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Top New Standard Performers from Lost Caverns of Ixalan

Tom AndersonStandard, Strategy

Every Magic set goes through an excitable honeymoon phase, and it’s only after the first few weeks of events that you can really measure their impact on the metagame. The top minds in Constructed Magic have had some time to thoroughly explore Lost Caverns of Ixalan, so which shiny new decks have emerged to flash their tournament potential? More importantly, …

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Updated Decks for Pioneer

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan: Updated Decks for Pioneer

Mason ClarkPioneer

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan prerelease begins Friday, and Pioneer Regional Championship season is just around the corner! So, today we’re going to break down three decks to try testing ahead of the next big event in Atlanta. Ramp Ramp is a deck we haven’t really had in Pioneer since the beginning of the format, with cards like Field of …

Pioneer Regional Championship Check-in: October 2023

Pioneer Regional Championship Check-in: October 2023

Mason ClarkPioneer

All eyes have been on Modern Regional Championship Qualifiers lately, but the first round of Regional Championships playing Pioneer wrapped up this weekend. There were some interesting, key developments worth mentioning, so let’s not beat around the bugs and jump right into exploring them.  Izzet Phoenix  Phoenix won the Canadian RC while also putting up good results in the EU …

Top Modern Decks to Win Your Regional Championship Qualifier With

Mason ClarkModern

Modern has so many decks, so how are you supposed to know which to play for your next Regional Championship Qualifier? Well, I have you covered. I’m going to cover a few decks today that I think are great choices to win your next event (note that just because your deck didn’t make it on this short list doesn’t mean …

Innovation in Modern

Michael RappModern

Last week I spoke about how desperation breeds creativity, and as Modern adapts to the changes brought on by The Lord of the Rings, this has proven to be true. Over the last few weeks I’ve noticed some interesting new innovation in existing Modern decks, and even new decks all together put up strong tournament results.  So much of competitive …