September 9, 2015

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Daily Dose of Battle for Zendikar – It’s time to awaken the land!

Welcome to another edition of the Daily Dose of Battle for Zendikar! Today we will be talking about a new mechanic that will allow you to get maximum value on some of the new spells coming out in the new set. Just remember that the new set comes out on October 2nd! Zendikar is a land that is known for having its land cause lots of destruction, and now you can awaken the lands to fight against the...

August 31, 2015

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Daily Dose of Battle for Zendikar - Gideon and his Allies!

Welcome to another edition of the Daily Dose of Battle for Zendikar! Yesterday we talked about the evil hungry Eldrazi. Today we will be talking about the ones hoping to protect and save Zendikar, Gideon and his Allies! Gideon has been one of the most popular Planeswalkers, and he will be the face of this set, as you will see him in all of the marketing and merchandise for Battle for Zendikar. We...

August 28, 2015

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A Different Look at Mono Red

Standard is evolving so fast these days. Since the pro tour the best deck has been: U/R Thopters, Mono Red, GW Aggro, GR Devotion and Hangerback Abzan. When one deck emerges another falls. With the rise of Mono red and Thopters, Dromoka’s command became a big player again because of how good it is vs those decks. The decks then skyrocketed to the top. The main offenders being GW Aggro and the...

August 25, 2015

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Theros Block’s Impact on Modern

With the release of Magic Origins, and most players already looking forward to the return of the Eldrazi in Battle for Zendikar, it’s already the dog days of summer for devotees of Theros block. As standard players start purging their collections of rotating staples, modern players can start looking for good deals on playables from Theros, Born of the Gods, and Journey into Nyx. But just how...

August 24, 2015

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With high profile performances from Grishoalbrand and Bloom Titan in Modern this year, we saw the costs of key cards skyrocket: Azusa, , to name a few. People bought out these cards anticipating the next best combo deck. However, if we look at the metagame now, they don't look like the powerhouses they once seemed. According to (at the time of this article), Bloom Titan accounts...

August 19, 2015

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Demonic Pact at the Pro Tour

As a casual observer of the standings at Pro Tour Origins, you might say that my event didn’t go according to plan, but in truth, it kind of did. This season has been filled with a whole lot of personal success. I had a good mix of Grand Prix results, and a good showing at Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir, which was good enough to get me to Silver status, and qualify me for Pro Tour Origins and the...

August 14, 2015

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Abbot of Keral Keep

When I first read I was certainly impressed. This card easily looks like it could have been a card someone made after winning an invitational. I know when you see me comparing this card to those multi-format all-stars you might think I’m exagerrating how good I think this card is. I’m not. Abbot is actually quite similar to those cards. You can’t help but notice the fact they are all...

August 7, 2015

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People tend to have the wrong idea about legacy. If you listened exclusively to popular message boards you could probably be convinced that legacy is a format of fast games and turn one kills. If you keep a hand without Force of Will you are probably going to lose. Of course none of this is true. By speaking to those who know the format you can learn that legacy is a format chock-full of...

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