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Standard Format Articles

  • Wandering Champion
    March 23, 2017
    Going for the Gold - Playing Your Best
    Going for the Gold - Playing Your Best
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    March 23, 2017
    Staying home this weekend. What a foreign concept! Grand Prix Orlando is this weekend and since prices for flights require me to Top 8 to break even, it seems like an easy decision to stay...
  • Unlicensed Disintegration
    March 17, 2017
    Going for the Gold: Do the Mardu!
    Going for the Gold: Do the Mardu!
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    March 17, 2017
    I woke up early Monday morning, and logged onto the Magic the Gathering website with excitement to see the B & R announcement! .... No changes. .... Really? Like are you kidding me? I had to make sure...
  • Dynavolt Tower
    March 3, 2017
    Going for the Gold: The New Face of Control…RUG Dynavolt Tower
    Going for the Gold: The New Face of Control…RUG Dynavolt Tower
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    March 3, 2017
    Despite what everyone says, Standard has become a horse race with just a few contenders in the weeks following the last Pro Tour. In one corner we have the default aggro deck, Mardu Vehicles,...
  • Torrential Gearhulk
    February 28, 2017
    Test Drive - Standard Sultai Control
    Test Drive - Standard Sultai Control
    Joey Hoffer
    February 28, 2017
    Hello all and welcome to another edition of the Test Drive! Today I’m going to be talking about a Standard deck that isn’t one of the big three decks in the current Standard meta-game....
  • SaheeliRai
    February 22, 2017
    Test Drive - 4 Colour Saheeli Combo
    Test Drive - 4 Colour Saheeli Combo
    Joey Hoffer
    February 22, 2017
    Hello all and welcome to another edition of the Test Drive! Today I’m going to be talking about my first Test Drive with a Standard Deck from the post Aether Revolt Standard format. Over...
  • Walking Ballista
    February 17, 2017
    Going for the Gold: Winding Down in Pittsburgh
    Going for the Gold: Winding Down in Pittsburgh
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    February 17, 2017
    From my last article you know that I’ve been spending my last couple weekends away at magic tournaments, and last weekend would be no different. Considering that GP Pittsburgh was only a 4.5 hour...
  • Aether Revolt
    February 10, 2017
    Going for the Gold: Racing with RB Aggro – 20th at PT Aether Revolt
    Going for the Gold: Racing with RB Aggro – 20th at PT Aether Revolt
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    February 10, 2017
    My journey to Pro Tour Aether Revolt actually started at Grand Prix Prague, which was a big enough experience that I will be dedicating my own article to it. Jamie Archdekin and I left...
  • SaheeliRai
    February 3, 2017
    Going for the Gold: The Best Deck in Standard
    Going for the Gold: The Best Deck in Standard
    Samuel Tharmaratnam
    February 3, 2017
    It's been a long time since I wrote an article but before the drop of the new Standard format at Pro Tour Aether Reborn, I wanted to bring you some hot of the press...
  • Tezzeret The Schemer
    February 2, 2017
    Tezzeret the Schemer
    Tezzeret the Schemer
    Graham Smith
    February 2, 2017
    Aether Revolt now appears to be a truly revolutionizing set in terms of deck construction and synergy. Before the Standard banned list came out, many of the previewed cards in the set appeared innocuous...