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Weekly Update (Apr 2): Amonkhet Spoilers, Might vs Mind



Amonkhet Spoilers


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It's been a wild week of Amonkhet pre-spoilers! First, we saw the three main mechanics: Embalm, Exert, and Cycling. Then we got the controversial Masterpieces with new frames/design called Invocations, and finally the new rare cycle of lands: fetchable, cycling, dual lands! Be sure to check out the latest Amonkhet spoilers at mtg.fish/akh. We also started posting daily spoiler videos, so be sure to check them out below and hit that Like button if you enjoy them!


Magic Digital Next: Exclusive Sneak Peek


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Magic Digital Next has been filled with speculation... Until now! Buckle up for an exclusive sneak peek at the future of digital Magic!Read more


Playtest: Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might


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How does the new Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might play? Seth and Richard battle some games to find out!Read more


New Scoops Emotes for Twitch Subscribers


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Budget Magic: $96 (40 tix) WB Aristocrats (Modern)


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Lingering Souls is in a great place in Modern at the moment, which means it's time to sacrifice our own creatures for value!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


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This week, the big news was a handful of early Amonkhet spoilers; the cards and mechanics from Magic's newest set drove the Magic finance world this week. In Standard, the biggest news was the cycling dual lands (and cycling in general) and a couple of cards that work well with various cyclers spiked in anticipation, including Splendid Reclamation (up 68% to $0.99) and The Gitrog Monster (up 22% to $1.54). My gut is that, while fun, these ideas will end up being too cute or slow for competitive play, but the price of these cards is low enough that it doesn't hurt to have a playset just in case they do pan out.

In Modern, we see many of the same influences with Life from the Loam doubling in price to around $30 a copy thanks to its synergy with the cycling lands, while some cards from Living End (Living End itself and Fulminator Mage) and various Delirium-based decks (Mishra's Bauble) increasing as well. Again, we'll have to wait and see, but all of these cards are already staples in various decks and formats, so it's possible prices remain high for a while.

Finally, also in Modern, most of the chase cards from Modern Masters 2017 are up again on the week, and it seems unlikely that they sharply decline in the near future. The demand for things like fetchlands and Liliana of the Veil apparently outweighs the increase in supply, so if you've been waiting to get your copies, you probably should be doing it sooner rather than later (or hold out hope that Wizards releases a bunch more sealed boxes at some point this summer).

Much Abrew: RB Vampires (Modern)

Preparing for Rotation: Battle for Zendikar

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Does the Vampires tribe have what it takes to compete in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

Rotation is six months away, but the time to prepare is now. So, what should we sell, hold, and buy from Battle for Zendikar? Read more


Budget Commander: Selenia, Dark Angel ($38)


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Tomer shows you how to build Selenia, a janky combo deck where you race to kill yourself for value!Read more

Rough Drafts: Modern Masters 2017

This Week in Legacy: Smaller Tournaments Around the World

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Modern Masters 2017 limited is upon us, which means it's time for a special live edition of Rough Drafts! Read more

Sean goes through some smaller tournaments around the world and the interesting technology featured. Read more


Against the Odds: Krark's Thumb Luck Test (Modern)


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Are we lucky enough to flip some coins and win with Krark's Thumb in Modern? We're about to find out!Read more

Expected Numbers of Specific Cards in Modern Masters 2017 Limited

Vintage 101: The Wrath of Marit Lage

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How many copies can you expect to see of a given card in various Modern Masters 2017 Limited format? Read more

Islandswamp talks about the latest Power Nine Challenge and gets excited for Amonkhet! Read more


Brewer's Minute: Honesty in Deck Building


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One of the tricks to being good at building decks is learning to be honest with yourself. Read more

Prime Time Brings a Masterpiece? (Bant Amulet, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 114: Amonkhet Pre-Spoilers, Magic Online 1v1 Commander

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Does Amulet of Vigor hold the secret to making the Retreat to Coralhelm/Knight of the Reliquary combo a real Modern deck? Read more

The crew discusses the first batch of AKH spoilers including the Planeswalker Deck planeswalkers, and the upcoming 1v1 Commander on Magic... 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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