Brendan McNamara

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Drafting Ixalan Archetypes

Brendan breaks down the Ixalan two-color archetypes by tier, and explains how that should influence your early draft picks.

The Modern Age

Blue is Back in Modern

Brendan debuts a new column focused on Modern. This week he looks at two resurgent blue decks—Storm and Jeskai.

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Bad Card Limited

Brendan reflects on why the lower power level of Ixalan Limited is a nice change of pace.

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Winning in Ixalan Limited

Brendan won an Ixalan Limited PPTQ with lots of dinosaurs and lands. Read how to succeed in this new format.

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Sealed in the Time of Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are the best natural strategy for Ixalan sealed. But what if you don’t have a good dinosaur deck? Brendan cobbled together a 5-0 in an online PPTQ with green-black explore.

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Dinosaurs Don’t Need Help

Brendan played Dinosaurs at the Ixalan prerelease. Expect to see a lot of them in Sealed.

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Polishing Your Sealed Deck

Brendan walks through how to make the final cuts when building a Sealed deck.

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Exciting Uncommons from Ixalan

Brendan highlights six powerful uncommons from Ixalan that may shape the draft format.

Breaking News

Iconic Masters Reprints for Modern

Brendan highlights the big reprints for Modern that have been revealed so far in Iconic Masters at HasCon.

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The Five Biggest Ixalan and Iconic Masters Spoilers from HasCon (So Far)

Brendan shows you the top five coolest cards spoiled from Ixalan and Iconic Masters during the HasCon panel this morning.

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Hour of Sunset

Brendan says goodbye to one of the great Limited formats with a top ten list.