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Weekly Update (Mar 5): Modern Masters 2017 Full Spoilers, Expected Value



Modern Masters 2017 Spoilers


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The complete Modern Masters 2017 spoilers are now available! The set is brimming with value and quite a few unexpected reprints. Check out the full Modern Masters 2017 spoilers at mtg.fish/mm3.


The Expected Value of Modern Masters 2017


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How much value can you expect to open from a box of Modern Masters 2017? Let's break it down!Read more


Modern Masters 2017 Booster Box Giveaway


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Win a Modern Masters 2017 Booster Box!Read more


Budget Magic: $53 (11 tix) Sram Aid (Standard)


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Are you a fan of Modern Bogles, Puresteel Paladin Storm, and Aetherflux Reservior combo decks? Then you'll love Sram Aid!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


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There's really only one topic that matters this week as far finance is concerned: Modern Masters 2017. The full set was spoiled on Friday, and while it went out with a bit of a whimper, the set is absurd and stuffed full of value. As a result, it's having a huge impact on Modern card prices.

Let's start with the MM3 reprints. We are already seeing discounts of 40% (or more) off most cards compared to pre-reprinting prices. The Zendikar fetchlands are nearly half of their previous price and are continuing to drop. The same is true of Goblin Guide and many of the other playable rares. While many of these cards will continue to tick down over the next month or so, they likely won't drop too far. The box EV is already in the $220 range, and it probably won't go too far below $180, which means that the set might lose another 20% or 25% of its value—a reasonable amount, but nothing too crazy.

Of course the wildcard is just how much of the set is available. If it's really massive in supply (or if Wizards releases more over the summer like they did with Eternal Masters over the holidays), prices will drop more than expected. On the other hand, if supply is more limited than we think, chase rares (especially fetches) could rebound a lot quicker than most are imagining. Probably the easiest way to track supply is by looking up box prices. A week or two ago, MM3 boxes were as low as $170 or $180. Today they are about $225. My guess is supply will be fairly high and this price will fall again, but if it climbs up towards, or even above MSRP ($240), it will be a sign that supply is lower than expected.

As for the Modern staples that weren't reprinted in MM3, prices have increased significantly. Karn Liberated got a 35% bump and is over $70, Mishra's Bauble is a $40 uncommon, Chalice of the Void is up 13% to $70, and Eidolon of the Great Revel jumped 57% to nearly $13. And this doesn't even include a bunch of other cards that increased between 10% and 15% on the week. Unlike when a card is bought out and price normalize quickly, since most of these cards are unlikely to get reprinted in the near future, it's very possible their new prices stick. As a result, if you need them to finish a deck, you probably just have to bite the bullet and pay the new higher price.


Modern on Sale


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Modern Masters releases represent a unique opportunity for budget-conscious Magic players, the trick is to take full advantage.Read more

Much Abrew: GW Rallier Emeria (Modern)

Playing Pauper: Abzan Existence

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Can GW Emeria, with the help of Renegade Rallier, give the more common UW Emeria a run for its money as the best Emeria deck? Read more

Jake pilots a graveyard-based toolbox deck based around the card Tortured Existence Read more

This Week in Legacy: Tailoring Removal

Against the Odds: Sprout Paradox (Modern)

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Sean goes through some more interesting decks, and outlines how to tailor our current removal suites. Read more

What are the odds of winning with the infinite combo of Sprout Swarm and Paradox Engine in Modern? We're about to see! Read more

Ode to Blood Moon—Exclusive MM3 Preview

Vintage 101: Thirst for Data

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If getting a preview card—any preview card—is a huge honor, what is getting to preview your all-time favorite Magic card? Read more

Islandswamp talks about the Power Nine Challenge and data mining in Vintage! Read more


GOAT Magic: Fastest Lands — Eldrazi Winter vs Twelve Post


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Which banned Modern deck can make the best use of lands that produce multiple mana, Breach Post from 2011 or Eldrazi Winter Eldrazi?Read more

Brewer's Minute: Irreplaceable

Commander Clash S2 Episode 30: Sliver Mayhem

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Building budget-friendly decks is all about finding substitutions, but what happens when some cards are irreplaceable? Read more

The gang plays Sliver Mayhem. Hilarity ensues. The horror! Read more

Crazy Cat Lady (Jeskai Copy Cat, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 110: Modern Masters 2017 Spoilers, Data in MTG

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There's been endless hyped about Felidar Guardian and Saheeli Rai, but is the combo really good enough for Modern? Read more

The crew breaks down the first Modern Masters 2017 spoilers and discusses the benefits and drawbacks of big data in MTG. 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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