Deep Analysis – The Toolbox

This week I will be explaining my favorite archetype in Magic, the Toolbox archetype. What is the Toolbox archetype? The term toolbox archetype refers to a deck that has a number of answer cards in your deck and/or sideboard as well as a number of search effects to find the…

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Deep Analysis – Modern’s Evolution

I want to apologize to my fans for the lack of an article this past week. What cards from Standard have moved into Modern? There certainly has been a few. Let’s start with the card that has seen the most play in Modern from Eldritch Moon, .  There have been…

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Deep Analysis: Trying to Breakthrough in Modern – Part 2

If you missed last week’s article, I would suggest reading it first as is it leads into this article.  Part 1 is here. Disciple of Bolas, welcome back! We continue our journey trying to  a new deck in Modern. Build 2 – Hedron Crab So the last version saw me attempt…

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Deep Analysis: Trying to Breakthrough in Modern – Part 1

Breakthrough by Raymond Swanland

, it is time to begin experimenting.  You do like to brew, don’t you? Today we are going to look at an experiment that I am working on for Modern involving the EMN card, . Many players are attempting to break this card.  The question is whether a 4 mana…

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Deep Analysis – Hail to the King, Baby

Eternal Masters Preview Week 1 has begun and I am excited for sure. Wizards has done a fantastic job with the previews they have dropped so far.  I haven’t been this pumped for a full Magic set in a LONG time. Our series on the Legacy format continues today as…

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Deep Analysis – Combo Breaker

Welcome back to Deep Analysis! Continuing on our tour of the Legacy format, let’s move into an area of great speed, the combo decks. If a card can be broken, it usually happens in Legacy. With 23 years worth of cards, sometimes even the most obscure (and seemingly harmless) card…

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Deep Analysis – Flipmaster Flex

Let’s talk more about Legacy. One of the more powerful spells in Legacy is one from the recent past. Flipmaster Flex The help flip Legacy in to a format where the Insectile Aberration has been a defining part of the metagame since it was printed in Innistrad in 2011. Delver…

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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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