Magic superstar Brad Nelson meditates on the fleeting hollowness of success, the lasting rewards of mastery, and how he went from chasing the first to seeking the second.
With a ban on Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis feeling like a done deal on August 26, Kevin Jones looks at Mono-Red Phoenix as a foil to the Arisen Necropolis on its last weekend of freedom ... and beyond.
You're gearing up to play in a big tournament. Congratulations! There's just one problem: you have no team to test with. PVDdR shares his strategies for Constructed and Limited when you're flying solo!
Tom Ross knows he should play Hogaak at the Modern Grand Prix in Las Vegas this weekend, but a competitor can dream! What surprise pick does he want to play instead?
The Hidden Hand almost kept this powerful Standard decklist concealed until it was too late to play it! But Sam Black is here to share the secrets of the quirky combo that Mox Amber was waiting for all along...
With a future Modern banning of Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis being broadly assumed by the competitive Magic community, what decks would thrive in the future? Ross Merriam calls three winners and three losers in a post-Hogaak world!
Chas Andres examines the Mystic Intellect and Merciless Rage decks from Commander 2019, gives his thoughts on the release as a whole, and lays out This Week's Trends!
Three players, three formats, three decks. Team Constructed can be a lot to take in! Luckily, Ari Lax, Emma Handy, and Dylan Hand are here to make their recommendations for SCG Richmond. Cast your vote at the end!
Brad Nelson gives his latest decklists for four Standard archetypes and extensive sideboarding guides for each! The can't-miss article for players competing in the Mythic Championship Qualifiers and SCG Richmond this weekend!
Count "The Innovator" as a Modern Horizons non-fan! And no, it's not just about Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis being overpowered. He sees deeper issues, and he wants Wizards of the Coast to correct them before it's too late!
Tom Ross is playing Slivers? As a combo deck?! It sounds wild, but here's the thing: who knows their way around poison counters better than "The Boss" himself?
Forget mainstream Modern, and no Hogaak allowed! Corey Baumeister and Ross Merriam explore the format's unusual side and have fun on the fringe!
Shaheen Soorani is still beating the drum for Stoneforge Mystic to rejoin Modern. What card does he want to see gone from the format besides Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis?
When the best deck is obvious, what do you do? Such formats often contain ways to gain easy edges. Gerry and Bryan lay out the guidelines for when you should play the best deck or something that beats it.
In this bonus episode of Commander VS, watch the Commander 2019 preconstructed decks in action!
Between Core Set 2020 and Commander 2019, Sheldon Menery has a lot of deck updating to do! Check out all the goodies he's adding to his decks, where they're going ... and what's getting cut!
Corey Baumeister sleeves up his digital Glowspore Shamans as he takes Glowgaak to the mean streets of Magic Online! How big will the Arisen Necropolis beatdowns be?
Now things are just getting weird! From Surge Node in Tron decks to Diligent Excavator-fueled Standard combo, last weekend was a triumph for the rogues, and Ben Friedman has all the highlights!
They entered the Commander VS crucible and left unscathed. Now they return for another round, this time against champions. Who will win this clash of titans?
Last SCG CON Winter's $10K Cube Draft had a near-snowbound finish, but it's back! Justin Parnell shares how you can qualify via Cube Draft, and how you can shape the Players' Cube used in the qualifiers!
Special guest and Limited master Ben Stark joins the Lords of Limited! Get his Draft strategy for Arena and tips to elevate your 40-card game!
Corey Baumeister and Ross Merriam take on all three Team Constructed seats, battling in Legacy, Modern, and finally Standard!
What goes over the top of Bant Scapeshift? Taking all the turns! Dylan Hand checks out the latest innovation in Nexus of Fate decks!
Atla Palani, Nest Tender has Bennie Smith thinking Eggs, Eggs, and more Eggs! He's serving his latest Commander deck sunny side up!
It's an extra-special Standard version of VS Live! Ross Merriam has Vampires. Corey Baumeister has Bant Scapeshift. They both have a mini-gauntlet to face. And then there's one epic final match between the gauntlet runners!