Friday May 08, 2020

Take the Otter Challenge (ft. Zach Ryl)

Ikoria, Episode 5: Lutri, the Spellchaser


It's our one-year anniversary at the Faithless Brewing Podcast, and we're celebrating in a big way. Special guest brewer? Absolutely. Wild 5-0 lists in Modern? Yes indeed. Gorgeous new banner? Very much so. New video series with Wizards of the Coast?!?! Why, yes!


This week, we sit down with Zach Ryl, aka ManaCymbal, to master the Way of the Otter. Lutri, the Spellchaser has a marginal ability and a seemingly punishing companion requirement. Can you really succeed with a singleton deck? Even if you manage to win, what did you learn from your pile of mismatched one-ofs? It turns out that the answer is, Yes, and A Whole Lot! Building decks around "buckets" rather than single-card synergies is a skill set all its own, and an invaluable tool in the brewer's arsenal. Zach talks us through the ins and outs of brewing successfully with Lutri, and has some spicy takes of his own on Lukka Legend as well. Come splash around with us and take the #OtterChallenge yourself!


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Roundup: Interview with Zach Ryl aka ManaCymbal


Where to find Zach:




Twitter: @ManaCymbal


Flashback: Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast




RG Lukka Obosh (David): 1-4 league


RG Lukka Creativity (David): 2-3 league




RG Lukka Obosh by Signblindman (Zach): 3-2 league


Maximum Lukka Drive (Zach): 4-1 league


Rampless Lukka Cat (David): 1-4 league


Rampy Lukka Cat (Damon): 3-2 league


80-card Lukka Cat (Dan): 4-1 league



Brew Session: Lutri, the Spellchaser


Izzet Otter Nonsense (Zach): 5-0 league by thepensword


Blue Otter Moon (Damon): 5-0 league


Grixis Otter Ultimatum (Zach)


Temur Otterwalks (Zach)


Jeskai Sl'Otter (Zach)


Jeskai Temp (Zach)


Sultai Sea Dog (Zach)




Lutri Evolution Combo (David)




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