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Weekly Update (Feb 12): Post Pro Tour Standard, Frontier Battles

Budget Magic: $98 (38 tix) Infinite Bantharmonicon (Standard)

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How many ways can you go infinite in Standard in the same deck? We're about to fight it out with Infinite Bantharmonicon!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

Tezzeret the Schemer Chalice of the Void Snapcaster Mage

After the Pro Tour Aether Revolt price spikes of last week, this week in finance has been pretty quiet. The biggest winners of the week in Standard, Spire of Industry and Scrapheap Scrounger, only increased by 10–15%. As expected, some of the cards that were hyped heading into the Pro Tour but failed to perform started to come back down to earth, highlighted by Tezzeret the Schemer (down 13% to just over $10) and Inspiring Statuary (down 26% to $2.50).

In Modern, the biggest gainer of the week was Chalice of the Void, which increased about 50% (depending on the printing) to between $65 and $69. The reason for the spike is two-fold. First, Chalice of the Void is a great answer to the Puresteel Paladin / Sram, Senior Edificer deck which is still getting a lot of hype. Second, Eldrazi Tron is climbing up the format rankings (currently the 7th most played deck in the format), which gives the artifact a four-of main deck home in Modern. The big question mark here is Modern Masters 2017. If Chalice of the Void gets another reprinting, it will lose a ton of value, which means the safest play is to sell into the spike. But, if it dodges a reprinting, it wouldn't be surprising for the price to stick.

Finally, two quick reminders. First, we are closing in on just a couple weeks to go until Modern Masters 2017 spoilers start, so if you have extra copies of reprintable cards (like Snapcaster Mage and Liliana of the Veil) that you are thinking of selling, the time is now. Once the cards are spoiled, it will be too late to get full value. Second, while Standard looks fairly calm at the moment, remember that we have the first of the new post Pro Tour Banned and Restricted announcements in a month. While no changes is probably the most likely outcome, if we continue to see top eights overloaded with GB Delirium/Constrictor and Mardu Vehicles, it's not impossible that something else gets the ban hammer. This announcement is especially important because it will set the baseline for what we should expect moving forward with accelerated Banned and Restricted announcement schedule.

Pro Tour Aether Revolt: By The Numbers

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Which decks and cards were winners and which were losers at Pro Tour Aether Revolt? Let's break it down by the numbers!Read more

This Week in Legacy: January 2017 Statistics and Dark Tempo Thresh

Playtest! Aether Revolt Planeswalker Decks!

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Sean looks at the stats forJanuary 2017, and then takes a deep dive into BUG Delver variants and his new favourite Delver deck! Read more

How do the new Aether Revolt Planeswalker decks play? Richard and Seth battle some games on Magic Online to see! Read more

Against the Odds: Indomitable Creativity (Standard)

Vintage 101: Leovold, the Sultan of Sultai

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What are the odds of winning with Indomitable Creativity in Aether Revolt Standard? We're about to find out! Read more

Can Leovold and his Sultai decks take over Vintage? Read more

This Deck is... Revolting? (Four-Color Revolt, Standard) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 107: Pro Tour Aether Revolt Decks, Coverage, and the Judge Call

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Today's deck can put so much power on the battlefield on turn two (twelve to be exact), some might say it's... revolting. Read more

The crew discusses all of the big news from Pro Tour Aether Revolt, including the new metagame, coverage, and the controversial judge call. 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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