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Weekly Update (Aug 26): Ridge Wallet Modern Masters 2015 Giveaway



Ridge Wallet + Modern Masters 2015 Giveaway


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Win a Ridge Wallet and Modern Masters 2015 Booster Box!Read more


Budget Magic: $99 (24 tix) Mono-Black Zombies (Modern)


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Can some new M19 additions and reprints make budget Zombies compete in Modern? Let's find out!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


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This week the finance world was fairly quiet as everyone waits for Guilds of Ravnica spoilers and rotation. In Standard, the major theme was cards from Core Set 2019 and rotating mythics like Liliana, Death's Majesty and The Scarab God dropping in price while Ixalan and Dominaria mythics—which could be in line for an increase in play after rotation—ticking up slightly. While it's hard to say with certainty which cards will break out after rotation, in general, it's a good plan to pick up the cards you think you might need now because once they start posting post-rotation results, prices can increase quickly.

Meanwhile Commander 2018 is still moving prices in casual formats. Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni jumped 46% to about $6.50, presumably based on hype for the Ninja tribe thanks to Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow. The original creature-type switcher Conspiracy increased 27% to $9.50. Even considering these price increases, things have slowed down considerably on the Commander 2018 front and will be even slower starting next week as the focus shifts to Guilds of Ravnica.

Finally, in Modern we saw Privileged Position increase 11% on the week to over $23 based on a new build of Worship decks that looks to use Privileged Position as a way to protect Worship and strengthen the lock. Whether the deck is real or its finish was a fluke remains to be seen; right now it has a single finish in a Modern Challenge on Magic Online. But with Collective Brutality on a bit of a downswing, the time might be right for Worship (and apparently Privileged Position) to shine in the format.


The Fake Card Problem


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With prices on the rise, counterfeiting Magic cards has developed into its own subculture.Read more

Much Abrew: Traxos's Unsealing (Standard)

Pauper Spellbook: Lightning Bolt

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Can the combo of Traxos and Sarkhan's Unsealing work in Standard? Let's find out! Read more

Lightning Bolt is one of the most iconic and powerful Magic cards of all time. But how does this classic Burn spell fair in the realm of Pauper? Let's explore! Read more

Goldfish Gladiators: UB Artifacts (Arena Singleton)

Against the Odds: Clever Superfriends (Modern)

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Singleton is back on Magic Arena! Can a combo of artifact synergies, Karn, and Tezzerets lead us to seven wins? Read more

What are the odds of winning with Mirror Gallery in Modern? Let's find out! Read more


Commander Clash S5 E7: Double Tribal! (Karador vs. Purphoros vs. Riku vs. Sliver Overlord)


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The crew builds decks around not just one but two tribes!Read more

Caw, Caw, Caw (Caw Blade, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 185: Fake Cards, B&R and the Great Chalice Debate

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Can Caw Blade port over to Modern? Read more

Seth and Richard discuss fake cards, a boring B&R announcement and whether casting cards into Chalice of the Void is cheating. 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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