One online Modern event later and it looks like Ari Lax has himself a big PTQ win! Thanks to Emma Handy's words of wisdom on the most fiery and traditional archetype in the game, Ari has all he needs to teach you to burn it down!
Chas is doing his usual service of handing out free money to the Magic players that want it! The cost? Listening to his expert advice! Avoid bombing on the wrong pre-orders and enjoy making money on cards you thought were sunk!
Ondrej is one of the first and foremost fans of Bant Spirits! He picked the right strategy, as it suddenly finds itself as the best Modern deck of its kind! Read up on how to haunt your next top 8 right!
Whether you're enjoying the overdue Standard flourish, the ever-powerful Modern movements, or the freedom from Deathrite Legacy, there are tons of new ideas out there! See a few of Gerry's favorite and use them to take your builds to the next level!
The Phoenix decks are good, but they're still not there! The first player to figure out how to really take off with this archetype is going to win a major event! Owen wants to help make sure it's you!
Brad enlisted the help of two SCG Tour Jeskai experts, and after a few excellent finishes with this supposedly "bad" archetype, Brad now finds himself as the unlikely face of the strategy! Here's everything he's learned, sideboarding included!
After some big time hype, Boros has taken a bit of a support role in the Standard metagame. Maybe it just needs some good innovation to keep it up in contention! There are few as good at finding the right winning angle than Tom Ross, and he's at it again here!
Modern may be the first format where the most dominant decks are being held back by...player insecurity? You can be a great Magic player! Join Bryan for lessons in how to pick up these monster archetypes! It takes way less work than you think to get those free wins!
We're seeing it time and time again: two events in one weekend taking place far, far away from each other seeing very different results! Why does this happen? How do you know which metagame is the "right" one and which one you're going to battle?
One of the most resilient strategies in Magic has been there since day one of new Standard! Brad Nelson came within a match of another SCG Invitational top 8, and he did it by knowing this excellent archetype inside and out! Here's how it's done!
Standard decks don't last forever, but some of the lessons they teach us do! Jadine has gotten more than usual out of her signature Standard archetype this season! She's sharing so you can use the teachings without any of the work! Enjoy, Jadine fans!
Ross Merriam, ever a voice of a reason, isn't a huge fan of the momentum these cards are getting. Here he explains why WotC should be very careful about taking these off the hook! Tread lightly, Modern!
Throughout 2018, Modern shifted around! So much so that the rules of engagement for the format are now largely different than before! Are you suddenly not winning much Modern? Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax probably knows why!
It's been a long few days since the WotC announcement and now! We're overdue for some Chas Andres analysis! Get his reaction and reasoning behind his view on all the major Magic markets here!
GerryT's made some mighty big predictions! But even he isn't sure about his biggest question for the Invitational Weekend: will he even play? Read on to learn why he might not be in the field ... and the decks he has prepared, just in case!
Join a host of SCG writers for their sincere recommendations about two different formats at SCG CON! Modern and Standard are almost equally important for the weekend, so let's dive in with the experts!
Infect hasn't been around much lately, but it also has multiple SCG Invitational wins! There's literally no one on the planet better to ask about this than Tom Ross, so we did just that!
Todd has no secrets this weekend! He's going to be in the booth with Cedric, so that means you get all the info he won't use! See the Standard and Modern decks he'd have in his hands were he going for the trophy and the pay day!
Tech. The tradition of getting cute in the face of a known metagame to prove your ultimate worth. As Gottlieb points out, the SCG Invitational this weekend could be entirely defined by small, subtle amounts of new tech! Best of luck, innovators!
We spend way too much time focusing on metagaming in Modern the wrong way! Sam Black knows how to do it right, and he's sharing his favorite ideas for getting an edge on a number of decks at SCG CON this weekend!