as a serious competitor and as an early frontrunner in the current format. Let's unveil all the raw power the deck has to offer and review some sideboard tips and tricks.
Standard Is Fun Again // Making Mythic with Golgari Legends
It only took three more cards getting banned from Standard. Making a lot of three-for-one trades and the occasional five-for-one was getting old fast. Now we're back to comparatively fair Magic, trading cards with our opponents two for one at a time, and that's a much more enjoyable experience.
Season Grand Finals – Tournament Report and Afterthoughts
One week ago the Season Grand Finals concluded with Austin Bursavich winning the title. It was headlined by a lot of Omnaths and a few pigs. I went 6-6 there, good for 15th place and $6,000. Now I want to try to figure out what I got right, what I got wrong, and how to improve my process.
My Decks for the 2020 Season Grand Finals
This year's Worlds replacement involves six rounds of both Standard and Historic against the best of the best. Time to find two decks — all in the short timeframe since Zendikar Rising's release and the recent ban. Does anything beat Omnath in Standard? And what about the much broader format that is Historic?
Will Omnath Keep Dominating Standard?
There was finally a good enough reason to pull the trigger and ban Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath. However, right now, the new Omnath decks appear to be much more problematic and much less reliant on Uro than the banning would suggest. Is there any chance this still balances out the Standard format?