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Weekly Update (Apr 9): Rules Update, Commander Clash S3, GOAT Magic

Amonkhet Spoilers

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It has been an exciting week of Amonkhet spoilers, with two planeswalkers (Gideon and Liliana) and two Gods (Hazoret and Kefnet) being spoiled, along with some flavorful additions like the Trials and Cartouches. Be sure to check out the latest Amonkhet spoilers at

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

You can also join Jake Stiles as he explores the Amonkhet Limited format:

Rules Update: Split Cards


Learn how split cards will work with the new Amonkhet rule change.Read more

Worldwide Modern Masters 2017 Giveaway

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Win a Modern Masters 2017 Booster Box!Read more

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Join us on Discord to discuss the latest Amonkhet spoilers!Read more

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Budget Magic: $67 (44 tix) Standard Inspiring U-Drazi

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Looking for a deck that's cheap, different, and fun for Standard? How about improvising out some huge Eldrazi? Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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Once again, all of the biggest financial news this week is related to Amonkhet previews, both in Standard and in Modern. In Standard, last week we talked about how cycling lead to some prices increases from cards like The Gitrog Monster and Splendid Reclamation. This week, both cards are up again, along with Always Watching with seems like an all-star for aggressive exert decks. Even post-spike none of these cards are really expensive (in the $2.00 - $2.50 range), so it's probably fine to hold them in case they hit it big at the Pro Tour—but be aware that since these cards rotate in the fall, this will be their peak.

Meanwhile in Modern, people are excited about casting free spells for free with As Foretold. As a result, Lotus Bloom and Restore Balance more than doubled in price this week to around $20 and $10 respectably, while the already expensive Ancestral Visions also ticked up. These increases are purely speculative. While it's possible that As Foretold is good enough to spawn new archetypes, Modern is a fast format and it's just as possible that casting an Ancestral Visions on turn three simply isn't good enough. Personally I'd lean towards selling into the hype if you can get anywhere near retail.

Finally, this week also brought the first meaningful decline in the prices of the chase cards from Modern Masters 2017. While the fetchlands and other chase rares and mythics still aren't cheap, they are significantly discounted compared to pre-reprint prices, so enjoy the Modern sale!

GOAT Magic: Best Topdecks—Lightning Helix vs. Bonfire of the Damned

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In this episode, Seth and Richard battle with the decks responsible for two of the greatest topdecks in Magic's history! Read more

Much Abrew: Wall Mill (Modern)

Deck Evolutions: Modern Storm

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Everyone loves Mill, but it's hard to make the deck work in Modern. Are Walls and Phenax, God of Deception the solution? Read more

The story of the deck that just wouldn't die, no matter how many times Wizards tried to ban it. Read more

Budget Commander: Olivia, Mobilized for War ($30)

Playing Pauper: Burning Bush

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Madness! Tribal Vampires built on a super low budget! Read more

Jake utilizes the power of the new Burning-Tree Emissary in a new take on the classic Red Aggro deck Read more

This Week in Legacy: March Statistics, European Eternal Weekend and 75th KMC

Against the Odds: Bitter Ordeal (Modern)

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Sean runs through March's statistics, as well as the recent Euro Eternal Weekend and the 75th KMC in Japan! Read more

What are the odds of winning in Modern with Bitter Ordeal? We're about to find out! Read more

Brewer's Minute: Competitive Advantage in Deck Building

Commander Clash S3 Episode 1: Season Premiere!

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What is competitive advantage in deck building, and how should it influence your deck-building process? Let's discuss! Read more

New season, new member! Welcome Jennifer Long, aka Mrs. Mulligan! Read more

No One Expects the Mana Tithe (Smallpox, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 115: Amonkhet Invocations, Cycle Duals, Hazoret

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Are planeswalkers and Monastery Mentor the secret to harnessing the power of Smallpox in Modern? Read more

The crew discusses the controversial Invocation design, the new fetchable, cycling dual lands, and the first Amonkhet God, Hazoret! 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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