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Weekly Update (Mar 01): 30 Casual Modern decks for Under $20

Thirty Casual Modern Decks under $20 for Magic: the Gathering (Tribal Edition)

We're moving the Thirty under $20 series to Modern, with a huge list of cheap, fun Magic: the Gathering tribal decks that you can build for $20 or less!Read more

Budget Magic: $92 (37 tix) Gruul Sneak Attack (Standard, Magic Arena)

How quickly can we Sneak Attack our opponent to death with Purphoros, Ilharg, Drakuseth and Terror of Mount Velus on a budget in Theros: Beyond Death Standard? Let's find out!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger Grinding Station Indomitable Creativity

This week the biggest winner in Standard was Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger. Since the release of Theros: Beyond Death the other Elder Giant has lagged behind Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath in terms of playability, but things might be changing. The biggest reason for Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger's 50% increase to almost $20 is that it won the SCG Modern Classic last weekend in Jund, and has seen a meaningful uptick in play as a result. We know that it's possible for Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger to shoot all the way up to the $40 range, since that's the current price for Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, but Uro sees a ton of play in Pioneer, while so far Kroxa has mostly found homes in Standard and now Modern. Regardless, Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger is a card to keep an eye on moving forward, since its price ceiling is more than double its current price, even including this week's big jump.

Meanwhile in Modern and Legacy, we had two huge winners on the week with Grinding Station more than doubling to $19 and Silence increasing 200%-300% (depending on the printing) to the $7-$10 range. Both cards have suddenly found themselves in high demand thanks to their ability to combo with Underworld Breach, with Grinding Station being one of the easiest ways to mill your entire library in one turn to fuel escape and Silence offering protection for your combo turn by keeping your opponent from doing anything meaningful while you win the game. The biggest concern here is whether Underworld Breach ends up too good in formats like Legacy and Modern and ends up being banned, which would greatly decrease the price for both Grinding Station and Silence. If you're not interested in playing these combo decks, I'd look to sell while pricse are high (in fact I already sold the random Grinding Stations I had on Magic Online from drafting original Mirrodin block back in the day).

Finally in Pioneer, Indomitable Creativity is on the rise, jumping 290% to about $3 after posting a 5-0 finish in a Magic Online Pioneer league this week (perhaps aided by the Creative Mining Modern deck that has several finishes over the past month). So far the Pioneer build of the deck has just a single 5-0, so it's really hard to say too much about its future in the format, although the Indomitable Creativity spike is a good reminder that holding onto mythics with unique abilities is usually a good plan. Even if they don't see immediate play, it's often only a matter of time until the right card, combo, or deck comes along to make them playable. As mythics, once they start seeing play, the price spikes are often extreme thanks to their comparatively low supply. 

Much Abrew: Creative Mining (Modern, Magic Online)

This Week in Legacy: I'm a Superstar Online

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Joe Dyer dives into Legacy on Magic Online as he talks about how to play the format in a digital space! Read more

10 Budget Alternatives To Cyclonic Rift | Commander Quickie

Cyclonic Rift may be the best Blue board wipe, but it's not the only one! Tomer goes over the best budget alternatives to this pricey Blue staple!Read more

Against the Odds: Ashiok Tribal (Pioneer, Magic Online)

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What are the odds of winning with a deck overflowing with Ashioks and exile synergies in Pioneer? Let's find out! Read more

Joe Dyer jumps back in a flash with both schools of Flash Rector in Vintage! Read more

Pioneer Peak: Bant CoCo (Pioneer, Magic Online)

The Fish Tank: Sweet Viewer-Submitted Decks (Feb. 23-29, 2020)

Go! Go Bant CoCo! Go! Go Go Go! Go Bant CoCo Go! Read more

What cool decks did viewers submit this week? Let's find out! Read more

Commander Clash S7 E24: Battle of the Bands | Ghost vs. Muse vs. My Chemical Romance vs. Ween

The crew build decks around a specific band, filling the deck with flavorful references!Read more

Single Scoop: Hushbridge Troll (Standard, Magic Arena)

Podcast 265: Pioneer, Product News and PT Announcements

Lets give into our greed and try to see if we can abuse Hushbringer's ability to negate enter the battlefield effects! Read more

Richard and Seth break down a weeks worth of Magic news and answer #MTGFishmail. Read more

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