Archive for September, 2015

(Standard) Deck Spotlight – Sultai Eldrazi

Really cool start to a potentially decent Sultai Eldrazi archetype in Standard.

Card Knock Life

Fathom Feeder is the most underrated card in Battle for Zendikar.

fathom feeder

While many players are calling this a ‘weaker’ Baleful Strix, I see it as quite a different source of card advantage and utility.  Let’s break it down based on its four lines of text…

Devoid: This is subtly useful if the card is played alongside something like Ghostfire Blade or Dominator Drone.  Building the ‘colorless strategy’ in a standard construction deck seems to be a natural fit for artifact all-stars like Hangarback Walker.  While I included Hangarback Walker in my deck, I did so only for it’s incredible value and ability to generate early blockers and flying attackers.  I am mostly not concerned with the Devoid aspects of Fathom Feeder in this case but it’s certainly something to look at in other builds.

Dominator Droneghostfire blade

Deathtouch: Besides being able to trade with an attacker of any size (I’m looking at you, Siege Rhino), Fathom…

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Eiganjo Castle – not a jank rare…

Found this in a jank rare folder, added it to my #pucatrade list… Didn’t think it was worth $7+ Oh well, off I send you. #mtg #tradelyf (PucaTrade is a new way to trade MtG cards online).

Source: Magic Photo by 2dropmtg


Eiganjo Castle is quite a good card. It sees play in Death and Taxes decks in Modern (and also in Legacy, I believe) mainly to protect Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Mangara of Corondor. It sees quite a bit of play in EDH, too.

Prices Explained #5: BFZ Speculation Update!

Prices Explained #5: BFZ Speculation Update!

In his latest post, Crazy About MTG talks about some speculations that he’s been making, as well as talking about a new sleeper, Akoum Battlesigner. It may only be a common, but being from Worldwake, if this becomes a 4-of in Modern Allies, you never know. Pretty low risk sleeper in my opinion.

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MTG Blog Spotlight: A Parents Guide to Magic: The Gathering

Source: A Parents Guide to Magic: The Gathering

Aiokii has written a great guide for parents who have kids interested in playing Magic the Gathering. Be sure to check it out, as well as his blog: The Paper Champion.

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Hello! Today’s cards slowly restore your health.

Source: Pretty Reprints: Balms

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