Let’s Metagame – The Future of Humans

If you didn’t know already, I’m a huge fan of Humans in Modern. I love it’s ability to adapt to most of the matchups in the format. The disruptive and aggressive natures work wonders together, being able to effectively hinder your opponent’s gameplan while furthering your own is something I…

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Let’s Metagame – B/W Midrange 2.0

M19 is officially here, and Standard is still changing! I touched on the B/W deck several weeks ago. And while it seemed to vanish for awhile, it has gone through some changes. The new set also added some much needed juice to power it up. So, let’s take a look…

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Let’s Metagame – U/B Midrange

It’s that time again, Nationals! Along with all of the hustle and bustle of tournament Magic, Nationals is held high in some players’ hearts. This tournament means more to some, as being able to play for their respective country in the World Magic Cup is a great honor, and is…

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Let’s Metagame – GP Vegas and Modern

This past weekend was a blast! I attended GP Vegas, one of the premiere GPs of the year, and technical difficulties aside, it was a great tournament and one for the books. The atmosphere was amazing, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Magic’s 25th anniversary. My…

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Let’s Metagame – The Un-Red Deck (Esper Control)

What a weekend! With another Pro Tour in the books, and an unsuccessful SCG Regional Championship for me (unfortunately), a lot of Magic was played this weekend. This was a great time to evaluate where Magic is, especially in Standard. Now, opinions of the Pro Tour’s Top 8 accounted for.…

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Let’s Metagame – The State of Standard

As I stated in my last post, Standard is a rapidly evolving format right now. There’s been a lot of debate of what the “best deck” is, and why you’d be wrong by playing anything other than that deck. Now, I can’t tell you what to play. I don’t have…

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Let’s Metagame – Back to the Heart (W/B Vehicles)

I’m loving Standard right now. A lot of new and innovative decks are seeing play and holding their own against the remaining decks from the old format. As any metagame shifts, and different cards start to see a rise in popularity, other cards also become better positioned. The ebb and…

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Raise Your Standards – A Variety of Vehicle Decks

Hello and welcome to another episode of Raise Your Standards.  This week we’re going to take a look at a few decks with something in common.  They’re all decks featuring vehicles. Mardu Vehicles Let’s get started with the most played version, Mardu Vehicles. Mardu Vehicles – (by spaceotterssey) Creatures 4…

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Raise Your Standards – U/G Pummeler: Nuts & Bolts

Hello and welcome to another episode of Raise Your Standards.  This week we’ll be taking a look at three variations of Blue-Green Electrostatic Pummeler decks in a sub-column I call Nuts and Bolts.  All of these builds have gone 5-0 on Magic Online (MTGO) recently.  We’ll then compare the decks…

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Raise Your Standards – Not Your Standard Standard Decks

Hello and welcome to another episode of Raise Your Standards.  This week I have a few different decks that have done well on Magic Online that aren’t quite like the usual decks you see.  If you came here looking for a rundown of the most played decks in Standard, I’m…

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