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Weekly Update (Sep 11): Kaladesh Planeswalkers

Kaladesh Spoilers

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Another week of Kaladesh spoilers done and we're in the home stretch. We received two very powerful planeswalkers in Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Nissa, Vital Force. We even received the two new Planeswalker Deck planeswalkers, Chandra, Pyrogenius and Nissa, Nature's Artisan. These are Standard-legal, but are only available via the Planeswalker Decks designed for new players. Be sure to check out the latest Kaladesh spoilers at and check out Jake's day-by-day Limited Review below:

Budget Magic: $99 (28 tix) Modern Enchantress

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Ghostly Prison is suddenly inexpensive thanks to Conspiracy 2, which means it's finally time for Modern Enchantress!Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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It's been a relatively quiet week on the finance front with the focus of the community being on the upcoming release of Kaladesh and Standard rotation. Apart from a few small increases in Modern including Engineered Explosives and Noble Hierarch, and the continued decline of rotating Standard cards, the biggest news of the week is Kaladesh presales and the bets players seem to be making on the future.

First off, three mythics are sold out at StarCityGames: Chandra, Torch of Defiance (who has been sold out for a while now) at $60, Aetherworks Marvel at $8, and Skysovereign, Consul Flagship at $6. Skysovereign, Consul Flagship makes sense because it looks to be a powerful, stand alone card, but the fact that Aetherworks Marvel makes the list is fairly interesting since its power is closely tied to the playability of energy as a mechanic. It appears that players are betting that energy will be good in Standard, and that some energy payoff cards might be better than they look. An example could be Architect of the Untamed, the only infinite energy dump we've seen so far (all the other energy abilities require tapping or mana).

Speaking of Kaladesh, one cycle of cards in specific has gotten a ton of questions: the enemy fastlands. Everyone wants to know if they should buy them now or wait, and considering that presale prices are somewhere in the $5 range, buying now seems fine. While it's possible they bottom out around $3, I'm not sure that playing a sub-optimal Standard deck for a couple of months to save a couple of dollars per copy is worth it, especially since most will likely end up hitting $5 again during their time in Standard.

Finally, on Magic Online, we are about to start Scars of Mirrodin block flashback drafts. As a result, if you are looking to pick up the original fastlands, Mox Opal, Wurmcoil Engine, or Koth of the Hammer, the next two or three weeks should give you a window to buy at a deep discount. Keep this in mind if you are looking to beef up your digital Modern collection.

Keeping up with the Kaladeshians (PAX Spoilers)

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Kaladesh has finally arrived, and it features some incredibly exciting new cards and mechanics. Let's catch up on the early previews!Read more

Much Abrew About Nothing: Skred Red (Modern)

This Week in Legacy: August Statistics and Stoneblade Decks!

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Are Snow-Covered Mountains the secret to building a great Blood Moon deck in Modern? Skred Red would say yes! Read more

Sean looks at how the metagame shook out in August and explores the surging Stoneblade decks. Read more

Playing Pauper: Simic Emerge

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Paradoxical Outcome: Exclusive Kaladesh Spoiler

Against the Odds: Splendid Valakut (Modern)

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Today's spoiler really is a Paradox. Is the Outcome an instant-speed draw spell, a way to protect your creatures, or a combo piece? Read more

Does Splendid Reclamation have what it takes to compete in Modern with the help of Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle? Let's see! Read more

Lost in Rotation: Fall 2016 Edition

Vintage 101: Spoiled Rotten by Kaladesh

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Poppu takes a look at the main changes to the Standard metagame with the upcoming release of Kaladesh. Read more

Islandswamp is feeling spoiled rotten by all these sweet Kaladesh Spoilers! What cards could impact Vintage? Check it out and see! Read more

Commander Clash S2 Episode 5: Hungry Hungry Hippos

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The crew each build a different version of Phelddagrif!Read more

Blood Moonfolk (Double Moon Walkers, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 085: Kaladesh Mechanics, Saheeli, Fastlands, #MTGCHAMP

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Nine different planeswalkers, Doubling Season, four colors (with double mana costs in each), and Blood Moon? That's Double Moon Walkers! Read more

The crew discusses the initial batch of spoilers including Saheeli Rai and the enemy fastlands, and the 2016 World Magic Championship. Read more

Brewer's Minute: Ghirapur Orrery

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How can you abuse a symmetrical effect like Ghirapur Orrery? Let's break it down!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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