Tom "The Boss" Ross isn't content to run back last season's Standard decks. Today he highlights two successful online lists he thinks are worth exploring in the post-Ixalan metagame! When this aficionado of aggression and rogue player who gets results speaks, the wise Magic competitor listens!
Brennan DeCandio gives his take on Esper Gift, the deck he took to the Top 8 of the Standard Open at SCG Dallas!
Emma Handy looks beyond the Top 8 of last weekend's Open for the hot new Standard decks currently flying under the radar!
Red decks once splashed black for Scrapheap Scrounger. Ross Merriam highlights a deck that reverses the roles!
As Gerry Thompson sits down to play in the Magic World Championship, get insight into his testing process through the B/U Reanimator deck he contemplated bringing to the Standard portion of the game's biggest event! How close did he get to playing it? Why should you?
Team MGG had a wonderful weekend at SCG Dallas...and with two different decks! Jim Davis split off from his Sultai Energy teammates and piloted U/W Approach to a Top 8 finish in the Open. Today he shares his decklist's deepest secrets!
Peter Ingram's team cleaned up at SCG Dallas! Get his thoughts on the new Standard metagame and his predictions for the World Championship this weekend!
Ixalan's most-hyped tribal themes didn't win at SCG Dallas, but that's not stopping Matt Higgs! Get his takes on W/B Vampires and Growing Rites of Itlimoc for new Standard!
Today's aggro decks are as different as black and white on VS! Watch Tom "The Boss" Ross and Mono-White Monument battle Ross Merriam and Mono-Black Aggro in Ixalan Standard!
The dawn of Ixalan Standard has given Adrian Sullivan a case of brewer's brain! Today he showcases three black-aligned builds that revel in the format's newfound freedom, from unfettered aggression to Cruel Control!
Zac Elsik used the power of improvise take down last weekend's Standard Classic at SCG Dallas! Get Ross Merriam's take on this Texas-sized surprise!
If you're a fan of exciting innovations in Week 1 tournaments, SCG Dallas may have seemed like bad news. Ross Merriam is here to show you the silver linings that point to an intriguing Standard future! We're just getting started!
The first Pro Tour circuit event featuring Ixalan will be this weekend's World Championship! Two-time Pro Tour finalist Shaun McLaren breaks down his Top 8 Standard decks going into the event and what they must do to thrive there!
Chris Lansdell promised a Brew Blitz, and he's delivered in a grand way! Check out his sketches for a Magical future where last month's metagame is just a memory!
After the SCG Dallas results, Dinosaurs look like fossils already! But Todd Stevens isn't giving up on the retro reptiles. Get his latest list, strategy advice, and a sideboarding guide for the major matchups!
Patrick "The Innovator" Chapin continues his popular rundown of all the major (and some not-so-major) blue and black cards of Ixalan. Pirates and Dinosaurs (and more...)? Oh my!
It doesn't matter who you are or what you want: Conley has it all this week! Join him for a look at the future beyond SCG Dallas, covering all Standard points in between! It's Conley's big day!
SCG Dallas is in the books, and it's back to Standard on VS! Todd Stevens wields the Open-winning archetype, Sultai Energy, against Brad Nelson's distinctive U/G Pummeler deck! Who metagame'd it better?
Week 1 results aren't the last word on how a metagame will shape up, but they provide vital data! Chas Andres reads the proverbial tea leaves and talks this week's trends!
Ari Lax saw the signs of SCG Dallas's dominant decks in Magic Online results last week! Get his insights into the cards that mattered and where the metagame goes from here!