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Weekly Update (Dec 25): Tezzeret, Aether Revolt Inventions

Aether Revolt Spoilers

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Aether Revolt pre-spoilers continue, with the new Tezzeret and 22 of 24 Aether Revolt Inventions revealed. Be sure to check out the latest Aether Revolt spoilers at

Budget Magic: $87 (34 tix) Standard Gearhulk Stompy

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Want to get aggressive in Standard to get in underneath Ishkanah and Aetherworks Marvel? How about Mono-Green Gearhulk Stompy?Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

Ornithopter Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Kaladesh Booster

Happy Holidays everyone! This week has actually been pretty quite on the finance front, but we did get some big news yesterday with the spoiling of all the Aether Revolt Inventions. The group looks solid, but seems to lack some of the high-end staples (like Sol Ring, Mana Vault and Mana Crypt) that we saw in Kaladesh. The "chase" cards seem to be Ensnaring Bridge and Engineered Explosives, which are fine choices, but will probably have a difficult time maintaining the $125+ we've seen from the best Kaladesh Inventions. This has been a trend with the Masterpiece Series so far—the first set of the block has all the best options, while the second set gets a handful of semi-good cards and things like Ornithopter. As such, it might be best to temper expectations for super high end Masterpiece Series card in future second sets.

As for older cards, one of the big winners of the week is Jace, Vryn's Prodigy, which is up to $35 after being about $20 only a couple of weeks ago. As far as I can tell, this movement is almost certainly based on Frontier where the flipwalker is the single most played card in the format. This makes me want to pick up potential Frontier staples soon. Many of the important card in the format are at post-rotation lows with nowhere to go but up if the format takes off.

Finally, on Magic Online Kaladesh booster are super cheap, at about 2.3 tix each. As a result, they are a tempting buy at the moment. On Magic Online, the two major influences on booster prices are draft formats (which pull boosters out of the system) and prize payout (which put boosters into the system). Right now, all boosters given out on prizes are Kaladesh boosters, while Kaladesh is also the main draft format. Unfortunately, with the addition of boosters to Treasure Chests, the supply is outweighing the demand and bringing down the price. In another month things will change. People will still need to "spend" two Kaladesh booster to draft after Aether Revolt comes out, but prizes will change over to all Aether Revolt boosters, meaning that the supply of Kaladesh booster should start to dry up and the prices should start to rise.

Much Abrew: CoCo Walls (Modern)

How Frontier Can Succeed in the Long Term

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Collected Company, endless Walls, Wild Pair, and Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. What more could you want from a Modern deck? Read more

Frontier is all the rage today, but what needs to happen to make the format viable and able to achieve its goals in the long term? Read more

This Week in Legacy: SCG Players' Championship

Playing Pauper: Mono White Tokens

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Sean runs through the SCG Players' Championship Legacy deck lists, and runs through some other interesting lists from throughout the week. Read more

This deck swarms the board with tokens then attacks for the win with a cheap pump spell Read more

[SALE] Arena of the Planeswalker: Shadows over Innistrad for $9

Against the Odds: Primal Door (Modern)

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Arena of the Planeswalker: Shadows over Innistrad is $9 on! Read more

Is it possible to win (by making the opponent lose) in Modern with Door to Nothingness? We're about to find out! Read more

Vintage 101: Season's Gleemox!

Brewer's Minute: Oath of Ajani

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Islandswamp talks about a card that's better than Mox Opal, the new Tezzeret, and Vintage Merfolk! Read more

Does Oath of Ajani have a place in Standard? If it does, where does it fit? Let's discuss! Read more

Commander Clash S2 Episode 20: Secret Santa


The crew celebrates the holidays with a secret santa!Read more

Gearhulkamania (Mardu Reanimator, Standard) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 100: Memory Lane, Tezzeret, Art Game

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What's better than a turn six Combustible Gearhulk or Noxious Gearhulk? How about a turn four Gearhulk! Read more

The crew celebrates episode 100 with a trip down memory lane, analysis on Tezzeret, and battle it out in the Magic Art Game. 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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