It's a spicy Modern matchup! Todd Anderson wants to dominate the tempo with Temur Delver, but Brad Nelson has tricks up his sleeves, threatening to go big with Knight of the Reliquary and the Coralhelm Combo! Who will win this intriguing clash?
Somehow, the Saheeli Rai / Felidar Guardian combo is still Standard-legal, so Brad Nelson has your latest build and sideboarding guide for the Four-Color version of the deck! He also shares his bond with his GP New Jersey-winning brother Corey Baumeister and the lessons he's learned from Corey's climb.
Get ready for some cluttered battlefields! Ross Merriam has the power of Modern Elves on his side, while Brad Nelson has chosen the hard-hitting Revolt Zoo. Who will win this all-in small-creature battle?
It's Eldrazi two ways in Modern! Todd Anderson has chosen Bant Eldrazi, while Brad Nelson wants to go big with Eldrazi Tron! It's a Reality Smashing, Thought-Knotting matchup that no SCG Dallas competitor should miss!
Felidar Guardian never should've been printed as-is. But should it be banned in Standard? Brad Nelson examines why certain decks have become oppressive in Standards past, the fraught implications of a possible ban, and whether another villain is lurking behind the scenes!
Someone's about to feel blue! Ross Merriam wants to fly away with the win on the back of Delver of Secrets, while Brad Nelson has chosen Merfolk to make his opponent sleep with the fishes. Watch this masterclass in Modern tempo ahead of SCG Dallas!
Today's decks share the same two colors, but this is no mirror match! Todd Anderson has brought B/G Delirium, banking on the power of Grim Flayer, while Brad Nelson is on B/G Energy to fuel Aethersphere Harvester! Who'll win this Standard clash ahead of the Classic at SCG Dallas?
Grand Prix New Jersey is all about players from the world over demonstrating their absolute mastery of Standard! So whose advice are you taking? We recommend Brad Nelson, as he seems to know a thing or two about beating up on this format!
It's Modern mayhem as Stinkweed Imp squares off with Scavenging Ooze! Ross Merriam hasn't given up on Dredge despite the banning of Golgari Grave-Troll. Can Brad Nelson stop him with the power of Abzan Company? SCG Dallas is less than two weeks away!
Brad Nelson believes in this deck. His results are high, even while other players he trusts are struggling! So what's he to do? Easy: He'll teach everyone how to play it as well as he does! Good luck at the SCG Indianapolis Classic everyone!
It's a battle of eccentric Modern decks! Well, Ross Merriam's Naya Landfall choice is "eccentric." Brad Nelson's build of Death's Shadow, on the other hand? After SCG Baltimore and GP Vancouver, it's less "eccentric" and more "the deck to beat for SCG Indianapolis." Make your predictions now...
Ross Merriam has the Pro Tour-winning Mardu Vehicles deck on his side of the table. Brad Nelson counters with all sorts of counters, including the +1/+1 variety from Winding Constrictor and lots of energy! Who will win this battle of Standard titans with SCG Baltimore just around the corner?
Brad Nelson doesn't have a full team yet for SCG Baltimore, but that's not stopping him from giving his take on its various formats! Get his insight on Standard and Legacy and learn exactly what he'd do for a Modern specialist to wander into his life!
They may share a namesake card and three colors, but these Legacy decks are still pretty far apart! Ross Merriam is packing Lightning Bolt for the Four-Color Delver experience, while Brad Nelson is going classic with Tombstalker in his Sultai Delver deck. Who will triumph in this potential SCG Baltimore clash?
Brad Nelson came within a round win of another Pro Tour Top 8! And he didn't need a bunch of Vehicles to do it! See the list he took to another excellent pro performance! And of course, the answer to the hot question: Just how good is Gonti?
These men live to debate! And there's plenty to quibble over this week as we waffle between the waiting jaws of Modern and the gassed up Standard that just won't slow down! Two veterans. Five topics. One winner. Decide at once!
In the follow-up to last week's excellent article on deck selection, Brad Nelson provides you with plenty of advanced and professional thinking about some of the things in your tournament game that desperately need more attention!
Brad has had it: Why don't we talk about deck selection more?! He studies this phenomenon in the first of an excellent two-part series here!
Todd Anderson takes Jeskai Saheeli into battle against Brad Nelson's pure U/R Control deck. Combo or no combo: who'll will this Standard clash with SCG Richmond implications?
Brad Nelson has four copies of Walking Ballista in his G/W Tokens deck. Ross Merriam has Toolcraft Exemplar as the power one-drop in his Vehicle-free build of Mardu Artifact Aggro. This can't possibly go well for Ross...can it?