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Decks & Techs

Summer Musings (or: Why Mystic Sanctuary is busted)

by Paul W. From 07/30 – 08/02 we held an eight-player gathering which resulted in four glorious days of barbecue, sunbathing and – of course – exchanging ideas about and playing our beloved format highlander. As I expect my readers to bemost interested in the format-related outcomes of the bootcamp, I will skip the parts about how enjoyable and valuable of a social experience this […]

How to win a MGM – Azorius Midrange Control

By Jonny A. Hey there, my name is Jonny and I just won the last MetaGameMasters tournament. While I am usually not a big fan of deck guides for well-known archetypes I thought I use this call for a community article to channel my desire to entertain the highlander community and some of you might remember my weekly highlander column several years ago which served […]

HL Deck Building in 2018

By Paul W. This article aims at analysing the main tendencies in the current highlander metagame. By eluding to top tournament finishes over the course of the last two consecutive seasons, it renders visible the dominant decks as of now. Albeit Highlander being considered an open format free of oppressing strategies, the article attempts at providing a cohesive theoretical explanation on why some decks have […]

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Strategies & New Cards

Summer Musings (or: Why Mystic Sanctuary is busted)

by Paul W. From 07/30 – 08/02 we held an eight-player gathering which resulted in four glorious days of barbecue, sunbathing and – of course – exchanging ideas about and playing our beloved format highlander. As I expect my readers to bemost interested in the format-related outcomes of the bootcamp, I will skip the parts about how enjoyable and valuable of a social experience this […]

Harnessing Highlander for MGM 15

by Paul W. Having followed the Highlander tournament scene mostly as a bystander for the last twelve months, I am very excited to attend the upcoming MGM. Over the course of the last year, several major releases and tournaments have happened, and in preparation for the tournament, I try to weave my observations and theories into an article for you to object, develop or simply […]

Breaking Into Highlander: 8 Aspects That May Make Highlander Your New Favorite Format

By Dominik B. I have been through many formats before I arrived in Berlin in late 2017 to adopt European Highlander as my possibly favorite way to play Magic: the Gathering today. My ‘career’ started with a simple shoebox. It was full of Magic cards, and a rather awkward bunch at that, and my brother and I did our best to remix these cards into […]

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Tournament Coverage

Magic Monday 26/10/2020 – Tournament Report (by Paul W.)

My esteemed readership, In case you have not heard the news: Highlander is happening more regularly now on Cockatrice. Aesthetics and convenience in operation aside, the software is really helpful in cramming a lot of games into a small timeframe. We also found a tournament mode which allows to have almost no downtime between matches, as we simply rotate between tables once a match has […]

Going Undefeated at MGM15 with Mardu Superfriends

by Dominik B. My allegiance to the Mardu clan basically boils down to two factors: 1. I like it. 2. I can’t afford blue dual lands (for now). Being a deck builder at heart, I dedicated a lot of testing, brewing, theorizing, discarding lists, getting stomped at FNMs and being told that I cripple myself by excluding blue and green, to the idea that Mardu […]

Bad Moon Rising Over Halle

By Niclas E. These days, it seems nothing much is going on on magicplayer.org. Most people seem to only view the site to get updates on the banned list, while most discussion on the format takes place elsewhere. However, if you look closely you can actually find a section with really old decklists and tournament reports there. It’s a really interesting read if you want […]

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