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Weekly Update (Jul 14): Bridge from Below Banned

Banned and Restricted Update, July 8, 2019: Bridge from Below Banned


Bridge from Below is banned in Modern!Read more

State of the Best of One Meta M20


All your #MTGM20 needs for Best of One!Read more

Budget Magic: $103 (18 tix) GateShift (Standard, Magic Arena)

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Does the printing of Field of the Dead mean it's finally time for Scapeshift to shine in Standard? Let's see!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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This week, the biggest finance new is still Modern Horizons, and more specifically Wrenn and Six, which is currently up to $88.50 in paper (a 65% increase this week) and 84 tix on Magic Online based on heavy Modern and Legacy play. As a result, the total set price for Modern Horizons increased on the week, with other playables like Hexdrinker (up 97% to $22.25) and Force of Negation (up 18% to $42) leading the way. With a Modern Mythic Championship in a couple of weeks, it's possible more spikes are on the way. Boxes are still available for around $185 and still offer positive expected value. If you still need Modern Horizons cards to round out your collection, try to pick them up soon. Barring some surprise reprints, the set is going to end up very expensive.

Meanwhile in Standard, things are fairly quiet. Yarok, the Desecrated jumped 26% on the week although it hasn't posted any tournament results yet, but the bigger trend is cards dropping in price. Included in this group are most of the Core Set 2020 mythics along with soon-to-be-rotating staples like Teferi, Hero of Dominaria and Nicol Bolas, the Ravager. Shocklands are also creeping up as we move further and further away from Guilds of Ravnica and Ravnica Allegiance being actively opened. If you still don't own your shocklands, you might as well pick them up; last time they were reprinted in Standard (in Return to Ravnica block) they didn't drop much at rotation, so there isn't a great reason to wait.

Finally, in the world of Commander, Painter's Servant was unbanned this week which lead to the artifact being immediately bought out, causing the price to increase 67% to $45. While Painter's Servant can do some janky fun things, it's also part of an instant-kill combo with Grindstone (up 69% to $26) where you can mill one player's entire library with a single Grindstone activation. The good news is that neither card is on the Reserved List and Wizards loves reprinting Commander cards, so if you have copies, sell or trade into the hype of the unbanning while prices are high. If you don't have copies, just wait for a reprinting to pick up Painter's Servant and Grindstone on the cheap.

The Expected Value of Core Set 2020

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How much value should you expect from your Core Set 2020 box? Let's break it down!Read more

Modern Mayhem: Jund 2k19 (Modern, Magic Online)

This Week in Legacy: The London Mulligan is Back

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Is Jund viable now? TheAsianAvenger dusts off the archetype and takes it for a spin! Read more

London Mulligan and M20 Read more

Budget Commander: Morophon Devoid Eldrazi | $50, $100, $200, $470

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Five Color Colorless Matters! Yup!Read more

Against the Odds: Yarok-amonicon (Standard, Magic Arena)

Single Scoop: Naya Feather (Standard, Magic Arena)

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What are the odds of winning with Yarok, the Desecrated in Core Set 2020 Standard? Let's find out! Read more

Does our favorite Angel stand a chance in a best of one format?? Read more

Vintage 101: The Hogaakening

Brewer's Minute: Eight Core Set 2020 Combos for Modern

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Joe Dyer gets his shovel dirty with the newest variant of Dredge - complete with Modern Sensationalist Speaker Hogaak! Read more

What sweet and janky new combos does Core Set 2020 enable in Modern? Let's count them down! Read more

Fish Five-0: Jund-O'-Saurs (Standard, Magic Arena)

Commander Clash S6 E22: Sliver Mayhem II (The First Sliver)

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Let's return to the land before time with some Dinosaurs! Read more

All Slivers. No tutors. No mercy. Read more

Much Abrew: Jund Assault Loam (Modern, Magic Online)

Podcast 232: B&R Changes, New Standard, Prerelease, Red Bull Tournament

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Does the printing of Wrenn and Six (and the additional of the original cycling land to Modern) mean its time for Assault Loam to compete? Let's see! Read more

Seth and Richard break down all of the weeks Magic news and answer #MTGFishmail 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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