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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What deck should I play?

Heya Strictly Friends! I’ve missed you guys, and have missed sharing my random thoughts and ramblings. Today, I wanted to take a bit and write about the most common questions I am asked across all mediums in Magic: “What deck should I play?” Everybody you talk to will give you a different answer. Recently I have put a lot of thought into this, and I have started to change my approach to deck choice for different events. The first question I ask back when someone asks me what deck they should play at XXXXX event is simple. What are your goals for

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