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Weekly Update (Dec 27): KHM Legendary Squirrel



New Squirrel Commander! | Toski, Bearer of Secrets | Color Pie Break?


Tomer is nutty about card draw, so he obviously loves this sweet new commander! Let's break it down!Read more


Budget Magic: Izzet Rielle | 3 Mythics / 10 Rares | (Standard)


What's better than drawing a bunch of cards with Rielle, the Everwise? Throwing a massive Rielle at our opponent's face with Kazuul's Fury!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


Lovisa Coldeyes Winter's Night Nut Collector

This week is apparently Kaldheim week in the world of Magic finance. While spoiler season doesn't officially start until January 7, we did get a handful of early previews this week which are already moving the market. One of the most exciting cards we've seen so far is Magda, Brazen Outlaw, leading a handful of buyouts based mostly on its creature types. Lovisa Coldeyes nearly tripled from near bulk to $5 as the best commander for Berserker Tribal. Meanwhile, both Dwarven Bloodboiler and Dwarven Recruiter jumped hundreds of% (Dwarven Bloodboiler from bulk to $9 and Dwarven Recruiter from under $2 to $8) as some of the best Dwarves to play in a Magda, Brazen Outlaw deck. While I'm not convinced that the best way to play Magda, Brazen Outlaw is in Dwarf Tribal, considering the most powerful aspect of the new legend is being able to sacrifice Treasures to tutor Dragons or artifacts directly to the battlefield, people are going to give Dwarves a try. This said, both cards are likely to trend back down. Dwarven Recruiter was already bought out once back when Kaladesh brought Dwarf Tribal support and Depala, Pilot Exemplar, and has spent the last three years slowly but steadily dropping in price until Magda, Brazen Outlaw came along. The same thing is likely to happen this time.

While a lot of cards get bought out during spoiler season, not all of these specs end up working out. Take, for example, Winter's Night. The snow mana doubling enchantment jumped from nearly bulk to $14 this week, most likely based on a blurry leak of Ranar the Ever-Watchful which seemed to have a snow mana symbol. Toss in a lot of snowy art from Kaldehim and many people were convinced that snow was returning to Standard, which would also give the archetype more support in formats like Commander. However, Wizards officially previewed Ranar the Ever-Watchful on Thursday and not only does Ranar not have a snow mana symbol, but Wizards also confirmed that snow mana is not in Kaldheim at all. This means that the Winter's Night buyout was much ado about nothing. The drawback is that even though Winter's Night isn't any more playable than it was a week or two ago, it's going to take months or maybe even years before the price drops to anywhere near its pre-buyout price. If you have copies and can find anyone to buy them at the current inflated price, go for it; there's no place for Winter's Night to go but down.

Finally, keep an eye on Squirrels. Mark Rosewater confirmed in his Kaldheim teaser blog post that we'd be getting our first every black-border Squirrel legend in the set. Magic players have an irrational love of the Squirrel tribe, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Squirrels follow Cats and Dogs and end up a very popular Commander tribe. If you're thinking about building Squirrels, my advice would be to pick up the old Squirrels and Squirrel support cards that you'll need now. Once the legendary Squirrel is officially previewed, buyouts and price increases are likely. 


MTG Muddstah Visits The Fishbowl | Crimmander


Andrew talks about his five favorite Magic cards!Read more

Single Scoop: Angels of Crimsmas (Historic, Magic Arena)

This Week in Legacy: The 2020 Legacy Mailbag

TheAsianAvenger attempts to spread holiday cheer through the Historic queues with a Holiday themed Historic deck. Read more

Joe Dyer gets into the mailbag for the end of 2020! Read more

The Most UNDERRATED Jund Commander | Gyrus, Waker of Corpses | $100 | Stream Highlight

Crim Plays Arena Cube!

Aggro Reanimator deserves more love! Read more

Crim doesn't normally play limited but when he does, it's Cube! Follow TheAsianAvenger as he drafts a deck and takes it through a cube league! Read more


Against the Odds: Hive Mind (Modern)


What shenanigans can Hive Mind enable in Modern? What are the odds of winning with the six-mana enchantment? Let's find out!Read more

Vintage 101: The 2020 Vintage Mailbag

Much Abrew: Modern Mono-White Devotion

Joe Dyer dives into the mailbag for Vintage to wrap up 2020! Read more

Does Mastery of the Unseen have a place in Modern backed by a bunch of white mana symbols and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx? Read more


Commander Clash S9 E24: Secret Santa | Blim vs. Brigid vs. Eligeth & Kydele vs. Morophon


Each of us have secretly built a sweet deck for another member of the crew to enjoy!Read more

The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User Decks (December 20-26, 2020)

Podcast 308: No Snow in Kaldheim?

What sweet decks did viewers submit this week? Let's see! Read more

The crew discusses early Kaldheim spoilers and answers #MTGFishmail! Read more


Meme or Dream? "How Many Different 6+ Drops Can I Fit in My Emergent Ultimatum Deck?" (Standard)


18 one-ofs? 21 cards that cost six or more mana? Demon of Loathing? Titanoth Rex? Void Beckoner? It must be time for another episode of Meme or Dream?!Read more


Instant Deck Techs


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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