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Weekly Update (Jul 2): Complete Hour of Devastation Spoiler

Hour of Devastation

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The full Hour of Devastation spoiler is out! Have a glance and see what the God-Pharaoh has in store for us. Pre-release events start this weekend on July 8! Be sure to check out the complete Hour of Devastation spoilers at

What does SaffronOlive think of the spoilers? Check our Daily Spoiler Video where he discusses the major spoilers of each day.

Budget Magic: $76 (26 tix) Turbo Fog (Standard)

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With Aetherworks Marvel banned and Ulamog on the downswing, it's finally time to put some Amonkhet cards toward fogging up our opponents!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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The biggest finance news of the week was the release of the full spoiler for Hour of Devastation. While we'll have a full expected value breakdown next week, at first glance the set looks fairly low in value. As far as mythics, there's only two worth more than $10 with Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh leading the way at $30, and The Scarab God sneaking in at $12. Meanwhile, as far as rares, only Ramunap Excavator and Solemnity break the $5 mark. While the set looks like a lot of fun to play with, it doesn't seem to be the type of set you open for value (at least right now).

The prices movement from the cards currently in Standard seem to suggest that Hour of Devastation isn't expected to make much of an immediate impact. The biggest winner of the week was Regal Caracal which increased 26% on the potential for a GW Cat deck with the help of Pride Sovereign. Other than that, there were no real changes of note.

Finally, in Modern, the biggest story is probably Thoughtseize. After being reprinted in Theros, it looked like the price would never recover, but since March, the price of Theros printings has nearly doubled from $11 to $22, and the Lorwyn original is back up over $50 after being as low as $30. While this is likely (at least in part) due to the rise of Death's Shadow, it also suggests that Modern staples that get reprinted still have the power to recover eventually; it just takes a lot longer than it used to.

Much Abrew: Obzedat's Vengeance (Modern)

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Usually, Goryo's Vengeance is reanimating Griselbrand, but what if we go small with Obzedat, Ghost Council and Jace, Vryn's Prodigy instead?Read more

The Meaning and Future of Hour of Devastation

This Week in Legacy: Hour of Devastation, Ixalan and Tournament Results

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What does the future hold for Hour of Devastation? Can it be the set that brings Standard from the desert and into the promised land? Read more

Sean runs through some spoiled and leaked cards for Legacy, as well as runs through tournaments from through the week. Read more

Against the Odds: Eternal Mining (Modern)

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What are the odds of winning with a deck built around Aggressive Mining (with the help of Eternity Vessel) in Modern? Let's see!Read more

Vintage 101: Happy Hour (of Devastation)!

Brewer's Minute: Opportunity Cost in Deck Building

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How relevant is Hour of Devastation in Vintage? Find out with Islandswamp! Read more

When it comes to building successful decks, the question isn't "can this card work" but "what's the opportunity cost of playing this card?" Read more

Commander Clash S3 Episode 13: Core Sets!

Podcast 128: Hour of Devastation Spoilers

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We build decks around commanders that were printed in a core set -- not a corset! Read more

The crew discusses the first week of official Hour of Devastation spoilers. 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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