While #PTOrigins saw a lot of successful breakout decks, Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren felt his strongest chances lay with improving Ray Tautic's Abzan Rally deck - and earned a strong finish because of it!
While the story of #PTOrigins may feature the breakout decks of Mono-Red Aggro and U/R Thopters, Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax had very strong results just running good old G/R Devotion... and he looks back at his past year of Pro Tour and Grand Prix decisions as well.
Our illustrious CEDitor breaks down the top eight decks from #PTOrigins and analyzes just what this means for the format. How did we get here, and where are we going next?
The Versus Series moves to Legacy this week for #SCGDC and battles with one of the most important matchups you can find in the format - Omni-Tell versus Delver of Secrets!
Throughout #SCGCHI, Rally the Ancestors was the talk of the tournament - but almost as a curiosity. Ray Tautic changed that at #SCGRICH by just crushing the tournament, and Todd Anderson takes his winning list for a test drive in this week's Open Series Spotlight!
With Abzan Rally potentially ready to take over Standard this weekend at #PTOrigins and #SCGRegionals, Sam asks an unconventional question - could the deck make it in Modern as well?
For today's Versus Video, Todd Anderson and Brad Nelson are battling old-school style with a pair of their favorite retro Standard decks from a bygone age - back when Opposition and Upheaval were considered "fair" blue cards. Check it out!
With the Abzan Rally deck being only thing standing between him and a trophy in #SCGRICH, Todd Anderson knew it was going to be a slog. He examines that deck's strengths and probes for weaknesses as we enter #PTOrigins and #SCGRegionals weekend.
Abzan Rally has thrown all of Standard for a loop and The Boss, Tom Ross, has his answers for how best to address it in time for #SCGRegionals this weekend.
With Magic Origins now on MTGO, Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax begins his Limited preparation for Pro Tour Magic Origins in today's draft walkthrough videos!
Ever since Kolaghan's Command was printed, Grixis has surged to the forefront in Modern - and now it could be argued that this color combination houses the best aggro deck, the best control deck, and the best combo deck.
How do we learn how to learn? That's a deep rabbit hole to start going down without a guide, but Magic itself is a great toolkit for learning how to think and solve problems, especially when dealing with uncertainty.
Jeskai Tokens has been a powerful Standard archetype for most of the past year, and it earned the first Top Eight for Jace, Vryn's Prodigy at #SCGCHI. Follow Todd Anderson as he tests the deck out and decide whether or not it's the deck for you at #SCGRegionals this weekeend!
Grand Prix London is going to be an amazing event, but you can tailor your experience to your needs even more if you want to. Nick Miller joins us to explain the Registration Rewards system we'll be using for #GPLondon on August 15th-16th.
While this deck was not on anybody's radar before #PTOrigins, U/R Ensoul Artifact was a top performer across multiple teams. Check it out and give it a try before your next Standard event - it's much better than it looks on paper!
With just Day One of #PTOrigins in the books, it was clear that red decks were doing something right that weekend - so Mark Nestico took his friendly neighborhood Chandra aficionado's advice and ran Mono-Red Aggro for #SCGRegionals. This is his story.
Matt Higgs has been brewing around artifacts for some time now, and his focus kept getting pulled to the colorless cards in Magic Origins. Seeing U/R Thopters in the finals of #PTOrigins was really vindicating, and this is his takeaway from that event.
With Cassidy away at GenCon last week, Sean McKeown makes a brief visit back to Commander-land in order to work on a reader's Surrak Dragonclaw deck designed to win based off of its land base - sometimes in unconventional ways.
Are you excited about #GPLondon on August 14th through 16th? We sure are, and we think you should be too! StarCityGames is hosting its first Premier-level event overseas with this Standard Grand Prix in two weeks, and we're hoping to see all of you there!
Mono-Red just won back-to-back Pro Tours by taking home the trophy this weekend at #PTOrigins... GerryT examines the PT-winning deck that will be keeping things aggressive for the next two months of Standard metagaming.
It's been an exciting weekend as we watched #PTOrigins and #SCGRegionals unfold, and Anthony Lowry reflects on the whole thing while looking forward to #SCGDC this weekend as well!
Want to be the best in the world? Want to make the right play every time and prove yourself to an excited viewership as you claim your trophy? Is there no way you'd have missed that Eidolon trigger in the finals of a Pro Tour? Read on!
House rules can keep Commander more interesting, and today Abe Sargent explores the potential to spice up your Commander deckbuilding by embracing some legendary-feeling but technically non-Legendary cards at the helm of a new deck built just for them.
GerryT thought the Abzan Rally deck from #SCGRICH would be the be-all, end-all combo deck of Standard before #PTOrigins... but today's deck shows there's more combo out there if you want to look for it!
With #PTOrigins and #SCGRegionals this weekend, the question on everyone's mind is "How do you beat Abzan Rally?" Our illustrious CEDitor represents the Patrick Sullivan wing of Magic by shuffling up the red cards to try and blow "the best deck" out of the water.
Pro Tour Magic Origins is here and the metagame seems to have shaken out over the past week. Adrian Sullivan may or may not be playing U/B Control, but if he does run it this weekend, here's the cards he's thinking about in new contexts for the event.
Bennie is usually a Commander kind of guy, and occasionally he touches Standard when there's an event coming up - but Modern? What's he got to do for that? Play a couple of popular Commanders and pull of some sweet, unexpected shenanigans - that's what!
Magic Origins has just hit MTGO and the Daily Events are firing - what sort of odd decks will the online metagame bring us in time for #PTOrigins and #SCGRegionals this weekend? Check out today's artifact-centric deck featuring tokens and Pyromancer's Goggles!
Hangarback Walker and Thopter Spy Network proved themselves to be quite strong in Jeff Hoogland's U/W Thopter Control deck at #SCGCHI - and Jim Davis learned that lesson quite well for #SCGRICH and shares it here. Check his deck out and give it a try for #SCGRegionals this weekend!