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Weekly Update (Sep 18): Kaladesh Inventions, Planeswalker Dovin Baan


Kaladesh Spoilers

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Kaladesh has been fully spoiled. This week we received our last planeswalker, Dovin Baan, and the exciting return of Expeditions in Kaladesh dubbed Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions. We received 30 Inventions this time around, with the probability of opening one being 1:144 booster packs. Check out the complete Kaladesh spoilers, or all 30 Kaladesh Inventions.

Budget Magic: $86 (26 tix) Standard GW Bloodbriar

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Can an (almost) rotation proof GW sacrifice deck built around Bloodbriar compete in both our current Standard and post-rotation? Read more

Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive

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The biggest financial news of the week is the impending release of Kaladesh. While there isn't really enough data to talk about the price movement of individual cards, what we can to is discuss the set as a whole. As of today, the average price of a Kaladesh mythic is extremely high at $10.32, while the average rare is a pedestrian $1.02. As for the Inventions, they are currently averaging $86.90. While this doesn't mean much right now, we'll check in again next week to see just how far prices drop in the coming days.

In Modern, there are two big winners. The first is Brushland, which was bought out again this week. Most versions of the painland are now somewhere between $20 and $30 on the back of Bant Eldrazi. If you need copies to finish your deck and aren't concerned about condition, you can still find some played copies for under $10 on TCGplayer. The second Modern winner is Platinum Emperion (up 16% to $9.58), which is getting a ton of hype because it combos with Madcap Experiment. While I'm a little skeptical that the combo will be good enough for tournament play, it sounds like a great Against the Odds combo. I expect a lot of casual players to build decks around the synergy, which is probably enough to keep the price of the unique Scars of Mirrodin mythic.

Finally, on Magic Online we are already seeing the Modern Masters 2017 announcement having a major effect, with many Modern staples like Liliana of the Veil, Scalding Tarn, Voice of Resurgence and Ancestral Vision dropping around 20% on the week. If you have copies that you aren't using on Magic Online or in paper, it's a good idea to hedge your bets by cashing out now and planning to rebuy during the Modern Masters 2017 low. It wouldn't be surprising to see many of the reprinted cards lose up to half of their value, although the cream of the crop will likely recover over the next couple years.

Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions Cards and Info

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Everything you need to know about Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions. Read more

Much Abrew About Nothing: Owling Mine (Modern)

Brewing Kaladesh: Aether Storm and Infinite Saheeli

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Is killing the opponent with Runeflare Trap and Ebony Owl Netsuke a legitimate plan in Modern? Let's see! Read more

Did Wizards really just put Tendrils of Agony back in Standard? Is going infinite with Saheeli Rai a legitimate strategy in Modern? Read more

Sphinx's Revelation #13: The Promised End

This Week in Legacy: Kaladesh, Bazaar of Moxen, Legacy Challenge, and White Stompy

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Enjoy the tasty flavor of Emrakul against Liliana in this week's Magic Puzzle! Read more

Sean outlines the recent Bazzar of Moxen and Legacy Challenge, discusses Kaladesh and what he's been brewing! Read more

Sorry I... Didn't Finish Your Land Cycle (Part 2)

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We dive into Modern and find some of the most sought-after land cycles that don't actually exist that Magic has never produced!Read more

Against the Odds: Rat Lock (Modern)

Vintage 101: Even more Kaladesh in Vintage!

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What are the odds of winning (and locking our opponent out of the game) with Rats in Modern? Let's see! Read more

Islandswamp looks at even more sweet cards from Kaladesh! Read more

Magic: the Gathering Card Sleeves Review

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What are the best card sleeves for Magic: the Gathering? We take a look at 24 options.Read more

Brewer's Minute: Dubious Challenge

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How does Dubious Challenge work, and how can we build around its unique effect? Let's break it down! Read more

The crew dukes it out with all the planeswalkers! Read more

Podcast 086: Kaladesh Inventions, Planeswalkers, Conspiracy 2 on Magic Online

Don't Look a Gift Pig in the Mouth (Evolutionary Gifts, Modern) – Stream Highlights

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The crew talks Kaladesh Inventions, Planeswalkers, and Conspiracy 2 on Magic Online. Read more

Gifts Ungiven is making a comeback in Modern, this time with the help of Eldritch Evolution! 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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