Adventures in The Forgotten Realms dropped a few days ago. So, today, I’m going to cover my 7 early impressions of the set, and a few standout cards for Standard and Historic.
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Introducing the Mystical Archive cards to Historic has led to a lot of new decks, new strategies, and even some revivals of old options like Arclight Phoenix. I think no one would argue against them being a cool idea.
Another Magic set comes out, and the meta is upset again. So, as I always try to do, I’ll give my first impressions/predictions for what this set will mean for Standard and Historic.
Genesis Midrange rewards understanding when you can ignore your opponent’s attackers and go for the ramp win and when you need to stall.
This deck can easily and routinely jump ahead two turns at a time in mana advantage and cast something big before they can respond to it.
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.)
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…
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