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Weekly Update (Jan 8): Complete Aether Revolt Spoilers

Aether Revolt Spoilers

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The complete Aether Revolt spoilers are now available! The set is brimming with powerful cards and multiple crazy Standard-legal infinite combos. Be sure to check out the latest Aether Revolt spoilers at, or you can check out Jake's day-by-day limited review of the new goodies:

Budget Magic: $83 (40 tix) Modern Mono-Black Panharmonicon

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Panharmonicon in Modern to maximize the power of Gray Merchant of Asphodel? It's Mono-Black Panharmonicon time!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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This week, most of the biggest financial news revolves around the spoiling of Aether Revolt. By far the biggest winner was Saheeli Rai, which jumped a massive 336% from about $5 to $23 on the back of hype surrounding a Splinter Twin-like infinite combo for Standard which can win the game on turn four by attacking with an infinite number of Felidar Guardians. While it seems very possible this combo could be tier one in Standard, I'd still lean towards selling into the hype, especially if you don't plan on playing the deck. I'm not sure that Saheeli Rai can go much higher than she is today.

While not as extreme as Saheeli Rai, two other potential combo pieces for Standard increased this week as well. Wandering Fumarole, which can help make Consulate Crackdown infinitely big, jumped 12%, while Animation Module (which forms a Thopter / Sword like combo with Metallic Mimic) is creeping towards $1 after being complete bulk a few days ago. While both of these combos seem like long shots, especially in comparison to going infinite with Saheeli Rai or casting an Emrakul, the Promised End with Aetherworks Marvel on turn four, if either ends up being tier one in Aether Revolt Standard, all of the combo pieces have more room to grow.

In Modern, the big news is that Surgical Extraction more than doubled in price and is now about $16 depending on the printing. This is a bit strange, especially considering we could get another reprint in just a couple of months in Modern Masters 2017, but it seems people are betting that since it was in the last Modern Masters, it won't show up again.

On that note, let's close today with a reminder. While we are right in the middle of Aether Revolt hype today, we're only about six weeks away from Modern Masters 2017 spoilers. If you're still holding onto cards that are likely to be reprinted (like Liliana of the Veil and Snapcaster Mage in specific), it might be worth selling now, just in case, especially if they are just cluttering up your trade binder. For cards that are reprinted in Modern Masters 2017, there will be a window to buy for perhaps half of their current price in just a few months.

2017 Magic: the Gathering Calendar

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What does the first half of 2017 hold in the Magic world and how can you keep track of everything? We've got you covered!Read more

Against the Odds: Mortal Combat Spirits (Modern)

Vintage 101: Viva La Aether Revolution!

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What are the odds of picking up some fatalities in Modern with the help of Mortal Combat? Let's see! Read more

Islandswamp looks at two of the big winners from the Power Nine Challenge and reviews some Aether Revolt spoilers for Vintage! Read more

Budget Commander: Animorphs ($72)


Tomer shows off a sweet, janky Morph Tribal deck led by Animar! It's Morphin' Time!Read more

This or That Magic: Hot or Cold?

Brewer's Minute: The Black Bolt

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What's the right way to eat your leftover pizza? We're going to find out on this Hot or Cold episode of This or That Magic! Read more

Fatal Push is likely the best and most important card from Aether Revolt for multiple formats. Here's why! Read more

Commander Clash S2 Episode 22: C16 Upgrades

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The crew injects $20 worth of upgrades to the C16 precon decks!Read more

The Alliance (Naya Allies, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 102: Official Aether Revolt Spoilers Begin!

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Rumor has it that Collected Company can make any tribe playalbe in Modern. So what about Allies? Read more

The crew discusses the first batch of official spoilers, including Paradox Engine and Fatal Push. 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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