Mark Nestico is doing a lot of sacrificing in his new Standard testing! See the latest version of his value-oriented Smothering Abomination build before you assemble your new Standard gauntlet!
A lot of the time, a new set will come out and players can simply port and update existing decks. Mark Nestico explains why that isn't the case for Battle for Zendikar. If you try to do the same old same old in new Standard, you're in trouble!
This isn't the deck analysis we need, but it's the one we deserve. The hilarious Mark Nestico takes a moment to skewer Standard's most successfully sluggish #SCGWOR contender!
With Standard having come around full-circle, it should come as no surprise that Mark Nestico wants to circle back to one of his old favorites too - if this format really is all about Hangarback Walkers, shouldn't Kolaghan's Commands (and thus Mardu) be king?
Mark Nestico is a big fan of playing decks that are just on another level when presented with the opportunity, and today he explores his top choice for the Season Three Invitational as the basic strengths of the U/R Sphinx's Tutelage deck expands wonderfully into an aggro Jeskai shell.
Standard keeps shifting on us, and this week's win for Abzan Aggro when the deck was believed dead just goes to show how dynamic the format really is right now. But there is one specific card that seems to be at the center right now...
Life's lessons can be hard to learn, and everything is easier with a teacher to show you the way. Today, Big Papa Mark Nestico shares his advice for all the new players out there or anyone just returning to the game, anyone a bit out of their depth who could use a lifeline or two.
With just Day One of #PTOrigins in the books, it was clear that red decks were doing something right that weekend - so Mark Nestico took his friendly neighborhood Chandra aficionado's advice and ran Mono-Red Aggro for #SCGRegionals. This is his story.
The second week of Magic Origins Standard has seen some huge metagame developments, and Mark Nestico tries to get ahead of the shifts in time for #SCGRegionals this weekend by picking just the right deck.
Now that the PPTQ system is well-established and has fully replaced the former PTQ system, Mark Nestico asks a provocative question: is this helping or hurting the achievement of the PPTQ system's stated goals?
There is nothing quite like the first week of a new Standard format, and Mark Nestico is super excited for #SCGCHI this weekend. He explores both extremes of the format, mono-red and U/W, in search of the perfect Week One deck.
Mark has been working on Magic Origins Standard all weekend since the complete spoiler broke, and wants to share just a few of his first builds as he showcases just how deep this set is turning out to be.