Faithless Brewing, Episode 35: Rotting Regisaur
Fires of Invention was a real firecracker of a card. Last week’s builds saw spectacular successes and spectacular failures across a wide range of strategies, and yet we’ve barely even scratched the surface of the card. It should be no surprise that Niv-Mizzet Fires is the build that seemed closest to breaking Pioneer, notching another Faithless 5-0 after the banning of Oko and Nexus of Fate. Sometimes all Niv does is win (including delivering Damon a 1st place trophy in his Modern 1K over the weekend). But there’s so much more to explore that it’s hard to call the book closed on Fires of Invention. I suspect we’ll be seeing this card again sooner than later.
As for this week’s brew-around, what is there to say? It seems almost unfair to theorycraft Rotting Regisaur; thinking too hard feels against the spirit of the card. Spend three mana, get a giant zombie. Discard a card or two. Turn sideways and try not to get turned into an Elk. It’s a 7/6 monster that asks very few questions beyond, How would you like to use it? We’ve got a few ideas in both Modern and Pioneer, let’s see which one roars the strongest!
Roundup: Pioneer Bans, Theros Previews
Oko + Nexus of Fate ban (Announcement) Change to B&R schedule (Announcement) Theros previews (official)
Flashback: Fires of Invention
Modern Gruul Escape 1.0: 2-3 league Gruul Escape 2.0: 3-2 league Gruul Escape 2.1: recommended for testing Reference lists: Temur Turns (Daniel Wong): 5-0 league Urza Charm (Urchin Colley): 5-0 league Pioneer Niv Fires, pre-ban (David): 7-3 leagues Niv Fires, post-ban (Damon): 5-0 league Temur Elemental Fires (David): recommended for testing Bonus list: Abzan Horse (Zyrnak): 5-0 league
Brew Session: Rotting Regisaur
Modern Sketch 1: Heartless Regisaur (by Ryan from Maine) Sketch 1.1: Heartless Regisaur (David) Pioneer Sketch 1: Golgari Hengisaur Sketch 2: Vampire Madness Sketch 3: Abzan Beefy Evolve Bonus Sketch: Varolz Counters Bonus Sketch: Rotten Company Reference lists: Rotting Crabvine (Episode 26): 4-1 league Zombies (Kotva): 5-0 league Red-Black Pyromancer (Ivan_Catanduva_Br): 5-0 league Rakdos Regisaur Midrange (Zxrogue): 5-0 league Regisaur 8-Rack (destricted): 5-0 league Melira Rotten Company (Sinisstar619): 5-0 league Sultai Dino Delver (ocelot823): 5-0 league Golgari Adventure (Chris Kvartek): Mythic Championship VII (Standard) 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!
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