How to Beat a Mono-Red Burn Deck in Magic The Gathering

Burn decks are extremely effective at what they do: fast damage and lots of it. Dueling against a mono-red Magic deck full of direct damage spells can be a nightmare, especially if you’re playing a much slower deck. Like any other deck, though, burn decks have their weakness. If you’re frustrated because you keep getting cheesed by burn spells, read on!

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Newbie Guide to Magic The Gathering Tournament Formats

Even if you don’t play in tournaments, the tournament deck building formats for Magic The Gathering can still be useful guidelines to follow if you enjoy dueling with other Magic players. Here’s a brief overview of how all of the different deck building guidelines work for each format.

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How Much Are Your Magic The Gathering Cards Worth?

How much are your Magic cards worth? The easy answer is that they’re worth what someone’s willing to pay for them! But what exactly makes someone willing to pay $40 for a particular card? There are a number of factors that can contribute to the value and demand of a Magic The Gathering card.

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Is It Worth Buying Magic The Gathering Repacks?

You may have seen Magic repacks in several forms on both eBay and Magic websites. Repacks are hand-packed mock up booster packs of Magic cards. Some promise a chance at getting an expensive rare, while others contain a cheap mix of cards. How do you know if you’re getting a good deal on Magic cards when buying repacks?

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Should You Buy Magic Booster Packs, or Magic Singles?

In a booster pack you may have a chance at getting an expensive mythic rare, but you can often end up with nothing valuable. Magic singles can often be a bit pricey, but you can get exactly what you are looking for. So how do you pick between buying booster packs, or Magic singles?

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How To Build A Magic The Gathering Deck

Once you’ve picked your deck theme and colors, you’re ready to put your Magic deck together! Your deck will contain land, creatures, enchantments, artifacts, instant and/or sorcery spells. A good starting point is to gather up all the Magic cards you think would be good candidates for your deck, and narrow it down to 60 cards as you focus your theme.

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Choosing Colors For Your Magic The Gathering Deck

Once you’ve picked out a theme for your deck, it’s time to choose which colors of magic you’ll be using. Each color has its own set of strengths and weaknesses. Using a mono-color deck will help prevent mana problems, but adding a second (or third) color can often help make up for the first color’s weakness.

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