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Weekly Update (Jul 05): 30 Casual Decks for Under $20 for M21



Thirty Casual Decks Under $20 for Magic: the Gathering Core Set 2021


Looking for some super cheap, super-fun Magic decks featuring cards from Core Set 2021? We've got you covered with 30 decks for under $20!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


Auntie's Hovel Allosaurus Shepherd Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

This week, most of the biggest finance news is attached to the release of Core Set 2021 and JumpstartIn Modern two of the biggest winners were Auntie's Hovel (up 56% to $41) and the Champions of Kamigawa printing of Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker (up 37% to $31), both pieces of the new and improved Goblins deck featuring a turn three infinite combo with Conspicuous Snoop. While the deck has posted several solid finishes on Magic Online, I'm not sure what to make of these prices increases. You can still buy Masters set printings of Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker for around $12 and while Auntie's Hovel is a great dual land for Goblin tribal, it's not that much better than playing another fetchland or Blood Crypt, which means if the price gets too high, some players might just substitute rather than paying $160 for a playset of a land that goes into exactly one deck. I'd lean towards selling into the hype, even though I believe Goblins with Conspicuous Snoop is a legitimate deck in the Modern format.

Meanwhile, Allosaurus Shepherd — the most playable Jumpstart mythic in non-Commander formats like Legacy — has shot up to $120. This is in large part due to the lack of supply at the moment both because the set hasn't officially released and because the pandemic decreases the amount of Jumpstart Wizards was able to print in the first print run. While you can find copies for less on sites like Ebay, the most recent auction completed was for $81, so the card seems to be absurdly expensive everywhere at the moment. The good news is this makes opening boxes of Jumpstart more valuable. The bad news is that supply issues are likely to remain for a few weeks or even months, and chase cards from Jumpstart are going to be quite expensive. If you need copies of cards from the set, the best plan is likely to wait until a larger second print run comes out in the future. In the meantime, the choice is either to pay a huge premium or to go without.

Finally, we have Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath which increased another 15% this week and is currently a few cents under $60. The demand for Uro is extremely high. The Theros: Beyond Death mythic is currently the most-played creature in Standard showing up in 49% of decks and the most-played creature in Modern appearing in 25% of decks. The question isn't whether Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath is good, it's whether it's too good. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath high on the ban watch list in both formats. As we saw in Oko, Thief of Crowns (which is down to $15 after being as high as $65 before being banned across formats), if Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath does end up banned in both formats, the price will drop a ton. If you're playing an Uro deck, you can't really sell your copies because there isn't a replacement, but if you have extras around, the smart move is probably to sell or trade them away now just in case the ban hammer drops in the future.


Budget Magic: Demon Stompy (Modern)


How good is a free 9/9 flying trample on Turn 2 in Modern? Let's slam some Demon of Death's Gates and find out!Read more

Much Abrew: Snoop Combo Goblins (Modern)

Historic 101: Rakdos Gobbos

Does the printing of Conspicuous Snoop and the turn-three infinite combo it offers mean Goblins are now top tier in Modern? Let's jump into a league and find out! Read more

Time to get snoopy with goblins! Read more

Core Set 2021: Top 10 Modern Cards

Core Set 2021: Top 10 Commander Cards

Which Modern cards from Core Set 2021 will shake up the format? Seth and Crim count down their top 10! Read more

Tomer and Seth discuss their top ten Commander cards from Core Set 2021! Read more


Jumpstart: Top 10 Commander Cards


Which new Jumpstart cards are Seth and Tomer more excited to play with in Commander? They break down their top 10!Read more

Against the Odds: Five-Color Shrines (Standard)

This Week in Legacy: Joining Forces

What are the odds of winning with the Core Set 2021 Shrines in Standard? Let's find out! Read more

Joe Dyer dives into Winota Stompy in Legacy! Read more

Vintage 101: The Mid 2020 Metagame Roundup

Single Scoop: Azorius Aerial Assault (Standard)

Joe Dyer dives into the current state of Vintage! Read more

Need help? You can always call triple A for an airdrop as the flying archetype got a boost in power thanks to Core 2021! Read more

Budget Commander: Dance With The Devil | Zurzoth, Chaos Rider | $50, $100, $200

Fish Five-0: Esper Bolas

Tomer shows you how to quickly summon an army of explosive devils and boost their damage to take out the opposition with Zurzoth, Chaos Rider! Read more

Thanks to Core 2021, we can find out what Bolas can do when he teams up with Ugin and other sweet Core 21 cards! Read more

The Fish Tank: Core Set 2021 Edition (June 28-July 4, 2020)

Podcast 283: M21 Standard

What sweet decks did users submit this week? Let's find out! Read more

The crew discusses their experiences in Core Set 2021 Standard and answer #MTGFishmail. Read more


Instant Deck Techs


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