Arena – U/G Merfolk

Hi friends! This week we will be playing around with one of my favorite tribes that splashed its way back into Standard! I am of course talking about Merfolk. Merfolk decks have been around for a long time and typically operate as tribal aggro decks with anthem lords like . The tribe is classically thought of as Mono-Blue but, along with Pirates and Dinosaurs, Ixalan brought us a fresh take by adding Green as a primary color for Merfolk. The deck’s featured “lords” are and . is a classic lord effect giving all other Merfolk +1 +1, however, offers some

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Time!

One of the most basic components of playing Magic is resource management. Many overarching strategies rely on maximizing one or two resources to overwhelm an opponent. For example, a deck like Miracles relies on counter magic, and superior card draw and selection. It carves out an advantageous board state by denying an opponent access to resources while at the same time replenishing hand size. The Deck eventually wins with a ultimate, a pumped up , or a large . Grixis-Control uses discard spells and efficient creature kills spells to support opponent hand and resource denial, eventually going over the top

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M19 Standard Week 3

Week 3 of M19 Standard is in the books and we have a lull in the action as the Pro’s and their teams are putting in major testing hours for Pro Tour 25th Anniversary in Minneapolis next weekend.  The GP was M19 Limited and the SCG Open was Modern (not even the mixed format Team event that we got the past 2 weeks).  All we have to look to for how the meta is shaping up is the two weekly Magic the Gathering Online Standard Competitive League 5-0 decklist postings from July 23rd and July 26th, and the smaller single day

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This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (M19 Standard Week 2)

OK, who broke it???  I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed… sound the bugle horns, cue the slow march of finely dressed gentlemen (and women). Old Glory is flapping in the calm breeze as a somber mood consumes the air… RIP M19 Standard: July 7 – July 23, 2018.  So young, so much potential… As I was preparing for this week’s article, anxiously awaiting the SCG Classic reults to confirm my assertions from last week that Grixis Midrange would be the new deck that makes the biggest impact on M19 standard, I pulled up the Magic Online Competitive Standard Constructed League decklists

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