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Modern Storm Resources

As regular readers know, I recently decided to start piloting Modern Storm, in hopes of combo-ing out the players at my local game store. Whenever I pick up a new Modern deck, I seek out as much existing information as I can, to give myself the best chance to win in Week One and going forward.

This time, I decided to compile all the interesting articles, videos, and Reddit threads I found into a blog post – one that I can refer back to and use to help others who are learning how to play Storm! If you’re picking up Modern Storm, this post SHOULD provide all the direction you need to get started … from people who are much more knowledgeable than me.

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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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Modern Deck Tech – Grixis Death’s Shadow

I’ve been playing Grixis Shadow long enough now to have some thoughts on how the deck’s built, how it plays, and what tweaks I want to make. You know what that means:

It’s time for a deck tech. This beast is LONG, so let’s get to it.

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Playing Magic Duels – Kalitas, King of Fire

Hey y’all, today we’re going to talk about Magic Duels! Duels is an awesome, free-to-play way to get your Magic fix. You can build decks that are competitive enough for online play without spending any money. While they likely won’t take you to the top of the rankings, they’re good enough to keep earning coins and opening packs.

My current favorite deck is a take on B/R Control, which features a lot of the most exciting Mythic Rares I’ve opened and one of my favorite Uncommons in the game. But of course, the best feeling is untapping with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, whose theme song is “All I Do is Win“, and a bunch of removal spells in hand.

DJ Kal-ed?

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