Episode 98

Auditing Modern Mono-White Taxes


November 6th, 2020

1 hr 50 mins 48 secs

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About this Episode

We spend this week looking at an up-and-coming deck in Modern: Mono-White Taxes. We spend some time looking at the history of Taxes decks, how this deck works, and if we think it's actually that good. Before that we breeze through some Modern Challenge and Qualifier results from Magic Online.

The Break Down: Challenging Tournaments
The Dive Down: Challenging Sandwiches
The Dive Down, cont: Challenging Playpatterns

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2:36 - Housekeeping
7:26 - The Break Down begins
16:01 - Meta takeaways
19:45 - The Dive Down begins - Auditing Mono-White Taxes
21:45 - Why do people want this deck to work?
28:14 - The older Modern Taxes decks
35:10 - Why Death & Taxes is back
40:55 - The general anatomy of D&T
45:23 - Our initial takes
51:45 - The one-drops
57:30 - The two-drops
1:08:20 - The three-drops
1:25:00 - Land destruction
1:30:15 - How to play with Stoneforge Mystic and the equipment
1:38:34 - Sideboarding
1:39:43 - Is Taxes good?

Links from this week's episode:
The Modern Qualifier: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-champs-12223552#paper
Sunday's Challenge: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-challenge-12223585#paper
Saturday's Challenge: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-challenge-12223580#paper
Mono-White Taxes: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3519870#paper

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