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Author - Oli Kantyka, Standard -

Everything you need to know, plus a bunch of things you don't, about the upcoming set Ravnica Allegiance - released 25th January 2019!

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Author - Oli Kantyka, Budget, Standard -

Playing control can look awfully expensive! The top control decks right now are playing a whole shopping list of painfully expensive cards. Here are some of the worst offenders: The Scarab God is £38 at time of writing. For that money you could buy approx. 304 Tesco Finest Mini Mince Pies.   Basically: the most versatile removal and the best win conditions. If we want to build a deck without breaking the bank, we’re going to need to find alternative removal for the worst that standard has to throw at us, and a good way to win.   Did someone say...

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Author - Oli Kantyka, Standard -

Looking at the results from Worlds 2017, you could be forgiven for thinking that the release of Ixalan had little impact on competitive standard. The whole field was Temur Energy, Ramunap Red and UB Control, and two of those decks have barely even changed. UB Control picked up some new tricks, but still looks pretty similar to all the Torrential Gearhulk-based control decks that we’ve been seeing for the last year. This is by no means a bad place to be; the trifecta offers players a choice of a fast, medium or slow strategy and matchups are balanced and interactive....

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