Pauper Burn in the new era

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The Pauper bans (Gush, Gitaxian Probe, and Daze as of 5/20) have had a little time to settle into my brain and I now have a few thoughts on what it means for the noble red mage, as well as the format in general. Honestly, Daze makes sense. It’s probably too “free” of a magic […]

PREP FOR SATURDAY STANDARD: What War of the Spark brings to the table of an already diverse metagame. By Todd Grindle

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Rewind the clock to the year 2017. In the space of a year, Emrakul, the Promised End, Smuggler’s Copter, Reflector Mage, Felidar Guardian, Attune with Aether, Rogue Refiner, Ramunap Ruins, and Rampaging Ferocidon are banned. This is the peak of non-diversity within Standard, and arguably one of the darkest moments since the days of slapping […]