Episode 44

Ascending Urza: A Whirld of Clicks


October 18th, 2019

1 hr 42 mins 41 secs

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About this Episode

We go over the SCG Indy (AKA the Motor City) Open, then perform our patented deep dive process on the various Urza-based decks showing up in Modern!

The Break Down: The Motor City SCG Open
The Dive Down: Playing Vintage in Modern
The Wind Down: How the podcast has impacted our play

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1:54 - Housekeeping
2:48 - The Break Down begins - SCG Indy's day 2 metagame
8:13 - SCG Indy top 8
20:01 - SCG Indy take-aways
23:20 - The Dive Down begins - how we're covering Urza
28:45 - The common thread - Urza!
35:24 - The artifact friends
45:09 - Paradoxical Urza
50:40 - Paradoxical Urza's payoffs
54:24 - Emry, Lurker of the Loch
58:18 - Planeswalkers
1:05:08 - Paradoxial Ascendancy
1:14:35 - Selecting between the Paradoxical versions
1:17:18 - Whirza
1:24:01 - How to beat Urza decks
1:28:30 - Our thoughts on Urza decks
1:34:45 - The Wind Down - are we better or worse?

Links from this week's episode:
The day 2 meta of SCG Indy: http://www.starcitygames.com/events/coverage/4664_day_2_metagame_breakdown.html
The day 2 decks of SCG Indy: http://www.starcitygames.com/decks/Star_City_Games_Open/2019-10-12_modern_Indianapolis_IN_US/1/
Paradoxical Urza: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2327485#online
Paradoxical Ascendancy: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2368650#paper
4C Whirza: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-four-color-whirza#online

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