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New Moon
Rising:
Early Thoughts
on Enigma

The curtains have fallen on Act 1, and Dromai is left standing beside the throne of the fallen Emperor. Where should a Draconic Illusionist player go to bide their time through intermission?

by: Alex Truell

1 month ago

With a new scepter on the horizon, it's time to lay my cards on the table. If Celestial Fury is viable, I believe this is how.

by: Alex Truell

4 months ago

Prism continues to develop, and Rogue Theory is back with an updated list and sideboarding guidance.

by: Rogue Theory

7 months ago

Between US Nationals and the Calling held there, three players managed to carry Prism from dusk till dawn with records that carried them to day 2 of the event. Rogue Theory was one of those players with a formula that finds purpose in this new Prism.

by: Rogue Theory

8 months ago

While development drives into Shadow and Boltyn reaches new heights, Prism seems to have stalled out of the gate. Let's push forward into this brave new dawn.

by: Alex Truell

9 months ago

LSS has slowly built up the talentless Illusionist card pool, yet all of their heroes are heavily tied to their Talents. Join me on a theorycrafting exploration as we force it.

by: Alex Truell

10 months ago

Empress Dromai was the talk of the Pro Tour; but when the sands clear and a blue mood settles over the Draconic Illusionist, what dreams may come?

by: Rogue Theory

1 year ago

Mara Faris has taken Dromai to Top 8 finishes in Charlotte. Now, she's here to make the case for a more Draconic take on the popular Illusionist.

by: Mara Faris

1 year ago

Parker Brown has a decklist that pushes Dromai aggressively- but holds a defensive sideboard just in case.

by: Mark Chamberlain & Parker Brown

1 year ago

As Prism joins the Living Legends of Classic Constructed, Light Illusionist players will need to decide where to go from here. James Adams examines Prism's central features and draws parallels to other heroes in the game.

by: Mark Chamberlain & Rhea Adams

1 year ago

Dromai has completely changed how we approach Illusionists, engaging a whole new subset of players with her dramatic board development.

by: Parker Brown

1 year ago

Dromai has been making a strong impression in the early Uprising tournament scene, but her playstyle is anything but intuitive. Kevin offers a core understanding of Dromai's strategy to work from no matter which build you pursue.

by: Kevin Brayer

1 year ago

The card pool for Illusionist is still pretty shallow; but while we wait for more Illusionist support, let's have a little fun!

by: Alex Truell

2 years ago

Last November, Tyler Horspool piloted Prism to an unexpected first place finish at The Calling: Las Vegas. Driven to the shadows by Briar, Prism is primed for a comeback.

by: Mark Chamberlain & Tyler Horspool

2 years ago

Learn the basics of Prism the Light Illusionist in this introductory course into her abilities, cards and flavor. Pick a deck from her many styles of play and start your illusionist journey here!

by: Steven Young

2 years ago

Conor Grant (Prism UwU on Discord) returns to the Illusionist class from another angle. If you like convoluted, intricate decks that require you to think, this might just be the deck for you.

by: Prism UwU

2 years ago

This week, the Rathe Times writing team is getting personal and talking about the decks they're putting on the table. Learn what our narrator, Mark, has been dabbling in lately.

by: Mark Chamberlain

2 years ago

A continuation of "Shedding Light on Prism", Conor Grant offers matchup-specific advice on sideboarding and strategies for answering the meta.

by: Prism UwU

2 years ago

Prism may have been a dominant player in sealed Monarch, but converting that success to the Classic Constructed format has been more challenging than expected. Conor has put in the hours and is ready to share what he's learned to take your Prism game to a competitive level.

by: Mark Chamberlain & Prism UwU

3 years ago