Bringing the Party to Standard
Apparently, you have to fight … for your right to party. The brand-new mechanic is a little hard to make work in the context of 60-card decks, but the potential rewards are plentiful. Let us take a look at party and other tribal shenanigans in the updated Standard format with Zendikar Rising.
Belcher & Co. – The New Zero-Land Decks
Zendikar Rising has brought us brand-new modal double-faced cards, spell in front and land on the back. Suddenly they are all the rage, making waves in formats all the way back to Modern. It's not hard to find the reason why — in the possibility of decks not running any lands at all.
Rotation Preparation: Cycling et Cetera in Boros
Boros was always in this weird spot during the current Standard cycle. Red-white decks usually started off with solid results, only to drop off the map later on. Having avoided the bans and mostly able to avoid the rotation, will these builds get the attention they deserve in the future?
Rotation Preparation: Monogreen and More Beatdown
It is never too early to prepare for rotation. Upon the release of Zendikar Rising next month, there will only be five Standard-legal sets and, inevitably, a whole new metagame. Here are three monocolored beatdown decks that are rotation-proof and may be real contenders for the new Standard.