From Around the Web
Whether it’s still the best deck in the format is uncertain, but Golgari is still a force to be reckoned with, and Carnage Tyrant is a big part of the reason why. Watch Jim Davis at CoolStuffInc play a version that leans hard on the big green Dinosaur.
Seth Manfield at TCGPlayer is ready to go even bigger than that by adding Karn to the mix to give Golgari even more late-game staying power.
Sensing a theme yet? Michael Bonde at MTGMintCard has a list for Assassin’s Trophy in Standard, Modern, and Legacy.
We’ve finally got some data for the new format across two GPs, and Pascal Vieren at Hareruya takes a look at what conclusions we can draw from the results.
Here’s a novel way to evaluate players’ Draft preferences: which cards in Guilds of Ravnica are the most controversial picks? Dan Troha has a comprehensive look at the data from Draftsim.
ICYMI: 5 Posts from ChannelFireball
Magic: The Gathering Arena introduced a new way to handle opening hands. It has a dramatic impact on mulligans, mana, and even deck choice.
You have to prioritize your enjoyment of the game over your achievements.
Could it ever be right to draw the card your opponent left on top with Jace if you have a fetchland? Frank runs the numbers.
Check out this midrange variant packing Stoneforge Mystic, Dark Confidant, tons of disruption, and even Queen Marchesa!
If you’re planning to play Standard, you need to have a plan to beat Golgari Midrange. Joel shows you the options.
— Luis Scott-Vargas (@lsv) October 31, 2018
It’s a very good time to be a 2/2 knight with vigilance.
— Reid Duke (@ReidDuke) October 28, 2018
— Christian Hauck (@ChrHauck) October 31, 2018
Years ago I hated playing powerful decks that I felt had very little play to them. I wanted to feel smart. Last weekend I felt smart for playing a powerful deck that had little play to it.
Keeping fighting the good fight Tron players.
— Brad Nelson (@fffreakmtg) October 30, 2018
— Martin Porter (@MartinPorter13) October 24, 2018
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