Modern Tier List: July 2022

Michael Rapp Modern

Michael’s back with another update to the Modern Tier List! With lots of high-level play over the last month, there’s been a lot of movement! Welcome back to the Modern Tier List for July 2022 on Card Kingdom! This month has featured high level competitive events including a 400+ player MTGO PTQ and SCG Syracuse, and of course we can …

Modern Metagame Update

Michael Rapp Modern

With several major events this past weekend, Michael takes a look at how the metagame for Modern is shaking out! With RCQ season underway players may be searching for the right deck to play for the season, or just a specific week. In recent weeks and months we’ve seen Four-Color Yorion touted as the best deck in Modern. However, that …

Pioneer Spirits Three Ways

Michael Rapp Pioneer

With Pioneer RCQ Season coming up, Michael takes a look at three versions of a popular archetype: Spirits! It is fairly common to see a broad strokes archetype have a variation to handle different challenges in the metagame, think Grixis vs Jund vs Mardu Death’s Shadow in Modern. However, it is much rarer for an archetype to have three successful …

Soaring with Ledger Shredder: Grixis Death’s Shadow

Michael Rapp Modern

Grixis Death’s Shadow is on the rise in Modern, recovering from Lurrus largely thanks to a card Michael is a big fan of – Ledger Shredder. Just earlier this year Grixis Death’s Shadow was one of, if not the best decks in Modern. Then came the Lurrus ban, GDS players had to figure out if the archetype was still playable. …

Modern Tier List: June 2022 Edition

Michael Rapp Modern

Modern is an ever-churning format, and Michael is here to take a look at what’s shaken things up in the latest Tier List Update! Hello, and welcome back to the June 2022 edition of Card Kingdom’s Modern Tier List! So far June has brought us all of the normal MTGO events along with Dreamhack Dallas, and NRG Lansing, which means …

3 Decks to Beat Four-Color Yorion

Michael Rapp Modern

It is no secret that since the banning of Lurrus of the Dream-Den, Four-Color Yorion has carved out its spot as the best deck in Modern. Yes, yes, I know the metagame percentage of Izzet Murktide, but Four-Color has an artificially low play rate due to its high price on Magic Online. Tournament data suggests that Four-Color Yorion performs much …

The Abrupt Decay of Thoughtseize in Modern

Michael Rapp Modern

Thoughtseize, once a Modern mainstay, seems to be largely missing from the format now. Michael looks at why and where it can still fit in. Anyone who has played Modern for a significant period of time remembers when Thoughtseize was considered a premium interactive spell. Now, as we move through the middle of 2022, almost 11 years after Modern’s debut, …

Modern Tier List: May 2022

Michael Rapp Modern

Modern has started adjusting to Streets of New Capenna, and Michael is here to check in on the format and let us know what decks to watch! Welcome back for the May update to Card Kingdom’s Modern Tier List! Over the last month there hasn’t been any notable paper Modern tournaments to draw data from, but luckily there have still …

Finding Homes for Ledger Shredder

Michael Rapp Modern, Pioneer

Ledger Shredder has become a breakout card from SNC for Constructed Magic, and Michael takes a look at where it fits in Modern and Pioneer! Ledger Shredder caught many people by surprise as it burst onto the scene in multiple formats after flying relatively under the radar during preview season. Players have been trying Ledger Shredder in every major constructed …