From Around the Web
After Pro Tour Hour of Devastation, we all worried that Ramunap Red might render the slow decks obsolete. Seth Manfield at TCGPlayer digs into the best hope for the ungainly, flat-footed decks of Standard, the graveyard.
If you’ve got a big problem you need to turn to the big guns. Lee Shi Tian identifies the best strengths of the deck to beat, and how to exploit its weaknesses.
Yam Wing Chun relives what must be the most difficult moment of his career, a costly misplay in game 5 of the semifinals against PV. He tells the story with good humor and grace, after an experience the rest of us can barely imagine.
Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes when the biggest tournament in Magic heads to Japan? Get an inside look from Gaby Spartz and her Pro Tour Hour of Devastation vlog.
The key to Red’s dominance at the PT wasn’t in some new hyper-aggressive creature or pushed burn spell, it was its lands. Michael J. Flores and Patrick Chapin at Top Level podcast take a deep dive into what made this red deck special.
If beating Mono-Red is level 1, beating the decks that beat Mono-Red is level 2. Enter R/G Ramp.
Mashi is joined by TBS to break down Paulo’s big win at Pro Tour Hour of Devastation with Ramunap Red.
With aggro everywhere, midrange is perfectly positioned. Be careful though—be wary of decks looking to prey on the midrange resurgence.
Looking for a deck that can take down red? Try the deck that carried Sam Pardee to a 2nd place finish at Pro Tour Hour of Devastation!
This Limited format is defined by a transition from the hyper aggression of Amonkhet to the midrange and ramp focus of HOU.
— Andrew Cuneo (@AndrewCuneo) August 8, 2017
Does anyone else kinda hope Smuggler's Copter gets unbanned at some point. Basically 0% (high risk) but the card was definitely fun to play.
— Ari Lax (@armlx) August 8, 2017
Strongly Agree. Most of the best colors can be aggressive or controlling. Card values shift greatly from deck to deck. Lots of options. https://t.co/lrGHLHXQUx
— Ben Stark (@BenS_MTG) August 3, 2017
— Jason Chung (@Sqlut) July 30, 2017
Research by William Lamping.