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Weekly Update (Nov 4): Ultimate Box Topper Promos



New Promos — Ultimate Box Topper


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Mysterious UMA promos have been popping up all over social media.Read more


Budget Magic: $96 (23 tix) Blue-White Mill (Standard)


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With Nexus of Fate on the decline, is it finally time for Mill to compete in Guilds of Ravnica Standard?Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


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This week, the biggest finance news is the spoiling of a mysterious set of cards know as UMA. Over the past couple of days, many of the most expensive cards in Modern (and a few pre-Modern cards) have shown up in borderless foil form on social media, with a full announcement to come Monday morning at 11 am EST. Speculation is these cards could be from an upcoming Masters set, or they could be some sort of new buy-a-box promotion for the holiday season. The financial impact of these cards remains to be seen. If UMA is a Masters set, expect a big drop in prices in Modern staples, but if UMA is a buy-a-box promotion, don't expect much in terms of price movement.

In Standard, we're witnessing the rise of the artifacts. People are realizing that with Abrade out of the format, it's suddenly safe to play do-nothing artifacts and expect them to sit on the battlefield. As a result, Azor's Gateway (showing up in some Jeskai Control lists) increased 140% to $14 this week while The Immortal Sun (great for locking down planeswalkers from decks like Golgari and Teferi Control) jumped 53% to a massive $23. If you're not playing with these cards and have them in your collection, don't be afraid to sell or trade them away. The winter is usually the peak for Standard cards that rotate the following fall.

Finally, yesterday at Eternal Weekend some people bought an entire booth out of their graded cards at the cost of around $1.5 million. If you're someone who happens to have old cards (especially from the first two or three years of the game) sitting around in good condition, grading might be a solid plan. At this point, cards from Alpha and Beta up through Antiquities and Legends are collectors items more than for gameplay. Grading cards are the best way collectors can guarantee the condition of the cards they are buying. For more recent cards, the cost of grading isn't usually worthwhile, but for very old cards it can be a boon.

Much Abrew: Mono-Blue Tempo (Standard, Magic Online)

Winter Is Coming: Preparing for Ravnica Allegiance

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Just how good is the ultra-budget Mono-Blue Tempo deck in Guilds of Ravnica Standard? Let's find out! Read more

Ravnica Allegiance is right around the corner. What cards should we be buying now for our future Standard format? Read more

Collective Voyage, a D&D Adventure: Innistrad! (Part 6)

Free-To-Play Fish: Mono-Blue Arcane Inventions

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Our heroes enter the mauer estate to finally confront the mad stitcher Siegfried in our season finale! Read more

Let's take to the skies with Mono-Blue Arcane Inventions F2P style :) Read more


Against the Odds: Your Deck Sultai (Standard, Magic Online)


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What are the odds of winning with Mnemonic Betrayal in Guilds of Ravnica Standard? Let's find out!Read more

Goldfish Gladiators: Rainbow Lich (Standard, Arena)

Vintage 101: Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap

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Rainbow Lich is the talk of the Magic world. Let's take an updated version of the deck out for a spin! Read more

Joe Dyer talks about getting into Magic Online with Vintage as well as the current health of the format! Read more


Magic Arena: The 5th Copy Problem


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What is the 5th copy problem on Magic Arena and why does it need to be fixed as soon as possible? Let's discuss!Read more

Imagine Dragons (in Modern, Magic Online) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 195: Guilds of Ravnica Standard, Modern, Holiday Promo and Collector's Boosters

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We know that Dragons are good in Standard, but can they make the jump to Modern? Read more

Seth and Richard break down the hot new decks in Standard and Modern along with a new promo and a unique take on boosters. Read more


Commander Clash S5 E17: Mono Red Week! (Grenzo vs. Hidetsugu vs. Norin vs. Ramos)


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Each of us bring a unique Mono Red deck to battle!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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