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Core Set 2020 Previews


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The last of the Core Set 2020 previews came in this week and we finally have the complete set! Be sure to check out mtgpreviews.com for the latest previews and check out the important highlights of the set from SaffronOlive:


Dragon's Endgame MTG San Diego Comic Con Promos 2019


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This year's Comic Con promos feature Nicol Bolas and the God-Eternals.Read more


Core Set 2020 Planeswalker Decks and Spellslinger Starter Kits Decklists


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The exact contents of Core Set 2020 Planeswalker Decks and Spellslinger Starter Kits.Read more


Budget Magic: $103 (29 tix) Mono-White Persist Combo (Modern, Magic Online)


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Can an infinite mill / damage / life combo deck work in a mono-white shell on a budget thanks to some new Modern Horizons cards? Let's see!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


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While Core Set 2020 is right around the corner, this week the community remained focused on Modern. In fact, of the 20 most viewed cards on MTGGoldfish over the past seven days, 15 are from Modern, and even the Standard cards (like Teferi, Time Raveler, Narset, Parter of Veils, and Arclight Phoenix) have Modern implications. As a result, Modern Horizons as a whole is up again on the week. While the set didn't have many huge gainers (outside of Plague Engineer, which doubled up to just under $5 based on increased sideboard play), most of the Modern playable cards from the set ticked up this week. With a B&R and Modern Mythic Championship in the next month to keep a focus on the format and Core Set 2020 taking over as the newest set for players to open, it wouldn't be a surprise to see prices continue to increase over the summer.

Meanwhile, Sigarda's Aid more than doubled in price this week to $7. The reason? Colossus Hammer from Core Set 2020. While the combo requires three pieces and seems pretty janky on paper, it's also fast. The main idea is to play something like Kor Duelist or Glistener Elf on turn one and then on turn two drop Sigarda's Aid and then Colossus Hammer, which Sigarda's Aid will equip for free, allowing for a one-attack turn two kill in Modern. While lacking the redundancy of other, similar decks like Infect (since there's only one Colossus Hammer and there are a bunch of random one-mana pump spells), any time you can kill someone on turn two with just three cards is worth noting. Even if the combo isn't competitive, people are going to try to make it work, which was enough to drive up the price on Sigarda's Aid.

Finally, this week we finally got some details on "Arena Modern." It's called Historic and (at least for now) will only contain cards from Ixalan forward. Combine this with the fact that it's an Arena exclusive and it seems unlikely that the format will have much financial impact for the foreseeable future. Over the long haul, if the format grows it could start to influence paper prices — some sort of post-Modern format seems inevitable eventually — but for now, rather than a replacement for Modern, Historic seems to be not much more than a place for Arena players to continue to play their rotating cards in a casual setting. This said, it might be worth hanging onto some potentially playable cards from Dominaria, Ixalan block, and Core Set 2019 rather than dumping them for near bulk at rotation, just in case the format does come to paper at some point down the road.

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Budget Commander: Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis | $25, $50, $100*


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Go Tall! Go Wide! Go Golgari!Read more

Esper Amnesia (Standard, Magic Arena)

Vintage 101: Dack Fayden vs. the World

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Are you a fan of memes? What if this meme was in a solid control shell? Read more

Joe Dyer takes on the Planeswalkers of the Vintage format and learns all there is about love, life, and the pursuit of loyalty (counters)! Read more


Against the Odds: The First Sliver(s) (Modern, Magic Online)


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What are the odds of winning with The First Sliver in Modern? Let's find out!Read more

Fish Five-0: 5C Niv-Mizzy (Standard, Magic Arena)

War of the Spark Arena Omniscience Draft Primer

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Now that's what I call a Guildpact vol 1! Read more

Omniscience Draft is back! Let's see how we break it in War of the Spark! Read more


Babel Fish: Episode One with Special Guest Geoffrey Palmer


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Welcome to Babel Fish, a social battle series featuring MTG personalities and unique gameplay formats derived from our guest’s personal experience with Magic the Gathering.Read more

Commander Clash S6 E20: Modern Horizons! (Sisay vs. The First Sliver vs. Urza vs. Yawgmoth)

From 1-3-Drop to 12-3 (18th Place) at Magicfest Seattle, Part One

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The most powerful commanders from Modern Horizons duke it out! Read more

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Rhinos! (Free Spell Temur, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 230: More Core Set 2020 Spoilers and Mythic Championship 3

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Can Crashing Footfalls combine with Ancestral Vision and Restore Balance to make free spell tribal? Read more

The crew discusses a bunch of new Core Set 2020 cards and breaks down the happenings from Mythic Championship III. Plus, of course, #MTGF... 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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