What is the next step in Hangarback Walker's evolution? That next step is likely also the next evolution for the Standard format as a whole, and that is an important question ahead of both Worlds and the Season Three Invitational this weekend!
We've seen how Magic Origins greatly shifted around the Standard format, but it's doing the same to Modern too, just without us looking as closely at it. Patrick "The Innovator" Chapin checks in on the format to see where it's at ahead of its return at Worlds next weekend.
With Grand Prix London in the books, Patrick Chapin examines the Standard metagame and asks the question "so what's next?" as players prepare for Worlds and the Season Three Invitational. Will Standard continue its wildly-shifting metagame trends, or have we seen everything at this point?
At first no one took Brian Kibler's G/W Aggro deck too seriously - then he went 9-1 at the Pro Tour. Just one week later, it was the deck to play at Grand Prix San Diego - will it be the deck of choice to play at Grand Prix London this weekend?
While there were a lot of potential options to choose for Pro Tour Magic Origins Patrick Chapin joined his teammate Matt Sperling in playing Abzan Control to try and run the field.
Magic Origins Standard has shaped up nicely so far, and both #SCGCHI and #SCGRICH are bound to leave their impression on #PTOrigins. Check out all the latest tech that has caught The Innovator's eye and test it out for #SCGRegionals this weekend!
With the first major results in at #SGCHI this weekend, Patrick "The Innovator" Chapin breaks down the top decks from that event and what we can expect of the format going forward to #SCGRICH this weekend and Pro Tour Magic Origins!
Patrick "The Innovator" Chapin completes his color-by-color brewing adventure through all of Magic Origins by examining the black and green cards, finishing out the rest of the set!
Patrick "The Innovator" Chapin continues exploring post-Magic Origins Standard by brewing his way through reviewing the set, looking at all the interesting facets that might be the reason behind building the next great deck in the format.
Patrick "The Innovator" Chapin is here to share his thoughts (and decklists!) for Magic Origins in Standard, starting at his very favorite place - the color blue. Try one of his decklists out as you prepare for #SCGCHI this weekend!
Magic Origins has a whole lot to offer everyone, but red mages in particular seem to have gotten a pretty sweet deal. Patrick looks at all of the different ways to use these new cards in Standard, to best judge their comparative worth.
While all five of the flip-Planeswalkers from Magic Origins are exciting, Patrick "The Innovator" Chapin is particularly intrigued by the deeper potential to be found in Nissa, Vastwood Seer.
Hot off of a ninth-place finish at Grand Prix Charlotte, Patrick "The Innovator" Chapin decided to chase Grand Prix success one more time in Providence with his trusty Abzan Control deck.
After finishing 13-2 at Grand Prix Charlotte and only missing the Top Eight on tiebreakers, Patrick Chapin looks under the hood of the Grixis Control deck that brought him so close.
It's been an exciting weekend for Modern thanks to the Season Two Invitational, and Patrick is gearing up for Grand Prix Charlotte this weekend by surfing all of this new information!
Patrick looks back on Grand Prix Las Vegas and takes an exhaustive look at the Modern format, complete with decklists, for the Season Two Invitational and Grand Prix Charlotte!