Make sure you know every card in the format with the complete Rivals spoiler.
That there were Standard bannings was no surprise, but no one expected four cards to get the ax. Ian Duke pens an eloquent justification for the removal of Attune with Aether, Rogue Refiner, Ramunap Ruins, and Rampaging Ferocidon from the format.
From Around the Web
One of the most prolific brewers in the game, when Ali Antrazi has his sights set on some cards you know the results are going to be anything but conventional. He counts down the top 10 Rivals cards he’s excited to start deck building with.
It’s been a rough go of things in Standard ever since Kaladesh was printed. Kerry Meyerhoff at Manaleak asks what’s gone so wrong, and what the most recent round of bannings means for the format.
Paper Magic and even MTGO can be pricey, so the economy of Wizards’ upcoming Arena was one of the most intriguing as-yet unanswered questions about the game. Jake Vyper at Epic Stream looks at how cards can be purchased and upgraded.
Filipe Rodrigues at Pure MTGO looks at some of the new options from Rivals.
The bans mark a radical change for Standard, and who better than a World Champion to tell you where everything stands once the dust settles?
Jump onto twitch.tv/lsv with Luis as he guides you through a Powered Cube Draft on Magic Online!
RUG Delver isn’t just for Legacy anymore!
Merfolk came out of Ixalan quite a few cards short of a competitive list. Did Rivals bring enough new tools? PV thinks it just might have.
A once stale metagame is now completely wide open. Which decks stand to capture the most metagame share in the aftermath?
Reid wraps up his guide to black midrange with a crowd favorite fringe choice, W/B Eldrazi!
Wow, the body count was a lot higher than I expected, but I'll take a big shakeup. All hail The Scarab God? https://t.co/470fbsZPb6
— Luis Scott-Vargas (@lsv) January 15, 2018
Pretty sure Huey solved it. Banning Ferocidon on power level of the card makes 0 sense. Banning it bc people were getting too many warnings forgetting to ping themselves makes sense. https://t.co/UBaRY03Osm
— Ben Stark (@BenS_MTG) January 15, 2018
All 20 articles that I read this morning tell me that Tarmogoyf and Liliana are bad in Modern. Should I take it as a lesson or as a challenge?
— Reid Duke (@ReidDuke) January 10, 2018
Research by William Lamping.