Episode 161

Sleeve/Believe/Heave: Fun With Artifacts ed.


February 17th, 2022

1 hr 44 mins 52 secs

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About this Episode

Turns out that Neon Dynasty may have had a little more impact on our formats than we originally anticipated. The reason why? Why, it's (mostly) thanks to Magic's favorite no-downside card type: Artifacts. Tune in as we try out builds of Urzaful/Urzaless Affinity and UW Hammer in Modern, Vehicle Tribal in Historic, and a whole new Ensoul Artifact build in Pioneer. But first, we take a look across 3 high level Modern MTGO events from the weekend. Dave asks for forgiveness. Shane withholds a harsh judgement. Stan gets chipped.

The Break Down: Not many NEO cards in the Challenges
The Dive Down: NEO cards in Leagues: Vehicles, Affinity, and Ensoul
The Dive Down, cont: Stan's New Love: 4-0in' Prelims

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2:56 - Housekeeping
7:30 - The Break Down begins - Saturday's Challenge with NEW cards!
18:13 - The Sunday Challenge
25:25 - The Modern PTQ
30:25 - Some tournament takeaways
35:34 - A fun diversion
38:10 - The Dive Down begins - S/B/H Artifacts Ed.
40:20 - Shane with Historic Vehicles
57:02 - Dave on Modern Affinity
1:09:44 - Dave on Modern Vehicles
1:18:04 - Stan on Azorius Hammertime
1:31:34 - Stan on Ensoul Artifact
1:40:55 - Oni-Cult Anvil, briefly
1:43:15 - Closing out

Links from this week's episode:
Saturday's Challenge: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-challenge-12387446#paper
Sunday's Challenge: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-challenge-12387452#paper
Sunday's PTQ: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-premier-12387425#paper
Historic Vehicles: https://twitter.com/jaredfarris/status/1491972071404052481?s=20&t=ITEHIewCd0CHmRVSBee6Xg
Spike's Consulate Dreadnaught Affinity: https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/ou3s6zIwy
SpiderSpace Affinity: https://twitter.com/SpiderSpaceMTG/status/1492623539773394944?s=20&t=qGj6nPhmn6AhDrLdDAknNw
Azorius Hammertime: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4613330#paper
Pioneer Ensoul Artifact: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4614011#paper

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