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Weekly Update (Apr 30): Copy Cat Banned, Gideon Tribal

Banned and Restricted Update, April 24 2017


No changes Modern, Felidar Guardian banned in Standard, Top banned in Legacy, Probe and Gush restricted in Vintage.Read more

Worldwide Amonkhet Giveaway

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Win a booster box of the latest Magic: the Gathering set, Amonkhet!Read more

Budget Magic: $96 (39 tix) Modern Pan-Meria

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One more week until we start exploring Amonkhet, but first let's see if we can make Panharmonicon work in Modern in an Emeria shell!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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This week, only one piece of news really matters: Felidar Guardian is banned in Standard. The end result of this change is that Amonkhet Standard goes from potentially boring to a brewer's paradise. Financially, the end of Copy Cat means a ton of cards are suddenly being reevaluated, with some increasing in price as a result. While the biggest winners were Relentless Dead (up 65% to nearly $18), Glorybringer (up 58% to $11), and Always Watching (up 32% to just over $5), there were a ton of smaller movement as well as everything and anything suddenly seems worth testing in Amonkhet Standard.

As for Amonkhet itself, the overall trend is still down, despite big increases from a handful of cards. This said, things will continue to shake out over the next couple of weeks, and Pro Tour Amonkhet will have a huge impact. Generally speaking, it's better to either sell cards you won't use now, or wait until after the Pro Tour in hopes of catching a big spike.

Finally, we have some non-Standard banned and restricted movement too, with Protean Hulk randomly coming off of the banned list in Commander, leading to a jump to over $20 from under $4 a few days ago. I'm not completely convinced the combo will remain in the format, although your guess is as good as mine, because there's really no rhyme or reason to the Commander banned list. As a result, I'd lean towards selling into the hype. Likewise, Gideon Jura got a massive spike to $15 from about $6 thanks to its synergy with Gideon of the Trials. While I'm a big fan of Gideon Tribal in Modern, I'm also more than happy to get $15 for the two print mythic.

The Expected Value of Amonkhet


Just how much value can you expect to open from a box of Amonkhet? Let's break it down!Read more

Much Abrew: Grixis Ninjas

Against the Odds: Gideon Tribal (Modern)

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Do Ninjas actually have a place in Modern, backed up by some powerful tempo plays and enters-the-battlefield creatures? Let's see! Read more

Amonkhet is here! What are the odds of winning with Gideon Tribal in Modern? We're about to find out! Read more

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This Week in Legacy: Sensei's Divining Top Is Banned

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What comes in a Walmart Bundle, and is the product worth its $19.98 price tag? Let's open one up and see! Read more

Sean outlines his Legacy predictions in wake of the ban of Sensei's Divining Top. Read more

Best Amonkhet Cards for Standard

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What Amonkhet cards are best for the new post-banning Standard format? Seth and Chaz break it down.Read more

Amonkhet Best Cards for Modern

Amonkhet Best Cards for Commander

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Seth and Richard break down the top Amonkhet cards for Modern! Read more

Seth and Tomer break down the top 10 Amonkhet cards for Commander, along with a ton of honorable mentions! Read more

Vintage 101: Goodbye Gush

Brewer's Minute: The Most Played Sideboard Cards in Modern

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Join Islandswamp as he talks about the restriction of Gush and Gitaxian Probe! Read more

What are the most played sideboard cards in Modern? What do they fight against, and what other similar options are available? Let's see! Read more

Amonkhet Booster Box Opening

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It's release day for Amonkhet, which means it's time to crack open a box and see what treasure we can find!Read more

Commander Clash S3 Episode 4: Tribal Commander

Podcast 118: Amonkhet Prerelease, B&R Updates, Iconic Masters

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Beasts, Merfolk, Shapeshifters, and Dragons! Oh my! Read more

The crew discusses their prerelease experiences, the latest Banned and Restricted Updates, and the Iconic Masters announcement. Read more

All The Creatures (Five-Color Creatures, Modern) – Stream Highlights

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All of the best creatures in Modern in one deck! Is it good enough?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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