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Weekly Update (Oct 18): Commander Omnath Bowl

Banned and Restricted Update, October 12, 2020: Omnath, Clover, Escape Banned

Omnath, Clover, Escape banned in Standard. Omnath, Teferi, Reclamation suspended/banned from Historic.Read more

Budget Magic: 2 Mythic/2 Rare Rakdos Party Aggro (Standard)

It's party time in Standard with an aggressive Rakdos deck featuring just two rares and two mythics!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

Skyclave Apparition Omnath, Locus of Creation Walking Dead

This week in the world of finance the biggest winner was Skyclave Apparition which more than doubled in price to just over $7. While the Kor Spirit is still finding its footing in Standard, it's already a Modern staple; it's the fourth most-played creature in the entire format trailing only Lurrus of the Dream-Den, Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, and Monastery Swiftspear. The reason for the high demand is that the three-drop sees play across archetypes, showing up in Humans, Spirits, and Death & Taxes, along with other fringe decks. While being an in-print rare does limit its price ceiling, if it continues to see heavy play, it's not impossible that it doubles up in price again into the $15 range. Dryad of the Ilysian Grove is currently over $13 and sees significantly less Modern play. If you're planning on playing white decks in Modern, you might as well pick up your copies soon. It's hard to imagine Skyclave Apparition ever being bad in the format and the price could continue to climb.

The other big news this week was the Standard banning of Omnath, Locus of Creation (along with Lucky Clover and Escape to the Wilds, which are both much less relevant from a finance perspective). While Omnath did lose 14% of its value on the week, ticking down to $19 from about $22, I wouldn't be in a rush to sell the Elemental. Omnath, Locus of Creation is currently the most popular commander in the Commander format according to EDHRec, and recently cracked our list of the 10 most-played creatures in Modern. Much like its also-banned partner in crime Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath (which is still over $40), there is so much demand for Omnath, Locus of Creation from non-Standard formats that I wouldn't be surprised to see it start increasing in price again before long after the initial ban-based selloff ends. 

Finally, we got a huge Walking Dead price spike this week. No, not the Secret Lair drop, the original Walking Dead from Legends! The common more than doubled up from under $2 to nearly $5, most likely from players wanting it to play in decks built around Secret Lair x The Walking Dead legends in Commander for flavor purposes. While $5 might seem like a lot for a common, the best estimate is that there were only 212,000 copies of Walking Dead printed, many of which have likely been lost over the past 30 years. Thankfully, discounting memes and flavor, it's not a card that anyone really needs to build a competitive deck. Drudge Skeletons is essentially the same card and you should be able to pick it up for literal pennies if you're in the market for a two-mana black regenerator. 

Commander Clash S9 E14: Omnathbowl | Omnath vs. Angry Omnath vs. Wet Omnath vs. Banned Omnath

Which version of Omnath will omnomnom the others? Let's find out in Omnathbowl!Read more

Crimmander Deck Techs: Anowon, the Ruin Thief

This Week in Legacy: What to Play for Eternal Weekend?

Crim talks about his Anowon, the Ruin Thief deck and what a better way to celebrate his first deck tech than going through his paper deck?? Read more

Joe Dyer covers several decks for players newer to Legacy to look at for Eternal Weekend on Magic Online! Read more

$50 Verazol, the Split Current | Kicker Tribal | Commander Abridged Gameplay

Fly high with Kicker Value Airlines!Read more

Historic 101: Haunting of Historic 2

Against the Odds: Infinite Landfall Mogaug (Modern)

Continuing the spooky vibes of October, TheAsianAvenger dusts off the Spirits deck with new Zendikar Rising inclusions to haunt the format! Read more

How many combat steps can we take with Moraug, Fury of Akoum? How can we generate infinite landfall triggers in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

Vintage 101: Getting Into Vintage with Eternal Weekend

Single Scoop: Fire Walk With Me (Standard, Magic Arena)

Joe Dyer talks a bit about Eternal Weekend on MTGO and how to play Vintage with it! Read more

Fiery Emancipation is great in Commander but what if Crim tries to make it work in Standard? Find out if Crim can burn his opponents out with three times the damage! Read more

Much Abrew: Naya Sunforger (Modern)

The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User Decks (October 11-17, 2020)

Can Commander all-star Sunforger make the jump to Modern as a weird combo piece, backed by some new Zendikar Rising cards and Fervent Champion? Let's see! Read more

What sweet decks did users submit this week? Let's find out! Read more

The Banned Bracket: The First Round

What recently-banned-in-Standard deck is most broken of all? Join Seth and Crim as they try to figure it out by playing a 16-team bracket of banned decks!Read more

Fish Five-0: Everybody Loves Grixis

Podcast 298: Is Standard Finally Saved?

With the most recent B&R changes, it feels like rotation finally happened so Crim takes Grixis out to battle! Read more

The crew discusses the Grand Finales, a huge banned list update for Standard and Historic before answering #MTGFishmail. Read more

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