Oko Banned in Standard

Chantelle Campbell Standard

Oko, Thief of Crowns? Out. Once Upon a Time? Not anytime soon. Veil of Summer? So last season.  With Monday’s Banned and Restricted announcement, some of the biggest players in Standard have been overthrown, opening up a wide world of deck-building possibilities. Artifacts and powerful creatures that Oko has turned into elk are viable again; more aggressive strategies can better …

Mythic Championship V: Top 10 Cards to Watch

Chantelle Campbell Standard

The Mythic Championship is upon us, and we’ll be getting our first real look at competitive Standard since Throne of Eldraine was released. With Eldraine came many powerful new cards and synergies, from Planeswalkers to Food tokens. Let’s count down the Throne of Eldraine cards that will make the biggest splash at Mythic Championship V.  10. Fabled Passage A strict …

Planeswalking into Throne of Eldraine

Chantelle Campbell Standard

We’ve seen all the new cards in Throne of Eldraine, and while there are many that we can start brewing with, there are a few specific characters that have walked through the blind eternities right into my heart. I’m of course talking about Oko, The Royal Scions, and someone we’ve been wondering about for quite some time: Garruk. With these …

The Power of Process-Oriented Thinking

Chantelle Campbell Strategy

Magic is a game of variance. It’s probably something you’ve heard a million times before – I know I have. But in the heat of the moment, when your opponent finds the perfect one-outer on the top of their deck or you draw what must be your twelfth land in a row, it can be easy to forget, and for …

Modern Horizons Limited Archetypes

Chantelle Campbell Limited

With the release of Modern Horizons behind us and MagicFest Seattle ahead, I figured it was time to gain a deeper understanding of Modern Horizons Limited archetypes – for both Sealed and Draft. A “Masters”-style set like Modern Horizons has a significantly higher complexity level than, say, Core Set 2020, so understanding how the cards interact with each other and …

Modern Neoform Combo

Chantelle Campbell Modern

With the introduction of Neoform in War of the Spark, a brand new Neoform deck has started seeing play in Modern. Popularized by Piotr “Kanister” Glogowski, the deck features a combo that can win as early as turn one or two. Neoform Combo 1 Pact of Negation4 Summoner’s Pact4 Serum Visions1 Noxious Revival1 Wild Cantor2 Dissenter’s Deliverance2 Manamorphose4 Neoform1 Lightning …

War of the Spark Planeswalkers in Standard

Chantelle Campbell Standard

With War of the Spark spoiler season in full swing, we’ve seen a torrent of new cards – including plenty of planeswalkers. While there’s plenty of room to brew new decks, I can’t help but wonder  how they’re going to slot into the current Standard metagame. Teferi, Time Raveler Teferi, Time Raveler is the most obvious inclusion on this list. …

A Beginner’s Guide to Modern Dredge

Chantelle Campbell Modern

With KCI no longer around to prey on fair decks, we’ve seen a spike in grindier strategies in Modern. This shift, along with the printing of Creeping Chill, has propelled Dredge to the peak of popularity. Dredge attacks on a different axis than other creature-based strategies, using the graveyard more heavily than any other deck in Modern. The Dredge mechanic …