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Instant Deck Tech: Wrenn and Six Gruul (Modern)

Sep 23 // by SaffronOlive

After spending all of Magic Fest Vegas telling us how Wrenn and Six is bad, Richard finally built a Wrenn and Six deck...and 5-0ed! So today we're looking at a Richard special, Wrenn and Six Gruul!

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Much Abrew: Slivers!!! (Modern, Magic Online)

Sep 23 // by SaffronOlive

Can some Modern Horizons additions make Slivers into a legitimate tribal deck in Modern? Let's find out!

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Against the Odds: Worldpurge (Modern, Magic Online)

Sep 19 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of getting the Worldpurge / Barren Glory combo kill in Modern? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $96 (35 tix) Ajani Sisters (Modern, Magic Online)

Sep 17 // by SaffronOlive

Ajani, Strength of the Pride seems like the perfect planeswalker for Soul Sisters. Does its printing, combined with the recent Modern bannings, mean it's time for lifegain to rise in Modern? Let's see!

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Much Abrew: Seismic Swans Chaos (Modern, Magic Online)

Sep 16 // by SaffronOlive

This week, we play an updated version of a classic deck in Seismic Swans Chaos. It's time to hit our Swans and draw some cards!

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Against the Odds: Worst Fears Combo (Modern, Magic Online)

Sep 12 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of controlling all of our opponent's turns with Worst Fears in Modern? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $105 (26 tix) Soul-meria (Modern, Magic Online)

Sep 10 // by SaffronOlive

Can Soulherder power up an Emeria, the Sky Ruin deck overflowing with value creature to blink and reanimate in Modern on a budget?

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Much Abrew: Bant Snowblade

Sep 09 // by SaffronOlive

Is going with flashy, evasive threats backed by some light snow synergies the right way to build around Stoneforge Mystic in Standard? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Heartless Triggers (Modern)

Sep 05 // by SaffronOlive

Can Heartless Summoning support an artstocrats style combo deck in Modern? At least on Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Instant Deck Tech: Five-Color Superfriends (Modern)

Sep 04 // by SaffronOlive

Is playing planeswalker after planeswalker - starting on turn two - a legit plan for Modern? Let's discuss!

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Instant Deck Tech: Golos Land Destruction (Standard)

Sep 03 // by SaffronOlive

As we count down the days until rotation and Throne of Eldraine, why not spend your time blowing up some lands in Standard?

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Instant Deck Tech: Seismic Swans Chaos (Modern)

Sep 02 // by SaffronOlive

Can a new Modern Horizons addition make the plan of hitting our Swans and drawing some cards even better in Modern?

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Instant Deck Tech: Vraska Combo (Modern)

Aug 30 // by SaffronOlive

Vraska, Swarm's Eminance is one of the least powerful planeswalkers from War of the Spark. Is it possible to turn it into an infinite combo piece in Modern? At least on Fishbowl Thursday it is!

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Instant Deck Tech: Mono-Blue Doppelnought (Legacy)

Aug 28 // by SaffronOlive

Is it really possible that Renegade Doppelganger is a playable card in Legacy with the help of Phyrexian Dreadnought?

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Instant Deck Tech: Niv-col Bolas, Zenith Seeker (Standard)

Aug 27 // by SaffronOlive

What happens if you mash together Kaalai, Zenith Seeker, Nicol Bolas, the Ravager and Niv-Mizzet, Reborn into an unruly five-color pile?

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Budget Magic: $71 Rotation-Proof Mono-Red Cavalcade (Standard, Magic Arena)

Aug 26 // by SaffronOlive

This week we get read for rotating (which is only a month away!) with a completely rotation proof build of Mono-Red Cavalcade!

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Instant Deck Tech: Zur's Weirding Control (Modern)

Aug 26 // by SaffronOlive

Does Zur's Weirding have a home in Modern backed by Syphon Life in a UB Control shell?

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Much Abrew: Jund Cascade (Modern, Magic Online)

Aug 25 // by SaffronOlive

Is cascading into Crashing Footfalls over and over again to Rhino our opponent out of the game a legit plan in Modern? Let's see!

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Instant Deck Tech: Saheeli's Altar Combo (Modern)

Aug 22 // by SaffronOlive

Is using Liquimetal Coating to turn Saheeli Rai into an artifact so it can copy itself an infinite number of times a legitimate plan in Modern?

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Against the Odds: Ayula Bear Loam (Modern, Magic Online)

Aug 21 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with Ayula, Queen Among Bears in Modern (and does Ayula really have a good matchup against Hogaak)? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: The Perfect Storm (Pauper)

Aug 21 // by SaffronOlive

Wizards banned basically all of the cards with the storm mechanic in Pauper years ago, but they recently allowed one back into the format. Can Pauper players find a way to turn the lifegain of Weather the Storm into a Grapeshot-like finish?

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Instant Deck Tech: Green-White Reanimator (Modern)

Aug 20 // by SaffronOlive

What are the best one-powered creatures to reanimate with Vesperlark on a budget? Can reanimator work in green and white? Let's discuss!

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Budget Magic: $94 (16 tix) Sephara Stompy (Modern, Magic Online)

Aug 20 // by SaffronOlive

Can Sephara, Sky's Blade and Empyrean Eagle support a all-flying aggro deck in Modern on a budget? Let's see!

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Instant Deck Tech: Jund Cascade (Modern)

Aug 19 // by SaffronOlive

Is cascading into Crashing Footfalls backed by a bunch of hasty threats a legit Modern plan?

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Much Abrew: Kuldotha White (Modern, Magic Online)

Aug 18 // by SaffronOlive

Is it time for Kuldotha Rebirth to shine in Modern, backed by some aggressive threats and new Modern Horizons cards?

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Instant Deck Tech: Standard Leylines (Standard)

Aug 15 // by SaffronOlive

Does the return of Leylines to Standard mean that we can port the infamous Legacy combo deck to the format with Rampage of the Clans filling in for Opalescence? On Fishbowl Thursday the answer is yes!

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Against the Odds: Liliana's Contract (Modern, Magic Online)

Aug 14 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with Liliana's Contract and a bunch of "demons" in Modern? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: I've Got the Knack (Pauper)

Aug 14 // by SaffronOlive

How do you go all infinite in a format that only allows commons? With Banishing Knack of course!

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Instant Deck Tech: Temur Ilharg (Standard)

Aug 13 // by SaffronOlive

What's better than an Agent of Treachery in Standard? An Agent of Treachery every turn for free with the help of Ilharg, the Raze-Boar!

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Budget Magic: $104 (44 tix) Twiddle Storm (Modern, Magic Online)

Aug 13 // by SaffronOlive

Can untapping Lotus Field repeatedly with cards like Twiddle lead to a fun, new budget-friendly Storm-style deck in Modern? Let's see!