Episode 146

The Road to Las Vegas II: Jund, UW, Hammer


October 20th, 2021

1 hr 54 mins 47 secs

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About this Episode

This week we dive into part two of our series in our anticipation of the return to paper Magic — The Road to Vegas. Dave, Stan, and Shane go through the ins and outs of the next tier of Modern's meta. We're looking at two boomer decks — Jund (secretly zoomer?) and UW Control — and one newmer deck in Hammer. Find out which one we think is best positioned for MTG Vegas. Before that we talk about the latest Historic changes, and go through the results of one of last week's MTGO Modern PTQs. Stan controls. Shane hammers. Dave ionizes.

The Break Down: Modern Super Showcase WKQ
The Dive Down: Boomer Decks
The Wind Down: The Short List

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3:33 - Housekeeping
5:36 - Historic Bannings!
10:29 - Historic digital only card changes!
16:13 - The Modern PTQ Top 16 analysis
25:56 - The PTQ meta
34:18 - The Dive Down begins: The Road to Vegas vol.2
36:20 - Dave on Jund Saga
1:05:52 - Stan on Azorius Control
1:29:18 - Shane on Hammertime
1:51:35 - What's on our decks to play shortlist?

Links from this week's episode:
Modern PTQ Results: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-premier-2021-10-16?xd2
Moonblade Deck: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-challenge-2021-10-17?xd2#talisker_st_place
Jund Saga: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4325030#paper
UW Control: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-premier-2021-10-16
Hammer: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4109042#paper

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