Historically Accurate - Amonkhet Remastered!

Hello all! Welcome to this week's edition of Historically Accurate! This week we'll be talking about Amonkhet Remastered. We're about 2 weeks away from it's release on Magic Arena, which is August 13th. We don't know a lot about the cards that are in the set at the moment, but we do know that it's going to be around 340 cards, and span both Amonkhet and Hour of Devastation. We also know that it's going to be legal in Historic, and is working towards the inclusion of Pioneer in Arena, which is very exciting. Since it's going to be legal in Historic, what we're going to be talking about over the next few articles leading up to release, is a few speculative decks to be on the look out for with

Historically Accurate - Arena Open Historic

Hello all! Welcome to this week’s edition of Historically Accurate. This week I was intending on writing about Amonkhet Remastered and some predictions for what makes it into the set, as well as some awesome deck lists to be on the lookout for, but with the lack of time to make the deck lists, and the Historic Open happening this weekend, I figured talking through preparing for the event and the different deck styles and whether or not they would be good for Day 1 of the event is a more relevant topic. This is going to be a long one, so strap in and let’s get into it! Arena Open Let’s talk about the Arena open to start off. The dates for the event are August 1st and 2nd. The Arena Open is a

The Storm on the Horizon

This week, we'll be covering a deck that I'm calling Stormwing Tempo. I struggled on how exactly to formulate this deck into an article. It has undergone many changes from it's conception as an Arclight Phoenix deck. The original design thrived on using Rielle, the Everwise as a value engine combined with cards like Cathartic Reunion, Radical Idea and Thrill of Possibility. This version of the deck was fun. Emphasis on 'fun' because it became more of a puzzle box deck than the actual focus of killing your opponent with multiple Arclight Phoenix in one turn. It felt too much like your run-of-the-mill Izzet spells deck. That wasn't my vision. Below is the final version of the deck. Where We we

Coach's Corner: Suspended Edition

So, this was supposed to be an article that came out last Saturday, let’s start there. I was traveling for a graduation party, and ended up staying the night. I was out for the day until the article was supposed to come out, so I delayed it a week. It should still be relevant, so here goes nothing. On Monday, July 13, Magic had bans handed down for Historic, Modern, Pioneer, and Pauper. I’m not going to delve into this much because Dragosi wrote an article that came out the day of; you can read his article here. What I’m going to be talking about actually in this article is the possibility of using Historic’s suspended list in other formats. I’m going to be presenting this solely from a game

Week 1 Jumpstart Historic - Lukka's Return

Introduction We are about a week into the release of Jumpstart on Magic Arena, and we already are seeing a shift in the meta game. With a few archetypes new archetypes creeping up, and some existing ones getting bolstered, Jumpstart has helped to usher in a new era of Historic. The deck we will be covering today features one 5 mana planeswalker from Ikoira, but the shell looks rather different from its domination of standard. Lukka's Return When Agent of Treachery got banned in Standard, Jeskai Lukka as a deck basically went the way of the Dodo. People tried to continue to play the deck briefly afterwards to mixed results, and it was also tried in Historic, replacing Agent with Ulamog, the C

July 13th Banned and Restricted Announcement

INTRO Wizards of the Coast just put out the long awaited Banned and Restricted announcement for July 13th. This B&R was said to impact Historic, Pioneer, Modern, and Pauper. After looking it over, We’ll take a look at the cards and the potential impact of the B&R on those formats moving forward. HISTORIC Winota, Joiner of Forces is Banned (from Suspended) Agent of Treachery is Banned (from Suspended) Fires of Invention is Banned (from Suspended) Nexus of Fate is Banned Burning-Tree Emissary is Suspended There is a bit to unpack here. We are already used to Winota, Fires and Agent being not in the format, as suspension is effectively banned for the most part. Not much to cover there. But Nex

Coach's Corner, 7/11

Hey everyone, welcome to Coach’s Corner! It’s Braxton, and I’m looking to do a very quick recap of events that happened from July 4th to yesterday, July 10th, and look forward to what the coming week has in store for tournaments. With that said, let’s get started. As far as big tournaments go, the only thing we had was the SCG Tour Online Championship Qualifier #2. We have access to the top 16, and the decks break down in these numbers: Temur Reclamation - 4 (Best finish: 1st) Bant Ramp - 3 (Best finish: 2nd) Jund Sacrifice - 3 (Best finish: 7th) Mono Green - 1 (Finished 6th) Mono Red - 1 (Finished 8th) Rakdos Sacrifice - 1 (Finished 9th) UW Control - 1 (Finished 13th) Simic Ramp - 1 (Finish

DeckTech With Shinogi - Friday Night Magic (Format Artisan)

Welcome to DeckTech with Shinogi where we go over the latest decks in different formats in Magic The Gathering. Today's Format is Standard Artisan. Artisan Format is when you build a deck with only commons and uncommons in the Standard card pool! Easy Wins in Friday Night Magic I like to think of myself as an "Aggro Aficionado"when it comes to deck building. I like quick games so i always base my decks with that mindset. Win Condition By turn 3 or 4 you should have Chandra's Spitfire on the field. By using instants and Sorcery spells to ramp up Spitfire, you are activating Electrostatic's ability. In which that also makes Spitfire even more powerful. Usually ends up in a turn 4 kill or your

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