This Week in Magic


On April 4th Wizards announced major changes to the Modern ban list. Eldrazi’s dominance at Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch and the ensuing triple-Modern GP weekend earned Eye of Ugin a ban, while Ancestral Vision and Sword of the Meek both came free in an apparent effort to revitalize control.

5 Articles from Around the Web

Eye is Banned. Ancestral Vision and Sword of the Meek are Unbanned. What Now?

By Reid Duke

Our own Reid Duke offered his quick take in the wake of the ban list changes, with a look at what Vision and Sword might mean for the format.

Shadows over Innistrad Card Image Gallery

One of the best resources to get acquainted with the new set than Wizards’ Card Image Gallery for Shadows over Innistrad.

Shadowed by Rotation

By Ryan Bushard

Over at Gathering Magic, Ryan Bushard brainstormed some nifty brews for the new format: Ramp (with The Gitrog Monster!), Collected Company, Zombies, and BR Vampires.

How to Build Delirium Decks

By Melissa DeTora

Delirium is a tough mechanic to build around, and Melissa DeTora provided the blueprint over at TCGplayer.

The Argot of Concessions

By Mike Pawliuk

Finally, at Mana Deprived Mike Pawliuk weighed in on the recent controversy about when you can and should concede from an interesting and unexplored angle: why it’s unfair to newer players that the language of concessions is so defined and conducted by jargon.

“Over time players have developed their own secret language around concessions. This argot empowers experienced players who know the grammar and vocabulary of this language. It siphons power from inexperienced players and makes it easier for them to be taken advantage of.”

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