After a brief break from new additions (assembling Top 10 lists is time-consuming business, people!), we’re back with a sexy compilation—including three of the four major cigar-producing regions, boutiques, ultra-premiums, and age-old brands… Have at it!

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With these additions, there are now over 48,000 battle combinations!

UPDATE: These cigars have now been ranked after their 1st week in the ring – see how they performed

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Our contenders this week are as follows:

Matilde Serena

Matilde Serena cigarMatilde Serena is the fourth offering from Matilde Cigars, showcasing a more limited production for the brand’s most mild blend to date.

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  • Country of origin: Dominican Republic
  • Price: $6.75 – $8.50
  • Categories: Natural – Connecticut – Dominican – Affordable – 2016

Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 – Natural

Padrón 1926 Serie No. 90 natural cigarAmong the many special releases in 2016 for brand patriarch José Orlando Padrón’s 90th birthday was the 1926 Serie No. 90, using special tubo packaging, a new robusto size, and the line’s first use of a non-box-pressed shape.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $19.50 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaraguan – Expensive – 2016

Sancho Panza Belicosos

Sancho Panza Belicosos cigarSancho Panza is among the oldest Cuban cigar brands still in existence (dating back to 1848), with the intricately-crafted Belicosos size being among the most popular in the series. The blend showcases a medium body.

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  • Country of origin: Cuba
  • Price: $9.00 – $15.00
  • Categories: Natural – Cuban – Expensive

Martial Law

Nomad Martial Law cigarNomad Martial Law uses a new factory to introduce an “amped-up” version of the popular Estelí Lot 8613 cigar. A Nicaraguan bend, complete with double ligero fillers, showcases a very “full” smoking experience.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $12.00 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Natural – Nicaraguan – Expensive – 2016

Liga Privada Único Serie UF-13 Dark

Liga Privada UF-13 Dark cigarLiga Privada Único Serie UF-13 Dark cigars were introduced in 2013. The blend was originally a contender to become the T52 cigar, but was re-branded and re-blended, making for a stronger version of T52, while retaining a similar complexity.

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  • Country of origin: Nicaragua
  • Price: $14.75 (MSRP)
  • Categories: Maduro – Nicaraguan – Expensive – 2013

New cigars will be added to the Cigar Wars battle each week, making for more interesting combinations, as well as a more accurate rankings system with time.