Pure control isn't dead! Ross Merriam highlights a successful Modern list of U/B Control ahead of the Classic at SCG Atlanta and returns to the scene of its triumph: Magic Online!
The Grand Prix Richmond main event is just one part of the Magic to be played! Cedric Phillips covers side events from the Pro Tour Qualifier to Commander pods in today's Countdown.
Splinter Twin decks are dead in Modern, but the dream lives on! Ross Merriam highlights a Temur version with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker that went 5-0 in a competitive League ahead of SCG Atlanta's Modern Classic!
Ross Merriam wasn't the only writer intrigued by qbturtle15's B/W Smallpox deck! Shaun McLaren takes this potential SCG Atlanta Modern Classic list for a three-round test drive on Magic Online!
Between one-mana cycling creatures and As Foretold, Living End got some great potential upgrades with Amonkhet! Ari Lax rebuilds the Modern archetype from the manabase up for SCG Atlanta's Modern Classic and follows with advice for getting the most out of your lands in Limited ahead of GP Richmond!
Gerry Thompson put up one of the first big tournament finishes with Jund Death's Shadow in Modern! Watch him revisit the deck on Magic Online ahead of the SCG Atlanta Modern Classic!
When Kaladesh was revealed as an artifact block, thoughts turned to Affinity in Modern. Ross Merriam highlights an Invitational Qualifier Top 8 list using a full ten cards from Kaladesh block and plays it on Magic Online ahead of SCG Atlanta's Modern Classic!
Of the three most commonly played Constructed formats, only Legacy saw a change to its banned list! What does Jim Davis think about facing Felidar Guardian and Saheeli Rai at SCG Atlanta? Should Death's Shadow have stuck around? And did Sensei's Divining Top deserve its fate? Get Jim's take and vote in his polls!
In a Modern format where players can fall to rampaging Dragons or epic sequences of sorcery, "death by Faeries" is a particularly cruel end...one that Ari Lax is inflicting on Magic Online ahead of SCG Atlanta's Classic!
Ross Merriam has a Magical crush on Smallpox in Modern, so when this deck went 5-0 in a Competitive Modern League, he couldn't help himself. Warning for SCG Atlanta attendees: may contain Gideon, Ally of Zendikar.
There is just nothing like a really sweet aggro deck, is there? Ross Merriam plays a round with a Modern deck that harkens back to one of Magic's successful lists of yesteryear!
Shaun McLaren has a warning for you: play this deck in an event like SCG Atlanta's Modern Classic at your own risk...and have a whole lot of fun while you're doing it! When Eldritch Evolution meets Allosaurus Rider, you know you're in for a wacky time!
Chris is always excited to have a new set to work with! Amonkhet is delivering plenty of brews for him to think way outside the box! How many of these archetypes had you thought of for SCG Atlanta's big Standard breakout?
Watch Gerry Thompson reanimate legendary creatures repeatedly when he takes Esper Goryo's Vengeance to the Modern queues of Magic Online ahead of SCG Atlanta!
At this point everyone has their Amonkhet favorites, but few are able to give them their proper and hilarious due like Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax! See how your picks did in these very prestigious Magic card honors!
Porting Standard decks to Modern is a longtime Magic guilty pleasure. This time, though, it just might work! Ross Merriam tries a Modern-legal Four-Color Saheeli deck ahead of SCG Atlanta's Modern Classic! What's the best way to port this archetype?
The Boss doesn't like decks that can make Top 32 and Top 16; he wants to win the trophy or pump the gas for the trip home. Mono-White Humans is one of the archetypes he's used to reduce the space on his mantle, and he's pretty sure Amonkhet is going to put that strategy back in the hunt!
Mashup decks have a long tradition in Magic. Ross Merriam highlights a successful Competitive Modern League deck combining Through the Breach and Amulet Combo with a side of Root Maze!
U/W Control was a winning Team Modern archetype at GP San Antonio! Watch Ari Lax use the deck to put his Magic Online opponents on lockdown!
Emma Handy sees plenty of possibilities with As Foretold in Modern! How will that card -- and another Amonkhet standout -- transform the way Living End is built and played?