Episode 117

How to Beat Modern Heliod Combo


March 26th, 2021

1 hr 47 mins 42 secs

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About this Episode

It's no secret that the Sun-Crowned has been ruling the roost in Modern, so on this week's episode we ask the very important question: how do we beat Heliod Company?! Or is it Heliod Combo? We're also kicking off the episode with a detailed breakdown of the SCG Tour Online's Historic weekend. #Spreadsheets

The Disclaimer: Dave's Not Here
The Break Down: Satellite of Jund
The Dive Down: Tricksy Timing and Other Combo Breakers

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3:02 — Housekeeping
6:07 — Break Down Begins: SCG Historic Satellites
10:50 — Swiss Meta: 1,053 Decks!!
25:25 — 4-2s or Better in the Swiss
30:28 — Sunday Championship Meta: 301 Decks!!
35:36 — Top 8
37:20 — Conclusions
46:30 — What it Means for Casual Spikes
49:52 — The Dive Down Begins: How to Beat Heliod
53:00 — How Heliod Got His Groove Back
56:12 — How the Deck is Different Now
1:00:12 — About the February 15 Bannings
1:04:00 — What We Did This Episode: Try to Lose
1:06:45 — What to Think About Against Heliod
1:07:06 — Favored Decks: UW Control
1:08:10 — Favored Decks: Green Tron
1:09:31 — Favored Decks: UB Mill
1:10:50 — Even Decks: Jund Death's Shadow
1:13:40 — Even Decks: Burn
1:21:25 — Even Decks: Taxes, Hammertime
1:22:05 — Other Combo Decks
1:23:22 — Cards We Love Against Heliod
1:28:00 — How Can You Beat Infinite Life?
1:31:50 — How to Interact Against Heliod
1:37:01 — Mirror Matches
1:39:40 — Is Heliod Overpowered?

Links from this week's episode:
The SCG 5K Strixhaven Qualifier: https://mtgmelee.com/Tournament/View/5656
Heliod Combo: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3853109#paper

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