Episode 85

Pioneer Bans & Modern Prowess Stans


August 7th, 2020

1 hr 46 mins 50 secs

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About this Episode

This week we break down the 4 new bans in Pioneer, and talk about what this means for the format! In the Dive Down we go over the many flavors of Prowess in Modern: Red, Izzet, Gruul, Rakdos - how to choose?!

The Break Down: A Lovely Surprise Banning!
The Dive Down: Not Everyone's Tempo
The Dive Down, cont: We Could Bolt or Not Bolt Forever

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2:48 - Housekeeping
6:11 - The Break Down begins: SURPRISE BANS!
26:35 - Takes on the bans
32:39 - The Dive Down begins: The many flavors of Prowess
36:35 - A Red Prowess Primer 
52:19 - Hey.... what's tempo?
57:35 - The decks we covered
1:04:06 - Izzet Prowess
1:09:45 - A strategic digression - the tempo of Prowess
1:14:55 - Back to Izzet Prowess
1:17:14 - Gruul Prowess
1:25:13 - Rakdos Prowess
1:33:40 - Burn vs. Prowess
1:39:08 - Why cast the "bad" spells of Prowess?
1:44:57 - Closing out

Links from this week's episode:
The August 8, 2020 B&R: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/august-8-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement
Izzet Prowess: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3234953#paper
Gruul Prowess: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3234957#paper
Rakdos Prowess: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3234951#paper

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