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.
Adam had an impressive finish at a local RCQ with UR Phoenix in Pioneer. This week he goes over which cards were the hotness and what lessons were learned.
Who ordered the hot wings? Adam comes in spells a-blazing with this red (and blue) hot Historic Phoenix deck! Now with 100% more Ledger Shredders.
Taking extra turns has proved to be a winning strategy in Standard, so Daniel asks “Why not do the same in Pioneer?” But can it fit in his Phoenix list?
We all thought Consider and Faithful Mending would see Jeskai Phoenix rise again from the ashes. Why hasn’t it, and what will it take for the bird to fly again?
And here we are again. Another spoiler season. One that will barely be over before the next one begins, because for some reason, Wizards is doing a dual set this fall. Innistrad is such a popular setting that I imagine they’ll do well, but it feels like Wizards is pushing our wallets to the breaking […]
Being unable to play with your cards sucks. No one will dispute this. What is also unequivocally true is that cards need to be banned. Sometimes Wizards makes mistakes while making cards, and the likes of Oko, Thief of Crowns proceed to wreck their havoc. Other times new cards interact with old ones in unexpected […]
August seems like the Month of Stoneforge, with recent format adjustments suddenly favoring the once-banned underdog. At the same time, blue mages lacking a taste for steel are finding their way in this shuffled metagame. Read on to explore the more exciting developments in Modern this month! Blade Runner 2020 As David noted last week, […]
Earlier this month, we saw the early effects of the companion nerf, especially as they affected Yorion decks. Players have since transitioned away from companions for the most part, with some exceptions, as we’ll get to. Today, we’ll look at ten more spicy strategies to emerge from Modern’s rebuilding. Deck-to-Table Grassroots as brewing can be, […]
Ikoria has changed Magic as we know it with its Companion cards – and it’s importance for the market can not be understated.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Despite recent bannings, the targeted decks are rising up again, reinventing themselves in novel ways. Axing Once Upon a Time from the format heralded an imminent paradigm shift for Amulet Titan, an enduring archetype that had redesigned itself around the free cantrip so drastically as […]
Brady returns with the next part in his Bulk to Bayou series, this time outlining his picks for bulk staples in Throne of Eldraine.
This weekend brings the first Players Tour events in both Europe and Asia, and it has sent the market into a frenzy.