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Series: Against the Odds

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Against the Odds: Butt Toss (Standard)

What are the odds of winning with The Pride of Hull Clade in Standard? Let's find out!

Feb 21 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Melek Fling (Standard)

What are the odds of winning by throwing Melek, Reforged Research at our opponent's face in Murders at Karlov Manor Standard? Let's find out!

Feb 14 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: The Biggest Villainous Wealth Ever

What are the odds of winning by stealing all the opponent's cards with the biggest Villainous Wealth ever? Let's find out!

Feb 7 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Someone's Dying on Turn Two, but Who? (Timeless)

Someone is going to die by Turn 2, but who?

Jan 31 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: 36 Wraths (Standard)

Thanks to Wizards canceling rotation and their love of printing unique wraths for Commander it's possible, for the first time I'm Magic's history, to build an all-wrath deck! What are the odds it wins? Let's see!

Jan 25 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Infinite Intruder Alarm (Timeless)

Intruder Alarm is considered to be such a scary combo piece that it was pre-banned in Historic, but what are the odds of using it to make infinite creatures in Timeless? Let's find out!

Jan 18 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Teaching Arena Zoomers about Necro and Storm (Timeless)

What are the odds of sticking a Turn 1 Necropotence with the help of Dark Ritual and then using it to combo off? Let's find out!

Jan 10 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: One-Shot Green God Combo (Standard)

What are the odds of turning the green God Ojer Kaslem, Deepest Growth into a one-shot kill threat with some sneaky deckbuilding? Let's find out!

Jan 3 | by SaffronOlive
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The Best Magic: the Gathering Kills of 2023

Thanks to all of you 2023 has been an awesome year so today we're looking back on our best Magic: the Gathering kills of the year!

Dec 27 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Teaching Arena Zoomers about Ponza (Timeless)

Blood Moon is finally legal on Magic Arena thanks to Timeless, which means it's time to teach some Arena Zoomers about one of Magic's most iconic land-destruction archetypes: Ponza!

Dec 20 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Infinite God Aristocrats (Standard)

Thanks to some weird wording, the Lost Caverns of Ixalan Gods can go infinite with Invasion of Amonket! What are the odds of winning with the combo? Let's find out!

Dec 13 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Steal, Smack, and Sac (Standard)

Standard has a lot of powerful creatures, so today, we're going to use some random uncommons to steal them, smack our opponent with them, and then sac them for value!

Dec 6 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Amalia's Infinite Exploration (Explorer)

Explore is back thanks to Lost Caverns of Ixalan, but it's full of combos now! What are the odds of going infinite with Amalia, Wildgrowth Walker, and Bolas's Citadel? Let's find out!

Nov 29 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: Quintorius Combo (Explorer)

Can we build a deck that plays a single Elephant and immediately wins the game as a result? Let's find out!

Nov 22 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: The Millennium Calendar (Standard)

What are the odds of getting 1,000 counters on The Millennium Calendar with the help of The Enigma Jewel to win the game by making our opponent lose 1,000 life? Let's find out!

Nov 17 | by SaffronOlive
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Against the Odds: The Grim Captain | Lost Caverns of Ixalan Standard

What are the odds of summoning The Grim Captain from his Throne in Lost Caverns of Ixalan Standard? Let's find out!

Nov 15 | by SaffronOlive

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