Ari Lax disagrees with a lot of the Izzet Phoenix takes he saw last week, and disagrees hard! He shares his core insight to beating the Modern menace, and the decks and builds that follow from that insight.
Which Challenger Deck has the most valuable cards? Which has the shortest path to upgrading into a Tier 1 deck? And how can you use that knowledge for fun and profit? Chas Andres has the details, plus This Week's Trends!
Kevin Jones missed earning Gold Pro status at Grand Prix Tampa, but he's already looking toward a new Magical adventure! Check out the Standard decks he's considering for SCG Cincinnati!
Izzet Phoenix is hardly invincible. Yet GerryT keeps seeing players make the same mistakes against Modern's most-played deck. Fix these issues before SCG Cincinnati!
Let the speculation begin! With 36 new planeswalkers arriving in War of the Spark, how will Wizards of the Coast break its norms for the card type? Brad Nelson has a few ideas. Make that a lot of ideas...
Izzet Phoenix has raw numbers in Modern, but is it posting a winning record? What strategies beat it in practice in Philadelphia? Those questions answered, and many more, in this week's Mox Insights!
The Boss expects lots of Izzet Phoenix and Dredge in the Modern seat at SCG Cincinnati. Want to cut through that part of the field? He has five decks that can make it happen!
Is going all-out with Arclight Phoenix really the best approach in Legacy? Todd Anderson explores the merits of trading power for consistency ahead of SCG Cincinnati!
Arclight Phoenix is all over Modern and making inroads into Legacy. Will one of our four contributors make the bold move of recommending it in Standard as well? And who has revealed their team's decks several days in advance?
Sam Black locked up Gold status with a Top 8 at Grand Prix Tampa, and he did it with old-school Lantern Control! He shares the highs, the lows, and the idea behind Kaya, Orzhov Usurper ahead of SCG Cincinnati!
How will Wizards of the Coast reshape Modern through Modern Horizons while keeping the format's feel intact? "The Innovator" uses this lens to examine possible reprints and new cards!
"A lot of people brought decks that they thought were favored against Izzet Phoenix, and most or all of them were wrong." Ross Merriam has your last warning before SCG Cincinnati: your Izzet Phoenix matchup isn't as solid as you think!
Bryan Gottlieb resurrects the ancient "Fuzzy Deckbuilding" technique for a new Modern metagame and finds links within the metagame to rebuild Azorius Control from the ground up!
With SCG Cincinnati in the books, it's time to look back at the decks Ross Merriam and Todd Anderson thought would do well ... and how they fared against one another!
Last weekend, three major Modern tournaments saw three Izzet Phoenix decks make the finals! Ross Merriam and Todd Anderson replay those last clashes ahead of SCG Cincinnati!
The Esper Professor made the Top 8 at Grand Prix Tampa with Izzet Phoenix, but he's already heading back to control in Modern! Get his latest Jeskai list ahead of SCG Cincinnati!
Gerry and Bryan discuss the surprise dominant deck at the Hunter Burton Memorial Open and a different take on Arclight Phoenix, plus Duo Standard, best-of-one overall, and the million-dollar Mythic Invitational!
Reprints may have most of the Modern Horizons hype, but Emma Handy is more interested in the new cards! She's imagined a variety of cards in likely categories. See what you think!
If you try to play Limited like it's Constructed, you'll throw away games! Ryan Saxe highlights three key mistakes he sees frequently and tells how to avoid them!
You've met the Commander Advisory Group in Sheldon Menery's past articles. Let him introduce you to its charter, which lays out how CAG members will communicate with the Rules Committee and the public!
Legacy may be slow to change most of the time, but the past month has been a big exception! Abraham Stein breaks down how Delver decks have adapted in recent weeks, plus the tech you must watch out for at SCG Cincinnati!
Commander VS would be nothing without the fans! Parnell, Noel, Suarez, and Green have taken requests. Now they're about to take names!
Not playing Izzet Phoenix in Modern at SCG Cincinnati? Ben Friedman makes the case for Grixis Death's Shadow, including his latest list and counter-intuitive tricks to flip the matchup!
Learning when to break the "rules of thumb" is a key step in leveling up your Magic game! Ryan Saxe shares four useful Limited heuristics ... and twelve times you should go the other way!
Drafting against the bots on Magic Arena has substantial differences from drafting in a pod. The Lords of Limited share how to beat the bots!
Ross Merriam and Todd Anderson continue their testing with the London Mulligan in Modern! From Amulet Titan and Burn to Golgari Midrange and Azorius Control, expect plenty of surprises!
Whichever seat you're taking in Team Constructed at SCG Cincinnati, Dylan Hand has a trio of suggestions for you! Let the SCG Tour grinder guide the way!
Bennie took stock of his Commander decks recently and found he had four monocolored builds. Not one to leave a cycle uncompleted, he made a Thada Adel, Acquisitor deck to play and share with you!
How will the London Mulligan shape the next Mythic Championship? Todd Anderson and Ross Merriam try out a half-dozen Modern decks under the experimental rule!