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Instant Deck Tech: Esper Reanimator (Historic)

Jun 03 // by SaffronOlive

As we wait for Core Set 2021 spoilers to start on Thursday, we're having a special Historic week in Instant Deck Tech land! Looking to cheat bit things into play on the cheap? Check out Esper Reanimator!

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Instant Deck Tech: Sultai Underrealm Lich Combo (Historic)

Jun 01 // by SaffronOlive

As we wait for Core Set 2021 spoilers to start on Thursday, we're having a special Historic week in Instant Deck Tech land. First up, a crazy Underrealm Lich / The Gitrog Monster combo deck!

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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: Historic Naya Winota (Historic)

May 26 // by SaffronOlive

Historic might be the hottest format in Magic at the moment. Is Winota good enough to make her presence felt in the format, with a non-Agent of Treachery finisher?

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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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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: Boros Protection Control (Pioneer)

May 20 // by SaffronOlive

Can some strange protection creatures like Haktos the Unscarred and Lavabrink Venturer make a new style of control deck in Pioneer?

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Instant Deck Tech: Zirda Flare (Pioneer)

May 19 // by SaffronOlive

Cycling is all the rage in Ikoria Standard, but can it make the jump back to Pioneer with the help of Zirda as a companion and some powerful Amonket block cyclers?

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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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Instant Deck Tech: Slitherwisp Combo (Pioneer)

May 14 // by SaffronOlive

So far in Standard Slitherwisp has mostly been a value card for flash decks.Can it also be a combo piece in Pioneer that allows us to drain our opponent for 20 and draw our deck in one turn? On Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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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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Instant Deck Tech: Titans' Betrayal (Standard)

May 07 // by SaffronOlive

Rather than focusing on casting our own cards with the oodles of mana Titans' Nest can produce, what if we try to cast our opponent's cards with the help of Mnemonic Betrayal?

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Instant Deck Tech: All-In Storm Herald (Standard)

May 05 // by SaffronOlive

What happens if you go all-in building around the combo of Storm Herald and Colossification in Ikoria Standard?

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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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Instant Deck Tech: Stormwild Capridor Combo (Standard)

Apr 30 // by SaffronOlive

Can Stormwild Capridor be the centerpiece of a unique, powerful and budget-friendly deck in Ikoria Standard? At least on Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Instant Deck Tech: Rakdos Megamenace (Standard)

Apr 29 // by SaffronOlive

Can menace tribal be a thing in Ikoria Standard thanks to some powerful new Ikoria cards like Hunted Nightmare, Sonorous Howlbonder and Grimdancer? Let's discuss!

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Instant Deck Tech: Colossal Storm Herarld (Pioneer)

Apr 27 // by SaffronOlive

The printing of Colossification got everyone excited for a Storm Herald one-shot combo deck in Ikoria Standard, but perhaps the combo's true home is in Pioneer!

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Instant Deck Tech: Zirda Combos (Standard)

Apr 23 // by SaffronOlive

Thanks to Ikoria we can now make infinite mana in Standard with one of our combo pieces essentially starting in our hand each game as our companion. Let's talk about the shenanigans Zirda, the Dawnwaker enables!

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Instant Deck Tech: Pioneer Gyruda Combo (Pioneer)

Apr 22 // by SaffronOlive

Gyruda is the hottest card in Ikoria for Standard, but what can it do in older formats? Let's discuss!

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Instant Deck Tech: Spirit of the Damned (Pauper)

Apr 13 // by SaffronOlive

What's the best way to Consume Spirit an opponent for 20 damage in Pauper with a deck that has just 14 lands? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: $80 Legacy Mono-Red Prowess (Legacy)

Apr 01 // by SaffronOlive

Legacy is super fun, but notoriously expensive. Today we look at a deck that's just $80 but competitive enough to 5-0 leagues on Magic Online: Mono-Red Prowess!

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Instant Deck Tech: Pioneer 8 Rack (Pioneer)

Mar 30 // by SaffronOlive

Can 8 Rack make the jump from Modern to Pioneer even though the format lacks The Rack? How good is Waste Not outside of a dedicated combo shell? Let's discuss!

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Instant Deck Tech: Bring the Lotus (Pioneer)

Mar 27 // by SaffronOlive

Sometimes you just have to play one copy of everything that does, might and probably doesn't combo with a card and hope for the best!

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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: UW Blink (Standard)

Mar 24 // by SaffronOlive

If you think about it hard enough, Thassa, Deep-Dwelling is basically a Panharmonicon!

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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!