The September 14, 2017 Update

Posted in Daily Magic Update on September 14, 2017

By Nicholas Wolfram

Nicholas Wolfram fell promptly in love with tabletop and video games when he was only two years old, and he has been writing about them since he figured out how words worked. Now he puts together words about Magic, which he started playing way back in 2000.

The Daily Magic Update is a roundup of everything Magic you should know on September 14, 2017. Today's Update is brought to you by puns, good and bad, clever and cringeworthy.

Today's Must

  1. Magic Open House: What You Need to Know (and Why You Should Participate!) | Mana Leak | Joseph Dunlap

The Ixalan Magic Open House will be taking place this Saturday and Sunday at local stores around the world. Not only do you get an excuse to play more Magic (as if you need an excuse), but you can also bring home an Ixalan card a week before even Prereleases happen! So throw on your tricorn, grab your favorite matey, and sail on over to your local shop this weekend for a swashbuckling good time. And remember: this is a casual event, so don't be afraid to bring your own brew instead of just parroting the most dominant decks in the metagame!

Today's Previews

  1. Fleet Swallower | WIRED Italy | Simone "AKirA" Trimarchi

That's a big Fish. In fact, this Fish is tied for the second-largest stats we've ever printed with the creature type. For a big flavor win, hit it with Spreading Flames and then a boatload of lemons. Because roasted fish is delicious.

  1. Repeating Barrage | Hobby Consolas | Jesús Delgado

Hammer of Bogardan returns as double-barreled ballista. Not a bad upgrade, but I would probably be aiming closer to that Dragon if were this guy.

  1. Axis of Mortality | The Command Zone | Jimmy Wong and Josh Lee Kwai

Chaos Commander players, it looks like you might want to start leaning into Jeskai to keep terrorizing your friends with the most random board states possible. This is your chance to make Zedruu into the Greathated among your playgroup.

  1. Perilous Voyage | Snack Time with Mike and Ant | Mike Linnemann and Ant Tessitore

I tried to tell Jace that falling for a gorgon wasn't a good idea, but ever the contrarian, he took his defiance a little too literally. Not what I meant, Jace.

  1. More to come!

Be on the lookout for preview cards from The Mana Source and Ken Nagle (@norrytt) as we finish strong before the full Ixalan Card Image Gallery is revealed tomorrow!

After Those, Read, Watch, or Listen to These

  1. Updating Standard with Ixalan (Part 2) | MTG Mint Card | Zen Takahashi

Zen closes out the article he started earlier this week on updating the top Standard decks with Ixalan cards.

  1. Updating Existing Standard Decks | TCGplayer | Brian Braun-Duin

Brian also has some thoughts on how to update the current Standard decks once Ixalan comes ashore.

  1. Seven Ixalan Draft Build-Arounds | ChannelFireball | Neal Oliver

While those other guys talk about Standard, Neal would rather discuss the Limited implications of Ixalan. Here is one Dinosaur and six other cards to consider building around when making your Draft deck.

What People Are Talking About

  1. The Magic community will always love puns

If only my coworkers could share my enthusiasm for these beautiful, well-developed jokes.

Deck of the Day

  1. Folero's Mardu Vehicles

No one can say for sure if Mardu Vehicles will stick around after rotation (especially without Gideon), so this may just be among the last of its successful iterations. Folero took this 5-0 in a recent Magic Online Standard Constructed League.

Folero's Mardu Vehicles

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