David E. notices a troubling trend among Omnath decks: they’re warping and converging further. The common thread? Risen Reef is better than everything!
Joe aka “Beardy” discusses Commander combat and what happens when the best blockers in Magic collide with strong attackers.
David E. goes deep on a couple new Modern decks before Streets drops, weighing the pros and cons of Tameshi combo and Cabal Coffers-powered Mono Black Control.
Joe AKA “Beardy” talks about the wild benefits of playing with other people’s cards instead of your own. How many accomplices does a good Xanathar deck need?
David sees real potential in Tameshi, Reality Architect, and tries breaking the Wizard for Modern in a plethora of combo and value shells.
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.
Beardy takes a look at some multi-player Magic formats that play well with a Commander spin. Is one of these right to shake up your next Commander night?
We all thought Consider and Faithful Mending would see Jeskai Phoenix rise again from the ashes. Why hasn’t it, and what will it take for the bird to fly again?
The pandemic persists, and consequently Wizards has yet to restart their premier paper events. Which might not be a bad thing. Considering how badly the MPL went and the lack of clarity over what comes next, it’s better to give them time to figure it out. However, that does mean that many players with the […]
If one alludes to an article, one needs to follow-through. In literature, the principle is known as Chekov’s Gun. Last week, I created expectations for an article about my experiences testing Humans, so this week I have to actually write that article. Which is fortunate; I’ve tested enough that I’m able to discuss the various […]
As the paper release date for Modern Horizons 2 approaches, brewing and testing new decks is kicking into high gear. Players are eager to display their creations and figure out what Modern actually looks like after a year with paper play and numerous new sets. The online metagame is as always suggestive, but provably inbred […]
All decks aren’t created equal: some are Splinter Twin, others are Mono-Green Aura Stompy. The same goes for every set: some are Dominaria, others Legions. Thus, the impact of every new set will be felt unequally both by Modern as a whole and by individual decks. Not every set can have Modern-playable cards, and not every […]
It’s time for that quarterly tradition of reviewing the latest spoilers! Which for the past few iterations has been oddly trepidatious. Prior to 2019, Modern never had to worry about a new set coming out. We maybe had one or two cards make lasting impressions, which kept the format stable. Then Wizards seemed to lose […]