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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!

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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.

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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?

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Instant Deck Tech: Simic Biovisionary (Pioneer)

Dec 05 // by SaffronOlive

Is Pioneer a format where it's possible to pick up the Biovisionary win? At least on Fishbowl Thursday it is!

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Instant Deck Tech: Mardu Pyromancer (Pioneer)

Dec 04 // by SaffronOlive

Mardu Pyromancer has been a deck in Modern for a long time, but can it make the jump to Pioneer with the help of some Chandras and Monastery Mentor?

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Instant Deck Tech: Bant Proliferate (Standard)

Dec 03 // by SaffronOlive

Are you a fan of +1/+1 counter synergies? If so, we've got a Standard deck just for you!

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Instant Deck Tech: Mono-Red Valakut (Modern)

Dec 02 // by SaffronOlive

Normally Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle decks are Gruul to access the powerful ramp of green. Can a fair-ish mono-red version of Valakut compete in Modern?

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Instant Deck Tech: Sarkhan Saheeli Combo (Pioneer)

Nov 28 // by SaffronOlive

Ever wished you could make an infinite number of planeswalkers and then use them to beat your opponent down? Well now, thanks to Fishbowl Thursday, you can!

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Instant Deck Tech: Powerstone Shard Combo (Pioneer)

Nov 27 // by SaffronOlive

What can we do with the absurd mana-generating ability of Powerstone Shard in Pioneer? How about play through our entire deck in a single turn with the help of Paradox Engine?

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Instant Deck Tech: Simic QuasidupliRamp (Standard)

Nov 26 // by SaffronOlive

Can Quasiduplicate replace some recently banned cards and keep Simic at the top of Throne of Eldraine Standard?

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Instant Deck Tech: Arcades Bant (Modern)

Nov 25 // by SaffronOlive

Is Modern in a place where beating down with Walls is a legitimate plan?

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Instant Deck Tech: Infintie Beck Combo (Pioneer)

Nov 21 // by SaffronOlive

Can Beck // Call turn into an infinite combo piece with the help of The Locust God in Pioneer? On Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Instant Deck Tech: Tezzeret Karn Combo (Pioneer)

Nov 20 // by SaffronOlive

How many times can we -2 Karn, the Great Creator in a single Pioneer turn? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Izzet Mirror (Standard)

Nov 19 // by SaffronOlive

With Oko banned it's finally possible to take advantage of expensive artifacts that need to stick around for a few turns to work, like The Magic Mirror for example!

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Instant Deck Tech: Rally the Zombies (Modern)

Nov 18 // by SaffronOlive

Is Zombie tribal the best way to take advantage of Rally the Ancestors in Modern?

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Instant Deck Tech: Pioneer Dagger Burn (Pioneer)

Nov 14 // by SaffronOlive

One of the weirdest Panharmonicon decks we've ever played was Dagger Burn, which kills to kill the opponent by giving them creatures and draining them with Dowsing Dagger and Rampaging Ferocidon. Can the deck work in Pioneer?

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Instant Deck Tech: Pioneer Hammer Time (Pioneer)

Nov 13 // by SaffronOlive

Can Hammer Time make the jump from Modern to Pioneer?

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Instant Deck Tech: Outlaw's Visitation (Standard)

Nov 12 // by SaffronOlive

How can we get around Oko's tendency to turn creatures and artifacts into 3/3 Elk? Play a deck full of enchantments of course!

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Instant Deck Tech: Oko Burn (Modern)

Nov 12 // by SaffronOlive

It might be a meme. It might be a joke. But Oko is putting up finishes in Modern Burn.