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Ben Guilfoyle

How to Stay Open in MTG Draft – A Limited Guide

When you’re playing Draft, it’s important to be aware of what cards are being chosen. However, it’s equally important to pay attention to what cards are not being chosen. Today, we’re going to talk about the concept of being “open”

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Ben Guilfoyle

EDH101: What is CEDH?

There are many different ways to play Commander. Is it “just a pile of cards I had lying around?” Maybe a carefully crafted masterpiece of your favorite cards? To me, it is about playing with the most powerful cards possible!

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A. L. Walser

6 Tips To Improve Your Drafting Skills

Limited, especially Draft, is my favorite way to play Magic. Drafting decks in particular is something I love; passing packs back and forth to assemble the best deck we can on the fly from disparate parts. Many jokes are made

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Commander
Ben Guilfoyle

Land Destruction In EDH: You Need It!

Today’s topic is not nice. We are going to dive into the wonderful world of land destruction in Commander. Land destruction, like stax and hatebears often gets a bad reputation. A reputation that leads some people to dismiss the whole

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Nick Norman

MTG Meta Breakers: How to Beat Yawgmoth in Modern

Welcome to MTG Meta Breakers! This series is devoted to helping you take on some of the most common decks in your favorite formats (aka “the meta”). Whether you’re looking to grind competitive events on MTGO, want to win your

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Charlie Hopton

How to Build a Competitive MTG Deck Part Five: Control

Hey guys, Welcome to the fifth and final installment of Bolt the Bird’s series on competitive deck building! Our final topic will be how to build a competitive control deck. If you missed the previous articles in the series you

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Infernal Grasp is one of the best removal cards for Commander.
Commander
Ben Guilfoyle

EDH101: An Introduction to Removal in Commander

Welcome back to another edition of EDH101. Today we are looking at removal. This topic can be a bit tedious to cover. Many Commander players claim folks run too little removal. Others run none at all. Today I will take

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Charlie Hopton

How to Build a Competitive MTG Deck Part Four: Combo

Hey guys, Welcome to part four of Bolt the Bird’s series on competitive deck building! Today’s topic is how to build a competitive combo deck. If you missed the previous articles in the series you can find them here: How

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Ben Guilfoyle

EDH101: How to Choose Your Commander

When building a Commander deck, one of the first questions you will need to ask yourself is “what commander should I play?” It is going to be the first thing everyone sees in your deck. This will be a first

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Ben Guilfoyle

EDH101: Best Utility Lands for Commander

Most EDH decks run somewhere from 30 to 40 or so lands. While many folks will simply include a smattering of basics, a handful of dual lands, and maybe some fetches if they have them, there is another facet to

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Cody DeBos

Every MTG Card Symbol Explained (yes, really)

If you’ve never looked at a Magic: The Gathering card, you’re probably pretty confused. It might feel like you are looking at another language or hieroglyphics from another civilization. How can seasoned Magic players know what a card does, what

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Ben Guilfoyle

EDH 101: How to Build a Commander Deck From Scratch

Commander is one of the most accessible and active eternal formats. It has all the infinite possibilities of a format like Vintage, but a more relaxed atmosphere like a board game. Its unique rules and banlist make it a format

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