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Against the Odds: Urabrask & Taxes (Explorer)

What are the odds of hard-locking our Explorer opponents out of the game (or at least from drawing cards) with Urabrask, Heretic Praetor, and Drannith Magistrate in Explorer? Let's find out!

May 19 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Froggin' Elspeth in Standard

How many Elspeth Resplendents can we get on the battlefield at once in Standard with the help of Luxior, Gaida's Gift, Mirror Box, and Croaking Counterpart? Let's find out!

May 11 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Halo Fountain (Standard)

What are the odds of getting 15 creatures on the battlefield to win with Halo Fountain in Streets of New Capenna Standard? Let's find out!

May 4 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Etrata Surprise (Historic)

What are the odds of winning with Etrata, the Silencer in Historic with the help of some sneaky new Ninja synergies from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty? Let's find out!

Apr 27 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Revel in Riches (Pioneer)

What are the odds of comboing off with Treasures and winning with Revel in Riches in Pioneer? Let's find out!

Apr 14 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Hidetsugu Combo (Standard)

Is it possible to build a Standard deck that can kill the opponent with a single Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos activation? Let's find out on this week's Against the Odds!

Apr 6 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Mindlink Mech (Modern)

What are the odds of getting a flawless victory by bouncing all of the opponent's permanents with Mindlink Mech in Modern? Let's find out!

Mar 30 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Mirror Box Carth Friends (Modern)

What crazy things can Mirror Box do in Modern with the help of Carth the Lion, a bunch of clones and oodles of planeswalkers? Let's find out!

Mar 23 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: PAINHarmonicon (Pioneer)

What are the odds of winning by doubling up attack triggers with Isshin, Two Heavens as One in Pioneer? Let's find out!

Mar 16 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Shrines (Historic)

Thanks to Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, we've now got three full cycles of Shrines plus Sanctum of All. What happens if you put them all together in a Historic deck? Let's find out!

Mar 2 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Temur Mirror Box (Standard)

How many of the same legend can we stack up on the battlefield in Standard with the help of Mirror Box and Bard Class? Let's find out!

Feb 23 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Voltron in Standard | Mechtitan Core

What are the odds of assembling Voltron—Mechtitan—in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Standard? Let's find out!

Feb 16 | by SaffronOlive
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The Infamous "Free" White Deck: Real or Magic Online Scam? (Standard Gameplay)

A few days ago, a mono-white deck that cost $0 on Magic Online posted a 5-0 finish in a Standard league. Is it the best budget deck ever, or did we stumble onto a Magic Online scam? Let's play it and find out!

Feb 9 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Literally Trolling Standard (Waking the Trolls)

This week on Against the Odds, we're trolling Standard players—literally—with Waking the Trolls. How many lands can we blow up, and how many Trolls can we make? Let's find out!

Jan 26 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Phage's Uber (Modern)

Last week, we had a short about using Phage with Dermotaxi for a one-shot kill. For Against the Odds this week, we see if it's possible to pull off the Phage's Uber kill in Modern!

Jan 19 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: The Unspeakable

What are the odds of tutoring out The Unspeakable by casting Reach Through Mists, Peer Through Depths, and Sift Through Sands all on the same turn (and then maybe even winning with it)? Let's find out!

Jan 12 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Top 10 Moments of 2021

It's the holiday season and the new year is just around the corner, which means it's time to reflect on the year gone by...with the top 10 Against the Odds moments of the year!

Dec 29 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Can 2015 Abzan Compete in 2022 Modern ? | The Ghost of Modern's Past

You fall into a time machine like Fry from Futurama, on New Year's Eve 2014. You wake up, and it's 2022. You fire up a Modern league with your trusty Junk Siege Rhino deck. Can it still compete?

Dec 22 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Five-Color Frogfall (Alchemy)

What are the odds of winning with Gitrog, Horror of Zhava in our new Alchemy format? Let's find out!

Dec 15 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: 52-Land Colossus (Modern)

Putting a few lands into play with Cultivator Colossus is sweet, but what if we could put our entire deck into play with the VOW mythic?

Dec 8 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Kaya Storm (Crimson Vow Standard)

What are the odds of winning by storming off in Innistrad: Crimson Vow Standard with Kaya, Geist Hunter and Treasure tokens? Let's find out!

Dec 1 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Dollhouse of Horrors (Crimson Vow Standard)

What are the odds of winning with a combo-y reanimator deck built around Dollhouse of Horrors, Olivia and Moraug? Let's find out!

Nov 24 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Necroduality (Standard)

What are the odds of winning with Necroduality in Standard? What crazy shenanigans can it enable? Let's find out in our first Crimson Vow Standard Against the Odds!

Nov 17 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Exploding Boobies | Mishra, Artificer Prodigy (Modern)

What are the odds of winning with Mishra, Artificer Prodigy (by using it to grab two Booby Traps and helping the opponent draw their deck) in Modern? Let's find out!

Nov 10 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Minion of the Memes Mulligan Simulator (Historic)

What are the odds of winning (hopefully on Turn 2!) with Minion of the Mighty in Historic? Let's find out!

Nov 4 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Arlinn Tribal (Modern)

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

Oct 27 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Stuffy Doll Combos (Modern)

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

Oct 20 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Resurgent Curse Reanimator (Modern)

What are the odds of winning by reanimating a ton of curses with Resplendent Belief in Modern? Let's find out!

Oct 13 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Old Stickfingers (Standard)

What are the odds of winning with Old Stickfingers in Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Standard? Let's find out!

Oct 6 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Infinite Teferi Combo (Standard)

What are the odds of going infinite with Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset, Lithoform Engine and a mana dork? What's the best way to finish the game if we do make infinite mana? Let's find out!

Sep 29 | by SaffronOlive

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