Urza's Saga

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Dummyn45(23.06.2021 23:54)

Is this a new staple for EDH?

Grisha(07.06.2021 17:08)

From 10€ to 30€ over night??? Are you kiddin?

joven(06.06.2021 23:35)(Edited: 06.06.2021 23:39)

From the official release notes:
"
- Urza's Saga is a land, so it can only be played as a land. It cannot be cast as a spell.
- Even though Urza's Saga is a land, it is also still a Saga, and it will be sacrificed after its last chapter ability resolves.
- Urza's Saga gains an ability from its first and second chapters. It keeps those abilities for as long as it's on the battlefield.
- While resolving the chapter III ability, you can find only a card with actual mana cost {0} or {1}, not mana value 0 or 1. For example, you couldn't find a card with mana cost {U} or one with mana cost {X}.
- If Urza's Saga loses all of its chapter abilities but is still a Saga, perhaps due to a card like Blood Moon, it will immediately be sacrificed.
"
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The way the card is worded it can only tutor for artifacts with an actual mana cost of generic 0 or 1, which is different from mana value 0 or 1 (!). So, no lands, no cards with no mana cost (like "Lotus Bloom"), nothing with X in the cost and nothing with non-generic mana requirements (like colored mana).
It costs a land drop but goes away quickly.
The Constructs cost 3 mana each.

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When considering macro-archetypes, we usually distinguish the following: aggro, midrange, control, combo, big mana. The presence of all five in a format speaks to how healthy the metagame is. All of them can coexist as they prey upon one another. Currently, Modern sees a fair share of four of them …

On Video This Week (40/2021)

By CMInsightTeam (2021-10-04)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of October 4–8.

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By CMInsightTeam (2021-09-27)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of September 27–October 1.

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By CMInsightTeam (2021-09-20)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of September 20–24.

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By CMInsightTeam (2021-09-13)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of September 13–17.

Daily Deck Tech Hunt: Considering Doomsday

By OdinFK (2021-09-06)

Every workday ahead of the set's release, Insight is taking a quick look at a deck featuring new cards from the upcoming Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. Today, we're considering a card that may make it all the way to Legacy and prove a relevant update to one of the format's meanest combo strategies!

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By CMInsightTeam (2021-08-30)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of August 30–September 3.

Sharks and Chalices: The New White-Blue Control of Modern

By Skura (2021-08-26)

Control has struggled in Modern ever since Mystic Sanctuary got banned. However, the archetype has come back with a vengeance, revitalized in the hands of legendary control master Guillaume Wafo-Tapa. Let's examine the new lineup and see how and why this version continues to be successful.

Dress (Down) for Success

By Rone (2021-08-24)

Dress Down looked like a bulk rare at first. But time proved that this flashy enchantment has a ton of potential, revitalizing Death's Shadow in Modern while stopping all kinds of interactions from opposing creatures even in Legacy and Vintage. Keep reading for the full lowdown on Dress Down!

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By CMInsightTeam (2021-08-23)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of August 23–27.

Legacy News: Madness & Standstill

By Rone (2021-08-12)

Legacy is an ancient and vast format. Nonetheless fresh strategies emerge or evolve from previous iterations. Modern Horizons 2 in particular has revitalized brewing prospects. Landstill is back, in a whole new way, and Madness is enjoying a second life too. Want to know more? Just keep reading!

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By CMInsightTeam (2021-08-09)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of August 9–13.

Modern Is Effectively a Rotating Format Now

By Skura (2021-08-03)

Magic players are absolutely in love with playing their pet decks for as long as they possibly can. Thankfully, Magic offers a wide selection of formats that allow for exactly such an experience. However, the most popular competitive format, Modern, seems to be losing this key feature.

Top 5 Cards to Buy, Summer/Rotation Edition

By Rone (2021-08-02)

The run of new Magic sets doesn't ever seem to stop, so there are endless cards to purchase. This issue of "Top 5 Cards to Buy" brings you the best deals to invest in from Modern Horizons 2 and Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, plus the best picks for the upcoming Standard rotation.

Velomachus's Modern Moment

By Skura (2021-07-28)

Modern has always been and continues to be a brewers' paradise. People's creativity is indomitable. This time is no different. Let's savor the moment and move quickly. Swoop in at high velocity, at least Mach 1. Then—lore and behold—we take all the turns, at least from now until the end of the game.

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By CMInsightTeam (2021-07-26)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of July 26–30.

Daily D&D Deck Tech: Whirza Back on the Modern Menu!

By Skura (2021-07-20)

Every workday ahead of the set's paper release, Insight takes a quick look at a deck featuring cards from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. It only took one more "seemingly innocuous" piece to put Urza and Whir of Invention back on the map. Let's break down the list from the Challenge Top 8!

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By CMInsightTeam (2021-07-19)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of July 19–23.

Daily D&D Deck Tech: It's Hammertime!

By Skura (2021-07-16)

Every workday ahead of the set's paper release, Insight takes a quick look at a deck featuring cards from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. Here's what may actually be the best strategy in all of Modern at the moment. Find out about the combo and the new card that supports it!

Modern Monkey Goes B/R

By Rone (2021-07-13)

Ragavan has changed Modern as we know it. One strategy in particular where it shines is a Rakdos build that's been posting almost shockingly strong results, for example claiming the number one and number two spot at a recent Modern Open. But it isn't just Ragavan; the deck has picked up a whole new creature suite.

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By CMInsightTeam (2021-07-12)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of July 12–16.

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By CMInsightTeam (2021-07-05)

Every week Cardmarket is running a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss, on both YouTube and Twitch—from gameplay to deck discussion to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of June July 5–9.

A Totally Objective List of the Top 20 Best Puns in Magic

By Kumagoro (2021-07-01)

It's World Pun Day! Possibly due to head designer Mark Rosewater's comedic influence, Magic cards have a long tradition of incorporating "hidden" puns in their names and flavor texts. Here are some of our favorites. And if you think it sounds like a waste of time, you might be jumping to conclusions.

Eminent Domain: The New Five-Color Decks of Modern

By Rone (2021-06-24)

With the release of Modern Horizons 2 domain strategies are back on the menu! It only took a few tools to revitalize the archetype, and other multicolored decks have greatly improved as well. Let's take a look back at the history and the future of lists featuring all of our favorite colors!

New Modern Yawgmoth Tech

By K_Prinz (2021-06-22)

Yawgmoth has been a player in Modern for quite some time. Now, thanks to Modern Horizons 2, it's about time to come a-calling for a doctor's appointment in Ivy Lane, where the roots grow weak and the oaks grow strong. What better physician to deliver a message than one whose patients never die?

The Finest Vintage: Witches and New Toys on the Horizon

By OdinFK (2021-06-21)

Strixhaven proved to have an impact even on the notoriously impervious-to-change Vintage format, and Modern Horizons 2 is looking poised to leave an even larger footprint. Which cards make the cut in the most powerful environment known to Magic? Some of the answers may surprise you!

New Delve Delirium Delver Dominates Legacy

By Rone (2021-06-16)

Modern Horizons 2 may not be out on paper yet, but its impact has already shaken Legacy to the core. Two new red one-drops and an improved blue Tombstalker left Blue-Red Delver the big winner of the first online tournaments. Is it finally time to nerf the most iconic deck of the format? Let's find out!

Urza's Saga Is Everywhere in Modern Now

By Skura (2021-06-15)

Because it explores unique design space, many people initially struggled to evaluate Urza's Saga correctly, possibly including the designers themselves. However, now the picture is getting clearer. The card already proved powerful to a worrisome degree and finds its way into more and more decks.

Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar's Modern Recipes

By ElonThragtusk (2021-06-14)

Welcome to Cooking Up Modern with your host, chef Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar, and many delicious dishes straight from the widely aclaimed Underworld Cookbook! Who would have thought that what looked like a flavor win would translate into this many match wins in the cutthroat kitchen of Modern?

Hardening the Scales Like Opal Was Never Banned

By ElonThragtusk (2021-06-11)

It didn't take Magic Online players a week of testing to break some of the cards from Modern Horizons 2. The one piece holding many of the new builds together is Urza's Saga. The set just went online, yet it's already time to examine one of the best decks using this enchantment land: Hardened Scales!

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