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Weekly Update (Oct 13): Seven Dwarves Deck



Banned and Restricted Update, October 7, 2019: No changes


No changes!Read more


Budget Magic: $27 Mono-Blue Mill (Standard, Magic Arena)


Can mill work in Throne of Eldraine Standard on an absurdly cheap $27 budget? Let's play some matches and find out!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


Field of the Dead Savor the Moment Arcane Signet

Despite Wizards moving up the next banned and restricted announcement (a move many players see as a sign that Field of the Dead will be banned in Standard), many of the biggest winners in Standard this week are key parts to the Golos, Tireless Pilgrim / Field of the Dead deck, with Agent of Treachery (up 65% to $2.28), Hydroid Krasis (up 18% to $29.23) and Golos, Tireless Pilgrim (up 16% to $5) leading the way. Personally I'd be very nervous about buying into a Field of the Dead deck right now. While a banning isn't guaranteed, it would be pretty surprising if Wizards moved up the banned and restricted announcement only for it to end with "no changes" and it seems exceedingly unlikely Wizards would bother moving the B&R update for a non-Standard format, especially right now, when we have two Standard Mythic Championships in the next month. The only good news for Field of the Dead players is that the most expensive cards in the deck (Hydroid Krasis, Teferi, Time Raveler, Once Upon a Time and shocklands/Fabled Passage) are Standard (or even cross-format) staples and are unlikely to lose a ton of value even if the Golos, Tireless Pilgrim / Field of the Dead deck gets banned. Still, October 21st (the next B&R date) is only a week away, so I'd hold off on buying/crafting Field of the Dead decks for the next few days, just to be safe.

Meanwhile, in Modern, the biggest winner of the week was Savor the Moment (up 172% to $20.47). The cheap extra turn spell is part of a new Turns deck that looks to use Fires of Invention to negate the drawback of not being able to untap by casting all of its spells for free with Fires of Invention. At this point, the deck only has a Magic Online 5-0 to its name as far as tournament results, so its long-term future is unclear. Over the next week or two Savor the Moment should drop a bit from its post-buyout high, but if the deck actually starts to post results in paper tournaments, it's far from impossible that Savor the Moment sticks around $20. It only has one relatively low supply printing in Shadowmoor which means it doesn't take that much demand for the price to creep up.

Finally, checking in with Throne of Eldraine as a whole, the set is down roughly 10% in the past week, a fairly large but not surprising drop for the week after a set release. This doesn't include cards found outside of normal boosters. The biggest losers this week were once again the Brawl deck exclusives, with many of the chase cards that were $30 a couple of weeks ago now in the $7 to $12 range. Still, even with this huge price drop, the Brawl decks are solid buys, especially if you can pick them up in the $20 range. Just the new legendary, Arcane Signet, and the shockland add up to significantly more than $20 in value, and you get another 57 cards for free! 

Much Abrew: Chulane Bant (Standard, Magic Arena)

The Expected Value of Throne of Eldraine

How much value can Chulane, Teller of Tales provide in a Bant shell in Throne of Eldraine Standard? Let's find out! Read more

How much value should you expect from a box of Throne of Eldraine, and how can you quickly check expected value on your own? Let's discuss! Read more


Budget Commander: K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth | $50, $100, $200


Do you like filthy, degenerate combos? Of course you do.Read more

Going Infinite, October 7th

Single Scoop: Mardu Enchantments (Standard, Magic Arena)

How did week one of our little project pan out? Read more

This week TheAsianAvenger plays an enchanting deck that revolves around all the sweetest enchantments! Read more


Against the Odds: Seven Dwarves (Standard, Magic Arena)


What are the odds of winning with all Seven Dwarves (or maybe even more!) in Standard? Let's find out!Read more

Modern Mayhem: Food N' Faeries (Modern, Magic Online)

Vintage 101: The Eternal Flame

With #MTGEldraine here, TheAsianAvenger tries out a few new cards in a familiar archetype! Read more

Joe Dyer talks about the ins and outs of US Eternal Weekend at the end of the month! Read more


Commander Clash S7 E4: Throne of Eldraine | Mono Color | Ayara vs. Linden vs. Rankle vs. Torbran


We begin our exploration of ELD by building around the new mono color commanders from the set!Read more

Fish Five-0: Temur Midrange (Standard, Magic Arena)

Podcast 245: Limited with Ben Stark

There's so much power in the three-drop currently so lets see if we can take advantage of that by ramping them out even earlier! Read more

Magic Hall of Famer and limited master Ben Stark joins the crew for a discussion of his favorite format! Read more


The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User-Submitted Decks (Oct. 6-12, 2019)


What crazy brews did MTGGoldfish viewers submit this week? Let's find out!Read more


Instant Deck Techs


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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