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Modern Masters Week: Persist and +1/+1 Counters

Hello and welcome to our third day of Modern Masters Week! Today we’ll be covering a mechanic from the Shadowmoor block (one half of the Lorwyn megablock): Persist. Those of you who were playing during Avacyn Restored and Dark Ascension …

Modern Masters Week: Tournament Tuesday Triggers!

Welcome to a special SECOND daily post for this special week! Today we’ll be going over Missed Triggers again (especially focusing on the ones in Modern Masters 2015), so hopefully those of you headed to the Grands Prix this weekend …

Modern Masters Week: I’ve got Soul(shift)

Welcome back to Modern Masters Week! Today, we’ll be covering… Soulshift! No points for guessing, I told you that yesterday. Soulshift is another mechanic from Kamigawa block, which was heavily laden with Spirit creatures. Put simply, Soulshift lets you get …

Modern Masters Week: Arcane Spells

Welcome to our lead-up to Modern Masters 2015! Hopefully a great many of you will be enjoying the festivities at the Grands Prix in Las Vegas, Utrecht, and Chiba this weekend (nearly the entire Rules Tips Blog team will be …

Modern Masters Week: Grand Prix Guides!

WHOA! We’re just drowning you folks in information this week! This weekend is gonna be Magic history: three simultaneous Modern Masters GPs, in three continents. The event in Las Vegas has broken the records for largest Magic event and largest …

Anafenza vs. Deathmist Raptor

And we’re back! It’s Friday, so let’s get one last tip out there before we all head out to our local FNMs tonight. Let’s talk about our favorite deadly, can’t stay dead dinosaur, Deathmist Raptor. It’s hard to keep a …
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Crux of Fate vs. Protection from Black

Welcome back everyone. Today, we’re going to talk about the latest black boardwipe, Crux of Fate. You have a board full of non-dragon creatures, but your opponent has hit five mana and taps out to cast Crux of Fate, choosing …
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Foul-Tongue Invocation Against an Empty Board

Hey everyone, welcome back. As promised, we’re going to talk about Foul-Tongue Invocation today. Let’s say you’re playing against an aggressive mono-red player. You’ve managed to clear their board, but now they’re just pointing their burn spells at your head. …
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Silumgar’s Scorn with a Dragon on the Stack

Hi everyone, and welcome back to another week of rules tips! There’s still some Standard situations that come up, so that’s what we’re going to focus on this week. Today, we kick things off with Silumgar’s Scorn. You’re down to …
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You’ve got a graveyard stacked full of artifact creatures and a Scrap Mastery in your hand. Your opponent has a Grafdigger’s Cage on the battlefield. What happens? Will your spell exile all your good cards in your graveyard and leave …

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