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!
Standard is a format about exchanging resources or gaining edges, and Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax takes a granular look at how you can actually do that right now across different archetypes in order to succeed.
Magic Origins Standard has shaped up nicely so far, and both #SCGCHI and #SCGRICH are bound to leave their impression on #PTOrigins. Check out all the latest tech that has caught The Innovator's eye and test it out for #SCGRegionals this weekend!
Join Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren as he prepares for #PTOrigins by drafting Magic Origins. Catch his thoughts as he explores the set!
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!
Our resident King of Control, Shaheen Soorani, returns with his latest builds in time for #SCGRegionals this weekend. He presents several decklists as battle-tested options for the aspiring control mage, each with their own advantages that might best mesh with your individual play style.
Today Sheldon Menery well and truly Embraces the Chaos with an astounding play-by-play of a game with truly epic proportions.
Rally the Ancestors wasn't the only combo deck we saw at #SCGRICH - it just got all of the buzz because it crushed the tournament. There was another combo deck based off of See the Unwritten instead, playing Atarka in World Render form rather than Dragonlord - check it out!
CVM and Todd Anderson both played Bant Heroes at #SCGRICH, and they met in the semifinals with the same build. Read all about it here, and give it a try before #SCGRegionals this weekend!
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy has started to have some serious breakout performances, but Chris Lansdell thinks that Chandra's time can't be very far behind. Synergy is key with both of these flip-Walkers, and Chris explores what makes them both tick.
Since he was first printed, Jace Beleren has always been almost a stick figure of a planeswalker - left without any real history or character almost as if it was intentional, so that it would be easier to fill that role ourselves. But no more - meet the real Jace!
Constellation decks have always been exciting, just chock full of card advantage and multiple enters-the-battlefield triggers, and today's deck from the Top Eight of #SCGRICH showcases the best of what Constellation has to offer us.
The second week of Magic Origins Standard has seen some huge metagame developments, and Mark Nestico tries to get ahead of the shifts in time for #SCGRegionals this weekend by picking just the right deck.
While more than a few Magic Origins cards have earned their time in the spotlight at this point, Matt Higgs thinks there's room for one more: can Tainted Remedy take on the Standard format? Matt is determined to find out!