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Weekly Update (Aug 27): Reserved List Buyouts

Budget Magic: $92 (21 tix) Vampires (Modern)

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Do Vampires have what it takes to compete in Modern with the help of some newly cheap lords from Commander 2017?Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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The big financial news this week is the release of Commander 2017 and the seemingly endless Reserve List buyouts.

I won't go too deep into the Reserve List buyouts because I just published an entire article on the topic. The TLDR is that essentially every rare Reserve List card from Arabian Nights to Legends has either been bought out, or will likely be bought out in the coming weeks. Rather than betting that certain cards are under priced, people are betting that all the early Reserve List cards are under priced thanks to the amazingly low supply of these sets. This leads to crazy things like $120 Pyramids and $40 copies of Cleansing. If there's a card you really want (or might in the future) that hasn't spiked yet, pick it up as soon as possible, otherwise the best thing to do is just wait out the insanity and see where the market settles before buying any of these cards.

As far as Commander, the biggest winner was Wanderwine Prophets, which jumped a massive 1500% to $17 as a one card infinite turns combo with Inalla, Archmage Ritualist. Meanwhile, Dragonlord Dromoka (up 152% to over $21) is a great upgrade for a Five-Color Dragons deck (especially in a counter-heavy meta), and Bloodline Keeper (up 26% to over $10) gives Vampires another powerful lord. Historically, Commander buyouts don't decrease in price nearly as fast or as much as supply-based Reserve List buyouts because there is real demand for the cards. While it's possible that some of these cards creep down a bit over the coming weeks, if you need a copy to upgrade your Commander 2017 deck, expect to pay more than you would have last week. There's a lot of organic demand from players upgrading their new precons to keep prices high.

Against the Odds: Grixis Gods (Standard)

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What are the odds of winning with a deck featuring all of the Hour of Devastation Gods? Let's see!Read more

Commander Review: Commander 2017 Part 2 (Green, Colorless, Multicolor, Lands)

This Week in Legacy: News from Japan

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We wrap up our review of Commander 2017! Bonus off topic rants! Read more

Sean runs through some new technology fresh out of Japan, as well as smaller tournaments and the recent Challenge. Read more

Vintage 101: A League of Our Own!

Budget Commander: $20 Feline Ferocity Upgrade

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Join Islandswamp as he talks about the new Vintage Leagues on Magic Online! Plus some sweet decks from the last Power Nine Challenge! Read more

We analyze each part of the Commander 2017 Cat precon and show the many ways to upgrade the list on a budget Read more

Commander Clash S3 Episode 21: Jank Tribal

Commander 2017 Review: Feline Ferocity (Cats)

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C17 Precon Tribal decks? Bah! Who needs 'em? We'll build our own Jank Tribal decks instead! Read more

Commander 2017 releases today, which means it's time for Tomer and Seth to break down the decks. First up, Feline Ferocity! Read more

Commander 2017 Review: Vampiric Bloodlust (Vampires)

Commander 2017 Review: Draconic Domination (Dragons)

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Commander 2017 released yesterday, so for the next few days Tomer and Seth are breaking down the set deck-by-deck. Today, Vampires! Read more

It's MTGC17 release weekend, so Seth and Tomer are breaking down all the new cards deck-by-deck. Up next: Dragons! Read more

Podcast 136: HASCON on Sale, Reserved List Buyouts

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The crew discusses GP Denver, HASCON tickets showing up on Groupon, and the latest round of Reserved List buyouts.Read more

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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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