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Weekly Update (Dec 17): Rivals of Ixalan Promotional Cards

Rivals of Ixalan Spoilers — December 11, 2017 | Promotional Cards

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Today we get a look at the promotional cards from Rivals of Ixalan.Read more

Budget Magic: $87 (36 tix) Mono-Green Monument (Standard)

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Can Rhonas's Monument make a mono-green stompy deck viable in Ixalan Standard? Let's find out!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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This week, the biggest finance news involves the new Mono-Blue Living End deck that has been putting up some results on Magic Online over the past week or two. The two key combo pieces, Living End and As Foretold, spiked, with As Foretold leading the way with an 80% increase to about $8. Normally the thing to do is sell into the hype, but with a Modern Pro Tour just around the corner in February, it might be smart to hold. If the deck manages to have a breakout performance on the big stage (which is admittedly a big "if"), prices could rise even more.

The other big news of the week is that Bazaar of Baghdad was bought out, more than doubling the price to over $2,200 a copy, which provides a reminder of the absurdity of the Reserved List. While only directly impacting a small number of players (would-be Vintage players, people building a powered cube, and maybe the most hardcore of Commander players), the fact that an uncommon costs as much as car is pretty unsettling.

Finally, we have some supplemental product news this week. The supply of Iconic Masters seems to be essentially infinite, with boxes selling for $140 and boosters still on the shelves at big box stores, so don't expect cards from the set to recover quickly, if at all. Meanwhile, the foil basic lands from Unstable are super expensive — from $50 to $90 depending on the specific land — because they are rarer than usual since there's only a single version rather than four versions like in a Standard-legal set. If you happen to open one, you shouldn't have any troubling getting a good price. If all else fails, buylists are paying well.

What Makes a Card Bannable in Standard?


What causes Wizards to ban cards in Standard, and does the current Energy deck meet the criteria? Let's discuss!Read more

Much Abrew: Freed from the Real Combo (Pauper)

Possibility Storm: Between-Season Special #1

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Is animating a land, making it tap for multiple mana, and going infinite with Freed from the Real a legit plan in Pauper? Let's see! Read more

Can you find the right line to survive the turn? Read more

Against the Odds: Descent into Madness (Modern)

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What are the odds of winning with a deck build around Descent into Madness in Modern? Let's find out!Read more

This Week in Legacy: Eternal Party 2017

Rough Drafts: Vintage Masters

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Sean run's through one of Japan's big end-of-year events - Eternal Party 2017! Read more

Vintage Masters is back along with a chance to open original-border Power Nine cards. Let's have some fun and (maybe) open a Black Lotus! Read more

Vintage 101: Any Given Saturday

Brewer's Minute: The Sad Story of Troll Worship

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Take a look at five of the top decks from the latest Magic Online Vintage Challenge with Islandswamp! Read more

What do you do when one of your favorite decks suddenly can't win a game? Let's break it down, using Troll Worship as an example! Read more

Commander Clash S4 Episode 10: C17 Upgraded! (Edgar Markov vs Inalla vs Arahbo vs The Ur-Dragon)

Alexa, Play Magic (Living As Foretold, Modern) – Stream Highlights

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The crew is back playing the C17 precons, this time with $20 USD worth of upgrades! Read more

Can Living End work in a counterspell heavy mono-blue shell? 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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