Abzan Company: 205 Matches in!
SaintDoom (MC) - 2019-01-18
I recently completed my log of 205 matches with Abzan Company. A deck that I've had some success with. I think the deck is in a great place right now against most of the top decks.
2018 Top Deck Matchup Win Percentage Review
ktkenshinx (MC) - 2019-01-18
A few months ago, I posted a 2018 match win percentage (MWP) analysis here on Reddit and my blog. Using publicly available data and survey data collected by Reddit hero u/Erzel_, I was able to post some 2018 MWP estimates for a number of top Modern decks.
Whir Prison - Twitch videos
Metacall - 2019-01-12
First hand streams of Modern's newest prison deck from a creator - Susurrus_MTG
Esper Control Primer
Rhm-Borsig_Waffle (MC) - 2019-01-12
One of the main nuances of Esper is it is reactionary. We sacrifice a lot of power without the end-step bolt, snap bolt. So, we must make up for it with pure card advantage. Much like chess, it is fun and rewarding if you can predict or force your opponent’s moves, and if you have the patience and insight to not get caught in the moment.
Grixis Control steam - Gul Dukat
Metacall - 2019-01-07
Check out the stream of seasoned URx veteran Gul Dukat with multiple league and challenge finishes.
Discord - Arclight Phoenix
Metacall - 2018-12-31
Chat rooms for all things UR Phoenix. Great resource for latest discussion and results.
UR Wizards subreddit
Cony777 (MC) - 2018-12-31
Community subreddit for the scrappy Izzet Wizards deck!
Massive Modern meta analysis of GP Portland (12/9/18)
Metacall - 2018-12-29
A very thorough analysis of a 971 deck dataset from GP Portland.
RPTQ tournament report. Qualified for the Pro Tour with Red Eldrazi!
redi0545 (MC) - 2018-12-29
Overall it's similar to the stock list, with red added for Obligators and sideboard cards. I'm also running Leylines in the board, which is an innovation I've been on in colorless for a while (I'm Joey_Wheeler on MTGO, you can find a few of my colorless lists in 5-0 lists, I haven't played online since around October though.)
Amulet Titan MTGO leagues with Jarvis Yu and Edgar Magalhaes
Metacall - 2018-12-22
Top notch resource for learning the ropes of one of modern's toughest decks with 2 MTG pros.
What Every Death's Shadow Player Needs To Survive
Ben Friedman (MC) - 2018-12-12
While preparing for another round of Modern tournaments last week, I started racking my brain trying to figure out if there was any undiscovered gem that I could use to cover multiple matchups in my Grixis Death's Shadow sideboard.
Taking Turns - 10-5 at GP Portland
Dogle007 (MC) - 2018-12-11
Hey everyone. I'm a massive mono blue turns enthusiast and I wanted to share my experience with everyone as well as gather ideas for my build in Oakland next month. My last 3 gp results as stated in the title are 11-4 with one bye in phoenix, 10-5 with 2 byes in vegas, and most recently 10-5 with 2 byes in Portland. I run exclusively mono blue turns. Here is my current build and the one I played in Portland...
Grixis Shadow - 7 round tournament report
numba260 (MC) - 2018-12-10
I had played GDS on and off for some time before August, so I decided on this deck for the PPTQ. Only hoping to top8 the 32 man PPTQ I ended up walking away with the win (somehow) and queued for the RPTQ. For the next 2 months I played nothing but GDS in order to become more experienced with the deck.
BW Gideon Tribal 1k Tournament Report
hert1979 (MC) - 2018-12-10
So I just decided to sleeve up an old favourite of mine: Wb Gideons, I just cut 2 grindy cards and threw in some relics for mainboard yard hate, tweaked the sideboard a bit and called it a day. I was convinced the deck would not be a good choice, because I thought it was a bit too early for Infect to run out all the bad guys and midrange making a comeback. Basically I chose this deck just to have some fun.
Grixis Control Primer - MTGS
Metacall - 2018-12-03
Introduction With the printing of the Delve mechanic in Khans of Tarkir, Black and Blue received many powerful new toys. Chief among these were, of course, the dreaded Treasure Cruise (which was banned in Modern and Legacy and restricted in Vintage) and Dig Through Time (which quickly followed suit). Both cards were banned after the release of Fate Reforged, but in return we got something that was nearly as good: Tasigur, the Golden Fang.
MTGO Challenge Amulet Titan tournament report
TreebornFroggy (MC) - 2018-12-03
7 match write-up with one of modern's toughest decks.
10-5 in SCG Baltimore Open with Martyr Proc [Tournament Report]
cstick2 (MC) - 2018-12-03
If you're unfamiliar with Martyr Proc, its main game plan is to abuse the card [[Martyr of Sands]] to gain a bunch of life. You can use this life to buy a bunch of time against aggressive decks and to make a giant [[Serra Ascendant]]. Cards like [[Ranger of Eos]] and [[Squadron Hawk]] fuel Martyr, and also let you play a grindy fair game of magic.
5-0 With Grixis Control
Sandstar643 (MC) - 2018-11-23
I’ve been playing Grixis for around two years now since Delver was replaced by Death’s Shadow. While I’ve tried other decks, I just haven’t found them as enjoyable. I’ve tried multiple lists including Gods_Shadow’s , a Grixis Moon list of my own, along with many variation of Grixis Control.
CG Dallas tournament report. 1st with 4c Shadow.
Peter Hollman (MC) - 2018-11-23
This past weekend I attended SCG Dallas. I had a blast, ate some great food, met some awesome people, and somehow managed to take home the trophy.
A host of GBx primers!
FlyingDelver (MC) - 2018-11-23
My name is Daniel aka FlyingDelver, and if you don't know me, I am the author and creator of the modern Jund, Abzan, Rock and Mardu primers at mtgsalvation.com. I did spend a lot of time in the last 2 years in order to create those resources for people like you: the GBx aficionados.
The 10 Most Important Additions to Modern from Guilds of Ravnica
Frank Karsten (MC) - 2018-11-15
Modern showcases all sets from Eighth Edition onward. By now, that’s 15 years of cards. But there’s a world of difference between 14 and 15 years of cards. Over the course of the last year, new printings have spawned completely new archetypes, revitalized others, and enriched existing ones.
A shortish writeup on Rest in Peace UW Control (7-2 in the 11/11 MTGO PTQ)
McWinSauce (MC) - 2018-11-15
I wrote about my last MTGO modern tournament and people enjoyed it so I thought I'd do it again. I started the tournament 7-0 and thought it was 8 rounds so started writing this as a Top 8 Report. Guess I jinxed myself.
I'm launching my Valakut website today! Contains primers, sideboard guides and articles for all Valakut variants!
Esoduh (MC) - 2018-11-15
Over the past few months I've been putting together a website to be a central resource for Scapeshift/Valakut decks. In the Valakut Facebook group I noticed a lot of good discussion gets lost to time and I noticed a lot of people asking for concrete primers and sideboard guides.
10-5 at GP Atlanta with Grixis Shadow
YaBoyMK (MC) - 2018-11-15
Alright guys and gals, this is a little late going up, but thought I would do a bit of a report from GP Atlanta a couple weeks ago. There were highs and lows, but I still think Grixis Shadow is great.
Putting Modern Prison On Lockdown
Abraham Stein (MC) - 2018-10-31
Dredge isn't fun in Modern, but Prison is worse! Abraham Stein examines the Grixis Whir deck that put the SCG Dallas Modern Classic on lockdown and shares how to defeat it!
The Dredge Gaunlet!
SCG (MC) - 2018-10-31
Ahead of SCG Charlotte, Ross Merriam pilots Modern Dredge against Brad Nelson's gaunlet of Eldrazi Tron, Bant Spirits, and Four-Color Death's Shadow!
Sultai – Modern | Channel Reid
Reid Duke (MC) - 2018-10-31
A very blue Jund list - plenty of 1-ofs and Planeswalkers.
Is Four-Color Death's Shadow Better Than Grixis Death's Shadow?
Ben Friedman (MC) - 2018-10-26
Four-Color Death's Shadow (with or without Stubborn Denial) has been an on-again, off-again player in Modern since early 2017, when Gerry Thompson and Josh Utter-Leyton mashed Grand Prix Vancouver with an early version of the deck.
Tournament Report - 1st in Chalice 4K at Card Kingdom with Jeskai Control
DrunkOnEstus (MC) - 2018-10-26
Round 1 - Bye. I get the bye round 1 and use it to wander around the room and peek at what decks are in the room. I see a bit of Tron, a little control, a lot of midrange, and almost no Dredge.
Traditional Affinity is still great, and always has been.
Mackslc (MC) - 2018-10-26
Affinity has seen it's biggest downtrend in prominence in the Modern meta game in years (possibly ever). I recently revisited the deck and found it to be just as consistent and powerful as it always has been, and I feel it is quite possibly the most underrated deck in Modern's metagame right now.
MTGGoldfish Podcast 194 - Learning Modern and Organized Play with Reid Duke
Metacall - 2018-10-26
MTGGoldfish talks modern with pro player Reid Duke. Topics covered - Assassin's Trophy, MTG Arena, and how to get better at Modern!
1st Place at Modern 10k with Abzan Company (10-1 Overall)
SaintDoom (MC) - 2018-10-24
I felt that I wanted to do something a little less... fair in this tournament. I'd gone 7-2 in the last few large tournaments I'd been to and felt that fatigue had weighed me down a bit. I knew I wanted a deck that could win a little faster.
Beginner's Guide to Modern on a Budget
LeeSin4TheLoss (MC) - 2018-10-23
The last couple months, /r/ModernMagic has been flooded with some version of the question “Hey, I really want to get into the Modern format...” So, I’ve decided that it may be best to create a guide to help newcomers find a deck that fits them best!
Channel Reid - Modern Jund Death's Shadow (Deck Tech & Matches)
Metacall - 2018-10-23
Reid Duke pilots 4C Death's Shadow through a 5 match league. A very similar list to SCG Dallas' 1st place champion Peter Hollman.
Hot Take Jeskai
Luis Scott-Vargas (MC) - 2018-10-23
This Jeskai deck is built on some hot takes: Snapcaster Mage and Lightning Bolt are overrated. Hieroglyphic Illumination is way better than Opt. Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is better than Jace.
SCG Dallas Open on Twitch - Dredge Domination
Metacall - 2018-10-23
Dredge continues it's upwards trend since GRN release on 10/5/18 to a whopping 22% of the top 32 metagame at SCG Dallas Open. Commentators: Cedric Phillips & Patrick Sullivan.
Red Steam-Kin - Early Reddit Discussion
ClutchCrit (MC) - 2018-10-18
I wanted to throw a thread out there to anyone testing this new archetype and what ideas are getting thrown around. This deck has felt extremely powerful, and has held up against my opponents after the surprise factor has worn off.
Red Steam-Kin - MTGS Primer Thread
Metacall - 2018-10-18
Runaway Steam-Kin isn't the only one picking up power. Join the MTGS Primer for discussion on the new deck.
Andrew Brown plays Ad Nauseam in 2018 TMSL
Metacall - 2018-10-18
A prime resource for Ad Nauseam play tips from revered pilot Andrew Brown. Later in the match he offers commentary on Eric Froehlich's play of the same deck.
UR Control / Blue Moon Discord Server
Metacall - 2018-10-18
UR Control gets a Discord! A string of good runs in early October events and new toys from GRN Izzet Guild has given the deck some momentum. Props to EasierLikeThis for getting the server going.
Noble Sultai - Brewer's Report
SaintDoom (MC) - 2018-10-14
[Abzan] It just could not deal with the topdecked threats and answers my opponents had. And then I remembered that Noble Hierarch taps for blue…
Modern Fundamental - How Many Colored Mana Sources Do You Need to Consistently Cast Your Spells?
Frank Karsten (MC) - 2018-10-10
The creation of a solid mana base is one of the most important aspects of deck building. When choosing the lands for your deck, it is important to know, for example, how many sources of green mana you need to consistently cast Tarmogoyf on turn 2. Or how many sources of sources of black mana you need to consistently cast Liliana of the Veil on turn 3.
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