Count Brennan DeCandio as optimistic that SCG Dallas will show us a whole new Standard world! He has decks, decklists, and more to help you on your way to the new season!
You may not get a better look at the new metgame than this. Sam Black goes levels deep, gives you his process, and ultimately, settles on the decks he'd start with! The Pro Tour is Modern, so he's not holding anything back!
Everyone prepare: the control decks are coming! Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren has his eye on an enabler that will spell doom for your Standard and Modern dominance at SCG Dallas! Is this card the real deal?
It goes without saying that some of the banned cards were oppressive, but that's not the whole story. Ben Friedman provides excellent insight on why these bans happened beyond the obvious!
Taking a Swipe gets some new bachelors! These VS Series boys are opening up Tinder to rate some high profile spells from Magic's newest set! What's not to Super Like?
The Pirates may have gotten the least attention in Rivals of Ixalan preview season, but it ain't over yet! Collins Mullen gathers a crew and sets sail on SCG Dallas Standard here!
Ross Merriam trusts the train of good green value creatures over the last few years! He's looking for the next great midrange deck to take to SCG Dallas glory! So which of these will it be?
The Snake has no greater fan and advocate than Jadine Klomparens! Fortunately for her, it's now the focus of a lot of attention as we near SCG Dallas! Is this now the de facto strategy to beat? Get the dice ready!
Grab a seat and sit down for another hot take parade between Patrick and Gerry! Let's tally the votes and see who has the better perspective on the big Standard ban announcements yesterday!
Search for Azcanta made a giant impact in competitive Magic, and we could be looking at a similar scenario with the new flip cards from Rivals of Ixalan! Pro Tour Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin makes the case and gives you new ways to attack with those Dinosaurs!
One of the format's most celebrated players and pilots is pretty astonished by Standard's new look! To try to understand the format as it was and as it will be, we look to Brad Nelson!
Full disclosure: Gerry doesn't know what the bans will be, if anything. But you know what? We have a new set. We have an announcement coming. And we have a Pro Tour Champion who wants to build decks! It'd be criminal to stop him!
Next weekend will be SCG Dallas, a team event. That means some new form of Standard will be on display, and Brennan DeCandio has an excellent early start on the new strats!
Gerry Thompson and Patrick Sullivan debate the cards that should go--and both believe something needs to go--from Temur Energy and its related oppressors. Vote for the cards you think should stay or go here!
Gerry and Bryan are finally back! And you know how Magic players like to say things aren't close? Seriously, their picks from Rivals of Ixalan are not remotely close.
Shaheen Soorani isn't looking forward to facing a flood of Ramunap Red if a key Energy card gets banned, but the Standard Control cause carries on! Today he shares his Top 10 cards from Rivals of Ixalan!
We are officially at the tradition level with Todd Stevens and his always-fun deep ranking of the newest Magic expansion's cards! With surprise picks and surprise omissions every time, no one guarantees more value! Speaking of value...
We've been looking at previews for a while now, but nobody truly gets this mechanic yet! How does ascend end up actually, you know, working? Emma Handy has our blessing for tackling the city's blessing for one and all!
Well, it's that season again. The tug of war between ban fatigue and energy fatigue is at an all-time tension, and Todd's an excellent voice of reason. This could go any number of ways. These are the most likely.
No aggressive tribal deck is complete without a suite of quality one-drops. Jim Davis sings their praises as he examines what the offerings in Rivals of Ixalan might unlock!