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Weekly Update (Oct 20): Mythic Championship V Matchup Data

Mythic Championship V: Matchup Breakdown

What went down at Mythic Championship V? We break it down, along with a complete look at matchup data from the event!Read more

Budget Magic: $92 WB Prison (Standard, Magic Arena)

How can we deal with the endless horde of Field of the Dead Zombies in Throne of Eldraine Standard? Stack up some hateful, prisony enchantments of course!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

Embercleave Oko, Thief of Crowns Haakon, Stromgald Scourge


This week, the biggest finance news come from Standard as pro players attempted to navigate a Field of the Dead and Oko, Thief of Crowns filled meta at Mythic Championship V. The biggest winner of the week was Embercleave, which increased a massive 383% to just under $20 as a key piece to decks like Mardu Knights and Gruul Aggro which look to use the equipment as a way to close out the game quickly before the powerful late game of Golos, Tireless Pilgrim and Nissa, Who Shakes the World come online. While Embercleave was almost certainly underpriced at $5, it's very likely overpriced now. Only one Standard mythic outside of Throne of Eldraine is worth more than $20 (Hydroid Krasis), which means it's likely that Embercleave will trend back down towards $10 as the hype dies down and the Standard meta develops after tomorrow's banned and restricted announcement. 


Speaking of tomorrow's banned and restricted announcement, it's likely to have a huge impact on prices whether anything gets banned or not. If there's a banning Field of the Dead and perhaps a Bant staple (Oko, Thief of Crowns, Hydroid Krasis or Nissa, Who Shakes the World) are the most likely options. While holding onto cards that could be banned is risky, if we get a no changes announcement it's very possible that something like Field of the Dead or Oko, Thief of Crowns spike as more people buy into the deck (Oko, Thief of Crowns is already over $40, and based on its dominance in Standard and increasing play in Modern it has the look of a card that could end up pushing $75 like Jace, Vryn's Prodigy if nothing is banned). On the other hand, if we get one (or more) bannings, it will be almost like starting Throne of Eldraine Standard over again a month after the set released, which means cards that were overshadowed by Golos and Bant decks might get a new chance to shine and increase in price as a result. 


Finally, Modern was mostly quiet this week, although we did get some movement from casual cards. Haakon, Stromgald Scourge (up 15% to $17.06) plays well with the Knights theme of Throne of Eldraine and is a really unique effect. Meanwhile, Kinsbaile Cavalier (up 11% to $10.50) is another solid piece of a Knight Commander deck. While it's a bit late to take advantage of the trend of casual cards spiking based on the theme of the newest set for Throne of Eldraine, it is about time to start picking up cards that could theoretically work well with the themes and tribe of Theros, since we'll be returning to the plane in just a few months. This means Minotaurs, enchantments matters cards, devotion, or "mono-colored matters" cards, and heroic or "targeting my own stuff for value" cards could all be in for a price increase in the not too distant future. While there is some guesswork involve, if you happen to guess right you can save yourself a nice chunk of change by picking up the cards you need for your Theros themed Commander decks now rather than waiting for the inevitable price spikes after the set is spoiled.

Much Abrew: Irencrag Dragonstorm (Modern, Magic Online)

Going Infinite, October 14th

Is Irencrag Feat enough to make Dragonstorm playable in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

A quick recap of this week's attempt to go infinite. Read more

Commander Review: Throne of Eldraine | Part 2 | Red, Green, Multicolor, Colorless, Lands, Brawl

Tomer reviews all the new ELD and Brawl precon cards for the Commander format!Read more

Against the Odds: Irencrag Stompy (Standard, Magic Arena)

Vintage 101: Bond. FastBond.

What are the odds of winning with irencrag Feat in Standard? Let's find out! Read more

Joe Dyer delves into a few of the cooler Fastbond shells, including the ever popular Ziasbond! Read more

Fish Five-0: Bant Fancies (Standard, Magic Arena)

Commander Clash S7 E5: Brawl Commanders | Alela vs. Chulane vs. Korvold vs. Syr Gwyn

Want to play counterspells and mill your opponents? TheAsianAvenger tries to do just that with Folio of Fancies! Read more

The crew takes the new Brawl legendary creatures out for a spin in Commander! Read more

The Fish Tank: Sweet and Spicy User-Submitted Decks (Oct. 13-20, 2019)

What awesome decks did viewers submit this week? Let's see!Read more

Single Scoop: Grixis Reanimator (Standard, Magic Arena)

Podcast 246: Product Announcements, Upcoming Bannings and Mythic Championship V

With #MTGELD, can we bring this deck back to life? TheAsianAvenger tries to strengthen his bond with standard reanimator! Read more

The crew breaks down a week's worth of Magic news and makes some predictions for this weekend's Mythic Championship V. 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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