Big Changes Coming to Standard Hello everyone! Welcome to Standard Weekly! Following the announcement at Magic Con Minneapolis, that standard will move from a two-year rotation to a three-year rotation, we got more information about the future of standard on this week’s WeeklyMTG. Here’s a link if you would like to watch the episode. https://youtu.be/dqryW3F_FEM Joining Blake Rasmussen on WeeklyMTG were William “Huey” Jensen, Director of Play Programs, and Andrew Brown, Principal Game Designer. They had a lot to say about the future of tabletop standard and the desire to see a return to in store tabletop standard play. Key [...]
The Star of Aftermath Hello everyone! Welcome to Standard Weekly! Recently we had the release of "March of the Machine: The Aftermath." The key story element was that some planeswalkers have lost their spark and have become legendary creatures. Each of the mythic rares from the set is a de-sparked planeswalker. Many of these new legendary creatures have only appeared as planeswalkers in the past, so seeing them as legendary creatures is an interesting twist. Instead of creating a Top 10 or Top 5 list for the set, today I am going to focus on the new card that fits [...]
Updated Decks After March of the Machine Hello everyone! Welcome to Standard Weekly! This week, we will look at how the new cards from March of the Machines affect decks currently in Standard. Instead of giving a full explanation for each deck, I will focus on the additions from March of the Machines that will impact the Standard format. UPKEEP When making a deck, you should always consider the format you are playing in. While most games are played on MTG Arena in best-of-one matches, paper Magic typically involves best-of-three matches. The deck you play at your local game store [...]
Ranking the Best Decks of the Season Hello everyone! Welcome to Standard Weekly! As we wind down the Phyrexia: All Will Be One standard season, it is time to look at which decks were the standouts of the season. This past weekend, there were two regional championship events, along with a major Regional Championship Qualifier and the F2F Tour Championship. These events serve as an end to the Phyrexia: All Will Be One season and the starting point for the March of the Machine standard season that begins after this past weekend’s March of the Machine prerelease events. Each of [...]
We look at tandem attacks and deadly team-ups https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV8nA2xK7_g Can a tandem takedown take out Sheoldred? Are team-ups as dangerous as they seem? Tell us what you think!
This May Be The Best Reveal From Today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PRgQ9fnS8Q&t=11s He may "fly" but no one dares call this guy Flipper! This card seems to be one of the most powerful Day 2 reveals. We also saw some love potential love for Izzet and Grixis decks. What are you excited to see played? Let us know in the comments!
You Can Kill a Planeswalker by Swinging at Something Else? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYkVpehVfTE They dropped a TON of cards on us on the first day of spoilers. There are a few that we could see building a deck around, some awesome cards for a control deck, and a card that can kill Planeswalkers by attacking something else!
The Impact of Phyrexia: All Will Be One on Standard Hello everyone! Welcome to Standard Weekly! This week we will look at the impact of Phyrexia: All Will Be One on Standard. Now that we are a full month plus into Pyrexia: All Will BE One season we have a better picture of the sets impact on Standard. Not unsurprisingly, the dual lands from the set are among the most played cards from the set. Blackcleave Cliffs, Darkslick Shores, and Seachrome Coast are all ranked in the Top 10 for most games played based on Untapped.gg best of three data [...]
Overwhelming Opponents with a Mardu Tokens Deck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylARnb-P2k0 Hello everyone! Welcome to Standard Weekly! This week we are going to look at one of the newer decks in standard: Mardu Tokens. This deck is centered around Mondrak, Glory Dominus. Mondrak’s ability to double the number of tokens created gives players the opportunity to go wide with small creatures that can quickly overwhelm an opponent. The Deck CREATURES: (13) 2 Sanctuary Warden 3 Riveteers Requisitioner 2 Resolute Reinforcements 2 Skitterbeam Battalion 4 Mondrak, Glory Dominus INSTANTS: (5) 2 [...]
Is Mono-White Humans a Pioneer Contender? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LESdS0FiLmw Hello everyone! Welcome to Standard Weekly! This week we will continue to look at decks for Caffeinated Gamers Store Championship event. The format for the Store Championship is Pioneer. Last week, I looked at the Rakdos Midrange deck which arguably is one of the best, if not the best deck in the format. This week we will delve into Mono-White Humans. which was one of the most popular decks at Pro Tour Phyrexia. The top performer with the deck at Pro Tour Phyrexia was Takumi Matsuura. Here is his version of the deck. [...]