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Theorycrafting Post Ban Standard

Jun 03 // by TheAsianAvenger

Find out what decks TheAsianAvenger is looking to try with the new(ish) standard meta in the post-ban world.

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Fish Five-0: Mono White Bogles (Standard)

May 22 // by TheAsianAvenger

TheAsianAvenger takes out the new hotness in Mono White Bogles that is also extremely budget friendly!

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Against the Odds: Companion Tribal Fakeout (Standard)

May 21 // by SaffronOlive

Companions are broken, so playing as many as possible should make our deck really, really broken. Right?

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Single Scoop: Kykar and The Apex of Thunder

May 20 // by TheAsianAvenger

Kykar and Vadrok. Are they the Jeskai tag team duo we need? TheAsianAvenger sure hopes so!

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Budget Magic: Escape Protocol Lock (Standard)

May 19 // by SaffronOlive

Can we lock opponents out of the game in Standard with Escape Protocol on just a $60 budget? Let's find out!

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Fish Five-0: Lurrus Control (Standard)

May 15 // by TheAsianAvenger

We've seen Lurrus do lots of things in other formats but what about Lurrus and Grixis Control in standard? Well, TheAsianAvenger has got you covered as he takes his build of the deck out for a spin!

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Single Scoop: Vivien's Feral Forces

May 13 // by TheAsianAvenger

Vivien and her Cat Beast army are looking to get their beat down plan going as TheAsianAvenger tries to make a Vivien themed deck work in best of one!

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Fish Five-0: Umori's Mutants (Standard)

May 08 // by TheAsianAvenger

Mutants and mutators alike, come watch as TheAsianAvenger plays a lesser played companion in Umori, The Collector

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Instant Deck Tech: Titans' Betrayal (Standard)

May 07 // by SaffronOlive

Rather than focusing on casting our own cards with the oodles of mana Titans' Nest can produce, what if we try to cast our opponent's cards with the help of Mnemonic Betrayal?

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Against the Odds: Five-Color Death's Oasis

May 07 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with Death's Oasis in Ikoria Standard? Let's find out!

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Single Scoop: The Green Machine

May 06 // by TheAsianAvenger

It's time for the meta to eat their veggies as the Green Machine has arrived!

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Instant Deck Tech: All-In Storm Herald (Standard)

May 05 // by SaffronOlive

What happens if you go all-in building around the combo of Storm Herald and Colossification in Ikoria Standard?

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Budget Magic: Boros Winota (Standard)

May 05 // by SaffronOlive

Winota, Joiner of Forces is an absurdly powerful Magic card, but can it work on a $100 budget? Let try to cheat some Agent of Treacheries into play on turn four and find out!

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Standard's Problem? The Consistency of Fast Mana

May 04 // by SaffronOlive

Some of the most powerful ramp cards printed in the Modern era of Magic are currently in Standard, and thanks to some recent rules changes and new mechanics they impacting a huge percentage of games, but is it a problem?

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Fish Five-0: Hero of Naya (Standard)

May 01 // by TheAsianAvenger

Remember Hero of Precinct One? Well, TheAsianAvenger is on a quest to find a playable deck with everyone's favorite multicolored payoff and he's starting with a not so popular variant in Naya!

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Instant Deck Tech: Stormwild Capridor Combo (Standard)

Apr 30 // by SaffronOlive

Can Stormwild Capridor be the centerpiece of a unique, powerful and budget-friendly deck in Ikoria Standard? At least on Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Against the Odds: Sultai Ozolith Burn (Standard)

Apr 30 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with a non-red Burn deck built around The Ozolith in Ikoria Standard? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Rakdos Megamenace (Standard)

Apr 29 // by SaffronOlive

Can menace tribal be a thing in Ikoria Standard thanks to some powerful new Ikoria cards like Hunted Nightmare, Sonorous Howlbonder and Grimdancer? Let's discuss!

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Single Scoop: G.O.A.T. (Standard)

Apr 29 // by TheAsianAvenger

TheAsianAvenger builds around his #MTGIkoria spoiler card, Stormwild Capridor!

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Budget Magic: $50 Tour de France (Standard)

Apr 28 // by SaffronOlive

Can a deck with no main-deck rares or mythics cycle its way to victory in Ikoria Standard? Let's find out!

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Thirty Casual Decks Under $20 for Magic: the Gathering Ikoria

Apr 27 // by SaffronOlive

Thirty under $20 returns, featuring a ton of cheap, casual decks featuring sweet new cards from Ikoria!

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Fish Five-0: Yorion Foretold (Standard)

Apr 24 // by TheAsianAvenger

80 cards might be the new normal with Yorion, so TheAsianAvenger checks out another Yorion variant - Indatha (Abzan) Doom Foretold!

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Instant Deck Tech: Zirda Combos (Standard)

Apr 23 // by SaffronOlive

Thanks to Ikoria we can now make infinite mana in Standard with one of our combo pieces essentially starting in our hand each game as our companion. Let's talk about the shenanigans Zirda, the Dawnwaker enables!

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Against the Odds: Five-Color Unpredictable Sharknado Ultimatums (Standard)

Apr 23 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with all of the Ultimatums (and Shark Typhoon and Unpredictable Cyclone) in Ikoria Standard? Let's find out!

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Single Scoop: Ketria Arclight (Standard)

Apr 22 // by TheAsianAvenger

Is it time to dust off our Arclight Phoenix? TheAsianAvenger thinks Ikoria definitely has given an old deck a new lease of life!

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Fish Five-0: Is It Even Grixis?

Apr 19 // by TheAsianAvenger

Gyruda, Doom of Depths really enforces the "Don't get mad, get even" saying.

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Standard Theorycrafting with Ikoria

Apr 15 // by TheAsianAvenger

Looking for some starting points and fun decklists for Ikoria? TheAsianAvenger drops a few lists for pre-existing decks and even some new ones.

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Fish Five-0: Esper Bolas

Apr 12 // by TheAsianAvenger

Is a four-color deck too greedy for standard's meta right now? Probably, but that won't stop TheAsianAvenger from fusing his two favorite wedges in Magic together!

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Budget Magic: 2020 MTG Challenger Deck Upgrades | GB Final Adventure Knights

Mar 31 // by SaffronOlive

How good is the Magic: the Gathering Final Adventure 2020 Challenger Deck straight out of the box, and how can you upgrade it cheaply to make it even better? Let's find out!

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Against the Odds: The Wanderer (Standard)

Mar 26 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with The Wanderer (and Syr Konrad, the Grim and Command the Dreadhorde) in Standard? Let's find out!