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 …

5 Decks for Post-Lurrus Pioneer

Mason Clark Pioneer

Right as I was starting to write this article I got a text: “THEY REALLY DID IT”“THEY BANNED LURRUS” I was startled. While I always knew Lurrus would get banned one day, I didn’t expect it to happen like this. We are now in a Post-Lurrus world. So when starting to look for Pioneer decks for the biggest upcoming Pioneer …

3 Underrated Modern Decks: “No Companions” Edition

Mason Clark Modern

If you’re like me, you’re bored of the Cat. Lurrus of the Dream-Den, that is. Before the companion nerf, Lurrus was in the running for best Magic card of all time, and it’s still one of the best in Modern. But while Lurrus has been very prevalent in Modern, it isn’t exactly popular. The Cat pushes many strong cards with …

3 New Pioneer Decks with Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty

Mason Clark Pioneer

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Pioneer was Magic’s hottest new format. But when organized play went on hiatus and a wave of bans hit the format, many players quickly forgot about Pioneer. Now, as large events are becoming more of a reality, players are giving Pioneer another look – especially given the impact that Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is having on the …