Week One Strixhaven Standard Decks

Mason Clark Standard

It’s Christmas for Magic players! A new set has dropped, and that means new toys for all the formats! Today, we’re going to go over five new decks that you can export to Arena and take on the ladder this weekend. Some are updates to tried-and-true classics, while others go deep on what Strixhaven has to offer. Let’s dive in! …

Top 5 Strixhaven Cards for Historic

Mason Clark Historic

Welcome back! Ally is out crushing the MPL and Rivals League Weekend, so I’m stepping in to talk about some Strixhaven cards that are going to shake up the Historic format. Yesterday, I covered five key Strixhaven cards for Standard, and there might be a little bit of crossover between the two lists. Velomachus Lorehold When I started thinking about …

5 Strixhaven Cards to Watch in Standard

Mason Clark Standard

By now, we’ve seen all the cards from Strixhaven: School of Mages. But with a week to go before the set hits MTG Arena, we’re all left in a state of hype to play with the new cards. Today, I’m going to go over five cards that you’ll need to keep an eye on going into this Standard season. Mavinda, …

Top 10 Splinter Twin Situations

Mason Clark Community

Magic: The Gathering is a game with a storied past. When you go to your local game store (again, eventually), you’re liable to hear people who have been playing the game for a decade or more discussing old decks in hushed voices. Stories of Caw Blade, Hypergenesis, and ANT fill the room.  But there’s one deck that always rises above …

Strixhaven’s New Planeswalkers

Mason Clark Historic, Standard

Strixhaven preview season hasn’t even officially begun, and we already have two new planeswalkers to talk about! These cards offer some exciting deckbuilding options, as well as new contexts for evaluating some powerful format staples. Let’s jump into it! Kasmina, Enigma Sage Kasmina was the first walker revealed, and there are some interesting places you can go with her. First …

Historic Ladder Tier List: March 18, 2021

Mason Clark Historic

Standard has been fairly stable these past few weeks, so we’ll be focusing on Historic in this week’s Arena Ladder Tier List.  Historic has been in a relatively healthy spot since the most recent unbannings. With no major tournaments to put pressure on the format, many players accepted that Sacrifice decks are the decks to beat, while some others have …

Top 5 Cards from Historic Anthology IV

Mason Clark Historic

Historic Anthology IV drops on MTG Arena today, bringing a wide variety of new cards into the Historic format. The full bundle of 25 cards is available for purchase in the Arena Store, but what if you’re just looking for the best cards to craft with your wildcards? Today, I’ll be going over my top 5 picks from the set! …

Standard Ladder Tier List: March 4, 2021

Mason Clark Standard

A lot has happened in Standard since we published our last tier list, including the recent Kaldheim League Weekend. The metagame has shaken up a bit, and we’re here to break it all down in this week’s tier list. Before we dive into the list, here’s a quick refresher on the tier list grading criteria: S Tier: Decks that are …

Three Modern Decks to Play After the Uro Ban

Mason Clark Modern

Last week, Modern experienced a huge B&R shakeup. Format staples Uro, Field of the Dead, Mystic Sanctuary, and Simian Spirit Guide are all gone, along with new menace Tibalt’s Trickery. With these bans, Modern has returned to its pre-Throne of Eldraine state, and the format is super exciting to play! If you’re looking to get some games in on Magic …

Standard Ladder Tier List: February 18, 2021

Mason Clark Standard

Kaldheim has been out for three weeks now, so it’s time we take a big look at the metagame. That means it’s back to the tier list, where we’re going to break down the most played Standard decks on MTG Arena. This tier list is intended to help you choose decks for the Standard Ladder. While that might translate over …