Episode 152

Is Historic History?


December 8th, 2021

1 hr 54 mins 54 secs

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About this Episode

It's another in our awesome series of top-tier Patreon request episodes, as we take on Mickey S's (no, the other Mickey S) challenge to explore the decks and metagame of best-of-one Historic on Arena. We played a bunch of fun decks and faced off against even more, and have a lot of thoughts on the format. Prior to that, we break down the Innistrad Set Championship and go over the announcement of Alchemy and its impact on Historic, and perhaps all of Magic. Thanks again, Mickey!

The Break Down: Top 8s All Around
The Dive Down: Alchemical Explanations
The Dive Down, cont: Best of One, Best of All

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5:15 - Housekeeping
6:32 - Dave and Stan top 8 a store championship!
15:56 - Alchemy... is here
22:55 - The positives
32:14 - Kinda moving into the negatives here
41:05 - Some final takes
48:05 - The Dive Down begins - the Innistrad Set Championship
52:45 - The Top 8
57:17 - Best-of-One Historic - what's the difference?
1:02:00 - The decks of BO1 Historic - Heliod Lifegain
1:06:17 - Elves
1:08:53 - Gruul Shamans
1:10:27 - Izzet Phoenix
1:17:35 - Abzan Auras
1:21:24 - Azorius Auras
1:25:02 - Selesnya Humans
1:27:45 - Mono-W Humans
1:32:50 - Chonky Red
1:34:07 - Mono-Red Torbran
1:41:28 - The rest of the BO1 metagame
1:46:55 - Our thoughts on BO1
1:53:30 - Closing out

Links from this week's episode:
The Arena State of the Game article: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-game-alchemy-2021-12-02
Introducing Alchemy: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/introducing-alchemy-new-way-play-mtg-arena-2021-12-02
The Innistrad Championship: https://magic.gg/events/innistrad-championship
The Untapped.gg Historic tier list: https://mtga.untapped.gg/meta/tierlist?format=historic

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