The end of the year means an update to the Modern Ban Watchlist. The metagame has failed to deal with its outliers and so corrective bans may be incoming.
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. attended a Modern RCQ this weekend. Despite being his preferred format, it didn’t go well. Winning takes more than just good preparation, after all.
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?
Andrew ties up his series on layers, focusing on effects that change colors, abilities, or power and toughness. In the process, he also demystifies Dress Down!
David sees real potential in Tameshi, Reality Architect, and tries breaking the Wizard for Modern in a plethora of combo and value shells.
Lightning Bolt has been replaced as Modern’s most-played card… by a bullet! Jordan explains why while exploring the applications of Modern’s best bullets.
Andrew takes a step forward in his layers series, looking now to type-changing effects and popular interactions with Blood Moon, Urza’s Saga, and more.
Boseiju will rock Modern. But what’s its dream home? Jordan’s promising new frankendeck recruits an unlikely artifact that may outmode longtime Modern staples.
Jordan applies pillar thinking to Modern, identifying five distinct macro-archetypes to carve out a holistic picture of the format.
QS is excited to welcome Adam Cohen to the team. This week he shares his top 10 new cards introduced in 2021 and how they’ve impacted the Modern format.