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Welcome to Goldfish Gladiator, a new series with a twist: rather than taking place on Magic Online, Goldfish Gladiator is focused on Magic Arena. If you aren't familiar with Magic Arena, it's the next digital Magic client (currently in beta). While Magic Arena will eventually have normal Standard just like paper and Magic Online, it has a unique format right now, highlighted by the lack of Kaladesh block and a best-of-one (no sideboards) tournament structure, which means deck building is slightly different (so you probably don't want to build today's deck card-for-card on Magic Online or in paper). One of the weird quirks of the Arena metagame is that it's infested by aggro decks. There are a few reasons for this, but the two big ones are that aggro decks tend to be cheaper to build (since they require fewer rares and mythics) and because Arena rewards playing as many games as possible as quickly as possible to help achieve various quests to earn gold and packs (for example, going 2-1 with an aggro deck is more beneficial than going 1-0 with a control deck in the same amount of time). With this in mind, our deck this week—Firesong and Sunspeaker Control—is designed to be the aggro assassin. While control can be hard, the idea is that you can have a very strong deck on Arena simply be crushing every aggro deck you run into, even if the control matchup is a bit shaky. The deck is super awesome, and I think it's actually very strong in the current meta, but enough of my ramblings—let's get to the gameplay so you can see it in action! Decklist: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/goldfish-gladiators-firesong-and-sunspeaker-control-arena
◼ This episode of Budget Magic is brought to you by CardKingdom. Support the show by using http://www.cardkingdom.com/budgetmagic for your next Magic purchase! This week, we are heading to the super-sweet Dominaria Standard format to play a couple of the most unique cards from Magic's newest set—Valduk, Keeper of the Flame and Champion of the Flame—in a deck I'm calling UR Auras! The deck itself is sort of similar to some of the all-in Kiln Fiend decks we've played in Modern, looking to go all-in on one creature and kill the opponent as quickly as possible, while also somewhat like the dreaded Bogles, since we're loading up our creatures with a bunch of auras. The end result is a deck that's extremely explosive and fun, sometimes killing opponents as early as Turn 4! Can Valduk, Keeper of the Flame and Champion of the Flame compete in Dominaria Standard? Let's get to the videos and find out! ► Read more about this deck (full article): https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/budget-magic-76-41-tix-ur-auras-standard ► View this deck with the latest prices: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1084319#paper ◼ Purchase this deck (paper): http://mtg.fish/m7PEe ◼ Purchase this deck (Magic Online): http://mtg.fish/sqpV9 Match 1: 8:56 Match 2: 16:27 Match 3: 27:39 Match 4: 44:45 Match 5: 58:05 Wrap Up: 1:08:37
Finals from Grand Prix Birmingham 2018. Format: Standard Full Coverage: https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gpbir18-standard
WU Auras Deck Tech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMMttWMjRB8&t=8s Battle Deck BATTLE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBcUQ5HCfTI&t=203s Want to improve at Dominaria draft? Maria and Meghan are here with their Top 10 Things Not to Do in Dominaria draft! Draft smarter & better by following these simple rules. Let us know what you think in the comments! Join the MtA Fan Community: http://www.patreon.com/mtacast The best place to buy cards: http://www.cardkingdom.com/mtacast Get great MtG gear: http://www.ultrapro.com Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mtacast Be our friend: http://www.facebook.com/mtacast Throw down with our playmats: http://www.magictheamateuring.com/shop Sub to our stream: http://www.twitch.tv/magictheamateuring
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Can a $30 version of Favorable Winds actually compete in Standard?
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