Should Alrund’s Epiphany Be Banned in Standard?

Mason Clark Standard

With the Magic World Championship in the rear view, the one question on everyone’s mind has been, “Can any deck consistently beat Alrund’s Epiphany in Standard?” Izzet Dragons may have won the trophy, but Alrund’s Epiphany remains the biggest force to be reckoned with in the format. The calls for a ban that began long before Worlds have only intensified. …

Standard Ladder Tier List: October 7, 2021

Mason Clark Standard

We are a couple of weeks into the new Standard season now, and hot on the heels of the World Championship. We’ve had a few events so far, including a big SCG Online Qualifier last weekend, but there’s still a lot of exploration to do. It’s the perfect time to kick off a new season of tier lists for Standard! …

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3 Underrated Standard Decks: September 2021

Mason Clark Standard

We’re a couple of weeks into Midnight Hunt Standard. The games have been fun, the format seems healthy, and people are starting to figure out what the cream of the crop is. Today, we’re going to go off the trail of conventional thought for a bit and talk about three underrated decks in Standard. Mono-Black Control Mono-Black has been on …

Week One Midnight Hunt Standard Decks

Mason Clark Standard

Standard rotation is here, and we’ll be saying farewell to many format-defining cards. For the last two years, Throne of Eldraine has shaped Standard in ways we hadn’t seen in a decade, with more cards banned than almost any other set. But that’s behind us now — starting today, we have a fresh, new Standard format to explore. Midnight Hunt …

5 New Decks with Historic Horizons

Mason Clark Historic

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons dropped today, and it’s time to start crushing the Arena ladder! Today, we have five new decks for you to start playing, covering everything from combo to beatdown to midrange decks. Let’s jump right in. Orzhov Lark Combo Lark Combo is looking to be one of the strongest decks during the first week of Historic Horizons’ legality. …

4 Pillars of Standard: 2021 Rotation

Mason Clark Standard

Standard rotation is so close I can feel it! As of today, we’re just four weeks away from rotation and the release of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt on Arena.  Last week, we took a look at the first batch of preview cards in Midnight Hunt to see how they might perform in Standard. Today, we’ll be doing the opposite: reexamining the …