Brad is back from London with a plethora of experiences that all need to be processed in order to figure out what to do next with the Standard metagame, but he thinks he has the beginnings of an answer for how to fight this latest shift of the format's top decks...
Gerard has a few big events to plan for, including this weekend's Eternal offerings and the Season Three Invitational one week from today. He shares his thoughts - and his decklists - for all three formats as he figures out his preferences and metagame expectations for each.
With the recent metagame shift in favor of Abzan Aggro and Hangarback Walkers everywhere, Sam Black reprises a deck from Pro Tours past to build a big Devotion-themed Abzan Constellation deck and win all creature matchups.
Who knew the grind could be such a grind? Standard right now commands us to find the next week's best deck or find ourselves in the loser's bracket, and Ross takes a look at where we find ourselves today in order to figure out where we want to be tomorrow.
There is some wondering if next week's trip through the metagame cycle will finally be control's time to shine, and today's deck is looking to jump ahead and answer that question with a pile of Planeswalkers!
Tom "The Boss" Ross has been playing Heroic in one form or another for most of the season, and he's well-prepared to stay on top of Standard's ever-shifting metagame. Catch his updates to the Bant Heroic archetype as well as his sideboarding advice to win each matchup!
CVM almost went with his heart and played Stormbreath Dragon at Grand Prix London, but instead he went with the safer calculated choice and played Bant Heroic. Read about his entire weekend within, and what he'd do differently if he could do it all again!
Todd Anderson has been on the Heroic train for some time now, and following up on his Top Sixteen finish at Grand Prix London he presents the deck in a video walkthrough. Watch and learn the intimate details of how he's consistently put up top results with the deck!
Heroic has been a powerful option that not a lot of people reach for in the current Standard format, but a new spin on the deck to speed it up and make it more aggressive might be just what the deck was missing as every other deck in the format has gone through its convoluted changes.
With this much shifting around in the Standard format, Sam Black feels lost - when will the dynamic changes stop and the format settle into one place? While he waits, he has a few ideas for what the next gyration might look like in order to get out ahead of it.
As the Standard metagame continues to shift and Abzan Aggro has taken the forefront, is it control's time to reassert itself in the next wave of the metagame cycle? BBD and Brad battle head to head in order to figure out which control deck might be king: Abzan, or Esper Dragons?
While it's hard to be sure, it looks like Standard may start cycling back through the previous iterations of its metagame rather than continuing to break out in new directions... so GerryT shares his look at the format's top decks to prepare for your next event!
Abzan Aggro is Standard's latest top dog, but can you push it a little bit further? Does its volume go to eleven? Dromoka's Command is already one of the best cards in Standard, but it's even better when it profitably clears your pact with a Demon!
Standard keeps shifting on us, and this week's win for Abzan Aggro when the deck was believed dead just goes to show how dynamic the format really is right now. But there is one specific card that seems to be at the center right now...
Standard has proven to be quite the dynamic format at the moment, but is there even more to it than we have already seen? Sean McKeown takes a look at the format's mana in order to divine new decks that might be possible, with interesting results.
Matt Higgs loves Helm of the Gods, but he's struggling to find the right home for it. Read those struggles inside and find out if he gets there finally in the end or if it's going to be an even longer trip than he'd realized to please the gods of Theros.
With Martin Juza's G/R Dragons deck being the only non-white deck in the Grand Prix London Top Eight, GerryT updates it and puts it through its paces as he tries to figure out what's next for the Standard format.
Another week of Magic Origin Standard, another week of huge metagame swings and an entirely different archetype taking home the trophy at Grand Prix London. Abzan Aggro dominated that event, fully updated to take down everything Standard could throw at it.
With Grand Prix London in the books, Patrick Chapin examines the Standard metagame and asks the question "so what's next?" as players prepare for Worlds and the Season Three Invitational. Will Standard continue its wildly-shifting metagame trends, or have we seen everything at this point?
Catch up with BBD and CVM as they battle in preparation for Grand Prix London this weekend, pitting two of the more unexpected top decks from Grand Prix San Diego against each other in their quest to master the Standard format in time to bring home a trophy!