5 Kaldheim Cards That Will Define Standard

Mason Clark Standard

We are one week out from Kaldheim releasing on Arena, which will give us a brand new Standard format to explore (and potentially break). This current Standard format has been a fun and exciting one to play, but that’s all in the past now. Today, we’ll be looking toward the future, as we go over five cards from Kaldheim that …

5 Kaldheim Cards to Watch in Standard

Mason Clark Standard

It’s that time of year again! Less than a month ago, we were getting holiday presents, and now we have even more gifts to look forward to. Kaldheim is shaping up to be one of the more interesting sets we have seen in a while, full of vikings, monsters, and exciting Magic cards! Here are five cards we’ve seen so …

Kaldheim Pathways and the Importance of Mana

Mason Clark Standard, Strategy

I want to let you in on a secret. There’s one aspect of Magic: The Gathering that defines everything we do in the game, but we don’t think or talk about it as much as we should. I’m not talking about mulliganing, sideboarding, or card advantage — I’m talking about mana. Lands are some of the most impactful cards in …

5 Things I Learned Playing Magic in 2020

Mason Clark Community

The year is winding down, and the whole Magic world is waiting for Kaldheim previews to start next week. With things relatively calm before the massive storm Kaldheim is sure to bring, I thought it might be nice to take this time to reflect on the past year. While looking back, I realized that five of my favorite cards from …

5 Ways to Improve Your Magic Gameplay in 2021

Mason Clark Strategy

We are winding down on the year, and the various formats have settled down in place as we wait on Kaldheim spoiler season to kick into full gear. With all of that in mind, I decided today we should focus on some bigger picture topics. Often, in these articles, I am writing about short term gains and what’s currently happening. …

Three Rogue Decks to Try in Historic

Mason Clark Historic

Last week, we covered some of the top players in Historic in anticipation of the Arena Open, and this week, we have another round of Arena qualifiers. Uro piles have established themselves as the decks to beat, so if you’re looking for the most competitive deck to play, I suggest trying it. But today, I wanted to focus on some …

Three Historic Decks to Play this Week

Mason Clark Historic

The next couple of weeks of Arena play are going to be dominated by Historic. The Arena Open is this weekend, and as its name suggests, anyone can enter on MTG Arena. There’s also a series of Star City Games qualifiers this weekend, plus the Top 1200 Mythic Qualifiers on Arena next weekend.  With all this in mind, I’m going …

Three Decks Taking Over Standard

Mason Clark Standard

Since the banning of Omnath, we have seen the Standard format blossom. We’ve had a lot of churn in the top decks, fun dynamic gameplay, and a good balance of decks. Typically, around this time in a format, we would be talking about how best to tune one of the three best decks we have been talking about for weeks.  …

7 Cards to Play in Standard Rogues

Mason Clark Standard

I recently heard a story that I’ve been thinking about a lot. A Magic player was once talking to Brad Nelson, and they asked him for advice on how to improve their game. This player was playing the stock best deck with all the best cards on rate, but they still weren’t getting the results they wanted.  Here’s the advice …

Historic Ladder Tier List: Kaladesh Remastered Edition

Mason Clark Historic

It’s been a few months since we last checked in on Historic. In that time, many cards have entered the format, but not a lot has changed. The releases of Kaladesh Remastered and Zendikar Rising have added a couple new archetypes to Historic, but they’ve mainly strengthened existing decks. Cards like the fast lands, modal DFC lands, Forsaken Monument, and …