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Weekly Update (Feb 07): Top 10 Angels

Budget Magic: "Manaless" Affinity (Modern)

How many massive artifact creatures can we get in play on Turn 1 in Modern with a deck that has almost no mana? Let's see!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

Death Cloud Valki, God of Lies Underground Sea

This week, outside of the constant drip of Reserved List buyouts, most of the big finance news is attached to the release of Kaldheim. Death Cloud was on our biggest winners list last week, but this week it jumped another 200%, putting both the Darkteel and Modern Masters printing up at near $20 thanks to a lot of Commander players building around Tergrid, God of Fright where the X-spell is perhaps the best card in the entire deck. Meanwhile, the 10th Edition version of Elvish Champion was also bought out this week, spiking to nearly $20 thank to the printing of Lathril, Blade of the Elves, although if you're willing to play a white border version or even the original Invasion printing, you can still pick up copies for under $10. 

Meanwhile on Magic Online Valki, God of Lies has continued its climb and now sits at over $80. "Cascade into Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor" has quickly become the dominant Kaldheim strategy for Modern, to the point where there is already a conversation as to whether Wizards should change the rules to disallow the synergies, similar to how they changed the rules for split cards to keep people from cheating Beck // Call into play with Brain in a Jar. I'd be careful investing in Valki, God of Lies. While it's too early to say for sure what the future holds, it at least seems possible that something will change to keep the cascade trick from working, which would move the card from Modern staple to extreme fringe in the blink of an eye.

Finally in Reserved List land, a single Revised copy of Underground Sea is now close to $1,300, up from $500 six months ago and under $100 a decade ago. To put into context just how much the recent spat of Reserved List buyouts is impacting card prices, consider this: on January 1st, a complete set of Revised cost about $4,800. Today it is nearly $8,800, representing a nearly 100% increase in just over a month. If there's good news it's that most Legacy and Vintage is played on Magic Online these days, where the same Underground Sea will only set you back $11. If you're playing Commander, you always have the option to proxy a copy to complete your deck. 

Top 10 Angels in the History of Magic: the Gathering

Who doesn't love a good countdown? Inspired by some awesome Angels from Kaldheim today we're looking at the top 10 Angels in the history of MTG. [Insert clickbait like "#3 will blow your mind!!!"] Read more

This Week in Legacy: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Legacy

Single Scoop: GG's (Grixis Giants) (Standard, Magic Arena)

Joe Dyer continues the deep dive on the current issues within Legacy. Read more

TheAsianAvenger pilots some of the biggest threats in standard! That's right, its time for some Giants. Read more

Top 10 Kaldheim Cards for Historic

Seth and Crim break down their top 10 Kaldheim cards for the Historic format!Read more

Commander Review: Kaldheim | Part 1 | White, Blue, Black, Red

Commander Review: Kaldheim | Part 2 | Green, Multicolor, Colorless, Lands

Tomer covers the first half of the Kaldheim set with this Commander review! Read more

Tomer finishes his Commander review of Kaldheim with Part 2! Read more

Against the Odds: World Tree Nexus Combo (Standard)

Kaldheim is here, and we kick off our exploration of our new Standard format by trying to pull off the elusive but majestic combo of The World Tree and Maskwood Nexus, to put all the creatures in our deck on the battlefield at once!Read more

Top 10 Commander Cards from Kaldheim

Vintage 101: The Midrange Wars

Seth and Tomer count down their top 10 Commander cards from Kaldheim! Read more

Joe Dyer dives into the Midrange Wars of Vintage! Read more

Commander Clash Moment #4: Kaldra Worldslayer Punt

Single Scoop: Tricky Tricky (Standard, Magic Arena)

Tomer's ultimate goal is about to be achieved. Unfortunately he forgot something important. Read more

TheAsianAvenger asked for more counterspells in other colors and it looks like he got what he wanted! Read more

The Fish Tank: Kaldheim Edition (January 31–February 6, 2021)

Podcast 314: Kaldheim Better Than Expected?

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

The crew discusses the first week of Kaldheim Standard, Arena on mobile, Kaldheim limited and answers #MTGFishmail. Read more

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