Vampires, Merfolk: both names of iconic decks of Constructed formats past. So why haven't these tribes or Ixalan newcomers Pirates and Dinosaurs made a splash in recent Standard? Ari Lax examines their circumstances and whether they have a chance at SCG Philadelphia.
It wasn't long ago that Ari Lax trounced Shaun McLaren in the finals of a Pro Tour. With that heartbreak in mind, McLaren aims to get his revenge in the best venue possible: in Taking a Swipe! All is fair in love and war! Which cards are you in love with?
It's been a while since someone gave a proper look at this evergreen archetype! With surprising stats, excellent (and practical) advice, and the compulsory sideboard guide, Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax is putting you in position to help your team win at SCG Dallas!
There's left, there's right, and there's super like. 2018 knows no other way! We've got two Pro Tour Champions (that we super like!) and we want to know how they feel about these high-profile Rivals of Ixalan cards!
Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax has tallied the results of the most prestigious awards show in Magic! Join the winners and losers in this very special installment of his column! You'll laugh. Patrick Sullivan will cry.
A lot of the time, explosive Modern decks can just win on the backs of their own power, but that isn't always the case! Join Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax for a look at how you can do some simple tricks at SCG Columbus to keep your wins coming!
With Magic approaching its 25th anniversary, much of the professional game has yet to be figured out. Ari Lax is on a quest to remake the way pros like him prepare, and today he shares his points of focus.
B/R Hollow One is Modern's hot new deck! Ari Lax tests it on Magic Online to see if it can bring players success at SCG Columbus!
Ari Lax made Day 2 of Grand Prix Oklahoma City, but he wasn't interested in going the distance. He was disappointed with his build of Grixis Death's Shadow. What has he learned? What would he do differently for SCG Columbus?
Ari Lax. Sam Black's Lantern Control deck. Unsuspecting Magic Online players. Go on. Click the link. You know you want to...
Modern seems like a wide-open format where anyone can play anything and win. Ari Lax puts the emphasis on "seems" as he reveals the treacherous landscape hidden between the swirling fog of unpredictable Modern results!
Bedlam Reveler might be the most fiendish puzzle Modern players have yet to crack! We don't even know what to call this deck, but we're willing to watch Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax take it on just as the Season Two Invitational gets underway!
Ari Lax isn't afraid to say it: Modern's best cantrips and discard spells are Modern's best cards, end of story! That doesn't mean you're unlocking their full potential, though. Take tutelage from a Pro Tour trophy-holder before the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Long before Humans decks took Modern by storm, there were Slivers! Watch Ari Lax pilot an updated version on Magic Online ahead of the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Chart a Course hasn't made much of a splash in Standard, but we're only now waking up to its true potential in Modern! Inspired by Gerry Thompson's article last week, Ari Lax takes on the challenge ahead of the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Brad Nelson and Ari Lax face off in the latest Fact or Fiction! Is Jeskai the best control deck in Modern? Is Temur Energy mandatory for the Standard seat at SCG Baltimore? And would Legacy be a better place without Deathrite Shaman?
SCG Baltimore features Standard, Modern, and Legacy action! If you're looking for the one deck to crush your Team Constructed seat, Ari Lax doesn't have it...but he does have well-positioned cards for the weekend that everyone is ignoring! Get the jump on the other squads!
Three players were disqualified at Pro Tour Ixalan, and while Ari Lax wasn't sad to see one of them go, the other two hold lessons for all tournament players! Get Ari Lax's "rules" for knowing the Magic Tournament Rules!
Over/Under returns! Ari Lax and Todd Anderson face down five numerical conundrums and make their call: Over or Under? They seem to be largely in agreement, but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll be correct. That's why you get to weigh in!
Ari Lax's Modern Matchup Guide was an immensely popular article, but with SCG Regionals on the horizon, it's due for a facelift! Learn which matchups have changed and how thanks to printings from Vizier of Remedies to Unclaimed Territory!