If you're playing a Temur Energy deck of any kind at Grand Prix Atlanta, you'd better know how to handle the mirror! Sam Black has your must-read guide for anyone taking on the challenge this weekend!
Brad Nelson had a middling Pro Tour Ixalan personally, but his teammate won it all! Get Brad's insights on the (somehow) sneaky-good Sultai Energy deck, including a sideboarding guide, ahead of Grand Prix Atlanta!
Today's matchup is anything but "Standard" on VS! Will Todd Anderson claim the crucial games with Esper Gift, or will Ross Merriam run him over with B/R Aggro? Grand Prix Atlanta awaits!
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!
The U/W Gift archetype Shaun McLaren helped refine didn't get him to Day 2 of Pro Tour Ixalan, but it did propel his teammate to the finals! The cunning Canadian has all the details you need for GP Atlanta and SCG Baltimore to follow!
...that is the question: / Whether 'tis nobler in the grind to suffer / The slings and arrows of the mana creatures / Or to take arms against a sea of hate cards / And by opposing Dredge them?
Three players were disqualified at Pro Tour Ixalan, and while Ari Lax wasn't sad to see one of them go, the other two hold lessons for all tournament players! Get Ari Lax's "rules" for knowing the Magic Tournament Rules!
Todd Anderson and Ross Merriam square off in a wide-ranging Fact or Fiction! Was the Pro Tour metagame a delight or a disappointment? Is the Modern Humans deck for real? And will Deathrite Shaman help win SCG Baltimore? Cast your Vote!
The Todds are at odds in Standard on VS! Todd Stevens pilots an intriguing R/U Artificers rogue deck against Todd Anderson's more traditional Ramunap Red list! How rogue can you go at Grand Prix Atlanta!
Patrick Chapin played W/R Approach to a Day 2 finish at Pro Tour Ixalan, but it wasn't all sweetness and light in Albuquerque. In between all the tech, this one just might make you hurt.
Sam Black eventually played the same deck at Pro Tour Ixalan that Mike Sigrist used to make the Top 8. That's not the whole story, of course! Get Sam's insights into the decks left behind along the way...decks that may still hold a kernel of greatness!
The first nuclear test took place in New Mexico, and Chas Andres is here to monitor the fallout from Albuquerque! What "budget" deck in the Pro Tour Top 8 won't stay that way for long, and which no-shows should be treated as if they're radioactive?
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!
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!
Pro Tour Ixalan is here! Watch Todd Stevens and Esper Tokens square off against the Albuquerque-bound Brad Nelson and Four-Color Energy!
Yeah, you're going to see Ramunap Red and Temur Energy at the Pro Tour this weekend. But that's not all you're going to see! Todd Anderson has put the work into finding the sleeping giants that will be on Standard's doorstep soon at Grand Prix Atlanta!
Yeah, yeah, we've seen the Temur Energy deck and the red aggro deck. Those are easy shots to call. What we want is some predictions with some power behind them! Jim Davis is giving us just that! We're on our way to the Pro Tour with Grand Prix Atlanta just beyond!
So the Pro Tour is happening well after a set release. Big deal. That can't possibly make a difference in how it shapes out, right? Wrong. Ross Merriam explains why this PT is going to be a different animal entirely and why it's going to change everyone's strategy for Grand Prix Atlanta.
It seems like every color combination has gotten a shot at the Modern big time at some point. So why hasn't this one, especially with the help of Thoughtseize and friends, not made it to the top of the standings? The answer is simple, and Stevens wouldn't be surprised if someone found it at SCG Regionals.
The Pro Tour is practically here, and somehow, the Sultai Energy archetype that won the first weekend on the new SCG Tour is already being slept on. And are players so tired of Mardu Vehicles that they've forgotten it can kick your teeth in? Brad and Todd provide due respect to these very dangerous decks!