Magic Origins is a deckbuilder's cornucopia, and Anthony Lowry takes a meander through the set spoiled so far in order to find homes for some of the cards that interest him the most.
Todd and BBD begin battling with Magic Origins, showcasing the power of a few new cards as they update key archetypes from the last Standard format in search of the new best deck!
There has been a huge surge in G/R decks in recent weeks, but as powerful as they are, all of them tend to have Abzan Aggro as a potential bad matchup. Brian beats down to prepare for #SCGBALT, check it out and give Abzan Aggro a try!
This past weekend really shook up the Standard format, and for today's Versus Video BBD and CVM battle with two of that event's breakthrough decks, Bant Megamorph and G/B Dragons, to prepare for #SCGBALT this weekend!
An intriguing new take on Abzan just won an MTGO PTQ, and to figure out how good it is, Brad Nelson and Tom "The Boss" Ross set it up in the Abzan mirror against a more dedicated control build. Is this the deck you should be playing at #SCGBALT? Find out inside!
Bennie is all for Liliana, Heretical Healer, and to show his devotion to his favorite Defiant Necromancer he's building around her in both Standard and Commander!
If you want to win with your control deck, you had better know what you're controlling. If you're a fan of U/B Control, Adrian shares his latest build for #SCGBALT... as well as looking in detail at the deck's progression over the past six months.
Gerard is a huge fan of control decks, and he looks at how Magic Origins shifts things for his favored archetype as well as what he's planning to play at #SCGBALT this weekend.
Standard has turned out to be quite an aggressive format in recent weeks, and the potential for it to stay aggressive is stronger than we may realize. Give this Naya Zoo deck a try before #SCGBALT this weekend!
With only middling results playing Jeskai Aggro at Grand Prix Providence, Todd updates the deck to take a more midrange stance and tests it out as he prepares for the main event at #SCGBALT!
Nothing ignites the spark of imagination quite like the possibility of a turn-one planeswalker. Kytheon beats down like The Boss, and Tom has several decks to try him out in.
BBD and Brad battle Standard with a pair of intriguing decks, pitting Naya Dragons against a fast, aggressive Jeskai deck that delivers the beats.
Michael Majors takes an in-depth look at some of the Magic Origins cards spoiled so far, with a mind to start building new decks around key cards that are bound to shift how the Standard metagame plays out - with a few bonus Modern decks too!
Hot off of a ninth-place finish at Grand Prix Charlotte, Patrick "The Innovator" Chapin decided to chase Grand Prix success one more time in Providence with his trusty Abzan Control deck.
For today's Open Series Spotlight, BBD takes an in-depth look at an intriguing new variation of the multicolor Dragons theme. Kent Ketter's new deck mixes the Dragons and Megamorph archetypes together, and it needs to be seen to be believed!
Chris VanMeter went with G/R Devotion instead of G/R Dragons this past weekend, and as good as Devotion is, that is not a mistake he intends to make twice.
Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax discusses the recent successes of an aggressive, recursive build of G/R Dragons, joined by two guests who have had recently had strong finishes with the deck: Steve Rubin and Eric Rill!
Having concluded that Abzan is the best deck in Standard overall, Gerry goes in search of a deck with a favorable Abzan matchup and takes a Megamorph-ish Bant Control deck out for a test drive.
Having spent several weeks preparing all sorts of brews for the StarCityGames Standard Open in Indianapolis, Matt recounts his tournament weekend and his expectations for Standard going forward.
Todd and BBD test out Standard decks they'd like to jam against the format boogeyman, G/R Devotion. They know they can stand up to the format's top deck - but how do they do against some of the rest of the format? They find out by battling head-to-head!