Zach Barash

Senior Writer

@ImproPhilo

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Stealing Life for Fun and Profit in Magic 2019

Zach has FOUR Magic 2019 previews this week, all showcasing off what white/black is about: abusing lifegain!

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Winds of Change

Zach reviews the past year of Magic. What’s working? What’s been lackluster? How good or bad has it been? And most importantly, what does it suggest about the future?

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Mono-Red Jund

Despite being public enemy number one, Goblin Chainwhirler has taken PT Dominaria and Standard by storm. Why is Red so good and why has it been so good for so long?

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The Challenges of Ravnican Design

We’re returning to Ravnica! This is very cool news, yet it highlights an important design challenge: how does Magic return to its worlds? And what unique to Ravnica makes it harder to revisit?

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The Secrets of Excellent Design

Dominaria is one for the ages, a design masterpiece. What about its design makes it so good relative to everything else? Find out here!

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The Triumphant Return of Blocking

Blocking is back and better than it’s been in a long time! How does a Limited format change when you can profitably block, and why is this so? Find out here!

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Top 24 at GP Columbus

Zach reports from Grand Prix Columbus, where his team finished in the top 24!

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Dominaria Limited is HARD

Zach gives you the early read on Dominaria’s limitd formats, including Team Sealed for Grand Prix Columbus this weekend.

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Death in Dominaria

With prerelease this weekend, it’s time to brush up on the most important commons in Dominaria: removal spells!

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Design of a Card: Vicious Offering

Vicious Offering is a seemingly simple common removal spell that’s far more than meets the eye. Find out why this lenticular and powerful card is secretly amazing!

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Verix and Karox Bladewing, Broodmates

Zach has a special Dominaria preview card—or is it two cards? Get off the floor for the latest Bladewings.