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Weekly Update (Nov 08): Commander Legends Full Reveal



Commander Legends Preconstructed Decks


The complete decklists for both Commander Legends preconstructed decks.Read more


"Arm for Battle" Commander Legends Precon Upgrade | $20, $200 | Auras | Equipment


Tomer breaks down the "Arm for Battle" precon and shows you how to upgrade it using a budget of $20 or $200!Read more


Budget Magic: Curious Rogues (Historic)


Can an aggressive, tempo-y build of Rogues work in Historic on a 15-rare (with 11 being lands) budget? Let's see!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


Overabundance Last Chance Vampiric Tutor

This week, most of the big price movement was once again tied to the impending release of Commander Legends. While somewhat quieter than I expected, a handful of older cards that work well with new legends from the set doubled or more in price this week, headlined by Overabundance which jumped from around $2.50 to $5 as the perfect enchantment for a Yurlok of Scorch Thrash deck, not just giving each opponent additional mana (which will hopefully lead to Yurlok of Scorch Thrash mana burn damage), but also offering a Manabarbs for some additional damage as the opponent taps their lands. Outside of Yurlok, the card doesn't really see any Commander play, but it's also from Invasion and has never been reprinted, so the supply is low enough that even just demand from new Yurlok players is enough to cause a meaningful price increase.

Likewise, both Final Fortune and its weird sibling Last Chance more than doubled up this week thanks to Obeka, Brute Chronologist. The "end the turn" legend is the perfect way to turn Final Fortune and Last Chance into red versions of Time Walk by ending the extra turn before the fatal delayed trigger from the extra turn spell. Last Chance is especially expensive since it only has two printings and both are in extremely low supply sets: Starter 1999 (currently $89) and Portal (currently $75). If there's good news, it's that Final Fortune has multiple Core Set reprints and is only around $20, but in reality, if you are building Obeka, Brute Chronologist, these are two of the best cards you can put in your deck, which might mean biting the bullet and spending a big chunk of cash for Last Chance. Hopefully the extra turn spell is high on Wizards list for potential future reprints, because players are going to need copies of both of these cards to build around one of the most unique legends from Commander Legends.

Finally, a quick note on some of the chase reprints from the set: if you need cards like Vampiric Tutor, it's probably best not to wait too long. When Vampiric Tutor was reprinted in Eternal Masters, it briefly dropped to around $30 right after the set released, but almost immediately started increasing in price and was back over $100 before the Commander Legends reprint was announced. There is an absurdly high level of demand for true Commander staples, which means price drops from reprints typically don't last for long. Players see cards they need to complete their decks at a big discount and start buying, which quickly pushes up the price. While more fringe-y reprints like Staff of Domination might remain low for a bit longer, in general when it comes to Commander cards, the rule on reprints is that picking up your copies sooner is better, because normally the long-term trajectory is up as more and more players buy into the format and pick up the cards they need for their decks.

Budget Magic: Curious Rogues (Historic)

Commander Legends Exclusive Previews | Araumi of the Dead Tide & Reprints

Can an aggressive, tempo-y build of Rogues work in Historic on a 15-rare (with 11 being lands) budget? Let's see! Read more

Check out our exclusive preview cards including the new commander, Araumi of the Dead Tide! Read more


This Week in Legacy: Be the Legend You Were Meant to Be


Joe Dyer takes a hard look at Commander Legends and how it relates to LegacyRead more

Single Scoop: Are We Humans? (Standard, Magic Arena)

Against the Odds: Angel(s) of Destiny (Modern)

Can General Kudro and his band humans fight through the standard Best of One meta? TheAsianAvenger sure hopes so! Read more

What are the odds of winning with Angel of Destiny (and a bunch of its angelic friends) in Modern? Let's find out! Read more


Oh Boy, Here I Go Killing Again! | Toshiro Umezawa | $100 | Commander Abridged Gameplay


Some days, some nights Some live, some die In the way of the samurai Read more

Vintage 101: I Am Legend

Pioneer Peak: Is This A Death's Shadow?

Joe Dyer dives into Commander Legends and what it means for Vintage! Read more

Can Scourge of the Skyclaves be the Death's Shadow of Pioneer? Read more

Much Abrew: Selective Memory Combo (Modern)

Historic 101: Hateboar

Can Zendikar Rising's MDFCs make Selective Memory into a legitimate combo piece in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

Yasharn seems to be pretty good in this Historic meta so let's see how close to hatebears we can get! Read more


Commander Clash S9 E17: Revenge Week | Rakdos vs. Ramos vs. Tasigur vs. The Ur-Dragon


We're out for revenge this week! Which deck will finally snag a win?Read more

The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User Decks (November 1-6, 2020)

The Lore of Commander Legends

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

Joe Dyer dives into a veritable treasure trove of lore for Commander Legends! Read more


Podcast 301: The SaffronOlive Invitational Card


The crew discusses a ton of sweet new Commander Legends cards and answers #MTGFishmail.Read more



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