Goblins: Historic’s Best New Deck

Chantelle Campbell Historic

Muxus is causing a ruckus. And while I can neither confirm nor deny that I wrote this article solely to make that pun, I can confirm that Goblins have been tearing up the Historic ladder, and a certain Goblin Grandee is making the archetype, well, grand. After playing the deck to Mythic myself, I thought I might break down what …

Companions in Standard

Chantelle Campbell Standard

Editor’s Note, June 1, 2020: Wizards of the Coast has announced a change to the companion mechanic. Companions may no longer be cast from the sideboard; instead, players must pay 3 mana of any color to put a companion from their sideboard into their hand. Since the release of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, companions have been shoehorned into every deck …

Oko Banned in Standard

Chantelle Campbell Standard

Oko, Thief of Crowns? Out. Once Upon a Time? Not anytime soon. Veil of Summer? So last season.  With Monday’s Banned and Restricted announcement, some of the biggest players in Standard have been overthrown, opening up a wide world of deck-building possibilities. Artifacts and powerful creatures that Oko has turned into elk are viable again; more aggressive strategies can better …

Planeswalking into Throne of Eldraine

Chantelle Campbell Standard

We’ve seen all the new cards in Throne of Eldraine, and while there are many that we can start brewing with, there are a few specific characters that have walked through the blind eternities right into my heart. I’m of course talking about Oko, The Royal Scions, and someone we’ve been wondering about for quite some time: Garruk. With these …

The Power of Process-Oriented Thinking

Chantelle Campbell Strategy

Magic is a game of variance. It’s probably something you’ve heard a million times before – I know I have. But in the heat of the moment, when your opponent finds the perfect one-outer on the top of their deck or you draw what must be your twelfth land in a row, it can be easy to forget, and for …

War of the Spark Planeswalkers in Standard

Chantelle Campbell Standard

With War of the Spark spoiler season in full swing, we’ve seen a torrent of new cards – including plenty of planeswalkers. While there’s plenty of room to brew new decks, I can’t help but wonder  how they’re going to slot into the current Standard metagame. Teferi, Time Raveler Teferi, Time Raveler is the most obvious inclusion on this list. …

A Beginner’s Guide to Modern Dredge

Chantelle Campbell Modern

With KCI no longer around to prey on fair decks, we’ve seen a spike in grindier strategies in Modern. This shift, along with the printing of Creeping Chill, has propelled Dredge to the peak of popularity. Dredge attacks on a different axis than other creature-based strategies, using the graveyard more heavily than any other deck in Modern. The Dredge mechanic …