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Weekly Update (Sep 24): Commander Clash Live



Commander Clash Live


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There will be a special live episode of Commander Clash this week, Wednesday September 27, 2017 at 6:00pm Eastern time. For the first time ever, you can follow the action live, from anybody's point of view. Cheer for your favorite player, force Seth to player his Commander, or maybe save Tomer from a game-ending punt! The theme for the week is: Ixalan! Check out the individual streams, or the multitwich stream:


Budget Magic: $67 (15 tix) Wildfire (Modern)


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The best way to have fun playing Magic is to make sure your opponent is having as little fun as possible!Read more


Finance Update w/ Saffron Olive


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The big finance news this week is the impending release of Ixalan and Standard rotation, which happens this coming Friday. As a result, we see some movement in Standard cards based on their potential in the upcoming format. The biggest winner is Carnage Tyrant, which isn't even in print yet, but has gone from about $7 to over $25 as early testing suggests the Dinosaur is quite strong. Other Ixalan winners include Hostage Taker and Search for Azcanta, both of which jumped more than 50% over the past seven days. As for other Standard cards, the big winners are The Scarab God (up 28% to over $25) which will likely remain a key player in Ixalan Standard, and more surprisingly, Tezzeret the Schemer (up 16% to $3.50), which benefits from Treasure tokens entering the format.

In Modern, things are mostly quiet. Cards that are being reprinted in Iconic Masters (or at risk of reprinting in 25th Masters) are trending down, while the two big gainers of the week are are the untap cards Hateflayer (up 128% to $2.75) and Knacksaw Clique (up 75% to just under $5). I haven't been able to find a reason why these cards are spiking, although they can do some fun, janky things for casual play in conjunction with cards like Training Grounds and Paradise Mantle.

Finally, the legendary planeswalker errata came to Magic Online this week and a ton of people seem to be testing planeswalker-heavy decks. While we haven't seen much price movement yet, it's worth keeping an eye on. If someone manages to build a tier planeswalker deck, there will be a ton of interest because people love planeswalker decks. The most likely bet is Gideon (a black-white build managed to 5-0 a league a couple days ago), but Liliana, Chandra, and even Garruk are worth keeping an eye on as well.

Much Abrew: GriselDeathVine (Modern)

Brewing Ixalan: Tribes

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What happens when you smash together a bunch of the fastest combos in Modern? Let's find out! Read more

We finally got the entire spoiler for Ixalan, which means it's time to start brewing. First up, Dinosaurs, Vampires, Merfolk, and Pirates! Read more

Vintage 101: So Far, So Good!

Against the Odds: Darksteel Reactor Beatdown (Modern)

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Between the recent restrictions and the addition of leagues things are looking great for Vintage! Read more

Can we find a way to make Darksteel Reactor work in Modern? We're about to find out! Read more

Ixalan Instant-Speed Tricks

Ixalan Removal List

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A reference table of all the instant-speed tricks in Ixalan. Read more

Ixalan removal by color, rarity, and converted mana cost. Read more

This Week in Legacy: Eternal Extravaganza 7

Brewer's Minute: Seven Ixalan Combos for Modern

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Sean runs through the Top 16 of Eternal Extravaganza 7! Read more

Ixalan is here! What combos does Magic's newest set give us for Modern? Let's discuss! Read more


Commander Clash S3 Episode 25: Seth Week (Season Finale!)


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Seth is leaving the regular cast, so we're sending him off with Seth Week for the Season Finale!Read more

Pyromaniacs (PyroControl, Modern) – Stream Highlights

Podcast 140: Everything Ixalan

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Is the token power of Young Pyromancer, combined with the card draw of Chandra, Pyromancer the right way to build Jeskai Control in Modern? Read more

The crew dedicates an entire episode to Ixalan: the last spoilers, the Legendary transform cycle, Opt, and hopes for XLN Standard. 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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