The Watchtower 1/6/20 for ProTraders – Plan Your Specs


By: Travis Allen

Don’t miss this week’s installment of the MTG Fast Finance podcast, an on-topic, no-nonsense tour through the week’s most important changes in the Magic economy.

Theros: Beyond Death spoilers are chugging along now that we’re in 2020 proper, and as put by my buddy @NewSpruke, “I’m not sure making an entire set mechanic around Hogaak is wise.” I agree Bill. While there’s a non-trivial cost to the escape mechanic in the necessity of exiling cards from your graveyard, one imagines that key cards will only need to escape two or three times before the door slams shut. How many times do you need to cast Elspeth or Uro before enough is enough? Theros is once again dripping with flavor and home to some fan favorites, enchantments especially, but in a post-Oko world, each of us wonders what awaits our preferred formats.

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Travis Allen has  been playing Magic: The Gathering since 1994, mostly in upstate New York. Ever since his first FNM he’s been trying to make playing Magic cheaper, and he first brought his perspective to MTGPrice in 2013. You can find his articles there weekly, as well as on the podcast MTG Fast Finance.

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One thought on “The Watchtower 1/6/20 for ProTraders – Plan Your Specs”

  1. As of 13:20 EST on 6-Jan-20 you can pick up Eidolon of Blossoms (Foil) at around $1.20 USD on I really like this pick. Good luck to all!

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