Author: JoshBickle

From the Feature Match – Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir Special Coverage Day 2

AWESOME! Yes so awesome that it deserved an underline, capitals, and to be bolded up. The action and the matches that we saw, the storylines that unfolded, and the turnaround days that certain decks had was truly something inspired. I am going to kick this off with saying, if you didn’t see Round 16 Game 3 Lee Shi Tian and his Ascendency deck vs Spencer Garnier on his Abzan Midrange deck then you haven’t seen nail biting magic. In the most EPIC ending to a game that I have ever seen and on 1 life in Game 3 Lee...

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From the Feature Match – Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir Special Coverage

  Wow, it is so hard to believe that not only is Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir upon us; but day one is already in the books and so much has happened already. Normally I write the article Searching Standard but this weekend it is my pleasure to be covering the Pro Tour (#PTKTK for those on Twitter) and bringing you three articles worth of takeaways from the event. If you want to watch the PT yourself you can tune in at twitch.tv/magic to see it live! Here is a quick rundown of the PT and what happens. Day...

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Searching Standard: Card Advantage is the key to Victory

I am currently working on doing a very thorough review of the Jeskai Tempo deck running around standard right now and as spoilers for next week let me tell you that I have had amazing results with this deck. I have been trying things out with a few different spells to see how it works and that lead me to today’s column and talking about draw spells. It is no secret that the ability to get card advantage over your opponent is a key to victory in every match. Part of card advantage is being able to play efficient...

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Searching Standard Super Series #3 – The Power of Abzan

Today I will be wrapping up my Searching Standard Super Series by looking at a color combination that I have spent most of my magic career playing in; Abzan, formerly known as Junk. I was going to do up four articles, but the other deck I was brewing just didn’t stand up the way I was hoping it would, and I need to spend a lot more time that I don’t have on it. I chose to focus on Abzan not just because it is my favorite color combination, but because I believe it has the most power potential...

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Searching Standard Super Series #2: Aggressively Red

  In our second Super Series article we are going to be looking at another aggressive deck in Monored. Now you may remember at the beginning I said that these articles will be based on decks that Khans of Tarkir has inspired and Monored Aggro is a long standing archetype in Magic the Gathering; however with the release of KTK I felt that four cards were real and true game changers for the Monored archetype moving into standard. First of all, it is important to note that at pre rotation you had the monored that was purely creature or...

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