Exploring Cavern of Souls' Reprint

Exploring Cavern of Souls’ Reprint

Tom AndersonCommander, Standard

To enfranchised Magic players, rare lands are always headline cards for any new set. The availability of color-fixing lands is a huge factor in deciding the metagame of a format, especially the presence of multicolor aggro decks. But despite this vital role, there’s usually not a lot interesting to say about the cards themselves. But that’s different for Cavern of …

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Early Look

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan: Early Look

Chris CornejoCommander, Products, Standard

It’s been a while since Magic: The Gathering last visited Ixalan, and a lot has changed on the Meso-American inspired plane. Let’s jump in and take a look at everything we know about the upcoming set, The Lost Caverns of Ixalan!  The Story  A year has passed since the Phyrexian invasion of the Multiverse and Ixalan is healing its wounds …

World Championship XXIX Lessons Learned

World Championship XXIX: Lessons Learned

Michael RappLimited, Standard

More than 100 of the best Magic players in the world gathered in Las Vegas for the 2023 World Championship last weekend to compete in a tournament split between Wilds of Eldraine Draft and Standard Constructed. And as with the conclusion of any tournament, there are lessons to be learned from World Championship XXIX. What expectations did players and spectators …

Lost Caverns of Ixalan: Early Impressions

Mason ClarkModern, Pioneer, Standard

We continued our descent toward the Lost Caverns of Ixalan during the weekend at MagicCon Las Vegas. While we have still only seen a few previews, they point us in some fun directions, so we’re going to look at the potential standouts.  Ojer Axonil, Deepest Might  Now this is an exciting god. Ojer turns all your burn spells into Boros …

Wilds of Eldraine Updated Decks for Standard

Wilds of Eldraine: Updated Decks for Standard

Tom AndersonStandard

I’ve been keeping a close eye on the early Standard decks post-Wilds of Eldraine, and I’m sure I’m not the only one with great expectations. The original Throne of Eldraine was among the most impactful sets ever, immediately reshaping not only Standard but every other format, too.  Wilds of Eldraine doesn’t seem to include must-ban outliers on the level of …

Three Ways to Approach Five Player Magic

Three Ways to Approach Five Player Magic

Alexander OrtegaCommander, Limited, Standard

We’ve all tried rallying friends to play some Commander and had two people respond at the same time for the fourth spot. Or it’s the day of a six-person draft, and one player’s commitment beforehand goes long, causing them to bow out. Either way, you’re left with that awkward number of five player Magic. Commander games can already run long, …

Wilds of Eldraine Enchanting Tales Guide

Wilds of Eldraine: The Best Enchanting Tales Cards

Jacob LacknerCommander, Standard

Wilds of Eldraine will deliver plenty of new cards to be excited about when it releases on Sept. 8, but it will also have a bonus sheet called Enchanting Tales. This add-on full of Magic’s most desired enchantments will show up in Draft, Set and Collector boosters, much like we saw with March of the Machine’s Multiverse Legends and The …

Wilds of Eldraine Standard Highlights

Wilds of Eldraine Standard Highlights

Tom AndersonStandard

Smell that fresh cardboard scent in the air? Wilds of Eldraine is rushing toward us, offering Standard players the chance for brand new adventures! Of course, the original Eldraine set was more of a cautionary tale, full of vile villains and bad ends: Oko, Fires of Invention, the Cat–Oven combo, Gilded Goose, Once Upon a Time, Escape to the Wilds, …

Wilds of Eldraine Predictions

Wilds of Eldraine Predictions

Chris CornejoStandard

Wilds of Eldraine previews are nearly upon us and the story is almost over — so it’s time for some predictions! I make no guarantees beyond these being educated guesses since they’re mostly based on what I think would be neat. Just take everything here with at least a pinch of salt. That said, let’s get to the prognosticating!  Prediction …