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We’ve Been Here Before

Zach thinks the Ixalan Limited format kind of bad. Why is this so? Why is this a development problem? And what’s the deal with Explore?

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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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Removal, At What Cost?

Kaladesh is out! How does its removal match up against other sets? Is Malfunction as good as Sleep Paralysis or Oblivion Strike? Find out here!

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Design of a Card: Alchemist’s Greeting

Zach dives deep into the design of new common removal spell Alchemist’s Greeting.

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Common Removal in Eldritch Moon

In anticipation of the prerelease, Zach studies the new and existing removal and see which colors are improving, and which are getting worse.

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An Ode to Man-o’-War

Zach sings a song of praise to the greatest blue creature of all time: Man-o’-War.

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Eternal Masters: Initial Limited Impressions

Eternal Masters spoiler season has begun! Let’s check out the cards most important to Limited: the commons and uncommons, and make some surprising inferences about the rest of the set!

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An Eternal Future

Eternal Masters is coming this summer! What does this mean for card prices, Legacy, Modern, and Conspiracy? We have the lowdown for you.

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Multiple Mana Lands

Eldrazi Temple and Eye of Ugin tap for multiple mana. Zach’s here with an analysis of EVERY LAND that does. How do the Temple and Eye match up?

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Four Undefeated Oath Drafts

Zach went undefeated in four drafts this weekend. Here’s what he drafted, what he learned, and what you should know for your next draft.

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The Mechanics of Oath of the Gatewatch

All of Oath of the Gatewatch’s mechanics have been spoiled, and we’ve got the lowdown on all of them: what they can do, what past mechanics they resemble, and what we can expect of their cards.

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Wastes Land

Zach examines some recently-leaked potential Oath of the Gatewatch spoilers, including a land called Wastes.