Adam had an impressive finish at a local RCQ with UR Phoenix in Pioneer. This week he goes over which cards were the hotness and what lessons were learned.
Tony chats with Johnny, a long-time Modern enthusiast. Johnny shares his experiences with Magic and what playing the game means to him.
Tapping In: Welcome back to another installment of rules stuff. This week we’re looking at mana, mana values, and mana costs.
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, […]
Beaters, or combat creatures, are among my favorite types of Magic cards. They serve to pressure opponents in the most straightforward way possible: by attacking efficiently. Weaker beaters, such as Delver of Secrets, are at their best when paired with disruption; stronger ones can emerge later in the game to take over or put things […]
Modern bans are coming. Adam shares his predictions and what it means for the metagame and the market.
It’s been half a month since War of the Spark went live on Magic Online, and we’re already seeing the myriad effects it’s having on Modern—heck, on all non-rotating formats. But of course, being Modern Nexus, we’ll focus on just the one! While I enjoy the Friday writing slot, it occasionally has its detriments. In […]
With Mythic Championship II in the books, Chris takes a look at the decks that benefited from the London Mulligan, and their key cards he’s considering as specs.
Each tournament, Izzet Phoenix’s impressive, sustained numbers start to look less like an outlier and more like a pattern. Patterns like these have a history of being addressed by Wizards via the banlist. So how does Izzet Phoenix stack up against past offenders? Do the deck’s decriers have a case for caging the bird? Let’s […]
With the release of Modern Horizons looming, Wizards announced no changes to the Banned & Restricted list. Christopher looks at the cards that stand to gain right now.
Eddie has decided to take a break from writing, but not before leaving us with one more article. Today he discusses Mythic Championship Cleveland and the London mulligan rule.
The Modern format is so diverse, both quantitatively and competitively, that it can prove tough to quantify; certain players subsequently claim there is no metagame, while others focus only on tournament-winning decks. Each approach lacks some degree of nuance. Today, I’m trying to bring some of it back. I was thrilled when I heard that […]
In the week leading up to the release of Ravnica Allegiance some interesting decks have popped up. Eddie covers the new tech and discusses cards he’s picked up from those lists.