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Weekly Update (July 29): Commander 2018 Decklists



Commander 2018 Decklists


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Complete decklists for Commander 2018.Read more


New Scoops Wallpapers and Playmats


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Three new Scoops wallpapers and playmats!Read more


Budget Magic: $84 (40 tix) Bogle Horse Green (Standard)


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What's better than a Vine Mare? A Vine Mare wearing Blanchwood Armor, of course!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


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The big finance news this week revolves around Commander 2018 spoilers. While the set itself is getting a lukewarm reception thanks to some mediocre reprints, it has caused a handful of buyouts. The Gitrog Monster dodged reprinting in the Jund "Lands" deck and increased 159% to about $10, while Enchanted Evening is now over $20 after jumping 238% as a potential upgrade for the Bant Enchantment deck. The Chain Veil is up 27% to $23 thanks to its combo potential with Estrid, the Masked.

As for the Commander 2018 decks themselves, the new cards look super sweet, but apart from Bear Umbra and Enchantress's Presence in the Bant deck, there really aren't many good reprints. In fact, if you look at the average number of reprints worth at least $3 or more per deck, you'll see that Commander 2016 had 8.4 and Commander 2017 had 6.4, while Commander 2018 only has an average of 4 per deck. So if you're buying the decks, you're doing it for the spicy new cards, not for a meaningful number of good reprints.

Finally, in Standard, Tibalt, probably better know as Sarkhan, Fireblood, is on the upswing. Apart from Dragon decks posting some results in Standard, the three-mana planeswalker managed to take first in last week's SCG Modern Classic in Skred Dragons. While the number of decks that can use Sarkhan, Fireblood is limited, it seems like the Tibalt comparison is proving unfair. The end result is a 54% increase to $20. Keep an eye out at the Pro Tour this coming week: if Sarkhan, Fireblood posts good finishes in Standard or Modern, it could continue to rise.


30 Casual Decks under $20 for Magic: the Gathering Core Set 2019


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Looking for some super-cheap kitchen table fun? We've got you covered!Read more

Goldfish Gladiators: GR Unsealing

Deep Tracks: Vaevictis Asmadi

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Just how good is Sarkhan's Unsealing in Standard? Let's head to Magic Arena to find out! Read more

Our exploration of the five Elder Dragons from Core Set 2019 concludes this week with Vaevictis and a recap of the entire Dragon hoard! Read more

Against the Odds: Squee's Tomb (Modern)

Fish Doctor: Standard Mill

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What are the odds of winning with Desecrated Tomb in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

What's the best way to build a mill deck in M19 Standard? Let's discuss! Read more


Collective Voyage, a D&D Adventure: Innistrad! (Part 1)


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We play Dungeons and Dragons, exploring the lore of Innistrad by playing an adventure set in its world!Read more

This Week in Legacy: After the Bans - SCG Worcester

This Week in Legacy: SCG Philadelphia and MKM Prague

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Sean looks at the first paper events in the wake of Deathrite and Probe's banning! Read more

Sean runs through more major events in the wake of the Deathrite and Probe banning. This week - MKM Prague and SCG Philly! Read more


Commander Clash S5 Episode 3: More M19! (Goreclaw vs. Isareth vs. Palladia-Mors vs. Sai)


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Tom guest stars this week as we wrap up our M19 showcase!Read more

Sai (Paradox Reservoir, Standard) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 182: Commander 2018, SDCC, Nexus of Fate

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Can some new M19 additions make Paradox Engine work in Standard? Read more

The crew discuss the four planeswalker commanders from Commander 2018, the latest tournament news, and a bunch of small topics including ... 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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