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Clever Combo

Jul 29, 2019

Agony is building a deck that performs consistently while also including as many different mana costs as possible. Why? Well tune in to Clever Combo Season 3 Episode 3 to find out.

Embodiment of Agonies is a clear build-around. You need as many mana costs as you can… but how do you balance that against consistency?...


Jul 22, 2019

Bolas’s Citadel is a clear build-around card, but what’s the right shell? Tune in to Clever Combo Season 3 Episode 2 to see how Lydia thinks Phyrexian Mana had it right all along.

The key to Bolas’s Citadel is to get the cards off the top of your library as fast and effectively as possible. Junk like Ritual of...


Jul 15, 2019

If you’ve ever thought “Forests are great, but I want them to be vulnerable to removal….” then Wood Chipper may be the deck for you!

JJ’s deck this week is built around Wakeroot Elemental, Nissa, Who Shakes the World, and Awakening of Vitu-Ghazi. Each one has a unique way to make lands into threats. With...


Jul 7, 2019

Ever play one of those decks that loses 90% of the time, but those 10% wins are so utterly ridiculous, so totally devoid of anything sensible, that it’s totally worth it? Yeah, us too.

Runaway Bolas puts our favorite tri-color Walker on the express train to nutty victory. Nicky’s ability to use other walker’s’...


Jul 1, 2019

It’s time for the ultimate tie-breaker, Sudden Death!

This week JJ put together an alternative take on Aristocrats, with explosive possibilities. The key revolves around triggers from Cruel Celebrant, Poison-Tip Archer, and Rising Populace.

If sac’ing for value is your preference, you’d how about Demon of...