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!
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!