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Weekly Update (Aug 14): New Planeswalker! Kaya, Ghost Assassin

New Planeswalker: Kaya, Ghost Assassin

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Introducing the newest planeswalker: Kaya, Ghost Assassin.Read more

Budget Magic: $53 (51 tix) Standard Alchemist Burn


Looking for a cheap deck that can not only crush an FNM but beat the top-tier decks in Standard? Alchemist Burn is the way to go!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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The biggest finance news of the week comes from Eldritch Moon Standard, where Burn decks are suddenly all the rage. Most notable is the UR Fevered Visions deck, which jumped from a single 9-1 showing at last week's Pro Tour Eldritch Moon to the second most played deck on day two at Grand Prix Rimini. The primary beneficiary of Burn's rise is Collective Defiance, which jumped 259% to $5.27 this week, but Exquisite Firecraft, Thing in the Ice and Fevered Visions are all up between 5% and 10% as well.

We also got a new planeswalker this week in Kaya, Ghost Assassin. Her starting price of about $25 is less than half of Dack Fayden when he was first spoiled, but there are some rumblings she could be good enough for Legacy. I'm skeptical of four-mana planeswalkers in eternal formats, but if she manages to break out it in Legacy, expect a massive short-term spike. On the other hand, she is a slam dunk for Commander and casual formats, but we'll have to wait and see just how much Conspiracy 2 is opened before trying to figure out what this means for her price.

In Modern, Greater Gargadon is now a $10 card after jumping about 100% this week (even with a Modern Masters printing). Dredge is currently the hottest deck in the format, and the newest builds of the archetype are using the combo of Greater Gargadon and Bridge from Below to generate a ton of Zombie tokens. It's worth noting that Bridge from Below hasn't moved, and unlike Greater Gargadon, which only sees play in Modern, Bridge from Below is also one of the most important cards in Legacy and Vintage Dredge. If you plan on playing the deck, it probably wouldn't hurt to get your copies now. As for Greater Gargadon itself, it's time to dig through your bulk and see if you can find some $10 bills.

Much Abrew About Nothing: Emerging Zombies (Standard)

Playing Pauper: Izzet Drake

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Is emerge the mechanic that can make Zombies playable in Standard? Let's see! Read more

Jake pilots Pauper's newest overpowered combo deck! Read more

This Week in Legacy: Playing Semi-Unfair and the Tribes of Legacy

Sphinx's Revelation #12: Odd, I See

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Sean looks at some semi-unfair strategies in Legacy and some of the tribal shenanigans the format has to offer! Read more

Try to beat Linsey in this week's Magic Puzzle! Read more

Against the Odds: Harmless Pact (Standard)

Vintage 101: Anything But Gush...

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Can we force our opponent into a deal with the devil with the help of a cute little kitten? It's Harmless Pact time! Read more

Islandswamp looks at a few successful non-Gush decks. Read more

Commander Clash S2 Episode 1: Eldritch Moon

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The series returns for Season 2 with our newest member: Tom from MTGRadio!Read more

Paint It Brown (Mono-Brown Eldrazi, Standard) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 081: Pro Tour Eldritch Moon, Limited Coverage

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Is going 100% colorless to take advantage of powerful utility lands a legitimate strategy in Standard? Read more

The crew discusses Pro Tour Eldritch Moon and limited coverage in general. Read more

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