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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Edubious Standard Leagues Streaming Adventure

As I grow more hungry for competitive level Magic, my appetite for playing Magic the Gathering Online has grown with it.  Magic Online is a very convenient way to get in good, competitive level games of Magic without having to wait for a weekend tournament or travel half the town away.  In a town as big as Sacramento, you will always be able to find an LGS that is running a tournament on any given day of the week. I live on the far south end of the metro; all of the larger stores that run tournaments on Monday-Thursday are

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Decks I am taking to SCG Charlotte this weekend

Hey dudes, it has been a while. Too long.  I am sitting at my desk here in hot and humid Charlotte, North Carolina, testing for this upcoming weekend’s SCG Open.  The format of the Main Event is Modern; as I indicated a few months back in an article, I am fairly new to the modern scene. I first built Eldrazi and Taxes, and found that to be too much for a new player in the format.  I also personally feel the deck isn’t well positioned against the other decks in the meta. I moved onto Esper Walker Control for a

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Game Day Decknology

A few weeks ago in my article Strictly Level Up – Brewing a Competitive Deck I discussed my process for brewing a competitive deck and started the shell for what I thought could be a contender in the new world of Standard after Aether Revolt. At the time of writing that article, the list was very rough and looked like this.  After playing between 30 and 40 matches with this list I hammered out a finalized list of 75. The new list added  and .  Thalia is amazing to slow down other aggro decks, put our control opponents a turn behind on mana, and

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