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Weekly Update (Nov 5): Pro Tour Ixalan Decks



Pro Tour Ixalan


Pro Tour Ixalan is in the books and the major story of the weekend was the abundance of Energy decks (making up over half of the metagame) and the decks brought to combat them. In the end, it was Seth Manfield taking home the trophy with Sultai Energy. Check out the 6+ Win decklists below, as well as our Round by Round live coverage:

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Budget Magic: $93 (20 tix) Mono-Black Monument (Standard)


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Is it time for Marionette Master and Treasure tokens to shine in Standard in a mono-black Aristocrats-style shell? Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


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This big finance news of the week is the fact that Pro Tour Ixalan has come and gone without making a huge financial impact—partly because the Pro Tour itself was much later than normal, and partly because the field was dominated by Temur Energy and Ramunap Red. Unlike some Pro Tours where we have a bunch of cards that double or triple in price, Pro Tour Ixalan was pretty tame. The biggest winner was Vraska, Relic Seeker (up 58% on the week to $26), but the planeswalker was increasing before the Pro Tour. Otherwise, Treasure Map, Rampaging Ferocidon, and Legion's Landing all jumped between 13% and 26%, but none of these cards really broke out on the Pro Tour stage. Considering the common theme of these cards is they are either part of Tokens or fight against Tokens, it wouldn't be surprising to see some of these cards start to decrease in coming weeks considering the deck faded away after the first day of Pro Tour Ixalan.

In Modern, the big story is Five-Color Humans, which is continuing to pick up steam (with the deck even showing up in Legacy over the past week). Meddling Mage (up 36% to $17.50) and Ancient Ziggurat (up 66% to $10) are the two biggest winners from the deck. Both cards went from borderline unplayable in Modern to pseudo-staples in the format in just a couple of weeks. I'd lean towards selling into the hype if you have copies. Even though it's looking like the deck is real, both cards are extremely reprintable.

Finally, in the world of Magic Online, keep an eye on Treasure Chests. They've been near their all time low over the past couple of weeks, and there's an update (which will include Commander 2017 cards) coming on November 15th. Typically an update resets the value of the chests to about 2.5 tix for a short period of time, so it might be worth holding onto the chests you win for the next week or two in hopes of cashing out for a higher price post-update.

Much Abrew: Dagger Burn - Version 2 (Standard)

Understanding the Modern Banned List

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Dagger Burn is back with some major changes! Let's run through some games and break down the upgrade process. Read more

With Wizards talking unbannings in Modern, let's look at what got these cards thrown in Modern jail to begin with! Read more

Rivals of Ixalan Spoilers — October 30, 2017 | Special Previews

Possibility Storm #6: Ixalan

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Two special advanced previews for Rivals of Ixalan! Read more

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


Against the Odds: Infinite Adaptation (Modern)


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What are the odds of making Arcane Adaptation work as an infinite combo piece in Modern? Let's find out!Read more

This Week in Legacy: SCG Open Washington DC

Brewer's Minute: Brewing Prompts

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Sean runs through the all the interesting decks from StarCityGames Open Washington DC! Read more

You learn how to write by forcing yourself to put together words and sentences, and brewing decks is the same way! Read more


Commander Clash S4 Episode 4: Standard Commander


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Ixlaan has formed a new Standard format, so it's time to play another Standard Commander!Read more

White Zombie (UW Embalm, Standard) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 146: Rivals of Ixalan Early Spoilers, New Promos, Pro Tour Ixalan

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What happens when you go tall with Anointed Procession and a handful of powerful eternalize and embalm creatures? Read more

The crew discusses the two early Rivals of Ixalan (official) spoilers, the new RPTQ and GP promos, and Pro Tour Ixalan! 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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