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Weekly Update (Oct 8): World Championship Decklists



Budget Magic: $43 (25 tix) Favorable Pirates (Standard)


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Ixalan Standard is here! Let's get aggressive with some cheap flying Pirates and Favorable Winds!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


Search for Azcanta The Scarab God Vraska's Contempt

The big financial news of the week comes from Worlds. While it's hard to generalize too much from a 24-player tournament, only a handful of Ixalan cards showed up at the event, but these cards top our Standard winners for the week. Search for Azcanta looks to be the foundation of Standard control, causing the enchantment to jump 136% to over $14.00, while one of the only answers to The Scarab God and Hazoret the Fervent, Vraska's Contempt, also more than doubled in price to nearly $9. While the uniqueness of Worlds (hopefully) means that the broader Ixalan Standard will be a bit more diverse, it's likely these cards will remain a big part of it. While they will tick down as supply increases, they should remain among the most expensive cards from the set moving forward.

On the other hand, many of the most hyped Ixalan card from spoiler season are trending down, with most Mythics from the set dropping about 10% on the week. This is normal as supply enters the market, and doubly so for cards that don't actually see any play in Standard. Likely the biggest losers of the bunch are the tribal strategies from the set, which haven't done much of anything. At this point it might be time to sell Dinosaurs and non-Hostage Taker Pirates, with the plan being to pick them back up over the holiday season just before Rivals of Ixalan spoilers start.

Finally, we saw some under-the-radar cards from Standard on the move this week, with Heroic Intervention up 55% to nearly $5, Mechanized Production up 45% to $4, and Authority of the Consuls doubling up to $5.50. While Authority of the Consuls makes sense as a sideboard staple (Ramunap Red was the most played deck at Worlds), the other two don't see significant tournament play and are likely driven by the Commander market. It's worth digging through your bulk to see if you have some copies sitting around to fund your next draft, or to put towards an Ixalan Standard deck.


Possibility Storm #2: Ixalan Preview Puzzle


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Can you find the right line to win this turn?Read more

Much Abrew: UW Unstable Bogles (Modern)

Six Burning Questions for Magic Arena

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Is UW the way to go for Bogles in Modern, and can Seth keep his sanity while playing one of his least favorite decks? Let's see! Read more

Much is still unknown about Magic's new digital game. Here are the six biggest questions we need answered. Read more


Against the Odds: Esper Jace Tokens (Standard)


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How many token copies of Jace, Cunning Castaway can we get on the battlefield at the same time? Let's find out!Read more

Commander Review: Ixalan Part 2 (Red, Green, Multicolor, Colorless, Lands)

Rough Drafts: Ixalan

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Part 2 of the Ixalan Commander Review! More Dinosaurs, Pirates, Vampires, Merfolk, and sweet fliplands! Read more

We've got a brand new limited format! How does triple Ixalan draft play out? Let's find out! Read more

This Week in Legacy: Pirate Stompy and Other Things

Vintage 101: Spy VS Spyglass

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Sean runs through all the chaos of Pirate Stompy, the 84th KMC and the recent Challenge! Read more

Ahoy matey! Islandswamp takes a look at Sorcerous Spyglass in Vintage! Read more

Improvising with Tezzeret in Standard

Brewer's Minute: Reevaluating Standard

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Zac Elsik talks about his 1st place finish at the SCG Classic playing a unique Grixis Improvise deck. Read more

Ixalan brought with it Standard rotation, which means it's time to take a second look at some below-the-radar Standard cards! Read more

Commander Clash Live: Anything Goes and Momir Basic (Part 2)

Jurassic Farce (GR Dinosaurs, Standard) – Stream Highlights

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With Season Four of Commander Clash kicking off next week, today we have the second part of our Commander Clash live stream! Read more

Dinosaurs are one of the most hyped tribes from Ixalan. Can a deck overflowing with huge creatures stomp its way through the format? Read more

Budget Commander: $20 Draconic Domination Upgrade

Much Abrew: The Pirate God (Standard)

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Do you like Dragons? Of course you! Let's analyze the Draconic Domination precon and see where we can take it! Read more

Are Pirates the right way to abuse The Scarab God in Standard? Let's find out! Read more


Podcast 142: Week One Ixalan Standard, MTG Arena


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The crew discusses the first tournament results of Ixalan Standard, and the latest MTG Arena news.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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