(Modern) Jeskai Saheeli Primer

(Modern) Jeskai Saheeli Primer

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On January 18, 2016, many Modern players were hit with a shocking announcement: “ is banned”. Players who owned the deck, such as myself, became lost in a format they… Read more

Card Knock Life #135 – Rise of the Phoenix, Modern Meta Breakdown

Card Knock Life #135 – Rise of the Phoenix, Modern Meta Breakdown

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/CKL-135.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week, Corey and Darrel talk about the weekend’s Modern results and assess the state of the current meta including newcomer, Izzet Phoenix. Supported… Read more

Card Knock Life #134 – UMA, The Cost of Legacy, and Zur’s Weirding in Modern

Card Knock Life #134 – UMA, The Cost of Legacy, and Zur’s Weirding in Modern

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/CKL-134.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week, Corey and Darrel talk about the financial impacts of Ultimate Masters, the high cost of Legacy and its accessibility on MTGO, Modern… Read more

Adapting to Modern with Curryvore’s UW Midrange: Who’s the Beatdown?

Adapting to Modern with Curryvore’s UW Midrange: Who’s the Beatdown?

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The Fundamental Differences Between Control and Midrange A concept that is often overlooked and undervalued by Control players is “Who’s the beatdown?” To be fair, winning through combat isn’t generally… Read more

Card Knock Life #133 – MTGO Changes, Arena, Pro Tour GRN, and Regionals (w/ John Kruse)

Card Knock Life #133 – MTGO Changes, Arena, Pro Tour GRN, and Regionals (w/ John Kruse)

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/CKL-133-MTGO-Arena-Pauper-Regionals-and-the-Pro-Tour.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week, John joins us to talk about some exciting new changes in pathways to the Pro Tour on MTGO, Pro Tour GRN results,… Read more

Bant Spirits vs. Modern (Sideboarding Guide)

Bant Spirits vs. Modern (Sideboarding Guide)

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Though I am constantly sleeving up a different deck Modern deck for my weekly local events, I often have one ‘primary’ deck to return to for larger competitive events.  This… Read more

Card Knock Life #132 – A New Modern Landscape

Card Knock Life #132 – A New Modern Landscape

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/CKL-132-New-Modern-Landscape.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week, we’ll check out Ari Aintrazi’s insane 5C Standard Control deck, visit the best sets for Modern in the history of Magic, and… Read more

An Aqueous Archetype: Blue-White’s Dissenting Identity Takes Form

An Aqueous Archetype: Blue-White’s Dissenting Identity Takes Form

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Gather round ladies and gentlemen, for there is a story to tell, and at the end of it, an invitation to a deck that has won my heart (and hopefully… Read more

Card Knock Life #131 – The New Best Decks in Modern and Golgari Standard

Card Knock Life #131 – The New Best Decks in Modern and Golgari Standard

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/CKL-131-The-Current-Stars-of-Modern-and-Golgari-Standard.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week, we’ll review explore what we currently believe to be the new ‘best decks’ in the Modern format as well as take a… Read more

Card Knock Life #130 – GRN in Modern and M19 Prediction Follow-Up

Card Knock Life #130 – GRN in Modern and M19 Prediction Follow-Up

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/CKL-130-GRN-Modern-and-M19-Prediction-Follow-Up.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis week, Darrel is back!  We’ll review our predictions for Modern playables in M19 as well as make new predictions for Modern playables in… Read more