Building Ramp Decks with Zendikar Rising

Tom Anderson Standard

Current Standard has more ramp than a skate park built in a multi-level parking garage. Ramp decks have always been a part of Magic, escaping the limits of the mana curve since the first Llanowar Elves tapped to cast Force of Nature. But design changes in the Standard rotation shifted the balance of power, doing away with many of the …

Commander on a Budget: Zendikar Rising Commanders

Mara Katz Commander

Zendikar Rising is full of exciting legendary creatures with great Commander brewing potential. In addition to the class tribal options I showcased in a recent Brawl article, there are interesting commanders for landfall, party matters, Aristocrats, and even control. In this article, I’ll walk through how to build exciting Commander decks for four of those legends, with a price limit …

Moving On Up: From Rakdos to Jund Shadow

Michael Rapp Modern

Over the last couple of weeks, Rakdos Shadow has made a name for itself in Modern, putting up some solid results in challenges, and even picking up a win. While I believe Rakdos Shadow is a good deck, I think it also has some exploitable flaws, namely card quality and perhaps being too low to the ground. Before we can …

Budget Brews: Zendikar Rising Enters Historic

Scott Cullen Historic

Zendikar is the latest land to fall into Standard, and it’s really come crashing through. The format has been tumultuous for months now, and the Roil’s presence seems to be only adding to the problem. That’s why today, I’ll be taking you on an adventure through the wild world of Historic on a budget. I’ll show you three very different …

Card Kingdom’s Zendikar Rising Giveaway

Card Kingdom Giveaway

Hey, Card Kingdom community! In celebration of our stream with Gavin Verhey, we’re doing a giveaway for all of the packs of Zendikar Rising that we open on stream! Here are the rules and conditions for our giveaway. HOW TO ENTER: There will be two separate entry periods for our Zendikar Rising Giveaway (ALL TIMES PST). Entrants will be required to …

Analyzing Zendikar Rising’s Impact on Modern

Michael Rapp Modern

Zendikar Rising has shown that it has a number of cards that are Modern-playable, and many of them are already bearing results. While I wrote about how premier decks such as Amulet Titan and Death’s Shadow were getting new toys, it was the dark horses of Modern that had the most to gain. Death and Taxes, Dimir Mill, and Belcher …

Zendikar Rising Draft Guide

Tom Anderson Limited

This past week has seen drafters on MTG Arena and MTGO make their long-awaited return to Zendikar — and the plane of hedrons is NOT as we left it! Not only are we free to explore the wilds without Eldrazi interference for the first time since original Zendikar, but there are these new double-faced “spell lands” running around everywhere, challenging …

Building for Brawl With Zendikar Rising’s Class Tribes

Mara Katz Brawl

Zendikar Rising has turned the spotlight on some creature types that don’t often get tribal support: clerics, rogues, warriors, and wizards. Most of the cards in this set that care about these creature types focus on the party mechanic, which requires you to have some of each. But there are also four legends that each care about one of these …

Top 5 Zendikar Rising Cards for Modern

Michael Rapp Modern

Wow, I can’t believe that Zendikar Rising is already here! Naturally, as I do with each new set, I sat down and found what I believe are the best five cards for Modern. Zendikar Rising was a bit tougher than previous sets, as the party and kicker mechanics don’t translate well into eternal formats. That left two categories: cards that …