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Drifter

Drifter

Drifter is a draft and strategy specialist, with hundreds of articles under his belt! Of special mention are his Limited Reviews and draft coaching service.

MTG Arena: State of the Game – November 2020

MTG Arena’s monthly update is coming out on Thursday November 12th (8 AM PT). Here’s a summary of today’s post and a round up of what’s to come in the upcoming patch, as well as features in development: Kaladesh Remastered…

MTG Arena: State of the Game – October 2020

MTG Arena’s monthly update is coming on Thursday October 15th 2020 (8 AM PT). Here’s a summary of today’s post and a round up of what’s to come in the upcoming patch as well as features in development: A new…

1.12.02.00 Patch Notes

MTG Arena Patch Notes

The latest patch releases the various bans announced today; check out our report and commentary here. As always, this means that the Standard rares/mythics banned, in this case and , will no longer appear in packs, and wildcard refunds have…

Zendikar Rising Draft Guide

Spoils of Adventure Art by Zezhou Chen

Our Zendikar Rising Draft Guide dives deep in to the limited format, going over the mechanics, archetypes, the top commons and uncommons for each color and how to best assemble your draft deck. Ten days has passed since Zendikar Rising’s…

1.12.00 Patch Notes – Zendikar Rising Game Update

Today’s major patch releases the Zendikar Rising expansion, rotates Standard, and makes some general improvements. Historic players will be happy to note that sacrifice abilities now provide more stops, which is very relevant with and . Additionally, the autotapper has…

Zendikar Rising Limited Set Review – Green

Zendikar Rising Limited Set Review Green

Welcome back! This is the fifth review of Zendikar Rising so far, with every main colour finished now. We’re ending tomorrow, the 17th, with Multicolour, Artifacts, and Lands (which is all one final article). After the whole review is out…

Zendikar Rising Limited Set Review – Black

Zendikar Rising Limited Set Review Black

Welcome back! This is the third review of Zendikar Rising so far, with all of them in the process of being released daily on MTG Arena Zone between the 12th and 17th, beginning with White and ending with Multicolour, Artifacts,…

Mythic Invitational Top 8 Broadcast Cancelled

Hey everyone, sadly we won’t be able to conclude our coverage of the Historic Mythic Invitational today as Wizards of the Coast have cancelled their broadcast due to technical difficulties. Check out their announcement here: Unfortunately, the live stream for…

2020 Mythic Invitational Day 2 Coverage

2020 Mythic Invitational

Welcome to MTG Arena Zone’s coverage of the 2020 Mythic Invitational tournament! Here you will find all the information you need including the live stream, VOD, and text coverage of each round as the tournament progresses. Remember to refresh this…

2020 Mythic Invitational Day 1 Coverage

2020 Mythic Invitational

Welcome to MTG Arena Zone’s coverage of the 2020 Mythic Invitational tournament! Here you will find all the information you need including the live stream, VOD, and text coverage of each round as the tournament progresses. Remember to keep refreshing…

Zendikar Rising

Zendikar Rising Key Art

Zendikar Rising is our third visit to the plane of Zendikar, and as with the other two visits, it features lush forests, vicious vampires, and all the land-based mechanics you can shake a stick at! We’re still a couple of…

Amonkhet Remastered Constructed Set Review + Top 10

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What are the cards with the most potential in Amonkhet for Historic, and what should you be looking to save/allocate your precious wildcards for? Unlike in my Jumpstart review, I’ll be cheating somewhat here, since I already know the cards…

Zendikar Rising Leak: Crawling Barrens

The plane of Zendikar is well-known for its powerful manlands, and here we have a colourless one that functions as a powerful mana sink in the late game, with its strong activated ability! The first activation of this is quite…

Players Tour Finals Day 1 Coverage

VOD Preview While we’re about to see a tremendous number of Temur Reclamation mirrors, there are a bunch of innovative, disruptive strategies to attack the decks from different angles. The Finals has a multitude of the most famous players in…

Jumpstart Constructed Set Review + Top 10

What are the cards with the most potential in Jumpstart for Historic, and what should you be aiming for first when you select your packs? There are a plethora of cards that have the potential to see Constructed play; only…

MTG Arena: State of the Game – July 2020

MTG Arena’s monthly update is arriving on Thursday July 16th alongside the full Jumpstart release. Here’s a summary of today’s post along with a round-up of what’s to come in the upcoming patch and features in development: First and foremost,…

MTG Arena: State of the Game – June 2020

MTG Arena’s monthly update is arriving on Thursday June 25th alongside the full Core Set 2021 release and, credit where credit is due, Wizards seems to have implemented several positive decisions and changes in response to community feedback! Here’s a…

Core Set 2021 Limited Set Review – Green

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In this Core Set, Green’s stampeding all over the competition with an assortment of beasts so burly that even Garruk would envy their muscles. Truly it’s a strange day when a boar easily upstages a dozen cats in cuteness, but…

Core Set 2021 Limited Set Review – Black

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Black once again brings its eternal entourage of nightmares along for the ride but, rather than just tearing you apart with their claws, they’ll be draining the life right out of you this set! Drifter I’ve been enthralled by Limited…