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Weekly Update (Jun 25): Hour of Devastation Official Spoilers



Hour of Devastation


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Hour of Devastation spoilers are well under way as we wrapped up our first week of spoilers. We received the final two gods in The Scarab God and The Locust God, and some interesting cards like Solemnity and Rhonas's Last Stand. We have another week of spoilers to go, so stay tuned. Be sure to check out the complete Hour of Devastation spoilers at mtg.fish/hou.

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


The Return of Hate and Hosers (HOU Exclusive Previews)


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Standard have been through a rough few months thanks to the lack of answers, but answers are back in Hour of Devastation!Read more


Budget Magic: $98 (28 tix) Nevermore (Modern)


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Fun is a zero sum game, and our goal this week is to have as much fun as possible by locking our opponent out of the game!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


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This week, the biggest financial news stems from Hour of Devastation previews, especially Solemnity which caused a couple of old and forgotten cards to spike. The two biggest beneficiaries of the "no counters" enchantment were Decree of Silence which went from a bulk rare to over $6, and Glacial Chasm which shot up from $1 to over $7. While people will certainly play these cards casually and in Commander, whether or not they actually show up in tournament decks remains to be seen. Probably the smartest thing to do is dig through your cards and see if you have any copies sitting around—they are basically free money at this point.

Speaking of Commander, Mirror Gallery is the latest Kamigawa block rare to spike, jumping 45% to just over $10. This seems to be based on Ixalan and the possibility of legendary planeswalkers. While there's a lot of risk here since we don't know for sure if there are legendary planeswalkers, and even if there are we don't really know what that means, if the end result is all planeswalkers being errata'd to be Legendary, Mirror Gallery will likely go up even more because it will be the foundation of a really fun Superfriends deck for kitchen tables.

Finally, for Magic Online, make sure to double check your collection for Commander 2016 cards (which are from the Legendary Cube Prize Packs on Magic Online). The combination of low supply and new demand from 1v1 Commander Leagues has combined to cause some crazy prices, with Mystic Confluence leading the way at just under 70 tix and a bunch of other cards like Fiery Confluence, Daretti, Scrap Savant, and Mizzix's Mastery (among others) currently between 10 and 22 tix. If you're not using these cards, selling them is an easy way to pay for a draft or two, or give you a good start towards building a tier Standard deck. While these prices are probably safe for the moment, it's likely these cards will show up in Treasure Chests in the not too distant future increasing supply and bringing prices down.

Much Abrew: WB Exile (Standard)

Hour of Leaks: What We Know About Ixalan

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Is targeting ourselves with Lost Legacy to get four copies of Eternal Scourge a legitimate plan in Standard? Let's see! Read more

An entire uncut rare sheet of Ixalan was leaked this week. Let's see what's coming up in Ixalan. Read more

This Week in Legacy: GP Vegas Wrap-Up

Budget Commander: Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest ($24)

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Sean runs through all the info after GP Vegas! He also looks at the recent Challenges and Australian Eternal Weekend. Read more

Want to play Voltron on a tight budget? Shu Yun shows you how it's done! Read more

Against the Odds: Rite to the Throne (Standard)

Vintage 101: It's Devastation Time!

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What are the odds of winning with a deck built around Throne of the God-Pharaoh and Cryptolith Rite in Standard? Let's see! Read more

Take a look at some devastating Hour of Devastation cards with Islandswamp! Read more


Brewer's Minute: Proactive Sideboarding in Modern


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While sideboarding to beat our opponent's main deck is fine, we also need to prepare for the cards we expect them to sideboard in!Read more

Commander Clash S3 Episode 12: Anything Goes!

Mega Morphin Poly Rangers (Four-Color Polymorph, Modern) – Stream Highlights

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The crew dukes it out with any deck they feel like playing! Read more

What's better than playing Black-White Tokens? Playing BW Tokens and randomly Emrakuling your opponent on turn four with Polymorph! Read more

Podcast 126: Marvel Banned, HOU Spoilers, New Set Announcements

Podcast 127: Ixalan Leaks

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The crew discusses the Aetherworks Marvel Standard ban, Hour of Devastation Spoilers, and all the new sets from Announcement Week. Read more

BONUS Episode! The crew discusses the Ixalan leaks. 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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