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Weekly Update (Oct 21): MTGGoldfish Arena Companion App

MTGGoldfish Arena Companion App

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Sync your Magic Arena collection with our new MTGGoldfish Arena Companion App.Read more

Budget Magic: Golgari Reanimator (Standard)

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Is stocking the graveyard and then reanimating huge finishers a legitimate budget plan in Standard? Let's find out!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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This week, the biggest finance news is Arclight Phoenix which jumped more than 200% in price to nearly $14. While the mythic is showing up in Standard in various control and spellslinger decks, the more notable development is Arclight Phoenix putting up finishes in Modern. Cards like Manamorphose and Faithless Looting make it pretty easy to get Arclight Phoenix into and then back out of the graveyard. However the future is unclear; if it ever breaks out in a paper Modern tournament it could shoot higher, but shocklands and the other high value cards from Guilds of Ravnica should keep it from getting too out of control.

The other big piece of news this week was Golgari Midrange developing into the deck to beat in Standard. Prices are starting to reflect this new reality. Both Jadelight Ranger (up 43% to $15) and Vraska, Relic Seeker (up 46% to $23.44) jumped this week, while other pieces of the deck like Vivien Reid, Vraska, Golgari Queen, and Vraska's Contempt also posted solid gains this week. While it's possible that Golgari really is the best deck in Standard, it's also true that we have a Pro Tour coming up in a few weeks which could reset the metagame. Normally the peak for Standard cards is over the winter. Holding onto your copies for at least a couple more months should be a fine plan.

Finally, there's been a lot of talk about Magic Online prices lately after Legacy and Modern cards dropped significantly over the past few weeks. This is normal at rotation as people sell of their eternal staples to buy new Standard cards and play in prerelease limited events. With at least one of the winter Pro Tours likely to be Modern, I'd expect to see prices recover over the next few months. If you've been thinking about getting into the format digitally, this is a great opportunity to save a few bucks.

It's Time to Stop Comparing Magic Arena to Magic Online

Cube Goldberg Machine: Introduction to Cube Strategy

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With Magic Arena in open beta, it's time we stop comparing it to Magic Online and let the game stand on its own merits. Read more

Tips for cube drafting for fun and profit! Read more

Why Brawl is Dead, and Why it Shouldn’t Be

Collective Voyage, a D&D Adventure: Innistrad! (Part 4)

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John Preest recounts the history of the Brawl format and the potential it may have. Read more

A zombie horde is shambling towards Shadowgrange! What will our heroes do? Read more

Free-To-Play Fish: Mono-Green Forest's Might

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Want to play MTG:Arena without breaking the bank? TheAsianAvenger grinds through Standard with an entirely free-to-play account!Read more

Vintage 101: Lucy in the Sky with Moxen

Against the Odds: Mono-White Divine Control (Standard)

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Joe Dyer takes a deep dive into the world of Paradoxical Outcome as we prep for US Eternal Weekend. Read more

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

Goldfish Gladiators: Grixis Dragons (Standard)

Free-To-Play Fish: Mono-Black Graveyard Bash

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Is it time for Nicol Bolas to make its return to Standard, with the help of Niv-Mizzet? Let's find out! Read more

Join your sp00ky host TheAsianAvenger as he continues his grind to grow his F2P collection w/ the Graveyard Bash deck! Read more

Fish Doctor: Four-Color Murmuring Mystic

Commander Clash S5 E15: Guilds of Ravnica Part 2! (Emmara vs. Etrata vs. Izoni vs. Tajic)

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Today we've got a spicy (but perhaps clunky) four-color Murmuring Mystic deck to doctor! Read more

The crew builds decks around the final four legendary creatures from Guilds of Ravnica! Read more

The Dance of the Dragons (Grixis Dragons, Standard) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 193: Standard, Golgari, Mythic Edition and Star Building

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Just how good are Dragons in Standard? Read more

Seth and Richard discuss Golgari in Standard, the Mythic Edition debacle and Wizard's small steps into star building 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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