Powerful combo decks utilizing two different combos that attack from separate angles will always give GerryT that warm fuzzy feeling, but it's especially potent when the thing joining them is a tutor that otherwise optimizes the first combo anyway.
While we're used to seeing Counterbalance only in the U/W Miracles deck, there's no reason it can't be used in other shells as well - as today's deck showcases quite neatly.
Doomsday is computationally the most difficult deck to play in all of Magic - there are just too many permutations and computations and you rarely Doomsday exactly the same way twice. So when a pilot achieves a good result with it, you should pay attention...
Abzan Aggro was top dog at the last major event, but Standard has proven to be very dynamic and we can't be sure there is more metagame shifting yet to come. As the current best deck, what can we do to prepare for those changes and still thrive?
Legacy is always an interesting place to brew, so when GerryT saw this Eureka deck he knew it was up to something interesting and he just had to explore...
Magic Origins has greatly shifted around Standard and it's even having a strong impact on Modern as well - but does it carry any weight in Legacy as well? Gerry examines Jace, Vryn's Prodigy to potentially play for the Legacy portion of the Season Three Invitational too!
With the Season Three Invitational right around the corner, GerryT takes a look at one of the more unusual options in front of him as he explores Jace, Vryn's Prodigy in a Sultai Whip shell!
Looking for something new to spice up your Standard experience? Look no further than the B/G Graveyard deck, which we haven't seen in a while - and may be the next new and interesting take on some of our old favorite cards!
There is some wondering if next week's trip through the metagame cycle will finally be control's time to shine, and today's deck is looking to jump ahead and answer that question with a pile of Planeswalkers!
Heroic has been a powerful option that not a lot of people reach for in the current Standard format, but a new spin on the deck to speed it up and make it more aggressive might be just what the deck was missing as every other deck in the format has gone through its convoluted changes.
While it's hard to be sure, it looks like Standard may start cycling back through the previous iterations of its metagame rather than continuing to break out in new directions... so GerryT shares his look at the format's top decks to prepare for your next event!
Abzan Aggro is Standard's latest top dog, but can you push it a little bit further? Does its volume go to eleven? Dromoka's Command is already one of the best cards in Standard, but it's even better when it profitably clears your pact with a Demon!
With Martin Juza's G/R Dragons deck being the only non-white deck in the Grand Prix London Top Eight, GerryT updates it and puts it through its paces as he tries to figure out what's next for the Standard format.
Another week of Magic Origin Standard, another week of huge metagame swings and an entirely different archetype taking home the trophy at Grand Prix London. Abzan Aggro dominated that event, fully updated to take down everything Standard could throw at it.
There's nothing quite like rediscovering an archetype you hadn't realized was missing, but today's deck asks "Is Abzan really better than Jund?" We're so used to playing Abzan it's like we've forgotten there's another option - definitely check it out!
The bigger the monster in your aggro decks, the better your aggro deck will be, right? Check out this new take on Abzan Aggro that uses huge Delve monsters to get big things into the Red Zone early!
GerryT is not one to look down his nose at a Grand Prix Top Sixteen finish, and he really likes his build of G/R Devotion for Grand Prix San Diego this past weekend and would run it back with just one card change. Check it out in time for #GPLondon this weekend!
Kibler's G/W deck dominated the metagame at Grand Prix San Diego... but the G/W deck tearing it up online is actually a Tribal Warriors build that you have to see to believe.
Yesterday's Daily Digest looked at the winner of Grand Prix San Diego - but the runner-up made just as strong a run with another unexpected archetype, and today GerryT showcases that different build of Abzan Constellation for its power and consistency.
With Abzan Constellation doing so well at Grand Prix San Diego, GerryT takes an look at one of his more intriguing builds of the Constellation deck to see if it's worth playing right now.