Episode 118

Back To School: Spoiling Strixhaven, Vol. 1


April 2nd, 2021

1 hr 54 mins 15 secs

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About this Episode

This week, Professor Stan is on sabbatical, so Shane and Dave are headed back to school to give their takes on the first batch of Strixhaven spoilers. Is this the episode where Shane is the optimist? We also take some time to go over our Mystical Archive tier lists for Historic. Will Crux of Fate have what it takes to be the only S-Tier card? Before all that, we briefly go over the Historic meta at the Kaldheim Championship, and look at two novel decks that some big names brought.

The Episode: Stan's Not Here, Man
The Break Down: The History is History
The Dive Down: Wizard College's Deepest Secrets

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4:25 - Housekeeping
7:11 - The Break Down begins: the Kaldheim Champs
11:36 - Abzan "Midrange" overview
16:50 - Boros Cycling overview
18:48 - The Dive Down begins: Back to School!
19:50 - The Mechanics of Strixhaven
32:29 - The Snarl Lands
34:23 - Will & Rowan
37:28 - Storm-Kiln Shaman
40:50 - Rip Apart
45:40 - Elite Spellbinder
49:48 - Venerable Warsinger
53:30 – Radiant Scrollwielder
56:03 – Efreet Flamepainter
59:55 – Reduce to Memory
1:02:38 – Archmage Emeritus
1:06:40 – Witherbloom Apprentice
1:08:10 – Dragonsguard Elite
1:10:35 – Curate
1:13:09 – Shadrix Silverquill
1:15:46 – The Commands
1:23:20 – Professor Onyx
1:27:05 – The Mystical Archive in Historic
1:30:07 – The S/A-Tier
1:39:25 – The B-Tier
1:44:28 – C-Tier
1:51:34 – D-Tier
1:52:50 – Closing Out

Links from this week's episode:
The Kaldheim Championship Decks: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/kaldheim-championship#paper
Strixhaven Spoilers: https://scryfall.com/sets/stx?order=set&as=grid
Strixhaven... Mystical Archive?? Spoilers: https://scryfall.com/sets/sta?as=grid&order=set

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