Episode 177

Ban Reacts, a Dream Hacked, & Some Mid Rakdos


June 9th, 2022

2 hrs 16 mins 34 secs

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About this Episode

Shane and Dave are totally blindsided by this week's Pioneer bans — especially since they happened after we recorded this ep. But don't worry, we use the power of technology to travel into the past and add a segment of hot reactions and speculation on what's next for Pio. After that, we continue with our regularly scheduled episode breaking down the Modern $10k at DreamHack Dallas and diving into Pioneer's most mid deck — Rakdos Mid! Shane hates all the creatures. Dave loves all the spells. Stan loves having a week off.

The Break Down: A Record Scratched — Surprise Pioneer Bans
The Break Down: A Modern $10K Where Mill 7-0-1’d
The Dive Down: A 14% Meta Share Deck that Wasn’t Banned

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4:55 - Housekeeping
9:28 - The Break Down begins - SURPRISE it's some Pioneer bans!
23:18 - What is the impact on Pioneer?
29:16 - The Dallas Dreamhack Modern 10k
31:34 - The top 64 breakdown
41:08 - The top 8
53:51 - Cool Decks, Inc.
1:06:50 - Scent of the Day
1:12:20 - The Dive Down begins - Rakdos Midrange in Pioneer
1:16:02 - What's the deal with Midrange?
1:20:07 - Hand disruption
1:32:45 - Removal
1:41:08 - Creatures
1:57:11 - Planeswalkers
2:06:15 - Strengths and weaknesses
2:14:49 - Closing out

Links from this week's episode:
Dreamhack Modern 10k down in Dallas: https://mtgmelee.com/Tournament/View/10457
Rakdos Midrange in Pioneer: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/pioneer-rakdos-midrange#paper

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