The Modern Era of Modern: Broken, Bans, Beyond
Do you want to know which decks are the best Modern? What to play, what to beat? To that end, a new series of articles will provide you with in-depth data analysis of Magic Online results. Let's start with a detailed introduction to the format and a review of the past months of changes.
Interview with Artist Melissa A. Benson
Melissa A. Benson is one of the original 25 Magic artists. Her paintings illustrate 63 Magic cards, printed from Alpha to Urza's block. Some of them, especially her earliest pieces, count among the most iconic creatures of all time: Nightmare, Lord of Atlantis, and the mighty Shivan Dragon.
#CMAskTheJudge Episode 120: Abilities or No Abilities
Welcome to Episode 120 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 a many-layered puzzle dealing with layers … again.
From Snow White to Sultai: New Decks in Kaldheim Standard
Kaldheim has landed in Standard for Go(o)d. While some top-tier decks didn't change all that much, snow, Sagas, foretell, and a bunch of other cards have left their mark on the format! Today we will look at the best strategies that have emerged thanks to the snowest set ever printed.
Vanilla Creatures in Legacy: Past, Present, Potential
Magic at its core is about attacking and blocking with creatures. It used to be that these creatures didn't have three triggered abilities and two activated abilities each. Text boxes didn't overflow with words. Sometimes they didn't even have any rules text at all. Where are the vanilla creatures?
#CMAskTheJudge Episode 119: Tribal Elves
Welcome to Episode 119 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 tribal, the card type, and its interaction with a certain planeswalker.
Control Decks in Post-Ban Modern
It was barely a month ago that control variants utterly dominated the Modern metagame. But the recent banned and restricted announcement shook the archetype's very foundations. Will it be able to hold on to its tier one position despite the changes? Can it adapt? Let's look at decklists!
Playmat Icons: Demons
Tormentor of souls, brokers of deals, or just plain deliverers of vicious brutality, Demons often make for the scariest presence on the battlefield. They come in all sinister shapes and horned forms, and black is their favorite color. So if you're willing to strike a bargain with them, be ready to plunge into darkness.
Three Modern Decks to Play After the Bans
Last week, five more cards have been banned from Modern in one of the biggest announcements in recent memory. This caused quite a stir, killing some strategies and making others (even) better. Which decks can we expect to see rise to the top now? We can quickly come up with at least three!