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Weekly Update (Jun 9): MTG Arena Singleton Primer

War of the Spark Singleton Primer

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Looking for some Singleton Decklists to take down the War of the Spark Chronicles Event? TheAsianAvenger gives you a few!Read more

Budget Magic: $84 (9 tix) Hydra Stompy (Standard, Magic Arena)

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Is it possible to turn Bioessence Hydra into a one-shot-kill hasty attacker with the help of some janky planeswalkers? Let's find out!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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This week, the Standard world of finance was mostly quiet as the community focused on Modern and other non-rotating formats thanks to the release of Modern Horizons. The biggest winner this week was a card that hasn't officially released yet in Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis (up 406% to $13), which is showing up in a new build of BridgeVine that can put 100 (or more) on the battlefield by turn three and maybe mill the opponent's entire library with Altar of Dementia. While Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis was likely underpriced a few days ago, it might be overpriced now. Unless the new deck starts putting up consistent results, I'd expect Hogaak to trend down as Modern Horizons is opened.

Meanwhile in Modern, Teferi's Puzzle Box (up around 200% to between $22 and $25, depending on the printing) is showing up as a combo piece with Narset, Parter of Veils. People have been using cards like Day's Undoing in conjunction with Narset, Parter of Veils to Mind Twist away their opponent's hand, and Teferi's Puzzle Box does the same thing every turn while also being tutorable by cards like Whir of Invention. Toss in an increase in Commander play thanks to Narset and the fact that Teferi's Puzzle Box hasn't been printed in more than a decade, the new price might stick, at least for as long as players are building around Narset, Parter of Veils.

Finally, looking at Modern Horizons as a whole, the set's expected value is solid. While you should check out the full expected value breakdown that just went live, the short version is that, at current prices, the average box will come out ahead in terms of value. This means that the prices of cards in the set need to drop a lot in the coming weeks. A decline of at least 30% set wide (and maybe as much as 50%) seems likely. If you need singles from the set, your best financial move is to wait until later in the summer for prices to decline.

Much Abrew: Neoform Evolve (Modern, Magic Online)

Against the Odds: Temur Awakening (Standard, Magic Arena)

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Does the addition of Neoform make the plan of using Pongify to upgrade our own creatures legitimate in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

What are the odds of turning Awakening of Vitu-Ghazi into a game-winning combo piece in Standard (and maybe even winning some games)? Let's find out! Read more

Budget Commander: Ayula, Queen Among Bears | $30, $60, $90, $190

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Bear Tribal? Ursine me up!Read more

Vintage 101: Beyond the Horizon, Part 2

Brewer's Minute: 10 Modern Combos from Modern Horizons

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Joe Dyer continues the journey into Modern Horizons, will he get lost along the way? Read more

What combos does Modern Horizons enable in Modern? Let's count them down! Read more

Modern Horizons Instant-Speed Tricks

Modern Horizons Removal List

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A reference table of all the instant-speed tricks in Modern Horizons. Read more

Modern Horizons removal by color, rarity, and converted mana cost. Read more

Commander Clash S6 E17: Random Week! (Arjun vs. Korlash vs. Skeleton Ship vs. Traxos)

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We build a deck around a random card!Read more

Intentional Decking (Leveler Jace Combo, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 227: Modern Horizons, London Mulligans & Netflix Series

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Can Jace, Wielder of Mysteries and Level be the new Splinter Twin of Modern? Read more

The crew wraps up its Modern Horizons spoiler discussion and breaks down a couple of big announcements! 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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