Jace, the Mind Sculptor this. Bloodbraid Elf that. You know what? Shaun McLaren just wants to brew! Today he shows the out-there decks he's played over the last month to get your mind working!
Shaun McLaren expected a lot of Jace controversy, but he didn't imagine Bloodbraid Elf would steal the show! How are you going to beat this thing at SCG Dallas? Shaun provides the notes from all his testing on Bloodbraid here!
New Standard decks are still being discovered and developed! This is one of the latest, and Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren is a big fan! See his updates for this exciting new archetype!
Shaun McLaren has spent the last week on the Mind Sculptor grind in Modern! Today he reveals his results. What's gained in value? What's on a downswing? And what's the tech card that might crack all the codes?
It's a blue mage miracle! Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren shows you all the decks he's ready to try Jace, the Mind Sculptor in! Aggro kids need not apply!
Jeskai Control was a viable archetype and Shaun McLaren didn't play it. This deck must be good! Shaun gives his take on Modern's newest oldest craze: Thoughtseizing people until they're good and dead!
Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren sees a lot of aggro running around this early format, as is the custom. But he's working on the next evolution of Standard! His choices for control and combo are here for the taking!
McLaren is a Pro Tour Champion because he follows the metagame trends! And yeah, we're early, but these rankings are foolproof! If you're battling Standard at SCG Philadelphia or beyond, here's where things stand! Agree or disagree?
It wasn't long ago that Ari Lax trounced Shaun McLaren in the finals of a Pro Tour. With that heartbreak in mind, McLaren aims to get his revenge in the best venue possible: in Taking a Swipe! All is fair in love and war! Which cards are you in love with?
Everyone prepare: the control decks are coming! Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren has his eye on an enabler that will spell doom for your Standard and Modern dominance at SCG Dallas! Is this card the real deal?
Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren is ready for Rivals of Ixalan, and he's ranking the bests from across Magic's newest expansion! His pick for the best card in the set may surprise you...
It ain't all about Tron and Storm, kids! There are a lot of archetypes that are starting to bubble beneath the metagame's surface! Professor Shaun McLaren has two Pro Tour Finals appearances to his name and his class is in session! Pay attention, you!
Three formats and two online platforms gather for coffee, doughnuts, and group therapy. But will their season turn the holidays into hellidays? The twists and turns of Shaun McLaren's mind are on full display!
As the last few weekends have proved, there's more than one way to Jeskai your way to Modern success! Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren surveys the scene ahead of SCG Columbus!
The Mono-Blue Living End deck has announced itself in Modern! But does it have staying power? Shaun McLaren takes a deep dive into the archetype, explains his own list, and gives his prognosis!
Standard's been on a downswing for a bit while Modern seems triumphant. But when these old frenemies meet in a nameless void to settle old scores, they discover numerous things they have in common. And whatever you do, don't reveal the twist at the end!
Sometimes Modern is a joyful wonderland of archetype variety. Then you face one of these decks and all the fun skedaddles to the North Pole. Shaun McLaren shares his picks for the eight most frustrating archetypes in the format. Will you face them at the SCG Season Two Invitational...or choose one for your own use?
Last time out, Shaun McLaren picked his Top 8 hottest decks in Modern. This week? Not so much! But there's plenty of fun to be had in his countdown of the format's most intriguing jank...and maybe even a competitive list or two!
The approach of a chilly Canadian winter has Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren thinking about the hottest decks in Modern! He lists his picks for the format's Top 8 (sorry, Affinity players) and tells the world why they just might tear up SCG Baltimore...or why they might just get torn apart.
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!