Throne of Eldraine, Episode 11: Scrap Trawler, New Perspectives, Astral Drift
It was a golden weekend for Niv-Mizzet at Grand Prix Columbus, with Dan and Damon both posting 10-4-1 finishes with our favorite Faithless Brew. Is Niv the last control deck in Modern? What we do know is that, at the last Grand Prix of 2019, Niv quietly had one of the best performances of any archetype in the field.
This week, however, we depart from the realm of flashy five-color control, and turn our attention instead to some truly bizarre combos. Scraps from the Oven? New Perspectives? Astral Drift Turbo-Land? Oh yes, these are going to be spicy ones.
We are joined this week by special guest brewer Danny Salvatore, fresh off a Top 4 finish at the SCG Invitational. We talk about his preparations in Modern and Pioneer leading up to the Invi and the GP, before we collectively dive headfirst into assembling the combo machine.
Decklists for this episode can be viewed at FaithlessBrewing.com
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Flashback: SCG Invitational + Grand Prix Columbus
SCG Invitational (Pioneer / Modern)
Green Devotion (Danny Salvatore, 3rd place)
Grixis Shadow (Danny Salvatore, 3rd place)
GP Columbus (Modern)
Utopia Niv-Mizzet (Dan + Damon, 10-4-1, 40th & 42nd place)
Rakdos Bone Picker: 2-3 league, needed more creatures to crew with
Brew Session: Comboing Off
Sketch #1: Scraps from the Oven
Sketch #2: New Perspectives (Growth Spiral version)
Sketch #3: New Perspectives (Blood Sun version)
Brainstorm Session: Astral Drift Turbo-Land