Aggro, control, combo, and midrange are very important. Because when a deck can play basically all of the above at once? Man, that's just not fair!
Are these black and green decks the same deck? What's different between versions and archetypes? Is there a best one among them? Ross Merriam hasn't seen the same colors get so many different ways to use them in some time! Which one is best for SCG Baltimore?
They may share a namesake card and three colors, but these Legacy decks are still pretty far apart! Ross Merriam is packing Lightning Bolt for the Four-Color Delver experience, while Brad Nelson is going classic with Tombstalker in his Sultai Delver deck. Who will triumph in this potential SCG Baltimore clash?
Ross Merriam has a theory about how today's featured deck came to be, but even if it's not right, this is still a sweet Sultai Delirium build to consider for the Modern portion of SCG Baltimore!
Ladies and gentlemen, let's not sugarcoat this: We knew this was going to happen eventually, so we may as well get this over with. Ross Merriam presents some fine copy about copying!
SCG Regionals has shown us a lot of just how great Modern is at the moment! You can play what you want! Just make sure it's at least as fast as this deck! Which might be a challenge, after all...
Ross Merriam worked on a deck for the Pro Tour that is surprisingly colorful! Is the mana in this format good enough to do some really ridiculous things? Can you play whatever card you want? Ross Merriam recounts his pushed mana and the event itself!
Mardu Vehicles gets the spotlight because of how many copies there were and where they landed, but man, does this deck deserve some serious attention!
Why did Ornithopter become Ross Merriam's mortal enemy? He can't remember, but that's not stopping him from showcasing a U/R Improvise deck that's pushing Ornithopter to its Standard-legal limits!
After SCG Columbus, W/U Spirits seems to have stalled out, but that hasn't stopped Ross Merriam from taking it into battle against Todd Anderson and breakout Standard deck Jeskai Saheeli! Who'll win this clash as the post-Pro Tour metagame looms?
Is Standard a two-deck metagame? Ross Merriam sure doesn't think so! He's excited for a Four-Color Improvise deck that swept a League on Magic Online this week!
To every player who has died out of nowhere, Ross Merriam knows your pain! Combo can be scary to fight against, but the road to recovery starts with being prepared! And that starts with help from Ross himself.
Remember when the Eldrazi beat everyone to death in Modern? Most of those cards are still legal. Put down your Cats! There's plenty of other great Standard stuff out there!
Every single Magic card--okay, almost every Magic card--has a shot to be competitive at some point. Get out your Limited chaff box. Get out your unplayable Draft trash. Because it just may slot in nicely to this up and coming archetype!
Playing good cards isn't flashy per se, but to Ross Merriam, it's as stark as black and white: Don't you dare sleep on Brian Paolucci's B/W Aggro deck at SCG Richmond this weekend!
Ross Merriam called his metagame shot before SCG Columbus. The results are in, which leaves one simple question: how did he do? Ross talks his hit, his miss, and a third result that's open to interpretation, plus what the future (read: SCG Richmond) holds!
Brad Nelson has four copies of Walking Ballista in his G/W Tokens deck. Ross Merriam has Toolcraft Exemplar as the power one-drop in his Vehicle-free build of Mardu Artifact Aggro. This can't possibly go well for Ross...can it?
Tom Maney has a knack for unconventional deck choices! Today Ross Merriam shows the list Tom took to the Top 32, a finish he owes to some Spirits in the sky...
If one considers the Saheeli Rai / Felidar Guardian combo "the enemy," where else can a deckbuilder go? Ross Merriam showcases a reader-submitted Four-Color Energy list for Standard ahead of SCG Columbus!
Every beautiful beginning has a somber end. Our week-long Mini-Masters VS: Aether Revolt edition comes to its thrilling conclusion! Will Ross Merriam or Jeremy Noell claim the final game? What on Earth will they open?!