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Brewers’ Choice 2020 Voting Guide

Brewers’ Choice 2020 Voting Guide

November 27, 2020

Faithless Brewing, Episode 82: Brewers' Choice Nominees

 

Seventeen cards are on the ballot for the next edition of Brewers' Choice. The nominees run the gamut: exciting new printings (Valakut Exploration, Confounding Conundrum, Zendikar MDFCs), classic staples (Tarmogoyf, Life from the Loam, Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord), tricky tools (Witch's Cottage, Lazav, the Multifarious), and wacky engines (Heartless Summoning, Mirror Gallery, Paradox Engine). There's even a card that first appeared in Legends, and is still best in class more than two decades later (Boomerang)!

 

We've done our best to assess each card's strengths and weaknesses, but what happens next is up to you. Which card(s) will get featured in an upcoming episode of Faithless Brewing? Sign up for our patron poll and tell us what you'd like to see!

 

Decklists for Episode 82

 

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We’d Like to Party: Coveted Prize, Zagras & Archpriest of Iona

We’d Like to Party: Coveted Prize, Zagras & Archpriest of Iona

November 20, 2020

Faithless Brewing, Episode 81: Party Week

David has been pretty adamant that Zendikar Rising's party mechanic is not meant for Constructed. It's not hard to see why: getting four unique creatures onto the battlefield is exceedingly rare in Modern and Pioneer. It doesn't help that most of the Party payoff cards use cost reduction: imagine trying to cast Karn Liberated if all of your Mines, Towers, and Power Plants died to Fatal Push and Lightning Bolt.

 

Nevertheless, some of the payoffs are enticing, especially Coveted Prize, Zagras, Thief of Heartbeats, and Archpriest of Iona. 2020 has been an exceedingly long year, and we sure would like to party. There’s no shortage of Rogues, Clerics, Warriors, and Wizards if you’re willing to do a little digging, so fire up Scryfall and let’s dig! The decklists are spicy and the squad is lit, so grab the supplies, assemble your crew and let’s get the party started!

 

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Decklists for Episode 81

 

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Attack of the Clones: Is Glasspool Mimic the Best Kept Secret in Modern?

Attack of the Clones: Is Glasspool Mimic the Best Kept Secret in Modern?

November 13, 2020

Faithless Brewing, Episode 80: Glasspool Mimic

 

The best-kept secret from Zendikar Rising has been hiding right in your manabase. While flashier mythics have grabbed the headlines, Glasspool has quietly burrowed into a huge variety of successful decklists. Does your deck play creatures? Would you perhaps like more of those creatures? Look no further, Glasspool is your Mimic, at the low cost of a tapped blue land.

 

Optionality is powerful and the baseline stats are already solid, but synergies with Aether Vial, Collected Company, and blink effects might just take Glasspool to the next level. There's only one way to find out!

 

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Decklists for Episode 80

 

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Fundamentals of Brewing, Part II (ft. Aspiringspike)

Fundamentals of Brewing, Part II (ft. Aspiringspike)

November 6, 2020

Faithless Brewing, Episode 79: Leveling Up with Aspiringspike

 

Fresh off a PTQ win, Evart Moughon aka Aspiringspike returns to answer listener questions about the state of Modern and Pioneer, the future of control, tips for aspiring brewers, and how to improve as a Magic player. Also on the Flashback: another trophy with Zombies, and a cool new twist on Reanimator.

 

Where to find Evart

Stream: twitch.tv/aspiringspike (9am-3pm CST, Mon-Fri)

Twitter: @MoughonEvart

 

Decklists for this episode can be found at our new home page, FaithlessBrewing.com. Visit us for articles, bonus decklists, and more!

 

New articles this week:

"At the Dive-In: Heliod Company Is the Deck to Beat This Weekend" by Stanislav

 

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Monster Mash: Zombies, Reanimator, and Other Creepy Crawlies

Monster Mash: Zombies, Reanimator, and Other Creepy Crawlies

October 30, 2020

Faithless Brewing, Episode 78: Halloween Spooktacular

 

The Day of Reckoning draws closer as the US elections are just days away. But before that, it's All Hallows' Eve! What could be more fitting than a full-on Halloween Thriller, with Zombies, creepy crawlies, and monsters rising from the grave? You can join the army of the Walking Dead, or you can Thwart the Grave and fight another day. The choice is yours!

 

Show notes for this episode can be found at our new home page, FaithlessBrewing.com. Visit us for articles, bonus decklists, and more!

 

Decklists for Episode 78

 

New articles this week:

"At the Dive-In: Heliod Company Is the Deck to Beat This Weekend" by Stanislav

"Daily Brew: Abzan Counters with Luminarch Aspirant" by David

 

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Rogue Tribal for the Spike Rogue

Rogue Tribal for the Spike Rogue

October 23, 2020

Faithless Brewing, Episode 77: Rogues Week

 

Thieves' Guild Enforcer doesn't look like much, but the sneaky 1-drop has begun to prove its chops across Magic's formats. What began as a mini renaissance for delver strategies has blossomed into full-on Rogues tribal with the advent of Zendikar Rising. So what exactly is a Rogues deck, and which Rogues are strong enough to make the cut? We've got a few different builds for Modern and Pioneer, so let's find out in the queues!

 

Show notes for this episode can be found at our new home page, FaithlessBrewing.com. Visit us for articles, bonus decklists, and more!

 

Decklists for Episode 77

 

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Don’t Sleep on Luminarch Aspirant

Don’t Sleep on Luminarch Aspirant

October 16, 2020

Faithless Brewing, Episode 76: Luminarch Aspirant

 

Alright, we admit it: we've been known to bag on the color White in the past. We called it the worst color for constructed, and even dedicated a whole episode to seven bad white cards from Core 2021. Wizards vowed to improve the color's fortunes, even promising that Zendikar Rising would contain powerful White cards. And you know what? They delivered!

 

With Skyclave Apparition currently the darling of Modern, we're taking a week to highlight another strong creature that is still mostly flying under the radar. Luminarch Aspirant may not look like much, but it is quietly putting up 5-0s in both Modern and Pioneer. This is perhaps the largest standalone 2 drop White has ever seen, and it synergizes with +1/+1 counters and Human tribal to boot. Don't sleep on it!

 

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Decklists for Episode 76

 

New articles this week:

From the Ashes: Magmatic Channeler and the Return of Izzet Phoenix

Daily Brew: Ninja Rogues in Modern

Daily Brew: Mardu Vampire Channeler

 

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Is Magmatic Channeler the One We’ve Been Waiting For?

Is Magmatic Channeler the One We’ve Been Waiting For?

October 9, 2020

Faithless Brewing, Episode 75: Magmatic Channeler

 

For months we've been trying to break the curse of Dreadhorde Arcanist: a red creature that you can add to any deck, no matter how powerful, and immediately go 2-3 in a league. Is Magmatic Channeler the one we've been waiting for? David thinks so, but his colleagues will need some convincing. The only way to find out is in the queues!

 

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Decklists for Episode 75

 

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“This Is Fine”: Wildfire Comes for Modern and Pioneer

“This Is Fine”: Wildfire Comes for Modern and Pioneer

October 2, 2020

Faithless Brewing, Episode 74: Cleansing Wildfire

 

Decklists from this episode can be found at our new home page. Visit FaithlessBrewing.com for articles, bonus decklists, and more!

 

New this week:

"Inside the Artificer's Workshop: Astrolabe Knock-Offs and When to Play Them" by Brian Madden

"10 Cards I'd Love to See in Old Border in Time Spiral Remastered" by Zach Ryl

"A Brief Introduction to Canadian Highlander, Format of Kings" by Damon Alexander

"Daily Brew: Sea Gate Stormcaller in Neoform Combo" by David Robertson

"Daily Brew: Omnath Ramp in Historic" by Jaren "jayw" White

 

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Four Color Blunder? A Closer Look at Omnath

Four Color Blunder? A Closer Look at Omnath

September 25, 2020

Introducing FaithlessBrewing.com

We have a brand new web page! Visit our new hub at faithlessbrewing.com for articles, decklists, and more. Full show notes from this episode, with links to every decklist discussed, can be found at this link.

 

More featured articles:

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

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

Daily Brew: Cleansing Wildfire in Modern

Daily Brew: Brought Back in Modern

 

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Faithless Brewing, Episode 73: 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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