UB Control for the Upcoming PTQ Season
- Conrad Kolos
published on 6/3/2011 11:31:00 AM
Standard PTQ season is upon us and its clear so far that Caw-Blade and Splinter Twin are the best decks. For the remainder of the season, I am going to try to focus on providing viable examples of possible options beyond Caw-Blade and Splinter Twin.
The Brewery: Mad Rakdos
- Justin Vizaro
published on 6/3/2011 11:29:00 AM
The list I have for you this week seeks a way to make use of a few cards that I think are worth some extra looks and will feature 4 copies of a planeswalker that has all but faded into dust along with a few cards from New Phyrexia that have yet to make a measurable impression on the format!
Stoneforge in Standard and Legacy
- Craig Wescoe
published on 6/2/2011 10:01:00 AM
For me, Stoneforge Mystic is the main focus in almost every format. Here is what I believe is among the very best Legacy decks, as well as two mono white Stoneforge deck for Standard, both fun and powerful alternatives to CawBlade.
Naya and Standard Bannings
- Michael Martin
published on 6/2/2011 10:00:00 AM
All of a sudden the various decks we've been working on mold into a Naya deck that not only can out nut-draw Valakut, but also 'absolutely roll' Caw and its evil variants. Let's take a look at it, and then discuss the current ban list debate.
Sanity Grinding: A Mental Step Ahead
- Nick Spagnolo
published on 6/1/2011 9:23:00 AM
It feels as if I have broken a mental barrier by cashing at GP Providence. Let me recap my deck choice from the event, and then I will share my latest brew that attempts to battle CawBlade by going bigger, killing their creatures and playing a better end game.
Aggro In Standard - Turn 2 Infect
- Adam Koska
published on 6/1/2011 9:22:00 AM
The five most important restrictions that Standard puts on decks are created by Sword of F and F, Deceiver Exarch, Batterskull, Primeval Titan and Jace. Aggro is having a hard time right now, but it gets better if you can win on turn 2.
Diversity in Legacy
- Kyle Boggemes
published on 5/31/2011 9:28:00 AM
Eight different decks made it to the elimination rounds of GP Providence, yet I can't bring myself to call that diverse based on the number of Mental Missteps. Of all the decks I feature today, there's one that I feel is truly the best in the format.
Matchup Analysis, Caw-Blade vs. RUG Twin
- Kevin Cavanagh
published on 5/31/2011 9:26:00 AM
This week I wanted to focus on a matchup analysis featuring the two decks that seem to be at the front of everyone's testing gauntlet for Standard right now – Caw-Blade and RUG Twin.
The Phyrexian Mana Deck
- William Spaniel
published on 5/30/2011 10:01:00 AM
A new deck centered around Phyrexian mana and Kiln Fiend seems poised to shock the Standard format. If you are interested in an archetype that averages a turn four win against actual competition, you don’t want to miss this article.
Sanity Grinding: Two Decks to Rule Them All
- Nick Spagnolo
published on 5/25/2011 9:17:00 AM
Standard is definitely a love-it or hate-it format right now, as there are only two viable decks to play. Stoneforge Mystic and Splinter Twin are completely defining the format, and the power of these is pushing most other strategies off the map.
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