Episode 139

Spiking the New Modern, ft. Aspiringspike


September 1st, 2021

1 hr 52 mins 46 secs

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About this Episode

This week, Dave and Shane recruited our old friend Evart Moughon, aka Aspiringspike, to help us wrap our heads around all things Modern. We talk about his deck selection at the HBMO, the ever-changing Modern metagame, and his thoughts about the best decks in the format. Before that, we discuss Magic's 2022 product release roadmap. Does Spike think Hobbit aggro will be the new tier 0? Listen and find out!

The Break Down: All About 2022
The Dive Down: Dress Down Dive Down
The Dive Down, cont: Just a Lot of Questions About Modern

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2:52 - Housekeeping
6:10 - The Break Down: Magic's 2022 product roadmap
6:50 - Returning to Innistrad (again!)
12:14 - Returning to Kamigawa! Demon Crime Lords!
18:22 - Returning to Dominaria!
21:03 - Returning to Double Masters and Jumpstart!
22:39 - Pioneer Challenger Decks
28:41 - Secret Lairs and Universes Beyond
43:26 - The Dive Down: Talking Modern with Spike
43:45 - The Hunter Burton Memorial Open
48:50 - How do the paper and online meta differ?
51:40 - Grixis Dress Down Shadow
57:08 - Spike's favorite Dress Down interactions
59:07 - The evolving Modern meta
1:06:44 - Is there a best DRC deck?
1:11:20 - How do you think about playing a DRC deck?
1:15:24 - How can you wrap your head around the meta?
1:20:40 - Spike's take on the meta
1:25:40 - Defining tiers in Modern
1:27:34 - Hammertime time
1:30:58 - What keeps decks out of the upper tiers?
1:35:40 - How do we feel about MH2 Modern?
1:37:04 - Evart's trophy race
1:40:00 - What's your favorite MH2 card?
1:43:25 - Pro or anti-Core set?
1:46:15 - What is it about Modern?
1:48:31 - Where to find Spike
1:51:07 - Closing out

Links from this week's episode:
Aspiringspike on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/aspiringspike
Aspiringspike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MoughonEvart
Rakdos Mid ft Den of the Bugbear: https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/VjqTVfP45

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