Brad Nelson is narrowing his metagame preparation for Standard! Today he shares his five essential decks for mastery of the format as he prepares for the upcoming Mythic Championship!
Magic Pro League member Brad Nelson is excited, hopeful, and, yes, a little bit worried about the competitive future on Magic Arena. Just remember: he wouldn't worry if he didn't care!
Which Standard deck will come out on top in Cowtown? Brad Nelson has the decks he can't recommend, the decks he can't fault you for, and the decks he can see taking it all!
Brad's off the rails. He's all about calling this deck something silly, he's got a complete sideboard guide for SCG Baltimore, and worst of all, he's hyped up about the deck that may have established itself as best in the very first week! Oh, Brad...
Don't stop working on Standard! Brad Nelson has stopped by early this week in the middle of one of his great life adventures just to tell you the most important additions to your SCG Indy gauntlet! Make haste!
Brad Nelson got early access to Ravnica Allegiance on Magic Arena! While he was streaming, he was dreaming about the best ways to use the cards he encountered, and he's sharing the results with you!
Card text is only part of the equation; there's also thinking about play patterns! That's why Brad's original uninteresting look at Angel of Grace has been replaced by a fear this card will win games out of nowhere! Get his take here!
Brad has had many successful years of pro Magic, so why was he about to give it all up? And why didn't he? He's got previews to discuss, but he can't do that without telling you the truth about his role in Magic and where it's going now!
Arena isn't just changing the way we play; it's changing the way WotC designs! Today, Brad gives his breakdown of a brand new pushed preview from Ravnica Allegiance and what it could mean for how we play Magic going forward!
Brad enlisted the help of two SCG Tour Jeskai experts, and after a few excellent finishes with this supposedly "bad" archetype, Brad now finds himself as the unlikely face of the strategy! Here's everything he's learned, sideboarding included!
One of the most resilient strategies in Magic has been there since day one of new Standard! Brad Nelson came within a match of another SCG Invitational top 8, and he did it by knowing this excellent archetype inside and out! Here's how it's done!
With SCG CON looming just over the horizon, Brad is giving all the Standard hopefuls some excellent stuff this week! The Standard guru picks his five favorites going into the big weekend, great reasoning included!
We've got a great debate blooming between Ari Lax and Brad Nelson! Today, Brad is breaking down Standard Jeskai to help you understand what your role in matchups should be and why!
Bard Narson is back as we know it! Golgari is just Jund without the burn, and Brad is all about it! But this isn't a dominant archetype that can run roughshod over the SCG Vegas metagame! Brad gives the best advice to keep you in the win column!
Brad Nelson played more matches with Boros Angels in Grand Prix New Jersey than he did before the event! What made him commit so late, and how can Boros Angels evolve for the future?
To accelerate or not to accelerate? Brad Nelson thinks this is the big split among Standard Golgari decks, and he's prepared two lists to guide the way!
How do you solve a problem like Golgari? Brad has seen a lot of decks of its style over the years, and they traditionally have a few weaknesses. So where to begin for SCG Dallas's Standard Classic?
Brad has some great resources in his pocket for navigating these wild Golgari brews no one has gotten perfect yet! Has Brad done it? Golgari mages: Are we there?
The first Guilds of Ravnica Standard results revealed the new metagame! Get Brad Nelson's takes on Mono-Red Aggro, Selesnya Tokens, Golgari Midrange, and more!
Brad has been going with the conventional wisdom that SCG Columbus will be a great place for week one red decks! But how should he build it? He's tested a lot of options, and this is everything he has so far! Good luck!