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Weekly Update (Sep 16): Guilds of Ravnica Leaders

Guilds of Ravnica Spoilers

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This week we received the new versions of guild leaders Aurelia, Lazav, and Trostani, the new Vraska, and a much-hyped (predicted) multi-format staple Assassin's Trophy. Check out the Guilds of Ravnica spoilers at, and check out the important highlights of the set from SaffronOlive:

Budget Magic: $99 (43 tix) Eminent Domain (Modern)

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Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

Muldrotha, the Gravetide Tarmogoyf Assassin's Trophy

This week, Standard is preparing for rotation and a new metagame. While there haven't been any huge spikes, the general trend is that cards which interact with the graveyard like Muldrotha, the Gravetide, Search for Azcanta, and Stitcher's Supplier are heading up, while cards that interact with artifacts like Karn, Scion of Urza and Tezzeret, Artifice Master are ticking down. This makes sense, considering that Guilds of Ravnica itself has a heavy graveyard theme, but not much in the way of playable artifacts (at least that we've seen so far).

In Modern, the list of top winners from the week is literally a Jund deck, with Tarmogoyf, Dark Confidant, Liliana of the Veil, Blackcleave Cliffs and the black fetchlands holding down the top 10 spots. The same is true on Magic Online where Tarmogoyf is up about 50% on the week depending on the printing. People seem to be betting that the printing of Assassin's Trophy will shoot Jund back to the top of the meta. While only time will tell, these prices suggest that at least some people are trying to buy into the deck now while the pieces are comparatively cheap.

Speaking of Assassin's Trophy, there's no way it can maintain its current price of between $25-$30. It's a rare in a set with a lot of value (thanks in part to the shocklands) and Guilds of Ravnica will be heavily opened. It's extremely difficult for an in-print rare to stay over $20, and doubly so for a rare from a set like Guilds of Ravnica. Even if the card is as good as everyone thinks, it should drop down towards $15 as the set is opened. You could save a reasonably amount of money by waiting to pick up your copies if you don't need them immediately for Standard.

Much Abrew: Sly Sword (Modern)

How Much Will the Shock Land Reprinting Help Modern?

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How many ways can we combo off in Modern with Sword of the Meek, Sly Requisitioner, and friends? Read more

Shock lands are back in Guilds of Ravnica, but how much does this actually help to reduce the cost of Modern? Read more

Against the Odds: Evershrike (Modern)


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

Goldfish Gladiators: Core Set 2019 Draft

Deconstructed: Weatherlight

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How does draft work on Magic Arena? Can we find success in Core Set 2019 draft? Let's find out! Read more

Welcome back to Deconstructed. Today we will be talking about Weatherlight and wrapping up the Mirage block! Read more

Commander Clash S5 E10: Planar Commander! (Edgar Markov vs. General Tazri vs. Lin Sivvi vs. O-Kagachi)

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The crew picks a plane to build a deck around!Read more

Good Tithings (Sorin Pox, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 188: Assassin's Trophy, GRN Spoilers, Masterpieces Continued

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How many times can we Mana Tithe our opponents? Read more

Is Assassin's Trophy the best removal printed ever? The crew discuss the latest Guilds of Ravnica Spoilers and the continued debate on Ma... Read more

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