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Weekly Update (Feb 3): Thirty Casual Decks for Ravnica Allegiance under $20

Budget Magic: Four-Color Gates (Standard, Magic Online)

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Do the new Guildgate payoffs make a gate tribal deck possible in Ravnica Allegiance Standard? Let's find out!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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This week Ravnica Allegiance Standard has been fairly quiet on the finance front. While most of the cards from Ravnica Allegiance are trending down, there are a few cards on the rise as they cement themselves as staples of the new format. The two biggest winners of the week are Hydroid Krasis, which is everywhere in Standard at the moment and up to $35, and Seraph of the Scales which jumped 22% to just under $10 after showing up in Esper Midrange/Tempo, one of the hottest week one decks in Standard. While the first weeks of Standard are exciting, the true test will be the Pro Tour in a couple of weeks, which should set the metagame moving forward.

In older formats, we had a couple of strange buyouts this week. Perhaps the oddest was Marble Titan (up 388% to just under $9). Apparently, the card is good in Arcades, the Strategist Commander decks as a way to slow down opponents that doesn't hurt your powerless creatures. Meanwhile, Athreos, God of Passage nearly doubled up to $35, although the reason isn't entirely clear. While all of the Gods are at least somewhat popular in Commander, they don't really see meaningful tournament play in other formats. Expect both to trend back down as the initial buyout hype wears off.

Finally, it's time to check in on Ravnica Allegiance as a whole. On the week the set dropped roughly 12% in value despite a few chase cards increasing. While the expected value of the set isn't horrible, it's no longer massively positive as it was when we first calculated it a couple of weeks ago. Expect it to continue to decline over the next month or so. As such, if you haven't already picked up the card you need from the set, you're better off waiting for Magic Online redemption to come online in a few weeks and for prices to hit their floor.

Thirty Casual Decks under $20 for Magic: the Gathering Ravnica Allegiance

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More than 30 fun Magic: the Gathering decks for under $20 perfect for casual play at home or on Magic Arena in Ravnica Allegiance Standard.Read more

Much Abrew: Vannifar Pod (Modern, Magic Online)

Modern Mayhem: Living Dominance (Modern, Magic Online)

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Can Prime Speaker Vannifar make a Birthing Pod–style combo deck work in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

Electrodominance has found it's way into a Modern deck already. Let's see if Living Dominance is able to keep up with Modern! Read more

Timestream Magic: Selesnya Slide vs. Skullclamp Affinity

Sorry We... Don't Know What Pauper Means

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Can Astral Slide stop Skullclamp Affinity?? Find out as SaffronOlive and TheAsianAvenger turn back the clocks in standard! Read more

Pauper's going to be a real competitive Magic format. Great! What exactly is Pauper? No one seems to know... Read more

Budget Arena: Guildgates (Standard, Magic Arena)

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Are guildgates better this time around in Ravnica? Come find out as TheAsianAvenger takes a budget version of the deck into the queue!Read more

Lessons from the Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease

Against the Odds: Persistent Petitioners (Standard, Magic Online)

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Lessons from playing in two Ravnica Allegiance prereleases Read more

How much persistence does it take to win with Persistent Petitioners in Ravnica Allegiance Standard? Let's find out! Read more

Goldfish Gladiators: Temur Vannifar (Standard, Magic Arena)

Vintage 101: Aces High!

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What does splashing into red add to a Prime Speaker Vannifar deck? Let's find out! Read more

Joe Dyer deals in a little Two-Card Monte, as well as delving into VSL S9 Week 3! Read more

Fish Five-0: Rakdos Midrange (Standard, Magic Arena)

Brewer's Minute: 10 Ravnica Allegiance Combos for Modern

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Is this Rakdos Midrange deck the truth? Come find out as you don't want to miss out on this Rakdos Spectacle! Read more

What spicy new combos does Ravnica Allegiance enable in Modern? Let's discuss! Read more

Oozing Value (Oozing Value, Standard) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 208: Week One Ravnica Allegiance Standard

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How deep can we go with Prime Speaker Vannifar, Journey to Eternity and Quasiduplicate? Read more

The crew breaks down the first big tournament of Ravnica Allegiance Standard and discusses the lack of coverage from Grand Prix New Jersey. 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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