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Weekly Update (Dec 18): Oath of Ajani, Incendiary Flow Promo

Aether Revolt Spoilers


One lone Aether Revolt spoiler this week: Planeswalker ramp or token pump? How about both? Oath of Ajani was making waves on the internet this week. Be sure to check out the latest Aether Revolt spoilers at

March FNM Promo: Incendiary Flow

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Incendiary Flow is the FNM promo for March.Read more

Budget Magic: $91 (31 tix) Modern UR Summonings

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We've played Metallurgic Summonings, but it's Modern where the enchantment's power truly shines. Let's make some 20/20s for two mana!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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Let's start with the biggest and perhaps scariest finance news of the week: it seems like Frontier is starting to have an impact on card prices. This week, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy—the most played creature in Frontier, and second most played card over all behind Lightning Strike—increased 17% and is creeping back towards $30. While there's a chance that this movement is unrelated to Frontier, considering the price of the mythic is down on Magic Online (which doesn't support Frontier), Frontier seems like the easiest explanation. We've also seen a slight uptick from Collected Company, Anafenza, the Foremost, and even Siege Rhino, all among the top cards in the format. For now, I'm taking a wait and see attitude. But if this trend continues, it may be wise to get your Frontier staples soon if you are interested in playing the format.

In older formats, first we have Spike Feeder, which doubled in price to about $15. It's a Commander staple and combos with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, who has been responsible for a lot price increases recently. Second, we have Urza's Miter (a Reserved List card), which is almost laughably bad, but this didn't stop the Antiquities rare from increasing 1500% on the week from $3 to $50. At this point, there really isn't much to learn from random Reserved List buyouts, but the Spike Feeder spike does provide a reminder to get your Commander upgrades fast when the decks are released in 2017.

Finally, a quick reminder to dig through your bulk: Sudden Shock, a bulk common until a week or so ago, is currently pushing $2 as an efficient answer to all of the pump spell decks in Modern. While the split second mechanic means it's unlikely to return to Standard anytime soon, it could easily show up in a Masters set or another supplemental product (although it was already reprinted once in Modern Masters). As such, if you're not using your copies to fight Infect, you might as well cash them out. If you find a few hiding in your bulk, you might be able to pay for your next draft!

An Early Look at Aether Revolt

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Thanks to Wizards' leakiness, we have some sweet Aether Revolt cards to talk about! Where do they fit in Standard and Modern? Let's discuss!Read more

Much Abrew: Esper Erayo (Modern)

This Week in Legacy: December Legacy Challenge and Aether Revolt

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Is Erayo, Soratami Ascendant playable in Modern, backed up by free spells, Monastery Mentor, and Dark Confidant? Let's see! Read more

Sean goes through the recent Magic Online Legacy Challenge and has a look at Aether Revolt! Read more

Against the Odds: Saheelia (Modern)

Vintage 101: Emrakul FTW

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Is going infinite with Saheeli Rai and Sun Titan a realistic plan in Modern? We're about to find out! Read more

Islandswamp debuts his latest brew: Golden Gun Gush Oath! Read more

This or That Magic: Beards or Hats?

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This week, we are celebrating winter with an age-old face-warming question: should you wear a beard or hat? Let's see!Read more

Brewer's Minute: Modern Sideboarding

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Building a sideboard in Modern is a lot different than in Standard. Here are some things to consider! Read more

CON2 commanders plus the C16 precon deck, Breed Lethality! Read more

The Summoning (UB Metallurgic, Standard) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 099: More Aether Revolt, Bob Bolas, Atlazan

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Does UB Metallugric Summonings have what it takes to compete in Standard? Read more

The crew discuss six more spoilers, Richard unveils his Bob Bolas theory, and everyone speculates on Atlazan. 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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