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Magic: The Gathering - May Day! Top 5 Legendary Goblin Creatures
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker Coming in at #3 is Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, a card that has broken Modern and other formats with its enablement of various combos that tend to result in a near-endless glut of identical creatures that untap or blink a creature upon entry to the battlefield Kiki-Jiki is typically the target of that ability,[...]
"Oko, Thief of Crowns" Deck Tech - "Magic: The Gathering"
It seems that Oko, Thief of Crowns is a card that needed to be taught a lesson. Source: Wizards of the Coast Today, Wizards of the Coast updated their banned and restricted list for the Modern format of Magic: The Gathering The article stating so named Oko, along with Mox Opal and Mycosynth Lattice, as major contributors to[...]
On the Pioneer Format (and Early Financial Spikes) - "Magic: The Gathering"
21 cards were initially banned from Modern when that first came into being And now Wizards has created a format that, almost a month into its run with weekly ban list updates, has less cards banned total than either of those formats began with For the sake of information, there are exactly nine total cards[...]
SCGCON Invitational Coverage - "Magic: The Gathering"
Modern is generally a mainstay of the SCG Invitational Standard was going to be used this year, but there has been player outcry due to how absolutely toxic the current Standard metagame is Pioneer, the newest sanctioned Magic format, replaced it for the Invitational, to the joy of many competitors. This could have been the culprit! Source:[...]
On the Pioneer Format (and Early Financial Spikes) - "Magic: The Gathering"
Masters sets and supplemental sets like Modern Horizons, Battlebond, or Conspiracy also do not count within Pioneer, as is expected. It's also very important to note that the "fetchlands" within these sets – Flooded Strand, Polluted Delta, Bloodstained Mire, Wooded Foothills, and Windswept Heath – are banned Keep this in mind because it's important for data[...]
"Magic: The Gathering: Arena" to Make Ban Announcement
Some people say it's Golos himself, and others are even positing that Teferi, Time Raveler or Oko, Thief of Crowns are getting the boot due to their oppressively-strong impact on the board. Source: Wizards of the Coast Interestingly enough, some players are taking this a step further and insinuating this will host a ban in Modern, Vintage,[...]
Spanish Team Takes MagicFest Ghent! - "Magic: The Gathering"
However, of the twelve decks in the Top Four for the Team Modern event this past weekend, four decks were built around using Urza. Still, one-third is still a better turnout of the most-overperforming deck in the current Modern format than over one-half (you can tell here that Hogaak still has me reeling a bit when[...]
Playing In A New Golden Age of "Magic: The Gathering"
Magic: The Gathering has undergone a large number of overhauls to their Modern format lately From banning Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis and Faithless Looting to including the infamous Stoneforge Mystic, Modern has been shaken up to a degree that… Might be beneficial to Magic as a whole? Hear me out, just for a second or two[...]
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At long last, Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis has been banned from Modern in Magic: The Gathering. Source: From its release within the Modern Horizons set in June this year to just yesterday when five Hogaak decks made Top Eight during MagicFest Las Vegas, Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis has been a powerhouse in the Modern circuit[...]
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The Hogaak deck is an archetype-forming Magic deck that has been showing strong numbers in Modern tournaments since its release in June Nielsen happened to be using a Hogaak deck in the finals, and this meant a clear shot at victory for Kear-Smith. Source: Kear-Smith's deckbuilding choices appear specifically to attempt to counteract the Hogaak menace,[...]
"Arisen Necropolis" Takes MagicFest Minneapolis - "Magic: The Gathering"
The more things in the Magic: the Gathering tournament scene change, the more it seems they stay the same. credit//WotC Justin Plocher defeated Jonathan Corzo in the Modern finals at MagicFest Minneapolis on Sunday, August 11th Both players used variants of the infuriatingly-popular Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis decklist Plocher used a variant that manages to power out a[...]
Marvel Legacy One Shot Looks Suspiciously Old School
Everyone else is the original, or even classic, version of the character. Captain Marvel is the only modern day, diverse version of an original character to have taken on the name after their classic counterpart. Considering Marvel are making a definitive promise that Generations and Legacy will see the new and the old side-by-side for a Marvel[...]