Zach Barash

Senior Staff Writer

@ImproPhilo

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Eternally Yours: Warcry

Zach explores the simple beauty of the warcry mechanic from Eternal.

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Gotta Love the Trinket Text

Sometimes, you have to appreciate the little things in life. This week, we appreciate one of the smallest things in Magic: trinket text!

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Doctor Strange, or How I Learned to Stop Solving Red Problems with Blue Solutions

Doctor Strange is a blue character faced with an unfamiliar, uncomfortable situation. There’s a lot to learn from this, both about Magic, and life.

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The Power to Heal

Magic has more than just the power to create enjoyment. It can heal in times of need.

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In Praise of Pump Spells

Have you noticed the steadily increasing power of combat tricks? Wondering why Built to Last feels so unusual? It’s time for a trip through the history of one mana white combat tricks!

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How Much Magic Should be Released?

Zach digs into the Magic product release schedule for the last few years, and he has some thoughts.

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The Kaladeshi Blues

Blue is the toughest color to evaluate at the beginning of any Limited format. Zach delves into why it is especially vexing in Kaladesh.

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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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The Kitchen Sink

Does Kaladesh seem fast for you? Did flood seem worse this weekend? That makes sense: Zach’s here to explain the importance and lack of Kaladeshi mana sinks!

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The First Vehicles

Vehicles have been a part of Magic since Arabian Nights. Now that they’re official, let’s celebrate them by seeing how far they’ve come since Flying Carpet.

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Masterpiece Theater

Zendikar Expeditions are here to stay, in the Masterpiece Series! Zach`s here with the likely effects they`ll have on Standard, Limited, and Magic in general.