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Valakut Titan Breach is a combo deck that wants to get its namesake card Primeval Titan onto the battlefield as fast as possible to search up Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and plenty mountains to shoot down the opponent with lands. Through the Breach supercharges the Titan with haste to allow you to grab four lands in addition to threatening the opponent with a 6/6 attacking trampler. This often closes out the game on the spot or will bring it out of reach.    The Main Strategy Valakut requires you have five mountains on board to enable all future mountains dropped...

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Last week, we examined four of the top seven one drop creatures in Magic’s history, as well as touched on a few honorable mentions.  Today, we’re going to focus on the cards that made it to Wizardry Foundry’s top three! Three: Delver of Secrets   When one card single handedly enables a strategy in multiple formats, it makes this list. Delver of Secret is the best aggressive creature in the game.  It can successfully race Goblin Guide, even if it fails to flip until turn 3.  It has evasion.  And the fact that it’s a hard-blue spell with hard-blue enablers...

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Today, we want to move from decklists to creature lists with the top seven one-drop creatures ever printed. So why top seven?  It was initially a top five list, but ties emerged. We felt that having creatures “tied” for slots was disingenuous to a top ten list.  Furthermore, cutting pairs to make it a top five list also seemed wrong.  So, Top Seven is is. But first… Honorable Mentions There are three cards that we feel deserve the nod.  And they are Goblin Welder, Goblin Lackey and Nettle Sentinel. Lackey and Welder fall into the same camp: in a deck...

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Another ancient scourge of the Modern format is Storm. Like Affinity, it has been floating in and around the top tables since the inception of the format. Though unlike Affinity, it’s current nadir is due in no small part to the myriad of bannings laid on its head. (I will remember you…) Though not all of these bannings were directly targeted in its direction, the fact that any version of Storm has managed to survive so many losses is a testament to the power and resilience of the deck and mechanic.  This is kind of surprising, given how demanding the...

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Card advantage is a very basic concept in many card games. The term describes the upper edge that players have in a game when they’ve gathered more resources to work with than their opponent. This usually leads to the player having more options when compared to his/her opponent, which means that he/she is favored to win the game. In a normal 1vs1 match of Magic, it’s easy to spot which player has card advantage. Simply check the number of cards in both players’ hands and/or count the number of permanents on each side of the battlefield. However, in multiplayer games,...

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