So close and yet so far, Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren looks back at his result from this year's World Championships and unpacks why he picked the decks he played for both Standard and Modern.
While Worlds could have gone better for Ari, there's still a lot he learned over a momentous weekend of Magic and he's here to share his thoughts on multiple formats and how things will be shaken up by new rotations and the Vancouver Mulligan rule.
GerryT and two friends played Grixis Control to a combined 24-5 record in the Legacy portion of the Season Three Invitational, and as far as he's concerned he's found the best deck to play in all of Legacy!
Data is the best way to figure out a trend, so today Chas Andres answers the question of how prerelease foils have been valued as they have changed over time by digging deep into the data and slicing it as thin as it takes until he gets his answer.
Join Todd and BBD as they battle Standard with their Invitational weapons of choice, with Managorger Hydra leading the charge in Abzan Aggro as it goes up against Stormbreath and friends in G/R Dragons!
With the World Championships taking place this week in Seattle at PAX, Brian "The Dragonmaster" Kibler reminisces from the sidelines on the past World Championships he's been fortunate enough to attend.
The experience is the thing - what does it mean to just fully immerse yourself in the most difficult and prestigious event of the year? Sam Black shares what he can of his preparation for this event by showing what it feels like to be a competitor at a challenge this incredible.
Brad and Tom prepare for the Season Three Invitational by testing one of Standard's most pivotal matchups, current "Best Deck" Abzan Aggro and its critical predator, Bant Heroic.
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!
It's been quite a while since we've seen U/W Control at the top of the standings in Modern, but this weekend saw not one but two strong finishes for the archetype as it begins making its resurgence.
With Standard having come around full-circle, it should come as no surprise that Mark Nestico wants to circle back to one of his old favorites too - if this format really is all about Hangarback Walkers, shouldn't Kolaghan's Commands (and thus Mardu) be king?
Matt Higgs loves to take all sorts of weird cards and staple them together, and today's weirdness is a melding of the minds between two very different things: The Great Aurora and... Dreadwaters?
Sean McKeown visits to help a reader's friend not quit Magic by fixing her Brago, King Eternal deck - and if you've ever wanted to write for Star City Games, you should definitely check this article out!
It's been a while since we've seen Mono-Red do well in Standard, but new additions to compensate for the changes to the rest of the format might offer the deck a new lease on life now that the metagame is not fixated solely on attacking it out of existence.
While Anthony had high hopes for the Season Three Invitational and took some big risks in order to try and capitalize on the state of the Legacy format, there are lessons to be learned even when things don't quite go your way - and those lessons can thankfully be shared.
Commander is all about exploratory deckbuilding in a fun, flavorful format, and Abe takes that to heart while continuing to explore non-legendary creatures filling in that Commander's role by building a new deck around a crazy axe murderer.
Powerful combo decks utilizing two different combos that attack from separate angles will always give GerryT that warm fuzzy feeling, but it's especially potent when the thing joining them is a tutor that otherwise optimizes the first combo anyway.
Join BBD and CVM as they test for the Season Three Invitational, bringing back the red beatdown machine and testing the greed level of G/R Dragons by splashing two other colors just to pump up the power level!
While Adrian Sullivan won't be at the Season Three Invitational this weekend, he's highly invested in seeing how Legacy plays out at that event - join him as looks at where the format stands after the last few major tournaments to see where it might be going at the #SCGINVI!
Cedric Phillips sits down with Patrick "PSulli" Sullivan to chat about the results of #SCGCHAR, prepare themselves for the Season Three #SCGINVI, and recount a memorable hotel experience.
The five Magic Origins flip-Planeswalkers are all pretty exciting for Commander, and today Bennie explores a color he'd normally shy away from — mono-white — to build around Kytheon, Hero of Akros.
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!