Going Undefeated at MGM15 with Mardu Superfriends

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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 […]

Harnessing Highlander for MGM 15

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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 […]

Bad Moon Rising Over Halle

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

The benefits of playing a single color

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By Niclas E. When thinking about mono-colored decks in Highlander, one will immediately jump to your mind as the scourge of the format: RDW. No other mono-colored archetype has had as much continuous success as this one. And the reasons for that are pretty obvious: it’s easy and cheap to build, relatively straight forward and easy to play, remarkably consistent and has the added bonus […]

How to win a MGM – Azorius Midrange Control

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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

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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 […]

October 1st. 2017 – Mystical Tutor is banned

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Today marks the 1st October, which means the release of a new Ban/Unban Announcement. The Changes read as follows: and are unbanned is banned (The official Statement can be found here: http://www.magicplayer.org/forum/index.php?topic=1319.0 ) Since this should not be a wall of text but a short sunday read, I just decided that every word I spend on the Unbans is one word less I can spend on […]