Framing the Pioneer Metagame

Framing the Pioneer Metagame

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From his more recent article, “(Pioneer) Esper Hero: The One Who Need, but Don’t Deserve”, Oren Lagziel mentioned one key point that comes with brewing a deck in Pioneer, “When… Read more

Meta-Call 181: Theros Modern and Pioneer Picks (Green and Multicolored)

Meta-Call 181: Theros Modern and Pioneer Picks (Green and Multicolored)

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/MMC-181.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Subscribe to Modern Meta-Call iTunes Feed This week, Corey and Darrel wrap up their Modern and Pioneer pick game to… Read more

(Pioneer) Here Comes the Sun’s Nemesis

(Pioneer) Here Comes the Sun’s Nemesis

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Theros Beyond Death has definitely made an impact on Pioneer. Whether it’s the combo, the / combo, or the / combo, the first new set since the inception of the… Read more

Meta-Call 180: Theros Modern and Pioneer Picks (Black, Red, and Artifact)

Meta-Call 180: Theros Modern and Pioneer Picks (Black, Red, and Artifact)

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/CKL-180.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Subscribe to Modern Meta-Call iTunes Feed This week, Corey and Darrel continue their Modern and Pioneer pick game to determine… Read more

(Pioneer) Esper Hero: The One We Need, but Don’t Deserve

(Pioneer) Esper Hero: The One We Need, but Don’t Deserve

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Pioneer is a great format that has all the benefits of Standard without the mistakes of Modern, likely because its been handled more progressively than Modern. The aggressive bans cleared… Read more

Meta-Call 179: Theros Modern and Pioneer Picks (Blue, White, and Land)

Meta-Call 179: Theros Modern and Pioneer Picks (Blue, White, and Land)

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/CKL-179.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Subscribe to Modern Meta-Call iTunes Feed This week, Corey and Darrel begin their Modern and Pioneer (new this time!) pick… Read more

Locking with Narset in Pioneer

Locking with Narset in Pioneer

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Now that we’re two months into the Pioneer format, things have settled down just enough to sort through the debris left from its numerous initial bans. With all the Oko,… Read more

Meta-Call 177: More Theros Spoilers and Throne Predictions Wrap-Up

Meta-Call 177: More Theros Spoilers and Throne Predictions Wrap-Up

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/MMC-177.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Subscribe to Modern Meta-Call iTunes Feed This week, Corey and Darrel tabulate points from our Throne of Eldraine picks game… Read more

Deck Spotlight: (Pioneer) Izzet Phoenix

Deck Spotlight: (Pioneer) Izzet Phoenix

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Hello! Cherryxman here again for another deck guide. Last time I wrote about Eldrazi Tron in Modern and Pioneer didn’t exist yet. Ever since it was announced, I have been… Read more

Deck Spotlight: (Pioneer) Izzet Ensoul

Deck Spotlight: (Pioneer) Izzet Ensoul

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Izzet Ensoul is the most underrated deck in the format.  It is incredibly aggressive, versatile, consistent, and can maintain pressure late into a grindy game.  After was banned from Pioneer,… Read more