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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!

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Instant Deck Tech: Umori-One (Modern)

May 11 // by SaffronOlive

Can an all-creature Hollow One / Vengevine deck work in Modern thanks to the power of janky discard outlets like Noose Constrictor and Bazaar Trademage?

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Much Abrew: Kaheera Cats & Taxes (Modern)

May 11 // by SaffronOlive

We all know that companions are broken, but are they broken enough to make Cat tribal playable in Modern? Let's take Kaheera, the Orphanguard out for a spin and find out!

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The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User Decks (May 3-9, 2020)

May 10 // by SaffronOlive

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

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Historic Anthologies 3 Cards

May 08 // by SaffronOlive

All 27 new cards for Historic coming May 21!

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Rough Drafts: Ikoria

May 08 // by SaffronOlive

So far since Ikoria release in digital form we've mostly been focusing on constructed, but what does Magic's newest set look like in limited? How good is mutate? What janky rares will we unwisely pick and play? Let's jump into a draft and find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Titans' Betrayal (Standard)

May 07 // by SaffronOlive

Rather than focusing on casting our own cards with the oodles of mana Titans' Nest can produce, what if we try to cast our opponent's cards with the help of Mnemonic Betrayal?

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Against the Odds: Five-Color Death's Oasis

May 07 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with Death's Oasis in Ikoria Standard? Let's find out!

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Top 10 Ikoria Cards for Commander

May 06 // by SaffronOlive

Seth and Tomer discuss their top 10 Commander cards from Ikoria!

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Instant Deck Tech: All-In Storm Herald (Standard)

May 05 // by SaffronOlive

What happens if you go all-in building around the combo of Storm Herald and Colossification in Ikoria Standard?

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Budget Magic: Boros Winota (Standard)

May 05 // by SaffronOlive

Winota, Joiner of Forces is an absurdly powerful Magic card, but can it work on a $100 budget? Let try to cheat some Agent of Treacheries into play on turn four and find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Kaheera Cats and Taxes (Modern)

May 04 // by SaffronOlive

Does the printing of a Kaheera - a three mana lord that you have each and every game - mean that Cats are finally a competitive tribe in Modern?

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Standard's Problem? The Consistency of Fast Mana

May 04 // by SaffronOlive

Some of the most powerful ramp cards printed in the Modern era of Magic are currently in Standard, and thanks to some recent rules changes and new mechanics they impacting a huge percentage of games, but is it a problem?

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Much Abrew: Colossal Storm Herald (Pioneer)

May 04 // by SaffronOlive

When Colossification was previewed, the community was hyped for some sort of Storm Herald combo deck in Ikoria Standard, but maybe Pioneer is the true home for the combo.

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The Godzilla Challenge: #GoldfishChallenge 2

May 03 // by SaffronOlive

#GoldfishChallenge is back! This time, rather than going wide with as many Seven Dwarves as possible, we're going tall and attempting to make the biggest creature possible in Ikoria Standard!

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The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User Decks (April 26-May 2 2020)

May 03 // by SaffronOlive

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

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Instant Deck Tech: Stormwild Capridor Combo (Standard)

Apr 30 // by SaffronOlive

Can Stormwild Capridor be the centerpiece of a unique, powerful and budget-friendly deck in Ikoria Standard? At least on Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Against the Odds: Sultai Ozolith Burn (Standard)

Apr 30 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with a non-red Burn deck built around The Ozolith in Ikoria Standard? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Rakdos Megamenace (Standard)

Apr 29 // by SaffronOlive

Can menace tribal be a thing in Ikoria Standard thanks to some powerful new Ikoria cards like Hunted Nightmare, Sonorous Howlbonder and Grimdancer? Let's discuss!

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#GoldfishChallenge 1: Hundred Dwarves Challenge Wrap Up

Apr 29 // by SaffronOlive

A few weeks ago we challenged you to make as many Seven Dwarves as possible in Historic on Magic Arena. Today we take a look at some of our favorite solutions to the problem!