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Weekly Update (Jan 14): Rivals of Ixalan Commander Reviews

Rivals of Ixalan Planeswalker Deck Decklists

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See what the Rivals of Ixalan Planeswalker Decks contain and their worth!Read more

Budget Magic: $94 (48 tix) Abzan Rites (Modern)

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How many times can we blink a Siege Rhino after reanimating it with Unburial Rites? Let's find out!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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While the biggest finance news of the week will come tomorrow with the Banned and Restricted announcement that will determine just how much play Rivals of Ixalan will see in Standard, we already have some big Rivals of Ixalan news trickling out over prerelease weekend. The biggest winners from the set are Rekindling Phoenix and Ravenous Chupacabra, both of which more than doubled in price over the past week based primarily on Standard hype. Rekindling Phoenix is really hard to kill and Ravenous Chupacabra is good at killing things. Whether this translates into real play and sustained high prices will mostly depend on what happens with Energy tomorrow.

On Magic Online, Rivals of Ixalan had a one-day prerelease event from Thursday to Friday, and then events went dark until Monday (and with them the new supply of Rivals of Ixalan cards). The end result is that many Rivals of Ixalan cards are extremely expensive at the moment (with the EV of a pack being about 3.5 tix, which is somewhere between six to ten times a typical Standard booster pack). If you have any Rivals of Ixalan cards in your collection, sell them right now. Prices will drop quickly once events start up against at 1pm EST on Monday. If you are looking to build new Standard or Modern decks, wait until the middle of the week for prices to drop and you'll save a significant number of tix.

Finally, much of the big Modern news is tied to Rivals of Ixalan as well. Both Pyrohemia (which combos with Polyraptor) and Resplendent Mentor (which combos with Famished Paladin) spiked this week, which means it's time to dig through your bulk and see if you can find any copies to sell into the hype.

Commander Review: Rivals of Ixalan Part 1 (White, Blue, Black, Red)

Commander Review: Rivals of Ixalan Part 2 (Green, Colorless, Multicolor)

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Tomer talks about the best Rivals of Ixalan cards from a Commander perspective, starting with White, Blue, Black, and Red cards! Read more

Tomer finishes his Commander review of Rivals of Ixalan with Green, Colorless, and Multicolor cards! Read more

Brewing Rivals of Ixalan: Tribal

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Rivals of Ixalan is here! Which tribes have the potential to break out in Standard? How do we build Vampires, Merfolk, Pirates, and Dinos?Read more

Sorry We... Put Brainwash Online Instead of These Cards (Part 2)

Possibility Storm: Between Season Special #3

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Part 2 of our epically epic journey into the heart of bad cards not on Magic Online, covering #30-11 Read more

This week we have a special Patreon user-submitted puzzle. Can you find the right line to win this turn? Read more

Rivals of Ixalan Removal List

Rivals of Ixalan Instant-Speed Tricks

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Rivals of Ixalan removal by color, rarity, and converted mana cost. Read more

A reference table of all the instant-speed tricks in Rivals of Ixalan. Read more

Against the Odds: Sarkhan's Dragons (Modern)

Vintage 101: Spoiled Rivals

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What are the odds of winning with a deck overflowing with Sarkhans and Dragons? Let's find out! Read more

Take a look at a few Rivals of Ixalan Spoilers with islandswamp! Read more

Brewer's Minute: Rivals of Ixalan—Seven Commander Combos

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What Commander combos are enabled by sweet new Rivals of Ixalan cards? Let's break them down!Read more

This Week in Legacy: GP Santa Clara, MKM Frankfurt and SCG Columbus Classic

Commander Clash S4 Episode 12: 100th Episode Special! (Edric, Spymaster of Trest vs. Omnath, Locus of Rage vs. Sen Triplets vs. Glissa, the Traitor)

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Sean runs through the events of Jan 6-8th - a big weekend for Legacy! Read more

For the 100th episode of Commander Clash, we revisit the decks from the very first episode! Read more

A PHD from LSV University (Vintage Cube with Tomer) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 154: Rivals of Ixalan, Energy, Modern Pro Tour

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Tomer recently received his PDH in Vintage Cube by watching eight LSV videos. But will his degree pay of in the real world? Read more

The crew discusses the entire Rivals of Ixalan spoiler, the rumblings of an Energy banning in Standard, and the upcoming Modern Pro Tour. 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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