Challenging your base assumptions about a format can be difficult, especially when you've been winning regularly. But Todd Anderson has noticed a distinct headwind between him and success with Bant Heroic, so he's aiming to shake it up for the Season Three Invitational!
Todd and BBD battle in preparation for the Season Three Invitational this weekend and no matchup catches their attention with Standard's recent trends more than Jeskai Aggro versus Abzan Control. Both show promise against the format's top decks, but which one wins in a fight between the two?
#SCGCHAR is a big weekend for Modern as the first large-scale event since Magic Origins was added to the format. Join Brad and Todd as they prepare for that event by battling with two of Modern's most important decks right now!
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!
With the Standard Open returning to Charlotte this weekend, we're also returning to the Modern format which has been shifting wildly during this PPTQ season. Todd and The Boss, Tom Ross, explore some of Modern's more unusual decks in today's Versus Video.
Join Todd Anderson and Brad Nelson as they prepare for Grand Prix London in today's Versus Video, which pits two of the most potent archetypes from #PTOrigins - Mono-Red Aggro and G/R Devotion - against each other to prepare for their trip across the pond.
Todd and BBD mill through some of the weirder options available in Standard, exploring Andrew Cuneo's U/R Sphinx's Tutelage mill deck from #PTOrigins (now complete with a Grand Prix win!) while BBD forges a Demonic Pact!
Todd Anderson and CVM prepare for #SCGDC this weekend by battling with two of Legacy's sweeter decks in a complicated dance of Brainstorms and beatdown tempo. Check it out!
Joel Larsson's #PTOrigins-winning Mono-Red Aggro deck is quite unusual as far as modern-day red decks are concerned, and to showcase just how special it is Todd Anderson takes on all comers in an MTGO Daily Event.
The Versus Series moves to Legacy this week for #SCGDC and battles with one of the most important matchups you can find in the format - Omni-Tell versus Delver of Secrets!
Throughout #SCGCHI, Rally the Ancestors was the talk of the tournament - but almost as a curiosity. Ray Tautic changed that at #SCGRICH by just crushing the tournament, and Todd Anderson takes his winning list for a test drive in this week's Open Series Spotlight!
For today's Versus Video, Todd Anderson and Brad Nelson are battling old-school style with a pair of their favorite retro Standard decks from a bygone age - back when Opposition and Upheaval were considered "fair" blue cards. Check it out!
With the Abzan Rally deck being only thing standing between him and a trophy in #SCGRICH, Todd Anderson knew it was going to be a slog. He examines that deck's strengths and probes for weaknesses as we enter #PTOrigins and #SCGRegionals weekend.
Jeskai Tokens has been a powerful Standard archetype for most of the past year, and it earned the first Top Eight for Jace, Vryn's Prodigy at #SCGCHI. Follow Todd Anderson as he tests the deck out and decide whether or not it's the deck for you at #SCGRegionals this weekeend!
In today's Versus Video, Todd Anderson and Tom "The Boss" Ross battle with a very different pair of blue-white decks: Thopter Control and Heroic Aggro. Which will come out on top?
Todd Anderson and Chris VanMeter battle Standard today with the intent of figuring out how good the Five-Color Rally deck is under pressure, so they put it up against another key deck from #SCGCHI to see how it holds up against R/W Aggro!
In today's Versus Video, Todd Anderson and Brad Nelson explore the recent high finishes by Merfolk in Modern by putting it up against a critical nemesis, good old-fashioned Jund.
While Todd played the same deck that won #SCGCHI, G/R Devotion isn't very fun to play - and the likelihood that the format will evolve for #SCGRICH and beyond is very high. Check out what he's considering for this weekend and give it a try yourself!
For today's Versus Video, Todd and BBD battle Modern as they test out some of the format's more powerful new decks. Check them out in time for the $5K Premier IQ at #SCGRICH this weekend!
Modern is a format constantly in transition, but one thing it always has is a set of core rules describing what the format is about. Todd looks at this week's Banned List announcement with a critical eye for recent developments in the Modern metagame.