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Weekly Update (Feb 17): Nexus of Fate Banned in BO1

MTG Arena: Nexus of Fate Banned

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Nexus of Fate is banned in Best of One on MTG Arena.Read more

Budget Magic: $89 (7 tix) Simic Merfolk (Standard, Magic Arena)

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Can some sweet new Ravnica Allegiance cards make Merfolk into a competitive tribe in Standard? Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

The Chain Veil Semblance Anvil Pteramander

This week, the biggest finance news is mostly speculative: we got a teaser trailer for War of the Spark that suggests the set is going to have a heavy theme of planeswalkers. Normally when a set has a popular casual theme, a lot of older cards that work with the theme spike during spoiler season. If you want to be ahead of the curve, the time to pick up your planeswalkers-matter cards is now. Cards like The Chain Veil, Doubling Season, and Contagion Engine are near the top of the list, along with various Oaths (Oath of Ajani, Oath of Teferi, and Oath of Gideon especially), Call the Gatewatch, Deploy the Gatewatch, and pretty much anything else that synergises with planeswalkers or legends. While it's possible the speculation is wrong, considering that many of these cards are quite cheap at the moment, if you think you might need them in the future the safest bet is to grab them now in case they spike once #MTGWAR spoilers start in a little over a month.

In Modern, the biggest winner was Semblance Anvil which jumped 330% to over $11. The reason for the spike? A new build of Eggs using Semblance Anvil to replace the now-banned Krark-Clan Ironworks managed to 5-0 on Magic Online this week. While it's possible the deck is real, it's too early to say for sure. If you have copies laying around it's probably best to sell or trade them away while the price is high—it should settle back down in the $5 range once the initial hype dies down unless the deck starts posting paper results.

Finally, Pteramander is on the rise after posting results across formats over the past couple of weeks. The uncommon was as low as $0.50 right after Ravnica Allegiance released and is now up to $2.50. If the Legacy and Modern results continue to pile up, it's possible that Pteramander climbs even higher and ends up being the Fatal Push of the set.

Much Abrew: Gruul Aggro (Standard, Magic Arena)

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After being hyped during spoiler season, Gruul hasn't made many waves in Standard. Just how good is the guild? Let's find out!Read more

Modern Mayhem: Izzet Wizards? (Modern, Magic Online)

Budget Arena: Simic Frillionaires (Standard, Magic Arena)

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Izzet Wizards or Izzet Not? TheAsianAvenger helps answer the age-old question. Read more

Come join TheAsianAvenger on Who Wants To Be A Frillionaire! Read more

Against the Odds: Divine Teysa (Standard, Magic Arena)

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What are the odds of winning with Teysa Karlov in Standard? Let's find out!Read more

Goldfish Gladiators: Temur Control (Standard, Magic Arena)

Vintage 101: I'm Still Standing

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Is untapping all of our lands with Wilderness Reclamation to make a bunch of birds with Murmuring Mystic a legit plan in Standard? Read more

Joe Dyer does his best Elton John impression with Landstill Control in addition to VSL Week 5! Read more

Fish Five-0: Gruul Aggro (Standard, Magic Arena)

Commander Clash S6 E1: Ravnica Allegiance Part 1! (Haunt vs. Nikya vs. Rakdos vs. Teysa)

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Gruul Smash! Gruul Smash! Gruul Smash! Read more

We're kicking off the new season by building around the new legendary creatures from Ravnica Allegiance! Read more

Gate Watch (Four-Color Gates, Standard) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 210: Modern Grand Prix and Commander Talk

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How good are Gates in Ravnica Allegiance Standard? Let's find out! Read more

The crew breaks down Grand Prix Toronto and spend a while discussing their thought on Commander before answering fishmail. 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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