The October 7, 2016 Update

Posted in Daily Magic Update on October 7, 2016

By Blake Rasmussen

Blake is the content manager for, making him the one you should email if you have thoughts on the website, good or less good (or not good). He's a longtime coverage reporter and hasn't turned down a game of Magic in any format ever.

The Daily Magic Update is a roundup of everything Magic you should know on October 7, 2016. Today's Update is brought to you by the VIP area at Prakhata Club. It's where the Consulate's most famous go to let loose.

Today's Must

  1. Prakhata Club Guest List | TCGPlayer | Craig Wescoe

While everyone and their mother has been putting out week one hits/misses-style articles all week, this takes the cake as the most creative. Wescoe goes behind the velvet rope at the Prakhata Club (what with its Prahkhata Club security and all) and sees who gets VIP treatment—and who has to stand outside in one of those dumb lines.

What to Watch This Weekend

  1. Grand Prix Atlanta

Grand Prix Atlanta is going to be our first look at the Kaladesh Limited format on a big stage. Well, bigger than the Pre-Prerelease that is. Coverage starts at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT on

After Those, Read, Watch, or Listen to These

  1. Kaladesh: Top 10 Commander Cards | MTGGoldfish | SaffronOlive and Tomer Abramovici

SaffronOlive and Tomer talk Commander, as they figure out the ten best cards for Commander to come out of Kaladesh. And maybe some other alliteration.

Want more Kaladesh Commander? The Mana Source also published a video yesterday showing off some sweet, sweet Kaladesh Commander action, which you can see below.

  1. No Copter, No Copter, No Copter! | MTGMintCard | Lee Shi Tian

You better believe there will be a reaction in the metagame to Smuggler's Copter's ubiquity, and Lee Shi Tian has the decks that don't need no stinkin' Copter. Wait, that doesn't really work. Get to the Copter? That's kind of the opposite of what we're going for. Maybe there just is no movie quote for this.

  1. Play Any Smuggler's Copter Deck You Want | Next Level Podcast | Patrick Chapin and Mike Flores

Or you can join 'em rather than try to beat 'em. Chapin and Flores give you the good news about Smuggler's Copter—it can go in almost any deck!

  1. Budget Brews: Aetherflux Reservoir | ChannelFireball | Neal Oliver

Looking for a sweet deck that won't be too hard to collect or trade for? Oliver has a few Aetherflux Reservoir decks with low rare counts but powerful finishes. This one just happens to finish by dealing your opponent 50 damage after casting a dozen or so spells in a single turn. Welcome to Kaladesh!

  1. How to Keep Playing Control When Aggro Is Too Good | | Shaheen Soorani

I feel your pain, Shaheen. I feel your pain. He thinks, however, that he has the answer to all of these Vehicles running around Standard. (By the way, Kaladesh must have really loose Vehicle property laws, if just anyone can jump in any Vehicle and motor around.)

What People Are Talking About

  1. Is Magic putting out too much or too little? [Tell Maro]

Yesterday, on Mark Rosewater's Tumblr, he asked players to respond with their thoughts on whether Magic was putting out too much, too little, or just the right amount of product (the classic Goldilocks question). Responses have been varied, but it's sparked some good discussion among players. What do you think?

  1. Playtesting for LGS Leagues Coming with Kaladesh

If you missed it, today we announced a playtest of a new league format that will be available in stores shortly. As multiple people have commented: "Sounds like fun."

Deck of the Day

  1. Red-White Artificers

Inventor's Goggles was on exactly no one's radar when Kaladesh was released, but it's a key cog in David Ortiz's (not that David Ortiz) Red-White Artificers deck that hinges on the sneaky Artificer, Stone Haven Outfitter. The deck is incredibly aggressive with a low curve and just nineteen lands, making it one of the fastest decks around. It utilizes a number of cards that key off Equipment and artifacts, and that Equipment serves to boost the creatures even further. And because many of them are Artificers, the Inventor's Goggles fit just perfectly.

David Ortiz's Red-White Artificers

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