Where have all the good decks gone and where are all the bans? Todd Anderson has had it with Felidar Guardian in Standard! He reveals how he'd hotfix the format and why he's left holding out for a hero in Amonkhet! And is Death's Shadow too good for Modern? Help us, Todd!
Gerry isn't really interested in the complaining; he's interested in understand the tools he has to work with now. So is Mardu Vehicles the best deck? What are its weaknesses? What are its next evolutions? Does this list without Heart of Kiran make any sense? Gerry talks shop!
Blame is always easier said than proved, and Ross Merriam is not convinced that SaffronOlive's recent piece on planeswalkers is the correct perspective to take on the future of Standard Magic. In this excellent series of counterpoints, Ross gives his take on the merits of Magic's mascots.
Between the Cat Pack of Four-Color Saheeli and the stop-for-nobody aggression of Mardu Vehicles, it's tough out there in Standard, but Jadine Klomparens has the keys to help you fight the good fight!
No news is good news a lot of the time, but was it this time? Sam Black isn't interested in taking a hard stance because he sees both sides of a very complex and difficult equation! Read Sam's excellent reasoning on the hot topic of the week! Which side of these issues are you on?
Count Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren among those not thrilled with Monday's silent no-ban drama! If the Standard format isn't going to change, how is it going to get better? Shaun has some things he needs to get off his chest this week!
Don't call it a Death's Shadow article! GerryT gives his take on the Modern decks he fears most going into SCG Dallas, starting with the tempo-taking Merfolk deck and going through a list of increasingly dangerous (and increasingly surprising) archetypes!
Felidar Guardian never should've been printed as-is. But should it be banned in Standard? Brad Nelson examines why certain decks have become oppressive in Standards past, the fraught implications of a possible ban, and whether another villain is lurking behind the scenes!
This is not the Modern we've known for a long time. This format has slowed down enough to provide tons of new deck options for SCG Dallas! And if you're still glued to your old ways, Ross Merriam explains all the ways you have to adjust to survive!
Death's Shadow was a success this weekend, but it wasn't a big winner or even an overwhelming favorite against the field! We may be in the midst of a great Modern metagame, and Patrick Chapin is ready to discuss what the future holds for the format by looking at its current top decks!
What's the best way to tackle the wide-open Modern field for SCG Baltimore and beyond? Sam Black shows the way to highly honed decklists that may not have the publicity of a tournament winner but have proven themselves time and again!
Nobody knows Modern as well as Todd Stevens, and believe it or not, he's not interested in Blood Moon'ing his opponents at SCG Baltimore! What on Earth could have him putting his Prison deck on the back-burner?
With the controversial Standards of 2016 still fresh in our mind and a few interesting results lately, it's worth it to take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of our new Standard world! Is Standard solved? Can it be? Shaun McLaren details the ups, downs, and in-betweens of Standard's 2017 so far!
While Chris VanMeter and his fabulous facial hair will not grace any tournament halls this weekend, he is plenty interested in the upcoming results! Get his take on the state of Modern and his new favorite deck going into Grand Prix Vancouver and SCG Baltimore!
With two cards banned and a potent small set added, Modern has experienced its biggest changes in years! Ari Lax has your guide to the emergent contenders in this strange new metagame for SCG Baltimore and the coming weeks!
Zac Hill enjoyed the Standard portion of the Pro Tour in a unique and deeply rewarding way! He's a born educator, and we're honored to bring him on this week to teach you an amazing way to understand and tackle formats!
The testing. The breakthroughs. The twists and turns. GerryT gives his take on the Pro Tour as he experienced it, how he would change his innovative Four-Color Saheeli Aetherworks Standard deck for Grand Prix Pittsburgh, and why he keeps coming back for more Magic.
Celebrating a little format diversity is good and all, but the new philosophy on Standard bans goes a lot further than that. Jeff Cunningham isn't a base-level thinker, and he believes this new era deserves a little more scrutiny.
Mardu Vehicles, seemingly left behind by the banning of Smuggler's Copter, came roaring back at Pro Tour Aether Revolt! Jadine Klomparens explores how to beat it and puts her work into practice with two decklists!
A Pro Tour later and we've got a lot of data on Standard! More importantly than the "what" is the "why" and the "how"! PT Champion Ari Lax knows you've already seen the decks; now you need to actually understand them.