What costs have to be paid to accomplish your goals? What do you have to give up along the way? What do you feed your Nantuko Husk for fun and profit? Ari answers all of these questions and more as he prepares for the World Championships this weekend.
With #SCGCHAR bringing Modern back to the forefront of the Open Series this weekend, Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax explores the shifting Modern metagame with a sweet Naya beatdown deck.
Trying to figure out if you are still progressing or if you have hit a personal plateau can be hard, especially if you are still achieving successes in the meantime. With that in mind, Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax looks at his recent events to see where he's at.
Grixis may just be the best aggro, combo, and control deck in the Modern format - and to explore that theory, Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax picks up Grixis Delver to administer the beatdown and see what happens.
While Ari will not be able to make it to all of the unusual events we're seeing throughout the month of August, he has some words of advice for anyone playing Team Sealed, Legacy, or Vintage in coming weeks.
Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax felt like he and his team had made a huge mistake after round one of #PTOrigins, but it turns out G/R Devotion is just a powerhouse. Ari updates the sideboard to suit the metagame and takes it out for another spin!
While the story of #PTOrigins may feature the breakout decks of Mono-Red Aggro and U/R Thopters, Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax had very strong results just running good old G/R Devotion... and he looks back at his past year of Pro Tour and Grand Prix decisions as well.
With Magic Origins now on MTGO, Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax begins his Limited preparation for Pro Tour Magic Origins in today's draft walkthrough videos!
Standard is a format about exchanging resources or gaining edges, and Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax takes a granular look at how you can actually do that right now across different archetypes in order to succeed.
After scouring decklist databases and Daily Event statistics, Ari gives a Bant Collected Company deck a try to see how well it stacks up against the field after hearing a claim that it has the highest win percentage among all of the tracked archetypes.
Watching at home to get a full view of what happened at #SCGCHI through the coverage and results, Ari takes a round-by-round look as the Week One Magic Origins Standard metagame develops.
With many things on his mind, Ari's column today is a grab bag of issues, analysis, and his expectations as Magic Origins enters Standard and Modern evolves between now and the World Championships in August.
After making fun of it for a very long time, Ari has seen just enough success for the Modern Merfolk archetype to pique his curiosity. He takes the deck out for a spin in order to figure out whether or not it's improved and form a new opinion.
Want to crush your Magic Origins Prerelease this weekend? Check inside for part two of Ari sharing everything you could possibly need to know about the set just in time to win no matter what you open.
Want to crush your Magic Origins Prerelease this weekend? Ari is here to share everything you could possibly need to know about the set; check this out today and then come back for part two tomorrow!
Kiki-Jiki has been largely absent in Modern since the banning of Birthing Pod, but Collected Company may help revitalize that archetype in much the same way as it brought back the Melira-Pod deck now in Podless form.
Ari Lax loves Storm something fierce, and Magic Origins has quite a present waiting inside for him. He also analyzes the rest of the set too with a critical eye - what will win him his second Pro Tour trophy?
Nourishing Shoal has recently made the Griselbrand/Goryo's Vengeance archetype in Modern far more interesting, and in today's video Ari puts Jacob Wilson's 11th-place decklist from Grand Prix Copenhagen through its paces to prepare you for the $5,000 Modern Premier IQ at #SCGBALT.
Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax discusses the recent successes of an aggressive, recursive build of G/R Dragons, joined by two guests who have had recently had strong finishes with the deck: Steve Rubin and Eric Rill!
Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax takes G/R Devotion out for an intensive test session to prepare for Grand Prix Providence this weekend!