My Picks for Kaldheim Championship Weekend

Ally Warfield Historic, Standard

This upcoming weekend, I’ll be competing in the Kaldheim Championship. Like previous Championships, Player’s Tours and the like, it’s a split format event, showcasing Standard and Historic. Day One consists of three rounds of Standard and four rounds of Historic, with four or more match wins necessary to advance to Day Two.  Because of the extra emphasis on Historic for …

Strixhaven’s New Planeswalkers

Mason Clark Historic, Standard

Strixhaven preview season hasn’t even officially begun, and we already have two new planeswalkers to talk about! These cards offer some exciting deckbuilding options, as well as new contexts for evaluating some powerful format staples. Let’s jump into it! Kasmina, Enigma Sage Kasmina was the first walker revealed, and there are some interesting places you can go with her. First …

Standard Ladder Tier List: March 4, 2021

Mason Clark Standard

A lot has happened in Standard since we published our last tier list, including the recent Kaldheim League Weekend. The metagame has shaken up a bit, and we’re here to break it all down in this week’s tier list. Before we dive into the list, here’s a quick refresher on the tier list grading criteria: S Tier: Decks that are …

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! …