Is Saheeli Rai overhyped? Will some long-forgotten Battle for Zendikar card emerge from Reflector Mage's retreating shadow? Todd Anderson and Patrick Sullivan give their thoughts in a Fact or Fiction showdown ahead of SCG Columbus!
Many players at SCG Columbus will be on the lookout for Saheeli Rai and Felidar Guardian. Tom "The Boss" Ross has a different plan that will surprise exactly zero longtime readers: get aggressive and make the opponent have it!
Magic veteran Adrian Sullivan has seen Reflector Mage before! In this excellent piece for deckbuilders and SCG Columbus hopefuls everywhere, he talks about the unprecedented nature of this card, though it has appeared in many forms in Magic's history!
Todd Anderson may bleed crimson and white, but in Magic, his heart is set on blue and red! Today he explores the color combination in a brave new Standard world ahead of SCG Columbus. Galvanic Bombardment or Shock? Saheeli Rai and Felidar Guardian or no? Get his answers to those dilemmas and more!
SCG Columbus starts Saturday, but there's still a chance to get in some playtesting by proxy! Todd Anderson wants to recapture the magic of G/W Tokens, while Brad Nelson has paired Felidar Guardian with Panharmonicon as well as Saheeli Rai!
Gerry Thompson knows convoke didn't set the world on fire, but this is an entirely different story and an entirely different format! Where most of the world shortcuts it into "another convoke," Gerry sees the potential for a fun and dedicated synergy for SCG Columbus!
If you think the supposedly "dead" online Standard has no forecast for what we can expect at SCG Columbus, you're very wrong. Jim Davis predicts the metagame ahead based on good hard data!
Brad Nelson thinks he has the deck for SCG Columbus weekend! While a few are low on this old archetype, Gideon has certainly not gotten any worse since the ban announcement! Join Brad for a look at this deck and why it could be a trophy waiting to happen!
The battle is on! Will Tom "The Boss" Ross rule with his latest aggro creation, W/R Humans, or will Michael Majors triumph with his Four-Color Saheeli combo deck? With SCG Columbus just two days away, get a feel for this intriguing new-Standard matchup!
You know what they say: Week one is all about aggro! If everyone is taking their sweet time assembling combos, a Shock is a great way to get their attention in a hurry! Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin is here to help you bring the fire to SCG Columbus!
Chris VanMeter was off the tournament scene for a short while, returned, and won his first SCG Tour Open immediately last year! How did he do it? By putting some aggressive cards in his foes' faces on Week One! He's got red stacked to the rafters for SCG Columbus (and some dedicated planeswalker brews if that's your thing too!)
Sam is just going to say it: There are some Aether Revolt cards that players are sleeping on because they're not big and splashy rares. Reflector Mage snuck into Standard and was eventually banned for it! Make sure you know the full set before SCG Columbus Standard this weekend!
Some of the field at SCG Columbus will be all about going infinite with Saheeli Rai! Others are going to be focused on dodging the bullet all tournament long! Shaun McLaren has some great advice for players on both sides of the Cat Beast battle!
Masterpiece reprint rumbles, a Grand Prix changes cities, and Pro Tour Teams assemble! This is Split Second!
If one considers the Saheeli Rai / Felidar Guardian combo "the enemy," where else can a deckbuilder go? Ross Merriam showcases a reader-submitted Four-Color Energy list for Standard ahead of SCG Columbus!
Nothing sends a brewer's heart going pitter-pat like +1/+1 counter shenanigans! Matt Higgs couldn't help himself, and he's served up a G/W list to go with his Prerelease observations! How many dice do you need for SCG Columbus?
Sheldon Menery thought Aether Revolt didn't offer much for his Commander decks. Emphasis on "thought." Let his changes inspire your own 100-card explorations! He's got a little something for every EDH archetype in the business!
Every beautiful beginning has a somber end. Our week-long Mini-Masters VS: Aether Revolt edition comes to its thrilling conclusion! Will Ross Merriam or Jeremy Noell claim the final game? What on Earth will they open?!
Have you selected your SCG Columbus deck yet? How hard is it to conquer week-one formats? Emma Handy talks about the strange process of outdoing a metagame you can't even see!
Aether Revolt is practically in our hands already, and Ryan Saxe is here to help you get your bearings on the Draft format of the moment! How've you enjoyed it so far?
Chris Lansdell had a blast at the Aether Revolt Prerelease! He's taking the crazy cards he saw and looking into what he can brew up for Standard! What's the craziest combo you'll see at SCG Columbus?
Three down, two to go! Who'll win this penultimate Mini-Masters Aether Revolt clash, Ross Merriam or Jeremy Noell?
Golgari Grave-Troll has said goodbye, but Shaun McLaren isn't ready to give up on Dredge! Watch him work with Golgari Thug on Magic Online!
Let the Mini-Master clashes continue! Ross Merriam and Jeremy Noell continue their week-long Aether Revolt duel!
Todd Stevens's new set countdowns are becoming a tradition! Always good for a debate, Todd ranks the cards you're most likely to see make an SCG Columbus impact!
Tezzeret the Schemer has been underappreciated since Felidar Guardian was revealed, and for Ross Merriam and this reader-submitted Standard control deck, that just won't do!
That's right: it's Commander VS! Our 100-card quartet returns for Season Six with a bulk-rare showdown. Who'll draw first blood, and who'll take the early lead?
New tournament rules and SeibenLore catches us up on Aether Revolt. This is Split Second!
Thirsty for more Mini-Masters VS with Magic's newest set? Who will take Round 2 in this clash of VS Series Superstars?