Wait, the control deck is a midrange deck now? Hey, no one said Magic was easy! PT Champion Ari Lax has found the archetype he loves in this format, and he's teaching you what you need to know to win in Standard!
Wow did this news come out of nowhere! We don't 100% know what's coming down the pipeline, but a lot of clues point to a new format! Chas examines the many possibilities and what each means for card values across the board!
Tom "The Boss" Ross is back on the competitive Magic scene! That's a great thing for many people. Perhaps no one stands to benefit more than those playing Standard at SCG Vegas this weekend! Here's what Tom has on tap for you!
With SCG Vegas looming large, a lot of Standard players seem to be trying to out-aggro one another! Why not go with GerryT and get as aggro as you possibly can? Here's his guide to taking down the format with fire!
Lots of non-creature spells, lots of two-for-ones, and some hard-hitting flyers. What's not to love? Owen Turtenwald is firmly on this deck for the time being, and today he's explaining exactly how to play this one at SCG Vegas!
Get the info straight from the champion's mouth! He's providing you with his proven sideboard guide, how he conquered the event (besides mulligan luck), and why he's the player to listen to before you hit up SCG Vegas!
Bard Narson is back as we know it! Golgari is just Jund without the burn, and Brad is all about it! But this isn't a dominant archetype that can run roughshod over the SCG Vegas metagame! Brad gives the best advice to keep you in the win column!
Autumn worked tirelessly to get a list that would prove successful. The result? A top 20 finish at the Pro Tour! Matchups, sideboarding guide, and more will help you crush it at SCG Vegas this weekend!
Good news: If you want to beat Boros, you totally can! Sam Black opens up about the process his elite team used to find the archetype's finer points and what you should be doing to give your squad its best shot at SCG Vegas glory!
Todd Anderson has grinded through long, monotonous Standard formats, and he is loving and celebrating every minute of Guilds of Ravnica! But part of the challenge becomes how to keep up! Can you stay with the metagame at SCG Vegas?
Jadine kept great accounts of her experience in helping a super small squad compete with the most well-backed teams in the world! So how did they do it? Use the same great strategies to take down SCG Vegas this weekend!
There are a lot of questions from this PT that demand answers, and Bryan has them! Well, almost all of them. The one he can't wrap his head around is...well, you'll see. Get the best edge for SCG Vegas right here!
No, this isn't a finance article. Some of the hardest decisions in Magic involve blocking, discarding, and other forms of trading resources in-game. But how do you know what to do? Ross Merriam outdoes himself by teaching you to think about this the correct way!
Mono-Blue Aggro has been hanging out on the fringes of Standard for a while, and Brad and Todd have had enough! They want to know once and for all if it can hold its own!
Would you ever expect that you could win the game in the here and now with this gamestate? Not only is it possible but figuring it out could get you onto the leaderboard! Test your Magic IQ here!
There's still debate a week later: Is Boros really that good? Or is this the result of Limited skewing the picture of the format? There's no time to lose! Ross Merriam and Brad Nelson figure out the Standard picture for SCG Vegas here!
Three formats, four authors, and some wildly diverging opinions! What would our finest play at SCG Vegas? What about you?
Control decks aren't defeated in a format until Shaheen gives up! And he's not even close! Check out the new list he's got going for SCG Vegas and which matchups he knows he can take...and which he's terrified of!
Six Boros decks in the Top 8 might seem scary, but the data tells a different story! Gerry and Bryan go through the data collected by Jared Lunsford and see who the real winners from the PT were. Here’s a hint: It ain’t Boros!
It's been said some, but it really needs to be repeated: The Top 8 does not make up the format! This is one of the most unusual top 8s, relative to the reality of the format--cough, Tempered Steel, cough--and Emma Handy wants you to get it right this weekend!
Ryan Saxe scored a trophy with this draft, but it wasn't easy! Would you make the choices he did? Do you go Dimir, Golgari, or neither?
Fact or Fiction is going down to 40 cards! Some of our favorite Draft staffers are talking all things Guilds of Ravnica, and you get to vote for who said it best! This is going to be one close contest...
A lot of players are downplaying Boros' success at the Pro Tour as a mixed tournament result, but that's where Abraham Stein may have some disagreement! Get your Knights and Soldiers prepped to take on SCG Vegas!
The Coliseum of Randomness is becoming a Commander VS tradition! The spirit of the format embraces chaos, so Parnell, Suarez, Green, and Noell are happy to oblige!
This is one of those matchups where both sides think they're favored! So which is it? Ben Friedman cuts through the noise to deliver the truth of the matchup before SCG Vegas!
Episode 72 is here and brings with it an entire breakdown of the featured pod on Day 2 of the Pro Tour! With over 160 drafts between them, your hosts go over signals and how they impacted the pro players' drafts!
Boros can do more than just mentor and swing, people! Ryan Saxe has put together this interesting selection of picks to test your flexibility in drafting Guilds of Ravnica!
Let's be honest here: Not enough players are loving this card in the format. Bennie Smith is going to fix that here and now with his own version of this absolute monster!
Considering combo decks for the Modern portion of SCG Vegas? Todd Anderson and Ross Merriam show off six of the best on VS Live!