Corey Murphy


Top 5 Modern Cards from Theros Beyond Death

Top 5 Modern Cards from Theros Beyond Death

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As Darrel and I recorded the Meta-Call podcast in which we tabulated our Modern picks for Throne of Eldraine, we looked back on the set with a bit of surprise… Read more

Deck Spotlight: (Pioneer) Izzet Ensoul

Deck Spotlight: (Pioneer) Izzet Ensoul

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Izzet Ensoul is the most underrated deck in the format.  It is incredibly aggressive, versatile, consistent, and can maintain pressure late into a grindy game.  After was banned from Pioneer,… Read more

Whats in Pioneer? Evaluating the Best Tools for Competitive Play (Pt. 1)

Whats in Pioneer? Evaluating the Best Tools for Competitive Play (Pt. 1)

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Though I had other plans for my Monday, WoTC decided that 100% of my attention should be devoted to something else… As much as I love Modern, a fresh start… Read more

Modern Meta Data Post Hogaak Ban

Modern Meta Data Post Hogaak Ban

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The Modern meta has shown a lot of different looks since the banning of and and unbanning of .  The consensus seems to be that the format is so diverse… Read more

Preparing for Success in a Vast Modern Meta

Preparing for Success in a Vast Modern Meta

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The post- Modern meta is, no doubt, diverse and the discussions on which decks might be considered “top tier” have remained mostly unsettled.  Pros have often voiced opinions on these… Read more

Choose Your Weapon: The Other Equipment Packages

Choose Your Weapon: The Other Equipment Packages

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The unbanning of Stoneforge Mystic in Modern breathes new life into a seldom-used card type, Equipment.  Often times, due to the large investment needed to cast and attach to a… Read more

Modern Impact of Horizons: Creature Combo vs. Hogaak

Modern Impact of Horizons: Creature Combo vs. Hogaak

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I promised a follow-up to the “Impact of WAR” series (begun shortly after the release of War of the Spark) but, as the Modern Horizons release is already here, I… Read more

Modern Impact of WAR: Karn, the Great Creator

Modern Impact of WAR: Karn, the Great Creator

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I think I am speaking for everyone when I say War of the Spark preview season left Modern players with a lot of great expectations for our favorite format.  Its… Read more

(Modern) Izzet Phoenix Primer

(Modern) Izzet Phoenix Primer

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Let’s face it, variance is a big part of the game of Magic.  Our decks are shuffled, our pairings are randomized.  There are, however, many levels of decision making that… 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