Faithless Brewing MTG: Modern and Pioneer for the Spike Rogue
Strixhaven 101: Codie, Emergent Sequence, and Ecological Appreciation

Strixhaven 101: Codie, Emergent Sequence, and Ecological Appreciation

April 16, 2021

Strixhaven, Episode 5: This Week in Brewing + Brew Review

Some sets have blue chip brew-arounds, cards that everyone is clamoring for, cards that shatter download records as soon as our new episode drops. Other sets have... Codie, Vociferous Codex? We asked our listeners which Strixhaven cards they most wanted to see in action, and the #1 request was the Curious Codex. A bold choice to be sure -- suffice to say, there's a reason we skipped this card during our preview episodes!

Meanwhile, we check in on the state of Modern and tweak out Narset's Undoing to keep crushing in Pioneer. After that, the Brew Review returns with a look at two spicy lists submitted by listeners, featuring Emergent Sequence and Ecological Appreciation. This is going to be a wild season, let's start brewing!

 

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Brewer’s Guide to Strixhaven, Part 3: Creatures and MDFCs

Brewer’s Guide to Strixhaven, Part 3: Creatures and MDFCs

April 11, 2021

Strixhaven, Episode 4: Full Set Review, Part 3 of 3

 

The full set of Strixhaven has been revealed and that means it's time for our comprehensive Set Review! This episode completes our Brewer's Guide with a look at the creatures and MDFCs that hold the most promise for brewing in Modern and PIoneer.

 

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Brewer’s Guide to Strixhaven, Part 2: Instants and Sorceries

Brewer’s Guide to Strixhaven, Part 2: Instants and Sorceries

April 9, 2021

Strixhaven, Episode 3: Full Set Review, Part 2 of 3

 

The full set of Strixhaven has been revealed and that means it's time for Part 2 of our comprehensive Set Review! This episode tackles the Lesson mechanic and the most important spells. On Sunday we'll cover the best creatures and MDFCs.

 

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An Abundant Harvest of Brews: Alrund’s Epiphany, the Mystical Archive, and Narset Bring to Light

An Abundant Harvest of Brews: Alrund’s Epiphany, the Mystical Archive, and Narset Bring to Light

April 4, 2021
Strixhaven, Episode 2: The Mystical Archive + Kaldheim Potpourri
 
Strixhaven's Mystical Archive is not coming to Pioneer or Modern, but at least one card that we know of will be included in Modern Horizons 2. What does the future hold for Abundant Harvest? Meanwhile, Faithless Looting is back in the headlines, for all the wrong reasons.
 
On the Flashback, we tested some truly speculative builds with Peace of Mind and "Oops All Legends." The good news is that Alrund's Epiphany has been stronger than anticipated, and David's Narset Bring to Light deck might be just be the best deck in Pioneer.
 

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Brewer’s Guide to Strixhaven, Part 1: Recruitment Week

Brewer’s Guide to Strixhaven, Part 1: Recruitment Week

April 1, 2021

Strixhaven, Episode 1: Week 1 Previews

 

It's Recruitment Week at Strixhaven University and the previews are coming fast and furious. New double face cards, a cycle of Elder Dragons, turn 2 kills with "super-prowess," and a mechanic that tutors from the sideboard are just some of the early highlights. There's plenty of juicy cards to brew around, so let's dive in!

 

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Keeping the Blade: Brewing in the Age of Legends

Keeping the Blade: Brewing in the Age of Legends

March 28, 2021

Kaldheim Season, Episode 21: Hero's Blade, Vorinclex, Dream Devourer, Egon, God of Death

 

While Strixhaven previews are roaring, we're still a few weeks away from actually getting to play with these cards. But that's fine because we still have plenty of unfinished business with Kaldheim. In this "last call" episode, we tackle a potpourri of interesting cards that didn't manage to land starring roles in their own dedicated weeks.

Hero's Blade has quietly become a card to watch as we enter the Age of Commander, where each set has 20+ new legendary creatures (Kaldheim had a whopping 33!) at all spots on the mana curve. Vorinclex has proven itself in Green devotion but might also function in a nontraditional ramp shell. Egon and Dream Devourer haven't made a big splash yet, but each bring unique skill sets to the table. Which of them can give Kaldheim a proper send-off with one last 5-0?

 

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Bad Teacher: Professor Onyx, Kasmina, and Urza PyreBlade

Bad Teacher: Professor Onyx, Kasmina, and Urza PyreBlade

March 26, 2021

Kaldheim Season, Episode 20: This Week in Brewing (March 26, 2021)

Two new Strixhaven planeswalkers dropped early this week, and boy are they weird. Kasmina asks us to solve interesting puzzles, while Liliana — excuse me, Professor Onyx — seems to want us to play multiplayer. Don't throw out your Chain of Smogs just yet!

With MTGO decklists being published again, we also have some spicy Picks of the Week from the Modern leagues, and hard won lessons on the Flashback about how to Birthing Pod in 2021. Tune in on Sunday for our final Brew Session of Kaldheim Season!

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Pyre of Heroes: Lessons from Birthing Pod

Pyre of Heroes: Lessons from Birthing Pod

March 21, 2021

Kaldheim Season, Episode 19: Pyre of Heroes

Long ago, Birthing Pod was the crown jewel of Modern. It was fast, resilient, and capable of playing fair or unfair as needed. The namesake artifact was ultimately banned outright; never shall we see its like again. 

Unless.... could Pyre of Heroes really be the second coming of Pod? Wizards certainly wants us to think so. The effect is so similar, and Pyre is even more generous in certain respects. The catch? That pesky clause that says you must find a creature of the same type. This card is one for the brewers, that's for sure, so let's get to work!

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Dimir Inverter Is Back!

Dimir Inverter Is Back!

March 19, 2021

Kaldheim Season, Episode 18: This Week in Brewing (March 19, 2021)

 

Don't call it an comeback! Dimir Inverter is back, this time in Modern with a little assist from Shelldock Isle and other spicy tools. Meanwhile, Esper Charm hoists the trophy in the Challenge, and Slivers continue their blistering assault. In Pioneer, David has a new take on Cat Pact Combo, while Damon and Dan try their luck at 7 Point Highlander.

 

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The Invasion of the Giants

The Invasion of the Giants

March 14, 2021

Kaldheim Season, Episode 17: Giants Week

Fire giants. Ice giants. Even a few creatures pretending to be giants. Kaldheim has no shortage of Giants, but none on the level of Bonecrusher Giant or the Theros titans. Instead, we got some intriguing supporting tools: Invasion of the Giants, Glimpse the Cosmos, and a few other utility creatures. Are any of these equal to the challenge in Modern and Pioneer? Let's find out!

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