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Weekly Update (Nov 6): Peregrine Drake Banned, Standard Showdown Boosters



Peregrine Drake Emergency Ban


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Peregrine Drake Emergency Ban from Pauper.Read more


Standard Showdown and Buy-A-Box Boosters


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New three-card Standard Showdown prize boosters coming to a store near you!Read more


Budget Magic: $50 (14 tix) Standard WB Fabricate


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What's better than a competitive budget deck? A competitive ultra-budget deck like WB Fabricate!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


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It's been a pretty quite week on the finance front. All of the biggest movers come from Commander 2016, where we've seen a lot of the fringe casual reprints lose nearly half of their value in the past week. This was expected considering that the decks are stuffed full of value. It's important to realize that it's unlikely any of these cards (outside of true staples like Chromatic Lantern) will rebound in the near future. As for Standard and Modern, there really isn't much to say. The biggest gains/losses for the week are only a few%, which suggest natural variations in pricing more than relevant finance news.

Since we have some time this week, I wanted to talk a bit about Frontier, the new post-Modern format being pushed by some of the big Japanese stores. While I like the idea of a new format that is bigger than Standard but smaller than Modern, Frontier (which begins with M15) doesn't really appeal to me in its current form: the card pool is simply too small. As far as finance, I don't expect to see any real impact unless Wizards decided to officially pick up the format, which isn't impossible, but if it did happen, it would likely be years in the future.

Let's imagine that two or three years from now Wizards decided to add Frontier to the queue alongside the other supported formats. Should we expect a huge price spike of format staples like we saw with Modern and even Tiny Leaders? I'm skeptical. While I expect the format would have some impact on prices, it's important to remember that the very nature of the format, featuring only new cards, will naturally limited the price of the cards in the format. The sets in Frontier are huge in supply; with both Modern and Tiny Leaders, it was primarily old, low supply cards that saw major price gains. Not to mention the fact that buying in on a format too early is a good way to get burned (see: Tiny Leaders). So for now, my advice is to test and play the format if it interests you, but ignore it from a financial perspective. Even if it beats the odds and becomes the next big thing in terms of tournament formats, I'm not convinced it will have a huge financial impact.

Much Abrew: Mono-U Metallurgic Rise (Standard)

Commander 2016: Reprints and Ranking the Decks

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Can our old Mono-U Brains deck Rise from the Tides in Kaladesh Standard with the help of Metallurgic Summonings? Let's see! Read more

Let's break down the importance of the Commander 2016 reprints and then rank the five decks from worst to best! Read more

Playtest! Kaladesh Planeswalker Decks: Nissa vs. Chandra

Against the Odds: Kaladesh Planeswalker Deck in Standard (For Science)

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How do the new Kaladesh Planeswalker decks play? Is Chandra, Pyrogenius or Nissa, Nature's Artisan better? Let's find out! Read more

Can the Kaladesh Planeswalker Deck headed by Chandra, Pyrogenius compete in Standard? We're about to find out! Read more


This or That Magic: Cats or Dogs?


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Answering life's most important questions the best way we know how: with a game of Magic. First up: Cats or Dogs? Read more

Commander 2016 Preview: Breed Lethality (Atraxa, Praetors' Voice)

Commander 2016 Preview: Invent Superiority (Breya, Etherium Shaper)

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It's Commander 2016 Preview week, which means Seth and Tomer are breaking down the cards and deck. First up, Breed Lethality! Read more

It's Commander 2016 Preview week, which means Seth and Tomer are breaking down the cards and decks. Today, Invent Superiority! Read more

Commander 2016 Preview: Open Hostility (Saskia the Unyielding)

Commander 2016 Preview: Entropic Uprising (Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder)

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It's Commander 2016 Preview week, which means Seth and Tomer are breaking down the cards and decks. Today, Open Hostility! Read more

It's Commander 2016 Preview week, which means Seth and Tomer are breaking down the cards and decks. Today, Entropic Uprising! Read more

Vintage 101: Emrakul, the Promised Champ

Brewer's Minute: Why Not in Modern?

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The Vintage Championships have come to their Promised End! Islandswamp takes a look at the Top Eight decks! Read more

This week, we look at four Kaladesh favorites and break down why they just aren't quite good enough for Modern. Read more


Commander Clash S2 Episode 13: Kamigawa Block


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The crew builds decks around the legendary creatures from Kamigawa block!Read more

Cloud Blazin' (UW Panharmonicon, Standard) – Stream Highlights

This Week in Legacy: American Eternal Weekend

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There's more than one way to Panharmonicon in Standard! Today we try out a UW build heavy on Cloudblazers! Read more

This week Sean reviews American Eternal Weekend and what decks found their way into the Top 8! 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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