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Weekly Update (Jul 7): Magic Arena Mastery Pass

Is It Worth It to Buy a Mastery Pass on Magic Arena?


How much value do you get from the Mastery Tree on Magic Arena? Let's break it down!Read more

Budget Magic: $99 (9 tix) Battle Screech Tokens (Modern, Magic Online)

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Can Battle Screech and Serra the Benevolent revitalize a budget-friendly tokens deck for Modern? Let's see!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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This week, the biggest finance new is Core Set 2020. While the set isn't officially out in paper yet, it has been live on Magic Online and Magic Arena for almost a week and early results are causing big price movement. Chandra, Awakened Inferno leads the way, jumping from $20 to $42 in the past couple of days, in part because the planeswalker is a great finisher and in part because Elementals are the hottest Core Set 2020 deck in Standard. Speaking of Elementals, their newfound popularity has lead to Cavalier of Thorns, Omnath, Locus of the Roil, and Chandra, Acolyte of Flame all posting big gains as well this week, not to mention Risen Reef which increased a massive 573% to $2.50 as the engine of the deck. If you're playing Standard in the near future, expect to see a lot of players trying to figure out Elementals; the deck might be legit.

Last week Wizards announced some big changes to Pauper, with all cards printed at common in paper or on Magic Online being legal in the format (when before Magic Online alone determined legality). This dumped some potentially powerful new cards in the format. Desert (up 101% to $9.11 this week) offers a repeatable answer to the small creatures which dominate the common-only format and is in relatively low supply. The original is from Arabian Nights, and while the land has been reprinted multiple times, the reprintings include an old promo, Timeshifted, and From the Vault: all low-supply reprint avenues. If Desert takes off in pauper the price could remain high, although with Wizards new-found focus on the format, more Pauper-focused reprints are likely in the future.

Last but not least we have some Commander movement with Storage Matrix being bought out this week. The reason seems to be Urza, Lord High Artificer, which plays extremely well with artifacts that can be turned off by tapping them like Winter Orb, Static Orb, and Storage Matrix. While Storage Matrix isn't quite the Urza staple as the Orbs, it still shows up in nearly 1/4th of Urza, Lord High Artificer decks according to EDHRec, which is more than enough demand for the artifact to see a price increase.

Much Abrew: Battle of Wits (Modern, Magic Online)

Commander Review: Core Set 2020 | Part 1| White, Blue, Black

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Is playing 269 cards a legitimate plan in our current Modern format? Let's find out! Read more

Tomer digs through Core Set 2020 to uncover the best new cards for Commander! Read more

Modern Mayhem: Rakdos Aggro (Modern, Magic Online)

Massive Changes to Pauper!

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Lightning Skelemental?! Count me in! Read more

The General is back to discuss the new pauper changes. Read more

Core Set 2020: Top 10 Standard Cards

This Week in Legacy: Legacy Mythic Championship Qualifier, Magic Online Legacy Quarterly Playoffs

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Seth and Crim break down the top ten Standard cards from Core Set 2020 in video form! Read more

A look at the two big legacy tournaments that took place on the weekend of June 22nd. Read more

Against the Odds: Unbound Wealth (Modern, Magic Online)

Single Scoop: Grixis Reanimator (Standard, Magic Arena)

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What are the odds of winning with Unbound Flourishing (and Villainous Wealth) in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

Nothing stays dead for too long with Grixis reanimator! Read more

Core Set 2020: Top Ten Modern Cards

Vintage 101: 20-20-20-4 Hours Ago

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What Core Set 2020 cards have a chance to impact the format? Seth and Crim break down their top ten in video form! Read more

Joe Dyer dives into the world of Core 2020 and how it might affect Vintage! Read more

Core Set 2020: Top Ten Commander Cards

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Seth and Tomer break down their favorite Commander cards from Core Set 2020 in video form!Read more

Fish Five-0: Temur Elementals (Standard, Magic Arena)

Commander Clash S6 E21: More Modern Horizons! (Ayula vs. Hogaak vs. Kess vs. Pashalik)

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TheAsianAvenger tries to master the elements with #MTGM20! Read more

The crew show off four more commanders from Modern Horizons! Read more

Commander Review: Core Set 2020 | Part 2 | Red, Green, Multicolor, Colorless, Lands

Clash of the Titans (Mono-White Emeria, Modern) – Stream Highlights

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Let's see which of the new M20 cards are best suited for Commander! Read more

Let's Sun Titan some fools in Modern! Read more

Much Abrew: Echoing Urza (Modern, Magic Online)

Podcast 231: Pauper Officialized, Arena Historic and Modern Tournament

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We continue our quest to play as many Modern Horizons cards as possible, this time taking Echo of Eons and Mirrordin Besieged out for a spin in Modern! Read more

The crew breaks down a bunch of announcements including the official support for Pauper and Historic on Arena. 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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