Wizards of the Coast continues to say they will not reprint Reserved List cards. However, they do occasionally print functional alternatives to Reserved List cards. One recent example is Wheel of Misfortune in Commander Legends as a functional alternative to Wheel of Fortune.
In my latest article, Functionally Better Reserved List Alternatives, I cover some functional alternatives of Reserved List cards that are arguably better than their Reserved List counterparts. One discussed example of a card that is stronger than its Reserved List alternative is Eladamri's Call and Altar of Bone. Eladamri's Call has zero drawbacks and cheaper to purchase than Altar of Bone. Let me know if you play with other Reserved List functional alternatives in the comments.
Hello everyone! This week's article, Which Cards Spiked Because of Commander 2021, covers some of the biggest price spikes in Magic: The Gathering singles due to Commander 2021. I cover a few of the well-discussed card interactions like Adrix and Nev, Twincasters and Helm of the Host along with Mox Tantalite synergizing with Osgir, the Reconstructor. Also, I share information and price charts for some of the other interesting cards with price spikes. I hope you enjoy it and learn something new.
This week's Magic: The Gathering article, Which Cards Spiked Because of Strixhaven?, covers some of the noteworthy card price spikes thanks to Strixhaven: School of Mages. You may be familiar with Chain of Smog going from bulk to pricy overnight due to Professor Onyx and Witherbloom Apprentice. I also cover other cards like Dragon's Approach that caused price spikes due to new synergies. I am excited for Strixhaven’s official paper release and hope you are too.
My latest article, Commander 2021 Buyer's Guide, is now live on TCGplayer Infinite. This week, I highlight synergistic cards for three of the five new commanders featured in Commander 2021 decks. The three featured commanders are:
Artifacts with the Suspend mechanic, like Mox Tantalite and Lotus Bloom, are potent additions for Osgir, the Reconstructor. Players interested in Willowdusk, Essence Seer will want to include the Wall of Blood and Rite of Consumption combo. Anyone interested in doubling tokens with Adrix and Nev, Twincasters should add Doubling Season and Helm of the Host to their decks.
I touch on a couple of other synergistic cards that players will want to consider for Osgir, the Reconstructor, Willowdusk, Essence Seer, and Adrix and Nev, Twincasters. Each new commander offers new card synergizes to experiment with when deck building. Let me know which new Commander you are excited to play!
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