There's no time to waste. Let's dive right in.
Shielded by Faith shoed up in Commander 2015, but since its reprint in Explorers of Ixalan, the card's gotten a lot cheaper.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.