MTG Keywords Explained: Ward

Card Kingdom Strategy

Commander 2021 is out now, and the set will be introducing a few new keyword mechanics designed for multiplayer games. Here’s a quick primer on ward — a keyword that protects your creatures from removal! What is Ward? First, there was shroud. Then, there was hexproof. Now, there’s ward! Whenever a permanent with ward becomes the target of a spell …

Strixhaven Draft Guide

Tom Anderson Limited

If you want to draft Strixhaven, get ready to go back to school. This new set doesn’t concern itself with enabling a “vanilla” Magic experience — instead, it feels like drafting someone’s highly specialized Cube. Unprecedented mechanics like learn, an unusual set makeup, and a swathe of high-impact bombs from both the set proper and the Mystical Archive cards all …

Strixhaven Mystical Archive

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Strixhaven: School of Mages is here, and Magic players everywhere are joining the set’s five Colleges. But school allegiance isn’t the only thing that has players excited. In addition to all-new cards and Commander decks, Strixhaven contains a special subset of cards called Mystical Archive. These unique cards are powerful and eye-catching, and they’ve prompted a lot of questions from …

MTG Keywords Explained: Learn

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Magic is going back to school with Strixhaven: School of Mages, a set that takes place in an elite university. And what could be more appropriate for an academic setting than a mechanic all about learning? Today, we’re going to break down the learn mechanic and the new card type Lesson from Strixhaven. Are you ready to learn? What is …

3 New Historic Decks with Strixhaven

Ally Warfield Historic

A few weeks ago, I talked about a handful of new cards from Mystical Archive and their impact on Historic. With the full Strixhaven set revealed, there are now even more new cards and strategies that have potential in the format. While there are hundreds of ways to explore these new cards, I’m going to focus on three promising new …

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! …

The Best Budget Commanders in Strixhaven

Scott Cullen Commander

Pay attention, class! Strixhaven’s release is almost upon us, and you must be sure you’re ready for it. There are 22 new legendary creatures in the set, and that’s not even counting the ones in Commander 2021. If you’re looking for a new commander but don’t know where to start, fear not: you can borrow my notes! These are my …

The Best Strixhaven Cards for Commander

Kristen Gregory Commander

Strixhaven is almost here, and we’re all itching to brew with the new cards. But what cards are the best Strixhaven card for Commander? Which are good in the 99? And what are my own personal picks? Grab your quill — school’s about to start.  The Best Commanders from Strixhaven Let’s kick things off with my picks for the best …

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 …