Eric has been an avid Magic fan and player since re-discovering the game in 2012. He is a Red mage at heart but likes to confuse himself with the varying decision trees presented by mid-range and control decks from time to time. Eric plays mostly casually with his 9-year-old daughter, but manages to get out for every prerelease and a few FNM's and GP's every year. Please reach out to me on twitter @edubious Watch my Twitch stream at twitch.tv/edubious

GRN Standard Week 2 – Getting There

It’s week 2 of Guilds of Ravnica Standard, and that means the decks are starting flesh out their correct builds, and the field is becoming a known quantity. No more guesses as to which answers are needed to line up with the assortment of possible threats. But then again, I think we all knew where things were headed. Don’t make me bring up the Jay-Z reference again… With no major tournaments to report on this weekend, thanks to a flood in Philadelphia causing Star City Games to completely cancel the Open Weekend, we must rely on the Magic Online Competitive

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First Look at Guilds of Ravnica Standard – Week 1 Results

Coming out of the gates the first Magic Online 5-0 decklists definitely painted a picture of a wide open and still to be resolved metagame.  Token strategies appear to be the early favorite, fueled by stalwarts like but really powered up by the new cards coming out of GRN. is making a very strong showing early on, and is the perfect compliment.  With 51 decklists to parse, it is really anyone’s guess as to which of these will emerge as the true tier-0 deck. There are a few familiar faces among the crowd; however it is the new lists that hold the

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Guilds of Ravnica Standard – The Best of the Rest (Tier 2 and FNM Decks)

By now you have seen my article declaring Teferi and Nicol Bolas as the pillars of Tier 1 decks in the new meta, as well as my article declaring that Red is Dead!  But between the heroes and zeroes lies a wide open field that is ripe for some decks that were previously oppressed out of the format by and .  I fully expect these decks to come back and have strong showings at FNM, especially early in the meta while the true Tier 1 decks are figuring out their lists.  The synergistic nature of Ravnica sets also typically gives

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The Standard Meta heading into Guilds of Ravnica Rotation – The WINNERS Edition

Guilds of Ravnica spoilers are done and the set is looking to be one of the best of all time.  Multi-color based sets typically tend to have a high power level, and from the look of cards like and , Guilds of Ravnica will not buck that trend.  Beyond the new cards, the new mechanics are also fun, interesting and provide several avenues of deck building exploration. Starting with a returning mechanic, The Selesnya Conclave is bringing us Convoke.  Convoke allows you to use your creatures to get a mana discount on the spells you are casting.  Cheating on mana

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