Episode 113

Post-Ban Plans: Small Samples, Big Conclusions


February 26th, 2021

1 hr 59 mins 37 secs

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About this Episode

So what next? This week The Three Friends talk about each of our favorite formats in the wake of what some have claimed is the biggest set of bans in MTG history. Is it? We don't know. BUT. We do know that there's new (and old) stuff going on in Modern, Historic, and Pioneer. We will be giving you a Break Down of ALL THREE formats, talk about our experiences playing the formats, and, of course, tell you what we'd play. Shane and Stan pivot table it up while Dave just reads some line graphs out loud. It's can't miss audio content!

The Break Down: First Modern
The Break Down II: Then Historic
The Break Down III: Then Pioneer
The Break Down IV: Yep, All Three

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1:28 - Housekeeping
4:32 - The Format-Palooza begins
6:16 - Modern post-ban event Break Down
13:47 - The winningest decks from Modern this week
19:00 - What's Modern about now?
22:26 - The NRG Open
31:39 - Stan's play experience
36:11 - Modern Cool Decks, Inc.
44:26 - What would we play in Modern?
47:21 - Historic post-ban meta Break Down
1:03:54 - Selensya Angels
1:14:26 - Golgari Elves
1:21:11 - What would we play in Historic?
1:25:14 - Pioneer post-ban event Break Down
1:39:41 - Pioneer Top 8s and Cool Decks, Inc
1:43:05 - Shane's play experience
1:46:00 - How is Pioneer different from Historic?
1:55:43 - What would we play in Pioneer?

Links from this week's episode:
2/20/21 Modern Challenge: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-challenge-2021-02-21
2/21/21 Modern Challenge: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-challenge-2021-02-22
NRG Modern Open: https://mtgmelee.com/Tournament/View/4904
Selesnya Angels: https://mtga.untapped.gg/meta/archetypes/1041/selesnya-angels?format=historic&meta=current&rank=BRONZE_TO_MYTHIC&tab=decks&wincon=bo3
Golgari Elves: https://mtga.untapped.gg/meta/archetypes/984/golgari-elves?format=historic&meta=previous&min-matches=100&rank=BRONZE_TO_MYTHIC&tab=decks&wincon=bo3
2/20/21 Pioneer Prelim: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/pioneer-preliminary-2021-02-20
2/21/21 Pioneer Challenge: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/pioneer-challenge-2021-02-21
Grixis Release to the Wind: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3781283#paper

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