With most of the flagship cards already spoiled, role players begin to emerge. Decks need support cards to function, and One offers all formats potent ones.
This new Nahiri is already looking to pack way more of a punch than her predecessor, however tragic her story… although not in the deck one might expect.
There’s been a leak of rares from Phyrexia: All Will Be One. One of those rares looks to completely rewrite the rules of Modern, as David E. explains.
New month, new Modern metagame update. While there have been shakeups within the Tiers, the last update of 2022 looks familiar… and that’s alarming.
The end of the year means an update to the Modern Ban Watchlist. The metagame has failed to deal with its outliers and so corrective bans may be incoming.
Modern’s metagame has been shaken up repeatedly, but that’s not obvious looking at winning decks. Modern is thus in a complicated place, as David E. explains.
Defining Pioneer has eluded David E. for most of the year, but applying the manabase lens reveals the format’s true identity… and that of the others.
The metagame has achieved general stability, but the paper and MTGO metagames are diverging… and Tier 1 is half the field! David E. has the data.
The data from the first round of Regional Qualifiers is out. David E. looks into the results, analyzing whether the data reflects Pioneer’s metagame and health.
The week after a set release is always full of experimentation and surprises. David E. has seen some very unexpected cards in unexpected formats so far.
It seems likely that The Brothers’ War will endanger Karn, the Great Creator in Pioneer. However, whether Karn is too good in Modern is far more complicated.