25 11, 2023

New Cards Make Big Impact on Standard!

2023-11-25T12:29:42-05:00November 25th, 2023|Categories: MTG|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Hello, fellow planeswalkers!  Welcome to Standard Weekly! The Lost Caverns of Ixalan standard season is in full swing.  As expected, Esper Midrange/Raffine has done well in early tournament results, but we have seen a few surprises among the cards from the Lost Caverns of Ixalan that have impacted Standard. ESPER RAFFINE Last week I wrote about how Esper Midrange/Raffine was well positioned to remain as the top deck in standard.  Last weekend there were two MTGO challenges played.  In both events, the deck performed well.  It finished second in the MTGO Challenge 32 and first in the MTGO Challenge 64.  [...]

17 11, 2023

What to Play at LCI Friday Night Magic?

2023-11-17T11:19:35-05:00November 17th, 2023|Categories: MTG|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Hello, fellow planeswalkers!  Welcome to Standard Weekly! Following the release of The Lost Caverns of Ixalan set last week, we will have our first opportunity to play cards from the set at Friday Night Magic.  The Lost Caverns of Ixalan is a fun set that should have an impact on Standard.  We know that a dinosaur deck will exist in some form, the set’s strong artifacts should lead to an artifact-based deck, and other tribal decks look like they should have some playability. What should I play at Friday Night Magic? Given most players will not have [...]

29 09, 2023

World Championship XXIX Showcase Best Standard Decks

2023-09-29T08:56:11-04:00September 29th, 2023|Categories: MTG|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Hello, fellow planeswalkers!  Welcome to Standard Weekly! This past weekend was Magic World Championship XXIX.  This was the first large, high-level event following the release of Wilds of Eldraine.  A field of 105 players took on the challenge of competing for the World Championship.  The event featured three rounds of draft on day one and day two, followed by four rounds of standard.  After Day 2, eight players remained in contention for the World Championship. The field offered a wide variety of deck choices.  Here is the breakdown from the World Championship. Esper Midrange was the [...]

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