The New Modern Staples in Modern Horizons 2

The New Modern Staples in Modern Horizons 2

Scott Cullen Modern

Modern will never be the same again. Just like its predecessor, Modern Horizons 2 is poised to leave a massive mark on Modern; many of the cards will see some level of play in the format, and even more will become Commander staples from day one. In my eyes, this is one of the most successful sets in the past …

Getting the Most Out of Grief in Modern

Scott Cullen Modern

I’m no counselor, but we should probably talk about Grief. Weekly MTG previewed a bunch of cards ahead of the official start of Modern Horizons 2’s preview season, and Grief was easily the standout. The card has already has brewers in a tizzy to find the best shell for it and the optimum cards that work with it. Grief is …

Jacks of All Trades: Evaluating Modal Cards for Commander

Scott Cullen Commander

Many are familiar with the adage “a jack of all trades is a master of none.” What most people don’t know, however, is that the phrase is incomplete. The full saying is “a jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.” The same can be said about Magic cards, especially in …

Spellslinger Commander Deck Building Guide

Scott Cullen Commander

Few Commander strategies have been around as long as Spellslinger, and even fewer have remained viable. It’s like a beautiful house of cards, with each piece leaning on another to become something immense. Watching an experienced player piloting a Spellslinger deck can be a fascinating sight to behold; from the rapid decisions to the almost psychic knowledge of their library’s …

Upgrading Commander 2021: Quantum Quandrix

Scott Cullen Commander

Class is once again in session! Last week, I covered the Prismari Performance preconstructed deck and upgrade guide, and this week I’m crunching the numbers with Quandrix. This is Strixhaven’s math college, dedicated to life in numbers; from the patterns in nature, right down to the very building blocks of creation, it counts to Quandrix. Today, I’ll be looking at …

Commander 2021 Upgrade Guide: Prismari Performance

Scott Cullen Commander

In my opinion, Commander 2021 is one of the most impressive Commander products ever released. And that’s saying a lot, considering recency bias could have easily kept Commander Legends above all else. The five preconstructed decks are all home runs in terms of flavor: they’re based around the five colleges of Strixhaven, and they highlight the strengths and unique aspects …

The Best Budget Commanders in Strixhaven

Scott Cullen Commander

Pay attention, class! Strixhaven’s release is almost upon us, and you must be sure you’re ready for it. There are 22 new legendary creatures in the set, and that’s not even counting the ones in Commander 2021. If you’re looking for a new commander but don’t know where to start, fear not: you can borrow my notes! These are my …