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This Week in Magic - Week 3

20 Jan
by Jeremy Lichtenberger

Hopefully everyone got a chance to get in on some Aether Revolt pre-release action. Aether Revolt is live and legal now! Financially, AER leaves something to the imagination, but it looks like a ton of fun. Plus, Standard has yet to be hashed out, so only time will tell how much value this set will hold. Also, the ban list is live, so we will see some fireworks in Modern and Standard.


Spreading Plague

Spreading Plague is a card that I've seen across the table in many a Commander game. It's really, really gross and basically makes you answer it before you play any additional creatures. It saw huge gains this week, and it's essentially a casual only card. I am glad that old tech is find a new home, but this card can get pretty oppressive, especially with the recently released 4 color Commander decks. Still, I like the thought of playing this in a multi-color deck then wiping the board with your 3, 4 or 5 color creatures.


Walking Ballista

Walking Ballista, theHangarback Walker of Aether Revolt, has done well for himself in the price market. We saw how Hangarback was initially fairly low, then sky rocketed. It may not be exactly like Hangarback, but it's very similar. I'm not certain on how many copies we will see, but it's likely to be some number, I imagine. It's nice to see some cards gaining value in AER. I want Standard to be cheap, but not dirt cheap.


Fiery Confluence

Fiery Confluence, clearly the best confluence (mono red player here) has seen some extraordinary gains. I love all of the Confluences as they aren't Commands...but they are. I remember initial reaction was to compare the Confluences to the Commands, so most people shrugged them off. It turns out having several options for not a lot of mana is really, really good. Fiery Confluence does it all, if by all you need to burn everything to the ground, including players.


Junún Efreet

Junún Efreet, a card I used many time to combat Hypnotic Specters, nearly tripled in price, and it's not even on the reserved list! I guess a 3/3 for 3 is just about the bee's knees. Oh...you also have to pay BB for him every. Single. Turn.  He sure is needy. That being said, cards like this remind me of the old days playing Magic. I really miss how awkward the colorless mana numbers used to be.


Herald of Anguish

Herald of Anguish, the latest baddie demon dude, has risen in popularity. In a series of usually expensive demon finishers, this one really stands out due to his cost reduction. It's a brutal way to close out a game in the later stages. I don't know that he will see a considerable amount of play, seeing I think Demon of Dark Schemes is better, but who knows. Maybe he'll find a home in an artifact based deck that can ramp him out as soon as turn 5.

Cheap pickups of the Week!

Honestly, most of Aether Revolt is dirt cheap right now. While people feel out what cards are going to be the next big hit, many rares are sub $1. I really like all of the Expertise cards, as casting a spell for free is an effect we don't get too often. I'd pick up a play set of each and sit on them for a while. 

Foils of the Week!

If you're the lucky owner of a foil Infernal Tutor, go cash in your lottery ticket! It went from around $80 to over $400! Thanks to Frontier, Narset Transcendent nearly doubled in price and is hovering around $50.  Sudden Shock saw an increase in both play (Modern) and price ($9.) Strionic Resonator, which does some crazy things, jumped to nearly $14. 

Conversation of the Week!

It's been a crazy week of work, so trying to keep up with everything this last week and a half has been tough. That said, I'm really wondering just how deep Wizards will go with Inventions. Will we see enchantment Inventions in Amonkhet with a Blood Moon reprint? Will they stick to artifacts? How many sets can they keep pumping out these lottery tickets?   

The best Commander card you aren't playing!

This week, the best Commander card that you're not playing is Head Games. Man...what can I say about doing rude things other than sometimes it's absolutely hilarious!! Ok, this card can be really mean, but hey, sometimes people need to learn a lesson, right?

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This Week in Magic - Week 43

Pro Tour Ixalan is upon us, and it is happening after the meta has been cemented, which stands to have decks break out of the dark and surprise us all. There were a number of interesting spikes this week thanks to a new Modern deck taking over, and we discuss some awesome foil spikes. Without further ado, I give you, this week in Magic!

Repentant Blacksmith Meddling Mage Ancient Ziggurat

This Week in Magic - Week 42

We had a somewhat uneventful week, as Modern and Standard are still struggling to establish a solid meta, but unexpectedly we saw quite a few spikes in older cards. It's a brewers paradise out there, so at any moment a random card or group of cards can take over a format. Let's see what kind of movement we had, this week in Magic!

Ice Cauldron Marionette Master Corpse Harvester

This Week in Magic - Week 42

This week was plagued with old, obscure cards, but between the fog shined a few gems. We also had an interesting no bans announcement from Wizards that hinted something may be coming off of the ban list in Modern. Let’s plow through all the crazy cards that saw an uptick, this week in Magic!

Urborg Justice Anointed Procession Kindred Dominance

This Week in Magic - Week 41

We have the Nationals this weekend alongside SCG Charlotte, so prepare for some great Magic action! Standard is still trying to figure the meta out post Worlds, and Modern is still up for grabs. There was a little bit of everything spiking this week, from reserved list cards (shocking) to Ixalan cards. Let's check out our spikes, this week in Magic!

Quicksilver Fountain Erhnam Djinn Search for Azcanta

This Week in Magic - Week 40

World’s is upon us and I hope you’re all as excited as I am. SCG Dallas gave us a glimpse into what the new meta is going to look like and there weren’t too many surprises. On the heels of the first large tournament in new Standard, we had some movement in new and older cards. Let’s get into all the top market movement, this week in Magic!

Volrath\'s Shapeshifter Rishadan Footpad Hostage Taker

This Week in Magic - Week 39

Ixalan is here! While I am rejoicing that, I am also weeping as I say goodbye to Eldrazi in Standard. We have a brand new Standard upon us and from what I’ve seen, people are struggling to find new decks that perform well. As people try new things, cards will go up and down at the drop of a hat. Let’s take a look at what movement we saw this week, in Magic.

Hostage Taker Morphling Living Wish

This Week in Magic - Week 38

Who’s ready for dinosaurs and pirates? I know I am! I’ve built a super sweet U/B pirates list and I can’t wait to play it on MTGO and in paper. We’ve had some expected movement in the reserved list segment, but also a hype train for a big bad dino. Hopefully everyone has a fun and safe pre-release, so let’s all board the ship to Ixalan, this week in Magic!

Carnage Tyrant Well of Knowledge Knacksaw Clique

This Week in Magic - Week 37

What a week! Iconic Masters dropped at Hascon, and pictures were flooding in at the same time more spoilers for Ixalan were getting dropped. It was an insane Friday and while we got some great cards, the market didn’t really shift too much. Let’s breakdown all the madness, this week in Magic!

Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund Psionic Blast Preemptive Strike

This week in Magic - Week 36

I had a bit of madness at work last week and unfortunately wasn’t able to publish an article, which is unfortunate because FAR too many things happened in the Magic world. Ixalan spoilers are in full swing, dinosaurs are awesome, and Planeswalkers have finally been turned in legendary permanents. Let’s take a deep breath and dive into this week in Magic!

Empress Galina Opt Urza\'s Tower (Mountains)

This week in Magic - Week 34

If you thought there were a lot of reserved list buyouts last week, this week will make you sick. I’m going to try and avoid talking about most of the unplayable cards this week, other than one of my favorite Legends. This week will be a shorter article as I've been on the road and haven't had great access to a computer/internet. Let’s try to push through all these movements, this week in Magic!

Gwendlyn Di Corci Dragonlord Dromoka Voidmage Prodigy

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