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Prerelease Week: Returning mechanics – Convoke

We offer a refresher course on how Convoke works. Continue reading

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Brimaz vs. Sphere of Safety

is a quite powerful hero. There are many powerful interactions featuring this fabled feline. This week, we will be looking at a few of them in detail! To start off, Brimaz is quite strong against . Though you need to … Continue reading

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Ragemonger and Boros Reckoner work pretty well together.

A single Ragemonger will reduce the cost of Boros Reckoner by {R}. Continue reading

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Bouncing an enchantment with Floodtide Serpent doesn’t use priority or the stack.

Floodtide Serpent’s attacking cost works like any other cost in the way that you can’t respond to it being paid. Continue reading

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Ashiok can’t be killed by Lightning Strike if Ashiok’s controller uses the +2 ability right away.

The active player gets priority after a spell resolves, and can use that priority to activate a loyalty ability (adding counters as a cost) before the opponent can cast an instant. Continue reading

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Warden of Evos Isle and Galerider Sliver

Those of you that played in the prerelease might very well know what a formidable card can be; an aggressively costed evasive beater that makes your other flying creatures even cheaper! The important thing about Warden is it only checks … Continue reading

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Goblin Electromancer only reduces the cost of a fused spell by 1.

Before the Izzet, there was Arcane. Before Arcane, there was storm. And before storm, there were split spells! Fresh off the heels of Grand Prix Modern Masters, we come full circle with a look at the Fuse mechanic, a blast … Continue reading

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Plasm Capture vs. X spells

Let me tell you a little secret. X, if it’s not on the stack, is treated as 0. While an X spell is ON the stack, X stops being a variable and starts being a number (Note: the quality of … Continue reading

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Thalia and Omniscience

is a scary thing to have sitting across the table from you no matter what the format. I cringe when I see it in Commander because it usually means there’s a whole freight train of hurt about to come my … Continue reading

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Cipher vs. Thalia (yes, you have to pay 1)

Did you know there’s a proper set of steps for casting a spell? Most people just tap mana, throw the spell on stack and ask for permission to resolve it (darn those blue mages!). Just a very simple breakdown, below … Continue reading

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