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Instant Deck Tech: Enchantress (Pioneer)

Feb 19 // by SaffronOlive

The printing of Setessan Champion to join Eidolon of Blossoms means that we have to very powerful enchantresses in Pioneer. Can the join forced to make a powerful new Pioneer deck?

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Instant Deck Tech: Izzet Phoenixes (Standard)

Feb 18 // by SaffronOlive

Does the printing of Phoenix of Ash in Theros: Beyond Death mean its time for a Phoenix-heavy Izzet graveyard deck to rise in Standard?

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Instant Deck Tech: Four-Color Lazav Titans (Modern)

Feb 17 // by SaffronOlive

People have been hyped for using Lazav to copy Uro or Kroxa in Standard, but does improved mana and better ways to stock the graveyard mean the "copy a Titan" plan can work in Modern?

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Instant Deck Tech: Rampaging Storm Herald (Standard)

Feb 13 // by SaffronOlive

Does Storm Herald have a place in Standard backed by Rampage of the Clans to turn our reanimated auras into Centaur tokens? On Fishbowl Thursday it does!

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Instant Deck Tech: Simic Hydras (Pioneer)

Feb 12 // by SaffronOlive

Can Bioessence Hydra make the jump to Pioneer backed by tons of ramp and some sweet planeswalkers? Let's discuss!

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Instant Deck Tech: Bio-Buccaneer Combo (Standard)

Feb 11 // by SaffronOlive

Heliod, Sun-Crowned has been generating infinite damage in both Pioneer and Modern with the help of Walking Ballista, can it do something similar in Modern with Glint-Horn Buccaneer and Benthic Biomancer?

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Instant Deck Tech: Creative Mining (Modern)

Feb 10 // by SaffronOlive

Is Dwarven Mine really powerful to be the centerpiece of a winning Modern deck? Apparently the answer is yes!

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Instant Deck Tech: Wishclaw Prison (Pioneer)

Feb 06 // by SaffronOlive

Is it possible to activate Wishclaw Talisman every turn without letting your opponent get a chance to tutor or running out of wish counters? On Fishbowl Thursday it is!

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Instant Deck Tech: Bant Tokens X (Pioneer)

Feb 05 // by SaffronOlive

How many X spells is too many X spells? That's the question we're answering today in Pioneer with a deck that's overloaded with X-based token producers to combo with Wilderness Reclamation and Anionted Procession!

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Instant Deck Tech: Divine Woe Strider Combo (Standard)

Feb 04 // by SaffronOlive

Most often Woe Strider is a part of aristocrat-style self-sacrifice decks. Does the three-drop have hidden combo potential with the help of Divine Visitation and Bishop of Wings? Let's discuss!

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Instant Deck Tech: Nivmagus Storm Prowess (Modern)

Feb 03 // by SaffronOlive

Normally the storm mechanic doesn't mix with the plan of attacking with cheap, aggressive creatures, but in Modern Nivmagus Elemental allowing players to have their storm and their beatdown all in the same deck!

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Instant Deck Tech: Underworld Vengevine (Modern)

Jan 30 // by SaffronOlive

Can Underworld Breach drive a turn-three Vengevine combo deck in Modern? On Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Instant Deck Tech: Oracle Breach Combo (Pioneer)

Jan 29 // by SaffronOlive

Thassa's Oracle and Underworld Breach are two of the most combo-friendly cards from Theros: Beyond Death. What happens when you put them together in the same Pioneer deck? Let's discuss!

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Instant Deck Tech: Kiora Bests Everything (Standard)

Jan 28 // by SaffronOlive

Can Kiora Bests the Seas God make the leap from limited bomb to constructed staple in Theros: Beyond Death Standard with the help of a unique ramp plan involving Lotus Field and Brought Back?

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Instant Deck Tech: Heliod Combo Company (Modern)

Jan 27 // by SaffronOlive

Heliod, Sun-Crowned has been hyped for both Pioneer and Modern since it was previewed, but now that tournament lists are coming out we finally get a look at what a good Heliod deck looks like with Heliod Combo Compnay for Modern!

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Instant Deck Tech: Storm Breach (Standard)

Jan 23 // by SaffronOlive

Does Underworld Breach mean its time for Thousand-Year Storm to rise against in Theros: Beyond Death Standard?

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Instant Deck Tech: Bant Enigma Pod (Standard)

Jan 20 // by SaffronOlive

Is Birthing Pod back in Standard in enchantment form? How do you build around Enigmatic Incarnation in Standard? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Sultai Oracle Spy (Pioneer)

Jan 16 // by SaffronOlive

Goblin Charbelcher isn't legal in Pioneer, but thanks to a certain new Theros: Beyond Death rare it's now possible to make a Belcher-esque deck in the format. Let's take a peak at Sultai Oracle Spy for Fishbowl Thursday!

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Instant Deck Tech: Five-Color Stifled Company (Pioneer)

Jan 15 // by SaffronOlive

What's the best way to take advantage of the new Theros: Beyond Death Elder Titans in Pioneer? How about Stifling their enters the battlefield so they can stick on the battlefield as massive 6/6's as early as turn three?

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Instant Deck Tech: Mono-Black Devotion (Standard)

Jan 14 // by SaffronOlive

The full set is Theros: Beyond Death is out, which means it's time to start looking a decks featuring cards from Magic's newest set. Today we look at one of the decks I'm most excited for in Standard: Mono-Black Devotion!

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Instant Deck Tech: Combo Merfolk (Modern)

Jan 13 // by SaffronOlive

The full set is Theros: Beyond Death is out, which means it's time to start looking a decks featuring cards from Magic's newest set. Today we check out build that somehow mashes an infinite combo into Merfolk tribal on a budget!

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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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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?

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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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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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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!

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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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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!