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Weekly Update (Mar 15): Secret Lair Fetchlands

Secret Lair Ultimate Edition and SS: Chandra

Enemy fetchlands reprint and Signature Spellbook: Chandra!Read more

Banned and Restricted Update, March 9, 2020: OuaT Banned in Modern

Once Upon a Time Banned in Modern, Breach in Legacy!Read more

Budget Magic: Hollow Herald (Modern)

How good is the combo of Storm Herald and Eldrazi Conscription in Modern on a budget? Let's find out! Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

Ugin's Nexus Cavalier of Thorns Teferi's Protection

This week's biggest winner comes from Pioneer - Ugin's Nexus (up 126% to $1.90). The extra turn hate/colorless Time Warp hybrid posted a 5-0 finish in a weird, combo-ish version of Jund Sacrifice that looks to loops Ugin's Nexus from exile with the help of Karn, the Great Creator and a sacrifice outlet like Vraska, Golgari Queen or Korvold, Fae-Cursed King. While it seems unlikely that the deck itself will be a true player in Pioneer, it's also true that as a mythic extra turn spell, Ugin's Nexus was probably under priced as bulk. Sticking at the new, higher price doesn't seem unlikely, especially since weird old mythics with relatively unique effects is the exact type of cards that end up finding a home and spiking in price eventually. 

Meanwhile, Standard is mostly quiet as players wait for the start of Ikoria preview season to shake up the format. Mythic that are rotating this fall are starting to trend down, with cards like Cavalier of Thorns and Arclight Phoenix leading the way. If you have cards from Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance, War of the Spark or Core Set 2020 that you're not playing with at the moment and don't have much Pioneer or Modern potential, it's a good time to sell or trade them away. Challenger Decks are releasing shortly and rotation is creeping ever closer; these cards have no where to go but down, at least over the short term.

Finally, from a more meta perspective, the retail edition of Mystery Boosters released on Friday and it's having a big impact on prices already. Most of the cards in the foil slot are down close to 75% from their pre-reprint price, while even staples like Mana Crypt and Teferi's Protection have seen a meaningful decline. At current prices boxes still feel like a solid open - assuming you can find them for near $100. If you're looking to avoid the variance of opening a box, picking up the singles you need while they are at a discount is also a very solid plan. In theory prices should continue to drop over the next couple of months, although currently Mystery Booster boxes are in short supply. Just how much prices fall will depend on how quickly and aggressively the set is resupplied to local game stores and online vendors.

Much Abrew: Mr. Toad's Heartless Summoning (Modern)

Ban List Fever: The Never Ending Discussion of What Should (and Should Not) Be Banned

Can The Gitrog Monster value train run in a format as fast and powerful as Modern? Let's find out! Read more

The discussion of what should and shouldn't be banned never ends. But is this discussion good for the game? Read more

Brawl Bash: Brawlrand (Brawl, Magic Arena)

MTGArena continues to add sweet new commanders to Brawl so I had to take Talrand, Sky Summoner out for a few matches in the Brawl queues.Read more

This Week in Legacy: Freeze Tag!

The Power of a Deckbuilding Checklist | Commander Quickie

Joe Dyer talks about the banning of Jeskai Breach in Legacy! Read more

Use a deckbuilding checklist to assist in your next deck brew and identify ways you can improve existing decks! Read more

Against the Odds: Athreos Hard Lock (Modern)

Fish Five-0: Rakdos N' Chill (Standard, Magic Arena)

What are the odds of winning (by hard locking our opponent out of playing Magic) with Athreos, Shroud-Veiled in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

Its time to try a more 'Chill' variant of Rakdos Read more

Vintage 101: Back to Basics

The Fish Tank: Sweet Viewer-Submitted Decks (March 8-15, 2020)

Joe Dyer gets down and dirty and back to basics about some of the important things you should know about playing Vintage! Read more

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

Commander Clash S7 E26: Season Finale! Andrew Week | Gyrus vs. Trostani vs. Vaevictis vs. Xira

Our Season Finale goes out with a bang with Andrew Week! Jund, white border cards, and plenty of Generic Goblin Noises!Read more

Pioneer Peak: The Process (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Podcast 267: Bannings, Arena News and Mystery Booster Foils

Lets see if trusting the process(or) helps us out in Pioneer! Read more

The crew breaks down the B&R announcement, some upcoming changes to Arena and the foil list from Mystery Boosters, along with answering #... Read more

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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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