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Weekly Update (Jul 31): #KenjiWayFinder Decks, Rise from the Tides Promo

October FNM Promo: Rise from the Tides

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Rise from the Tides is October's FNM promo.Read more

SDCC Promos Available August 9th

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SDCC Promos will be available August 9th on the Hasbro Toy Shop.Read more

Budget Magic: $99 (18 tix) Modern Aura Swap


This week, we're looking to get an Eldrazi Conscription on a hexproof creature as fast as possible, with the help of Arcanum Wings!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

Liliana, the Last Hope Crush of Tentacles Conflagrate

Easily the biggest finance news of the week is the rise of Liliana, the Last Hope, who not only broke some price records on Magic Online—at one point being worth 57 tix during prerelease events—but in the past day jumped to a TCGplayer-mid of just under $50. At first I thought this could be a fluke, but I checked around other major sites, and they were all sold out at $35. So far she hasn't put up any results, although she is showing up as a four-of in quite a few decks. Over the long term, it's hard to imagine that she can maintain $50+ in a stacked set like Eldritch Moon, but a huge Pro Tour showing next weekend could push the baseline even higher in the short term. I would lean towards selling sometime in the next two weeks.

For the rest of Standard, the finance news this week isn't so much big, but broad. Instead of any massive spikes, we saw a mass adjustment based on the first week of Eldritch Moon Standard. Most of the biggest losers are from GW Tokens with Gideon, Ally of (em>Zendikar</em) dropping 5% and Secure the Wastes dropping 13%. On the other hand, many Spirits and Zombies cards jumped between 6% and 18%. The one exception is Crush of Tentacles, which increased 18% to $1.78 in the past day after being one of the most hyped cards on day one of the SCG Open in Baltimore as part of a combo deck looking to loop Crush of Tentacles every turn with Den Protector.

In Modern, it seems that the buyout brigade realized that Future Sight block is comparatively low in supply. The Conflagrate buyout (up 651% to $3.73) makes sense; it's a key card in Dredge and Dredge is sneakily a tier one Modern deck, coming in as the fourth most played deck in the format. On the other hand, the Fortune Thief (up 267% to $4.00) buyout makes no sense. Not only is the card unplayable in competitive formats, it's only fringe in Commander and very reprintable in a supplemental product.

13 Eldritch Moon Decks by Kenji Tsumura

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Thirteen fresh brews for Eldritch Moon by Kenji Tsumura.Read more

Eldritch Moon: Groovy Box Opening

Eldritch Moon Week 1: What We Learned

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It's time to crack open a box of Eldritch Moon, 1970s style! Read more

Eldritch Moon has arrived! Which cards and decks impressed, and which faltered on week one of the new format? Let's break it down! Read more

Much Abrew About Nothing: Forcemage Green (Modern)

Playing Pauper: Goblins

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Are Uktabi Drake and Groundbreaker, in conjunction with Primal Forcemage, the secret to success in Modern? Read more

Check out Mono Red being hyper aggressive as usual when Jake beats down with the Goblins Read more

Arena of the Planeswalkers: Shadows over Innistrad Review

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A review of the Magic board game, Arena of the Planeswalkers: Shadows over Innistrad.Read more

Against the Odds: Endless Whispers

This Week in Legacy: MKM Madrid and Cheating Fatties into Play

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What are the odds of winning with Endless Whispers in Modern? We're about to find out! Read more

Sean outlines the goings-on in Europe and continues his introduction by outlining Griselbrand decks. Read more

Lessons From the Eldritch Moon Prerelease, Part Two

Vintage 101: Gush Therapy

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What I learned from playing at a second Eldritch Moon prerelease. Read more

This week Islandswamp takes a look at a few interesting decks and shares his choice for the best Gush deck in Vintage. Read more

Commander Clash 29: Jake Week

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Jake's farewell video! We're building Jake Decks in his honor!Read more

Fo' Zur! (Esper Zur, Modern) - Stream Highlights

Podcast 079: SDCC Promos, Searchable EMN, Week One Standard

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Is Zur the Enchanter the secret to making Esper playable in Modern? Read more

The crew discusses: SDCC Promos, Searchable EMN, Week One Standard. Read more

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