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Author - Damon Meredith, Draft -

Ravnica Allegiance is a fantastic draft format. I say this because it has all the hallmarks of a successful limited set; good buildarounds, plentiful manafixing and interesting gameplay.

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Author - Adam Ray, Standard -

Adam Ray covers the RNA Mythic Championship (Previously known as the Pro Tour). Check out the standard decks that made it to the Top 8!

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Author - Harry Khoo, Standard -

  This season I took upon myself the goal to make it to mythic. To my surprise I was able to make it there with Mono Blue Aggro, what I believe to be the best deck in the format and for tackling the wide array of decks being played in the Arena metagame. This is due to its ability to draw two or even three times as many cards as your opponent and essentially locking them out of the game with many types of interactive spells. To start your journey to mythic, the first thing you need is time. In...

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Author - Adam Ray, Standard -

We're neck deep into Ravnica Allegiance Standard. New decks and old archetypes are still in strong showing. When rotation happened, we lost one of Standard's strongest removal spells: Abrade. As a Red player myself, I still miss it. The tone of Standard is defined by certain benchmark cards. If a card is very easily removed, then such vulnerable cards just won't see competitive play unless they're extremely powerful. Think back to Abrade – cheeky value artifacts couldn't be considered as any Red deck would have maindeck removal for it. Creatures with three toughness or less were considered squishy and vulnerable...

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Author - AJ Ansell, Standard -

10. Growth-Chamber Guardian Squadron Hawk was a powerhouse common in standard back in the day. Being able to gain card advantage from one of your more innocuous creatures is always a good thing as it lets you get away with slightly more as opposed to your bigger, splashier creatures. Granted, Squadron Hawk did have Jace the Mindsculptor to work with which made the two mana 1/2 flyer absolutely absurd when you get to Brainstorm and gain a free shuffle every turn. Growth-Chamber Guardian isn’t Squadron Hawk, it doesn’t make it as easy to dig the others out of your deck...

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