SNC Pioneer Update

Mason Clark Pioneer

Since the release of Streets of New Capenna we have seen one card break out in the metagame in a huge way. Ledger Shredder (covered last week for Modern with Michael’s article) has helped redefine Pioneer. But there is more to this format than just the new bird! Bant Angels Angels is a deck that had a brief moment in …

Finding Homes for Ledger Shredder

Michael Rapp Modern, Pioneer

Ledger Shredder has become a breakout card from SNC for Constructed Magic, and Michael takes a look at where it fits in Modern and Pioneer! Ledger Shredder caught many people by surprise as it burst onto the scene in multiple formats after flying relatively under the radar during preview season. Players have been trying Ledger Shredder in every major constructed …

Rakdos Midrange in Pioneer

Michael Rapp Pioneer, Strategy

Pioneer is a featured format in the return of Organized Play, and Michael’s here to take a deep dive into Rakdos Midrange decks in the format! Pioneer was one of my favorite formats before Covid shut down paper Magic for the better part of two years. With the upcoming Pioneer PTQ season I decided to get back into things ahead …

4 Decks for New Capenna

Mason Clark Modern, Pioneer, Standard

Here we are: the release of New Capenna. A set full of unique tools. Today, we are going to cover a deck in each of the main paper format along with a bonus Standard deck. Lets not waste any time and jump into the deck lists! UW Heroic Standard this late into its life often needs one of two things …

Exploring Explorer: MTG Arena’s New Format

Mason Clark Explorer, Pioneer

A brand new format (well sorta) is dropping on Arena tomorrow! Explorer is Arena‘s solution to the time needed to code Pioneer. Here is how it works: the format followers the same banned list as Pioneer (for now) and has all the legal cards for Pioneer that are already on Arena. As they work new anthologies and other products into …

Pioneer Update

Mason Clark Pioneer

This past weekend was a huge weekend for Pioneer. We had a PTQ on Magic Online, the big SCG, the 5ks at the SCG, and the normal Magic Online results. As you might expect the format had a lot of results to look over. While a fair amount of the decks are things we actually talked about a few weeks …

5 Decks for Post-Lurrus Pioneer

Mason Clark Pioneer

Right as I was starting to write this article I got a text: “THEY REALLY DID IT”“THEY BANNED LURRUS” I was startled. While I always knew Lurrus would get banned one day, I didn’t expect it to happen like this. We are now in a Post-Lurrus world. So when starting to look for Pioneer decks for the biggest upcoming Pioneer …

3 New Pioneer Decks with Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty

Mason Clark Pioneer

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Pioneer was Magic’s hottest new format. But when organized play went on hiatus and a wave of bans hit the format, many players quickly forgot about Pioneer. Now, as large events are becoming more of a reality, players are giving Pioneer another look – especially given the impact that Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is having on the …

Pioneer Challenger Decks 2021

Tom Anderson Pioneer, Products

Who’s ready for a challenge?!? It was easy to miss amid the huge raft of new Magic goodies WotC announced last week, but as paper play continues opening back up, we’ll have ourselves a brand new set of Challenger Decks to choose from!  Challenger Decks in general are my favorite preconstructed deck products. They offer terrific value in cards alone, …