The return of creature decks to Modern

The Return of Creature Decks to Modern

Mason Clark Modern, Strategy

Modern, as a format, has always been propped up by a “you can do whatever you want” mentality. However, during the last year, Yorion made playing creature decks in Modern incredibly difficult due to cards like Solitude, Fury, Prismatic Ending and Unholy Heat.  The good news for creature fans in Modern is that many of these cards are on the …

Bestow – MTG Keywords Explained

Chris Cornejo Strategy

Bestow is an alternate casting cost that appears on Enchantment Creatures, so we’re getting pretty specific already as those are somewhat uncommon to begin with. If you cast the Bestow creature for its normal mana cost, it enters the battlefield and behaves like any other creature spell. If you choose to cast it for its Bestow cost, it instead enters …

Prototype – MTG Keywords Explained

Card Kingdom Strategy

Prototype is mechanic from The Brothers’ War that appears on artifact creatures. Cards with Protoype have a special Prototype section of their text box, which, if you’re casting the card normally, can be cheerfully ignored. However, you can also choose to cast the card for its Prototype cost. If you do, you pay the cost listed in the special box, …

Meld – MTG Keywords Explained

Card Kingdom Strategy

Meld is a Keyword Action (a little different than what we normally cover here) that can appear on any permanent type. It could theoretically appear on an Instant or Sorcery, but we have yet to see that occur and how specifically that would work. Anyway! Meld appears in the ability text of one card that will specifically name another card …

The Brothers' War Draft Guide

The Brothers’ War: Draft Guide

Tom Anderson Limited, Strategy

With The Brothers’ War returning to a traditional, simultaneous Arena and physical release schedule, Draft lovers get to spend a little more time with the full spoiler before jumping into the trenches.  That’s just as well, since this set is very unique in many fundamental aspects. Wizards has leaned into the epic, world-spanning scale of their story. Every color is …

Fuse – MTG Mechanics Explained

Card Kingdom Strategy

Fuse is a static ability you can find on some split cards – modal cards that essentially act like two cards in one. Normally, these cards only allow you to cast one side or the other, but not both. Fuse lets you do exactly that. When you cast a Fuse card from your hand you may pay the costs of …

Extort – MTG Keywords Explained

Card Kingdom Strategy

Extort is a triggered ability that appears on permanents. Whenever you cast a spell (any spell), you may pay a single white or black mana. If you do, each opponent loses one life and you gain a life equal to the total life lost this way. And…yeah. That’s it. A few small notes: You can only pay for the draining …