Pioneer continues to frustrate efforts to understand it. However, David E. may have the answer after examining the apparent best deck of the format.
Potentially broken new cards are usually safe bets to see play. Venerated Rotpriest seems like an exception, but David E. isn’t blaming the card itself.
The first-ever extra set in Standard history is rather underwhelming for Constructed, although some of its cards have niche applications in Modern and Pioneer.
What happens when the rules of deckbuilding are ignored? More interesting results, that’s what! Joe aka “Beardy” explains why you should make Rule 0 decks.
March of the Machine may have seemed underwhelming during spoiler season, but David E. has found had surprising luck testing cards in Modern… even a battle!
The Pioneer metagame isn’t changing post-Pro Tour. David E. believes that physics has the answer to why players seem unwilling to innovate or change decks.
The week after a set release is always full of experimentation and surprises. David E. has seen some very unexpected cards in unexpected formats so far.
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.
The lack of non-green devotion decks in Pioneer has always perplexed David E. His experience with Mono-Black Devotion has finally revealed the answer.
Joe aka “Beardy” takes a look at some under-appreciated cards for Commander. Does your deck have the right amount of removal and flexibility?
There’s a new combo deck in Modern. David E. thinks it’s good enough to carve out a niche for itself, presenting solid opportunities for tournament spikers.
Joe aka “Beardy” takes a look at the process of optimizing decks and asks, “are players missing the point?” Can too much optimization actually cost you games?
In the final part of his summer testing series, David’s playing aspiringspike’s Shreddervine list, and a new take on his favorite archetype, Mono-Blue tempo!