Ross Merriam knows a thing or two about Izzet Phoenix. He pioneered the deck, after all! Who better to bust four myths about the Modern menace ahead of SCG Philadelphia?
The biggest sticking point for Izzet Phoenix in Modern is deciding on the deck's last threat. Ross Merriam thinks it comes down to Pteramander and Snapcaster Mage, and he shares the pros and cons of each ahead of SCG Regionals!
With Mythic Championship Cleveland in the books, Ross Merriam looks back at the predictions he made. Where was he spot-on? Where did he have a crucial swing and a miss? And how should you approach the rest of this Standard format?
Hello, Cleveland! Ross Merriam qualified for the first-ever Mythic Championship months ago. See how he assesses the metagame ahead of the big event!
Ross Merriam pioneered Izzet Phoenix, but his firebird fledgling has left the nest and is trying on new colors! Today Ross explores whether splashing white, black, or green makes sense in this Modern metagame!
When the rest of the field wants to play big, slow decks, the conditions are perfect for aggro to take the crown! Ross Merriam examines three Standard decks that could put a speedy end to SCG Dallas!
Okay, it's a real creature. In fact, it may be the most high impact creature in the format for now, but that's only until everyone checks this out! Ross has the answers to Jellyfish stings, SCG Baltimore, and everything in between right here!
Ross has done a ton of testing with Todd Anderson, some of it right here on VS Live! As a result, a lot of cards that he ignored at first blush are turning out pretty well! Any of these cards could be the difference in winning and losing SCG Indy!
Orzhov is gaining more and more ground in pre-Ravnica Allegiance discussions as the go-to guild, and this study from Ross is exactly why! Gather your powerful low drops and sneak in under the metagame with these decks!
Ross Merriam knows a bit about what a Domri can do to a battlefield! He's putting together the kind of ramp archetype that is overdue for a Standard showing! Please, please let this strategy be real!
Ross Merriam reviews December's Modern developments before updating his signature Izzet Phoenix deck in light of the latest metagame shifts. Be ready for his list at SCG Columbus!