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Against the Odds: Hondens (Historic)

Jun 04 // by SaffronOlive

How many Hondens can we get on the battlefield at the same time in Historic? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Esper Reanimator (Historic)

Jun 03 // by SaffronOlive

As we wait for Core Set 2021 spoilers to start on Thursday, we're having a special Historic week in Instant Deck Tech land! Looking to cheat bit things into play on the cheap? Check out Esper Reanimator!

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Budget Magic: 12-Rare Tempered Steel (Historic)

Jun 02 // by SaffronOlive

Historic might be Magic's hottest format at the moment. Looking for a deck that can rank up without spending many wildcards? Check out 12-Rare Tempered Steel!

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Instant Deck Tech: Sultai Underrealm Lich Combo (Historic)

Jun 01 // by SaffronOlive

As we wait for Core Set 2021 spoilers to start on Thursday, we're having a special Historic week in Instant Deck Tech land. First up, a crazy Underrealm Lich / The Gitrog Monster combo deck!

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Double Masters *Is* For You, Whether You Buy a Box or Not

Jun 01 // by SaffronOlive

Double Masters is the reprint set the community has been asking for. Here is how it benefits you whether yours a whale who buys a $300 box or a minnow looking for cheap staples.

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Much Abrew: Bant Grandeur Lock (Modern)

Jun 01 // by SaffronOlive

Let's do the best thing in all of Magic: lock Modern opponents out of the game in a really janky way, with the help of Oriss, Samite Guardian and Genesis!

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The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User Decks (May 24-30, 2020)

May 31 // by SaffronOlive

What interesting decks did viewers submit this week? Let's find out!

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Know Your Combos: Modern Ad Nauseam

May 30 // by SaffronOlive

Combos are one of the best parts of Magic, but they can be confusing. On each episode of Know Your Combo, we'll go over everything you need to know about a popular combo. First up: Modern Ad Nauseam!

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Against the Odds: Ominous Good Tutelage Combo (Modern)

May 28 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning (and going infinite with) Ominous Seas in Modern? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Vadrok Mutate Storm (Modern)

May 27 // by SaffronOlive

Can Vadrok, Apex of Thunder and the mutate mechanic form the foundation of a new kind of Storm deck in Modern? On Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Instant Deck Tech: Historic Naya Winota (Historic)

May 26 // by SaffronOlive

Historic might be the hottest format in Magic at the moment. Is Winota good enough to make her presence felt in the format, with a non-Agent of Treachery finisher?

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Budget Magic: $75 (30 tix) Cycling Gift (Pioneer)

May 26 // by SaffronOlive

Do the new cycling cards from Ikoria mean its time for God-Pharaoh's Gift to make its presence felt Pioneer?

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Instant Deck Tech: Zirda Staff Belcher (Modern)

May 25 // by SaffronOlive

Is Zirda, the Dawnwaker the card to finally make Goblin Charbelcher more than a meme in Modern?

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Much Abrew: The Return of Hammer Time (Modern)

May 25 // by SaffronOlive

How big of a deal is the addition of Lurrus of the Dream Den to the Hammer Time archetype? Let's take the new and improved non-budget build of the deck through a league and find out!

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The Web of Playability

May 24 // by SaffronOlive

How can you make the right card choices for your decks in an efficient and easy manner? With the help of the web of playability! What is the web and how can you use it to improve your deck building? Let's discuss!

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The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User Decks (May 17-23, 2020)

May 24 // by SaffronOlive

What cool decks did viewers submit this week? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Bant Grandeur Lock (Modern)

May 21 // by SaffronOlive

Locking opponents out of the game is one of my favorite things to do in Magic, but can the combo of Oriss, Samite Guardian and Genesis really get the job done in Modern?

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Against the Odds: Companion Tribal Fakeout (Standard)

May 21 // by SaffronOlive

Companions are broken, so playing as many as possible should make our deck really, really broken. Right?

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Instant Deck Tech: Boros Protection Control (Pioneer)

May 20 // by SaffronOlive

Can some strange protection creatures like Haktos the Unscarred and Lavabrink Venturer make a new style of control deck in Pioneer?

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Instant Deck Tech: Zirda Flare (Pioneer)

May 19 // by SaffronOlive

Cycling is all the rage in Ikoria Standard, but can it make the jump back to Pioneer with the help of Zirda as a companion and some powerful Amonket block cyclers?

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Budget Magic: Escape Protocol Lock (Standard)

May 19 // by SaffronOlive

Can we lock opponents out of the game in Standard with Escape Protocol on just a $60 budget? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Yorion Winota Colossification Combo (Modern)

May 18 // by SaffronOlive

Can a deck with a name that looks like a seemingly random string of Ikoria card names compete in Modern?

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The Expected Value of Ikoria

May 18 // by SaffronOlive

Ikoria is finally being released in paper, but how much value should you expect to open from your booster box? Let's delve into the numbers and find out!

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Much Abrew: Five-Color Umori-One (Modern)

May 18 // by SaffronOlive

Can an all-creature version of Hollow One work in Modern so we can take advantage of Umori, the Collector as a companion? Let's find out!

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The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User Decks (May 10-16, 2020)

May 17 // by SaffronOlive

What interesting decks did viewers submit this week? Let's find out on the latest edition of The Fish Tank!

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Brewer's Minute: Seven Ikoria Combos for Commander

May 15 // by SaffronOlive

Ikoria is about to be released in paper, which means it's time to discuss what new combos the set enables in Magic's most popular paper format: Commander!

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Instant Deck Tech: Slitherwisp Combo (Pioneer)

May 14 // by SaffronOlive

So far in Standard Slitherwisp has mostly been a value card for flash decks.Can it also be a combo piece in Pioneer that allows us to drain our opponent for 20 and draw our deck in one turn? On Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Against the Odds: Song of Creation (Modern)

May 14 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning (hopefully on Turn 3) with Song of Creation in Modern? Let's find out!

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Is Companion the Worst Mechanic in the History of Magic?

May 12 // by SaffronOlive

Ikoria's companion mechanic is contentious  and has been hotly debated, but does it really rank among the worst mechanics in the entire history of Magic?

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Budget Magic: Zirda's Mantle (Modern)

May 12 // by SaffronOlive

Can Zirda, the Dawnwaker create a new Turn 3 combo deck in Modern on a $100 budget? Let's find out!