Modern Horizons and Modern Tribal Decks

Card Kingdom Modern

As Modern Horizons preview season has progressed, one thing has become increasingly clear: Tribal decks are getting more support in Modern. Tribal decks are creature-based decks that take advantage of synergies between creatures that share a type. These decks have been and continue to be mainstays of the Modern format, but some have overperformed of late while others have faded …

An Intro to Modern

Card Kingdom Modern

With Mythic Championship II just behind us and Modern Horizons coming up, there’s been a lot of buzz about the Modern format. We’ve also seen a huge influx of new Magic players to the competitive ecosystem with the advent of MTG Arena, so we wanted to offer a quick introduction to the Modern format. Modern is a non-rotating format that …

A Beginner’s Guide to Modern Dredge

Chantelle Campbell Modern

With KCI no longer around to prey on fair decks, we’ve seen a spike in grindier strategies in Modern. This shift, along with the printing of Creeping Chill, has propelled Dredge to the peak of popularity. Dredge attacks on a different axis than other creature-based strategies, using the graveyard more heavily than any other deck in Modern. The Dredge mechanic …

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 …