Brennan DeCandio is refocusing on Modern! With a vast array of possible decklists, he's looking to the new blood provided by Ixalan. Is Merfolk Branchwalker in his future? Search for Azcanta? SCG Charlotte is for certain!
Gerry Thompson shares his knowledge of the U/B Control deck he played at the World Championship and its prospects for future Standard events!
Second place feels like a punch in the gut. Brad Nelson describes the aftermath of the Team World Championship and what he feels he should've done differently in Standard. Learn from his mistakes at the Standard Classic this Sunday in Charlotte!
Does the narrow Standard metagame at the World Championship have you down? Jim Davis points to Magic Online as the cure for your blues! Three Anointed Procession decks made a PTQ Top 8 there, and he has the breakdown!
Sam Black saw U/B Control emerge as a challenger to Ramunap Red and Temur Energy at the World Championship! But he doesn't think Standard is just a three-deck metagame. Today he outlines ways to take down The Scarab God and friends!
Sultai Energy won SCG Dallas. Temur Energy won the World Championship. Ross Merriam explains why it's better to accept Energy's dominance in Ixalan Standard than fight it...and what you can do to adjust.
Sam Black was one of the 24 players invited to the 2017 Magic World Championship! Today, he takes a dive into his preparation for the event with hot takes, secret strategy, and why control is the best thing in Standard for the first time in years!
While Ixalan previews were going around, competitive Magic players threw a Dinosaur- and Pirate-themed party. But morning has come, and Ari Lax draws lessons from how the hype met reality for next time! What's missing to make these cards good enough?
Shaun McLaren puts his own spin on the Sultai Energy archetype that won the Open in Dallas! Watch him in action ahead of the SCG Charlotte Standard Classic!
Patrick Chapin breaks down the Standard metagame at the World Championship! With just 24 competitors, he expected things to get a little weird...but not this weird! What's the plan if you're bound for SCG Charlotte's Standard Classic?
Two control decks in the Top 4 of the World Championship? That makes for a happy Shaheen Soorani! He shares his control updates, including the decks he's considering taking to U.S. Nationals! What are you taking to SCG Charlotte's Standard Classic?
The Abzan Tokens strategy isn't just for Sam Black anymore! Ari Lax takes a successful Magic Online list into the grinder ahead of the SCG Charlotte Standard Classic! Spoiler alert: This deck is pretty awesome!
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!