Friday Jan 29, 2021

Lie to Me, Valki: Turn One Tibalt and Other Tall Tales

Kaldheim Season, Episode 3: Valki, God of Lies // Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor

 

Valki is lying to you. Says so right on the box. The front half of Valki is a lot worse than it looks, and Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor is too much mana. And yet, with their powers combined, they just might be something special.

 

This is not just about the power of options. No, we're talking about outright shenanigans: the weird interaction of MDFCs with free effects like cascade, Bring to Light, and Tibalt's Trickery provide a bevy of options for landing Big Tibalt way ahead of schedule. But what happens after that? Does a turn 1 Tibalt actually convert to a win, or is that just another one of Valki's lies? There's only one way to find out: let's head to the queues!

 

Decklists for Valki

Sketch 1: Turn 1 Tibalt

Sketch 2: Valki Jund

Sketch 3: Turbo Trickery

Sketch 4: Esper Valki Queller

Sketch 5: Black Amber (Serum Visions Podcast Special)

Sketch 6: Living End Fakeout

 

We're experimenting with a new format this week and releasing our usual show in smaller chunks (namely, two 25-minute episodes and one 50-minute episode, instead of a single 100-minute episode). The goal is to make our content more accessible, so that if you click on an episode called "Exciting Brews with Valki" it actually starts with exciting brews with Valki. Ditto for our testing results and discussion of innovations in the metagame.

 

We know this will take some getting used to, but please bear with us as we iterate a bit and work out the kinks. We're want to create a more listener friendly experience and we're always happy for feedback! With that said, here's where you can find the rest of this week's content:

 

Roundup: Kaldheim Top 5s + Called Shots

Brew Session: Alrund, God of the Cosmos // Hakka, Whispering Raven

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