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Skura

Filip Skórnicki

  • Name: Filip "Skura" Skórnicki

About:

Also known as Skura or IslandsInFront on Twitter and YouTube, Filip started his career upon the release of Gatecrash and has been passing the turn in all formats ever since. He coaches and creates written and video content, mainly centered around the control archetype. He is passionate about Magic game theory and countering spells. Outside of Magic, he is a fan of Lay's, Present Perfect, jogging, as well as cardistry and card magic.

All Articles by Filip Skórnicki

The Many Flavors of Modern Control

By Skura (2020-11-17)

Modern has always been known for being the most open and diverse competitive Magic format, and this time it's not any different. In this article, we want to look at a bunch of different Cryptic Command control decks, including some lesser-known variants, that are part of the metagame right now.

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Top 5 Most Annoying Cards a Control Player Can Face

By Skura (2020-11-03)

A control player's job is to stabilize the game through various means of interaction and then keep pressing the advantage as the game progresses. Some cards and group of cards make that task much tougher than it should be. Here's the Top 5 of pesky problems and egregious grievances.

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Turning the Corner with Control Decks

By Skura (2020-10-05)

Any given game of Magic eventually has to end. Every player wants to be on the side of the one killing and not the one being killed. However, it becomes very tricky when your deck is ill-equipped to actually finish the game. Today, let's talk about closing the game with control decks.

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Field of the Dead in Modern

By Skura (2020-09-22)

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.

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Taking Control of Pioneer with Azorius

By Skura (2020-08-27)

Ever since Pioneer's inception last October, White-Blue Control has been a mainstay of the format. Though various flavors have been in vogue during that time. Let's take a closer look at what the archetype used to look like and what its position might be following the recent bannings.

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