Making the Vala-Kut: A Titan Deck Primer

Chantelle Campbell Modern

Valakut, Scapeshift, and Primeval Titan are the best of friends. Since its inception, the Valakut Scapeshift deck has been a powerful yet fringe strategy, and more recently, Valakut-centric “Titan Shift” decks are at the forefront of the Modern format. As a perpetual MTG grinder, I was particularly excited that Modern was the format of this PPTQ season. Modern is easily …

Modern and Legacy After GP Vegas

Chantelle Campbell Legacy, Modern

Grand Prix Vegas was a whirlwind of a weekend, so much so that it’s taken me a week to gather my wits and start analyzing the results. Modern was particularly interesting, as many players prepared to take down the big bad wolf of the format, Grixis Death’s Shadow. Contenders prepared a variety of strategies to attack the expected metagame. One …

Bant Spirits at GP Vegas

Chris Cornejo Modern

A couple of weeks ago, the Magic world descended on Las Vegas for a Triple Grand Prix Weekend. I was there, and had a blast playing in the Legacy and Modern GP’s. As an Event Coordinator for Mox Boarding House Seattle, I usually Judge Magic events four or five days a week, but rarely get to play myself – so …

4 Flavors of Death’s Shadow

Chantelle Campbell Modern

Since its breakout performance at Grand Prix Vancouver in February at the hands of Josh Utter-Leyton and team, the bold new take on Death’s Shadow has quickly made a name for itself as the deck to beat in Modern. Utter-Leyton, Gerry Thompson, and Sam Black all made Top 8 with a new Death’s Shadow list that cut down on the …

TBT: Modern Gauntlet of Greatness

Card Kingdom Modern, Video

This Throwback Thursday, we’ll be trying to answer one of Magic‘s age-old questions: “What’s the best deck?” In 2015, we teamed up with Magic Hall of Famer and Pro Tour commentator extraordinaire Randy Buehler to create several “Gauntlet of Greatness” video series, where we pit the best decks in a format against each over to see which one came out …