Author: Adam Eltarhoni

Fate Reforged: My 5 picks

  The Fate Reforged spoiler season has ended and we got a full look at the entire set last Friday. Creatures still rule in this format and there are a lot of exciting cards that have been talked about. While we know about the potential of cards like Soulfire Grand Master and Warden of the First Tree, I’m going to take a look at cards that I’m excited about testing in the new Standard.   Dark Deal The potential of Dark Deal is one I’m looking forward to the most. Early game, this card fuels Delve and gives you...

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My Favorite cards from Commander 2014

  Commander 2014 is almost here and it has been nothing short of awesome for what these Mono color decks can provide. Each color has a good amount of fun cards that you can add to your current Commander decks and go to town with. While there were a few notable cards missing (Damnation, for example), these decks will be popular and a great pickup for new and current players. Today, I want to take a look at my favorite cards from the new collection. First, I want to go over my current decks that I am playing, in...

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BUG Walkers in Standard

It all started with Ashiok. When Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver was first spoiled, I wasn’t too excited about the card, but over time it started growing on me and I found myself attempting to brew decks with the card. Ranging from including it with a BUG Duskmantle Seer build, to creating a Dimir Control deck, Ashiok came in and out of my testing from time to time. I eventually moved back to winning decks such as UWx control and Monsters, but couldn’t get away from Ashiok. It’s still safe to say that Ashiok doesn’t have a home just yet, but...

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Playtest Perspective: RUG Monsters vs Signal the Gods

  In this episode of Playtest Perspective, we are back to Standard with a few new brews. RUG Monsters takes on a 4 color build known as Signal the Gods, which plays a variety of Gods and Signal the Clans. See how the matches go below.       RUG MonstersCreatures (26)3 Elvish Mystic4 Sylvan Caryatid4 Courser of Kruphix3 Polukranos, World Eater2 Keranos, God of Storms3 Prophet of Kruphix3 Stormbreath Dragon2 Arbor Colossus1 Prime Speaker Zegana1 Sylvan PrimordialSpells (34)2 Kiora, the Crashing Wave3 Domri Rade2 Cyclonic Rift1 Mizzium Mortars2 Clan Defiance3 Forest1 Mana Confluence4 Breeding Pool4 Temple of Mystery4 Stomping Ground4 Temple of Abandon4 Steam VentsSideboard (15)1 Cyclonic Rift2 Mizzium Mortars3 Izzet Charm1 Aetherling1 Prognostic Sphinx2 Counterflux4 Mistcutter Hydra1 Chandra, Pyromaster     Signal the GodsCreatures (25)4 Sylvan Caryatid4 Courser of...

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