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Pyromancer’s Ascension

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, […]

The holidays are in full swing and the new year is right around the corner. And as some of you may know, the stock market has been a bit shaky in the last month or so. But it seems Magic is still doing pretty well during this slightly volatile time. I think a good portion […]

With a new format becoming available for the first time Friday, it’s time to take a quick look at what’s available. For the most part, these will be aggro or combo decks, since control decks need to be built towards the metagame. As it stands, Caw-Blade is the premiere control deck in the format, and it can be played as-is with the mere addition of Batterskull.

Pull up a spoiler (like this one) and let’s take a look at the upcoming set. Mythics Karn Liberated – Overhyped by far. Yes, it’s colorless so anyone can play it, but it costs 7 mana so only ramp and control decks would. Ramp decks have better things to ramp into. Control decks are awkwardly […]

There are 14 Planeswalkers currently legal in Standard. Planeswalkers are some of the most powerful, multifunctional, card-advantageous cards ever printed. Why is it then, with 14 to choose from, I only see one or two of them in decklists? Let’s go through them, and see if we can find the problem: Ajani Goldmane – A […]

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