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Weekly Update (Mar 25): Spellbook Jace, FNM Promos

Dominaria Spoilers

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This week we got a tiny trickle of spoilers. Wizards revealed a new frame for Legendaries with Urza's Ruinous Blast, and the return of playable FNM promos highlighted by Opt. There was also a controversial new policy revealed making Firesong and Sunspeaker only available through the Buy-A-Box promotion and not in booster packs (which Wizards promptly acknowledged they "received the feedback" after community outrage). Check out all the Dominaria spoilers at, and check out the important highlights of the set from SaffronOlive:

Signature Spellbook: Jace Contents!

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A new sealed product featuring eight Jace-influenced cards with new art and frames!Read more

Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors Decklists

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Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors decklists are revealed!Read more

Budget Magic: $99 (26 tix) Teferi's Pool (Modern)

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How salty will our opponents get when they realize they can no longer cast any spells? Let's find out!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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This week has been relatively quiet on the finance front. In Standard we're starting to see some early preorders from Dominaria, but most of the cards are extremely overpriced. Even if you want these cards on release day, it's better to wait until later in spoiler season, and you'll save the most by waiting until after the set releases. While Steel Leaf Champion looks like a strong card, it doesn't feel like a $15 rare and it's very unlikely that all the chase uncommons are worth $2-$4, even if they see heavy play.

In Modern, Goblin Lore is pushing $30 after going up another 28% on the week. Back at the start of 2018, the uncommon was quite literally bulk with copies available everywhere for around $0.25. This makes Goblin Lore one of the biggest gainers we've seen in years. At this point Hollow One has legitimized itself as a real deck in Modern, which means Goblin Lore might end up being the next Mishra's Bauble until it gets reprinted in a Masters set. If you plan on playing the deck you might have to pick them up at the new, higher price point since it seems unlikely we get more copies this year barring a surprise reprint in Core Set 2019 or maybe a Commander deck.

Finally, many of the Modern playable cards from Masters 25 actually started increasing in price this week. Considering how low the EV is at the moment, it might be that these cards have hit their floor. If you're in the market for copies of Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Chalice of the Void, Ensnaring Bridge, Vendilion Clique, Blood Moon or Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, in might be time to take the plunge. While none of these cards are likely to spike quickly, stabilizing and rising slowly seems most likely.

Much Abrew: Bridgevine (Modern)

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Is playing creatures that die when they enter the battlefield to trigger Vengevine and Bridge from Below a legit plan in Modern? Read more

Sagas are the most unique cards in Dominaria, but are they playable? What's the best way to abuse the enchantments? Let's discuss! Read more

Possibility Storm #8: Rivals of Ixalan

This Week in Legacy: GP Madrid and MKM Rome

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

Sean runs through the recent large European events - GP Madrid and MKM Rome! Read more

Against the Odds: 12 Moon (Modern)


Can Blood Sun join Blood Moon and Magus of the Moon to make opponents 33% sadder on Turn 1? Let's find out!Read more

Dredging up Success at Grand Prix Phoenix

Brewer's Minute: Budget Building

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Zac Elsik shares his success from playing Dredge and tips for piloting the deck. Read more

There are two main pathways to building a budget deck. What are they and which is more effective? Let's discuss! Read more

Commander Clash S4 Episode 22: History of Magic (Kaalia vs. Kruphix vs. Pharika vs. Sidisi)

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Take a stroll through Magic's history with decks featuring cards from every set ever made!Read more

Trading Down (Bant Trade Binder, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 164: Modern, Arena Drops NDA, Cheating

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Does a seemingly random pile of Bant cards have what it takes to compete in Modern? Check out the stream highlights! Read more

The crew discusses the latest Modern results, Arena dropping its NDA, and cheating in Magic. 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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