Season 13, Episode 5: Brew Session (Tezzeret, Betrayer of Flesh)
Every Magic story deserves a good villain. This week we kick of Kamigawa brewing season with a deep dive on Tezzeret, Betrayer of Flesh. We’ve seen artifact planeswalkers, but we’ve never seen a Tezzeret quite like this one. Generous loyalty abilities are a must for any 4 mana walker, and Tezzeret gives us that and so much more. The static ability can generate up to 4 mana per turn cycle, opening up a huge range of options and sending us deep down a brewing rabbit hole. What artifacts with activated abilities will we want to play? What combos and value engines can Tezzeret unlock? From ramping mana with Terrarion, to drawing endless cards with Clues or The Reality Chip, to playing defense with Engineered Explosives and Walking Ballista, the possibilities are endless. And that’s not even scratching the surface of Tezzeret’s excellent looting skills and artifact animation ability
David and Cavedan have six new Tezzeret decks to try in Modern and Pioneer, so let’s roll up the sleeves on our metal arm and get to work!
Brew Session: Tezzeret, Betrayer of Flesh
[5:44] How to use the static ability
[11:36] Evaluating the +1
[16:13] Evaluating the -2
[19:21] Does the -6 matter?
[21:07] Vehicles rules change
[23:34] Sketch 1: Izzet Mechrabbit Aggro
[31:33] Sketch 2: UW Anchor to Reality
[38:26] Sketch 3: Esper Parhelion (Pioneer)
[46:51] Sketch 4: Esper Parhelion (Modern)
[51:34] Sketch 5: Dimir Blood Herald
[56:51] Sketch 6: UW Tezzeret Miracles