Manabases don't get much simpler than "18 Mountain," particularly in Modern! Ross Merriam highlights a Mono-Red Aggro deck from an SCG IQ semifinalist! Is this the future of Burn archetypes? Which will you take to SCG Baltimore?
Ross Merriam reflects on his Pro Tour Amonkhet result, the powerful psychological need to break out of a losing streak, and the rush of adrenaline that keeps us addicted to Magic's greatness!
Glorybringer has failed us all thus far, but that's no reason to stop doming people! Ross Merriam e-sleeves up a deck that could rampage over SCG Louisville this weekend!
Is As Foretold the real deal in Modern or not? Someone tell us the correct build! Because as sweet as all these lists are, we want to know the list that will crush SCG Louisville! Ross Merriam does his part for the cause here!
The Pro Tour was next level. Now, it's the base level. So let's start looking for the next level for the Standard players at SCG Louisville! Hint: It just might start here!
5-0. Please. Please. Let this deck be for real. Please let it win the Pro Tour. We promise to forgive everything that happened with Felidar Guardian if this wins the Pro Tour. We promise.
Hybrid decks with two of the strongest strategies in a given format always seem to come about, but rarely are they this sweet! Ross Merriam fires up Magic Online to take this one for an SCG Louisville test drive!
Ross Merriam is proud to go it alone for this Pro Tour, despite being among the Roanoke crew! He has no one to fool, so he's spelling out his plans for the big tournament! The pros and cons of each big Standard list is here for your SCG Louisville prep!
Show me a Ross Merriam and I'll show you a very big fan of Glorybringer! Dragons are cooler than anything else in Magic, but Brad Nelson wants to make sure they're worthy of Standard...well, glory! If you've got a Pro Tour or SCG Louisville coming up, here you go!
In the aftermath of SCG Atlanta, Ross Merriam has found some aftermath cards that, after some careful math, he has decided are quite good. Today he plays a round with this new creation on tape!
Ross Merriam found an unfairly overlooked Sultai Delirium list in last week's Standard Open Top 64! As Ross found out, Samuel Braatz didn't just throw counterspells in B/G Delirium and call it a day...
Does that Delver deck really need three colors? Ross Merriam found a Top 16 list from a Magic Online PTQ that points to a simpler, two-color direction that takes advantage of creature-lands!
For Ross Merriam, it's not about the new Standard's Week 1 results but what's next! He's found plenty to like in the emerging metagame's aggro wing, and he's ready to share his take on B/W Zombies for upcoming events!
Before April 27, 2017, Ross Merriam and Brad Nelson took inspiration from Magic Online Standard League 5-0 lists with Amonkhet. Ross chose U/R Control. Brad Nelson chose Four-Color Saheeli with Felidar Guardian. Today, their footage was found...
Kiki Chord decks have been around a while in Modern, but have you ever seen one with a defender theme? Axebane Guardian, Carven Caryatid, Wall of Roots, Wall of Omens...today's deck is going Wall-out to keep its mana accelerants and their caster safe!
Pure control isn't dead! Ross Merriam highlights a successful Modern list of U/B Control ahead of the Classic at SCG Atlanta and returns to the scene of its triumph: Magic Online!
Splinter Twin decks are dead in Modern, but the dream lives on! Ross Merriam highlights a Temur version with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker that went 5-0 in a competitive League ahead of SCG Atlanta's Modern Classic!
Should Felidar Guardian have been banned in Standard? Ross Merriam thinks that's just a surface symptom of a deeper problem! As he explores what Standard means for different groups of players, he questions whether a "one-size-fits-all" approach benefits Friday Night Magic and the Pro Tour.
The Amonkhet brews leading up to SCG Atlanta continue! Ross Merriam thinks the set has given G/R Energy new life, but he faces a great test against the B/R Midrange of Brad Nelson! When Glorybringer squares off against Liliana, Death's Majesty, you're in for a show!
When Kaladesh was revealed as an artifact block, thoughts turned to Affinity in Modern. Ross Merriam highlights an Invitational Qualifier Top 8 list using a full ten cards from Kaladesh block and plays it on Magic Online ahead of SCG Atlanta's Modern Classic!