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Weekly Update (Nov 19): Unstable Spoilers, New Merch!



Scoops Blue Deck Boxes & Sleeves


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Introducing our latest deck boxes and sleeves: Scoops Blue!Read more


Unstable Spoilers


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Unstable spoilers are in full swing! Contraptions are here, you can combine cards with Augments, dexterity cards are back, and you can also pull random strangers into your game! Check out all the zany new Unstable spoilers at mtg.fish/ust, or you can check out our Daily Spoilers video with commentary from SaffronOlive:


Budget Magic: $97 (28 tix) Grixis Amulet (Standard)


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Primal Wellspring is a powerful card, but is it strong enough to fight through a field of energy with the help of Torment of Hailfire?Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


The big financial news this week is the release of Iconic Masters. Now that the cards are on the market, prices are tumbling fast, with the total value of an Iconic Masters set dropping nearly 16% in just the past seven days. Considering that the set is being sold at Target and WalMart (a first for a Masters set), this isn't really a surprise. There seems to be a ton of sealed product on the market. When you combine this with the fact that many of the expensive cards have high price tags thanks to low supply rather than high demand, the stage is set for some huge price drops. With another Masters set on the way in just over three months, prices will likely continue to fall over the holiday season.

Iconic Masters hit Magic Online Friday as well, and the expected value is horrible. Opening the $7 booster will give you an average of 1.47 tix in cards. As a result, if you are looking to get in some drafts, unless you can win more than 72% of the time (which is roughly equivalent to being the greatest limited player of all time), you are better off choosing the phantom option and then using the tix you save to pick up whatever Iconic Masters singles you need to finish your decks.

Finally in Standard, more cards are down than up for the week. We've reached a dead spot for the format with players focused on Iconic Masters and Unstable, not to mention real life responsibilities over the holiday season. Expect things to stay mostly quiet and trend down a bit over the next six weeks until Rivals of Ixalan spoilers start on the first of the year.


Magic Memes: Exclusive Unstable Preview


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We've got a sweet new Unstable card to show off for you today, along with a discussion of Memes in Magic!Read more

Much Abrew: Five-Color Azcanta Friends (Standard)

Un-Set Finance

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How many planeswalkers is too many in a five-color shell supported by Search for Azcanta? Let's find out! Read more

Unstable spoilers start next week, which means its time to take a dive into the deep end of Un-set finance! Read more


Against the Odds: XXX Stompy (Modern)


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What are the odds of winning with a deck built around Rosheen Meanderer in Modern? Let's find out!Read more

Possibility Storm #8: Ixalan

Vintage 101: Giving Thanks

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Can you find the right line to win this turn? Read more

Islandswamp is thankful for the sweet decks he gets to review! Read more

#RUGlyf: The RUG Delver Primer - Part 5: The RUG Renaissance

Brewer's Minute: Deep Delve—Targeted Discard

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Instead of TWiL, Sean continues an old, critically-acclaimed series: #RUGlyf - The RUG Delver Primer. Read more

Everything you need to know about targeted discard and more! Read more


Commander Clash S4 Episode 6: Movie Night


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Grab your popcorn, it's another Movie Night!Read more

Ammit All (Heartless Rakdos, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 148: Unstable, Standard, Play Points

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Can emerge creatures combined with aggressive threats bring Heartless Summoning to the forefront of Modern? Let's discuss! Read more

The crew discusses the first batch of Unstable spoilers, the triple GP weekend, and the purchasable Play Points on Magic Online. 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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