The May 10, 2017 Update

Posted in Daily Magic Update on May 10, 2017

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 May 10, 2017. Today's Update is brought to you by two foil Gideons. (I haven't even opened a regular one yet.)

Today's Must

  1. Magic Community SPOTLIGHT! | The Command Zone | Jimmy Wong and Josh Lee Kwai

If the Daily Magic Update is about anything, it's about highlighting cool things in the community—and that's what this episode of The Command Zone is all about. Well, not all. They spend some time talking about 1v1 Commander, but after that they introduce or highlight a bunch of cool community members and content creators that might just interest you.

Plus, they cover the Daily Magic Update and Magic Story Podcast, and I'm a sucker for people talking about me.

After That, Read, Watch, or Listen to These

  1. 1v1 Commander on Magic Online | PureMTGO | Jaroslava Stefankova

1v1 Commander starts today on Magic Online, and Stefankova dives deep into the format and what it might look like once players get revved up. Personally, I'd look to befuddle people with Leovold, Emissary of Trest, but that's just because I'm terrible to play against.

  1. MTG - The New Player's Guide To Planeswalker Decks for Magic: The Gathering | Tolarian Community College | The Professor

The Prof (on his way to 300,000 subscribers, maybe?) reviews and explains Planeswalker Decks for the newer player, examining them as a starting point for building up a collection after learning to play. This video is most useful for players new to our world (and if that's you, hi! My name is Blake.), but if that's not you, it's a good video to pass on to your friends looking for on-ramps for the game.

  1. Rich Stein Continues to Do the Work of 12 People | Hipsters of the Coast

Stein is doing a ton of work highlighting Pro Teams and qualification paths on Hipsters of the Coast this week, and it continues today. Today includes counting down teams No. 16-13, and Grand Prix qualification paths to the Pro Tour, with a player spotlight of Samuel Vuillot.

Keep it up, Rich. You can rest on Friday.

  1. MTG Top 10: Angels | Aether Hub | Nizzahon

I'm really enjoying these Top 10 videos from Nizzahon. The clear-cut criteria for the rankings makes it less about arguing which goes where and just sitting back and enjoying reliving the memories or discovering something new.

Also, shout-out to Linvala for getting two versions of herself on the Top 10. Not even Avacyn could do that.

  1. Magic Comes to Dreamhack | TCGPlayer | Corbin Hosler

Corbin's all over the place with this one (that's a good thing), recounting the connection of Dreamhack and not-online Magic. It doesn't hurt that Corbin happened to Top 8 the main tournament there, but the article deftly covers the highlights and even some less-than-highlights of the marriage of Magic and Dreamhack.

7. Commander VS: Random Planeswalkers! | | Justin Parnell and Stephen Green

Planeswalkers can't be your Commander—but what if they could? Commander VS dares to go there with their latest video.

What People Are Talking About

Well that hardly seems fair. Prof has way better hair than we do.

  1. The weird interaction between Kalitas and Anointed Procession

Huh. That is weird.

Deck of the Day

  1. Sultai Marvel

Various versions of Aetherworks Marvel are all having their day in the sun on Magic Online, and the latest variant to pop up is a Sultai version that goes into black for Liliana, Death's Majesty; Fatal Push; and Demon of Dark Schemes. And the deck even has a touch of delirium with Ishkanah, Grafwidow and Traverse the Ulvenwald.

The list below belongs to Mawile, who went 5-0 with the new direction on a Magic Online League.

Marvel will almost certainly be present at Pro Tour Amonkhet—but the question is, what flavor? Sultai is throwing its hat in the ring.

Sultai Marvel

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