Brewed Up: Hollow Fox (Pioneer)

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.

Rules Lawyer: Companion

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.

Pioneer Snapshot: April 2020

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.

Brewed Up: Wizard’s Prowess (Pioneer)

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.