Challenging your base assumptions about a format can be difficult, especially when you've been winning regularly. But Todd Anderson has noticed a distinct headwind between him and success with Bant Heroic, so he's aiming to shake it up for the Season Three Invitational!
Standard is a hard nut to crack these days because it keeps changing every time you think you've got it pinned down, but The Boss has some top choices to bring to the Season Three Invitational and take home another trophy!
What is the next step in Hangarback Walker's evolution? That next step is likely also the next evolution for the Standard format as a whole, and that is an important question ahead of both Worlds and the Season Three Invitational this weekend!
Abzan Aggro was top dog at the last major event, but Standard has proven to be very dynamic and we can't be sure there is more metagame shifting yet to come. As the current best deck, what can we do to prepare for those changes and still thrive?
Standard is proving to be about the most dynamic it has ever been these days, so BBD and Brad Nelson know better than to rest on their laurels when there is a metagame that needs crushing. Check out their latest efforts as they prepare for the Season Three Invitational!
What costs have to be paid to accomplish your goals? What do you have to give up along the way? What do you feed your Nantuko Husk for fun and profit? Ari answers all of these questions and more as he prepares for the World Championships this weekend.
You've got questions, he has answers. Find out about how to shake off tilt, how to sideboard properly, why mind tricks are for other mages and why Abzan Aggro is awesome! BBD is here for you!
Join Shaun McLaren as he prepares for the World Championships with this Modern Masters 2015 draft video!
Magic finance is a complicated thing, especially once we start getting into premium products with small printings. That makes judge foils some of the most difficult items to price - but also some of the most lucrative cards to invest in for the savvy speculator.
With the Season Three Invitational right around the corner, GerryT takes a look at one of the more unusual options in front of him as he explores Jace, Vryn's Prodigy in a Sultai Whip shell!
Todd and BBD battle in preparation for the Season Three Invitational this weekend and no matchup catches their attention with Standard's recent trends more than Jeskai Aggro versus Abzan Control. Both show promise against the format's top decks, but which one wins in a fight between the two?
While we're used to seeing Counterbalance only in the U/W Miracles deck, there's no reason it can't be used in other shells as well - as today's deck showcases quite neatly.
As Jim Davis prepares for the Season Three Invitational, he looks back at some of Standard's top decks from just a few months ago to see if they might be positioned to reclaim some of their former glory this weekend.
Ross Merriam takes a look at his weekend playing Standard at the WMCQ as well as some Legacy on the side as he prepares for the Season Three Invitational this weekend!
Killing off creatures is a big part of what Commander is about, people play mass removal there the way Standard players play spot removal. Sheldon Menery concludes his comprehensive look at how to wipe the board with today's look at mass removal spells that hit all of the things!
Doomsday is computationally the most difficult deck to play in all of Magic - there are just too many permutations and computations and you rarely Doomsday exactly the same way twice. So when a pilot achieves a good result with it, you should pay attention...
Modern has been shifting steadily ever since Magic Origins entered the format, but one thing we didn't expect to see was the return of a super-fast Elves combo deck. CVM shares his build from #SCGCHAR and his thoughts on how to improve it for future events.
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy has proven itself to be very strong in Standard, but the big question will be whether he can break out into older formats. Michael Majors's Grixis Control deck may have just proven he can have a home in Modern!
Magic has a way of teaching life lessons that can be applied in other places - and not just in other games. Join John Dale Beety as he shares some of his hard-won wisdom while foraying out in a new direction and making the best of whatever came his way.
Legacy is always an interesting place to brew, so when GerryT saw this Eureka deck he knew it was up to something interesting and he just had to explore...
Mark Nestico is a big fan of playing decks that are just on another level when presented with the opportunity, and today he explores his top choice for the Season Three Invitational as the basic strengths of the U/R Sphinx's Tutelage deck expands wonderfully into an aggro Jeskai shell.
Timberpack Wolf isn't enough by itself to get excited about in Constructed - usually it just thrills a Limited mage. But what can be accomplished when we start building around multiple cycles of the Magic Origins "Card Names Matter" creatures?
This week on Dear Azami, Jess is reunited with an old friend and a favorite Commander as she takes on a reader's Damia, Sage of Stone deck!
Magic Origins has greatly shifted around Standard and it's even having a strong impact on Modern as well - but does it carry any weight in Legacy as well? Gerry examines Jace, Vryn's Prodigy to potentially play for the Legacy portion of the Season Three Invitational too!
Sometimes the best thing to think about is what you should be doing at a Magic event, not what the generic "someone" should be doing. With that in mind, Anthony Lowry looks at his preparations for the Season Three Invitational!