Today I present almost 5,000 words on my favorite brew of all time; the build, mulligans, sideboarding, etc. Ikoria and the Amonkhet block come together for a fast, fun, competitive, and inexpensive Pioneer deck. The full list can be had for $120 and if you own the Boros manabase it is only $35. Better yet, you will be a few dollars away from having a competent Standard deck as well.
Tron is one of the longest standing strategies in the Modern format. However, it has a reputation for being boring to play with and against. We are going to try and change that. If you already own the deck, this build will cost you next to nothing this. Today we will be taking a look at one of my longtime pet projects: Five-Color Tron.
With March and April in the books we are pulling the data to prepare you for the coming weeks. We now have a developed data set of more than 400 winning Pioneer decklists. Due to COVID-19 data is a bit sparse but we can still establish the leading archetypes as well as the best performing mainboard and sideboard cards in the Pioneer format.
Gyruda has picked up steam in Standard and Legacy but it has flown under the radar in Pioneer. Today I want to share the build that I have been working on. What we have is a one-card combo that can end the game on Turn 4. I will share my current build, the intricacies of the combo, a mulligan guide, a sideboard guide, and the best cards to beat it.
Companion is a clunky rules mess that is causing widespread misunderstandings in the community. WotC has exacerbated this by doing little to explain it. I have harassed the judges for days to cut through the mess and today I will share my findings to help you avoid the inevitable game losses that are coming. I will also give my take on the design and competitive viability of the mechanic.
With February and March in the books we are pulling the data to prepare you for the coming weeks. This is a transition period with a mix of data from before and after the Once Upon A Time ban. As always we will comb the data to establish the best mainboard and sideboard cards in the Modern format.
With February and March in the books we are pulling the data to prepare you for the coming weeks. We now have a developed data set of nearly 800 winning Pioneer decklists. We have gone without a ban long enough for us establish the leading archetypes as well as the best performing mainboard and sideboard cards in the Pioneer format. We will be doing this every month going forward so stay tuned.
Pioneer is a combo format and you need to be ready to race. I find that recent red decks are still holding back to grind though. The format lacks a true sligh deck that can consistently race combo. Today we are changing that. With no concessions made for budget we have a competitive aggro deck for under $100 and if you own Prowess in Modern you can cut that cost in half.
With January and February in the books we are pulling the data to prepare you for the coming weeks. This data set contains nearly 900 and is our best look at post-ban Modern.
With December and January in the books we are pulling the data to prepare you for the coming weeks. This data set contains more than 850 decklists and will serve as a remind of why the recent bans occurred.