Move over Mardu, there’s a new favorite in standard. With Amonkhet on the rise, being out for almost a month, the meta has begun to shift. At this point, the Pro Tour has three of the eight main decks centered on zombies, and they’re taking the top. We could even say “zombies are rising”, (and … Continue reading The New Kid in Town
After seeing what happened at the SCG Open last weekend we wanted to express our opinions on ways to possibly combat the ever popular Mardu Vehicles deck. One deck list in the top 8 was actually an intriguing start to what we think could fight back against the onslaught of vehicles and that was Zach … Continue reading Getting the Edge Over Mardu
With the prerelease of Amonkhet happening this weeknd, we decided to preview some of the cards that we think have a chance at being played in constructed. Since there are quite a few cards to talk about, let’s dive right in! THE MYTHICS: Gideon of the Trials – This card is clearly less powerful than … Continue reading Amonkhet in Constructed
Welcome back! This week we will be discussing the importance of preference while drafting. So, let’s define preference in the context of a draft. Preference is when you prefer a certain color combination or strategy over others. Blind preference would be something like, “I always draft aggressive green decks.” Informed preference could be, “in Kaladesh … Continue reading Martin Drafts Magic: Preference while drafting
Today we thought we would focus on a lighter topic, but also something that we feel passionate about. The WOTC Invitational and it’s prize of having a player (often times seminal to the professional scene) immortalized in a card. These cards were usually very impactful to the formats they were released in and were an important … Continue reading The Lost ART of the Invitational
Hello everyone! Welcome to my first article about drafting magical cards of goodness. This will be a biweekly (every two weeks) column which focuses on improving our draft game. I will be tackling four different types of articles as we progress. First will be articles like this one, which cover general draft strategy. These articles … Continue reading Martin Drafts Magic: Introducing a new draft article series!