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Modern Format Articles

  • Archfiend of Ifnir
    Living End and A Lesson in Redirection
    November 7, 2018
    Living End and A Lesson in Redirection
    Cody McCowell
    November 7, 2018
    Hi there everyone! It's great to be back here writing for MTGCanada! I've taken a little over a month off from writing thanks to life, as happens sometimes. But I've had a lot of really...
  • Kolaghan's Command
    How Modern is getting more interactive
    September 27, 2018
    How Modern is getting more interactive
    Darcy Hartwick
    September 27, 2018
    After a long road of bans and unbans, Modern seems to have finally arrived at its destination as a diverse format. Long gone are the format pillars of Splinter Twin and Birthing Pod. They've been replaced with decisively...
  • Archfiend of Ifnir
    First-Time SCG Experience: Syracuse, NY
    September 25, 2018
    First-Time SCG Experience: Syracuse, NY
    Cody McCowell
    September 25, 2018
    Over the weekend of September 15 and 16th, I attended my first StarCityGames.com Open event in Syracuse, NY. It was nothing like what I expected and was an absolutely fantastic trip for my group...
  • Should we ban Ancient Stirrings?
    September 6, 2018
    Should we ban Ancient Stirrings?
    Peter Shmanka
    September 6, 2018
    That Tron deck just always casts Karn on turn three! That Krark-Clan Ironworks deck still combo’d me after all the graveyard hate I sided in! That Amulet Titan player just turn three’d me after I...
  • Matter Reshaper
    The Modern Rogue Report - Colourless Eldrazi Aggro
    August 29, 2018
    The Modern Rogue Report - Colourless Eldrazi Aggro
    Cody McCowell
    August 29, 2018
    Hey there everyone, and welcome back to 24th instalment of The Rogue Report! It's been a little while, but last time I promised to take a look at something more competitive for the current Modern...
  • Deaths Shadow
    Why you should be playing Jund Shadow, and not Grixis
    August 28, 2018
    Why you should be playing Jund Shadow, and not Grixis
    Peter Shmanka
    August 28, 2018
    Hello fellow Modern Grinders, my name is Peter Shmanka. Just like yourselves, I'm looking for edges to win local tournaments to qualify for RPTQ’s. I won’t bore you with specific details, or a matchup...
  • Thunderous Wrath
    Learning to Lose Gracefully (#BurnEmOut)
    August 13, 2018
    Learning to Lose Gracefully (#BurnEmOut)
    Cody McCowell
    August 13, 2018
    TL;DR -Too Long Don't Read Warning (Bridge Vine is nutter-butters, and I actually do get lucky sometimes!) Just kidding, please do read. On August 5th, I competed in FaceToFace Games Toronto's Modern PPTQ 1K, and DANG! It was certainly...
  • Chromanticore
    An Update to Modern Soulflayer
    August 2, 2018
    An Update to Modern Soulflayer
    Darcy Hartwick
    August 2, 2018
    Back in March, Cody McCowell wrote an article on a Modern Soulflayer deck that had a 7-0 start at GP Lyon. Although the deck ended the event with a less impressive 9-6 record, Cody correctly...
  • Urza's Power Plant
    Modern Control: Blue Tron
    July 20, 2018
    Modern Control: Blue Tron
    Darcy Hartwick
    July 20, 2018
    Modern is a format of blistering speed and efficiency, with many different angles of attack. This makes it particularly hostile to answer-heavy control decks, where drawing the wrong interaction for a given matchup is...

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