Episode 53

Diving Deeper: 5 Pioneer Takeaways


December 20th, 2019

1 hr 39 mins 51 secs

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About this Episode

This week we Dive Deeper into the Pioneer format, and bring you 5 ways to level up your play!
The Break Down: The latest Pioneer bans, and WOTC's new B&R schedule
The Dive Down: Level up your Pioneer thinking with 5 takeaways
The Wind Down: We answer some listener questions

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3:02 - Housekeeping
4:19 - The Break Down begins - The latest Pioneer bans
19:07 - WOTC's new B&R schedule, or lack thereof
29:18 - The Dive Down begins - Observations on Pioneer
30:18 - Non-basic lands.... can be good!
43:17 - Taking the advantage back on the draw
57:25 - The 3 toughness challenge
1:11:00 - The casting cost mindshift, 1 mana cards in Pioneer
1:19:30 - Counterspells in Pioneer
1:26:30 - The Wind Down: Listener questions on Pioneer

Links from this week's episode:
The 12/16/19 Pioneer bannings: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/december-16-2019-pioneer-banned-announcement
The 12/16/19 B&R annoucement: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/december-16-2019-banned-and-restricted-announcement

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