Guilds of Ravnica Pro Tour Recap

Welcome back to the Strictly Standard Meta Report. This week we FINALLY get the Pro Tour to help solidify decklists and define the meta for the next two months of Standard play.  With 510 competitors sleeving up decks to battle it out through 10 rounds of Standard and 6 rounds of Guilds of Ravnica draft, we were sure to see a diverse representation of decks battling it out to claim the crown of Tier 1 deck.  Would it be the boogeyman Golgari midrange that defies the bulls-eye of sideboard, and sometimes even main-deck, hate that every other deck will be

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Invent Your Superiority

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average for some more Magic musings by yours truly. As much as I talk about Modern, there are other formats that I do play occasionally, and one of them is EDH. EDH, or Elder Dragon Highlander, is a format where your deck is based entirely around a legendary creature. The deck can only have cards that share the same color(s) as that creature (often named “general” or “commander”). The deck is singleton, containing 100 different cards (though you can have as many basic lands as you need). Games are usually multiplayer. While there

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Blade-Town

Hello, my name is David King and I am a new Legacy content writer here at Strictly Average. I have played Magic off and on since 1995, and really got back into the game with Return to Ravnica. After boring of Standard, I found Legacy and have not looked back. For my first article, I decided to focus on a deck I have played almost exclusively in Legacy, U/W Stoneblade. Stoneblade is really a fair deck by Legacy standards. Its main win condition is to stick an unfair piece of equipment, such as or , attach to a creature like

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GRN Standard Week 5 – The Eve of the Pro Tour

Welcome back to the Strictly Standard Meta Report.  This Guilds of Ravnica format has been quite the roller coaster.  We started with aggressive decks setting the pace, and ended up getting midrange Golgari decks that preyed on those with an onslaught of two-for-one threats to swing the format in a slower direction.  Then the control decks AND the aggressive decks adopted some great technology like to nullify the Golgari gameplan, and we are now in a place where it is really anyone’s game.  Now, with another week in the books, we are on the doorstep of Pro Tour Atlanta. There

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