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Weekly Update (Mar 10): Best of One State of the Meta

Budget Magic: $52 (7 tix) Goblin Calamity (Standard, Magic Arena)

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Can the combo of Cavalcade of Calamity and The Flame of Keld make a weird version of Goblins good in Standard? Let's see!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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It's planeswalker week here in finance land. After Mark Rosewater and an article on the Wizards website confirmed that all 36 planeswalkers from the War of the Spark trailer are in the set, anything that works with (or fights against) planeswalkers in Standard saw a jump in price. More cheap legends means Mox Amber (up 30% to $19) might have a chance in Standard, while The Immortal Sun (up 20% to $20) gives decks a way to fight the planeswalker onslaught. Even Bedevil saw a 12% increase to $3.64. Expect more movement as we head through spoiler season which kicks off at the end of the month at PAX East.

Meanwhile, in the world of Commander, The Chain Veil increased by 38% to $23.47. Not only does the artifact work well in planeswalker-heavy decks, but it also has some combo potential if it can be untapped repeatedly with something like Teferi, Temporal Archmage or Estrid, the Masked. Considering that Oath of Teferi is already in Standard, it seems unlikely the The Chain Veil will be reprinted in War of the Spark. It wouldn't be a surprise to see it increase more in the future as Commander players start to build decks featuring the new War of the Spark planeswalkers.

Finally, in Modern the biggest winner of the week was Misty Rainforest, which shot up between 27% and 34% (depending on the printing) to somewhere between $70 and $80. The confirmation that Modern Horizons won't reprint any cards currently in the format means that there isn't an obvious place for fetchlands to be reprinted. While the fetches will certainly be reprinted eventually, there's a realistic chance it's not for a year or two, which means if you need fetchlands and don't want to wait, the best move is probably to pick them up soon: with more Modern Horizons hype, more increases could be on the way.

Against the Odds: Biomancer Combo (Modern, Magic Online)

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

Goldfish Gladiators: Mardu Firesong and Sunspeaker (Standard, Magic Arena)

Vintage 101: The Class of 2019

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Does our Dominaria buy-a-box promo Firesong and Sunspeaker have a place in Standard? Let's find out! Read more

Joe Dyer deep dives into the Vintage Community's best and brightest in addition to the final week of VSL before Playoffs! Read more

Fish Five-0: Temur Deeproot Phoenix (Standard, Magic Arena)

Brewer's Minute: Standard Mana

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We're tuning another user submitted list this episode! This time we're doing a different take on Arclight Phoenix Read more

How should you build your Standard manabase from mono-colors all the way up to four-color decks? Let's break it down! Read more

March State of the Meta: Best of One


It's a new season! TheAsianAvenger will be providing you with a few lists and decks to watch out for on the ladder.Read more

Commander Clash S6 E4: Anything Goes! (Arcum vs. Lazav vs. Maga vs. Toshiro)

Omniscience Draft Guide: Dominaria (MTG Arena)

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The gang gets all Black and Blue in this fierce fight for Anything Goes! Read more

Omniscience Dominaria Draft is currently running on Arena and it's AMAZING! Here's a quick guide for easy wins! Read more

Thank You (Abzan Angels, Standard) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 213: Modern Horizons Announcement & MagicFest Los Angeles

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Sometimes all you can do is say thanks. Read more

Seth and Richard break down the announcement of Modern Horizons and MagicFest LA. 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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