Christmas is a few weeks past, but today's list is almost festive! It's red and green and even has Karplusan Forests, but those aren't ornaments on the tree...they're Eldrazi! Ross Merriam has the notes you need.
Sometimes we debate traps or bombs, but one thing that comes up all the time in Draft that we don't talk about often enough is the perfect number of a copy of a card! Not all cards need the same quantities! Ryan explains here!
Mr. Merriam has done the labor of scouring the hidden layer beneath the very tip top of the Pro Tour lists to bring you the rogue brews beneath! And holy cow is this a rogue brew! Talk about thinking outside the box!
Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan revealed what many pros think of the Draft format! Ryan Saxe explores the implications for your local events before offering two intriguing picks!
Pascal Vieren made the semifinals of Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan with a U/R Pyromancer deck! Ross Merriam takes a moment to appreciate its simple beauty and ask the question: is this the true home for the Snapcaster Mage / Lightning Bolt shell?
The Eldrazi are no strangers to Modern play, but this isn't Eldrazi Tron or Eldrazi and Taxes! No, today's deck thrives with the help of Distended Mindbender...and Heartless Summoning?!
With Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan drawing top players and qualifying hopefuls to Spain, Ryan Saxe turns his eye to the Limited rounds! Would the pros make the picks he makes? Would you?
Just days ago, Ross Merriam was sitting across the table from this masterpiece! Now he demands to take it for a test drive himself!
Ryan Saxe makes no bones about it: he thinks Red is the weakest color in Rivals of Ixalan Draft! But with the packs seemingly pushing him that way, can he bring himself to get Mountains at the basic land station?
Counters Company had its time in the Modern sun, but its aggro backup plan often fell flat. So what happens when you go all-in on the combo instead? Ross Merriam has the answer!
And here you thought death saved you from taxes! Modern is a strange place where Spirits (and Eldrazi!) can tax your mana better than you ever thought possible! SCG Philly is one day away!
Ryan Saxe has a few more tough picks for you to check out! Do you agree with his analysis? What cards would you take if you were in his shoes? The voting is open!
Death and Taxes lists are usually mono-white, but for one Magic Online player, that wasn't good enough! Ross Merriam highlights a Modern W/R version splashing for Lightning Bolt and Magus of the Moon ahead of SCG Philadelphia!
Ryan Saxe has found Rivals of Ixalan Draft to be unusually deep. Just how many players does he think it can support in a pod of eight? And how much does it affect his picks today?
When did Delver of Secrets become an underdog? Modern is a strange place these days, and Ross Merriam has all the reasons why! Are you on Delver for SCG Dallas? We bet it doesn't look like this!
Good news, everyone! The new Limited format isn't bad! Ixalan just needed a little help from its sister set, and it's getting it! Ryan Saxe opens a few packs and a lot of discussion!
Why does Eldritch Evolution just have to combo? Why don't you just use it as a value Green Sun's Zenith and kill people? Ross Merriam provides some beautiful simplicity! Shoutout to this IQ finalist for an excellent potential SCG Dallas deck!
Ryan Saxe is finding Rivals of Ixalan Draft a fairly fast format! But how much will that affect his pick orders when he's faced with tempting rares and an abundance of powerful Pirates?
Get a head start on Rivals of Ixalan Draft with Ryan Saxe's Drafting Digest! Early in a format, he often likes to take rares early to test them out. Will that hold true today?
Ryan Saxe is excited to get his hands on drafting packs at the Prerelease! Check out his early impressions of Magic's newest set and its Limited format here!