The New Modern Metagame

Anthony Lowry Modern

For those that don’t know who I am, I’m Anthony Lowry, a former grinder on the SCG Tour. I’ve contributed to a lot of different archetypes, such as Jeskai Geist, Burning Reanimator (now R/B Reanimator) Jeskai Auras, and various monsters decks, including Chris VanMeter’s winning list from SCG Syracuse back in 2015. I don’t exactly consider myself a great deckbuilder, …

Leylines in Core Set 2020

Card Kingdom Modern, Standard

Editor’s note: This article was published on June 19, 2019, before Leyline of Abundance was previewed. We’ve updated the article to include it. Mana is the foundation of all magic in the Multiverse. Each plane has its own distinct mana, which can be found along a network of paths called leylines. These leylines have often been relevant to Magic story …

Hogaak in Modern

Card Kingdom Modern

Modern Horizons has arrived, and Magic players are stocking up on new cards to test-drive in Modern. Plenty of cards in the set have gotten buzz, but there’s one name has risen above the din this past week: Hogaak. Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis is one of the weirdest and most powerful creatures printed in a long time, so let’s go through …

Top 10 Callbacks in Modern Horizons

Mara Katz Design, Modern

Modern Horizons is all about celebrating Magic’s history. It’s packed with exciting mechanics and references to old cards that the player community remembers fondly. Here are the ten references that the Card Kingdom community is most excited about. Collected Conjuring Collected Company has made its mark in Standard and Modern alike. Collected Conjuring does the same thing as Collected Company, …

Modern Neoform Combo

Chantelle Campbell Modern

With the introduction of Neoform in War of the Spark, a brand new Neoform deck has started seeing play in Modern. Popularized by Piotr “Kanister” Glogowski, the deck features a combo that can win as early as turn one or two. Neoform Combo 1 Pact of Negation4 Summoner’s Pact4 Serum Visions1 Noxious Revival1 Wild Cantor2 Dissenter’s Deliverance2 Manamorphose4 Neoform1 Lightning …

Modern Archetype Stickers

Card Kingdom Giveaway, Modern

We all know the feeling: Sometimes you have too many Magic: The Gathering decks, and you can’t keep track of all of them! Even if you use different colored deck boxes, you may have trouble remembering where you put each of your decks. Well, good news for Modern players: With the release of Modern Horizons, we’re introducing new Modern Archetype …

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 …