Duel With Ruel – Vintage and Legacy Tournament Reports
Tuesday, May 25th – In a break from our advertized scheduling, Antoine Ruel avoids Standard to play a few Magic formats in which the spells are more powerful than the creatures: Legacy and Vintage! Antoine shares his decks, matches, and stories from the recent Bazaar of Moxen weekend in France, packed with broken turns and massive prizes!
Duel With Ruel – A Look at Legacy: Two Matchups
Wednesday, May 12th – With the Standard metagame continuing to take shape with Rise of the Eldrazi, Antoine Ruel takes a break from the format and enters the bear pit of Legacy. Today, he battles Manuel Bucher in two Legacy matchups: ANT versus Zoo, and Reanimator versus Bant Survival. Who will emerge victorious? Read on to find out!
Duel with Ruel – Rise of Eldrazi Standard: Grim Ultimatum versus Jund
Duel With Ruel – Mythic versus Blue/White Tap Out: The Blue/White Perspective
Friday, April 30th – While the Standard format receives its first high-level shakeup at tomorrowâ€™s StarCityGames.com Standard Open in Atlanta, understanding Standard can only spring from a clear perception on current matchups. Today, Antoine Ruel tests the deck of the moment â€“ UW Tap Out â€“ against Manu Bucher and the ever popular Bant deck.
Duel With Ruel – Standard Mythic versus Jund: The Mythic Perspective
Friday, April 23rd – In this weekâ€™s edition of Duel With Ruel, Antoine and Oli thrash Jund against Mythic in a replay of the final of Grand Prix: Brussels. With Antoine piloting Zviâ€™s creature-packed Bant deck, does he finally get the upper hand over the formatâ€™s elephant in the room? Read on to find out!
Duel With Ruel – Jund versus Allies: The Jund Perspective
Duel with Ruel – Standard Jund versus Naya: The Jund Perspective
Friday, April 9th – While Jund is still making all the headlines in the Standard press, Naya is proving very popular at high-level events. Antoine Ruel, however, believes the deck has no place in the current metagame. Today, he throws his Jund against his brotherâ€™s Naya, to see if there is any merit in the Green/White/Red machineâ€¦
Duel With Ruel – Red Deck Wins versus Jund: The Red Deck Wins Perspective
Friday, April 2nd – With Jund dominating every Standard tournament across the world, itâ€™s a brave deck that claims a winning percentage. Grand Prix: Kuala Lumpur provided one such deck: the tournament-winning Red deck. Antoine Ruel tests the theory today, throwing the deck against the wining Jund list from Grand Prix: Brussels!
Duel With Ruel – Jund versus White Weenie: The Jund Perspective
Tuesday, March 23rd – This weekâ€™s edition of Duel With Ruel sees Antoine face Oli in a Jund / White Weenie battle to the death! Over fifty games, the guys dissect the matchup from both sides. Today, Antoine shares the Jund perspective. Later this week, Oli presents the White Weenie side of the matchup.
Duel With Ruel – U/W Control versus Boss Naya: The UW Control Perspective
Thursday, March 18th – While Jund is the best deck in the format, the metagame has its fair share of pretenders to the throne. The two most popular second-string choices â€“ UW Control and Boss Naya â€“ face a battle to the death today! Antoine Ruel brings us the lowdown from the UW side of the table today, with Manu coming tomorrow to talk all things Naya.
Duel With Ruel – Jund versus Blue/White Control: The Blue/White Control Perspective
Wednesday, March 10th – With the StarCityGames.com Standard Open in Indianapolis this weekend, the Ruel brothers have joined forces to test one of the most important matches in the metagame: UW Control versus Jund. Today, Antoine takes us through the matches from the UW Control perspective. Join us later in the week for the Jund opinion!
Duel with Ruel – Open the Vaults versus Jund: The Open the Vaults Perspective
Wednesday, March 3rd – For the previous articles in this series, Antoine and his playtest pal have concentrated on Extended. Today, they visit the Standard shores, testing the metagame monster Jund versus Antoineâ€™s take on the Open The Vaults deck that cracked the Top 8 in San Diegoâ€¦
Duel With Ruel – Tezzerator Versus Zoo: The Tezzerator Perspective
Duel With Ruel – Tribal Zoo Versus Bant: The Tribal Zoo Perspective
Thursday, February 18th – Antoine Ruel returns to play out an important Extended matchup once more, this time piloting Tribal Zoo against his brotherâ€™s Bant. With the PTQ season continuing apace, articles such as this (and Oliâ€™s companion article coming tomorrow) are invaluable to everyone looking to pick up a blue envelopeâ€¦