The October 26, 2016 Update

Posted in Daily Magic Update on October 26, 2016

By Blake Rasmussen

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The Daily Magic Update is a roundup of everything Magic you should know on October 26, 2016. Today's Update is brought to you by Seilschleuderin, because who doesn't need more Seilschleuderin in their lives?

Today's Commander (2016 Edition) Previews

Each day I'll collect the day's previews (both already previewed and yet to come) and list and link them here for ease of finding them all. Today's previews are mostly from foreign outlets, so fire up Google translate and enjoy!

Ah, yes, we've been waiting quite a while for a Seilschleuderin, and Akiri sure is a powerful Seilschleuderin. Gotta love some Seilschleuderin. (That's just German for Line-Slinger. German is a wonderful language.)

  1. Chain of Vapor | Magic es Facil

An old favorite got a new look for Commander (2016 Edition). The video above is in Spanish, but it's also pretty, so give it a whirl whether you speak the language or not.

  1. Reins of Power (Chinese Simplified) | Weibo

Unfortunately, the link above won't get you very far if you don't have a Weibo account, which is a Chinese social media site. But, trust me, Reins of Power's new art is niiiiice.

Now, who has a Weibo account to unearth the image for the English-speaking interwebs?

Grand Abolisher on a stick, anyone?

  1. Multicolor Land Reprint in C16!? 統率者2016年先行プレビュー | KaiGuyMTG |

Just in case you don't speak Japanese, let me help you out: it's pronounced "Murmuring Bosk."

Still don't speak Japanese? What, you didn't learn between the last item and this one? Well, this one is pronounced "Windfall." Kind of like that super-powerful blue sorcery from back in the day. This one just looks different and pretty.

  1. Exclusive Magic: The Gathering―Commander (2016 Edition) Preview Card! 《Ravos, Soultender》! | Hareruya

Though Hareruya is Japanese, this preview is in English! And it's pretty spicy at that.

  1. A Commander 2016 Design Story | MTGO Tumblr | Robert Schuster

And this one is pronounced "Runehorn Hellkite." Wait, it's in English? Well, that's still how it's pronounced.

  1. Better Together | Gathering Magic | Jason Alt

Birds of a feather and all that...

  1. Previews yet to come

The heavily European and Japanese schedule today means most of today's previews are still coming. Mark Rosewater will have one on Twitter @maro254, just as soon as he devises a puzzle to tease you all with.

Additionally, tonight at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT, Magic Mics will bring you a preview card live on

Top 25

  1. A new, new No. 1

Just one week after Shota Yasooka took over the No. 1 spot in our rankings, we have yet another change at the top of the rankings—and just barely. Seth Manfield, fresh off a second-place finish at Grand Prix Providence, jumps ahead of Yasooka, now No. 2, and Owen Turtenwald, now No. 3. Manfield leads by the slimmest of margins.

Rank Name Points Change Previous
1 Seth Manfield 89.47 +2 3
2 Shota Yasooka 89.32 -1 1
3 Owen Turtenwald 88.02 -1 2
4 Lukas Blohon 78.18 4
5 Reid Duke 78.12 5
6 Steven Rubin 73.61 6
7 Luis Scott-Vargas 68.67 7
8 Yuuya Watanabe 61.05 8
9 Mike Sigrist 60.81 9
10 Martin Müller 60.36 10
11 Ondřej Stráský 59.83 11
12 Paulo Vitor Damo Da Rosa 58.81 12
13 Joel Larsson 57.59 13
13 Samuel Pardee 57.59 13
15 Samuel Black 57.05 15
16 Oliver Tiu 56.81 16
17 Márcio Carvalho 56.72 17
18 Andrea Mengucci 55.81 18
19 Ryoichi Tamada 55.30 +2 21
20 Lee Shi Tian 54.77 -1 19
20 Kazuyuki Takimura 54.77 -1 19
22 Jiachen Tao 54.28 22
23 Kentaro Yamamoto 54.26 NR
24 Matthew Nass 53.99 24
25 Brad Nelson 53.81 -2 23

Dropped from rankings: Petr Sochůrek

Deck of the Day

  1. Julian Wildes' Four-Color Aggro—Grand Prix Providence 10th Place

What better time to highlight this deck than when we're talking about four-color Commander decks?

Julian Wildes nearly crashed the Top 8 of Grand Prix Providence with this four-color aggressive deck that decided it could have it all. Where else can you find Voltaic Brawler and Spell Queller fighting side-by-side? Where else will Woodland Wanderer finally get its due? And how in the world do you make the mana work?

It turns out the key is another resource—energy. Attune with Aether, Servant of the Conduit, and Aether Hub are key in letting you cast all of your spells, and when your mana is all set up, you can then use the excess energy on Longtusk Cub, Voltaic Brawler, Whirler Virtuoso, and Harnessed Lightning! It's as if he was playing Red-Green Energy and noticed all of the extra, untapped sources of other colors of mana he had available, and decided to just run with it. And he ran all the way to 10th place.

Julian Wildes' Four-Color Aggro

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