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Instant Deck Tech: Dread Dryad Valakut (Modern)

Mar 23 // by SaffronOlive

Dryad of the Ilysian Grove has done some crazy things to Modern. For example, allowing a deck build around turning all lands into Mountains and Swamps at the same time!

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Instant Deck Tech: Naru Meha Combo (Pioneer)

Mar 19 // by SaffronOlive

How many Naru Meha's does it take to win the game on turn four? Let's find out on Fishbowl Thursday!

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Instant Deck Tech: Mono-Blue Forge (Modern)

Mar 18 // by SaffronOlive

Modern players have been trying to figure out how to make Affinity work without Mox Opal. Is building around Mystic Forge the best way to keep Affinity alive in 2020?

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Instant Deck Tech: WB Hateful Auras (Standard)

Mar 17 // by SaffronOlive

Looking for something cheap and unique to play in Standard? How about loading up on aura synergies in an Orzhov shell?

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Instant Deck Tech: Mono-Red Land Destruction (Modern)

Mar 16 // by SaffronOlive

There's no better way to play Magic than making sure your opponent can't play Magic!

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Instant Deck Tech: X-Factor (Modern)

Mar 12 // by SaffronOlive

Protean Hulk has been dominating competitive Commander recently with the help of its good friend Flash, but can the seven-drop make the jump to the Flash-less Modern format with the help of some cheap reanimation spells and a combo finish?

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Instant Deck Tech: Pauper Madness (Pauper)

Mar 11 // by SaffronOlive

Like discarding cards for value without spending much money? Today we break down asuper-cheap Madness deck for Pauper!

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Instant Deck Tech: Teferi's Time Twist Control (Pioneer)

Mar 10 // by SaffronOlive

Can Teferi's Time Twist make for a new, blink-based Pioneer control deck with the help of Demonic Pact?

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Instant Deck Tech: Painter's Servant Neoform (Modern)

Mar 09 // by SaffronOlive

What's the most powerful things you can do in Modern by turning everything a color of your choice?

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Instant Deck Tech: Kenrith's Reclamation Project (Standard)

Mar 05 // by SaffronOlive

What crazy things can Kenrith, the Returned King do with the help of tons of mana from Wilderness Reclamation and Nyxbloom Ancient? Let's discuss!

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Instant Deck Tech: Vannifar Combo (Pioneer)

Mar 04 // by SaffronOlive

What's the best way to win in one massive turn of Prime Speaker Vannifar activations in Pioneer? Let's see!

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Instant Deck Tech: Temur Adventures (Standard)

Mar 03 // by SaffronOlive

Temur Adventures has taken over Standard in the past week. Let's take a look at what the deck is all about.

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Instant Deck Tech: Manaless Dredge (Modern)

Mar 02 // by SaffronOlive

No lands? No problem!

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Instant Deck Tech: Pact of the Underworld (Modern)

Feb 27 // by SaffronOlive

Everyone's trying to figure out the most broken thing to do with Underworld Breach, but it can't possibly involved Pact of the Titan, can it? At least on Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Instant Deck Tech: Infinite Walls (Pauper)

Feb 26 // by SaffronOlive

Can a land with just 13 lands win by making infinite mana in Pauper?

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Instant Deck Tech: Mono-White Life (Standard)

Feb 25 // by SaffronOlive

Lifegain is a casual favorite, but usually not competitive in Standard. Does Heliod, Sun-Crowned change the equation?

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Instant Deck Tech: Mr. Toad's Heartless Summoning (Modern)

Feb 24 // by SaffronOlive

How much value can The Gitrog Monster generate in Modern with the help of Heartless Summoning and extra land drops? Let's discuss!

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Instant Deck Tech: Lens of Clarity (Pioneer)

Feb 20 // by SaffronOlive

Is Lens of Clarity actually a playable card? On Fishbowl Thursday it is!

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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!