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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!

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Instant Deck Tech: Mono-Black Smallpox Zombies (Modern)

Aug 12 // by SaffronOlive

Zombies got some powerful new additions in Modern Horizons, but haven't really taken off in Modern yet. Can the addition of Smallpox change the tribes fortunes?

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Much Abrew: Five-Color Elementals (Modern, Magic Online)

Aug 11 // by SaffronOlive

Can Risen Reef and Omnath, Locus of Rage make the jump from Standard to Modern in a five-color, value-centric Elementals shell? Let's find out!

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Against the Odds: Chandra Tribal (Standard, Magic Online)

Aug 08 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with the Chandra-iest of Chandra decks in Standard? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $112 (17 tix) Leyline of Abundance Combo (Modern, Magic Online)

Aug 06 // by SaffronOlive

Last week, we killed people on Turn 2 with Colussus Hammer. Can Leyline of Abundance facilitate a very different kind of Turn 2 combo kill in Modern on a budget? Let's see!

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Much Abrew: Yawgmoth Hapatra Combo (Modern, Magic Online)

Aug 04 // by SaffronOlive

Can Yawgmoth, Thran Physician join undying creatures and Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons to make a new, infinite sacrifice / infinite damage combo in Modern? Let's see!

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Instant Deck Tech: GB Dreadshift (Modern)

Aug 01 // by SaffronOlive

Using Scapeshift to get Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and a bunch of Mountains has long been a top tier Modern strategy, can some new Core Set 2020 cards make a non-Valakut build of Scapeshift work in the format? On Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Against the Odds: Mystic Forge Combo (Modern, Magic Online)

Jul 31 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with Mystic Forge in Modern? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Five-Color Elementals (Modern)

Jul 31 // by SaffronOlive

Risen Reef has proven to be a Standard all star, but can it makes waves in Modern backed by some spicy Elementals from Lorwyn? Let's discuss!

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Instant Deck Tech: Selesnya Wolves (Standard)

Jul 30 // by SaffronOlive

Core Set 2020 provides a big boost to a bunch of different tribal decks, but are the new cards enough to make Wolf tribal playable in Standard?

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Budget Magic: $99 (13 tix) Hammer Time (Modern, Magic Online)

Jul 29 // by SaffronOlive

Can our opponents touch our Turn 2 kill combo in Modern? No, they can't. School's in. Let's Colossus Hammer some suckers!

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Instant Deck Tech: Bant Disappearances (Modern)

Jul 29 // by SaffronOlive

Sudden Disappearances looks like a bad bounce spell, but what if it's really a way to pick up a bunch of our own creatures with enters the battlefield triggers?

much abrew about nothing

Much Abrew: Ball Lightning Tribal (Modern, Magic Online)

Jul 28 // by SaffronOlive

How many Ball Lightnings does it take to kill an opponent in Modern? Let's find out (but seriously, the answer is 3.3)!

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Playing Pauper: Four-Color Mono-Black Pestilence (Pauper, Magic Online)

Jul 26 // by SaffronOlive

How far can Arcum's Astrolabe take a manabase in Pauper? Is it enough to play four colors of spells with only black lands? Let's see!

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Instant Deck Tech: Citadel Snow Storm (Modern)

Jul 25 // by SaffronOlive

Can Mox Tatalite make Bolas's Citadel into a devastating combo piece in Modern? On Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Against the Odds: Five-Color Scheming Sultai (Standard, Magic Arena)

Jul 24 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with Scheming Symmetry in Standard? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Bonus Round Storm (Legacy)

Jul 24 // by SaffronOlive

Looking for something competitive and very budget friendly for Legacy? Check out Bonus Round Storm!

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Instant Deck Tech: Yawgmoth Hapatra Combo (Modern)

Jul 23 // by SaffronOlive

Can Yagmoth, Thran Physician join forces with Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons to form a new infinite combo deck in Modern?

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Budget Magic: $73 Standard Bogles (Standard, Magic Arena)

Jul 22 // by SaffronOlive

Can Season of Growth support a Bogle-esque hexproof deck in Standard on a budget? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Kuldotha White (Modern)

Jul 22 // by SaffronOlive

Kuldotha Rebirth is one of the most powerful token producers in Magic, but it takes some work to build around. What's the best way to support it in Modern? Let's discuss!

much abrew about nothing

Much Abrew: Unexpected Urza Tron (Modern, Magic Online)

Jul 21 // by SaffronOlive

Will the Magic gods reward us for trying to flip huge Eldrazi at random from the top of our deck with Urza, Lord High Artificer and Unexpected Results? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Mono-Blue Tempo (Legacy)

Jul 18 // by SaffronOlive

Mono-Blue Tempo has been terrorizing Standard for months. Can the plan of cheap, evasive creatures, card draw enchantments and a bunch of counterspells port over to Legacy?

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Against the Odds: Gruul Lands (Standard, Magic Arena)

Jul 17 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with a deck built around Lotus Field in Standard? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Four-Color Mono-Black Pestilence (Pauper)

Jul 17 // by SaffronOlive

Arcum's Astrolabe has changed the face of Pauper since it's printing in Modern Horizons, but is it good enough to allow a mono-colored manabase to play four colors of spells?

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Rough Drafts: Core Set 2020 (Limited, Magic Arena)

Jul 17 // by SaffronOlive

Core Set 2020 has had a surprisingly big impact on Standard, but how does the set play in draft? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Jund Dinosaurs (Standard)

Jul 16 // by SaffronOlive

Dinosaurs have been in Standard for nearly two years, but with minimal success. Can some powerful new additions from Core Set 2020 give the Jurassic tribe a chance to shine before rotation?

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Budget Magic: $58 Spirits (Standard, Magic Arena)

Jul 15 // by SaffronOlive

Can some sweet new Core Set 2020 additions make Spirits a playable tribe in Standard in ultra-budget form? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Ball Lightning Tribal (Modern)

Jul 15 // by SaffronOlive

Ball Lightning Tribal is one of the most popular viewer submitted decks, and now thanks to some new cards from Core Set 2020 and Modern Horizons the dream is a reality!

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Much Abrew: Jund Assault Loam (Modern, Magic Online)

Jul 14 // by SaffronOlive

Does the printing of Wrenn and Six (and the additional of the original cycling land to Modern) mean its time for Assault Loam to compete? Let's see!