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!
Brennan DeCandio's misgivings about Modern touched a nerve with Ari Lax! Today he builds his case for Modern deckbuilding "the right way" with a few simple words of advice that we can all learn from!
Sometimes a Magic Online session goes wrong, as Ari Lax found out when he tried Ad Nauseam with Opt in Modern ahead of SCG Cincinnati! Oh well. At least he got an easy win against Goat Tribal! Wait...Ari...you DID win against the Goat deck, right...?
It's time to run some numbers! We've posed five tough questions about SCG Cincinnati and the Modern format to Ari Lax and Todd Anderson. Read their responses and vote for yourself: what are you putting your money down on?
With the calendar serving up seemingly nonstop Modern events for a while, Ari Lax is getting back into the groove! Get his survey of the Modern metagame, but be warned: he's hardly unbiased...
While Ixalan previews were going around, competitive Magic players threw a Dinosaur- and Pirate-themed party. But morning has come, and Ari Lax draws lessons from how the hype met reality for next time! What's missing to make these cards good enough?
The Abzan Tokens strategy isn't just for Sam Black anymore! Ari Lax takes a successful Magic Online list into the grinder ahead of the SCG Charlotte Standard Classic! Spoiler alert: This deck is pretty awesome!
Ari Lax saw the signs of SCG Dallas's dominant decks in Magic Online results last week! Get his insights into the cards that mattered and where the metagame goes from here!
What, exactly, does the planeswalker rule change coming with Ixalan mean for Modern? Ari Lax has the first possible answer: Gideons for days! Watch him put it into action on Magic Online!
Ixalan becomes Standard-legal on Friday, and Saturday is SCG Dallas! Don't miss Ari Lax's intriguing explorations of Mono-Blue Winds, U/B Pirates, and Temur Pummeler!
You've just landed on Ixalan, and you're in luck! There are singles in your area. But who's worth your time? As Ari Lax and Cedric Phillips size up notable cards, you'll learn which to ditch and which to take on your date with destiny at SCG Dallas!
Pitching cards, pitching fits: that's just how Ari Lax likes his opponents when he's playing 8-Rack! Watch him in action on Magic Online ahead of the SCG Dallas Modern Classic!
Not Ari! He says the set's impact on Standard is based on cards rather than themes like Merfolk or Pirates, and he's building the SCG Dallas decks to prove it!
Pack Rat has popped up in a handful of Modern lists as a partner-in-crime of Blood Moon! Ari Lax puts the deck to the test to see if it's a real contender for SCG Louisville!
Ari Lax is hoping for a new, less broken era of Standard with Ixalan's arrival! Get the Pro Tour champion's insight into the new set's emerging trends and what he hopes to see in the final week of previews!
Ari Lax shows Legacy some love in his latest video series! Watch him pilot an intriguing Maverick list featuring Hour of Devastation's Ramunap Excavator on Magic Online!