Corey Murphy


Modern Power Rankings: Top 10 Counterspells

Modern Power Rankings: Top 10 Counterspells

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This time on Modern Power Rankings, I’ve teamed up with Francesco Neo Amati, our resident UWx control expert and creator of Team UWish, to come up with a list of the 10… Read more

(Modern) Grixis Azcanta Control: Sideboarding Guide and Results

(Modern) Grixis Azcanta Control: Sideboarding Guide and Results

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I’ve logged nearly 90 matches now with my version of Grixis Azcanta and am still quite pleased with the results.  Since my match-up results reflect ALL of the matches that… Read more

Modern Power Rankings: Top 10 Creatures

Modern Power Rankings: Top 10 Creatures

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Magic players love lists.  We’re no different here at CKL.  In fact, we reeeeeeally love lists…so much so that we’re starting a brand new series, the Modern Power Rankings.  Similar to… Read more

(Modern) Grixis Azcanta Control Follow-Up

(Modern) Grixis Azcanta Control Follow-Up

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Earlier this month, I shared my initial list for a deck I like to call Grixis Azcanta Control.  I’ve continued to test the deck since then and have made a… Read more

Fifteen-Card Highlander Cube Update #2

Fifteen-Card Highlander Cube Update #2

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First off, let me just say that this cube remains the most entertaining way to play Magic that I’ve ever encountered.  I am happy to be a part of the… Read more

The (Modern) Data You Wanted from SCG Regionals

The (Modern) Data You Wanted from SCG Regionals

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When asked “how is Modern these days?” I hesitate to answer.  While I can see the point made by players like Brennan Decandio regarding the detriments of a highly diverse format,… Read more

Deck Spotlight: (Modern) Grixis Azcanta Control

Deck Spotlight: (Modern) Grixis Azcanta Control

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I’ve been to Azcanta and my god, it’s a wonderful place.   When I first saw this card spoiled, I thought of Modern Grixis Control immediately. Not only does //… Read more

Fifteen-Card Highlander Cube Update #1

Fifteen-Card Highlander Cube Update #1

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Wow!  What a response!  Thank you to everyone who joined in on the conversation on Reddit last week.  It’s definitely encouraging to see so much interest in the format.  With… Read more

Introducing Fifteen-Card Highlander Cube

Introducing Fifteen-Card Highlander Cube

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First off, let’s get this out of the way.  If you are skeptical about the concept of Fifteen-Card Draft due to the potential for broken combo decks or lack of… Read more

A Magic: The Gathering Glossary

A Magic: The Gathering Glossary

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Whether you’re new to the game or not, 25 years of Magic: The Gathering means 25 years of game-related references, inside jokes, and general ‘lingo’ that can be difficult to… Read more