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 …

Hardened Scales is Back with Modern Horizons 2

Ally Warfield Modern

Modern Horizons 2 is just around the corner, and everyone is excited to see all of the powerful new cards being introduced to Modern — one of Magic’s most beloved formats. While I’ve seen a lot of hype around the flashy new cards like Grief, Void Mirror, and Unmarked Grave, there hasn’t been much talk about the handful of cards …

Why You Should Play Profane Tutor in Modern

Mason Clark Modern

Demonic Tutor is one of the most iconic and powerful cards in all of Magic, a staple in every format where it’s legal. With the release of Modern Horizons 2, this powerhouse tutor gets a new spiritual successor: Profane Tutor.  Profane Tutor is effectively a Demonic Tutor with suspend, and it’s being criminally underrated in Modern. This is partly because …

MH2 Promises a “Fair Deck Summer” for Modern

Tom Anderson Modern

Spoiler season for Modern Horizons 2 is like none other in Magic history — save perhaps for the original Modern Horizons. Since every card is explicitly designed for the Modern format, even the commons often require close examination for their potential metagame impact – if not in Modern itself or Legacy, then in Commander or Pauper. No other sets in …

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 …

Jund Shadow for A New Modern

Michael Rapp Modern

Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath, Field of the Dead, Simian Spirit Guide, and Mystic Sanctuary have been banned in Modern. Modern players around the world rejoiced upon hearing the news, myself included. But once I was done celebrating, I knew that I’d have to get back into the lab to try and crack the code for the new Modern format. …

Three Modern Decks to Play After the Uro Ban

Mason Clark Modern

Last week, Modern experienced a huge B&R shakeup. Format staples Uro, Field of the Dead, Mystic Sanctuary, and Simian Spirit Guide are all gone, along with new menace Tibalt’s Trickery. With these bans, Modern has returned to its pre-Throne of Eldraine state, and the format is super exciting to play! If you’re looking to get some games in on Magic …

How to Get Back Into Modern

Ally Warfield Modern

Magic has mostly moved online since early 2020, but Magic players are eagerly awaiting the return of tabletop organized play and some of their favorite formats like Modern. A handful of people, including myself, have distanced themselves from some formats since competitive Magic’s focus shifted to Standard and Historic. Standard and Historic are some of my favorite formats, but this …