On the Grind (6)
Strategy and Tournament Reports from the road.
There are a many different ways you can build pod decks in modern right now. You can stick to the traditional Melira GWb build, you can play a Naya Kiki-Jiki build, or you can combine the two. Josh McClain explains his build for GP: Columbus.
GP: Columbus is coming up and brings the Modern format back into focus. The last time Josh wrote about Modern was just after GP: Lincoln and he was talking about the combo version, Melira Pod. Read on, to see what Josh thinks is going to be effective at the upcoming GP.
We have just a little over a week before Avacyn Restored is officially released. What does this mean for standard? Many existing decks will be getting some new tools to work with. There have been a lot of articles talking about which cards are the best, and what people expect to see play, but many of these articles haven't had much information talking specifically about which current decks will be affected by the influx of new cards. Today Josh Sits down and explains the current top decks and how the cards from Avacyn Restored will likely affect them!
If you didn't know, there is a modern PTQ coming up at Battlezone Games on March 17th. The modern format is one of the best constructed formats I have ever played, and highly encourage anyone who enjoys magic to make the trip and play in the PTQ.
Modern is a very diverse format with a bunch of different decks, so it may be daunting to try and pick one for this tournament if you haven't played much modern before. In this article, I plan on giving typical deck lists for all of the major archetypes and talking a little bit about their strengths and weaknesses.