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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Much Abrew: 80-Card Yorion Soulherder (Modern)

Apr 27 // by SaffronOlive

Can Yorion, Sky Nomad revitalize the blink- and enters-the-battlefield-heavy Soulherder archetype in Modern? Let's find out!

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Top 10 Ikoria Cards for Modern

Apr 20 // by SaffronOlive

Seth and Crim count down their top 10 Ikoria cards for Modern!

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Much Abrew: Mono-Green Land Destruction (Modern)

Apr 20 // by SaffronOlive

Do cards like Acidic Slime and Plow Under really have a place in Modern? Let's find out!

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Against the Odds: Infinite Illusions (Modern)

Apr 16 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning in Modern with Chronozoa (or rather, an infinite number of Chronozoas)? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $35 Infect (Modern)

Apr 14 // by SaffronOlive

How cheep can a deck being Modern while still being competitive? Let's try a $35 build of Infect and find out!

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Against the Odds: Progenitus (Modern)

Apr 09 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of getting Progenitus on the battlefield on Turn 3 (and maybe even using it to win some games) in Modern? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $60 Sac and Whack (Modern)

Apr 07 // by SaffronOlive

What does Anax, Hardened in the Forge and some sweet sacrifice synergies add to an ultra-budget 8 Whack shell in Modern? Let's find out!

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Much Abrew: Dread Dryad Valakut (Modern)

Apr 06 // by SaffronOlive

Does Dryad of Illysian Grove allow for a deck that wants all of its lands to be Mountains (for Valakut) and Swamps (for Dread Presence) at the same time to work in Modern? Let's find out!

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Against the Odds: Demon Blade (Modern)

Apr 02 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with Elbrus, the Binding Blade in Modern? Let's find out!

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Much Abrew: Mono-Red Land Destruction (Modern)

Mar 30 // by SaffronOlive

How many lands do you have to kill to hard lock your Modern opponent out of the game with Trinisphere? Let's find out!

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Modern Mayhem: Mardu Pyromaniacs

Mar 29 // by TheAsianAvenger

Crim dusts off the Pyromancers and takes them into a Modern league!

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Instant Deck Tech: Boundless Bringer (Modern)

Mar 26 // by SaffronOlive

Can Morophon, the Boundless make the Bringer cycle from Fifth Dawn Modern playable? On Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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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: 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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Budget Magic: Dubious Challenge (Pioneer)

Mar 17 // by SaffronOlive

Does Pioneer have the tools to make Dubious Challenge less dubious, all on a $100 budget? Let's find out!

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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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Much Abrew: Manaless Dredge (Modern)

Mar 16 // by SaffronOlive

Is it actually possible that a deck with zero lands can win in Modern? Let's play some Manaless Dredge and find out!

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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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Against the Odds: Athreos Hard Lock (Modern)

Mar 12 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning (by hard locking our opponent out of playing Magic) with Athreos, Shroud-Veiled in Modern? Let's find out!