September 30, 2015

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Modern Allies and Battle for Zendikar

Battle for Zendikar brings a second generation of allies into the modern card pool. While allies has always been a cheap and decent modern deck, and recently put up some good results with , it has always compared unfavourably with similar decks like Merfolk, Zoo, and even Slivers. The next block promises to double the available cards in the tribe, so now is the time to get familiar with the pros...


September 29, 2015

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You did this to yourself…but I gave you the fuel for the fire.

With the Commander products a scant few months away and Battle for Zendikar offering up some dangerous new goodies, it might be time to look at a counter-strategy for all those attacking nuisances. This deck was largely inspired by (EDH format mentor and Rules Committee member) Sheldon Menery’s “You Did This to Yourself!” deck, but whereas he uses and can actually kill someone with...


September 28, 2015

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Swimming with the Fishies

With only a week left until we see a massive standard rotation, I knew it was high time we took a close look at what one of my favorite tribes in Magic the Gathering has been up to since the release of Theros. For those of you who don’t know, I have a healthy obsession with Magic’s fishy friends, the Merfolk. Some of you have even piloted my deck on standard night if you showed up without one...


September 25, 2015

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Daily Dose of Battle for Zendikar – Standard Deck Tech – Kiora meet Sarkhan, Sarkhan meet the Eldrazi!

Welcome all to another edition of the Daily Dose of Battle for Zendikar! Today we will be doing a Standard Deck Tech involving some large scary nasty creatures. Temur has always been one of my favorite colors to want to make a great deck with. There seems to be a lot of tools in place to make this successful thanks to some of the new cards from Battle for Zendikar. Let’s take a look at Temur...


September 25, 2015

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Confidence in MTG

Magic is a mental game. It’s about constantly having a game plan and updating it according to whatever you opponent plays and being knowledgeable of the things your opponent could play. One of the most important parts about being successful is having a successful mentality. Confidence is almost always described as a key factor for successful people. From presidents to athletes - it’s one...


September 24, 2015

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How to Not Play Magic: Griselbrand Combo at the WMCQ in Toronto (Top 4)

If you absolutely need to win a game of Magic, what do you want to be doing? What do you want your opponent to be doing? Some players want to play a long game answering threats one by one, gaining incremental advantages leading to a win. This is not correct in formats like Modern. Trying to play Magic is a stupid way to win. The best way to win games of Magic is to do things that can only loosely...


September 24, 2015

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Daily Dose of Battle for Zendikar: Standard Deck Tech – Colorless Grixis Control

Welcome to another edition of the Daily Dose of Battle for Zendikar. Today we will be going over an archetype which hasn’t seen Standard play in quite a while, and that is Grixis Control. With the rotation of Theros Block and Magic 2015, and with the addition of Battle for Zendikar, I believe that Grixis control is primed for a comeback. Here is a look at Colorless 3-Color Control Welcome to...


September 23, 2015

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Daily Dose of Battle for Zendikar – Goodbye to some good old friends

Welcome to another edition of the Daily Dose of Battle for Zendikar where today we will talking about some of our favorite cards of the past 2 years that are rotating out of Standard and what we could use going forward to replace those cards. Here are some cards that have been played in Top 8 decks in Standard over the past couple of months. /– Battle for Zendikar doesn’t provide us with a...

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