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Modern Highlander: Blue-Red Splinter Twin

Last time, I told you about the next hot new Magic format: Modern Highlander. Today, I’ll walk you through the Blue-Red Splinter Twin deck I’ve built to dominate the competition (and use as many banned cards as possible).

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5 Cards I Hope to Cast in 2019

With a new year comes new games of Magic! Like most Planeswalkers, I’ve got plans for what decks I’m going to sleeve up, what formats I’m going to rock, and what cards I’m going to buy in 2019.

Below, then, are the 5 cards I’m most hoping to cast in 2019. These cards represent not just the decks, formats, and matches I’m looking forward to, but the experiences I hope to have playing this Magical game this year.

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Modern Blue-Black Death’s Shadow – First Matches

Back in September, I promised y’all I’d build and pilot a Modern version of Blue-Black Death’s Shadow. With the theory laid out, the cards ordered, and the deck constructed, I finally took my Blue-Black build out to my local shop a few weeks ago.

This is how it fared.

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Top 5 Modern Cards from Guilds of Ravnica

Whenever a new set releases, I find myself repeating this phrase at my Tuesday Night Modern tournaments:

“Wait, what’s card that do?”

To mitigate the time I’ll spend reading (and losing to) new cards, I dug into recent Modern results to see what Guilds of Ravnica cards have made their way into my favorite format. In the hopes of making your own tournaments a little easier, I’ve compiled a list of what I deem to be Guilds of Ravnica‘s Top 5 Modern cards. These are the cards you’re likely to see across the table from you at your next Modern tournament, and that you might want to pick up for your own decks.

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Building Modern Blue-Black Death’s Shadow

I’m a brewer at heart. I’m not averse to playing the “best” deck in any format, but I get more out of Magic when I’m playing a deck I’m personally invested in. So even when piloting established decks, I tweak. I experiment.

Today, I’m launching another of those experiments, one I’ve been thinking about for a while now. Modern’s seen a lot of Death’s Shadow variants, ranging from Jund to Esper to 4-Color to my personal favorite, Grixis. But there’s one variant I have yet to see: Dimir Shadow.

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Spurred on by the success of Legacy Death’s Shadow, as well as my own curiosity, I’ve decided to bring Blue-Black Death’s Shadow into Modern. Will the experiment produce results? Read on, and maybe we’ll find out together.

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