From Around the Web
The staying power of aggro in format full of powerful commons continues to amaze me. Alex Ullman walks you through the history of aggro in Pauper, and shares his thoughts on where it might go moving forward.
Winding Constrictor has established itself as one of the breakout stars of Aether Revolt, and Raphael Levy at TCGPlayer has a few homes planned for it. From control, to aggro, to a build that abuses it with energy counters, there’s bound to be a flavor for you.
Much of the hype around the new set has centered on 2-card combos and synergy cards like Winding Constrictor. What about the fair cards? Patrick Chapin and Mike Flores take a look at some of the offerings for those of us who like good wholesome Magic on their podcast Top Level.
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Jonny Magic—Marcel and Ryan at Brainstrom Brewery interview Jon Finkel.
ICYMI: 5 Posts from ChannelFireball
The Top 8 of the MOCS Playoff showcased a number of new decks in the post-ban format. Andrea Mengucci looks at the most exciting new possibilities.
This one took me back, and taught me a few things about the team before my time here. Relive the history of Team ChannelFireball, and see how PV and CFB Ice built a super team for the Pro Tour Team Series!
Frank’s pick order has become required reading for every new set for me. I never head into a Draft without it open in my tabs, and I suggest you don’t either!
Jacob Wilson analyzes game 3 (of 5) from the Top 4 Standard match from Pro Tour Eldritch Moon.
We got Bitterblossom, then we got Ancestral Vision back. Brian ponders whether Fatal Push could be the final piece of the puzzle to bring Faeries back into the top tier of Modern.
— Luis Scott-Vargas (@lsv) January 24, 2017
Jesus dude, sleeve that token. https://t.co/A9pHP15E5g
— Owen Turtenwald (@OwenTweetenwald) January 25, 2017
I've been doing so badly in Kaladesh Sealed that being 2-2 in the MOCS honestly feels exhilarating.
— Reid Duke (@ReidDuke) January 22, 2017
Never played MTG, so can't tell if my bro is sincerely opining about the game he plays professionally or pulling random words out of a hat. https://t.co/xKDZZLOYht
— Katherine Duke (@KatDucDuk) January 18, 2017
Played a MonoR deck in Cube yesterday and got berated. Today I am Jeskai PWs and opponent disconnects. Granted, I Mana Tithed them.
— Brian David-Marshall (@Top8Games) January 20, 2017