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Weekly Update (Dec 13): Commander Clash with Gavin Verhey

Commander Clash S9 E22: Commander Legends with Gavin! | Obeka vs. Nevinyrral vs. Hans vs. Wyleth

Gavin Verhey, Lead Vision and Architect of Commander Legends, joins us this week to play with and chat about the new set!Read more

Budget Magic: Temur Tatyova (Modern)

Can Tatyova, Benthic Druid make the jump from Commander tables to Modern, powering a landfall-based, card draw heavy ramp deck with some Plant-astic finishers?Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

Radiant, Archangel Stitch in Time Lotus Field

This week, most of our biggest winners are once again tied to the Commander format and more specifically Commander Legends in one way or another. Leading the way is Radiant, Archangel. Just a few months ago, the Reserved List rare was $5; now after multiple buyouts, it's $50. This huge price increase goes to show just how little it takes for older Commander cards to shoot up in price. There are currently more than 200,000 Commander decks on EDHRec that could play Radiant, Archangel, but just 288 decks actually play Radiant, Archangel. So why the buyout? As far as I can tell people want to play Radiant, Archangel for flavor purposes in Radiant, Serra Archangel decks. If you own any cards that happen to be on the Reserved List, hold onto them. It's often just a matter of time until even the least playable Reserved List cards end up getting bought out and shooting up in price, and doubly so today with Wizards newfound focus on Commander.

Along the same lines, Stitch in Time increased another 28% on the week to just under $10 after being essentially a bulk rare pre-Commander Legends. The printing of Krark, the Thumbless has increased interest in coin flipping decks in the Commander format and along with it the demand for Stitch in Time. If you need a copy, it's worth keeping in mind that Stitch in Time was reprinted in the Izzet Guilds of Ravnica Guild Kits, which sold in the $12 range. The big question is whether your LGS still has Guild Kits in stock; Guilds of Ravnica is a couple of years old now supply has dried up in many places. If you do find a copy, you might be able to get not only a Stitch in Time, but a bunch of other cards as a bonus for the same price as a Stitch in Time on the secondary market.

Finally on Magic Online, both Lotus Field and Tale's End spiked in price this week thanks to a unique Jeskai Control deck from MTGO user aspiringspike that went 5-0 in a Modern league. This lead to Lotus Field tripling in price from under 2 tix to over 6 tix and Tale's End doubling from 1.5 tix to 3 tix. Meanwhile, the paper versions of both cards remain unchanged. While Magic Online price movement doesn't always foreshadow paper price movement, it is worth keeping both cards in mind. If the deck continues to perform and we eventually get the return of paper tournaments, they could have long-term potential. At the very least you might as well hold on to your copies just in case.

The Best White Land You Aren't Running | Commander Quickie

This card? Really? Tomer explains why it's way better than you'd think in White decks!Read more

Single Scoop: A Pirate's Life (Historic, Magic Arena)

This Week in Legacy: Top 10 Legacy Decks of 2020

Y'harrrrg. It's time to set sail! Let's see if Historic Pirates have what it takes to steal some wins! Read more

Joe Dyer wraps up the Top 10 Legacy decks of 2020! Read more

How Much Would It Cost to Buy One of Every Magic: the Gathering Card Printed in 2020?

The year 2020 has record-breaking for Magic, with more products and card versions than ever before. How much would it cost to own it all? Let's find out!Read more

Against the Odds: Offspring's Revenge (Modern)

Vintage 101: The 2020 Vintage Recap

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

Joe Dyer takes a look back at Vintage in 2020! Read more

Historic 101: Holiday Office Party

Much Abrew: Izzet Nabanamonicon (Modern)

It's that time of the year again so let's throw a Company party! Read more

Does the printing of Sea Gate Stormcaller mean it's finally time for the Wizards-only Panharmonicon Naban, Dean of Iteration to shine in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

Unlocking Hedron Archive's Maximum Potential | Kozilek, the Great Distortion | Commander Abridged Gameplay

Here's your Hedron Archive deck. You jackals. You fiends.Read more

Single Scoop: Dragons of Historic (Historic, Magic Arena)

The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User Decks (December 6-12, 2020)

Rwarrrrrr. This week I'm taking a tribe of Dragons to the world of Historic. TheAsianAvenger's love for dragons in Commander has led to a Historic version of the firebreathing tribe! Read more

What sweet decks did users submit this week? Let's find out! Read more

Meme or Dream? Mono-Blue Mill (Historic)

Podcast 306: Did You Know a Pro Tour Just Happened? Esports!

We haven't had the best experiences with mono-blue mill decks in the past, but the Historic version can't possibly be as bad as Modern Mono-Blue Mill, or can it? Read more

The crew discusses the Zendikar Rising Championship, upcoming Secret Lair drops, a bit of Kaldheim news and answers #MTGFishmail. Read more

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