#SCGDFW's Standard Classic will have a lot of decks pulled straight from an evolved Standard format. But it wasn't that long ago that a fresh ramp strategy totally blew away the metagame. Is it the right time to bring it back? Ross shares the tech!
This week, Ross Merriam and Michael Majors square off with some of the heavy hitters of Modern! It's a clash between the all-destroying fun of Bant Eldrazi and the gleeful yet grim Grixis Control ahead of the Dallas Modern Open!
Mill players are beautiful. No matter what, they stick to their plan and take great joy in watching their confused opponents play along and grow the graveyard. Ross Merriam has found another of these rare magical creatures. How many will you spot at #SCGDFW?
Jund will absolutely positively never go away. Ross Merriam is convinced that Jund is the cockroach of Magic decks; it'll be here forever long after other decks are gone, and it might be at the #SCGDFW Standard Classic!
Zur the Enchanter is one of Magic's most charming weirdos. He appears now and again, makes a mess of a tournament or two, then vanishes. Ross Merriam wants to know if he's here to stay at #SCGDFW!
Ross Merriam knows why a lot of players are losing to Humans decks, but he's not sharing the secret with you. What's that? Oh, he is. Here. Because you've got the #SCGDFW Standard Classic coming up!
Someone at WotC has invested heavily in the dice industry. How else can you explain the sheer magnitude of six-siders you'll need to make this #SCGDFW contender happen?
Well, this is a sweet one. Plenty of colors. Plenty of loyalty counters. Plenty of wins. It's hard to imagine having a bad time at the #SCGORL Classic this weekend if you have this build in your pocket!
It's speed VS. power! Will the Standard W/R Humans deck brought to prominence by another Ross bring Merriam the victory, or will Majors reassert the authority of format staple G/W Tokens? Watch and learn ahead of #SCGORL!
G/W Tokens decks are going up in curve to out-midrange one another. Is #SCGORL the time to go under all these decks? If it is, Ross Merriam has a lightning fast deck that can do the trick!
Standard and Modern are in crazy places at the moment, and #SCGORL has a lot of unanswered questions! Which of these two competitive Magic stars knows more about what's coming this weekend? Ready...set...debate!
What's that? You thought a Standard rotation would keep this thing out of your life forever? That's adorable. Unfortunately for you, #SCGORL's Modern Classic just might find itself under Siege!
How much longer until someone takes the recent unbans in Modern and really puts together a dominant deck? This may be the beginning of the next big archetype, and #SCGORL's Modern Classic may feature this excellent build in spades!
We're pretty sure G/W Tokens is a force to be reckoned with at #SCGORL, but is it really an all-time great deck? Are we talking bans? Are we talking unbeatable? Ross Merriam provides some perspective on exactly how big a foe we're dealing with!
Ross Merriam has always liked trampling people to death by utilizing a bunch of woodland folk to bring forth a giant...thing. But what's truly is scary is that someone else may have found an even better way to do it! #SCGORL Legacy Classic: You've been warned.
Ross Merriam is frightened. This deck is loaded full of Eldrazi. And they're hungry for mana. No, more mana. More than that. More. More. Feed them! Hurry!
As Bob Dylan sang, "Some of us are prisoners / The rest of us are guards." Will Ross Merriam's U/B Prison deck keep things on lockdown, or will Michael Majors and Bant Humans break free?
Over two decades worth of Magic mechanics. Keywords. Rules tweaks. You can update Magic all you want, but as Ross Merriam points out, sometimes it just doesn't get any better than good old fashion flying!
Shadows over Innistrad has already made a pretty steady impact on Modern, but there's a holdover from Zendikar that wants to leave a lasting impression on the format as well! See the latest creation of one of the great Magic Online deckbuilders here!
Defense. Clap clap. Defense. Clap clap. Ross Merriam likes the idea of taking the toughest creatures on the block and putting them in a nice Assault Formation! Here, he's gathered up one successful pilot's list that does just that.