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Weekly Update (Sep 03): New Planeswalker—Huatli, Warrior Poet



Ixalan Spoilers


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Ixalan spoilers started this past week in strange fashion: Wizards decided to reveal all of the leaked cards from earlier in the year, giving us the majority of the rares and mythics from the set. The rest of the week was a trickle of uncommons, with the new planeswalker Huatli being revealed at PAX on Saturday. Check out the latest Ixalan spoilers at mtg.fish/xln, or you can check out our Daily Spoilers video with commentary from SaffronOlive:


New Magic Online Promos (New Art)


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Some classic cards get a makeover with the new Magic Online promos.Read more


Banned and Restricted Update, August 28 2017: Vintage Changes


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Vintage changes: Thorn of Amethyst, Monastery Mentor is restricted, Yawgmoth's Bargain is unrestricted.Read more


Budget Magic: $70 (20 tix) Modern Monumental Quest


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Oketra's Monument and Quest for the Holy Relic, together at last!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


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The biggest finance news of the week is the confirmation that Wizards is dropping the planeswalker uniqueness rule and making all planeswalkers—past, present, and future—legendary (with the release of Ixalan). This sent ripples through the market, with various versions of Gideon increasing, and several cards that work with legends spiking since they now work with planeswalkers along with legendary creatures. This group includes Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper (up 114% to over $9) which is now an Ancient Tomb for planeswalkers, and Reki, the History of Kamigawa (up 49% to $11) as a card advantage engine for a Superfriends deck.

Otherwise, Commander 2017 is still driving price movement as players look to upgrade their decks. Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund is great in the Dragon deck and jumped about 50% to nearly $25, Nacatl War-Pride is now a $6 uncommon thanks to the Cat deck, Sundial of the Infinite nearly tripled in price to $5 thanks to renewed interest in killing people with Phage the Untouchable and Fractured Loyalty, while Sigil Tracer and Wanderwine Prophets are still on the rise thanks to the Wizards deck. Generally these type of increases are based on real organic demand and are more likely to stick in price than random Reserved List buyouts.

Finally, speaking of the Reserved List, the buyouts are still happening with a bunch more random cards spiking this week. At this point all you can do is ignore the insanity and wait to see where prices settle.


Understanding Reserve List Buyouts


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We're in the middle of an unprecedented wave of buyouts. How does a buyout happen, and what do they mean for you and me?Read more

Much Abrew: Curse Control (Standard)

Commander 2017 Review: Arcane Wizardry (Wizards)

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Is Torment of Scarabs good enough to be the centerpiece of a competitive deck, backed by a sweet transformational sideboard plan? Read more

We've reached the end of our Commander 2017 reviews! Today Tomer and Seth wrap things up by breaking down the new Wizards! Read more

Vintage 101: One Lonely Mentor...

Against the Odds: Blood Pact (Modern)

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Islandswamp goes over yet another round of restrictions in Vintage! Read more

What are the odds of making Blood Funnel work in Modern? We're about to find out! Read more

Rough Drafts: Triple Ravnica

This Week in Legacy: Some Changes, Some Tournaments

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Rough Drafts is back, and we kick things off by delving into the the plane of Ravnica for a triple-Ravnica flashback draft! Read more

Sean runs through the planeswalker changes, Ixalan, and tournaments around the globe! Read more

Brewer's Minute: Hidden Treasures—Coldsnap

Commander Clash S3 Episode 22: Viewer Submitted Decks

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What under-the-radar Coldsnap cards have hidden potential? Let's discuss! Read more

We play decks submitted by you folk, the viewers! Read more

Innistrad Standard in Modern (UW Delver, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 137: Official Ixalan Spoilers

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Can old school Innistrad Stander Delver compete in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

The crew discusses the mega batch of Ixalan spoilers (56 cards!) and the latest Vintage B&R update. 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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