The November 2, 2017 Update

Posted in Daily Magic Update on November 2, 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 November 2, 2017. Today's Update is brought to you by Albuquerque. Albuquerky? Albuquercey? Albaqwerky?

What to Watch Tomorrow

  1. Pro Tour Ixalan | | 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET/3 p.m. UTC

It's here! For the first time in maybe ever (I'm not a Magic historian scientist!), the Pro Tour is coming deep in the season, well after the initial metagame has been set. But with so many shifts happening—Blue-Black Control is almost nowhere to be seen on Magic Online, tokens are taking over, God-Pharaoh's Gift is a real thing—it’s quite possible the Pro Tour shakes things up even more. What can the best players in the world do with a running start? Start finding out tomorrow on

Today’s Must

  1. MTG – The Worst Magic: The Gathering Cards Ever Printed – Episode 13! | The Mana Source | Wedge

Wedge is back after a bit of a hiatus, so you can see him again, as well as his card-laden background. He celebrates—sure, "celebrates" is the word I’m going for—with Worst Cards Ever, the popular segment where Wedge complains about terrible, terrible Magic cards. It’s a crowd favorite, so you should be sure to constantly ask Wedge to do more of these. Like, all the time.

Also, Read, Watch, or Listen to These

  1. [MTG] Cards to Watch at Pro Tour Ixalan | TCGplayer | Riley Knight

Mr. Riley Knight knows a thing or two about Pro Tours, and he offers his insight along with a heaping helping of side references, puns, and pop-culture call-outs in this short, entertaining video.

  1. Countering Common Commander Strategies | Mainboarding for your Meta | Jumbo Commander

For anyone with a strong Commander play group, this video is super useful and fascinating—though I’ll admit what mostly drew me in was the callbacks to cards I had forgotten existed. Things like Dystopia, Omen of Fire, and Anarchy. Back when Planeswalkers were basically gods and non-allied colors really, really hated one another.

  1. An Actual Pirate’s Life for Me | Gathering Magic | Jason Alt

Jason just wants to steal all of the things. Is that so wrong?

  1. PV’s Plays: 5 What’s the Play Solutions | ChannelFireball | Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa

Go inside the mind of a Hall of Famer as he shows you the solutions to his puzzles from the other day. Beware: there are a lot of Disney songs stuck in there.

What People Are Talking About

  1. FTV Transform Accidental Image Publish

Yeah, we did that. Not too far ahead of time—we’re publishing the full list of From the Vault: Transform on Monday. So just sit tight and the rest of the special set will be revealed after the weekend.

What we did intend to do was release some art for Delver of Secrets and Huntmaster of the Fells as a little pre-preview. You can check out an imgur upload of those here.

  1. Inktober is over I can finally go back to doing nonsense. | Nothing // Lose

With Innistrad flashbacks happening right now, this is quite timely.

Also, no one likes you, Tibalt. But for some reason, that’s why we love you.

Deck of the Day

  1. Standard Green Approach

People keep finding different ways to cast Approach of the Second Sun. But JasperCMU also happened to find a way to cast Sandwurm Convergence right alongside it.

The Hour of Revelation is particularly interesting, and picking up steam as players look to beat token-based strategies. But Sandwurm Convergence?

Hey, if you’re going to go big, you might as well go all the way big.

JasperCMU’s Standard Green Approach

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