A Beginner’s Guide to Krark-Clan Ironworks

Chantelle Campbell Modern

Matt Nass has Top 8’d the last three Grand Prix and won two of them with one of Modern’s most talked-about decks: Krark-Clan Ironworks combo. While many had initially dismissed the deck, it’s proven more resilient and powerful than initially estimated, even showing up in the Top 4 of Pro Tour 25 in the hands of Ben Stark. With that …

Deck of the Week: Modern Storm

Card Kingdom Modern

Several members of our CK community traveled to Las Vegas earlier this month for one of Magic’s biggest events of the year. While there were plenty of panels to attend, friends to meet, and Beta draft qualifiers firing off, thousands of players chose to compete in one of two main events and put their spell-slinging skills to the test. Seattle …

Deck of the Week: B/R Hollow One

Chantelle Campbell Modern

Throughout its brief tenure in the Modern format, Hollow One has not been a deck that players have taken particularly seriously. With cards like Burning Inquiry and Goblin Lore, the opportunity for the deck to fail itself often seems too high. But that variance can hurt your opponents as much as it can hurt (or help) you. With the deck …

Deck of the Week: Modern Goblins

Simon Irving Modern

Are you excited about Dominaria? I certainly am! Big set, new cards, old nostalgia. Yet, of all the shiny new toys that Santa Karn is about to deliver to us, there are two reprints that have really piqued my interest – Skirk Prospector and Goblin Warchief. Goblins have long been gnawing at the edges of playability in Modern, and I’m …

Deck of the Week: Modern Affinity

Hallie Santo Modern

Bloodbraid Elf and Jace, the Mind Sculptor were let loose on the Modern landscape this week, and players are still trying to build the best homes for their old friends. “Bloodbraid Elf is a slam-dunk in Jund… but can I play her in Titan Shift?” “Is discarding my own Jace to Disrupting Shoal the best way to counter my opponent’s …

Spotlight on: Lotus Cobra

Ahren Gauthier Modern

Lotus Cobra has a fair bit of history attached to it, stretching all the way back to Extended. It was a key ramp piece in Mythic Bant (an Eldrazi Conscription/Sovereigns of Lost Alara combo deck), G/W Traps (Summoning Trap/Emrakul combo), and BUG Control (alongside Grave Titan and Jace, the Mind Sculptor). The key element that it brought to the table is …

Deck of the Week: Modern Grishoalbrand

Chantelle Campbell Modern

(Editor’s note: With Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan not far behind us and new unbannings not far in the future, Modern has been the talk of the Magic community this week. We also just happen to have a Modern 1K coming up this Saturday, and we’ll be broadcasting all the action on our Twitch channel. To help get you in …

Deck of the Week: Modern Humans

Hallie Santo Modern

Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan may be behind us, but Modern is still on many players’ minds. More Modern Grand Prix will be happening around the world this weekend, and overall perceptions of the format have been positive. Modern is as diverse as ever, with decks as disparate as Affinity and Lantern Control coexisting in the metagame. While Lantern Control …

Swimming with the Fishes

Chantelle Campbell Modern, Standard

Merfolk was the first Modern deck I ever built, and as such it will always have a special place in my heart. Until Humans busted onto the scene, it was one of the few competitive Modern tribal decks, and dedicated Merfolk players have honed their Islandwalking strategies like sharpened knives. As a lover of aggressive decks and synergy, seeing Merfolk …

Deck of the Week: Modern Jeskai

Hallie Santo Modern

We all have dreams about Magic from time to time – doing well in a tournament, or just winning epic games with our favorite decks. Some of us dream of going off with Storm or winning with a flurry of burn spells. Some attack with a swarm of small creatures, or one enormous one. Me, I just want to flash …