Dual Lands

The most important part of any deck is the lands and dual lands are the holy grail of magic. Fortunately, dual lands are pretty cheap and you should be able to build a winning deck by spending less than $20 on lands.  When Ice Age and Fourth Edition came out, old-time players were dismayed at the…

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Grixis Delver, Deck of the Day, MTG

Grixis Delver might be the best deck in modern as it is one of the most consistent decks to win. It can apply pressure when needed and is a world-class deck able to compete at the pro level. Legacy U/R Delver has undergone a terrifying metamorphosis since the loss of its beloved Treasure Cruise. It…

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Crystal Shard, Can I Get A Witness

If you aren’t familiar with Robert Anthony Salvatore first book The Crystal Shard: The Legend of Drizzt, Book 4 spend a weekend and give it a read and you’ll be surprised out how many Magic cards that Salvatore inspired through this book. Sometimes a deck can be a brilliant innovation, fun to play, have seeming…

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Food Chain

This year I began buying and selling Magic cards like stocks so if you want an insider tip on a hot “stock” card to buy then Food Chain should be in your portfolio. According to TCG Player Food Chain’s price has relatively been stable since April 2014 but appears to making stable gains and is…

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Urzas Saga – MTG Deck Builder

The fact is the Urza block is horrifically broken but it doesn’t mean that there aren’t some cards that should be in your UrzaTron deck. Enter the “UrzaTron” lands. On their own they each tap for a single colorless mana but by assembling Urza’s Mine, Tower, and Power Plant the deck can easily cast creatures…

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Angry Hermit or Eddie Vedder?

Is that Eddie Vedder with his shirt off peaking out from behind the trees?! Oh wait, that druid has way too many tattoos to be Eddie Vedder and also Eddie isn’t a hermit nor is he angry. Combo: Hermit Druid. The second part of the combo is untapping with Hermit Druid. Being able to cast…

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Satyr Wayfinder Born Of The Gods

The best comparison to Satyr Wayfinder is Mulch, which is a sorcery but because Satyr is a creature it is generally better because if you’re running a self-mill deck it will provide an essential blocking creature which can also be reanimated when it inevitably goes to your graveyard. Every time a new set enters Standard…

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Deck Du Jour is U/R

All right, everyone we all know net decks are good but they are only as good as the wizard casting the spells. So I look forward to a broad discussion below, on how effective this deck plays in a real world setting. Since the printing of Treasure Cruise, the proliferation of U/R Delver decks has…

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Jeskai Ascendancy, Five For Fighting

It’s January and Jeskai Ascendancy is still not banned so make it your New Year’s resolution to play this card before it gets banned. But seriously though if you hate losing then build this deck as described and roll over your opponents with the masterful combos. It’s official; Jeskai Ascendancy in all formats. That card…

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Ancestral Recall, Banned for Good Reason

Ancestral Recall is a blue instant, originally designed to be a common, but Richard Garfield was persuaded to make it a rare instead. That didn’t stop Ancestral Recall from being a totally unbalancing card. The ability to draw 3 cards with no penalty allowed decks to become invincible. Ancestral Recall rightly so was banned in…

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