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The Dive Down is a podcast focused on Magic: The Gathering's Modern and Pioneer formats, with the casual spike in mind. Each week your hosts Dave, Shane, and Stanislav discuss decks, events, and level-up topics related to the latest non-rotating formats.
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The Dive Down is a podcast focused on Magic: The Gathering's Modern and Pioneer formats, with the casual spike in mind. Each week your hosts Dave, Shane, and Stanislav discuss decks, events, and level-up topics related to the latest non-rotating formats.
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    Episode 66: Mono-White in Pio: Heliod, Fun-Crowned, pt. II

    Episode 66: Mono-White in Pio: Heliod, Fun-Crowned, pt. II

    This week we head back for another Heliod deck dive, this time in Pioneer!
    The Break Down: Super MTGO Qualifiers in Modern and Pioneer
    The Dive Down: Infinite Clicks 'n' Damage 'n' Stuff


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    Timestamps:
    6:36 - Housekeeping
    8:25 - Modern Super Qualifier
    25:30 - Pioneer Super Qualifier
    39:15 - The Dive Down Begins: Mono-White Heliod in Pioneer
    45:10 - The Strength of Heliod
    47:35 - A Brief History
    48:10 - The Combo
    53:49 - The Beat Down
    1:06:32 - The Mana
    1:08:16 - The Disruption
    1:19:02 - The Gideons
    1:26:33 - Playing the Deck
    1:33:56 - The Matchups
    1:39:45 - The Sideboard
    1:41:38 - Wrapping Up


    Links from this week's episode:
    Modern Super Qualifier: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-super-qualifier-2020-03-22
    Pioneer Super Qualifier: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/pioneer-super-qualifier-2020-03-22
    Heliod deck list example: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2863625#paper


    Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name?


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    Episode 65: Staying in Touch at a Distance

    Episode 65: Staying in Touch at a Distance

    This week's a weird one, because things are weird. We first go over the Modern and Pioneer MTGO Challenges, then head into a grab bag of listener questions!
    The Break Down: Business as Usual
    The Dive Down: Staying Healthy and Staying Positive


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    Timestamps:
    4:03 - Some positive news to start your Friday
    7:22 - Housekeeping
    9:49 - The Break Down - The Pioneer MTGO Challenge
    25:46 - The Modern MTGO Challenge
    39:50 - The Dive Down begins
    42:31 - What we're covering with paper tournaments cancelled
    46:03 - Some board games we like
    52:13 - Magic Online, Magic Arena, computers, and you
    1:04:32 - Questions lightning round begins - Bant snow control, the best deck in modern?
    1:06:46 - The best pioneer deck?
    1:10:20 - The tribes on the edge of glory?
    1:14:20 - Where is Wilt-Leaf?
    1:15:43 - Why do we like Pioneer, and what still draws us to Modern?
    1:21:54 - Is Uro the new Oko?
    1:26:48 - Should sets be tested online before print?
    1:30:00 - Do we play Commander?
    1:34:12 - Finding your deck
    1:38:38 - Our favorite places
    1:44:20 - Our go-to non-Magic Podcasts
    1:48:28 - Closing out


    Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name?


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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Episode 64: MTG Bans, SCG Regionals, and Other Happy Thoughts

    Episode 64: MTG Bans, SCG Regionals, and Other Happy Thoughts

    This week we're doing a bit of a news show — we're covering and discussing a bunch of current topics in Modern and Pioneer including Monday, March 9th's B&R, Pioneer on Arena, and SCG Regionals in Modern. Join us as we break down and break down and break down the last week of mtg.


    The Break Down 1: Pioneer Masters
    The Break Down 2: B&R
    The Dive Down: SCG Regionals (Modern)


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    Timestamps:
    2:43 - Housekeeping
    4:21 - The Break Down begins: Pioneer Masters on Arena
    19:32 - BANS!
    32:53 - NO BANS??
    48:21 - The Dive Down begins: SCG Regionals Weekend
    50:48 - The top decks across all the top 8s
    1:04:42 - The winners!
    1:12:45 - The spicy decks
    1:32:29 - Surprises
    1:37:29 - Stan and Dave’s Regionals Experiences
    1:47:28 - Closing out


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    • 1 hr 49 min
    Episode 63: Testing Innovations in Modern and Pioneer

    Episode 63: Testing Innovations in Modern and Pioneer

    This week we are looking at some of the newest (and oldest) tech and decks in Modern and Pioneer! Mono G Walkers in Pioneer, Grinding Station Breach in Modern, and... Shadow of Doubt?


    The Break Down: The Modern and Pioneer Showcase Challenges
    The Dive Down: Innovations in Modern and Pioneer


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    Timestamps:
    2:19 - Housekeeping
    5:27 - The Break Down Begins - upcoming bans and a listener poll
    13:25 - The Modern Showcase Challenge
    27:05 - The Pioneer Showcase Challenge
    33:20 - The Dive Down begins - New tech in Modern and Pioneer
    34:24 - Mono G Walkers in Pioneer
    55:08 - Shadow of Doubt in Modern
    1:24:08 - Grinding Station Breach
    1:46:44 - Closing out


    Links from this week's episode:
    Pioneer showcase challenge: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/pioneer-showcase-challenge-2020-03-02
    Modern showcase challenge: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-showcase-challenge-2020-03-01
    Mono G Walkers: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2819606#paper
    Izzet Flash w/ Shadow of Doubt: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2511750#paper
    Grinding Station Breach: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2815217#paper


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    • 1 hr 49 min
    Episode 62: Orzhov Sram Auras: Pants in Pioneer

    Episode 62: Orzhov Sram Auras: Pants in Pioneer

    The gents explore a Patreon request - Orzhov Sram Auras - in Pioneer! Who's wearing the pants in this format? Listen to find out!


    The Break Down: SCG Indy Pio Open
    The Dive Down: Some Hate, Some Hope, Some Pants
    The Wind Down: Hey... Whacha Doin?


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    Timestamps:
    2:34 - Housekeeping
    3:00 - Important updates to our Patreon!
    10:44 - The Break Down: SCG Indianapolis Pioneer Open
    39:53 - The Dive Down Begins: Sram Auras
    41:23 - Intro to Sram Auras
    43:25 - The Creatures
    57:41 - Auras & Blessings
    1:06:52 - The Lands
    1:09:03 - The Game Plan
    1:15:37 - Playing Against Different Strategies in Pioneer
    1:22:43 - Beating Sram Auras
    1:26:25 - The Sideboard plans
    1:36:06 - Our thoughts on the deck
    1:46:15 - The Wind Down: What we're playing for fun
    1:54:18 - Closing out


    Links from this week's episode:
    SCG Indy coverage: https://old.starcitygames.com/events/220220_indianapolis.html
    An example Sram Auras decklist: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2794551#paper


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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Bonus 6: Modern Blue Moon w/ ThePenSword

    Bonus 6: Modern Blue Moon w/ ThePenSword

    In this bonus episode, Stan interviews a fixture of the MTGO leagues and Modern Blue Moon aficionado, Jacob Cumiskey aka ThePenSword. They talk about the ins and outs of Blue Red control decks, ranging from Thing in the Ice to Through the Breach, and gush over some of their favorite counterspells.


    Find Jacob Cumiskey:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CumiskeyJacob
    Twitch: twitch.tv/jacobcumiskey
    Discord: https://bit.ly/2VvbZu3


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    • 1 hr 23 min

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