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Four Color Blunder? A Closer Look at Omnath

Four Color Blunder? A Closer Look at Omnath

September 25, 2020

Zendikar Rising, Episode 4: Omnath, Locus of Creation


You know his name. Four colors, four abilities, no problems -- unless you're sitting on the wrong side of the battlefield. Omnath, Locus of Creation has already proven so explosive that there are murmurs of impending ban action in Standard even before Zendikar Rising is available in paper. This is a remarkable card, poised to leave a remarkable footprint on both Modern and Pioneer. Let's see what Omnath can do!


Roundup: Zendikar Rising Week 1 Results

Flashback: Scourge of the Skyclaves

Brew Session: Omnath, Locus of Creation



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Weathering the Storm: How to Stay Positive about Magic in 2020

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Daily Brew: Cleansing Wildfire in Modern

Daily Brew: Brought Back in Modern


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In Goyf’s Shadow: Brewing Scourge of the Skyclaves

In Goyf’s Shadow: Brewing Scourge of the Skyclaves

September 18, 2020

Zendikar Rising, Episode 3: Scourge of the Skyclaves


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Brewer's Guide to Zendikar: Top 8 Build-Arounds in Modern

Sketches: Forsaken Rock (Pioneer)



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Decklists: Scourge of the Skyclaves


Sketch 1: Rakdos Prowess (Modern)

Sketch 2: Death's Shadow Zoo (Modern)

Sketch 3: Mono-Black Demon (Pioneer)

Sketch 4: Rakdos "Combo" Demon (Pioneer)







Brewer’s Guide to Zendikar Rising

Brewer’s Guide to Zendikar Rising

September 11, 2020

Zendikar Rising, Episode 2: Zendikar Rising Full Set Review



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5:45 Heuristics for Evaluating MDFCs

11:32 Turntimber Symbiosis // Turntimber, Serpentine Wood

15:22 Shatterskull Smashing // Shatterskull, the Hammer Pass

17:38 Emeria's Call // Emeria, Shattered Skyclave

18:41 Agadeem's Awakening // Agadeem, the Undercrypt

21:18 Tangled Florahedron // Tangled Vale

23:29 Silundi Vision // Silundi Isle

24:52 Jwari Disruption // Jwari Ruins

27:42 Hagra Mauling // Hagra Broodpit

32:20 Akoum Hellhound + Brushfire Elemental

35:23 Wayward Guidebeast

40:30 Skyclave Pick-Axe

43:35 Valakut Exploration

47:20 Kazandu Mammoth // Kazandu Valley

48:10 Scute Swarm

50:43 Felidar Retreat

56:00 Feed the Swarm

56:43 Skyclave Shade

59:54 Thwart the Grave

1:02:51 Tajuru Paragon

1:06:02 Zagras, Thief of Heartbeats

1:08:50 Luminarch Aspirant

1:10:21 Nullpriest of Oblivion

1:12:14 Resolute Strike

1:13:03 Kor Blademaster + Fireblade Charger

1:14:02 Thieving Skydiver

1:16:53 Shatterskull Charger

1:19:28 Nighthawk Scavenger

1:23:06 Soaring Thought-Thief

1:25:59 Anticognition

1:29:07 Blackbloom Rogue // Blackbloom Bog

1:30:15 Sea Gate Stormcaller

1:33:16 Magmatic Channeler

1:36:21 Scourge of the Skyclaves

1:41:08 Cleansing Wildfire

1:43:14 Yasharn, Implacable Earth

1:46:13 Wrap-Up: Our Top Picks for Modern and Pioneer


Zendikar Rises + Brew Review (ft. Urchin Colley)

Zendikar Rises + Brew Review (ft. Urchin Colley)

September 4, 2020

Zendikar Rising, Episode 1: Zendikar Rising First Look


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Zendikar First Look


21:47  Spell lands

26:17  Pathway lands

29:04  Omnath, Locus of Creation

32:31  Lotus Cobra

34:11  Nissa of Shadowed Boughs

38:20  Ruin Crab

40:41  Coveted Prize

46:50  Archpriest of Iona

48:48  Acquisitions Expert

51:17  Zareth San

55:14  Nahiri, Heir of the Ancients

1:00:48  Jace, Mirror Mage

1:06:35  Bloodchief's Thirst

1:10:10  Confounding Conundrum

1:13:58  Skyclave Apparition

1:18:00  Legion Angel


Brew Review: M21 Edition


1:21:25  4c Kinnan Emry by Jiggywiggy [Modern]

1:28:54  Blue Karn by Grixisism [Modern]

1:33:33  Thran Rock by Been 395 [Pioneer]


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