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Weekly Update (Mar 11): Dominaria Leaks!



Dominaria Leaks


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Oops! Earlier this week, Wizards accidentally published the Chinese Release Notes for Dominaria. The Release Notes contain the text spoilers for 142 cards (out of the 249 non-basic Dominaria cards). So while we don't the complete set, the art, the flavor text, or the rarities, we do know A LOT about the set. Check out all the Dominaria spoilers at mtg.fish/dom, and check out the important highlights of the set from SaffronOlive:


Dominaria: What We Know


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Spoiler Warning!!! Yesterday we had a huge leak of Dominaria cards, here's what we know about the set so far!Read more


Budget Magic: $95 (36 tix) Cultivator Huatli Tokens (Standard)


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Is it time for Cultivator of Blades to break out in Standard, backed by the power of Huatli, Radiant Champion? Let's see!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


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This week, the biggest finance news is the leak of a significant part of Dominaria. While the set is too far away to impact Standard prices directly, some of the broader themes revealed in the leak are driving up the prices. For example, Leyline of Singularity was bought out, going from near-bulk to over $17, a 1600% increase, perhaps based on hype for some interactions with cards from Dominaria. Along the same lines, some cards that interact with legends (like Reki, the History of Kamigawa, which increased 58% to $8.48) and Goblins (Legion Loyalist, up 38% to $11.58) also spiked this week. Considering we are still more than a month away from the release of the set, I expect this is only the start; as people dig through the leaks, we'll see more weird cards being bought out.

Meanwhile on Magic Online, one of the biggest movers were the Innistrad checklands. We saw the same thing happen when the allied members of the cycle were leaked for Ixalan, and while their prices are low now, they were fairly high when Ixalan first released. Picking up your playset on the cheap for Standard makes sense, but the window of opportunity might already be gone, so waiting until Dominaria releases is probably the way to go. It's worth mentioning that thanks to the printing of the enemy fastlands in Kaladesh, the cycle is less in-demand for Modern, which likely hurts the cycle's long-term potential outside of Standard.

In Modern, Gemstone Caverns was bought out, increasing 200% to over $32. The primary reason for the buyout is the Colorless Eldrazi deck that has been putting up some results in Modern. The deck plays a massive three copies of the legendary land to facilitate fast starts. If the new price point sticks, Gemstone Caverns will quickly move up the list of likely reprints for a future Masters set. If you have extras sitting around, it's probably wise to sell or trade them soon while the Colorless Eldrazi hype is strong.


Not All Reprints Are Created Equal


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Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Imperial Recruiter might have the same price, but their reprint values are significantly different.Read more

Much Abrew: Dubious Champion (Modern)

Possibility Storm: Rivals of Ixalan #6

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Is using Dubious Challenge or Champion of Rhonas to get a fast Emrakul a legit plan in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

Can you find the right line to win this turn? Read more

This Week in Legacy: M25 Impacts and New Tech

Against the Odds: Hedron Salvage (Modern)

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Sean runs through the impact of Masters 25 and looks at some new tech around the world. Read more

Is it possible to win even a single game with Hedron Alignment in Modern? We're about to find out! Read more


Masters 25: Best New to Pauper Cards


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What first time commons from Masters 25 have the most potential for Pauper? Let's break it down!Read more

Brewer's Minute: Seven Decks That Benefit Most from Masters 25

Commander Clash S4 Episode 20: Champions Week! (Breya vs. Lovisa vs. Nicol Bolas vs. Tishana)

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What decks get the biggest boost from Masters 25 reprints? Let's break it down! Read more

Cue the intro music because it's Champions Week! Read more

Making It Rain (Bloodbraid Ponza, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 162: Masters 25, Modern MOCS

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What does the Bloodbraid Elf unbanning do for the land destruction heavy GR Ponza in Modern? Check out the stream highlights! Read more

The crew discuss the complete Masters 25 spoiler and the Modern MOCS. 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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