WAR Standard Deck Tech: Grixis Control

Hello and welcome back to Strictly Standard.  As promised, the new reboot of the article series will bring with it new content platforms. One of which will be deck techs for the decks you can expect to face at your FNM tournaments. has been a fan favorite bad-guy since 1994, when he was introduced in Legends.  This time around he is destroying the plane of Ravnica in his quest to become the most powerful Planeswalker in the multiverse, and he is consuming the Spark of other ‘Walkers to do so!  is an extremely powerful card that will own games if

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Standard – Grixis Midrange!

Hello everyone! Whew, I have had a busy March! I hope everyone is doing well and I am glad to be back at it again making some content for all of you. Having been out of Standard this last month hasn’t had a huge impact as we are still patiently awaiting War of the Spark to shake things up. I took to browsing for some new interesting lists and saw most everything looked how I left it. I did, however, find this fun Grixis Mid-range deck and decided to take that for a spin! The deck, like any good mid-range

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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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