While this deck was not on anybody's radar before #PTOrigins, U/R Ensoul Artifact was a top performer across multiple teams. Check it out and give it a try before your next Standard event - it's much better than it looks on paper!
With just Day One of #PTOrigins in the books, it was clear that red decks were doing something right that weekend - so Mark Nestico took his friendly neighborhood Chandra aficionado's advice and ran Mono-Red Aggro for #SCGRegionals. This is his story.
While the story of #PTOrigins may feature the breakout decks of Mono-Red Aggro and U/R Thopters, Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax had very strong results just running good old G/R Devotion... and he looks back at his past year of Pro Tour and Grand Prix decisions as well.
Matt Higgs has been brewing around artifacts for some time now, and his focus kept getting pulled to the colorless cards in Magic Origins. Seeing U/R Thopters in the finals of #PTOrigins was really vindicating, and this is his takeaway from that event.
After exploding basically out of nowhere to nearly take the tournament down at #PTOrigins, the U/R Thopters deck has caught everyone's attention - including GerryT's. Check it out as he takes the deck out for a test drive!
While #PTOrigins saw a lot of successful breakout decks, Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren felt his strongest chances lay with improving Ray Tautic's Abzan Rally deck - and earned a strong finish because of it!
Mono-Red just won back-to-back Pro Tours by taking home the trophy this weekend at #PTOrigins... GerryT examines the PT-winning deck that will be keeping things aggressive for the next two months of Standard metagaming.
Our illustrious CEDitor breaks down the top eight decks from #PTOrigins and analyzes just what this means for the format. How did we get here, and where are we going next?
GerryT thought the Abzan Rally deck from #SCGRICH would be the be-all, end-all combo deck of Standard before #PTOrigins... but today's deck shows there's more combo out there if you want to look for it!
Pro Tour Magic Origins is here and the metagame seems to have shaken out over the past week. Adrian Sullivan may or may not be playing U/B Control, but if he does run it this weekend, here's the cards he's thinking about in new contexts for the event.
Throughout #SCGCHI, Rally the Ancestors was the talk of the tournament - but almost as a curiosity. Ray Tautic changed that at #SCGRICH by just crushing the tournament, and Todd Anderson takes his winning list for a test drive in this week's Open Series Spotlight!
With #PTOrigins and #SCGRegionals this weekend, the question on everyone's mind is "How do you beat Abzan Rally?" Our illustrious CEDitor represents the Patrick Sullivan wing of Magic by shuffling up the red cards to try and blow "the best deck" out of the water.
Magic Origins has just hit MTGO and the Daily Events are firing - what sort of odd decks will the online metagame bring us in time for #PTOrigins and #SCGRegionals this weekend? Check out today's artifact-centric deck featuring tokens and Pyromancer's Goggles!
Abzan Rally has thrown all of Standard for a loop and The Boss, Tom Ross, has his answers for how best to address it in time for #SCGRegionals this weekend.
Hangarback Walker and Thopter Spy Network proved themselves to be quite strong in Jeff Hoogland's U/W Thopter Control deck at #SCGCHI - and Jim Davis learned that lesson quite well for #SCGRICH and shares it here. Check his deck out and give it a try for #SCGRegionals this weekend!
With the Abzan Rally deck being only thing standing between him and a trophy in #SCGRICH, Todd Anderson knew it was going to be a slog. He examines that deck's strengths and probes for weaknesses as we enter #PTOrigins and #SCGRegionals weekend.
Our resident King of Control, Shaheen Soorani, returns with his latest builds in time for #SCGRegionals this weekend. He presents several decklists as battle-tested options for the aspiring control mage, each with their own advantages that might best mesh with your individual play style.
CVM and Todd Anderson both played Bant Heroes at #SCGRICH, and they met in the semifinals with the same build. Read all about it here, and give it a try before #SCGRegionals this weekend!
Rally the Ancestors wasn't the only combo deck we saw at #SCGRICH - it just got all of the buzz because it crushed the tournament. There was another combo deck based off of See the Unwritten instead, playing Atarka in World Render form rather than Dragonlord - check it out!
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy has started to have some serious breakout performances, but Chris Lansdell thinks that Chandra's time can't be very far behind. Synergy is key with both of these flip-Walkers, and Chris explores what makes them both tick.