Shaheen Soorani took a gamble on Ironworks Combo at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan! And while he liked his Constructed record, he's ready to retreat to Standard, where his beloved control archetype is on the rise!
Brennan DeCandio is putting up killer results online with this list! If you're all about Standard, you need to have this archetype on your radar ASAP!
Modern is a tough nut to crack, but Jim Davis did pretty well on calling his shots! We've also got plenty of good news for those that love Sram and crushing Standard with the power of his auras!
Dylan Donegan hadn't played Mardu Vehicles much leading up to SCG Philadelphia, but his past experience helped his team secure a Top 8! Today he shares what worked with his list, what he'd change, and how to sideboard!
A wide-open Standard calls for more than watered-down reboots of the format's past hits. Craig Krempels made waves at SCG Philadelphia with a surprising Jeskai Aggro deck. Today he shares its secrets...and why it should only be the first of many innovations to come.
Brennan DeCandio makes no apologies for his SCG Philadelphia finish with Grixis Energy in Standard! Today he shares his secrets for success with the deck...and the tools you can use to knock it out!
Ben Ragan has been making a name for himself on the SCG Tour! In his first StarCityGames.com article, he breaks down the U/B Midrange deck he used to reach the Top 8 of the SCG Philadelphia Standard Classic. Does it have what it takes to be in the format's top tier?
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!
Ben Friedman doesn't get it. Why has everyone seemingly forgotten about God-Pharaoh's Gift? With the post-banning Standard metagame filling up with natural prey for the deck, he's here to show you how to take advantage!
With Standard radically refreshed by Rivals of Ixalan and recent bannings, Todd Stevens has a whole new metagame to confront! And that can mean only one thing...the return of Deck Rates!
Team formats create interesting and complicated tournament results, so we need some experts to sort it out! Fortunately, the two we've chosen today don't necessarily agree! Whose side are you on, anyway?
The Standard metagame is running deep these days! Patrick Chapin revels in the diversity but points out an underlying and very strange thread running through this metagame! The answers are yours!
Jadine Klomparens has been a midrange mage most of the time lately, but that all changed in Philadelphia! Read about the epiphany that taught her that there's more than one way to define Magic's middle child!
Last week, Brad Nelson talked some serious smack about fans of the new green two-drop on the block! He asked for opponents, and now it looks like he's found one in Gerry Thompson!
Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax sees a lot of decks in the new Standard, but there are a lot of archetypes already falling out of favor. Most of them are aggro decks. For excellent guidance on how to construct decks like Tom Ross and Paul Rietzl, this is your stop!
The Todds battle the odds (and each other) on VS! They're kicking this week off with a new-Standard matchup. Will Todd Anderson take Game 1 with Grixis Energy, or will Todd Stevens seal the deal with Bant Approach?
Gerry Thompson has examined and tested most of the lists that we're seeing for SCG Philly Standard contention! Today he puts forth the rising and fading stars heading into this weekend's big SCG Tour event!
Brennan DeCandio had an excellent weekend at SCG Dallas, but he's not done yet! He's hitting the road to SCG Philly! Here, he goes over his explosive Monsters deck and if he'd have the courage to run it back!
In Week 1 after a quadruple Standard banning, the top Standard decks looked awfully familiar. Peter Ingram says that's not good enough, and today he presents several avenues he's eager to explore before SCG Philadelphia!
Our two SCG Tour commentators for the weekend can't wait to get the chatting started! That's why they're already debating the big issues surrounding new Standard, modern Modern, and old style Legacy in this week's Fact or Fiction!