August was… unexpected. Wizards threw everyone off with their Ban Day decisions. Bans were expected in Standard (based on Wizards’ own statements) and hoped for in multiple other formats. Instead, Modern and Legacy saw unbans. The impact this has had will be on display in this metagame update.
The Pro Tour strongly reflects the impact of Tales of Middle Earth. Modern’s metagame is warping around the set to an alarming degree. The data is quite clear.
Modern has finally achieved critical mass… of legends! Mox Amber holds together a five-color pile that can grind out anything with its top-down engine-focus.
The One Ring is driving the metagame changes in Modern. However, the impact isn’t particularly high, and the card’s power remains unclear.
The One Ring is the most impactful Modern card in a long time. Mapson covers the best ways to both play and beat the shining newcomer.
The June Modern Metagame Update is here. New additions have stirred Modern’s mostly stagnant metagame, but that might not be permanent. David has the details.
While the quest for The One Ring may be over, Sig doesn’t believe that means a death knell is merited for Tales of Middle Earth collector boosters just yet.
Do you know the odds of opening the serialized 001/001 The One Ring? They’re quite long, so is the gamble itself why the ring tempts Sig so much?