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MTG Deck Archetypes: Midrange 2019-05-17

This article is about the theory of midrange decks. You'll learn what's defining for this archetype and some general guidelines on how to pilot it. If you already know what deck archetypes are, you can skip this section now. In Magic there are different strategies to build a 75 card deck. These strategies are also called archetypes. Three large, popular archetypes are covered by this article series: Aggro, midrange and control. Each archetype uses special aspects of the game MTG and tries to…

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With the Power of Friendship 2019-05-17

Last weekend two major Magic tournaments took place. A paper event "SCG Open Syracuse" and a MTGO event "2018 Magic Online Championship". During these tournaments a new deck archetype emerged in Standard: The Superfriends Deck. I reckon this archetype will be future top tier. It's also exciting because it's differrent to the classic archetypes aggro, midrange and control. You could shoehorn the superfriends deck in between midrange and control but I think it deserves its own archetype. Let me…

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MTG Deck Archetypes: Control 2019-05-17

In this article I want to introduce you to the basic principles of the deck archetype "Control" in MTG. If you do not know what Deck Archetypes are, you can skip this section. In Magic there are different strategies to build a 75 card deck. These strategies are also called archetypes. Three large, popular archetypes are covered by this article series: Aggro, Midrange and Control. Each archetype uses special aspect of the game MTG and tries to make maximum use of it. One of these strategies will…

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