Mardu Pyromancer and Ironworks are wildly successful Modern decks right now, and for good reason: the former attacks from multiple angles while making excellent use of the format’s premier abusable resource, the graveyard; the latter is an artifact-based combo deck that’s at once tricky to disrupt and unintuitive to play against for most opponents. So […]

Thanks to Wizards’ bombshell unban announcement, Modern is on the cusp of a great age of experimentation. Established and rogue archetypes alike will be examining their 75s in efforts to either combat or incorporate the format’s latest newcomers, and I fully expect some new archetypes to appear in the wake of these powerful additions to […]

Greetings once again Nexites,  it’s your editor here with another tale of missed glory tournament report. Sheridan will be back tomorrow with the monthy metagame breakdown. (and it will be polished to a mirror shrine, right Sheridan?!) Last time saw me missing at States by the skin of my teeth playing UW Fish. This time is more a case […]

In “High Water Fire Mark,” Mike Flores pays respects to the great unsung quality of quality creatures: toughness. He identifies toughness as supremely important to successful deckbuilding designs, writing, “In many constructed formats, we can point to a particular number, say two or three, with the knowledge that that number represents the amount of damage done […]

Get used to it: Burn is Modern’s premiere aggro deck. Although Affinity will always be Modern’s oldest and most consistently successful aggro strategy, Burn has actually raced ahead of Affinity as the aggro deck to beat in our format. As of today, Burn is the most-played deck on MTGO and the third most-played deck in […]

Hate and You Welcome to Hate Cards in Modern, where we teach you how to be hateful colour by colour. I’m your host Timmy Tryhard. Ahem. [wp_ad_camp_1]   Modern, unlike Standard, is a format defined somewhat by its hate cards, by which I mean cards that specifically target your opponent’s strategy in attempt to lock […]

Modern can be a daunting format if you’re coming from Standard, or if you’re one of the rare birds that starts here. I’m here to tell you it’s probably not as intimidating as it might seem, and to help you get started. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Where Standard is about a turn 7 format, Modern […]

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