Tournament Tuesday: Kalitas and Anointed Procession

EDIT: With the release of Ixalan, the rules regarding this interaction have changed. As of that set’s release, effects like Anointed Procession will also apply if a replacement effect  (such as Kalitas’ effect) is creating tokens, no matter why. Even if Kalitas’ ability is replacing a state-based action rather than the effect of a spell or […]

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Archfiend of Ifrit And Cycling

And welcome back! Amonkhet gave us back an old favorite ability in Cycling, letting you discard cards you don’t currently need to dig for cards you do. On top of that, there’s cards that synergize well with it, like letting you cycle for free if you have a hand of 7 cards, or letting you […]

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Hapatra and Wither: Who’s Putting These Counters?

Welcome back! Today’s topic will be the new card, and how she works. On the surface, pretty simply: Whenever you put some -1/-1 counters on a creature, you get a 1/1 deathtouching Snake as a bonus. That’s fairly simple with effects like or , which are effects that you control telling you “Hey, put a […]

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Going Infinite: Wandering Fumarole and Crackdown Construct

Want to surprise your opponent with a combo out of nowhere? and just might be the combo for you. The combo begins in a deck that can reasonably produce red and blue mana. You’ll want to play an early Fumarole, and later, the Construct. When it comes time to attack with your seemingly harmless 2/2, […]

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Going Infinite: Saheeli Rai and Felidar Guardian

Finally! The combo everyone has been waiting for! (not exactly, but close) is back and in Standard. If you’re not familiar with the planeswalker , then you should probably check her out before you start building your standard deck. She is a three Converted Mana Cost (CMC) planeswalker that allows you to make a one-turn […]

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Aether Revolt Prerelease Week: Energy Refresher

Welcome back to Aether Revolt Prerelease Week! Today we’re going over another returning mechanic from Kaladesh (and boy is it a doozy): Energy. Lots of spells and abilities from this block will grant you Energy counters. These counters are put on you, the player (much like Poison or Experience counters), and can be spent in […]

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Aether Revolt Prerelease Week: Vehicle Refresher

Welcome back to Aether Revolt Prerelease Week! Today we’re going over Vehicles, a returning card type and mechanic from Kaladesh. Vehicles have a unique card frame, including a Power and Toughness box on the bottom right, even though they aren’t creatures… normally. All Vehicles have an ability called “Crew”, which is always followed by a […]

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