Framing the Pioneer Metagame

Framing the Pioneer Metagame

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From his more recent article, “(Pioneer) Esper Hero: The One Who Need, but Don’t Deserve”, Oren Lagziel mentioned one key point that comes with brewing a deck in Pioneer, “When… Read more

(Pioneer) Esper Hero: The One We Need, but Don’t Deserve

(Pioneer) Esper Hero: The One We Need, but Don’t Deserve

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Pioneer is a great format that has all the benefits of Standard without the mistakes of Modern, likely because its been handled more progressively than Modern. The aggressive bans cleared… Read more

Locking with Narset in Pioneer

Locking with Narset in Pioneer

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Now that we’re two months into the Pioneer format, things have settled down just enough to sort through the debris left from its numerous initial bans. With all the Oko,… Read more

Meta-Call 177: More Theros Spoilers and Throne Predictions Wrap-Up

Meta-Call 177: More Theros Spoilers and Throne Predictions Wrap-Up

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/MMC-177.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Subscribe to Modern Meta-Call iTunes Feed This week, Corey and Darrel tabulate points from our Throne of Eldraine picks game… Read more

(Modern) Bant Snowblade Deck Tech

(Modern) Bant Snowblade Deck Tech

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Tony Johnson shares a deck tech on the Bant Snowblade deck he introduced in his article “Firing Up the Forge: A Guide to Brewing Modern Stoneblade”. 

A Look Into Blue-Based Control in Standard with Ravnica Allegiance

A Look Into Blue-Based Control in Standard with Ravnica Allegiance

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Jeskai, Esper, or Grixis? Welcome to Ravnica Allegiance Standard, where the mana is perfect and the colors don’t matter! Control decks got a lot of new tools to work with… Read more

The Evolution of BennyHillz UW Control

The Evolution of BennyHillz UW Control

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Before ’s debut in Modern, BennyHillz dominated the UW Control scene with a UW Control deck that would become a new standard for the archetype, known for its versatile proactive… Read more

UW Midrange Primer: Assess, Adapt, and Ascend

UW Midrange Primer: Assess, Adapt, and Ascend

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Inspired by Darrel Feltner’s recent be-all-end-all primer for UW Tron, I’ve accomplished the same for an archetype I’ve known better than any other, UW Midrange. This primer, in collaboration with… Read more

UW Tron Primer: A Fresh Twist on an Old Favorite

UW Tron Primer: A Fresh Twist on an Old Favorite

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Yo! It’s Darrel, seemingly back from the dead (when it comes to writing for the website). It has been a while since I have had some time to write a… Read more

Mirror Breakers: Beating Jeskai Control

Mirror Breakers: Beating Jeskai Control

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Thanks to Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, Jeskai Control is in one of the best positions it’s ever been in Modern. In fact, it was the most represented deck at SCG… Read more