There is a clear metagame warp in January’s data. However, it appears to be driven less by actual metagame forces than Magic Online being Magic Online.
Time to close the books on 2023. It’s been quite a year. We saw two of the biggest sustained warps in Modern’s history, banned and restricted policy reverted to an earlier form, and we had the first unban since 2019.
David E. explains why Vintage on Magic Online is way underplayed, offering a crash course on its rules of engagement. Be warned: here there be dragons.
Proactive decks are tougher to play and design than they look. David E. measures their proactivity and explores how pilots can fatally swerve out of lane.
Many control players play slowly because they believe that control has to. David E. is here to tell them they’re wrong. Control can and should play faster!
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.
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.
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.
David E. continues his series on fringe Modern decks, getting in some reps with Wishshift and Showdown of the Skalds. Do they have what it takes?
David E. notices a troubling trend among Omnath decks: they’re warping and converging further. The common thread? Risen Reef is better than everything!
David explains the latest Modern metagame update: what do the numbers mean for tournament prep and budgeting? And which card offers players its own market game?