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 – 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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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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