Give and Let Give #38: 9/26 - 10/2


What can be better than a one mana Sol Ring? How about a zero mana Sol Ring?

How is that possible?

Reducing your Sol Ring to FREE does come at a cost. FREE is generally not FREE... Based on probability it will cost you 1.5 life per upkeep. Sure you can hit Heads a few times in a row and dodge the cost, but eventually you will have to pay the piper. When played on turn one, I've seen EDH opponents take a lot of damage over the course of a game. Upwards of half their life total.

Is the juice worth the squeeze?

Personally I don't think this is a card that goes in every deck (especially when the cost is around 15,000 PucaPoints). But... Maybe you want to lose life (Soul Conduit). Maybe you gain a lot of life (Trostani, Selesnya's Voice). Maybe you have a way to get around the dreaded flip (Paradoxical Outcome). Maybe you can sacrifice it and recur it (Lurrus of the Dream-Den).

However you use this card it's a sweet trade!

Trade of the Week

Mana Crypt - Judge Promos

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Top Trades for the week of September 26th

Disintegrate Limited Edition Alpha — 19,000 points
Roc of Kher Ridges Unlimited Edition — 15,943 points
Card Lot Gaming Supplies — 15,000 points
Cyclone Arabian Nights — 11,739 points
Card Lot Gaming Supplies — 10,000 points
Marsh Flats (Retro Frame) Modern Horizons 2 — 7,855 points
Pact of Negation Future Sight — 7,777 points
Tarmogoyf Time Spiral Remastered — 7,115 points
Copy Artifact Revised Edition — 7,060 points
Archive Trap The List — 7,052 points

Mana Crypt Judge Promos — 51,150 points
Misty Rainforest (Retro Frame) Modern Horizons 2 — 16,000 points
Abrupt Decay WMCQ Promo Cards — 11,997 points
Elvish Lyrist Seventh Edition — 11,588 points
Minamo, School at Water's Edge Champions of Kamigawa — 7,046 points
Wrenn and Seven Innistrad: Midnight Hunt — 7,000 points
Old Gnawbone Adventures in the Forgotten Realms — 6,180 points
Scalding Tarn (Retro Frame) (Foil Etched) Modern Horizons 2 — 6,103 points
Acererak the Archlich (Extended Art) Adventures in the Forgotten Realms — 5,226 points
Island (334) Seventh Edition — 4,941 points

 That's it for this edition. As always, give and let give!

Chris Powell is one of the Founders of PucaTrade and now serves as an Advisor. He started playing Magic in 1994–1995, but took a 17—year hiatus. Fellow developer Mitch Trale got him back into the game in 2012 with Return to Ravnica. Shortly after that, they teamed up to build PucaTrade.

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