3 New Historic Decks with Strixhaven

Ally Warfield Historic

A few weeks ago, I talked about a handful of new cards from Mystical Archive and their impact on Historic. With the full Strixhaven set revealed, there are now even more new cards and strategies that have potential in the format. While there are hundreds of ways to explore these new cards, I’m going to focus on three promising new …

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 …

5 Death’s Shadow Decks for Historic

Ally Warfield Historic

Historic Anthology IV has rolled out, and Historic players all over the world are crafting new decks around all of their favorite cards. I’ve been playing Historic almost non-stop since the Anthology’s release last week, and I’ve tried a handful of decks in various archetypes. Unsurprisingly, Death’s Shadow has consistently been my favorite card in the set, and I have …

3 New Decks with Historic Anthology IV

Ally Warfield Historic

I’m not much of a brewer, but ever since Historic Anthology IV was announced, I’ve been anxiously building new Historic decks. There are plenty of exciting new cards in the set — if you haven’t yet, check out Mason Clark’s article about some of the best cards to add to your Arena collection. Today, I have three new decks to …

Selesnya Company in Historic

Ally Warfield Historic

The hype for Historic is ramping up once again as players anxiously await the next Historic Anthology release on MTG Arena. But while we’re waiting, what should we be playing?  In my last Historic article, I highlighted two decks that benefitted the most from the Uro ban: Jund Sacrifice and Azorius Control. Lo and behold, in the weeks following the …

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 …

Historic’s Biggest Winners from the Uro Ban

Ally Warfield Historic

This past Monday, the largest ban announcement in months threatened to shake up Magic’s non-rotating formats. Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath was banned in Historic, Pioneer, and Modern — along with a long list of other cards in Pioneer, Modern, and Legacy. Eternal formats as you knew them are completely different, and everyone is eagerly trying out new strategies and …

How to Get Back Into Modern

Ally Warfield Modern

Magic has mostly moved online since early 2020, but Magic players are eagerly awaiting the return of tabletop organized play and some of their favorite formats like Modern. A handful of people, including myself, have distanced themselves from some formats since competitive Magic’s focus shifted to Standard and Historic. Standard and Historic are some of my favorite formats, but this …

New Historic Decks with Kaldheim

Ally Warfield Historic

New set releases are my favorite times to be playing Magic: the Gathering. For a handful of weeks, everyone is trying new and exciting archetypes with the release of so many new cards. Standard is fresh and exciting again, and everyone seems to be putting a lot of effort into the new and invigorated format.  But where does that leave …