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Drawing Live

The Problem with Tinkers

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

Zero to Thirty

Secret Mage

Anthony breaks down how to take Secret Mage to the top of the Hearthstone ladder.

Drawing Live

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!

What We Learned

Why is Standard the Standard Format?

Standard is highlighted as the exclusive format of the Pro Tour and is heavily featured in non-Pro Tour events as well, but why is that the case?

Breaking News

Felidar Guardian Banned in Standard Effective April 28th, 2017

Wizards announced the banning of Felidar Guardian after accumulating data from Magic Online about the Standard environment with Amonkhet.

Brew Corner

Converge from Standard to Modern and Legacy

This week Aaron takes on the critics and goes deep on Converge with Cascading Cataracts.

What We Learned

Is the Magic Story Becoming a Problem for Standard?

Some folks would have you believe that the problems with competitive Magic these days stem from the shift in focus towards the Magic Story. They are wrong.

Grinding It Out

Going Ballistic for Mardu Ballista

Chantelle breaks down the evolution of Mardu Ballista, a.k.a. the best deck in Standard.

None Shall Pass Bombs

Setting a New Standard

Brendan shuffled up sixty cards for the Regional Pro Tour Qualifier last weekend and barely missed snagging a blue envelope with Temur Tower.

Drawing Live

A Dangerous Standard Looms

Standard is out of the frying pan but potentially heading straight for the fire. Amonkhet looms large, and with it, there may come more bannings.

Hope Eternal

Pro Tour Blues

This week Kate discusses the lack of diversity on the newly announced Pro Tour teams.

Brew Corner

Standard Tezzeret Control

Aaron busts out a special Standard edition of Brew Corner starring Tezzeret the Schemer.