Doomsday-Breach: The next great Highlander combo deck.

When you think of the best combo decks in Canadian Highlander, your mind probably goes to Flash-Hulk, Thoracle, breach-storm, or Eggs. Over the last month I have brewed what I believe is the next great addition to that list, Doomsday-Breach.  The Decklist As some background on me, I’m a retired Victoria Legacy player who’s… Read More »Doomsday-Breach: The next great Highlander combo deck.

How To Build A Manabase For Singleton Formats

Contents Introduction Frank Karsten’s formula Hypergeometric calculators Choosing the cards A comprehensive example Building a manabase in singleton formats can be a daunting task. In 60 card 4-of formats, the core structure of manabases is largely pre-determined by the best cycles of dual lands legal in that format. For example, Modern is defined by the… Read More »How To Build A Manabase For Singleton Formats

Canlander Archetypes: Aggro

Aggro decks have had a place in magic for almost as long as the game has existed. From the original Jackal Pup and Savannah Lions decks of the 90s and 00s all the way up to today’s Ragavan and Thalia decks, aggro decks have been the primary bar that any Canlander brew has to clear… Read More »Canlander Archetypes: Aggro

The Initiative: One Year On

It’s rare in eternal formats, and especially Canadian Highlander, for decks to be built around a singlemechanic. Some have tried making Dredge decks work and arguably blue decks these days areprimarily built around Delve but no mechanic has had more impact on the format in its history thanthe Initiative. This ‘made for Commander’ mechanic shook… Read More »The Initiative: One Year On

Monday August 2nd. 4-0 BUGW Spellseeker. The Dad Noel run-back.

Deck list: Changed the deck a lot from last week, cut the cards that performed like shit and added a full suite of white cards. The meta has been really creature and very red lately so I wanted to adjust for that a bit as well, also I wanted to play with my beta… Read More »Monday August 2nd. 4-0 BUGW Spellseeker. The Dad Noel run-back.

Monday Win, 4-0 With BUG Spellseeker.

Decklist: RD 1 Medium Red 2-0 G1: I play T2 Oko on the play against red. G2: This game is a lot closer, he nearly has lethalbut the follow is a bit shy and I take infinite turns whenhe taps out for a dragon. RD 2 Medium Red 2-1 Finals opponent from last Monday… Read More »Monday Win, 4-0 With BUG Spellseeker.

Monday July 19th with 4C Pod 4-1, loss in finals.

I tried to remember everything as best as I can but if I played you and it was different fire away what really happened in the comments, I think its close enoughto show the choices and tactics in the games. Decklist: RD 1 4c lands 2-0 Game one: He wins the dice roll after… Read More »Monday July 19th with 4C Pod 4-1, loss in finals.

June 22nd, 2020 – Points Changes & Watch List Changes

Changes Effective June 22nd, 2020: Spellseeker increased from 1 point to 2 points Tainted Pact increased from 0 points to 1 point (ADDED) Flash decreased from 6 points to 5 points In addition, several changes have been made to the Watch List, available here Explanations and justifications for these changes will be posted shortly.

Rules Update: June 11th, 2020

June 11th, 2020 Rules Update On June 10th, 2020, Wizards of the Coast released a statement on Depictions of Racism and Cultural Insensitivity in Magic (linked above), which included the banning of the following cards from constructed play: Cleanse Crusade Imprison Invoke Prejudice Jihad Pradesh Gypsies Stone-Throwing Devils Efforts made to foster an inclusive environment… Read More »Rules Update: June 11th, 2020

Rules Update: May 18th, 2020

May 18th, 2020 Rules Update “Lurrus of the Dream-Den”, a new companion card from Ikoria, has been banned in Vintage. Across the history of the format, we’ve used the Vintage banned list to help clarify format rules. Prior to today, “the Vintage banned list” was more or less a convenient way of consolidating: – “Ante”… Read More »Rules Update: May 18th, 2020

March 2nd, 2020 – Points Changes

Changes Effective March 2nd, 2020: Price of Progress increased from 0 points to 1 point (ADDED) Time Walk increased from 6 points to 7 points Underworld Breach increased from 0 points to 1 point (ADDED) Wishclaw Talisman increased from 0 points to 1 point (ADDED) Yawgmoth’s Will increased from 1 points to 2 points Stoneforge… Read More »March 2nd, 2020 – Points Changes

December 16th, 2019 – Points Changes

Changes Effective December 16th, 2019: Strip Mine increased from 2 points to 3 points Time Vault increased from 6 points to 7 points Yawgmoth’s Will increased from 0 points to 1 point (ADDED) Enlightened Tutor decreased from 1 point to 0 points (REMOVED) Summoner’s Pact decreased from 2 points to 1 point Tinker decreased from… Read More »December 16th, 2019 – Points Changes