Orzhov is gaining more and more ground in pre-Ravnica Allegiance discussions as the go-to guild, and this study from Ross is exactly why! Gather your powerful low drops and sneak in under the metagame with these decks!
It doesn't get anymore straightforward than this! Ben Friedman is calling shots and dropping mics. If you're not onboard with these major game-changers when Standard comes calling, best of luck to you!
A splashy mythic with crazy stats is a great place to start a Standard! Patrick Chapin wants to make sure you have the best possible home for this bomb, so he's put a lot of mental energy into finding just that! You're welcome!
Ross Merriam and Todd Anderson return to give you more of their entertaining testing for new Standard! Can't wait until the Prerelease to engage with the new cards? Here's your ticket now!
Part Gilded Lotus, part Sylvan Caryatid, part busted! Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax has a multitude of new Standard decks that use and abuse this innocuous mana creature to the fullest! Could this card be the real star of Ravnica Allegiance?
Look out, Aristocrats fans! This card may show us some tricks we never thought we'd get to do in Standard! But is it good enough to hang around the top tier? Dylan Hand ventures into the dark side with these new lists!
Whether it's Delver of Secrets, Shardless Agent, or Restoration Angel doing the damage, Gerry is the mind getting all those wins from strong positive tempo! Frilled Mystic might be the next in this lineage, and Gerry has the decklists to prove it!
Cards are becoming more and more flexible, which means they're more difficult to analyze...and more fun to play! Sam Black looks at the deep roster of these spells and decides where and when to use which when it comes to Ravnica Allegiance!
Can Ravager Wurm really make it a format where Carnage Tyrant already runs the show? In a word, of course! Ravager Wurm has a lot of text and a lot of mass, and Owen thinks that's a great combination to have in your corner this season!
Gerry may have been out last week, but nothing was going to keep him from talking about all the Ravnica Allegiance previews we got over the last week! There’s no shortage of exciting cards to talk about, so let's get going!
Shaheen has his four-mana wrath, but it comes with a cost. Is the card good enough? The Esper expert is happy to put together the reasons why you should be happy to play control in Ravnica Allegiance Standard!
Todd Anderson and Ross Merriam are ready to see which guild truly reigns supreme, all while testing out new cards for Standard! Which guild do you think is poised to win it all in the coming months?
Card text is only part of the equation; there's also thinking about play patterns! That's why Brad's original uninteresting look at Angel of Grace has been replaced by a fear this card will win games out of nowhere! Get his take here!
Rakdos is as aggro as it gets most of the time, so it makes sense to ask one of the best aggro deckbuilders in the game's history to evaluate this card from Ravnica Allegiance! Spoiler alert: Tom is a big fan! Here's why!
Frankly, it looks like any other random green enchantment, but there's a one-sided Heartbeat of Spring just below the surface! Todd Anderson takes you through some of the crazy ways this card could usher in a new combo era!
When did we start sleeping on Dragons of all things?! Gottlieb says this card is insane, and he has some decks to prove it! If you've been waiting on the right way to use Sarkhan or you just want to relive some Glorybringer glory, here you go!
Is Fires of Yavimaya really back? Is Kaya's Wrath what control players want? Is Birthing Pod as good as real again? Tom Ross, Shaheen Soorani, and Brad Nelson debate the realities of the upcoming Ravnica Allegiance set here!
We're not all the way to knowing how the metagame in Standard will be, but there is one likely option...and Andrew is all over it! This new card could make Golgari Midrange something of a powerhouse when all is said and done. Here's why!
The lame ducks of the past--cough, Bloodsoaked Champion--have given poor little Gutterbones a tough time this preview season! But as Abraham Stein warns, if you spend too much time worrying about the big splashy mythics, these cards might get you...
Ross Merriam knows a bit about what a Domri can do to a battlefield! He's putting together the kind of ramp archetype that is overdue for a Standard showing! Please, please let this strategy be real!