Deep Analysis – Out of the Shadows

With a full spoiler to look at, we can begin to evaluate cards and their potential in various formats. Today I will be evaluating cards for the Standard environment and next week’s article will cover the eternal formats use of SOI. The first card that sticks out in my mind…

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Jeskai Ascendancy – Modern Decktech

This is a repost of my first article. Greetings, I am Michael Reed and I have been playing Magic since the second Mirrodin block. I have played Standard, Commander/EDH, and Modern as my main formats. My favorite is Modern so you will find most if not all my posting on Modern.…

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Deep Analysis – Musings of a Ban

In today’s Deep Analysis, we are going to talk about cards banned throughout Magic’s long history and what constitutes the potential for a card to be banned. The majority of cards that have banned throughout the history of the game falls into one of three categories: Card Advantage / Selection…

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Deep Analysis – The Eldrazi Invasion

Three Modern GP’s this week proved that the Eldrazi are the prime time players of Modern. First up is GP Melbourne with 1105 players that sleeved up for the event.  Of those, 311 players made it to day 2. Top 100 Archetypes 43 Eldrazi (30 W/U, 6 G/R, 3 U/R, 1 Bant, 1 G/U, 1 Colourless, 1…

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The Pre-Ban Glance

Wizards of the Coast always has a way of drawing us in; they know exactly how to hook us for the next round of cardboard addiction. Many players I find are just itching for the newest summer set (ie. Conspiracy, Modern Master, Eternal Masters, etc.). Some players find the most…

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The History of Modern

Some new players may not realize this, but Modern is the youngest official format in Magic the Gathering. Modern was officially released August 2011, with Pro Tour Philadelphia being the first major testing grounds a month later. The focus in this article will be on the ban list in history of…

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