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Weekly Update (Nov 26): Complete Unstable Spoiler



Unstable Spoilers


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The complete Unstable spoilers is now out! The spoilers were capped off with an Urza planeswalker card (abilities to be released online Dec 8!), and our first vanilla Mythic with infinite power! 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:


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Budget Magic: $94 (32 tix) UR Prowess (Modern)


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Can the instant-speed cantripping power of Opt make UR Prowess into a powerful, budget-friendly option for Modern? Let's see!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


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The biggest finance news this week is the impact of Iconic Masters on card prices. Most of the cards in the set are down, backed by the fact that the product seems to be in high supply with some vendors selling boxes for as little as $150, and big box stores selling boosters. If you are thinking of buying singles from the set to fill our your collection, I'd wait few weeks. A month or two after set release is usually when most cards from a Masters set start to hit their floors, which means most cards from Iconic Masters will likely fall further in the coming weeks.

The other hot finance topic this week is Unstable, but right now we have more questions than answers about the financial future of the set. Currently, there's only a single card over $5 (Urza, Academy Headmaster) and nearly all of the cards in the set—including mythics—can be preordered for under $2. If Unset Constructed takes off, or a lot of playgroups allow Unstable card for casual play, it's possible these prices end up increasing. Personally I'm just ignoring Unstable from a financial perspective knowing that I could be missing out on some good buys.

In Legacy, the buyout of the week was Arena of the Ancients, which jumped more than 500% to nearly $50. Interestingly, the artifact isn't on the Reserved List, which means it theoretically can be reprinted at any time (although in practice it seems unlikely). The big take away here is if you need obscure old cards, you should probably buy them before they spike even if they aren't on the Reserved List. The supply of sets before The Dark is low enough that all cards from this era are easy buyout targets.

Much Abrew: Six-Drop Tribal (Standard)

Modern Prices, Masters Sets, and Reprint Equity

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Is playing only six-drops a legitimate strategy for Standard thanks to Sunbird's Invocation? Let's find out! Read more

More reprints means cheaper Modern, but can Wizards actually keep up the current pace of supplemental product reprints? Read more


Against the Odds: Five-Color Zubera Rally (Modern)


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Can Zubera be a competitive tribe in Modern, now that we have Unclaimed Territory to make the mana work? Let's see!Read more

Possibility Storm #9: Ixalan

Rough Drafts: Iconic Masters

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

Iconic Masters released on Friday, which means this week for our Rough Drafts we get to explore the new Masters-set limited format! Read more

This Week in Legacy: SCG Open and Classic Baltimore, 10th God of Legacy

Brewer's Minute: Magical Christmas Land Math

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Sean runs through the events at SCG Baltimore and the 10th God of Legacy event in Japan! Read more

What are the odds of making your crazy combo happen in an actual game of Magic? Let's talk about how to figure them out! Read more


Commander Clash S4 Episode 7: Iconic Masters


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In celebration of the release of Iconic Masters the crew each builds around one of the legends reprinted in the set!Read more

SHOCK-ing (Jund Loam, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 149: Rivals of Ixalan (!) and Unstable Spoilers

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Can Life from the Loam and Seismic Assult bring Jund back to the forefront of Modern? Read more

The crew discusses the surprise Rivals of Ixalan cards and go over last week's batch of Unstable spoilers. 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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