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Weekly Update (Apr 16): Full Amonkhet Spoilers

Amonkhet Spoilers

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Amonkhet spoilers are in the books, with every card from the being previewed this past week. Check out our three new planeswalkers, the five Gods, and cards that enable Modern infinite combos, and possibly a legitimate Standard Zombie deck. Be sure to check out the complete Amonkhet spoilers at

What does SaffronOlive think of the spoilers? Check our Daily Spoiler Video where he discusses the major spoilers of each day.

Budget Magic: $98 (32 tix) Modern Fruity Pebbles

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Twenty years ago, Fruity Pebbles was arguably the best combo deck in Magic. Is it time for a comeback in Modern on a budget?Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

Relentless Dead Devoted Druid Crumbling Ashes

Amonkhet previews wrapped up this week and it was the cards from Magic's newest sets driving price movement. In Standard, the biggest beneficiaries were Zombies and other cards that could go in the hypothetical Zombie deck. Relentless Dead nearly doubled in price to about $10, while Cryptbreaker, Fatal Push, and Collective Brutality all ticked up as well. While having a tier Zombie deck seems possible, nothing is guaranteed, so there's some risk. Plus, all of these cards rotate in the fall, so this is their last chance in Standard. It's probably fine to wait and see what Pro Tour Amonkhet brings, but be ready to sell quickly after, win or lose.

In Modern, the lowly common Devoted Druid is now about $6 (up from $1 a couple of days ago) based on combo potential with Vizier of Remedies, which basically makes Devoted Druid tap for infinite mana. The most likely landing spot for this combo would be some sort of Abzan Company list, perhaps running Duskwatch Recruiter as a finisher to take advantage of infinite green mana. Personally I'll be digging through my green bulk to find any copies of Devoted Druid and selling them into the hype. Even if the combo breaks into Modern (which isn't a guarantee), how much higher can Devoted Druid realisticly get? Oh, and Surgical Extraction, which is showing up in sideboards of just about every deck in every color, is currently up to $27.

Finally, Amonkhet is making its presence felt in the world of casual play as well. Eventide uncommon Crumbling Ashes doubled up to nearly $4 thanks to -1/-1 counter synergies, and someone sent me an infinite combo list built around Blowfly Infestation (which hasn't spiked yet). For me, this is the new frontier in MTG finance. We've seen multiple times over the past year that if you can pick the next great casual card when a new set comes out, you'll be handsomely rewarded. If you've been ignoring the casual market, it's time to change your ways. With such a heavy focus on reprinting constructed cards, the casual market feels safer and has potential to be just as profitable.

Much Abrew: Harvest Wave (Modern)

The Aftermath of Amonkhet

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Can Spawnsire of Ulamog be a legitimate finisher in Modern with the help of Early Harvest and Vernal Bloom? Let's see! Read more

Aftermath cards are some of the most controversial from Amonkhet. Where did they come from, and are they as bad as they look? Read more

This Week in Legacy: SCG Open Worcester and Amonkhet Spoilers

Against the Odds: Eternal Dominion (Modern)

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Sean runs through the recent SCG Legacy Open held in Worcester, and has a look at some Amonkhet spoilers. Read more

What are the odds of winning with a deck built around Eternal Dominion in Modern? Let's see! Read more

The (Glorious) End of Amonkhet: Exclusive Preview

Vintage 101: Planeswalk like an Egyptian!

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Sometimes you just need your opponent to stop, no matter how much risk is involved. Read more

What might Amonkhet have in store for Vintage players? Find out with Islandswamp! Read more

Brewer's Minute: Four Steps to Building Combo

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So you found the next great combo. Awesome, but how do you go about turning the combo into a playable and powerful deck? Let's discuss!Read more

Commander Clash S3 Episode 2: Standard Commander

Podcast 116: Amonkhet Gideon, Liliana, Kefnet, and Oketra

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Only Standard-legal cards are allowed for this game! Read more

The crew discusses the latest batch of spoilers, including Gideon, Liliana, Kefnet, and Oketra. Read more

Elesh Norn = gg? (Four-Color Gifts Rites, Modern) – Stream Highlights

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Looking for a way to abuse your graveyard in Modern? How about some turn four Elesh Norns with the help of Gifts Ungiven and Unburial Rites?Read more

Instant Deck Techs

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Each day we'll be posting a short, three minute deck tech featuring some of the coolest decks that come across the site. The most popular deck will be made into videos the following week based on your views, likes and comments in the videos. Here's this week's Instant Deck Techs:

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