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Weekly Update (Feb 25): Challenger Decks Revealed!

Challenger Deck Lists

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The new Challenger Decks are here and they're absurd!Read more

Budget Magic: $64 (34 tix) Sunbird's Bounty (Standard)

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Can we break Brass's Bounty in an ultra-budget shell with the help of Sunbird's Invocation? Let's find out!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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Overall this was a fairly quiet week in the finance world, but all of this will change tomorrow when spoilers officially begin for Masters 25. The set, much like Iconic Masters, will be distributed in big box stores like Walmart and Target (along with local game stores), and it's likely a lot of it will be opened as players chase after the newly unbanned Jace, the Mind Sculptor. This means we should see a huge impact on prices, especially for Commander, Legacy, and fringe Modern cards. If you want to play it safe, it's probably best to sell cards that are likely to be reprinted before they are officially previewed over the next couple of weeks.

One card in particular to look out for is Liliana of the Veil. The planeswalker was down near $60 a year ago after Modern Masters 2017, but is now up to $110. If Liliana of the Veil isn't reprinted in Masters 25, the price could continue to climb since a reprint would be unlikely before the next Masters set.

Meanwhile, the general trend line for Pauper is still up. This week the format had fourteen cards that increased in value by at least 10% (and many in the 50% range) and zero cards that lost more than 10% of their value. While it's still possible that interest in the format fades eventually, it's also just as possible the format continues to legitimize itself in the paper world. While Wizards will reprint Pauper cards eventually, it will probably be another year until these reprints really start to trickle into products. As such, if you are interested in the format over the short term, it might be wise to pick up a deck now while prices are still reasonable.

Much Abrew: Turbo Lands (Modern)

Deck Evolutions: Hollow One (Modern)

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Does the unbanning of Jace, the Mind Sculptor in Modern make Turbo Lands a legitimate possibility for the format? Let's find out! Read more

How did Hollow One go from unplayed in Modern to the namesake card of a Pro Tour Top 8 deck in a few months? Let's break it down! Read more

Possibility Storm: Rivals of Ixalan #4

Playing Pauper: Mono-White Heroic

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Can you find the right line to win this turn? Read more

Mono-White Heroic is the new hotness in Pauper, but just how competitive is the deck? Let's find out! Read more

Against the Odds: Jace Tribal (Modern)

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How many Jaces are too many in Modern? Let's find out!Read more

Brewer's Minute: Individual Card Evaluations—Dire Fleet Poisoner vs. Gifted Aetherborn

This Week in Legacy: Deck Evolutions

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How do you know which specific cards are right for your deck? Let's discuss the process. Read more

This week Sean looks at how Maverick, Aluren, and 4c Control have been evolving in the recent metagame. Along with other spice, as always. Read more

Commander Clash S4 Episode 18: Random Card Week! (Cromat vs Jhoira vs. Mirri vs. Riku)

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The crew are given a random card to build an entire deck around!Read more

Much Abrew: RB Goblins (Modern)

Unbanned (Temur Moon, Modern) – Stream Highlights

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Can an Aether Vial-fueled, lord-heavy version of Goblins compete in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

Can the unbanning of Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Bloodbraid Elf make Temur the new best wedge in Modern? Read more

Podcast 160: Great Designer Search Three: Multiple Choice Questions (Part 2)

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Richard and Seth finish going through the multiple choice questions from the Great Designer Search!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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