Standard Mono-White Aggro

Chantelle Campbell Standard

White Aggro decks invaded the scene at Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica, putting six decks into the top eight and taking down the entire event in the hands of Andrew Elenbogen. Taking advantage of an incredibly low curve, including upwards of sixteen one-drop creatures, the White Aggro deck utilizes powerful small and evasive threats like Skymarcher Aspirant and Healer’s Hawk …

Key Constructed Cards: Guilds of Ravnica

Chantelle Campbell Standard

With the first rotation in what feels like years, Standard waves goodbye to staples such as The Scarab God and Glorybringer and hello to a whole wide world of new toys to explore. This shakeup allows for new ingenuity, and the consensus is that it will breathe new life into Standard, as well as non-rotating formats such as Modern and …

Key Constructed Cards from Core Set 2019

Chantelle Campbell Standard

Another new set means another opportunity to shake up constructed, and M19 doesn’t disappoint! This is the first core set since Magic Origins in 2015, and with it comes the opportunity to inject staples back into Standard, as well as unleashing powerful new tools for all our favorite Constructed formats. The Planeswalkers        A new core set means a new …

Deck of the Week: B/W Vehicles

Card Kingdom Deck of the Week, Standard

With Pro Tour Dominaria about to unfold this weekend, the Standard landscape is becoming increasingly unsteady. While U/W Control and B/R Aggro are still ubiquitous, more divergent strategies are emerging as players choose “beat ’em” over “join ’em.” The most talked-about deck of these is B/W Vehicles, which our own Chris VanMeter took out for a spin this past week. …

Deck of the Week: Mono-Black Control

Card Kingdom Deck of the Week, Standard

The post-Dominaria Standard metagame seems to be taking shape, with U/W Control decks and Red Aggro decks facing off in tournament halls and local game stores alike. Having covered both decks thoroughly in previous installments of Deck of the Week, we tuned into this week’s Team Standard Super League to see what else the format had to offer. Tuesday’s episode …

Deck of the Week: Standard B/R Aggro

Simon Irving Deck of the Week, Standard

Dominaria Standard is still a new and shiny format, open to all kinds of innovation and originality. Early results have shown a massive swing away from the previous Standard metagame, with nary a Scarab God to be found. Without that great bug-headed monstrosity casting its ominous shadow over the battlefields and graveyards of our Standard matches, many new archetypes are …

Deck of the Week: Standard U/W Control

Hallie Santo Deck of the Week, Standard

For the past several months, Standard has been dominated by two titanic threats: Hazoret the Fervent and The Scarab God. These two larger-than-life creatures were among the most impactful and hardest to answer in the format, and their struggle for control of Amonkhet played out on battlefields at Friday Night Magic and Grand Prix alike. While many Standard stalwarts chose …

Going to Llanowar

Chantelle Campbell Standard

Dominaria Prereleases have wrapped up (and they were a blast!), and the Draft Leagues are open. With all of the new cards evaluated, the eyes of the masses are turning to Standard, and the splash that these powerful new cards will have on our favorite rotating format. But there’s only one card that I’m excited about – a card that …

Deck of the Week: GP Seattle Winners

Card Kingdom Deck of the Week, Legacy, Standard

In honor of last weekend’s double-header Grand Prix in our hometown of Seattle, we have a double dose of Deck of the Week for you today! Seattle is well-known as a Legacy hotbed, and it was only fitting that one of our own would win the Legacy portion of the event. Mox Seattle regular Daniel Duterte took down the tournament …

Deck of the Week: Return of the Red Deck

Simon Irving Deck of the Week, Standard

This week’s Banned & Restricted announcement has dramatically reshaped Standard. As Rivals for Ixalan arrives, four widely played cards will be leaving the format. The removal of Attune with Aether and Rogue Refiner from the Energy lists was not surprising, but the two bans targeting Mono-Red were considerably more unexpected. Both Ramunap Ruins and Rampaging Ferocidon (RIP, my clever girl) gave …