The Dive Down

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

89 episodes of The Dive Down since the first episode, which aired on December 22nd, 2018.

  • Episode 67: Sleeve/Believe/Heave: Pioneer Budget Decks

    Episode  |  April 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 42 mins

    This week we each take a budget deck through the S/B/H process, and share our experiences testing out some novel options in Pioneer!
    The Break Down: Talking Two Pioneer Super Qualifiers
    The Dive Down: Ox Talk (and some other things)

  • Episode 66: Mono-White in Pio: Heliod, Fun-Crowned, pt. II

    Episode  |  March 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 53 mins

    This week we head back for another Heliod deck dive, this time in Pioneer!
    The Break Down: Super MTGO Qualifiers in Modern and Pioneer
    The Dive Down: Infinite Clicks 'n' Damage 'n' Stuff

  • Episode 65: Staying in Touch at a Distance

    Episode  |  March 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 51 mins

    This week's a weird one, because things are weird. We first go over the Modern and Pioneer MTGO Challenges, then head into a grab bag of listener questions!
    The Break Down: Business as Usual
    The Dive Down: Staying Healthy, and Staying Positive

  • Episode 64: MTG Bans, SCG Regionals, and Other Happy Thoughts

    Episode  |  March 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 49 mins

    This week we're doing a bit of a news show — we're covering and discussing a bunch of current topics in Modern and Pioneer including Monday, March 9th's B&R, Pioneer on Arena, and SCG Regionals in Modern. Join us as we break down and break down and break down the last week of mtg.
    The Break Down 1: Pioneer Masters
    The Break Down 2: B&R
    The Dive Down: SCG Regionals (Modern)

  • Episode 63: Testing Innovations in Modern and Pioneer

    Episode  |  March 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 49 mins

    This week we are looking at some of the newest (and oldest) tech and decks in Modern and Pioneer! Mono G Walkers in Pioneer, Grinding Station Breach in Modern, and... Shadow of Doubt?
    The Break Down: The Modern and Pioneer Showcase Challenges
    The Dive Down: Innovations in Modern and Pioneer

  • Episode 62: Orzhov Sram Auras: Pants in Pioneer

    Episode  |  February 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 56 mins

    The gents explore a Patreon request - Orzhov Sram Auras - in Pioneer! Who's wearing the pants in this format? Listen to find out!
    The Break Down: SCG Indy Pio Open
    The Dive Down: Some Hate, Some Hope, Some Pants
    The Wind Down: Hey... Whacha Doin?

  • Bonus 6: Modern Blue Moon w/ ThePenSword

    Episode  |  February 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 23 mins

    In this bonus episode, Stan interviews a fixture of the MTGO leagues and Modern Blue Moon aficionado, Jacob Cumiskey aka ThePenSword. They talk about the ins and outs of Blue Red control decks, ranging from Thing in the Ice to Through the Breach, and gush over some of their favorite counterspells.

  • Episode 61: Heliod Combo: Modern Spike Feeding

    Episode  |  February 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 51 mins

    We take a dive into Heliod Company Combo in Modern. How it works, what we learned, and how annoying it is to play on Magic Online!
    The Break Down: NRG Indianapolis
    The Dive Down: Infinite Life and Infinite Misclicks
    The Wind Down: Manners, Schmanners

  • Episode 60: More Meta, More Meta, More Meta

    Episode  |  February 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 43 mins

    We're headed back to where it all started - Modern! This week's episode is an exploration of the past month+ of Modern events on Magic Online. What's rising, what's fading, and what do we think about it?
    The Break Down: RPT Phoenix and Shane's GP Phoenix experience
    The Dive Down: More Meta, More Meta, More Meta

  • Bonus 5: The Shadowy Science w/ Michael Rapp

    Episode  |  February 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 18 mins

    In this bonus episode, Dave interviews certified Death's Shadow Scientist Michael Rapp about playing... well Death's Shadow. They actually do a bit of a deep dive on decks of all different shadow sizes including the most popular build of the moment — 4 Color Traverse.

  • Episode 59: Sleeve/Believe/Heave: Theros Beyond Death Edition

    Episode  |  February 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 41 mins

    We kick off this week’s show with a Break Down of the first two Pioneer Players Tours, from sister cities Brussels and Nagoya. Then we Dive Down with the latest Sleeve/Believe/Heave featuring 3 spicy Pioneer decks inspired by new cards from Theros.
    The Wind Down: Players Tours Brussels & Nagoya
    The Dive Down: Sleeve/Believe/Heave ft. Theros Beyond Death

  • Episode 58: Diving Deeper: #2020Goals

    Episode  |  January 31st, 2020  |  1 hr 48 mins

    First up this week, we take a spin through what's been popping up in Pioneer and Modern since the release of Theros: Beyond Death. In our Dive Down section, each of us talks about our goals for improving our game or relationship with MtG in 2020 (#2020Goals #squadgoals #whathappensnextmightsurpriseyou). Finally, we wind down with some of Stan's tales of fantastic planeswalkers and where to find them — in London and Amsterdam, at least.

  • Episode 57: Oh Lord He Comin': Chonky Red ft. Todd Anderson

    Episode  |  January 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 55 mins

    This week The Dive Down crew welcomes special guest Todd Anderson to join us on our first Pioneer-focused Deck Dive — Chonky Red! Listen to find out why it's not an aggro deck, how tightly you should hold your Rabblemasters, and how to really bring the glory.
    The Break Down: Todd and All Things Todd
    The Dive Down: Chonk and All Things Chonk
    The Wind Down: Listener Questions

  • Episode 56: Bans & Theros: Beyond Hyped, Vol. 2

    Episode  |  January 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 42 mins

    We take another look at Theros Beyond Death, and share some of our picks to click in Pioneer and Modern!
    The Break Down: Irrelevant top 8s and, oh yeah, HUGE MODERN BANS
    The Dive Down: Theros Beyond Death Picks to Click - Again!
    The Wind Down: The Dive Down Nation's favorite cards from Theros Beyond Death

  • Episode 55: Theros: Beyond Hyped, Vol. 1

    Episode  |  January 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 36 mins

    The crew takes a first look at Theros Beyond Death, and share some of their favorite, standout cards.
    The Break Down: MTGO Modern Championship
    The Dive Down: Theros Beyond Death Picks

  • Bonus 4: Casual Spike Meets Aspiring Spike

    Episode  |  December 31st, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min

    In this installment of our monthly bonus episodes, Shane talks to the popular streamer Evart Moughon, better known as Aspiring Spike, about Pioneer, Modern, streaming, and playing with and against control decks.