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Simon Nielsen

Consistency Opt by Tyler Jacobson
April 5, 2019

Consistently Misinterpreted – The Meaning of Consistency

“Nah, I don’t like that deck, it has consistency issues” “This deck can consistently kill on turn 3!” “You can’t play that on curve consistently” “Consistency” is a term we…
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Explore by John Avon
March 28, 2019

Maybe Valakut isn’t so simple after all – What’s the play?

“Simple deck for a simple player.” This has been my catchphrase for a long time when I talk about RG Valakut in Modern. I find it funny to underplay the…
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Arclight Phoenix by Slawomir Maniak
March 21, 2019

Bomb the Birds – Beating Modern Phoenix

Just like in an old Alfred Hitchcock movie, the birds are everywhere. They are angry and they will attack, early and often. Phoenix decks put up results not only in…
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Primeval Titan by Aleksi Briclot
March 15, 2019

Sideboard Guide for Red-Green Valakut

Despite having championed the deck for a while and obtained a lot of expertise during this time, I’ve never actually written explicitly about Red-Green Valakut in Modern. Earlier this week…
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Meme Vivid Revival by Yeong Hao-Han
DecktechMagic ArenaMTGOStandard
February 12, 2019

Meme or Meta – Simon Nielsen’s Brew Test

Last week my article was primarily focused on Magic Arena. But for the competitively inclined player, Magic Online thankfully still lives on with high level best-of-three matches, lots of innovations…
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DecktechMagic ArenaStandard
February 6, 2019

How to Beat Mono Red with Decks of Any Color

With the announcement of the Mythic Invitational, grinding ranked play on Arena suddenly has a purpose. And it doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon with invites to Arena Mythic Championships…
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Incubation Druid by Daniel Ljunggren
Magic ArenaStandard
February 1, 2019

Standard Week One – The Top 5 Decks

After all these hours of brewing, watching, testing and tweeting about the new decks, we finally had the first week of competition to see Standard come into action at an…
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