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With decklists from the
State Championships flooding in, now is probably the best time to begin
analyzing the results, and figuring out the best decks in Standard. We’ll start
off today with an analysis of a few new archetypes, and then go over the Sealed
pool from last article, and provide a few anecdotes from my experiences birding
the Chicago PTQ last Saturday.
games have you lost with your opponent at one life? How many times have
you needed one more turn before you died to
that flier? How often have you just missed that
train? Been a buck short? We’ve all seen this happen in Magic but
many of us never stop to consider how inaccurate we are, and where these
inaccuracies lie. How can you be more accurate in your trading and thus, make a
Level 6 pro
Jeremy Neeman brings you part 1 of his 1st place Grand Prix Sydney
report! In the first part he discusses Sydney traffic (something to avoid, if
possible) and building Scars sealed pools (play artifacts!) He also brings you
a match-by-match breakdown of the tournament and discusses what he did right
and what he could've done better.
Level 4 pro player Nico Bohny takes us through a Scars of Mirrodin sealed deck tournament on Magic Online. He shares some comprehensive thoughts about both the deck building process and the games, and talks us through each step of the way!
Well hello, this is my first article about Magic, and it's about my current Type 2 deck, by name: The Photocopier. Yes, it does sound like a joke, and that's exactly how it started out about 6 hours before I attended my local card store's M11 Game Day.
Jakub Toth takes a look
at the Infect strategy in Scars of Mirrodin Limited and explains how to draft
Infect decks. He identifies underrated and overrated cards for this powerful
strategy, and outlines the correct approach to the Infect archetype.
In the third part of his
SoM Standard review, our Rookie of the Year goes over the Scars of Mirrodin
spoiler and looks for possible additions to Standard decks. Which cards will be
staples in Standard and which ones are overhyped?
4 [WWK] Celestial Colonnade
5 [UG] Island
5 [UG] Plains
2 [WWK] Tectonic Edge
4 [SOM] Seachrome Coast
4 [M11] Glacial Fortress
4 [ROE] Wall of Omens
3 [M11] AEther Adept
1 [ROE] Mnemonic Wall
3 [ROE] Lone Missionary
2 [M11] Frost Titan
1 [M11] Sun Titan
3 [WWK] Jace, the Mind Sculptor
2 [ROE] Gideon Jura
4 [DIS] Condemn
4 [SOM] Venser, the Sojourner
2 [M11] Jace's Ingenuity
4 [M11] Day of Judgment
Matteo Orsini Jones, Limited
specialist and level 5 pro, brings you insight on the best strategies in Scars
of Mirrodin draft. Matteo highlights some of the most promising archetypes he
has discovered so far, and presents his top 5 picks for each archetype!
Level 4 pro Petr Brozek
takes a first look at the new Extended format and the impact of Scars of
Mirrodin. He analyzes the results of a large Extended tournament, shares the
deck he decided to play, and brings you some of the best performing decks from