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Wizards of the Coast
Where to Find Ikoria and C20 Previews
1585940049By Wizards of the Coast
Where to Find Ikoria and C20 Previews
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Commander (2020 Edition) are getting one monster of a preview season, and you can get all the dates right here. Read more
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Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
1585933485By Wizards of the Coast
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
The Card Image Gallery is updated every day with the latest card previews. Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths releases on May 15, 2020. Read more
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The Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Story on Cards
1585933400By Wizards of the Coast
The Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Story on Cards
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths cards come with important story moments. We'll collect those here throughout the preview season, so check back often! Read more
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Changes to the Release of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
1585929301By Wizards of the Coast
Changes to the Release of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
Announcing changes to the release schedule for Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and relief initiatives for local game stores. Read more
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Commander (2020 Edition)
1585929159By Wizards of the Coast
Commander (2020 Edition)
The Card Image Gallery is updated every day with the latest card previews. Commander (2020 Edition) releases on May 15, 2020. Read more
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MTGNexus
Otter? I Hardly Knew Her!
1585926000Cryogen
Otter? I Hardly Knew Her!
Yesterday was an epic onslaught of previews for both Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and the accompanying Commander 2020. These previews gave us a cute little otter, Lutri. In an unprecedented move, the Commander RC announced a preemptive ban. Cryogen breaks down what happened, why, and possible other options.
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Artisan Brewery: Karona, God of Thirst
1585839600Nick Lambert
Artisan Brewery: Karona, God of Thirst
It's #thirstythursday, and Nick steals the day's theme for his Artisan Brewery. Karona was the physical incarnation of all magic on Dominaria, and demanded everyone worship her. What could be thirstier than that?
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Food Chain: What does your Commander Eat?
1585753200bobthefunny
Food Chain: What does your Commander Eat?
Welcome to Food Chain, where we bring the Kitchen Table back into Kitchen Table Magic. Today we ask and answer the question: "What does your Commander Eat?" Time to dig into the most flavorful format of Magic! Literally!
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Artisan Brewery: What We Cast in the Shadows
1585234800Nick Lambert
Artisan Brewery: What We Cast in the Shadows
Artisan Brewery returns with a new rogue build, pulled from out of the shadows of Rath. The Soltari and Dauthi may have been enemies in the past, but today they band together under your command to take down your foes.
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Flowstone Chat — Jim from Spike Feeders
1584975600Cryogen
Flowstone Chat — Jim from Spike Feeders
Cryogen sat down Jim from The Spike Feeders, a group of friends that create YouTube content and stream Commander games — usually gravitating towards the competitive end of Commander.
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TCGPlayer
Magic.tcgplayer Is Dead. Long Live Magic.tcgplayer!, by Peter Day
1584547320Peter Day
Magic.tcgplayer Is Dead. Long Live Magic.tcgplayer!, by Peter Day
Announcing the end of magic.tcgplayer, and the beginning of a new content site: TCGplayer Infinite.
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How to Upgrade the 2020 Challenger Decks for Pioneer, by Emma Partlow
1584460920Emma Partlow
How to Upgrade the 2020 Challenger Decks for Pioneer, by Emma Partlow
The 2020 Challenger Decks pack a ton of value, so Emma explains how to make the most of them in Pioneer.
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Everything We Know About Ikoria So Far, by Strictly Better MTG
1584460800Strictly Better MTG
Everything We Know About Ikoria So Far, by Strictly Better MTG
What's next for Standard? Dev gathers all the information he can confirm about Magic's Spring set.
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That Vampire Scene from Blade, by Mark Nestico
1584374520Mark Nestico
That Vampire Scene from Blade, by Mark Nestico
You know, the rave scene with the blood sprinklers? Anyway, here's a nasty Olivia Voldaren Commander deck. It's like that.
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Pioneer with Poncelet - Boros Knights, by Kevin Poncelet
1584374400Kevin Poncelet
Pioneer with Poncelet - Boros Knights, by Kevin Poncelet
We never got to play Dominaria Knights with Eldraine Knights in Standard. So Kevin is bringing them together in Pioneer!
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Channel Fireball
The Colors of Pauper: White
1585958418Alex Ullman
The Colors of Pauper: White
Curious about Pauper? Alex Ullman is reviewing the world of Pauper, color by color. This week, he's reviewing white decks: A beginners guide to Pauper. The post The Colors of Pauper: White appeared first on ChannelFireball - Magic: The Gathering Strategy, Singles, Cards, Decks.
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This Week in Magic
1585948498ChannelFireball
This Week in Magic
This week: Standard Metagame, Covid-19 Esports Updates, and a report from our MagicFest Lyon Winner. The post This Week in Magic appeared first on ChannelFireball - Magic: The Gathering Strategy, Singles, Cards, Decks.
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Magic Moving Forward
1585947179Ponder Podcast
Magic Moving Forward
This episode may be coming out on April Fool's, but the world's crazy enough right now. Magic is moving on with changing ways to play, and we look ahead towards the release of Ikoria and future releases and tournaments. We also ponder replacing TJ with more Jamie. The post Magic Moving Forward appeared first on ChannelFireball - Magic: The Gathering Strategy, Singles, Cards, Decks.
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Top 5 MTG Arena Moments Of the Week – April 3rd
1585940453Top 5 Guys
Top 5 MTG Arena Moments Of the Week – April 3rd
Join Riley and Dennis as they count down the top 5 plays of the week in Magic the Gathering Online. The post Top 5 MTG Arena Moments Of the Week – April 3rd appeared first on ChannelFireball - Magic: The Gathering Strategy, Singles, Cards, Decks.
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UW Blink – Standard | Martin Juza
1585940445Martin Juza
UW Blink – Standard | Martin Juza
Join Martin Juza as he plays UW Blink in Magic The Gathering Arena. The post UW Blink – Standard | Martin Juza appeared first on ChannelFireball - Magic: The Gathering Strategy, Singles, Cards, Decks.
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Hipsters of the Coast
From the Vault: Memoirs of a Tundra Mage
1585922436Pat Euglow
From the Vault: Memoirs of a Tundra Mage
Gremlins ate this week's tapes, so enjoy one of the crew's classic episodes. The post From the Vault: Memoirs of a Tundra Mage appeared first on Hipsters of the Coast.
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Commander Primer: Azorius
1585922429Travis Norman
Commander Primer: Azorius
Can filibuster counters grant abilities? The post Commander Primer: Azorius appeared first on Hipsters of the Coast.
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Theros Beyond Death Cube Review: Green
1585918803Derek Gallen
Theros Beyond Death Cube Review: Green
The last and least of the cube colors from Theros Beyond Death. The post Theros Beyond Death Cube Review: Green appeared first on Hipsters of the Coast.
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The 5 Ikoria Commanders, Revealed
1585863061David McCoy
The 5 Ikoria Commanders, Revealed
The decks will be led by five brand new three-color "wedge" legendary creatures from Ikoria. The post The 5 Ikoria Commanders, Revealed appeared first on Hipsters of the Coast.
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Godzilla Comes to Magic as Ikoria Previews Begin
1585860561David McCoy
Godzilla Comes to Magic as Ikoria Previews Begin
Wizards has teamed up with Toho to bring the world of Godzilla to Magic's own monster world. The post Godzilla Comes to Magic as Ikoria Previews Begin appeared first on Hipsters of the Coast.
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EDHRec
Pass The Turn – MTG: EDH: IKORIA SPOILER: NETHROI, APEX OF DEATH/BIOLLANTE, PLANT BEAST FORM
1585985319Community Spotlight
Pass The Turn – MTG: EDH: IKORIA SPOILER: NETHROI, APEX OF DEATH/BIOLLANTE, PLANT BEAST FORM
A spoiler from the Commander 2020 Ikoria products, and a new deck already brewing on the idea of Abzan Reanimator! Please use our affiliate/personal links if you’re looking for any cards or products: BIG ORBIT CARDS: https://www.bigorbitcards.co.uk/affil… MAGIC MADHOUSE: https://prf.hn/click/camref:1101l8dFZ… AZZ’s CARDS: https://lilianamarket.co.uk/passthetu… TROY’s CARDS: https://lilianamarket.co.uk/edhtroyo JOSH’s CARDS: https://lilianamarket.co.uk/JoshtheDunn
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Aristocards – MTG Nethroi, Apex of Death Deck Tech Commander / EDH Biollante – IKORIA Lair of Behemoths
1585983681Community Spotlight
Aristocards – MTG Nethroi, Apex of Death Deck Tech Commander / EDH Biollante – IKORIA Lair of Behemoths
Nethroi, Apex of Death is a new #MTG Legendary Creature coming in #Ikoria Lair of Behemoths and has an alternate card of Biollante, Plant Beast Form. He brings back mass graveyard retrieval in a big and new way that I’m excited about for this deck tech here on #Aristocards.
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CMDR Ninety Nine – Paper Commander – Live (At the Time) W9 G3 – EDH Gameplay VOD – w/ Blake Rasmussen
1585962017Community Spotlight
CMDR Ninety Nine – Paper Commander – Live (At the Time) W9 G3 – EDH Gameplay VOD – w/ Blake Rasmussen
Thanks again to Blake Rasmussen for joining us last week March 27th, 2020 for some Friday night Commander. It’s always cool to see what kind of decks those at Wizards of the Coast bring to the table. Tuvasa the Sunlit, a deck that’s evolved over the years. We all have that one theme, strategy, or […]
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CMDR Ninety Nine – Paper Commander – Live (At the Time) W9 G2 – EDH Gameplay VOD – w/ Blake Rasmussen
1585956601Community Spotlight
CMDR Ninety Nine – Paper Commander – Live (At the Time) W9 G2 – EDH Gameplay VOD – w/ Blake Rasmussen
Thanks again to Blake Rasmussen for joining us last week March 27th, 2020 for some Friday night Commander. It’s always cool to see what kind of decks those at Wizards of the Coast bring to the table. The Ur-Dragon tribal dragons, everything dragons was a sight to see. Subscribe to our channel: https://youtube.com/c/CMDRNinetyNine Share the […]
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Landfall TV – #MTGIkoria – Preview Exclusivo | Landfall TV I EDH | Commander en Español | Magic The Gathering
1585940664Community Spotlight
Landfall TV – #MTGIkoria – Preview Exclusivo | Landfall TV I EDH | Commander en Español | Magic The Gathering
¡Llegó el momento de nuestro preview de #MTGIkoria! Wizards of the Coast nos ha seleccionado para compartirles a todos ustedes una nueva carta/spoiler de #MTGIkoria. Agradecemos a WOTC por el apoyo y la confianza en este canal de Commander 100% en español y los invitamos a suscribirse, comentar y compartir este video para llegar a […]
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Cool Stuff, Inc
You Got Your Birthing Pod in My Tarmogoyf!
1585925677Cull Stuff Inc
You Got Your Birthing Pod in My Tarmogoyf!
Jim Davis shows off a sweet preview card from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths that combines two old favorites!
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Ali Plays Standard Four-Color Planeswalkers
1585925618Cull Stuff Inc
Ali Plays Standard Four-Color Planeswalkers
Ali prepares to traverse the blind eternities with this sweet planeswalker-packed Standard deck!
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Gotta Start Somewhere: Learning Magic Through Commander
1585925559Cull Stuff Inc
Gotta Start Somewhere: Learning Magic Through Commander
People say Commander isn't a good way to learn Magic, but Dave thinks those people are just plain wrong!
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Top Ten Cards from the Turks and Caicos Islands
1585925464Cull Stuff Inc
Top Ten Cards from the Turks and Caicos Islands
Checking in from the beach, Abe has a special island-themed Top Ten!
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Magic Mics: Top Ten Pingers
1585925440Cull Stuff Inc
Magic Mics: Top Ten Pingers
The Magic Mics pick off the weak and look for the strongest pingers for their latest Top Ten!
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MTGGoldfish
Historic101 : Golgari Elves
1585969202TheAsianAvenger
Historic101 : Golgari Elves
TheAsianAvenger takes our friendly little green forest friends for a run through a league!
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Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Spoilers — April 3, 2020 | All Godzilla Promos
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Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Spoilers — April 3, 2020 | All Godzilla Promos
The rest of the Godzilla promos have been revealed!
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A Tactic for Dire Situations — Exclusive Ikoria / Commander 2020 Preview
1585926980SaffronOlive
A Tactic for Dire Situations — Exclusive Ikoria / Commander 2020 Preview
When things at their worse, sometimes you've got to exile your enemy, regardless of the cost.
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Vintage 101: Team Paradoxical is Storming Off Again!
1585882801Joe Dyer
Vintage 101: Team Paradoxical is Storming Off Again!
Joe Dyer seeks out the power of Paradoxical in this deep dive!
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Single Scoop: 250 Card Historic Special
1585882740TheAsianAvenger
Single Scoop: 250 Card Historic Special
Wait, what do you mean there's a maximum amount of cards in your deck?
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The Vorthos Cast
105 - The Flavor Gems of BNG and JOU
1585566042The Vorthos Cast
105 - The Flavor Gems of BNG and JOU
We're finishing up with our time travel this week, taking a look back at the flavor gems of Born of the Gods and Journey into Nyx. Many of these cards can be seen in new light with Theros: Beyond Death released, so enjoy this look into the history of the original Theros block. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:19 – Announcing Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths–Sundered Bond Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/ikoria-lair-behemoths-sundered-bond-ebook-available-preorder-2020-03-26 03:01 – Announcing Legends: A Visual History Link: https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Gathering-Legends-Visual-History/dp/1419740873 05:48 – Flavor Gems of Born of the Gods 29:59- Flavor Gems of Journey into Nyx 52:00 – Final Thoughts Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H981fHM6Li8
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104 - The Flavor Gems of Theros
1584961230The Vorthos Cast
104 - The Flavor Gems of Theros
In the wake of Theros: Beyond Death, we're looking back in time at the original set from this mythological plane. Just as we talk about our favorite flavorful cards from new sets, we're going to do the same for the original Theros set. Expect Born of the Gods/Journey into Nyx next week, folks! If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 02:07 – Announcing Signature Spellbook: Chandra Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-signature-spellbook-chandra-2020-03-13 03:47 – Announcing Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/making-fetch-happen-secret-lair-ultimate-edition-2020-03-13 05:31 – MaRo Teases Ikoria Link: https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/612967583098011648/maros-ikoria-teaser 08:04 – Flavor Gems of Theros 44:13 – Final Thoughts
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103 - Building with Flavor: Kroxa
1584356425The Vorthos Cast
103 - Building with Flavor: Kroxa
We're giving a new feature a shot this week: An overview of the construction of a flavorful Commander deck! Chris put together a list for Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger, a character with almost no established lore. Join us as we talk through our processes of how to build a flavor-fueled deck for characters that don't seem like they could support such things! If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:28 – Keep Watch for MTG Event COVID-19 Updates 03:04 – Listener Question: Will You Do an Episode on The Prodigal Sorcery? 10:32 – Building with Flavor: Kroxa Link: https://scryfall.com/@chrisrd19/decks/339c1859-665b-4323-a85f-6145bbc9852e 43:44 – Final Thoughts
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102 - The Vorthos Cast's Second Birthday
1583751610The Vorthos Cast
102 - The Vorthos Cast's Second Birthday
Happy Birthday to us! This week we're celebrating two years of producing this podcast, and that means it's time to look back at the sweet stuff we did this past year and look forward to our future plans. Thank you all, listeners, for joining us on our aural adventure. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 02:49 – D&D: Mythic Odysseys of Theros Book Link: https://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products/mythic-odysseys-theros 06:50 – Secret Lair: Thalia: Beyond the Helvault Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/secret-lair-drop-series-thalia-tie-mtg-arena-2020-02-28 08:35 – Foil Slot for Mystery Boosters Revealed Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/mystery-booster-foil-card-list-2020-03-06 12:46 – Listener Question: What Characters Do Y’all Want in Commander Legends? 17:16 – Listener Question: How Could Sarkhan Travel Through Time? 19:48 – Listener Question: The Wanderer and Moonblade Shinobi from Same Plane? 22:04 – Happy Second Birthday The Vorthos Cast!
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101 - Flavor Gems of Unsanctioned
1583150420The Vorthos Cast
101 - Flavor Gems of Unsanctioned
This weekend was February 29th, Leap Day, and the release of the new box set product Unsanctioned! This product features 16 brand-new silver-bordered cards, so of course we had to do a flavor gems episode! We even do something we haven't done in ages: Answer listener questions. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:13 – Listener Question: Why Karona on Memorial to War? 04:04 – Listener Question: How Did Ravnican Oceans Survive in the Dark? 07:53 – Listener Question: Any Full-Fledged Snow Planes? 13:20 – Secret Lair: International Women’s Day Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-secret-lair-drop-series-international-womens-day-2020-02-25 15:27 – Unsanctioned Flavor Gems Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/unsanctioned 49:16 – Final Thoughts Link: https://mtglore.com/
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Card Kingdom
How to Play Competitive Magic Online
1585929600Michael Rapp
How to Play Competitive Magic Online
Times are tough for everyone right now, even more so if you’re a fan of the “gathering” aspect of Magic. If you’re primarily a tabletop Magic player like me, social distancing is putting a damper on your play time. Earlier this week, Tom Anderson wrote a wonderful article on how to play Magic from home, which provides a great introduction ... Read More The post How to Play Competitive Magic Online appeared first on Card Kingdom Blog.
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What to Play in All Access Standard
1585843200Hallie Santo
What to Play in All Access Standard
With more Magic players battling online these days, we’ve seen an explosion in online organized play opportunities. From MagicFest Online Qualifiers to the Brawler’s Guildhall to independently organized events, there are tons of options for players across the casual-to-competitive spectrum. One of these events is FNM at Home: a weekly event on MTG Arena that keeps players connected to local ... Read More The post What to Play in All Access Standard appeared first on Card Kingdom Blog.
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Which MTG Creatures Make the Best Pets?
1585756800Michelle Rapp
Which MTG Creatures Make the Best Pets?
Due to recent events, many of us have had to practice self-isolation and quarantine ourselves in our own homes. For better or worse, this new way of life can be a lonely one…but does it have to be? Perhaps this might be a great time to bring a new special someone into your world – someone whose presence, affection and ... Read More The post Which MTG Creatures Make the Best Pets? appeared first on Card Kingdom Blog.
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How to Play Magic from Home
1585673541Tom Anderson
How to Play Magic from Home
Hello, fellow Planeswalkers! I’m writing to you this week from my Fortress of Solitude, a position which I suspect many of you can also empathize with! The COVID-19 pandemic has settled over most of the world by now, and Magic has been disrupted along with almost every other part of our daily routines.  You wouldn’t necessarily think that card games ... Read More The post How to Play Magic from Home appeared first on Card Kingdom Blog.
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What Makes a Deck the Best?
1585589987Felix Sloo
What Makes a Deck the Best?
Magic’s competitive formats are all in a good place right now. There are a variety of powerful decks to choose from in Standard, Pioneer, and Modern, with a ton of interesting decisions in each game. Sometimes, though, deck selection is a non-factor; a single deck is so good that it gives you the best chance to win a tournament regardless ... Read More The post What Makes a Deck the Best? appeared first on Card Kingdom Blog.
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Quiet Speculation
Picking Pioneer: Bulk Picks from War of the Spark
1585911606Brady Harrison
Picking Pioneer: Bulk Picks from War of the Spark
In a time where we're all homebound, there's no better opportunity to sit down and pick through bulk! Brady combs over War of the Spark to find the best bulk picks in the next update of his Bulk to Bayou series.
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MTGO Finance: The Changing Landscape of Foils
1585825206Kyle Rusciano
MTGO Finance: The Changing Landscape of Foils
Kyle revisits a tried and true MTGO redemption strategy and shows us why it may not be as viable in the current landscape.
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Myth Realized, and Why We Should Be Looking Into It.
1585738853UndyingMTG
Myth Realized, and Why We Should Be Looking Into It.
UndyingMTG makes his QS debut, offering an overview of the Myth Realized, and shedding light on his process of singles speculation.
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COVID-19 Retailer Updates
1585627618Joseph Davidson
COVID-19 Retailer Updates
A list of major online retailers and their COVID-19 related news that will continue to be updated. Please check back frequently for updates.
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Navigating Vendor Shut-Downs
1585566041Sigmund Ausfresser
Navigating Vendor Shut-Downs
COVID-19 has forced temporary suspension of many large Magic vendor operations. This week Sig reports on which vendors are closed, which are still open for business, and how he's shopping during this tumultuous time.
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Faithless Brewing
The Aristocrats
1585935608Faithless Brewing
The Aristocrats
Faithless Brewing, Episode 48: Woe Strider   Few things in Magic are more powerful than the ability to sacrifice your own permanents. Look no further than Krark-Clan Ironworks or the more recent Grinding Station Breach decks in Modern: if it doesn't cost mana, and you can do it repeatedly, the sky is the limit for sacrifice combo. On the creature side of things, sacrifice outlets have an equally distinguished pedigree. From the Standard Mardu Aristocrats deck that won Pro Tour Gatecrash, to Four-Color Rally the Ancestors, to Hogaak Bridgevine or Yawgmoth Undying combo, even stretching back as far as Zombie Bombardment in Legacy, it seems that every kind of sacrifice deck has found some competitive success.   Aristocrats as a strategy has been on a temporary hiatus, with contemporary design philosophy dictating that sacrifice should cost mana, or only happen at fixed moments in the turn. But Theros: Beyond Death has flipped the script, with the printing of Woe Strider putting sacrifice decks back on the menu in Pioneer and even Standard. Combined with the 2019 additions to the Modern card pool of Carrion Feeder, Altar of Dementia, and Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, there has never been a better time to start eating your own permanents for fun and profit. Let's get sacrificing!   Flashback: Brew Review Testing     Modern   Dimir Trap Control (Dan): 1-4 league Original List: Dimir Trap Control by Soren W     Soul Sisters (Damon): 3-2 league Original list: Soul Sisters by Paimon     Pioneer   Grixis Kroxa (David): 3-2 league Rakdos Kroxa (David): 4-1 league Original list: Rakdos Kroxa by illsicknasty     Spaghetti Flash (Damon): 3-2 league Original list: Spaghetti Flash by nonstripedzebra   Imminent Doom Control (Dan): 3-2 league Original list: Here Comes the Doom by KilgoreTrout503 "DOOM!... DOOM!" by James Earl Jones   Brew Session: Woe Strider     Pioneer   Sketch 1: Golgari Company Sketch 2: 4c Rally Strider Sketch 3: Abzan Double Combo Sketch 4: Bishop of Wings Combo Sketch 5: Rakdos Sacrifice     Reference lists:     Pioneer BG Gruesome Company (Baymax, 5-0 league) 4c Vannifar Combo (Kurusu, 5-0 league) 4c Rally (Jhang Jhengyu, PT Nagoya, record unknown) Rakdos Sacrifice (Troels Munk, PT Brussels, 2-3) Mono-B Devotion (gloomy5200, 5-0 league) Abzan Rallistocrats (Uniq, 5-0 league x2)     Modern Jund Aristocrats (kortero, 5-0 league)     Standard Rakdos Aristocrats (Theros Beyond Death era) Mardu Aristocrats (Tom Martell, ISD/RTR era)   Legacy Zombie Bombardment (Legacy, Sam Black)     Contact Us     If you like our show, be sure to join our Patreon and leave us an Apple Podcasts review. Thank you for your support!   Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/faithlessbrewing   Twitter: @FaithlessMTG   Email: faithless.brewing@gmail.com   Homepage: faithlessbrewing.podbean.com  
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Brew Review: Theros Edition
1585296725Faithless Brewing
Brew Review: Theros Edition
Faithless Brewing, Episode 47: Brew Review #2   We asked our listeners to send in their spiciest brews featuring cards from Theros: Beyond Death. As always, they delivered. In this edition of the Brew Review, we talk through a dozen slick new lists, spanning the full spectrum of rogue strategies in Modern and Pioneer. Archive Trap control? Check. Soulherder with Avalanche Riders? Check. Ayula's Influence Loam? You got it. Mono-red IMMINENT DOOM? Do you even have to ask?   Join us this week for a walk through the collected creativity of the Faithless Family, and be sure to check out the decklists and writeups in the notes below. Oh, and we also took our Narset Undoing to a 5-0 last week in Pioneer. The deck looked solid across five full leagues; we'll get you up to speed on all the details!   Flashback: Narset, Parter of Veils   Pioneer   Narset Undoing: 16-9 (5 leagues) (David’s match vs. Zan Syed can be viewed here)   Modern   Narset Turns: 1-4 league   Temur Turns (by Daniel Wong): 3-2 league   Narset Undoing: 0-3 league     Brew Review: Theros Edition   Modern 1. Dimir Trap Control (by Soren W.) 2. AyUro's Influence (by Drej) 3. Temur Urzo (by Zach aka ManaCymbal) 4. Soulrider (by Collin aka blak fishy) 5. Heliod Devotion (by Lanny Huang) 6. Soul Sisters (by Paimon) 7. Heliod Company (by Been395) 8. Scarlet Grinding Breach (by Josh aka Auralox) Bonus: Green/Blue Control (by Peacharita)   Pioneer 9. Here Comes the Doom (by KilgoreTrout503) 10. Spaghetti Flash (by nonstripedzebra) 11. Rakdos Kroxa (by Illsicknasty) Bonus: Scion of Whirza (by Brian M) Bonus: Human Revolution (by nonstripedzebra) Bonus: Red Fell Revolver (by KilgoreTrout503)     1. Dimir Trap Control by Soren W. (Modern)   Soren writes: My deck is an evolution of a deck from your Vantress Gargoyle Episode that I just can’t seem to put down. It is the Trap control deck that you folks mentioned as potentially “Secretly Excellent.” I’ve been working on it now for quite sometime and I’ve changed the deck pretty heavily as I’ve learned it and addressed changes in the metagame. At this point I’ve played 175 games online with this and have gone 101-74 good for a 57.7% mwp. Enough to keep me from bleeding tickets, but maybe not amazing? I’m really happy with 65 of 75 cards but still feel like there is room for innovation.  Game 1 the deck attempts to play multiple Ancestral Recalls in the form of Visions of Beyond that are enabled by Thoughtscours and Archive Traps. It's not a traditional Mill build that has a critical mass of library removal as fast as possible, but rather a control deck that aims to drag the game out to the point where you are drowning in card advantage and your opponents are drowning in your Drown in the Lochs. You get to almost completely blank their removal game one and in game two you pull a switcheroo, bringing in Things and Kalitis.  The biggest change in the meta, was the introduction of the escape-elders, Kroxa and Uro. When
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Narset's Undoing
1584697688Faithless Brewing
Narset's Undoing
Faithless Brewing, Episode 46: Narset, Parter of Veils   It's been a minute since Narset was a staple in Modern. Once mentioned frequently in the same breath as Karn and Teferi, the long and difficult months of 2019 gradually forced Narset to surrender her claim as a top-three planeswalker from War of the Spark. Without Arclight Phoenix decks to prey upon, Narset has taken a back seat to cards like Ashiok, Dream Render, Nissa, Who Shakes the World, and even the occasional Saheeli, Sublime Artificer.   It would be a mistake, however, to ignore Narset completely, even in today's metagame. Her static ability may not line up well against every opponent, but it does combine in spectacular ways with certain unique spells and effects. Those same pieces can be found off Narset's -2 activation, making this unassuming three-mana walker both a strong card advantage engine and a deadly prison enabler. Let's see what she can do!
  Flashback: Setessan Champion   Pioneer Selesnya Enchantress (Damon): 2-3 league
  Sultai Enigmatic Enchantress (David): 2-3 league   Modern Naya Land-chantress (Dan): 1-4 league   Brew Session: Narset, Parter of Veils   Pioneer Dimir Undoing (Sketch) Update: Damon took this version to a 5-0 after recording   Modern Narset Turns (Sketch)   Reference: Temur Turns (Daniel Wong)   Contact Us     If you like our show, be sure to join our Patreon and leave us an Apple Podcasts review. Thank you for your support!   Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/faithlessbrewing   Twitter: @FaithlessMTG   Email: faithless.brewing@gmail.com   Homepage: faithlessbrewing.podbean.com    
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Build a Better Enchantress
1584113323Faithless Brewing
Build a Better Enchantress
Faithless Brewing, Episode 45: Setessan Champion   The notion of an Enchantress deck has always held a certain timeless allure. Play an enchantment, draw a card. Play an enchantment, draw another card. Maybe your enchantments are enticing mana rampers, or strong prison lock pieces, or possibly even auras that boost your lethal attacker. What's not to like?   If you go looking for these mythical Enchantress decks in the wild, however, you will find they are the rarest of species. Just based on tournament results, you could reasonably argue that Enchantress decks have been extinct at the competitive level for a decade or more. Reasons for this are manifold, and pointing in various directions. It's tricky to strike the right balance between enablers and payoffs; enchantments as a category tend to be a mismatched and underpowered group of cards; and the payoffs (the "Enchantresses" themselves, or equivalent "enchantments-matter" effects) have not been costed aggressively enough to overcome these barriers.   Undaunted, with Theros: Beyond Death and the constellation mechanic, Wizards has gone back to the enchantments fold. What choice do we have but to follow them boldly into the unknown? This week, we take on Setessan Champion, the latest entrant in the "play an enchantment, draw a card" class of payoffs, but with slightly more combat-ready stats than her predecessors. Will she prove her worth as a Setessan Enchampion? Let's find out!   **ALSO: Earlier this week we posted a short bonus episode dedicated entirely to COVID-19. This episode is meant to be a general resource on preparedness, covering topics like basic safety practices, how to adjust to social distancing, and what to have on hand if you are asked to stay home. Please feel free to share this guide with anyone for whom the discussion might be helpful; no knowledge of Magic is required.**   "The View from Seattle: Preparing for COVID-19"   Flashback: Emry, Lurker of the Loch   Modern   Breach Station (Damon): 5-0 league https://scryfall.com/@nukelaunch/decks/01149f33-4af4-4e1c-a24d-d438849227cd     Pioneer   Jeskai Owl Ascendancy (David): 4-6 leagues https://scryfall.com/@FaithlessMTG/decks/70be8426-0b03-437f-ba1d-4b07b962b3df   Simic Steel (David): 2-3 league https://scryfall.com/@FaithlessMTG/decks/6dcaba9c-66ed-447f-8447-823208ec1416   Scion of Whirza (Dan): 3-2 league https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2697842#paper     Brew Session: Setessan Champion   Pioneer   Selesnya Enchantress (Sketch) https://scryfall.com/@FaithlessMTG/decks/622cc97d-33ff-41e9-adec-cdfb38d51455   Golgari Valakut (Sketch) https://scryfall.com/@FaithlessMTG/decks/4b36100d-d809-4d04-93d3-aaa5ddfd5991   Modern   4c Tallowisp Enchantress (Sketch) https://scryfall.com/@FaithlessMTG/decks/0c5cffef-8b3f-4fb7-acfd-1a1a257e3518     Contact Us     If you like our show, be sure to join our Patreon and leave us an Apple Podcasts review. Thank you for your support!   Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/fa
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The View from Seattle: Preparing for COVID-19
1583804953Faithless Brewing
The View from Seattle: Preparing for COVID-19
Faithless Brewing, Special Edition: Coronavirus   For some, COVID-19 is a source of worrisome headlines unfolding quickly on the world stage. For others, it is already a daily reality. Self-quarantine, work-from-home, and cancellations of schools and social events have rapidly taken hold across cities and regions, and it seems likely that there is more to come.   In Seattle, Damon has been tracking developments closely as he adjusts to life in the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States. Together with special guest Maria, the two Seattleites share what they have learned about how to prepare for COVID-19 and strategies for living under self-quarantine and social distancing. Topics covered include:   • A short history of coronavirus: symptoms, history, and safety practices • Tips for basic preparedness: what to have on hand if you are asked to stay home • Social distancing: what it means and how to adapt
• Strategies for working from home effectively • How to politely avoid a handshake   This episode has very little to do with Magic: the Gathering (although we do tackle the Big Question: should you attend that upcoming Magic tournament?). Nevertheless, we consider this a very important topic, and hope that this discussion can be a resource for anyone who finds it helpful. Please do what you can to help your families and communities stay safe and informed!   Resources and Further Reading:
  New York Times Daily Briefing: https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/coronavirus-briefing Vox Guide to Covid-19: https://www.vox.com/2020/3/5/21162138/vox-guide-to-covid-19-coronavirus   Reddit News Aggregators: www.reddit.com/r/coronavirus www.reddit.com/r/covid19   Mental Health & Support: www.reddit.com/r/covid19_support   Leading epidemiologists and public health experts are posting important updates on Twitter. Here are a few to start with: https://twitter.com/ScottGottliebMD https://twitter.com/mlipsitch https://twitter.com/trvrb       Contact Us   Twitter: @FaithlessMTG Email: faithless.brewing@gmail.com  
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Cards Realm
Mark Jacobson wins 1º MagicFest Online Weekly Championship - top 8 decklists
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Mark Jacobson wins 1º MagicFest Online Weekly Championship - top 8 decklists
Defeated Ainol Alcaraz with Rakdos Sacrifice in the grand final
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Impact of Theros Beyond Death cards in each format (2 months)
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Impact of Theros Beyond Death cards in each format (2 months)
The set is already 2 months old, how did it impact each format?
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Arena FNM event will have access to all cards and reward from local stores
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Arena FNM event will have access to all cards and reward from local stores
Play at home, connect to your store and earn rewards.
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Spanish journalist has been broadcasting wearing Magic shirts during quarantine
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Spanish journalist has been broadcasting wearing Magic shirts during quarantine
Jair Dominguez does not hide his passion for Magic: the Gathering
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Ikoria dates: when spoilers start, commander nights and more
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Ikoria dates: when spoilers start, commander nights and more
Ikoria will be the next Magic set, located in a new plan never visited before
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MTG Arena Zone
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Spoiler Roundup: April 3, 2020
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Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Spoiler Roundup: April 3, 2020
The preview season for Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Commander 2020 continues to be jam-packed, with quite the assortment of rarities on show. One especially exciting aspect is how good... The post Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Spoiler Roundup: April 3, 2020 appeared first on MTG Arena Zone.
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Arena Cube Sealed Card List
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Arena Cube Sealed Card List
This is the complete card list for the Arena Cube Sealed event on MTG Arena. There are 555 total cards in the cube, chosen from the Historic card pool. You... The post Arena Cube Sealed Card List appeared first on MTG Arena Zone.
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Illuna, Apex of Wishes Card Review
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Illuna, Apex of Wishes Card Review
Illuna is a card that struck me right away as being something to get excited about. Part of that may be due to my playing a lot of Temur lately,... The post Illuna, Apex of Wishes Card Review appeared first on MTG Arena Zone.
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Acquiring Godzilla Series Monster Card Styles in MTG Arena
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Acquiring Godzilla Series Monster Card Styles in MTG Arena
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths comes with a set of alternate art cards in partnership with Toho International to bring you characters from the Godzilla franchise in Magic: The Gathering. These... The post Acquiring Godzilla Series Monster Card Styles in MTG Arena appeared first on MTG Arena Zone.
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Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Spoiler Roundup: April 2, 2020
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Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Spoiler Roundup: April 2, 2020
The preview season for Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Commander 2020 has officially kicked off today, and we have quickly been overloaded with new cards, cosmetics and mechanics to get... The post Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Spoiler Roundup: April 2, 2020 appeared first on MTG Arena Zone.
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Maros Drive to Work
#727: Theros Beyond Death Cards, Part 4
1585922700Mark Rosewater
#727: Theros Beyond Death Cards, Part 4
This is the fourth part of a series (of five) of card-by-card design stories from Theros Beyond Death.
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#728: Theros Beyond Death Cards, Part 5
1585922700Mark Rosewater
#728: Theros Beyond Death Cards, Part 5
This is the fifth part of a series (of five) of card-by-card design stories from Theros Beyond Death.
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#726: Blue-Red
1585317960Mark Rosewater
#726: Blue-Red
This is another podcast in my two-color philosophy series. This time, I talk blue-red.
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#725: Theros Beyond Death Cards, Part 3
1585317900Mark Rosewater
#725: Theros Beyond Death Cards, Part 3
This is the third part of a series (of five) of card-by-card design stories from Theros Beyond Death.
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#724: Theros Beyond Death Cards, Part 2
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#724: Theros Beyond Death Cards, Part 2
This is the second part of a series (of five) of card-by-card design stories from Theros Beyond Death.
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Maro's Blogatog
“Tales from the Pit” #2265
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“Tales from the Pit” #2265
“Tales from the Pit” #2265
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What is the largest stack of Mutate creatures you seen in playtesting?
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What is the largest stack of Mutate creatures you seen in playtesting?
I think we had one once with seven creatures.
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I would not have guessed Monster world was Japanese-inspired, but it’s really cool. Is there any relationship between Ikoria flavor and the segment of the player base who want a Kamigawa return? Meaning, does WotC consider Ikoria a Kamigawa reboot?
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I would not have guessed Monster world was Japanese-inspired, but it’s really cool. Is there any relationship between Ikoria flavor and the segment of the player base who want a Kamigawa return? Meaning, does WotC consider Ikoria a Kamigawa reboot?
It’s not a Kamigawa reboot.
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While I like Mutate mechanically, I find the flavor of mutate to be fascinatingly strange. In Ikoria it is strange enough when a giant moth turns into a Cat Nightmare Dinosaur, but using creature types outside of Ikoria you can have things like a faerie, a spirit, a thopter, a wall, or Sarkhan turning into a Cat Nightmare Dinosaur. Was this considered when developing mutate?
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While I like Mutate mechanically, I find the flavor of mutate to be fascinatingly strange. In Ikoria it is strange enough when a giant moth turns into a Cat Nightmare Dinosaur, but using creature types outside of Ikoria you can have things like a faerie, a spirit, a thopter, a wall, or Sarkhan turning into a Cat Nightmare Dinosaur. Was this considered when developing mutate?
It’s what we in R&D calls the “elephant in the boots problem”. With 20,000+ cards we can make the flavor work some of the time, but there are just going to be cards that want to be open-ended mechanically that result in weird flavor combinations. We just accept that as part of the nature of a trading card game.
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It looks as if mutated creatures count as one permanent? And if that is true, can I mutate two identical legendaries to each other, or would the legend rule forbid that? Like, say, I have a Nethroi, Apex of Death on the battlefield. Could I mutate another Nethroi onto it?
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It looks as if mutated creatures count as one permanent? And if that is true, can I mutate two identical legendaries to each other, or would the legend rule forbid that? Like, say, I have a Nethroi, Apex of Death on the battlefield. Could I mutate another Nethroi onto it?
If you mutate a legendary creature and put the legendary creature not on the top, the mutated creature doesn’t have that name or the legendary supertype, so you can now play a second one.
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