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By Mike LaniganThragtusk is yet again dominating Standard. Mike Lanigan attempts to solve the format with a series of decks well-positioned against the card.
May 23, 2013 0 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan takes two popular Standard decks and mashes them together, peanut-butter-and-chocolate-like. Read on for the resulting brew.
May 16, 2013 2 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan brews up a Varolz Jund deck that aims to take advantage of the new legendary scavenger. With cards like Vexing Devil and Diregraf Ghoul, it doesn't take much to make him a monster.
May 9, 2013 3 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan brings us his regularly scheduled top ten article with his pick for Constructed hits out of Dragon's Maze.
May 2, 2013 6 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan surveys Dragon's Maze for some notable cards and offers his thoughts on their possibilities in Standard.
April 25, 2013 2 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of a version of The Aristocrats he played at a recent PTQ, and suggests a few alterations.
April 18, 2013 0 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan surveys the recent field of tier-one Standard decks and suggests Gruul Midrange as a possible contender.
April 4, 2013 0 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan reports on his day-two tournament finish last weekend at the GP in his hometown of Pittsburgh, covering both Gatecrash Sealed and Draft.
March 28, 2013 4 Comments
By Mike LaniganThis year's Modern season departs with one last huzzah, GP San Diego. Mike Lanigan looks over decklists and discusses the last-minute developments.
March 21, 2013 2 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan brought Grixis to a Modern PTQ last weekend. Today's article describes his matches and the take-away.
March 14, 2013 6 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan examines some interesting tweaks of Standard decks built to attack the metagame from a different position.
March 1, 2013 0 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike took Standard Zoo out for a spin at SCG Cincinnati, incorporating the by-now ubiquitous Boros Reckoner. Read on for his tournament report.
February 22, 2013 4 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan offers some poignant (and all-too-necessary) advice about reading cards, and presents an update of Standard Zoo.
February 14, 2013 5 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan believes the inclusion of Gatecrash's Duskmantle Seer solves some major problems facing the Zombies deck. Read on to learn how to sing the Zombie Blues.
February 8, 2013 7 Comments
By Mike LaniganEfficient creatures are everywhere in Standard, and Gatecrash brings even more to the party. Mike Lanigan believe now may be the time for a visit to the Ravnica Standard Zoo.
January 31, 2013 7 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan ranks the top ten cards to come out of Gatecrash, to see how the set will impact Constructed formats.
January 24, 2013 21 Comments
By Mike LaniganObzedat, Ghost Council is a newcomer to the scene, ready to take on all challengers. Is there anyone out there who can defeat him?
January 18, 2013 5 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan discusses the failings of the current Standard environment, and provides a primer on his innovative port of G/W Auras to Standard.
January 10, 2013 0 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan looks back at the year to analyze his tournament experience as a whole, ultimately emerging better prepared for the coming year. An excellent article for anyone looking to up their game.
January 3, 2013 1 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan responds to a friend in need who's trying to build a Standard deck around Pack Rat. Operating under the specified restrictions, he sets out to make the most competitive deck possible.
December 20, 2012 2 Comments
By Mike LaniganFrom Door to Nothingness to the return of a familiar UW strategy, Standard is full of innovation right now. Mike Lanigan surveys the new decks that have surfaced recently.
December 13, 2012 0 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike Lanigan reports on the TCG Invitational in Indianapolis. After several days of battling against infinite Rakdos decks, he provides an updated version to combat the mirror.
December 6, 2012 1 Comments
By Mike LaniganMike has stumbled upon an unlikely card for Constructed, which he uses as the centerpiece for a new Standard deck with some explosive synergies.
November 29, 2012 6 Comments