First Strike #33 – From Improving at Magic to Prerelease Pointers
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KYT is joined by Rob Lombardi, Bryan Gottleib, and Vince D’Agostino to debate Modern’s best decks, improving at Magic while balancing life’s demands, and they take a look at some spicy Hour of Devastation cards going into the Prerelease weekend.
- (00:02:14) Bryan is newest co-host of The GAM podcast!
- (00:05:45) Rob played the Modern MOCS this last weekend to a near-miss of top 8. How did Domain Death’s Shadow play for him?
- (00:11:38) Bryan played Living End in an MTGO PTQ. He didn’t do well, but is he right that Living End is the better graveyard deck than Dredge?
- (00:17:05) SCG Invitiational, where Daniel Fournier made 2nd place with Grixis Death’s Shadow. Is Grixis Death’s Shadow the Best Deck in Modern?
- (00:21:35) What is the strategy to balance a full-time job and improve at Magic?
- (00:32:50) As a follow up, is there a point where they think the resources put into the game aren’t worth it?
- (00:44:05) Hour of Devastation Standard: Now that all 199 cards are known, what decks look good as the Pro Tour in Kyoto gets closer?
- (00:48:16) HOU cards: Can Countervailing Winds see play in Constructed?
- (00:54:07) HOU: Will Hour of Devastation see play in control?
- (00:57:30) HOU: Hour of Promise, good ramp, or too-good ramp?
- (01:04:45) HOU: Majestic Myriarch, winner creature or win-more?
- (01:08:27) Is HOU a low-powered set?
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