The March 8, 2017 Update

Posted in Daily Magic Update on March 8, 2017

By Blake Rasmussen

Blake is the content manager for DailyMTG.com, 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 March 8, 2017. Today's Update is brought to you by women everywhere.

What People Are Talking About

Happy International Women's Day!

Congrats to Dev and his Wizards! What up, indeed.

After Those, Read, Watch, or Listen to These

  1. Modern Masters 2017 Art Review | Gathering Magic | Mike Linnemann

Linnemann goes deep on the art for Modern Masters 2017 Edition. The article is long, but well worth it if you're an art fan and just want to bask in all the new art.

  1. Commander VS: Odds and Evens | StarCityGames.com | Justin Parnell and Stephen Green

It's Surrak Dragonclaw vs. Rhys the Redeemed vs. Volrath the Fallen vs. Sygg, River Cutthroat in this week's edition of Commander VS.

  1. The Creative Process with Rob Prior (Live Painting!) | The Command Zone | Jimmy Wong and Josh Lee Kwai

This is a very different kind of Command Zone podcast, as the pair gets creative with Rob Prior. More art and creativity than Commander, this podcast is still worth a listen/watch if that's your jam.

  1. Brewed Force: Colorless Eldrazi | ChannelFireball | Neal Oliver

Remember Eldrazi? Remember how powerful they are? Remember that they're still Standard-legal? Neal Oliver remembers the titans and brews up a powerful colorless Eldrazi ramp deck looking to annihilate opponents.

  1. Jiachen Tao Shares Platinum Pro Tips | Kitchen Table Magic | Sam Tang

It's safe to say you've moved past the kitchen table when you're talking to a Platinum pro and Pro Tour winner. Tao shares what it's like to play on the big stage and what it takes to get to that level. And also a delicious recipe for chicken soup. Maybe. That last part might not be correct.

What to Watch Tonight

  1. Magic Mics | twitch.tv/magicmics | 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT | Reuben Bresler, Evan Erwin, and Erin Campbell

The three-headed opinion monster that is Magic Mics is on tonight for all your Magic opining needs.

Top 25

  1. No changes

And that's all I have to say about that.

Rank Name Points Change Previous
1 Márcio Carvalho 84.67 1
2 Shota Yasooka 78.67 2
3 Seth Manfield 77.11 3
4 Owen Turtenwald 75.56 4
5 Paulo Vitor Damo Da Rosa 73.78 5
6 Reid Duke 70.67 6
7 Steven Rubin 65.78 7
8 Lukas Blohon 64.00 8
9 Lee Shi Tian 60.22 9
10 Brad Nelson 58.78 10
11 Kentaro Yamamoto 57.33 11
12 Alexander Hayne 56.78 12
13 Ondřej Stráský 56.56 13
14 Ivan Floch 55.56 14
15 Jiachen Tao 54.11 15
16 Samuel Pardee 54.00 16
16 Matthew Nass 54.00 17
18 Mike Sigrist 53.78 18
18 Oliver Tiu 53.78 19
20 Yuuya Watanabe 52.33 20
21 Joel Larsson 52.00 21
22 Pascal Maynard 51.67 22
22 Brian Braun-Duin 51.67 23
24 Eduardo Sajgalik 51.45 24
25 Samuel Black 50.33 25

Deck of the Day

  1. Weldfast Black-Red

Magic Online player BOB-ICHI recently went 5-0 with a black-red artifact aggro deck that has its roots in Pro Tour Aether Revolt, where a few players played similar decks.

Much of the deck has all the aggressive components we've come to expect from Mardu Vehicles—Heart of Kiran, Scrapheap Scrounger, and Unlicensed Disintegration. But the deck ducks white cards in favor of an artifact-heavy theme that lets it take advantage of Weldfast Engineer and Forerunner of Slaughter, making its Walking Ballistas, Thopters, Heart of Kirans, and Scrapheap Scroungers all the more deadly.

It's fast, it's aggressive, and it's got consistent mana, and it certainly deserves a look for any aggressive-minded players.

Weldfast Black-Red

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