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Breaking Theros: Beyond Death—Heliod, Sun-Crowned

Jan 05 // by SaffronOlive

Why is everyone freaking out about Heliod's combo potential in Pioneer and Modern? Let's take a look, and discuss some ways to break our new God.

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The Fish Tank: Theros: Beyond Death Edition (Dec. 28-Jan. 4, 2020).

Jan 05 // by SaffronOlive

What sweet decks featuring new Theros: Beyond Death cards did viewers submit this holiday season? Let's find out!

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Year in Review: The Five Worst Parts of Magic: the Gathering in 2019

Jan 01 // by SaffronOlive

A couple of days ago we looked at the best part of the year. Today it's time to take a peak at the worst aspects of Magic in 2019.

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Year in Review: The Five Best Parts of Magic: the Gathering in 2019

Dec 30 // by SaffronOlive

What went right in the Magic world in the past year? Let's take a look at the five best aspects of the game in 2019!

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Rough Drafts: Vintage Cube (Limited, Magic Online)

Dec 27 // by SaffronOlive

Holiday season means one thing: it's Vintage Cube time on Magic Online! Let's fire up a draft and try to do something broken.

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Instant Deck Tech: Gadwick Circle (Standard)

Dec 26 // by SaffronOlive

Is Gadwick, the Wizened the card to make Verity Circle playable in Standard? At least on Fishbowl Thursday it is!

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Against the Odds: The Evil Christmas Tree (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Dec 26 // by SaffronOlive

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! What are the odds of winning with the evilest of Christmas trees in Pioneer? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Thought Lash Combo (Legacy)

Dec 25 // by SaffronOlive

Can Thought Lash go from janky unknown old rare to game-winning Legacy combo piece?

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Instant Deck Tech: Blue-White God-Pharaoh's Gift (Pioneer)

Dec 24 // by SaffronOlive

The holiday season is a time of gift giving. Does that means it's finally time for God-Pharaoh's Gift to shine in Pioneer?

budget magic

Budget Magic: $47 (12 tix) Mono-White Sram Auras (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Dec 24 // by SaffronOlive

Can a $50 deck be competitive in Pioneer? Let's take Sram, Senior Edificer and a bunch of cheap-but-powerful auras out for a spin and find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Kithkin (Modern)

Dec 23 // by SaffronOlive

Can a tribe that looks more at home in one of Richard's janky tribal Commander Clash decks actually compete in Modern? Apparently so!

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Much Abrew: Yarok Reanimator (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Dec 23 // by SaffronOlive

Is a midrangey reanimator shell the right way to take advantage of Yarok, the Desecrated in Pioneer? Let's find out!

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Nothing New Under the Sun

Dec 23 // by SaffronOlive

Despite all of the changes and upheaval of the past couple of years, it might be that Magic in 2019 shares more with Magic in 2009 than most people think.

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The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User-Submitted Decks (Dec. 15-21, 2019)

Dec 22 // by SaffronOlive

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

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Magic Arena: Historic Artisan Guide and Decklists

Dec 20 // by SaffronOlive

Magic Arena is celebrating the holidays with a special Historic Artisan event. Here's all you need to know and some decklists to get you started!

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Instant Deck Tech: Haakon Combo (Modern)

Dec 19 // by SaffronOlive

Can Haakon, Stromgald Scourge be the engine that drive an infinite mana combo deck in Modern? On Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Against the Odds: Sage of Hours (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Dec 19 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of taking infinite turns with Sage of Hours in Pioneer? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Yarok Reanimator (Pioneer)

Dec 18 // by SaffronOlive

What's better than reanimating Agent of Treachery or Ashen Rider? Doing it with a Yarok, the Desecrated on the battlefield!

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Instant Deck Tech: Treasure Hunt in Historic (Historic)

Dec 17 // by SaffronOlive

Since Standard is in its dead period while we wait for Theros: Beyond Death to release we're doing something special today: a triple Historic deck tech discussing three ways to win with Treasure Hunt in the format!

budget magic

Budget Magic: $98 (20 tix) Mono-Red Devotion (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Dec 17 // by SaffronOlive

Can red join blue, black, and green as a competitive devotion color in Pioneer thanks to the power of Fanatic of Mogis and triple-red three-drops like Gobin Chainwhirler and Boros Reckoner? Let's see!

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Instant Deck Tech: Marit Lage's Slumber (Modern)

Dec 16 // by SaffronOlive

As a 20/20 flying indestructible Marit Lage is one of the scariest creatures in Legacy. Can it come out of its slumber in Modern in a snow-heavy shell?

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The Future of Paper Magic

Dec 16 // by SaffronOlive

Where is Magic heading as we close out the second decade of the 2000's and head into the third? Let's discuss.

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Much Abrew: Naban Elemental Wizards

Dec 16 // by SaffronOlive

Let's curve Naban, Dean of Iteration into Risen Reef and Master of Waves to draw some cards in Pioneer!

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The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User-Submitted Decks (Dec. 8-14, 2019)

Dec 15 // by SaffronOlive

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

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Instant Deck Tech: Overwhelming Wurms (Pioneer)

Dec 12 // by SaffronOlive

So far Aetherworks Marvel hasn't really taken off in Modern, but maybe that's because people aren't using it to put Overwhelming Splendor, MInd's Dialation and Sandwurm Convergence into play on turn four!

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Against the Odds: Bearer of Gifts (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Dec 12 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with Bearer of the Heavens in Pioneer? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Naban Elemental Wizards (Pioneer)

Dec 11 // by SaffronOlive

Nothing says "I'm a fun deck" like a random Jace, Wielder of Mysetries because there's a chance you'll mill yourself out by drawing your entire deck with Risen Reef, Naban and Master of Waves!

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Instant Deck Tech: Niv Doom (Standard)

Dec 10 // by SaffronOlive

Niv-Mizzet Reborn and Doom Foretold, together at last.

budget magic

Budget Magic: $100 (17 tix) Mono-Green Stompy (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Dec 10 // by SaffronOlive

How competitive is Mono-Green Stompy in Pioneer on a budget? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Sorin and Tell (Modern)

Dec 09 // by SaffronOlive

Normally Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is the top end of an aggro Vampire deck, but what if instead of Vampire tribal we focus on the Lightning Helix and Vampire Show and Tell aspects of Sorin?