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Weekly Update (May 7): Magic Online Commander Banlists

Magic Online Commander Banlist (1v1 and Multiplayer)


Wizards' new banlist for 1v1 and multiplayer Commander for Magic Online.Read more

Budget Magic: $110 (54 tix) Standard Zombies!!!!

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It's finally time to start exploring Amonkhet Standard. First up, we use the undead to get aggressive in mono-black Zombies!!!!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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The biggest financial news of the week comes from Amonkhet Standard's week one results. While these changes should be viewed critically until after next weekend's Pro Tour Amonkhet, the early winners of our new Standard seem to be control and Zombies. For control, Pull from Tomorrow (up 55% to nearly $5) and Torrential Gearhulk (up 40% to $23.50) are the big winners, while nearly every playable Zombie including Cryptbreaker, Diregraf Colossus, Dread Wanderer, and Never // Return doubled in price this week. The question is if these decks will still be a thing in the post-Pro Tour meta. While both seem to to have enough raw power to stick around, it's hard to predict what the pros will play, much less what decks will have success.

As for Modern, the story is not one but two buyouts. First we have Unified Will, which is the latest in a long line of playable uncommons from older sets to see a significant spike. It wouldn't be that surprising to see the new price mostly stick. If you are going to spend hundreds of dollars to build Modern Merfolk, what's an extra $4 a copy to have the optimal sideboard? Meanwhile, Seshiro the Anointed is clearly based on Commander, and likely tied to the release of Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, which has renewed interest in Snakes as a tribe in the casual format. While it's unlikely the Snake legend will return to its pre-spike price, trending down is the norm with this type of casual buyout as sellers race to the bottom to undercut the market and move their copies.

Let's wrap up by talking about the weirdest price of the week, Tattered Mummy jumping to $3, an increase of over 1000%. What's going on with the Amonket common? Nothing. This is basically just some weirdness on TCGplayer where only two copies are listed (both at $2.98). As soon as more are listed, the price will drop back down to where it was before. If you see something like this happen in the future, make sure to check the supply. If it's extremely low (especially when the card in question is an in-print common), it's best to write off the spike as an outlier that will fix itself before long.

The Good and Bad of B&R Week

Much Abrew: Ally Mill (Modern)

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The good, the bad, and the ugly of Felidar Guardian being banned, and the process that led to the banning. Read more

By combining together two favorites—Ally Tribal and mill—can Halimar Excavator and friends pick up some combo wins in Modern? Read more

Against the Odds: Solar Energy (Standard)

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What are the odds of winning with Approach of the Second Sun in Amonkhet Standard? We're about to see!Read more

This Week in Legacy: MKM Frankfurt and the First Week Without Top

Vintage 101: Post-Gush Power Nine

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Sean goes through the first week without Top, highlighting MKM Frankfurt and results on MODO and in smaller tournaments. Read more

Take a look at the first post-Gush Power Nine Challenge with Islandswamp! Read more

GOAT Magic: Best Tempo—Faeries vs. Delver

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For this episode of GOAT Magic, Richard and Seth try to figure out which tempo deck is the best ever: Delver or Faeries. Read more

Brewer's Minute: Three Biggest Commander Deck-Building Mistakes

Commander Clash S3 Episode 5: Amonkhet Gods

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Commander is about fun, but there are three simple deck-building mistakes that defeat this goal. Here's what they are and how to fix them! Read more

The crew dukes it out with the new Amonkhet gods! Read more

Magic Online Commander Changes And What It Could Mean For All Of Us

Podcast 119: B&R Week, Amonkhet Standard

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The Good, the Bad, and the Rules Committee Read more

With Richard away, Seth and Chaz break down the B&R debacle and week one of Amonkhet Standard! Read more

We Opened A Gideon! (Amonkhet Prerelease) – Stream Highlights

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We opened the chase Mythic of the set. Is Gideon enough to carry our sealed pool?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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