Season 13, Episode 21: Pioneer State of the Format (March-April 2022)
There is tremendous interest in Pioneer right now. The format was already picking up some buzz, but the return of the Pro Tour and the upcoming Regional Championships, both of which will feature Pioneer, have kicked things up to another level. If you’ve been on the fence, now is the perfect time to jump back in and (re-)learn the format.
This episode is intended to be a resource for newer players who are not caught up on Pioneer, or veterans who are returning to Pioneer after an absence. We are going to run through the most important decks in the meta and give you the info you need to get started in Pioneer.
For each deck, we’re going to explain: 1. What the deck does at a high level; 2. Key cards and interactions to be aware of (including recent technology); and 3. Ways to fight against the strategy and key sideboard considerations.