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Clever Combo

Nov 25, 2019

Despite some recently printed cards of questionable power, Wizards knows not to print a few specific things these days. One of those things is instant-speed, targeted discard. Understanding why only requires you to know that as the inactive player, you receive priority during your opponent’s draw step, allowing you...


Nov 19, 2019

This week, Lydia and JJ took some new topics for a spin. First, we reviewed our deckbuilding process, and not just another guide on how to select lands or build a curve. Instead we created a list of universal questions that help create the shape of any style deck.

After that we took a dive into a listener suggested...


Nov 12, 2019

This week we review results from JJ’s first few attempts in Pioneer, as well as the first ever Pioneer Banned and Restricted Announcement (link below). Then we get into JJ’s deck, Sultai Summonings.

One of the most interesting build-arounds to come out of the Kaladesh block was definitely Metallurgic Summonings....


Nov 4, 2019

Seven Dwarves is a powerful card in multiples, which is why we are nowhere near satisfied with just 7. Tune in to Season 4 Episode 4 of Clever Combo to hear how we made a deck with Twenty-Seven Dwarves.

The key to an absolute horde of dwarves is making copies on the cheap. Quasiduplicate, Replicate, and Spark Double...


Oct 25, 2019

This week was a very exciting week in magic. The banning of Field of the Dead paved the way for an equally linear and oppressive Oko-based Standard, but more importantly, WotC announced a new format. Pioneer!

We covered the basics of Pioneer in our last bonus episode, but JJ simply couldn’t wait to brew up some new...