Sometimes Modern is a joyful wonderland of archetype variety. Then you face one of these decks and all the fun skedaddles to the North Pole. Shaun McLaren shares his picks for the eight most frustrating archetypes in the format. Will you face them at the SCG Season Two Invitational...or choose one for your own use?
At the previous Invitational, Brian Coval took aim at two narrow metagames in Standard and Modern and hit his mark in both. Ross Merriam shows the steps needed to replicate his success at the SCG Season Two Invitational!
Peter Ingram freely admits he could've played better at Grand Prix Atlanta! And part of that has to do with his strategy walking into the event. Why is he considering ditching Temur Energy for his next big Standard event? Should you do the same at SCG Baltimore?
Brad has the latest pointers for the Temur Energy mirror if you need them, but that's not what this week is about. See, Brad's a Standard specialist being tasked with learning Modern in only a week for SCG Baltimore! How the hell does somebody do that? Well, you're about to find out.
Collins Mullen has turned his bold deck choice of Modern Humans into a Regionals win to go with his SCG Tour trophy! When he talks about how tournament players convince themselves to play the popular deck instead of the best one, it's on you to listen!
The marvelous multitudes of Modern decks made themselves known in Regionals Top 8s across the USA! Todd Stevens takes a deep dive into the results and what they portend for the format's future!
Seth Manfield won Pro Tour Ixalan, but he's far from the only winner! Jadine Klomparens looks at the field, the results, and how it all will shake out for Grand Prix Atlanta! When Jadine's writing about Magic, everybody wins!
Brennan DeCandio isn't at the Pro Tour this time, but he's still itching for Standard action! Get his thoughts on the decks he hopes will flourish in Albuquerque!
If Shaheen Soorani's Pro Tour ride ends here, he's going out in style! Check out the two control decks he considered bringing to Pro Tour Ixalan and cheer him on!
Only the decklist-keepers at Pro Tour Ixalan know what the metagame will look like at first, but guessing at it is crucial for participants! Brad Nelson reveals his perceived levels for the event and predictions!
However many people think Standard has a three-deck (or fewer!) metagame, Gerry Thompson is preparing for many, many more. Check out his extended gauntlet ahead of Pro Tour Ixalan!
Ari Lax's Modern Matchup Guide was an immensely popular article, but with SCG Regionals on the horizon, it's due for a facelift! Learn which matchups have changed and how thanks to printings from Vizier of Remedies to Unclaimed Territory!
Brennan DeCandio's misgivings about Modern touched a nerve with Ari Lax! Today he builds his case for Modern deckbuilding "the right way" with a few simple words of advice that we can all learn from!
As a former Development-side member of Magic R&D, Peter Ingram has insights into the Modern Banned List few people can match. Today he offers his takes...wait, he thinks Chrome Mox is safe to unban? Why? How?!
With eight distinct archetypes in the Modern Open Top 8 at SCG Cincinnati, Patrick Chapin thinks the format is amazing. Also amazing? That winning Humans deck. Collins Mullen just might be Magic's next breakout star!
*Record scratch* It seems Brennan DeCandio doesn't share Shaun McLaren's opinion about Modern being the best it's ever been! In fact, he's here with a special plea to Wizards of the Coast: don't ruin Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan!
Merfolk and Humans decks made big gains in Modern with the arrival of Ixalan! Jim Davis breaks down the key cards and interactions ahead of SCG Cincinnati!
Shaun McLaren thinks Modern's in a pretty good place! He didn't think Wizards of the Coast would ban anything, and he was right. But could Modern be even better?
SCG Charlotte showcased a wildly diverse Modern metagame! Patrick Chapin takes a deep dive into the results, showcasing his favorite tech and the possibilities for SCG Cincinnati!
Sam Black saw U/B Control emerge as a challenger to Ramunap Red and Temur Energy at the World Championship! But he doesn't think Standard is just a three-deck metagame. Today he outlines ways to take down The Scarab God and friends!