Zach Barash

Senior Writer

@ImproPhilo

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Design of a Card: Aerial Guide

Aerial Guide is the greatest Wind Drake ever seen. Zach tells you why it still isn’t overpowered, and what kind of designs can we expect going forward.

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Feeling Aggro

We finally get to play with Hour of Devastation, and something felt off. Not something obvious like Afflict or Bolas’ schemes. No, something off with… Aggro Exert?!

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Mean, Green, Limited Dream

Hidden in the Hour of Devastation spoiler are three powerful green Limited cards. Here’s why you should be excited for Ambuscade, Overcome, and Bitterbow Sharpshooters.

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The New Negator on the Block

It’s not often that we see a 5/5 for three mana. However, Amonkhet block just got its third one, and Ammit Eternal is really hard to evaluate. Here’s why!

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Eternalize, the Better Megamorph

Eternalize is Embalm, except it’s a black 4/4. Here’s why you should be excited for the change and how it blows Megamorph out of the water.

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Never Metamorphosis I Didn’t Like

As announced in MaRo’s Metamorphosis 2.0, enormous changes are coming to Magic. Here is everything you need to know about them.

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The Problem with Tinkers

Know what the *real* problem with Standard is? Tinker, the card that’s restricted in Vintage and banned everywhere else.

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Magnificent Modern

The past weekend featured three major Modern tournaments with three thoroughly diverse top eights. Just how awesome is Modern and why might it be growing at Standard’s expense? Find out here!

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What is the Gate to the Afterlife?

What’s the deal with Gate to the Afterlife? Could God-Pharaoh’s Gift possibly be good enough that it’s worth playing? Let’s wildly speculate!

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Why Amonkhet Limited is So Fast

Aggro was king at Pro Tour Amonkhet this weekend, but in a draft format we’ve never seen before: how can a fourteen land deck with Slither Blade be good? The answers are right here!

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Amonkhet Limited and Greatness

Amonkhet might be the greatest Limited format of all time. It’s like a finely-balanced cube with shenanigans galore and interesting aggro. Here’s why you should be drafting and probably saving boxes.

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The Necessity of Randomness

Sensei’s Divining Top, Gitaxian Probe, and Gush are banned and restricted. Here’s why we will never see cards like them again, even though we’ll totally get another Treasure Cruise.