Last updated on November 28, 2023
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Twitter has always been my go-to source for MTG info and the Magic community as a whole. The community is always very active on Twitter, and if you want to know what deck broke Standard, which new cards are the hottest, or the most recent article published on your favorite site, there’s really no better place than Twitter (at least for me).
But Twitter is a barren place if you’re not following the right people, so today I want to talk about must-follow accounts on Magic Twitter. These are accounts that you need to follow to be well-informed, learn about MTG, and to have fun.
I also want to mention that MTG is a huge game. There are players on Twitter that love the game as a whole, but there are also folks that only tweet about casual Magic, or Commander, or Pauper, and so on. If Commander is your favorite format, then by all means follow other players that love Commander! The same goes for Modern, Legacy, Cube, Pauper etc.
With all that out of the way, let’s dive into the MTG Twittersphere with 35 must-follow accounts on Magic Twitter!
OK, I mean we have to start with our own account, right? Self-promotion aside, it lives up to the hype — here's why:
Draft is one of the best ways to play Magic. Every player that likes Limited should use a draft simulator to grasp the dynamics of Draft for a given format.
Draftsim allows you to practice draft or sealed deck quickly and for free. It’s easier to prepare for a Limited event this way. Besides, we also have a lot of articles (like this one!) covering a broad variety of topics ranging from casual to pro, so be sure to check @draftsim out!
You'll also be able to get updates about our awesome draft assistant and deck tracker, Arena Tutor.
Lots of Limited players like to post their winning decks in Limited decklists, and when I'm unsure about whether a certain Limited archetype is viable, I check the account. Sometimes I open my Twitter timeline and a player posts a 5-color Limited winning deck and it’s a big surprise. Or players just want to link their winning decks to defend their stance on the current format. Either way it’s a nice source of information.
If you want a certain draft of yours to be featured, just tweet at @limiteddecks, attach your winning deck, and it’ll be retweeted.
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A good way to start on Twitter is to follow the official MTG account. You’ll find all the official announcements, news on the next sets, new articles, rules changes, organized play, and more over on @wizards_magic.
If your favorite way to play Magic is on MTG Arena, then the official MTGA Twitter account is the way to go. You’ll find news on Arena, MTGA features, coming events, banning announcements, state of the game, and more over on @MTG_Arena.
They also occasionally tweet out apology codes when there is client downtime, which happens a little too frequently. Though we will also keep you updated on the @draftsim account as well.
As a former pro player and current vice president of design for MTG, Aaron Forsythe works with his passions and is very active in the community. If you want to see a high executive of a company casually playing MTG and D&D with his friends or online, you should follow @mtgaaron.
As the head designer for Magic and one of the most passionate members of the community, Mark Rosewater is always there to listen and explain the whys and becauses. Rosewater writes a lot of articles on game design that I think every Magic player should read at least once. He’s very proud of all his “children” Magic sets, but if there’s room for critics he addresses it in public over on @maro254.
Although there are more prominent women in the MTG community nowadays, Melissa de Tora was one of the first to play MTG competitively at the highest levels. She’s now a member of the play design team in WotC.
De Tora always gives shout outs to different people in the community and talks about the differences between designing/testing cards and finally getting to playing with them over on @MelissaDeTora.
Former professional player, Gavin Verhey is a member of WotC and has participated in many MTG set designs. His tweets over on @GavinVerhey usually speak to the most casual crowd, ranging from Commander products to new products like Conspiracy and Mystery Booster. Verhey also recently became a member of the MTG Pauper committee, aiming to be the link between the format, WotC, and the players.
If you’ve watched any official MTG tournament with Marshal Sutcliffe’s comments on the booth, you know how passionate he is about Magic. Sutcliffe has loved Limited ever since he started playing and often tweets about whatever format he’s enjoying over on @Marshall_LR.
Luis Scott Vargas, a.k.a. LSV
LSV is a pro player and a game designer, and he’s probably one of the most easily recognizable members of the MTG community. As a longtime member of ChannelFireball, streamer, and podcaster, LSV dominates every single format from Vintage to Draft. LSV and ChannelFireball were my best MTG teachers, and LSV offers a lot of MTG puns, even when no pun is intended. You should definitely give him a follow over on @lsv.
Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa, a.k.a. PVDDR
PVDDR is the 2020-2021 World Champion and my countryman from Brazil. He deserves a lot of praise for that since the competitive MTG scene in Brazil is very weak. PVDDR has been playing the game at a high level for more than 10 years and tweets about MTG strategy over on @PVDDR.
As a former writer for StarCityGames and ChannelFireball, he usually writes about Standard strategies and best decks. He also teaches a course about advanced Magic strategy at Spikes Academy.
Andrew Cuneo has been a pro player since MTG started. He’s very fond of control decks, is a deck brewer, and usually streams Draft and Standard/Alchemy. Cuneo has a soft spot for building decks no one usually drafts with great success. You should check him out over at @AndrewCuneo.
Andrea Mengucci is a pro player from Italy that writes strategy articles for ChannelFireball. Andrea has a soft spot for eternal formats like Modern, Legacy, and Vintage. He can be seen collecting old Alpha and Beta cards, streaming Magic, and cooking over on @Mengu09.
Reid Duke is a pro player that writes for ChannelFireball. A hall of famer, Duke usually enjoys Golgari () or Jund () decks in every format. He streams a bunch and is very involved in MTG coaching, which is always helpful if you’re learning MTG. Check him out over on @ReidDuke.
The statistics master, Frank Karsten joins two of his specialties: math/statistics and MTG. Karsten has been tweeting and writing about the odds of drawing the land you need on the first five turns and how you should configure your mana base. He also popularized a list of early pick orders for every card of a given set in Limited. You should definitely check him out at @karsten_frank.
Sam Black is a pro player with a unique view into the game in both Limited and Constructed formats. Black currently produces videos on ways to draft certain archetypes like which cards to prioritize, pick order, and what strengths each archetype has. You should follow him over on @SamuelHBlack.
Before joining ChannelFireball, Gaby Spartz was a streamer with a pretty big audience. She plays a lot of different formats from Limited to Constructed to Cube. Spartz loves streaming Cube, sometimes alongside LSV, and taking stipulation Drafts to keep the formats from becoming stale. You can find her at @GabySpartz.
Although Brian Kibler mostly plays Hearthstone these days, he’s a talented gamer and a pro tour MTG hall of famer. Kibler introduced the term “#kiblergoogle,” which has since become a meme. When he was in doubt of something, he asked his followers for the answer. The dragonmaster has a sweet spot for big green creatures and could be seen playing Selesnya () ramp decks to great success over on @bmkibler.
One of the most watched streamers on Twitch, Numot the Nummy created a big community mostly playing Limited formats. He’s very respected in the community when it comes to Draft, and he usually streams hundreds of drafts every set. Follow him over at @NumotTheNummy if your thing is Limited.
The name is Seth, but probably better known as Saffron Olive.
As one of the members of MTG Goldfish, Saffron Olive is probably most famous for his “Against the Odds” series where he tries to compete with deck brews against top-tier decks. You can follow him over on @SaffronOlive.
Every college has its professors, and the professor from TCC is always recording videos and tweeting on the current state of Magic, design, and organized play. If you want some tips to improve Magic decks or to play on a budget, TCC is your guy. You can find him over at @TolarianCollege.
Lords of Limited
Lords of Limited is a podcast on the Limited format. They do a lot of analysis and share their own experiences, usually driven by their Limited results and data. Once per set they battle in a Draft against Limited Resources and LSV and stream the whole thing.
After a Limited format is done they record a podcast going over 50 lessons learned from that format, which is really nice. You can follow them at @LordsofLimited.
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Inexplicably, sometimes MTGA statuses, updates and downtime notifications are shared over on @Wizards_Help instead of the main @MTGA_Arena account. Make sure you're following both to get all the updates about the client.
Sheldon Menery is a part of the Commander Rules Committee. He mainly talks about EDH and cEDH, and it’s sometimes his job to communicate with the EDH community as a whole and discuss the state of the game, bans, etc. Sheldon also writes Commander strategy articles. Find him over at @SheldonMenery.
A streamer with a big audience, CovertGoBlue often streams MTG on MTG Arena, mainly BO1 Standard and Alchemy. He brews decks or plays brews from others and tends to like blue decks and hate mono-red players, especially when these decks are top tier. I usually read his tweets over at @covertgoblue when I’m looking for a new Standard deck.
You should probably follow Stephen Croke for the same reason as CGB. They’re both non-pro streamers who stream and brew a bunch. They even collaborate in some videos and play against each other sometimes. You can follow him over at @crokeyz.
As an MTG content creator and competitor, Amy the Amazonian talks a lot about the current state of Magic and MTG Arena, streams a lot of MTG Arena, and plays Drafts, Brawl, and Standard. Her streams are a lot of fun, and you can find her over on @coL_Amazonian.
If you want to get good at Magic, particularly Limited, you need to watch Ben Stark play. A pro player and Limited specialist, Stark offers Magic coaching sessions, but all his videos are also coaching sessions. He goes through every play explaining the ins and outs. You can follow him over at @BenS_MTG.
Ben also has a course on limited, teaching you his disciplined philosophy to the format.
Alex Ullman has been a great representative of the format he loves, and that’s Pauper. If you like the format you should definitely follow him over on @nerdtothecore. He’s always talking about the format, the strengths and weakness of certain decks, and using statistics with data from WotC to talk about the metagame.
I remember when I returned to MTG and the series of videos called “Friday Nights” from LRR was a thing. I immediately watched all their videos. They’re comedians and gamers who love MTG, make videos, and stream. Every single Standard set has an LRR pre-prerelease that’s very fun to watch. They play everything from casual to competitive, to other games besides MTG. You can follow them over at @loadingreadyrun.
Cardboard Crack creates comics about people just playing MTG in funny situations. It’s worth checking @Cardboard_Crack out, if only for the laughs.
Ari Lax is a pro player and Pro Tour Champion that shares his opinions on valid Standard decks and Limited set reviews. He loves to talk about how 3/2s are a good base to balance a set around and Eldritch Moon is one of his favorites thanks to the 3/2 Eldrazi tokens. You can follow him at @armlx.
Ryan Saxe is a Limited specialist that writes Limited analysis. There are lots of mentions on the best common and cards in the Limited context of a set or the overall strategy. He streams and usually posts decks that trophy explaining why they succeeded. You can follow him over on @rcsaxe.
April King plays a lot of MTG and talks about it all the time. She does impressions of the new cards, and she knows her stuff well, whether it’s a new Standard deck or a draft that went well. You can find her over at @CubeApril.
Usman Jamil has been a mainstay of Cube communities for a long time. Players even had a chance to draft his Ravnica Cube on MTGO. Usman tweets about reaching Mythic in Standard in Magic Arena at @UsmanTheRad, does Cube reviews for recent sets, and talks about his cubes. If you want to see out-of-the-box thinking in Cube design, you should check him out.
Nathan Steuer is a Magic World Champion and Pro Tour MOM Winner who frequently tweets about his strategic choices, tournament results, and the decklists he's currently testing. If you want an excellent source of information that will help you improve and understand Magic at all levels, his account is a great one to follow!
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I hope you enjoyed my deep dive on the MTG Twittersphere. One of the things that keeps me coming back to Magic is seeing so many players that love this game, not to mention the fun that new cards bring every three or so months.
My advice is to start following all these people and meet more MTG players that focus on your favorite format. What’s your favorite MTG Twitter account? Let us know in the comments down below, and don’t forget to check out the official Draftsim and LimitedDecklists Twitters.
That’s all I’ve got for you for today. Stay safe, stay healthy, and wash your hands!Follow Draftsim for awesome articles and set updates: