Episode 166

All Shadow, No Doubt (ft. Michael Rapp)


March 24th, 2022

1 hr 46 mins 5 secs

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About this Episode

This week, Shane's on vacation and Stan's late so Dave gets to do whatever he wants. And what he's decided is to check in with friend of the show and certified shadow scientist Michael Rapp about where everyone's avatar is headed these days. That's right, it's time for a deep dive on (mostly) Grixis Death's Shadow (along with a few other things). But first, we chat about Michael's recent trip to Indy and break down the Modern meta there.

The Break Down: Shane’s Gone, Stan’s Late
The Dive Down: Why Street Wraith is a Bad Card Now
The Dive Down (pt.2): Shadow, Prepared Three Ways

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2:45 - Break Down Begins: Michael's Team at SCG Con Indianapolis
8:50 - Indianopolis Top 6 Begins
24:43 - The Indianapolis Modern Metagame
38:50 - How Michael's Team Prepared for Indy
44:19 - Dive Down Begins: Michael's Relationship with Death's Shadow
50:09 - The Lurrus Era of Shadow
56:27 - The First Weekend after Lurrus Was Banned
1:02:15 - The "Stock" Grixis Shadow Deck
1:15:3 - An Ode to Dress Down
1:20:00 - GDS, Still Hard to Play
1:25:35 - Murktide Shadow
1:33:27 - Mardu Shadow
1:37:39 - Jund Shadow
1:42:35 - Closing Out

Links from this week's episode:
Michael's Twitter: https://twitter.com/RappaciousOne
Michael's recent article on the Card Kingdom Blog (includes write-ups and decklists): https://blog.cardkingdom.com/the-rumors-of-deaths-shadows-demise-have-been-greatly-exaggerated/
All Articles: https://blog.cardkingdom.com/author/mrapp2/
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