Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, and good night. I'm Jon Corpora, Managing Editor of magic.tcgplayer.com, and these are the best-selling cards of a weekend that included lots of Nationals coverage. Let's dive in.
Walk the Plank comes in at #10, and while I'm still not buying this for competitive play, the flavor quandaries it evokes have lots of value. For example, during the draft portion of Nationals, one of my opponents made my Kinjalli's Sunwing Walk the Plank. Kinjalli's Sunwing would just fly away! It was nonsense. I should've called a judge.
Siren Stormtamer is a sleeper hit that answers the vast majority of removal in Standard. Unlike Spiketail Hatchling and Judge's Familiar before it, Siren Stormtamer is a hard counter, which means it won't become useless as the game goes long.
Field of Ruin is a nice answer to Search for Azcanta decks popping up all over the place, and the land search is symmetrical, which means you can use it to simultaneously destroy an opponent's utility land and fix your own mana. YAAAAAY
Treasure Map goes great with Marionette Master. You should give it a shot.
The banned & restricted announcement goes up today, and lots of folks speculated on Bloodbraid Elf getting unbanned. I guess we'll see.
Legion's Landing AKA The Second Coming of of Kjeldoran Outpost is a clear inclusion in any Anointed Procession deck, and the removal seeing heavy play in Standard is designed to grind and make one-for-one trades. That's good news for tokens decks.
Two mana for two cards is a much better rate than we're used to, and that's exactly how Chart a Course works most of the time. Starting a game with Siren Stormtamer into Chart a Course sounds pretty great to me.
Unclaimed Territory remains our weekly reminded that casual players account for a lot of sales, and that tribal decks are more beloved than you can imagine.
Kitesail Freebooter's been seen all over the place, from God-Pharaoh's Gift decks to U/B Control sideboards. We've seen cards like this before, but flying and an extra point of toughness make it a force to be reckoned with.
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