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Weekly Update (Oct 29): Cat Tribal Standard

Budget Magic: $95 (15 tix) GW Cat Tribal (Standard)

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While the tribes of Ixalan have so far fallen flat, maybe it's time for an old tribe to claw it's way to the top of the format!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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It's been another quiet week in the finance world, although things are likely to change in a few days with Pro Tour Ixalan kicking off on Friday. In Standard, the two biggest winners are Ixalan sleepers Treasure Map (up 24% to $3.71) and Sunbird's Invocation (up 37% to $1.03). Both cards have proven to be more tournament-worthy than most people initially thought, with Treasure Map being a key piece to some builds of Tokens and various Marionette Master decks, while Sunbird's Invocation is showing up alongside Approach of the Second Sun in some unique builds. Both cards are cheap enough that they can continue to grow if they see tournament play in Standard.

In Modern, we're seeing some cards from the Five-Color Humans deck that took down last week's SCG Open ticking up in price. This includes Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and even Kitesail Freebooter, but the biggest winner is Meddling Mage, which is a four-of in the main deck of Collins Mullen's build. Chris Pikula's invitational card jumped 20% to just under $8 on the performance. All the cards from the list should be watched moving forward as there's a non-zero chance that the deck is the next big thing in Modern and more cards spike as a result.

Finally, we have one oddball this week with the FNM Promo Cabal Coffers showing up among the 20 most-viewed cards on the site. While the promo did double in price a couple of weeks ago, I haven't been able to find any recent tournament play. After doing a bit of digging, it seems that FNM Cabal Coffers was initially bought out in Europe, which got MTG Finance types talking about the card here in the US, which lead to it being bought out here as well.

Much Abrew: Approach of the Cats (Standard)

The Expected Value of Iconic Masters

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Can a deck that walks the line between Cat tribal and Approach of the Second Sun control actually work? Let's see! Read more

How much value can you expect to open from a box of Iconic Masters? Let's break it down! Read more

Possibility Storm #5: Ixalan


It's a hard one this week! Can you find the right line to win this turn?Read more

Against the Odds: Axis of Mortality (Modern)

Rough Drafts: Innistrad

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What are the odds of winning with a deck built around Axis of Mortality in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

In celebration of Halloween, Magic Online is running some spooky Innistrad drafts this week! Let's draft something spicy! Read more

Vintage 101: It's a Ravager eat Ravager World out there...

Brewer's Minute: Next-Level Sideboarding

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Islandswamp talks about a few of the top decks from the 2017 Vintage Championships! Read more

One common mistake new brewers make is focusing too much on the opponent's main deck and not enough on their sideboard. Read more

This Week in Legacy: American Eternal Weekend

Commander Clash S4 Episode 3: Halloween Special!

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Sean runs through the metagame and Top 8 of American Eternal Weekend's Legacy portion! Read more

The crew plays extra spooky decks for Halloween! Read more

Daggers, Literally (Dagger Burn, Standard) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 145: Printing Problems, Modern and Fishmail

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What if Dowsing Dagger is really just a do-nothing artifact with the upside of giving the opponent a couple of creature tokens? Read more

With Richard still away, Seth and Chaz discuss problems with card quality, the awesomeness of Modern and lots of #MTGFishmail. 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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