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Weekly Update (May 19): Modern Horizons Snow-Covered Full-Arts

War of the Spark Previews

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Modern Horizons previews kicked off this weekend during the MOCS stream, giving us a few spicy new additions to Modern and the introduction of Full-Art Snow-Covered lands! Check out for the latest previews and check out the important highlights of the set from SaffronOlive:

Budget Magic: $86 (11 tix) Narset's Amnesia (Standard, Magic Arena)

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Can the combo of Narset, Parter of Veils and Induced Amnesia to Mind Twist away our opponent's hand work on a budget in Standard? Let's see!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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Leak Alert: One of the biggest pieces of finance news this week is tied to a leaked card from Modern Horizons. Skip the next paragraph if you are trying to avoid leaks.

This week, the biggest piece of finance news came in the form a leak of the buy a box promo from Modern Horizons: Flusterstorm. The one-mana counter has long been a staple in Legacy and will be making its first appearance in Modern, which lead to previous printings (both Iconic Masters and Commander) being bought out, doubling the price of Flusterstorm to $32 and $45 respectively. While it might seem strange for a reprinted card to increase so much in price, here it's important to remember that Flusterstorm has relatively low supply (has never been printed in a full supply Standard set) and won't be in Modern Horizons proper since it's a buy a box promo. It wouldn't be surprising to see prices tick down as the buy a box supply hits the market, but considering that a foil Flusterstorm is currently $70 (and the promos are foil with new art), Flusterstorm is a huge incentive to pick up a Modern Horizons box early from your local game store.

In existing Modern, the big winner this week was Pillar of the Paruns (up 173% to $15). The multi-color land is a four of in a new Niv-Mizzet Reborn deck in Modern. Whether or not the Niv-Mizzet Reborn deck ends up being a real deck in Modern, Pillar of the Paruns is the type of card that gets better set by set as more multi-color cards are printed, so sooner or later it seems likely to find a real home. This said, it's also fairly reprintable, so unless you're playing Niv to Light or are in it for the long haul, trading away or selling into the spike seems like a solid plan.

Finally, in Standard we have two emerging three-drops at the top of our list this week in Legion Warboss (up 63% to $6.60) and Thief of Sanity (up 27% to $7.74). Both cards already see heavy play in Standard and both have the potential to see even more play after rotation. It wouldn't be a surprise to see these cards peak even higher next winter. If you don't already have a playset for Standard, it might be worth picking them up over the summer. If you do have copies you should probably hold onto them to play in post-rotation Standard.

War of the Spark in Modern


War of the Spark is off to a somewhat slow start in Standard, but it's making waves in Modern. Let's break down the new decks and cards!Read more

Much Abrew: Fblthp and Friends (Standard, Magic Arena)

Modern Mayhem: 10 Rack (Modern, Magic Online)

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What happens if you jam a million planeswalkers alongside a playset of Fblthp, the Lost in War of the Spark Standard? Let's find out! Read more

Which card? Dissss-Card! Come join TheAsianAvenger as he plays 10 Rack in Modern! Read more

Budget(ish) Commander: Nicol Bolas, Artifact Supervillains

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Because Atraxa is overrated.Read more

Mono Green Standard Tron (Standard, Magic Arena)

Against the Odds: Niv-Mizzet Reborn (Standard, Magic Arena)

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Tron in Standard? WHAT!? Come find out what TheAsianAvenger has been tinkering with in best of one! Read more

What are the odds of winning with a five-color, duo colored deck fronted by Niv-Mizzet, Reborn in War of the Spark Standard? Let's find out! Read more

Vintage 101: Down the Rabbit Hole

Fish Five-0: Esper Turbo Friends (Standard, Magic Arena)

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Joe Dyer ventures down the rabbit hole as things change and evolve in our journey to SCG Con! Read more

All aboard the ship! The friendship, that is! This week TheAsianAvenger takes a planeswalker heavy deck into the queues. Read more

Commander Clash S6 E14: More War of the Spark! (Feather vs. Mowu vs. Niv-Mizzet vs. Tolsimir)

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The crew brews decks around the new legendary creatures from War of the Spark!Read more

Artifacts or Fiction (UB Tezzerator, Standard) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 224: Mythic Edition Lawsuit & MPL Kick Off

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How goes is our latest buy a box promo in Standard? Let's find out! Read more

The crew talks Wizards response to the Mythic Edition issues and discusses the latest on the Magic Pro League. Read more

State of the Meta: Best Of One (Standard, Magic Arena)


Need some decklists for your Best of One adventures? Find out here.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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