Author Archives: Allied Strategies

Episode 186 – Modern In London

This week we’re preparing you for the upcoming Mythic Championship in London by discussing the Modern format – specifically, how the new London Mulligan and the open decklists of the tournament impact the metagame. Learn which deck Sam expects will skyrocket into the top slot given these new rules!

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Episode 185 – Even More of the Spark

This week we’re back to talk about more War of the Spark cards – again largely aimed at Standard, although we’ve also identified a few cards that we think might see play in Modern and even Legacy!

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Episode 184 – More of the Spark

It’s time to take a look at some more new War of the Spark cards! This week we’re focusing primarily on Constructed, especially Standard, and in future weeks we’ll loop back around and cover the limited format as more commons and uncommons get revealed!

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Episode 183 – Critical Amass

War of the Spark’s already looking to be one of the most exciting sets in Magic history, and this week we’re starting to think about how the new cards might play! We’re beginning with an analysis of the mechanics of the set: Amass, Proliferate, and Planeswalkers, with both general thoughts and specific examples of cards we find interesting, for either limited or constructed.

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Episode 182 – Evaluating Cards and Decks

This week is a theory episode! How do you evaluate cards in a limited environment, and how do you update those evaluations based on new information? What about decks in a constructed environment? We take a crack at these questions and more!

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Episode 181 – Attacking Izzet Phoenix

Izzet Phoenix is Modern’s new bogeyman, but does action need to be taken by WOTC or by Modern tournamentgoers? We’re not 100% sure, but this episode is dedicated to figuring out exactly what the latter should look like!

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Episode 180 – Orzhov Week!

This week we’re wrapping up our cycle of episodes on the guilds of Ravnica Allegiance! Learn all about the Orzhov, and the impact of the guild in both limited and Standard. Big round of applause to Sam who joins us despite not having power due to a storm – luckily his phone still works!

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