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Weekly Update (Mar 19): "No Changes" B&R, Avacyn and Homeward Path Promos



March 13, 2017 Banned and Restricted Announcement: No Changes


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Judge Promos: Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Homeward Path


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New Judge promos Avacyn, Angel of Hope and Homeward Path.Read more


Modern Masters 2017 Booster Box Giveaway


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Win a Modern Masters 2017 Booster Box!Read more


Budget Magic: $88 (50 tix) Mono-Green Devotion (Modern)


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Want to make a ton of mana in Modern and win the game by trampling over with Craterhoof Behemoth? How about Mono-Green Devotion?Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


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Once again, most of the finance news this week comes to us from Modern where everything is still in flux thanks to the release of Modern Masters 2017. The biggest winner is Street Wraith, which increased nearly 200% to about $10 (depending on the printing). The Death's Shadow Jund and Living End staple could easily have shown up in MM3, but managed to avoid the reprint bug. With no likely reprinting on the horizon, it was bought out. While the price might come down a little bit, expect the cycler to be among the most expensive uncommons in the Modern format for the next year or two barring a surprise reprinting in a supplemental product.

As for Modern Masters 2017 itself, cards are trending down in general, although the biggest losers are the middle of the pack rares. Many of the mythics and uncommons may already be near their floor (in fact, many chase uncommons actually ticked up slightly this week). The biggest question is the fetchlands. While I think they may fall a little bit more, I'm also cautious about underestimating the demand for fetches thanks to some experiences on Magic Online where we've had Zendikar flashback drafts and actually saw the fetchlands go up in price while supply was increasing.

Finally, in Standard, the "no changes" Banned and Restricted announcement on Monday ended up meaning "no changes" in finance as well. While we see some very small fluctuations, everyone is waiting for Amonkhet to (hopefully) shake up the two deck format. However, we are reaching the end of the peak for cards that will rotate in the fall, so if you have unused Battle for Zendikar or Shadows over Innistrad block cards, sell or trade them now for maximum returns.

Much Abrew: Splendid Landfall (Standard)

Wizards Can't Ban Away Standard's Problems (But They'll Probably Try)

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Is Standard ready to reclaim its splendor, or will it retreat back to endless Mardu Vehicles mirrors? Let's figure it out! Read more

We are currently in one of the least diverse Standards of all time, but not all problems can be solved by bannings. Read more


Playing Pauper: Blue Stompy


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Jake pilots an aggressive blue deck with evasive creatures, including Elusive SpellfistRead more

This Week in Legacy: March Legacy Challenge and Other Tournaments

Modern Masters 2017 Instant-Speed Tricks

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Sean runs through this month's Legacy Challenge, and looks around the world for more developments. Read more

A reference table of all the instant-speed tricks in Modern Masters 2017. Read more

Against the Odds: Zur-an (Modern)

Vintage 101: Unmasking Dredge

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What's the secret to winning with Zur the Enchanter in Modern? We're about to find out! (Hint: it's a certain Treefolk!) Read more

Islandswamp talks about tuning Dredge for different kinds of metagames Read more

Modern Masters 2017: Top 10 New to Pauper Cards

Brewer's Minute: Magic Online—The Best Tool for Building Paper Decks

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Modern Masters 2017 is poised to shake up Pauper. Which new cards will shake up the format most? Seth and Jake discuss! Read more

Even if you don't want to buy digital cards or play digital Magic, Magic Online is the best tool for building paper decks. Read more

Modern Masters 2017: Booster Box Opening

Commander Clash S2 Episode 32: Modern Masters 2017

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It's release day for Modern Masters 2017, which means it's time to crack open a box. How many fetches will we open? Let's see! Read more

We celebrate the release of Modern Masters 2017 by building decks around the reprinted legendary creatures in the set! Read more

Dinosaurs! (Eldritch-osaurus Elves, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 112: Standard No Changes, Channel Fireball Grand Prix

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Turn two Griselbrand in my Elves deck? Don't mind if I do! Read more

The crew discusses the latest B&R with no changes to Standard, Channel Fireball handling all Grand Prix, and Reid Duke, NHL player! 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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