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!
Second place feels like a punch in the gut. Brad Nelson describes the aftermath of the Team World Championship and what he feels he should've done differently in Standard. Learn from his mistakes at the Standard Classic this Sunday in Charlotte!
Does the narrow Standard metagame at the World Championship have you down? Jim Davis points to Magic Online as the cure for your blues! Three Anointed Procession decks made a PTQ Top 8 there, and he has the breakdown!
It's a battle of signature Modern decks on VS! Watch Tom "The Boss" Ross wield 8-Rack against Ross Merriam and Elves ahead of SCG Charlotte!
With back-to-back Modern Opens starting this weekend, Todd Stevens is zeroing in on his deck to play at SCG Charlotte! Unfortunately for him (and fortunately for you), he has six tantalizing options to consider! Which would you take?
Search for Azcanta proved itself in Standard at the World Championship, but it might be even stronger in Modern! Shaun McLaren shares several lists that might show up at SCG Charlotte! Just how dangerous is this card?
Sultai Energy won SCG Dallas. Temur Energy won the World Championship. Ross Merriam explains why it's better to accept Energy's dominance in Ixalan Standard than fight it...and what you can do to adjust.
Sam Black was one of the 24 players invited to the 2017 Magic World Championship! Today, he takes a dive into his preparation for the event with hot takes, secret strategy, and why control is the best thing in Standard for the first time in years!
While Ixalan previews were going around, competitive Magic players threw a Dinosaur- and Pirate-themed party. But morning has come, and Ari Lax draws lessons from how the hype met reality for next time! What's missing to make these cards good enough?
It's last-names-only like a heavyweight fight on VS! Watch Todd Stevens and Modern Five-Color Humans slug it out with Ross Merriam and Jeskai Delver ahead of SCG Charlotte!
Patrick Chapin breaks down the Standard metagame at the World Championship! With just 24 competitors, he expected things to get a little weird...but not this weird! What's the plan if you're bound for SCG Charlotte's Standard Classic?
The much-touted Pirate Stompy Legacy deck didn't turn out as expected. Chas Andres uses it as a jumping-off point to discuss common pitfalls of Magic finance and how not to end up looking like the greater fool! If you want to save some money next time "the next big thing" happens, this is a must-read.
With SCG Charlotte this weekend, it's time for some Modern on VS! Watch Tom "The Boss" Ross wield the midrange power of Jund against Todd Anderson and Death and Taxes!
As Gerry Thompson sits down to play in the Magic World Championship, get insight into his testing process through the B/U Reanimator deck he contemplated bringing to the Standard portion of the game's biggest event! How close did he get to playing it? Why should you?
Tom "The Boss" Ross isn't content to run back last season's Standard decks. Today he highlights two successful online lists he thinks are worth exploring in the post-Ixalan metagame! When this aficionado of aggression and rogue player who gets results speaks, the wise Magic competitor listens!
Team MGG had a wonderful weekend at SCG Dallas...and with two different decks! Jim Davis split off from his Sultai Energy teammates and piloted U/W Approach to a Top 8 finish in the Open. Today he shares his decklist's deepest secrets!
The dawn of Ixalan Standard has given Adrian Sullivan a case of brewer's brain! Today he showcases three black-aligned builds that revel in the format's newfound freedom, from unfettered aggression to Cruel Control!
Today's aggro decks are as different as black and white on VS! Watch Tom "The Boss" Ross and Mono-White Monument battle Ross Merriam and Mono-Black Aggro in Ixalan Standard!
After the SCG Dallas results, Dinosaurs look like fossils already! But Todd Stevens isn't giving up on the retro reptiles. Get his latest list, strategy advice, and a sideboarding guide for the major matchups!
The first Pro Tour circuit event featuring Ixalan will be this weekend's World Championship! Two-time Pro Tour finalist Shaun McLaren breaks down his Top 8 Standard decks going into the event and what they must do to thrive there!