Mike Sigrist is on his way to #GPINDY and the World Championship, but first he made a stop at the SCG Invitational! He's got lots of advice and updates for the decks he's becoming an expert on! Don't miss this piece if you're looking to master the decks Mike thinks are the best right now!
"Play the most unfair deck that people aren't prepared for." This is the conventional Modern wisdom for spiking events, but what does that actually entail? What determines an unfair deck? How do unfair decks match up against each other? Sam Black has a must-read for anyone looking to win Modern Magic events.
It seems like players can't decide whether or not the blue and red spells deck from Pro Tour Eldritch Moon is good enough. Todd Anderson refuses to let the cause die! If he can take down Worlds contender Brad Nelson, it's safe to say the deck has what it takes for #SCGRICH next weekend!
You want the most definitive breakdown imaginable of the Modern format? Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin is happy to oblige! Get the data and the analysis you need in the wake of a Modern-packed Invitational weekend!
Michael Majors continued his incredible year at the #SCGINVI! How did he do it? The hard way! If you want to play a few of the most difficult decks on the planet to pilot, only Michael Majors can help you!
A lot of players expected #SCGINVI to be packed with hate for Ross Merriam's trophy-collecting Dredge build, but that turned out to be overblown. Why can't decks just be hated out of the format? Why doesn't the metagame move around more? The great Ross Merriam answers these questions and more!
It's a Standard showdown! Ross Merriam has picked up the new Standard deck on the block, Jund Delirium, against Todd Anderson and the tried-and-true Bant Company! Enjoy this matchup ahead of #SCGRICH on Labor Day Weekend!
Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax has a lot of accolades, but this year was an uphill battle. Though he's still a Gold pro, he knows the learning process never stops. If you want to learn the next step to Magic mastery, you can't do better than Ari!
Conspiracy: Take the Crown is loaded with powerful new Eternal cards, new planeswalkers for Commander and Cube play, and reprints the world has been waiting for! How much will Show and Tell and Berserk drop if they drop at all? What's the ceiling on Recruiter of the Guard? What are foil conspiracy cards worth? Go Chas go!
Brad Nelson marshals the best of Humanity from across several planes. Michael Majors has...a tiny orange kitten. And a Grixis deck with Demonic Pact to back it up. Enjoy this spicy Standard clash ahead of #SCGRICH on Labor Day Weekend!
GerryT had a strong run at Grand Prix Portland last weekend, and he did it with one of the format's most powerful decks! Check out the finer details of piloting the deck that this format very well may be remembered by years from now! Are you on Bant Company for the #SCGINVI?
Tom Ross put up yet another SCG Tour top 8 last weekend with the new powerful Dredge deck in Modern! Is this deck powerful enough to fight through hate? Is it the best deck for the format at #SCGINVI? The Boss has the strats!
It's a battle of Pro Tour Eldritch Moon Top 8 decks! Will Todd Anderson claim victory with B/G Delirium, or will Brad Nelson (Temur) Emerge victorious? Check out this fierce Standard battle ahead of the #SCGINVI weekend!
They'll be calling all the #SCGINVI action as it happens, but what do Cedric Phillips and Patrick Sullivan think will happen at the Invitational? Get the Magic broadcasting masters' takes on Modern, Standard, and what's sure to be an impressive field of players fighting to make The SCG Players' Championship!
Todd Anderson won the Standard Classic at #SCGNY with what many believe to be the most underrated deck in the format! But honestly? Todd isn't sure it's good enough. Read about how he's evolving the concepts set forth by this powerful deck for #SCGINVI!
The SCG Players' Champion is already deep into testing for #SCGINVI this weekend! And he can't believe the amazing sideboard cards that no one is using in the current metagame! See the cards that you should absolutely have on hand for the big show!
Think Delirium is only destined for Standard greatness? Think you know all the decks you need to watch for at #SCGINVI? We've got Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin bringing you the pinnacle of Modern analysis right here!
Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren knows that Eldritch Evolution is a dangerous card in a format full of scary combo decks! This week, he's going to try to push these established archetypes over the edge into degeneracy for #SCGINVI weekend!
#SCGINVI will showcase the two biggest competitive formats in the business! Luckily for us, a ton of data from both formats was made available over the weekend! And even more fortunate? We've got a brilliant Magic mind in Sam Black to tell us what it all means!
It's a battle of the hot decks from Pro Tour Eldritch Moon! Will Ross Merriam and Temur Emerge ride the Eldrazi Octopus train to victory, or will Tom "The Boss" Ross and U/R Thermo-Alchemist concoct the winning lines? Check out this vital Standard matchup ahead of the #SCGINVI!