Faithless Brewing, Episode 33: Crested Sunmare
Giddy-up, brewers! It’s Horse week at Faithless Brewing, the theme episode you never knew you needed, but now can’t recall how you ever lived without. David has been champing at the bit to get Crested Sunmare on the docket, a truly majestic steed that nevertheless failed to cross the finish line during its time in Standard. But don’t believe the neighsayers! Despite this rather equestrian Standard pedigree, Sunmare has already galloped to a Grand Prix Day 2 finish in Modern of all places. Was it simply a lack of enablers that made the Standard builds come up lame? Or will the Modern shell prove to be a one-trick pony? In the greener pastures of Pioneer, David thinks he has a thoroughbred, but will his unbridled enthusiasm land him on the whinnying side? There’s only one way to find out! This week we’ve got the horses in the back, horse decklists attached, sleeves are matte black, got the tokens black to match. Saddle up!
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Roundup: Modern Playoffs + Pioneer B&R
Pioneer B&R Announcement (Smuggler’s Copter, Field of the Dead, Once Upon a Time)
Reference: 2017 Smuggler’s Copter Ban Announcement (Standard)
GW Knights (Phill_hellmuth): PTQ Winner
Ari Lax B&R analysis (thread)
Flashback: New Perspectives + Witch’s Oven New Perspectives Blood Sun Perspectives (Dan): 3-2 league, 0-5 league Growth Spiral Perspectives (Danny + David): 4-1 league, 0-3 league Twiddle Field (Runeskjold): PTQ Top 8 (x3) Witch’s Oven Sultai Cat Dredge: strong, but likely does not survive bannings Orzhov Cat Oven: 4-1 league, can be re-tooled without Copter and Lookout, see below Temur Emerge Oven: 4-1, but played like a weaker version of Ryan Overturf’s non-Oven Temur Emerge. No need for green without OUAT. Bonus lists: Kiora Dragons (Pedro Almeida): 8-0, LATAM qualifier series Sketch: Bant Teshar Combo Sketch: Orzhov Teshar Aristocrats Brew Session: Crested Sunmare Modern GW Eldritch Horse (Martin Colding, Fluffywolf2): GP Birmingham Day 2, 5-0 league Pioneer Sketch: Selesnya Horse Evolution Sketch: Orzhov Horse Control Bonus sketch: Abzan Life Rider Bonus sketch: Ghost Dad Kiora Bonus sketch: Orzhov Infinite Archangel Contact Us If you like our show, be sure to join our Patreon and leave us a review! You can do this from the Apple Podcasts app, or from iTunes if on a computer. Thank you for your support!