Best Decks from Kaldheim League Weekend Testing

Ally Warfield Standard

Standard evolves relatively quickly these days, with many online tournament results and statistics at our fingertips. We see this evolution resolve rapidly through Magic Online Challenges and leagues, Star City Games events, and on the Arena Ladder. It’s often difficult to know what to play from week to week when formats evolve as quickly as they do nowadays, so how …

Standard Ladder Tier List: February 18, 2021

Mason Clark Standard

Kaldheim has been out for three weeks now, so it’s time we take a big look at the metagame. That means it’s back to the tier list, where we’re going to break down the most played Standard decks on MTG Arena. This tier list is intended to help you choose decks for the Standard Ladder. While that might translate over …

MTG Challenger Decks 2021

Card Kingdom Standard

Challenger Decks — Magic‘s line of preconstructed Standard decks — are back for 2021! While tabletop organized play is on pause due to COVID-19, you can still battle with these ready-to-play decks at home with family and friends. Each Challenger Deck includes a 60-card deck and 15-card sideboard, plus a storage box and five double-sided tokens. All four decks are …

The Best Showdown of the Skalds Standard Decks

Mason Clark Standard

Showdown of the Skalds has proven to be one of the most impressive cards added to Standard from Kaldheim. The new saga grants a huge boost of card advantage to aggressive decks, as well as a power spike the following turn. Since Kaldheim’s release, players have been trying to figure out the best deck for Showdown; today, we’ll be covering …

Yorion Goes in Everything: 5 Standard Brews

Tom Anderson Standard

The Magic community has had its frosty mitts on Kaldheim for a couple weeks now, and we’re starting to notice the effects filtering through into the Standard metagame. With some completely fresh mechanical possibilities and a high power level, there are several new cards and shells with potential, even once the set’s honeymoon phase fades.  But the depth of the …

Kaldheim Standard Decks from Our Community

Mason Clark Standard

Last week, I shared five new Standard decks that you could build with Kaldheim and play on the Arena ladder. I also asked our community to submit their own Kaldheim brews — and you responded with some great ones! Today, I’ll be sharing five Standard decks submitted by our readers. Hopefully these will inspire you to try out some new …

Week One Kaldheim Standard Decks

Mason Clark Standard

The Standard metagame has been clearly established over the past few months, with Rogues, Gruul, and a handful of other decks at the top of the heap. But that could change as Kaldheim lands on our shore of the Multiverse today. How much will Kaldheim shake up Standard? We’ll just have to jump on the Arena ladder and find out! …

5 Kaldheim Cards That Will Define Standard

Mason Clark Standard

We are one week out from Kaldheim releasing on Arena, which will give us a brand new Standard format to explore (and potentially break). This current Standard format has been a fun and exciting one to play, but that’s all in the past now. Today, we’ll be looking toward the future, as we go over five cards from Kaldheim that …

5 Kaldheim Cards to Watch in Standard

Mason Clark Standard

It’s that time of year again! Less than a month ago, we were getting holiday presents, and now we have even more gifts to look forward to. Kaldheim is shaping up to be one of the more interesting sets we have seen in a while, full of vikings, monsters, and exciting Magic cards! Here are five cards we’ve seen so …

Kaldheim Pathways and the Importance of Mana

Mason Clark Standard, Strategy

I want to let you in on a secret. There’s one aspect of Magic: The Gathering that defines everything we do in the game, but we don’t think or talk about it as much as we should. I’m not talking about mulliganing, sideboarding, or card advantage — I’m talking about mana. Lands are some of the most impactful cards in …