As I tend to do when a new set comes out, I wanted to give my first impressions of Kaldheim. I wanted to cover what I think might happen with it in Standard and Historic (the two modes I play the most.)
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And, as a happy and average player, I want to describe the appeal of the F.I.R.E. (“fun,” “inviting,” “replayable,” and “exciting”) philosophy.
The current standard is one of the most balanced we’ve had in a while. It took a ton of bannings, a lot of failed experiments, but WOTC has gotten it to a good place.
Zendikar Rising snuck up too fast to cover the set before it came out, and I don’t draft enough to have a good sense of the whole card pool. But there is one aspect of the new set I think needs to be discussed.
I’ve been playing a lot of Historic lately. The card pool is so deep and there are so many brutal decks running around that it feels like Modern, and I am all for that. As a Spike, I like to play strong cards with strong interactions. Which is why I’m playing control. But what version…
The Big And Powerful Deck Left Standing (Note from the editor: This article was written before the August 3rd banning of Wilderness Reclamation. We hope you’ll still enjoy reading it, as it was meant to be about overpowered decks in general, and was only using Temur Rec as an example.) The recent bans that did…
I have a heck of a spicy Magic brew for you today. It’s a Brawl Deck. I find Brawl to be a fun escape from repetitive meta decks. Brawl has the chaotic madness of Commander, while still being breezily paced. And nothing is more chaotic madness (and cutthroat deadly) than a deck that plays all…
M21 just came out, and with it, a lot of new and powerful cards, along with some not so powerful cards. Core Sets are always interesting because of them needing to balance easier to understand cards for new players while making it a good enough product so that entrenched players actually want to buy it….
In a very different Meta Report, I’m going to only be talking about four decks today. With the results coming out of Worlds, and simply being on the higher parts of MTGA’s ladder, I can tell you that you need to be prepared for these specific four decks—or you will lose to them. Azorius Control:…
Due to the new changes with Theros Beyond Death, it’s going to be a little hard to nail down what exactly the new Meta looks like, and what pros will be playing. I mostly want to highlight some of the more interesting developments and not just point out that RDW and Simic Ramp are very…
Dimir or Grixis or Esper Might Return: The new Ashiok and the new Elspeth are both really good, and people will soon learn of how brutal a deck that can use both Thought Erasure and Agonizing Remorse will be to most fun strategies. Additionally, there are new red and white board wipes in Theros on…
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