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#10: Shielded by Faith

Shielded by Faith shoed up in Commander 2015, but since its reprint in Explorers of Ixalan, the card's gotten a lot cheaper.

#9: Tendershoot Dryad

Dominaria's got loads of Saproling synergies, and as much as I hate to say it, Verdant Force just isn't cutting it anymore. Tendershoot Dryad is cheaper, spits out the same amount of Saprolings, and makes them all ginormous.

#8: Aether Hub

As an avowed Tendo Ice Bridge fan, I like cards like Aether Hub. Executed slightly differently, energy could've been a cool mechanic instead of necessitating two different rounds of Standard bans. Now that three energy cards are banned, the mechanic is in a good spot now. Aether Hub into Glint-Sleeve Siphoner is a beating and likely will be until Kaladesh block rotates out of Standard, but it's not unbeatable.

#7: Unclaimed Territory

During last weekend's Grand Prix coverage, former TCGplayer columnist and awesome human being Melissa DeTora pointed out that Modern's five-color human tribal deck wasn't possible before Ixalan. More specifically, the deck wasn't possible before Unclaimed Territory.

#6: Tunnel Ignus

The card that immediately comes to mind to combo with Tunnel Ignus is Old-Growth Dryads, which doesn't even work. I am not very good at Magic.

#5: Warkite Marauder

Haven't people already started replacing this card with Glint-Nest Crane in God-Pharaoh's Gift decks? Glint-Nest Crane has to be better.

#4: Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle

Teshar is busted in half, powering a bunch of weird infinite loops. I'll have a video about Teshar out later this week (watch out for it on our Twitter, Facebook, and our YouTube channel). Until then, all you get is a decklist.

#3: Goblin Chainwhirler

It's no Ahn-Crop Crasher. Hell, it's not even a Rampaging Ferocidon. However, Goblin Chainwhirler is a goblin, which means that if a goblin deck surfaces in Standard, Goblin Chainwhirler's going to be a key player. Between Skirk Prospector, Goblin Warchief, and Siege-Gang Commander, it's not hard to Foresee a very, very good goblin deck.

#2: Damping Sphere

This odd hoser seems tailor-built for Vintage, of all things, shutting down Mishra's Workshop and storm combo decks all in one fell swoop. Damping Sphere is hilarious.

#1: Bomat Courier

Bomat Courier was our best-selling card by a wide margin last week, so I did a little digging. Since the Challenger decks were released (two of the four contain four copies of Bomat Courier), the price of Bomat Courier has gone down roughly 50%. I'd say we haven't found the bottom of Bomat Courier's price range yet—more are yet to flood the market—but a drastically reduced price point has sparked new interest in Bomat Courier. Plus, it's a really good card.

See you next time.

Jon Corpora
(pronounced ca-pora)
@feb31st