Modern continues to be dominated to an extreme degree by Scam. There has been innovation in the lower tiers, but it appears that the status quo will persist.
In September, Modern’s metagame developed along the same lines as it did in August. This is not a good thing, and it is getting much worse. David has the data.
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.
This week Rob rekindles his love for old-school control as he analyzes looping in LTR. Find out how to build the deck that might be the best in the format.
We know black is powerful, but when are we supposed to go green in LTR? Rob talks about the differences in the colors and what green can offer you.
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 Reserved List isn’t going anywhere. Could Wizards modify the list so they can have their cake and eat it too? Paul shares his thoughts on the subject.
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.
This week David looks at specs based on legends from The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth that will make a splash in Commander. What makes a good buy?
Every Limited format holds a lesson. LTR’s is about sequencing. This week, Rob considers optimizing sequencing in LTR Draft, especially with The Ring and amass.