We now have enough data to make some pretty definitive statements on the Modern format. #SCGBALT's Modern Classic next weekend promises to be a huge event for the format, and Patrick Chapin is ready to get you prepped for the occasion with this breakdown of the power level of each archetype! Is any deck too good? What's the solution?
Brad Nelson almost hoisted another trophy last weekend! Well...sort of. Check out how close he came to yet another big Magic achievement by way of a decklist he adores! Will this archetype (and this card) find a way to dominate the #SCGBALT Standard Classic next weekend?
Shota Yasooka's Pro Tour-winning control list didn't last long. Players everywhere heralded the return of reactive Magic to Standard, but where has it been since? Todd Anderson knows what he wants out of a control build, and he's updating the strategy and then some in his latest!
Shaun McLaren has a Pro Tour trophy. He has two Pro Tour finals appearances. He knows his stuff! And he's sharing that stuff with you as we move toward the #SCGBALT Standard Classic next weekend! What is your favorite quirk of this bizarre and wonderful Standard season?
If you want Sam to focus on one thing this week, you're in for disappointment! Sam has important things to say about Kaladesh Standard, an important Modern format ban, and what players are messing up when it comes to Kaladesh Draft!
It's a no-green scene for this Kaladesh Standard battle! Will Ross Merriam prevail with the Pro Tour Top 8 version of W/U Flash, or will Brad Nelson's B/R Zombies wind up gnawing on Mr. Merriam's ample brain? Get insight on this crucial matchup ahead of the #SCGBALT Standard Classic!
A bad metagame call one week can become brilliant the next! Mike Sigrist was down on his choice of B/G Delirium for the Pro Tour, but as last week's Grand Prix results proved, it still has a place in the metagame! Get his take on how to build the deck and sideboard effectively for #SCGBALT and beyond!
W/U Flash put up the strongest results at Pro Tour Kaladesh and dominated the Top 8 at Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur. But what if you don't want to play what's arguably the best deck in Standard? Michael Majors has his brewing cap on and he's ready to share several potentially metagame-busting creations! Will one win you the #SCGBALT Standard Classic?
If you're not playing the tip-top deck of the format, Standard is looking downright Dickensian these days. Ross Merriam has your guide to W/U Flash and what any deck that wants to dethrone it must accomplish! The #SCGBALT Standard Classic is two weeks away. Start preparing now!
It's a Kaladesh Standard clash! The W/R Tokens deck in the hands of Tom "The Boss" Ross has put up a Pro Tour Top 8 appearance, while Todd Anderson's archetype, B/G Delirium, bagged a win at Grand Prix Providence. Who'll take this five-game showdown ahead of the #SCGBALT Standard Classic?
The decks we thought were going to dominate this format? They're nowhere. The next wave that came up behind them? Also vanishing. We need a Pro Tour Hall of Famer to provide the best and freshest worldwide Magic data! Is the format's next evolution in the numbers here?
Pro Tour Champ Ari Lax spent his weekend with a deep run at the latest Standard battleground! The format is starting to shrink down to just a few decks at the top...or is it? Ari provides what he believes to be the force secretly driving the format and what it means about its future!
When a big change like this comes to Magic, most experts think of something. Chas Andres, however, thinks of everything! Join Chas as he tells you the good, the bad, and the unforeseen when it comes to WotC's rotation schedule return!
Ross Merriam, as usual, is in Draft trouble. Have you played Kaladesh Limited? Do you have your pick orders down? Join in and help Ross out!
Emma Handy spent part of her SCG Tour on camera recently! If you want to know what it's like to be a part of the feature match area, here you go! What plays would you have made in Emma's seat?
Players have been trying to break Metalwork Colossus since it hit the scene, but they haven't done anything like this! Matt Higgs brews up something special for the big machine here!
Commander 2016 previews are all over the place, and Sheldon Menery is stoked! Read about the absurd number of combos you can do with one of the much-hyped four-color leaders!
Magic has pushed characters as part of their new storytelling strategies, but not everything is perfect. JDB stops in to talk about what Jace and friends sacrifice by being who they are to the game!
A new four-color commander, partner combinations, and mana-fixing reprints. This is Split Second!
Grixis Control won the Pro Tour, so of course Sam Black had to take Shota Yasooka's Standard deck for a spin! Watch him Torrential Gearhulk his way through four rounds on Magic Online ahead of the #SCGBALT Standard Classic!
Ross Merriam is sickened by the greed exhibited by today's youngsters with their card choices! Clean up your manabases before you come to #SCGBALT next weekend! And then clean your room!
Last week, Todd Stevens dazzled us with the unusual prison deck he designed and cultivated on his Twitch stream! Now he's giving you the keys to the kingdom in this exclusive primer!
There's a lot you can do with this crazy artifact, and it is positively a brewer's dream come true! Chris Lansdell is that brewer, and he's got tricks for days!
Our Commander crew is getting spooky! Parnell, Green, Noell, and Suarez have brought their best 100-card decks to the table, but something bigger than any of them is lurking in the shadows...
Do 60-card decks have you down? A Kaladesh draft is the cure! Join Ari Lax on Magic Online as he tackles the fun and complex format!
Plenty of talented musicians end up one-hit wonders. Ross Merriam highlights a Standard deck from the acknowledged master of casting small white creatures and turning them sideways!
Chris VanMeter and his bountiful beard are surveying the many formats of tournament Magic! Get his latest takes on Standard, Modern, and even Legacy! He has his eye on a four-mana enchantment for #SCGBALT, and no, it's not Sneak Attack...
Worried about the next scary deck to appear in Standard? Mark Nestico says that approach is all wrong! Today he goes over the cards to watch out for, with a certain Vehicle at the top of the list!
Sometimes a deck just doesn't want to get out on the dancefloor. That's when you write to Dear Azami! This week, Sean McKeown turns a reader's quasi-combo wallflower of a deck into a smooth midrange marvel doing The Gitrog Monster Mash!