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Clever Combo

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...


Oct 25, 2019

This week Wizards of the Coast announced a brand-new format intended to help Standard players who are sick of Field of the Dead and Oko to transition to a new format where all those old banned cards are perfectly legal.

The best way to understand the format better is to get in there, make some decks, and play...