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 …

Week One Zendikar Rising Standard Decks

Mason Clark Standard

Standard rotation is here, and we’ll be saying farewell to many format-defining cards. The powerful shock lands, the record-high number of planeswalkers, even the big payoffs for decks like Sacrifice — all gone. Expect some really big shake-ups with this rotation. If you’re looking for a deck to play in the Arena queues this week, I have a couple decks …

Zendikar Rising: Best Budget Cards

Scott Cullen Modern, Pioneer

Zendikar Rising is just upon us, and it’s looking to be a set that’s breaking new ground. Literally — it’s doing some weird new things with lands. While this may be a lower-power set compared to others from the past year, it’s already proving to have many useful and flexible new toys for us to play with. Most of the …

A New Adventure, A New Expedition – Zendikar Rising

Kristen Gregory Commander

Zendikar Rising is right around the corner, and I’m really excited to embark on a new adventure. With a new trip to Zendikar come new Expedition lands, and new modal double-faced lands, too! Today, I’ll be sharing why I’m so excited to return to Zendikar, and my thoughts on the modal double-faced lands.  Expedition Envoy Meets Expedition Envy I’d like …

Pathways in Pioneer

Anthony Lowry Pioneer

Pioneer has always had issues with ally-colored lands. It’s the reason why decks like Mono-Black Aggro or Mono-Red Aggro refrained from splashing black and U/W control hasn’t added red. Numerous times, we’ve been waiting for a Masters-style set to come out that would mitigate this problem, and multiple sets coming through Standard were under the microscope as well. Would we …

Mechanic Spotlight: Modal Double-Faced Cards

Tom Anderson Design

Zendikar Rising spoiler season has just begun, bringing a bunch of evocative and interesting new cards to the game. And this time, I’m not just reporting on them or speculating on them. I’m revealing them! Now, in case you haven’t heard, these are two sides of a double-faced card. Creature on the front, land on the back. There are a …

Zendikar Rising

Card Kingdom Products

(Note: We’re experiencing some shipping delays with Zendikar Rising. For more information, see our blog post here.) Zendikar Rising is here, and there’s plenty to be excited about. As we return to Zendikar for the third time, we get to experience many of our favorite things about the plane: land-based mechanics, full-art lands, and even Expeditions! If you’re looking for …