Episode 179

10 Takes on Modern, Pioneer, & Magic


June 23rd, 2022

1 hr 39 mins 31 secs

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About this Episode

What can Izzet decks in Pioneer play instead of Expressive Iteration? How crazy was the MOCS meta from the weekend? Is Glimpse of Tomorrow a good card in Modern? This week's show answers these questions and more in a format-spanning Dive Down of takes hot and cold.
But first, off the top we deliver a little announcement about the future of The Dive Down (nothing big, we swear — but you should listen).
Shane doesn't even need Nykthos. Stan can quit cascading any time he wants to. Dave actually seems to get mad about something.

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10:01 - Housekeeping
13:11 - 1a: Expressive Iteration isn't irreplaceable in Pioneer
19:51 - 1b: EI in Izzet Control
25:52 - 1c: EI in Izzet Phoenix
30:42 - 2: Mono-Green Devotion is good, even without Nykthos
35:57 - 3: Mono-Blue Spirits is solidifying itself, but for how long?
43:44 - 4: Humans might be underexplored in Pio
49:25 - 5: What is there to like, and not like, about Pioneer?
1:02:45 - #smellovision
1:05:14 - 6: The MOCS final
1:17:00 - 7: Stan plays Calibrated Blast
1:21:59 - 8: Stan plays Glimpse Elementals Cascade
1:28:25 - 9: The sad loss of random playables
1:32:52 - 10: Stan plays... Commander?
1:37:47 - Closing out

Links from this week's episode:
MOCS Modern Decks: https://magic.gg/decklists/2022-magic-online-champions-showcase-season-1-modern-decklists
Stan plays Commander on Brainstorm Brewery: https://www.twitch.tv/brainstormbrewery
Mono-Green Devotion: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/pioneer-mono-green-ramp-2d53d633-2a78-4eb9-a5e7-52ad849c7a82#paper
Mono-Blue Spirits: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/pioneer-mono-blue-spirits#paper
Pioneer Humans: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4895735#paper
Calibrated Blast: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-calibrated-blast#paper
Glimpse Elementals: https://twitter.com/GR_DONKIN/status/1537259984702124032

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