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Weekly Update (May 16): No Banlist Commander Clash

Commander Clash: No Banlist | S10 E15

The crew plays with cards that are officially banned in Commander!Read more

Budget Magic: $94 Witherbloom Plumb Aristocrats (Modern)

How broken is Plumb the Forbidden? Is Dina good enough for Modern on a $94 budget? Let's find out!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

Savra, Queen of the Golgari Counterspell Korvold, Fae-Cursed King

This week in the world of finance the biggest winners are once again tied to Strixhaven and the popular new commanders to come from the set. At the top of our list we have Savra, Queen of the Golgari which works extremely well with the Pest token theme of Beledros Witherbloom as well as the lifegain/lifeloss theme of Willowdusk, Essence Seer and Dina, Soul Steeper. The Ravnica rare jumped a massive 611% to $27. If you need a copy, one possibility is to pick up the Guilds of Ravnica Golgari Guild Kit (the only place Savra, Queen of the Golgari has ever been reprinted), which is selling for between $35 and $40 on Ebay and gives you a $10 Deathrite Shaman, a $4 Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, a $6 Abrupt Decay, and some other playable but not especially expensive Commander cards like Golgari Signet, Elves of Deep Shadow, Stinkweed Imp and Golgari Charm

Meanwhile in Modern the announcement that Counterspell will be entering the format with the release of Modern Horizonsis having an impact on the price of some special versions of Counterspell itself as well as Archmage's Charm. While Counterspell has been printed about a million times and you can easily find cheap versions for around $2, the foil Mystical Archive printing jumped from $10 to $30 while the Japanese foil is up to $98 and the non-foil is over $60. The extended border Commander Legends printing also doubled up to $10 and the FNM Promo is pushing $80. Meanwhile, Archmage's Charm increased 63% to nearly $14, most likely due to the potential of Counterspell leading to Modern control decks shifting towards heavier blue builds to support Counterspell

Finally, Korvold, Fae-Cursed King (brawl deck) is on the rise, with the Brawl precon commander climbing to $11, almost double what it was at the end of March. This potentially makes the Brawl precons themselves a good deal. If you're willing to buy all four decks together you can get them for $115-$120 on Ebay (roughly $30/deck). If you add up the value of all the cards in the decks, it comes up to over $200, although this includes a bunch of bulk commons and uncommons that are worth less than their retail price suggests. Even discounting the bulk, you'll get a $41 Smothering Tithe, four shocklands worth between $9 and $13, Korvold, Chulane, Teller of Tales (brawl deck), and a bunch of other stuff worth a couple of dollars. 

Stunning Reversal | Commander Clash Moment #16

This Week in Legacy: Mean and Green

Seth will do anything to draw cards. Read more

Joe Dyer dives into another history lesson on Green Card Advantage in the Legacy format! Read more

Commander Clash Podcast 007: MDFC Land Tier List

We've had some disputes about Zendikar Rising's MDFCs in the past, so today we're settling it with a big debate! We rank all of ZNR's MDF...Read more

Single Scoop: Jeskai Control (Historic, Magic Arena)

Brawling with Jadzi (Historic Brawl)

Its been awhile since we've had a good Jeskai Control deck but it looks like HIstoric will scratch that itch! Read more

SaffronOlive really wants the rest of the Japanese Mystic Invocation archive card styles on Magic Arena, which means it's time for some Brawl! What cool things can the Jadzi deck he threw together in 10 minutes do? Let's find out! Read more

Against the Odds: Oops, All Fynns (Standard)

Is it possible to win a game in Standard by turning all of our creatures into Fynn, the Fangbearer with Echoing Equation? Let's give it a shot and find out!Read more

Vintage 101: A Saga By Any Other Name

Single Scoop: Big Lore (Standard, Magic Arena)

Joe Dyer dives into some spoiler season with Modern Horizons 2! Read more

Who knew Ugin attended Lorehold College? Well, we did because we're forcing Ugin and Baneslayer Angel in this episode! Read more

Much Abrew: Rakdos Waste Not Discard (Modern)

Can Waste Not team with Liliana's Caress to power a Rakdos Discard deck in Modern? Let's see!Read more

The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy Viewer Decks (May 9-15, 2021)

Fish Five-0: Mono Black Devotion (Standard)

What sweet decks did viewers submit this week? Let's see! Read more

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is in standard and isn't played? Lets change that! Read more

Selenia Abridged Gameplay | Lifeswap | Commander | EDH | MTG

Watch this janky lifeswap deck pop off in this game, shortened to under 10min!Read more

Ode To Modern Horizons

Podcast 328: Does Counterspell Matter in Modern?

The original Modern Horizons broke the format, but it still should be considered one of Magic's best sets. Read more

The crew breaks down a ton of new spoilers from Modern Horizons 2 and Forbidden Realm, discusses Arena crashes during the Open over the w... Read more

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