Why You Should Still Play Tainted Pact in Historic

Mason Clark Historic

Yesterday, Wizards of the Coast announced that Thassa’s Oracle would be banned in Historic. There was a lot of hype around this “surprise” ban and many members of the community rejoiced; the combination of Oracle and Tainted Pact was VERY strong, and the deck boasted an incredible win percentage at the recent MPL and Rivals League Weekend.  While turn four …

Historic Ladder Tier List: May 13, 2021

Mason Clark Historic

It’s been two weeks since we published our last Historic Ladder Tier List, and there have been a lot of breakthroughs in the format. The more time they’ve had to play with Mystical Archive, the more new decks players have built for Historic. Today, we’ll be going over what’s new and how some of your favorite decks have adapted. There …

3 Underrated Standard Decks

Mason Clark Standard

Strixhaven Standard is in full swing, and as many players have noticed, not much has changed since before the new set released. While Rogues, Temur Adventures and Sultai Ultimatum are still the pillars of the format, they aren’t your only options for spiking tournaments or climbing the Arena ladder. Today, we’ll go over three decks that are great for anyone …

Historic Ladder Tier List: April 29, 2021

Mason Clark Historic

With SCG qualifiers returning to Historic this weekend, it’s time for another Historic Tier List. This is the first Tier List we’ve released since Strixhaven previews began, so our goal today is  to help catch you up on what’s been going on in this fast-paced format. We’ll be laying out all the options in Historic so you can find the …

5 Historic Decks for Hitting Mythic

Mason Clark Historic

Strixhaven has come to Arena, and along with it, the much talked-about Mystical Archive. This collection of spells has turbo-charged many Historic decks and completely changed the format as we know it. If you’re looking to get an edge in Historic and are not sure where to start, we have five decklists for you today that will help you climb …

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 …