Standard Staples: Fall 2019

DeQuan Watson Standard

In my previous article, we discussed cards that were leaving Standard and how you should handle them. But just as much as the format is getting rocked by the loss of those cards, there are several staples sticking around. Here are some cards that you should be holding onto if you already own them, as they could be important keys …

Most Important Cards Leaving Standard: Fall 2019

DeQuan Watson Standard

The release of Throne of Eldraine draws ever closer. As it’s the fall release, that also means it’s time for Standard rotation. We’ll be losing four sets in Standard: Ixalan, Rivals of Ixalan, Dominaria, and Core Set 2019. The last two years have represented what is probably the most dynamic Standard environment to date, and I expect this trend to …

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 …