Hall of Famer Antoine Ruel has an enviable Pro Magic record, including eighteen Grand Prix Top 8s and victory at Pro Tour: Los Angeles 2005. He was also the 2006 Invitational Champion, and can be seen on the Shards of Alara card Ranger of Eos!
Thursday, August 12th – U.S. Nationals and the StarCityGames.com Standard Open in Denver are almost upon is, and Standard testing is on everyoneâ€™s mind. Today, Hall of Famer Antoine Ruel pits Wafo-Tapa UW Control vs Naya Shaman piloted by Manuel Bucher. Who has the upper hand?
Tuesday, August 10th – In this weekâ€™s edition of Duel With Ruel, Hall of Famer Antoine Ruel takes the role of Guillaume Wafo-Tapa, recreating the French Nationals semifinal non-event with his brother Oli taking the role of Guillaume Matignon. Blue/White versus Pyromancerâ€™s Ascension. Control versus Combo. Both decks will likely feature at U.S. Nationals and the StarCityGames.com Standard Open in Denverâ€¦ Who will be victorious?
Tuesday, August 3rd – With Blue/White Control variants being the strategy to beat, will Turboland rise to the top once more? With fans such as Cedric Phillips, the strategy is certainly potent. However, the dreaded specter of the perennial Red Deck Wins is a thorn in the speed-land strategyâ€¦ Hall of Famer Antoine Ruel burns down the Fast Forests today.
Wednesday, July 28th – Last weekend, Hall of Famer Antoine Ruel achieved one of his more elusive Magic goals at the fourteenth time of asking: his third-place finish sees him as a member of this yearâ€™s French National Team! Today, Antoine examines the post-France Standard metagame, and shares some advice on M11 draft. Congratulations, Antoine!
Monday, July 19th – Jund is a proven deck, and its strength will be present in the new M11 metagame. Turboland has its strengths, but its longevity has been brought into question. Today, Antoine pits the Old Warhorse against the New Kid, in a battle to see which deck has the most to offer going forward.
Monday, July 12th – M11 is here, but it will take a few weeks for the new cards to make an impact on the current Standard metagame. Antoine Ruel continues his Duel With Ruel series today with a look at Mythic Bant versus Turboland, two decks that promise much with the changes in the coming weeksâ€¦
Tuesday, July 6th – Standard continues to evolve, and with Nationals tournaments and PTQs continuing as M11 approaches, thereâ€™s a little life in the current format yet to explore. Today, the Ruels discuss the Mono Red versus Mythic Conscription matchup. First up: Antoine with Mythic Conscription.
Friday, June 25th – This weekend sees the StarCityGAmes.com Open Series return to St. Louis, and Antoine Ruel is here to help! Today, with the help of Raphael Levy, he throws two Bant powerhouses against each other: Next Level Bant and Mythic Conscription. Who will be the winner?
Wednesday, June 16th – Brian Kibler posted a 9-0 opening day at Grand Prix: Manila with Next Level Bant, cementing the deck at the top of the metagame food chain. Today, Antoine Ruel throws the deck against a GP Top 8 Jund lists from Yuuta Takahashi, played by Manuel Bucher. Which deck will be victorious?
Friday, June 11th – Next Level Bant has fast proven itself to be a major contender for Best Deck of the Format. If youâ€™re playing in the StarCityGames.com Standard Open in Seattle this weekend, you need to be prepared for Chapinâ€™s masterpiece. Antoine Ruel throws the deck against another format powerhouse â€“ UW Control â€“ in an article thatâ€™s perfect preparation for this weekendâ€™s festivities!
Friday, June 4th – In todayâ€™s edition of Duel With Ruel, Antoine pits the fabulous UWr Planeswalkers deck against Manu with Mythic Conscription. Both decks have proved themselves in high-level tournament play… Will one of these builds take home the prize at the StarCityGames.com Open in Philadelphia this weekend?