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Weekly Update (Feb 23): Festival of the Gods Decklists

Magic Arena: Festival of the Gods—Standard Artisan

Looking for something to play in the Standard Artisan event on Magic Arena? Here's a few options!Read more

The Easiest Way to Sell Magic Cards? — Card Conduit Review

Is using Card Conduit an efficient way to sell Magic cards? We break it down with numbers.Read more

Budget Magic: $65 (20 tix) Blue Skies (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Can a fast, evasive clock backed by disruptive creatures and counters beat the top decks in Pioneer for only $65? Let's find out!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

Swarmyard Reap Gishath, Sun's Avatar

This week, our biggest winners comes from the world of Commander, with Swarmyard jumping 53% to $22. While figuring out the exact reason for a Commander card spiking can be tricky, one good guess is the recent Rat-focused Secret Lair drop driving interest in the tribe. If this is the case, it would suggests that Secret Lair drops have a surprising amount of power in the Magic market, and that keeping an eye on future casually-focused themes and buying cards that could support those themes is probably a good idea from a financial perspective. 

Meanwhile, Reap a random old Tempest rare that sees play in exactly 0% of Commander decks according to EDHRec went from near-bulk to almost $10 this week. The reason? It was featured in a Command Zone video where players talked about their favorite Commander cards. While Reap is potentially powerful at the right Commander table, it's potentially dead at others since it requires at least one opponent to be playing black to do anything. The Reap price spike reminds us of two things: first, the Commander community is one of the major drivers of card prices at the moment. Second, the Command Zone effect (cards that Command Zone features in their gameplay videos or podcast spike in price) is out in full force, making it important to keep up on the series. 

Lastly this week, we got some early artwork from Ikoria, which seems to suggests a plane filled with Beasts and possibly Dinosaurs. While this is just speculation, it might be worth picking up Commander-focused members of these tribes, with legendary Dinosaurs like Gishath, Sun's Avatar and Zacama, Primal Calamity having especially high upside if Dinosaurs make a return (since one of the biggest things holding back the tribe in Commander is the lack of tribe members). With all of the Commander-focused price spikes we've seen recently, getting the cards you might need early is a great way to save a few dollars.


2020 Challenger Decks: Rankings and Ratings

We've got the full lists for the 2020 Challenger Decks for Magic: the Gathering. Which deck is best? Let's break it down!Read more

Much Abrew: Divine Woe Stride Combo (Standard, Magic Arena)

Commander Sleepers: Mirage

How practical is it to gain infinite life with the combo of Divine Visitation, Woe Stride and Bishop of Wings in Theros: Beyond Death Standard? Let's see! Read more

What Mirage cards deserve a second look in Commander? Let's discuss! Read more

This Week in Legacy: Diving Into the Deep End

Against the Odds: Gallia's Discard Party (Standard, Magic Arena)

Joe Dyer covers how to dive into the deep end that is the Legacy format! Read more

What are the odds of winning with Gallia of the Endless Dance in Theros: Beyond Death Standard? Let's find out! Read more

Nuke Everything With Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded! | Budget Commander | $50, $100, $200

Pick up a huge beater, throw it at your opponents, then do it again until victory is achieved! Let Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded show you the way!Read more

Vintage 101: Breach of the Titans

Fish Five-0: Jeskai Blink (Standard, Magic Arena)

Joe Dyer talks about a titanic battle of the Gods with Underworld Breach Oath! Read more

"Don't blink or you might miss..." wait a minute, nevermind! Blink a lot. Blink all the things. Let's see if Jeskai Blink can steal some games! Read more

Commander Clash S7 E23: Anything Goes | Daxos vs. Golos vs. Karona vs. Thraximundar

The crew brings whatever they feel like playing this week for Anything Goes!Read more

The Fish Tank: Sweet Viewer-Submitted Decks (Feb. 16-22, 2020)

Podcast 264: World Championship, Secret Lair and Challenger Decks

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

The crew breaks down the World Championships, debates who is the greatest Magic player of all time, discusses two product announcements a... Read more

Modern Mayhem: Gruul Pwnza (Modern, Magic Online)

It's time to see if our Gruul Monsters deck with a few land destruction spells can get us some wins!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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