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Weekly Update (Dec 23): Ravnica Allegiance Guild Mechanics

Ravnica Allegiance Spoilers

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This week we got a sneak peak at the upcoming Ravnica Allegiance, with each of the guilds having their new mechanics revealed. Check out Spectacle, Afterlife, Adapt, Riot, and Addendum. Official preview season starts January 2. Check out the Ravnica Allegiance spoilers at, and check out the important highlights of the set from SaffronOlive:

Budget Magic: $57 (8 tix) Goblin Storm (Modern, Magic Online)

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Can we go infinite on Turn 3 with Skirk Prospector and Fecundity for just $50-ish? Let's find out with some Goblin Storm!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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This week in Standard most of the big finance news is related to our early Ravnica Allegiance spoilers. Hadana's Climb more than double in price with the revelation that the Simic mechanic would be the monstrous-like adapt which involves putting counters on creatures. Pelt Collector followed close behind, up 92% to $4. Meanwhile, Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca started to creep up as well based on the spoiling of the new legendary Merfolk Zegana, Utopian Speaker. Expect more big swings when preview season officially begins on January 2nd. If you need cards from guilds coming in Ravnica Allegiance, it might be worth picking them up now to avoid future spikes.

Meanwhile in Modern the biggest winner of the week is Worldspine Wurm which jumped 43% to over $11. The primary home for the Wurm is Grishoalbrand, which happened to have two of its most expensive cards reprinted in Ultimate Masters (Through the Breach and Goryo's Vengeance), making the deck much more accessible. As a result of the decks new, cheaper price it seems like quite a few players are buying in, increasing the demand (and price) of Worldspine Wurm.

Finally, in the world of Magic Online, prices have stopped declining, but in general cards are still super cheap. A lot of decks we've played on Budget Magic in the past that were $30 or $40 when we first played them are now $15 or $20, with some as low as $4 or $5. As a result, it's never been cheaper to play formats like Modern. Even if Magic Arena eventually leads to the end of Magic Online, it's hard to go wrong at current prices where you can buy entire budget decks for the price of a cup of coffee.

Just Be Honest With Us, Magic Arena

Much Abrew: Fist of Suns (Modern, Magic Online)

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The future is bright for Arena, but why is there so much turmoil? Read more

Is janking people out with huge creatures and planeswalkers with the help of Fist of Suns a legit plan for Modern? Let's see! Read more

Free-To-Play Fish: Budget Stompy (Standard, Magic Arena)

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Season 2 of Free-To-Play Fish has returned with TheAsianAvenger! See how we can move closer to more competitive decks Read more

Rough Drafts: Ultimate Masters

Vintage 101: Survivor - Amonkhet Edition

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Ultimate Masters is online. Let's jump into a draft and see what we can build! Read more

Joe Dyer embarks on a new venture - hosting a reality series about Hollow One and Vengevine! Read more

Against the Odds: Mardu High Priest Humans (Modern, Magic Online)

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What are the odds of winning with a deck built around High Priest of Penance in Modern? Let's find out!Read more

Name Game: Dirty Kitty

Come Little Children, I'll Take Thee Away...

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Why would a Magic deck end up being named Dirty Kitty? The story is actually pretty interesting! Read more

Joe Dyer talks about Brandon Sanderson's venture in Children of the Nameless! Read more

Fish Five-0: Mono-Red Midrange

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Time to find out if Big Red has returned with TheAsianAvenger ! Read more

Commander Clash S5 E24: Holiday Gift Exchange! (Gitrog Monster vs. Niv-Mizzet vs. Sharuum vs. Ludevic & Sidar)

Podcast 202: Ravnica Allegiance Spoilers & Arena Changes

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The crew celebrates the holidays with a deck gift exchange! Read more

Crim joins Seth and Richard to break down some surprisingly early Ravnica Allegiance spoilers and discuss recent changes to Magic Arena. 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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