Author Archives: Allied Strategies

Episode 247 – M21 Limited with Sam Sherman

This week we’re joined by returning guest Sam Sherman, currently ranked #32 on the MTG Elo Project, putting him in a solid third place among members of this episode. He’s been jamming some M21 drafts and is here to educate you (and us!) about the format. He’s also just started streaming Magic at https://www.twitch.tv/samdsherman – throw him a follow!

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Episode 245 – Arena PT with Eli Loveman

This week we have Eli back on the show, coming off of a top 8 finish at the PT! We discuss the tournament itself, the process of playing an Arena/Discord tournament, and the decks that everyone settled on.

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Episode 243 – Where to go now in Standard

A massive rules change and banning has landed on the Standard format (in addition to all the others), and this week we’re taking a look at some of the strategies that may emerge (or have been left standing) from the destruction. Next week we’ll explore this further as the PT will be upon us.

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Episode 242 – News and Predictions

Ben and Sam both won tournaments this weekend! Unfortunately, neither format will continue to exist for much longer, as there is an impending B&R announcement, which we discuss, along with other news about Player Bannings, the MPL, and the new Double Masters set.

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Episode 240 – Companions

We’re piling onto the discussion about companions, covering our expectations for banlists, our thoughts on the mechanic and the cards as a whole, and our take on the entire process that led us to this point. We’ll tackle such questions as “should a card that is exciting for Standard but awful for Modern/Legacy be printed?”

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Episode 239 – Our Favoritest Decks of All Time

It’s time for a stroll down memory lane as we tell the tales of our favorite constructed decks of all time (along with a few dishonorable mentions!) What decks do you have the fondest memories of? Let us know on twitter @alliedstrats

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Episode 238 – Ikoria Draft Overview

With dozens of drafts under our belts, this week we’re breaking down the fundamentals of the Ikoria Draft format – how each Archetype works, the key cards in each strategy, and cards that have surprised us by over- or under-performing.

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