How much of Modern’s “diversity” is really just the same strategies masquerading as different decks? David E. asks whether the numbers really do lie.
Omnath Locus of creation
The Pioneer metagame isn’t changing post-Pro Tour. David E. believes that physics has the answer to why players seem unwilling to innovate or change decks.
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.
David E. expected 4-Color Omnath to bounce back quickly from Yorion, Sky Nomad being banned. That isn’t happening, and there are surprising reasons why.
Yorion, Sky Nomad has been banned in Modern. David E. breaks down the implications of this ban, which stands to change Modern without changing the metagame.
Though Tier 1 remains stable, the September Metagame Update reflects a shaking of the lower tiers as Modern adapts to Leyline Binding. David E. shares the data.
When players build new decks, they often skip straight to playtesting. David E. explains why that’s like skipping from concept design to full product release.
David breaks down the cards to watch in DMU and how their arrival plays into the shifting metagame. Plus: is this the end for Izzet Murktide?
Modern’s stability continues unabated. However, there are signs that, beneath the surface, change is occurring. David E. has the data to demonstrate the change.
David E. finally made an RCQ Top 8 after consistently underperforming. He discusses what it took to get there, his preparation, and some tricks of the trade.
Adam picks up his third RCQ Top 8, this time with 4c Omnath. He goes over which dials need adjusting, and his plans for future iterations on the archetype.