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The Fish Tank: Core Set 2021 Edition (June 14-20, 2020)

Jun 21 // by SaffronOlive

What interesting Core Set 2021 decks did users submit this week? Let's find out!

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MTG Arena's Reprint Problem: What It Is, Why It Matters and How To Fix It

Jun 19 // by SaffronOlive

Core Set 2021 has shown a light on the problem Magic Arena's economy has handling reprints. What is the reprint problem? Why does it matter and how can it be fixed? Let's discuss.

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Against the Odds: Vadrok Combo (Standard)

Jun 18 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of not just just winning but going infinite with Vadrox, Apex of Thunder and Chance for Glory in Ikoria Standard 2.0? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: Rakdos Menace (Standard)

Jun 16 // by SaffronOlive

One of the unique and under-appreciated aspects of Ikoria is that is gave support to keyword tribal decks. Can menace tribal compete in Ikoria Standard 2.0 on a budget? Let's find out!

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Much Abrew: Broodmoth Combo (Modern)

Jun 15 // by SaffronOlive

How practical is it to use the combo of Luminous Broodmoth, Solemnity and Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath to draw our entire deck? Let's find out!

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The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User Decks (June 7-13, 2020)

Jun 15 // by SaffronOlive

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

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Stopping Time: Exclusive Core Set 2021 Preview

Jun 12 // by SaffronOlive

What do you do when you throw a wild party, things get out of han,d and your parents are about to walk in? Stop time, of course. But how? With our exclusive Core Set 2021 preview card!

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Against the Odds: Tezzeret Tribal (Modern)

Jun 11 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with all the Tezzerets in Modern? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: Vivien Combo Brawl (Three-Mythic/Nine-Rare)

Jun 09 // by SaffronOlive

What can Vivien, Monasters' Advocate do in Brawl on a budget? Let's find out!

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Much Abrew: Painter Prison (Legacy)

Jun 08 // by SaffronOlive

It's been too long since we've resolved a Turn 1 Blood Moon. Let's head to Legacy and solve this problem, while also comboing off with Painter's Servant and Grindstone for infinite mill!

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The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User Decks (May 31-June 6, 2020)

Jun 07 // by SaffronOlive

What unique decks did viewers submit this week? Let's jump into the Fish Tank and find out!

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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?