Updating Modern Jund
Theros Beyond Death impacted a lot of nonrotating formats with broken combo cards like Thassa's Oracle and Underworld Breach. But not only did the unfair strategies get new power-creep toys — the Titan duo of Uro and Kroxa changed the faces of many midrange decks as well. Let's see what Jund gets out of that!
Arena Exploits: Adventures in Mythic/Simic
Maintaining a Top 100 Mythic rank on MTG Arena's ladder is a tough grind, especially in today's Standard where all decks fight on plenty of axes and most matchups are fifty-fifty. How about a deck that's as broken as it gets, more consistent than many, and almost too much fun to play?
Commander on a Budget: Kytheon, Monowhite Hero
Welcome to a new series where Ryan Scicluna builds Commander decks exclusively out of cards that cost a maximum of two Euros. The first challenge is making monowhite playable on a budget. Luckily, the famous Hero of Akros comes to our rescue!
Art Appreciation: Homelands
Homelands is probably the worst Magic expansion ever. And to make it more forgettable not even a single new mechanic was introduced and few cards from it ever saw play except when tournament rules forced them to be included in decks. Sancho looked for something nice to say and discovered interesting artwork by some of the game's classic artists.
#CMAskTheJudge Episode 80: Heartless Commander
Here's Episode 80 of Cardmarket's AskTheJudge series. Each episode includes a video that poses a question regarding the rules of Magic. Watch the video, comment with your answer, and then check your work below. This week's question is about commander damage.
Written in the Stars: Constellation in Standard
Do you like drawing cards and growing creatures? If so, you're bound to like what Constellation, the Cinderella mechanic from Journey into Nyx, has brought back to Standard upon its return in Theros Beyond Death. Here's a little history lesson as well as a look at current-day applications.
The Other 99: Board Wipes
Commander is the format of big boards and, consequently, the most massive mass removal applications. No other format rewards you for resetting the battlefield as much as Commander, and every deck should run at least a couple of board wipes. But which ones are the best? What qualities should you look out for?
Arclight Phoenix in Legacy
Legacy was just shaken by the latest ban announcement, so this is the perfect time to try out some janky brews and to pack some surprises. Come and join Rone on his quest to return Arclight Phoenix from oblivion, from the graveyard to the battlefield, and back to the spotlight!
#CMAskTheJudge Episode 79: Faster Than the Plague?
Here's Episode 79 of Cardmarket's AskTheJudge series. Each episode includes a video that poses a question regarding the rules of Magic. Watch the video, comment with your answer, and then check your work below. This week's question is whether you can be faster than the Virulent Plague.