Counterpoint: Un-Cracking the Modern Code

Counterpoint: Un-Cracking the Modern Code

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This is a follow-up to Francesco Neo Amati’s “Cracking the Modern Code” (12-18-18). In his article, Francesco Neo Amati discussed how to approach Modern and where UW Midrange stands within… Read more

How to Win in MTG Arena Constructed (While Doing Your Own Thing)

How to Win in MTG Arena Constructed (While Doing Your Own Thing)

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Introduction to Magic Arena Ranked Play On December 13th, 2018, the new Magic: the Gathering Arena (MTGA) ranked preseason began, resetting all previous ranks and ushering in the new golden… Read more

Corey and Darrel’s Best of 2018 (Modern)

Corey and Darrel’s Best of 2018 (Modern)

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The good news is we recorded a episode 137 of Card Knock Life Podcast recapping our ten favorite newcomers to Modern this year.  The bad news; the audio is completely unlistenable. … Read more

Cracking the Modern Code

Cracking the Modern Code

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“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” -Charles Darwin The Modern… Read more

(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

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

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

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

Vizier Company Sideboarding Guide [Part 2/2]

Vizier Company Sideboarding Guide [Part 2/2]

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This is a continuation of Wotjek Radosz’s (Laplasjan’s) article on sideboarding with Vizier Company.  For Vizier Company Sideboarding Guide [Part 1/2], follow this link. Jeskai Control We are unlikely to combo… Read more

(Modern) Mardu Pyromancer Primer

(Modern) Mardu Pyromancer Primer

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Do you like grinding your opponents into dust? Do you want to make every person you play against feel like nothing they do is good enough to punch through your… Read more