Magic the Gathering: Zendikar Rising Round-up

Magic’s newest expansion dropped last week – Zendikark Rising, a new set in the very popular world of Zendikar. The Eldrazi are long defeated and the plane is at rest… or is it? New machinations are afoot as Nahiri seeks to calm the roil, the rolling magical forces that continually wrack the plane and make it hazardous for explorers and inhabitants. But Nissa, another native of Zendikar, has other ideas, seeing the roil as the will of the plane itself. With returning mechanics for Landfall and Kicker, plus new modal double-faced cards and party mechanics, there’s a lot to take in with the new set. And whether you’re an old hand looking for insight on the set’s cards and their impact on constructed formats or a new or returning player trying to understand what’s going on with the set, we’ve got you covered. We’ve partnered with the wonderful folks at The Dive Down podcast to lend their expertise talking about the set and its impact on the Modern and Pioneer formats. In case you missed any of it, you can find our Zendikar rising content below.

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Modern and Pioneer

  • The Early Risers of Zendikar Rising
    In a written companion piece to the new podcast episode, Shane Beeps looks at online tournament results from the past weekend and talks about what cards from Zendikar Rising made the cut, what cards surprised him, and what strategies to be on the lookout for as the meta adapts to the new set.
  • Zendikar Rises, Vol. 1
    Shane looks at key cards from the new set, what’s good, and discusses how they may fit in to existing strategies.
  • Zendikar Rises, Vol. 2
    In part 2, Shane keeps the discussion going with some more notable cards.


Phillip continued his focus on Commander and the new set’s impact on the format, with general notes and commander-specific focus.


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