Midrange Strategies


Midrange is an overarching classification for decks that seek to remain flexible in role-identification, able to win via a reactive attrition-based strategy, or switch to applying pressure and close the game. Here is a Podcast episode on Midrange in Highlander. Click on any of the archetype primers below to learn more about Midrange and decks with a Midrange element in Highlander.

The Good-stuff Control Archetype in Highlander

Welcome to the Good-stuff Control deck archetype for 7 Point Highlander! On this page you will find all the content related to this play style. A Summary of the Good-stuff Control Archetype Good-stuff Control decks plan to control the game via spells that are fundamentally good on their own (as opposed to the Synergy Control Archetype). When behind, these Control decks can leverage incremental advantage via continual two-for-one exchanges and slowly grind their way into a position of power. Whilst Blue counterspells (like Mana Leak) and card selection (like Preordain) fit within any Control shell, the Good-stuff Control archetype seeks… Read More »The Good-stuff Control Archetype in Highlander

The Lands Archetype in Highlander

Welcome to the Lands deck archetype for 7 Point Highlander! On this page you will find all the content related to this play style. A Summary of the Lands Archetype All decks play some number of land cards, however dedicated ‘Lands’ deck archetypes are filled with a high density of special lands that have powerful spell-like abilities, such as Strip Mine, which can be very tricky for opponents to interact with. The Lands archetype is designed around effects that search the library for these lands, as well as return them from the graveyard, making for an incredibly consistent framework for… Read More »The Lands Archetype in Highlander

The Value Midrange Archetype in Highlander

Welcome to the Value Midrange deck archetype for 7 Point Highlander! On this page you will find all the content related to this play style. A Summary of the Value Midrange Archetype Value Midrange decks attempt to gain advantage over other fair decks by getting a better rate on their exchanges. In essence, one of your spells or creatures can trade with something else on the opponent’s battlefield whilst also generating an additional card, creature, or other effect in the process. Since you seek to bury your opponent in this card advantage, Value Midrange decks often play the historically ‘best’… Read More »The Value Midrange Archetype in Highlander

The Equipment-based Midrange Archetype in Highlander

Welcome to the Equipment-based Midrange hub! Here you can find all the Highlander content related to this play style. A Summary of the Equipment-based Midrange Archetype Midrange decks come in all shapes and sizes, but the key to this playstyle is access to your Equipment suite. You will find that regardless of the flexible card choices, your core will always revolve around ‘buffing’ up a Mana-producing creature with anything from a Batterskull through to an Umezawa’s Jitte or Sword of Fire and Ice. This lets your 1-mana Elvish Mystic (and co.) vault you ahead in mana in the early turns,… Read More »The Equipment-based Midrange Archetype in Highlander