Many Flavors of R/W Decks

Hi everyone, and welcome back to Raise Your Standards.  For me, White/Red decks are my favorite decks to play.  In the current Standard environment, there are multiple ways to build a competitive White/Red deck.  This week we’ll take a look at a few of these builds. Let’s start with a…

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Epiphany at the Drownyard – Researching the Field

Hello and welcome to my new column Epiphany at the Drownyard!  Here we will be discussing standard and understanding the fundamentals of the decks within standard and how to attack them. Let us take a look at one of the two current bogeymen of standard, U/W flash. Emma Handy’s U/W…

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Raise Your Standards – GW(r) Vigilance

Hi everyone and welcome to the debut of my column, Raise Your Standards.  My goal of this column is to provide you with some insight into the Standard tournament scene, and to discuss decks within the Standard format that you might want to play at your local Friday Night Magic…

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Fodder Cannon – Deck Tech: Gruul Energy

Kaladesh has brought back Gruul beats in a very interesting way with energy.  I really like that this time around Gruul has more to it than just playing huge dudes.  There’s actually quite a lot of choices you need to make to sequence your energy correctly or efficiently. All of…

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Fodder Cannon – The Kaladesh Standard Meta

Hello all and welcome to my first article ever! Although many of my friends would argue many text messages I send to them would be articles they have never been published on a site before.  I’ve been back in the standard scene since Return to Ravnica and its all I…

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Deep Analysis – The Art of Bluffing

Did you find my previous article helpful?  Did the post article assignment also help? Excellent!  There is more of these type of articles in the coming weeks. Today we will be talking about an important technique in Magic (and in other CCG’s), bluffing. Let’s start with a famous game in recent…

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Deep Analysis – Worldflame

My plan when the weekend started was to talk about the innovation from the Pros at PT SOI. That decision changed on Sunday with the announcements by Wizards of the Coast. No More Modern Pro Tours This was the first jolting news.  This was announced on the Mothership as well. For…

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Deep Analysis – Ongoing Investigation

With less than two days to the start of Pro Tour Shadows of Innistrad and 3 days before the SCG State Championships, players have a list of what appears to be the decks of the format.  The question remains is there one deck to rule them all? Mono-White Humans Max…

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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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