A Guide to Standard Gruul Dinosaurs

DeQuan Watson Standard

Towards the end of last Standard season, Gruul decks ended up being serious contenders. Coming into this season with Core Set 2020 hitting the scene, everyone wondered if this would hold up. After all, cards like Rekindling Phoenix  have become largely invalidated by cards like Cavalier of Thorns. You can overcome all of that, but you need to take a …

10 Cards to Bring Back with Brought Back

Tom Anderson Design

It seems as though every new set nowadays is jammed full of “project cards.” These cards do weird, but powerful things, tempting players to try and build new decks to harness them. In Core Set 2020, one such card still waiting for time in the spotlight is Brought Back.  Just look at this thing! The power level and mana cost of …

MTG Character Profile: Omnath

Mara Katz Magic Story

This article is part of a series of profiles of the major characters in Magic Core Set 2020. Today we’re looking at Omnath, a powerful Elemental from the plane of Zendikar. Omnath is a manifestation of the chaotic mana of Zendikar, worshipped by some Zendikari communities as a creator god. For most of the plane’s history, he was believed to …

The Cavalier Cycle in Core Set 2020

Robby Rothe Design

The headlining mythic cycle of Core Set 2020 revolves around five different Cavaliers, one for each color. It’s common practice for Magic to have a cycle of creatures or spells headline their set, and it’s certainly not new with Core Sets. These creatures have some unique qualities and a ton of rules text, so let’s break them down and see …

Go Wide with G/W Tokens

Tom Anderson Standard

Looking for a new deck to break open the early Core Set 2020 metagame? Let me make a… token suggestion. G/W Tokens is a powerful, consistent aggro deck with room to adapt to shifts in a new Standard! Best of all, it has picked up some powerful options in M20 for us to look at. Get In – We’re Going …

9 Exciting Commanders in Core Set 2020

Adam Styborski Commander

Core Set 2020 is a legendary set. With the return of protection as an evergreen mechanic, new (and powerful) answers for enemy colors in each color, and a trio of Chandra Planeswalkers at the center, the dial is firmly cranked up to 11 12. Twelve new legendary creatures are coming, each with new ways to impact the format, update your …

MTG Character Profile: Kaalia

Mara Katz Magic Story

This article is part of a series of profiles of the major characters in Magic’s Core Set 2020. Today, we’re looking at the life of Kaalia, a cleric caught up in the chaos following the Conflux on Alara. Lia was born in a Bant village in the years after the Conflux, when the five Shards that made up Alara merged …

Core Set 2020 Prerelease Primer

Card Kingdom Limited

Core Set 2020 is live on MTG Arena, and before you know it, you’ll be able to play with the newest cards at your local game store. Prerelease Weekend is coming up, and if you’re wondering what to expect from Core Set 2020, we’ve got you covered. Prerelease Packs When you sit down for your Core Set 2020 Prerelease, you’ll …

MTG Character Profile: Mu Yanling

Mara Katz Magic Story

This article is part of a series of profiles of the major characters in Core Set 2020. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the life of Mu Yanling, a planeswalker first introduced in Magic’s Global Series. Mu Yanling grew up by the ocean on the Plane of Mountains and Seas. When her home was destroyed by a tidal wave, …