SNC Pioneer Update

Mason Clark Pioneer

Since the release of Streets of New Capenna we have seen one card break out in the metagame in a huge way. Ledger Shredder (covered last week for Modern with Michael’s article) has helped redefine Pioneer. But there is more to this format than just the new bird! Bant Angels Angels is a deck that had a brief moment in …

Is Your Splash Worth It?

Mason Clark Modern, Strategy

There are times where adding that one extra color to a deck seems like the answer to make everything work…but Mason asks, is it? Foundations “Things built on a poor foundation will eventually crumble” – Venetian proverb Magic is an infinitely deep game. 14,000-plus cards to choose from, all interacting and working together in their own special way. To say …

Standard Metagame Update

Mason Clark Standard

With Streets of New Capenna officially on the Standard scene, Mason takes a look at some of the top decks in the format! It’s been a while since we have covered Standard here in these articles. The last time we really checked in, Divide by Zero had just been banned. Now we are at the start of the long Streets …

4 Decks for New Capenna

Mason Clark Modern, Pioneer, Standard

Here we are: the release of New Capenna. A set full of unique tools. Today, we are going to cover a deck in each of the main paper format along with a bonus Standard deck. Lets not waste any time and jump into the deck lists! UW Heroic Standard this late into its life often needs one of two things …

Exploring Explorer: MTG Arena’s New Format

Mason Clark Explorer, Pioneer

A brand new format (well sorta) is dropping on Arena tomorrow! Explorer is Arena‘s solution to the time needed to code Pioneer. Here is how it works: the format followers the same banned list as Pioneer (for now) and has all the legal cards for Pioneer that are already on Arena. As they work new anthologies and other products into …

5 Cards to Watch from Streets of New Capenna

Mason Clark Strategy

Streets of New Capenna has some goodies for every format, and Mason is here to run down his top5 picks for cards to watch! The Streets of New Capenna Prereleases are coming up in just a few short days, and then we will get to start battling with these cards. Before that I want to take some time and talk …

Yawgmoth Guide for Modern

Mason Clark Modern

Mason takes a look at one of Magic’s defining characters in Yawgmoth – and where the archvillain of lore fits into the Modern format. If you have been playing Modern for the last couple of years you might have heard of the Yawgmoth deck. Since its first big debut at SCG Knoxville in 2020 by Aaron Barich winning the whole …

Organized Play Announcement

Mason Clark Events

WotC announced their new plan for Organized Play, including the return of the Pro Tour! Mason breaks everything down and talks about what it can mean for you. Today is the day that many Magic players have been waiting for with baited breath: the Organized Play announcement. If you haven’t read it, here is the link:https://magic.gg/news/return-of-the-pro-tour-your-path-to-playing-magic-at-the-highest-level TLDR: it’s good! This …

Pioneer Update

Mason Clark Pioneer

This past weekend was a huge weekend for Pioneer. We had a PTQ on Magic Online, the big SCG, the 5ks at the SCG, and the normal Magic Online results. As you might expect the format had a lot of results to look over. While a fair amount of the decks are things we actually talked about a few weeks …

5 Decks for Post-Lurrus Modern

Mason Clark Modern

The more things change, the more they stay the same. We are heading into the first big paper tournament after the Lurrus ban two weeks ago. We have had an online Super and some other events to draw information from, but what will people end up bringing? Today we are going over what I predict will be the five most …