Royal Pain in the Scions

Faithless Brewing, Episode 29: The Royal Scions (Modern & Pioneer)


Kiora delivered us a fresh 5-0 last week, but we knew that would happen, as Kiora has always been great. The combination with Glorybringer is excellent in Modern and even stronger in Pioneer, although the mana requirements proved to be much trickier without the smooth shock-fetch manabase. Eldrazi add an interesting wrinkle to the Gruul ramp archetype, and Niv-Mizzet got in on the 5-0 action too.


This week, we’re on to the next 3 CMC walker with absurdly high loyalty. Oko has already been widely accepted as planeswalker royalty, but what about Eldraine’s actual royalty, the dashing Kenrith Kids? Two useful +1s and an achievable ultimate make The Royal Scions an attractive card to brew around, in both Modern and Pioneer. We’ve got more than a dozen new lists, so whether you like looting for value, unlocking graveyard synergies, or pumping creatures and turning them sideways, there’s something for everyone this week!


Roundup: Pioneer B&R Announcement

 Pioneer B&R Announcement Aaron Forsythe tweet Kiora Green Devotion (Dan): 3-2 league


Flashback: Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner


Modern Classic Niv-Mizzet (Damon): 5-0 league Once Upon KiorDrazi (Dan): 5-0 league, 3-3 Modern Challenge Once Upon Kiora (Damon): 4-1 league Pioneer RG Dragons (David): 2-3 league, 4-1 league RG Dragons (Damon): 0-4 league, 4-1 league Jeskai Dragons (David): 4-1 league, 1-4 league Jeskai God-Pharaoh’s Gift (David): 2-3 league


Brew Session: The Royal Scions


Pioneer Sketch 1: Grixis Royal Arcanist Sketch 2: Izzet Royal Prowess Sketch 3a: 4c Royal Vehicles v1 Sketch 3b: 4c Royal Vehicles v2 Sketch 4a: Grixis Flamewake v1 Sketch 4b: Grixis Flamewake v2 Sketch 5: Temur Deathtouch Company Sketch 6: Temur Pummeler Sketch 7: 4c Faeburrow Company  Modern Sketch 1: Grixis Royal Arcanist Sketch 2: Temur Royal Phoenix Sketch 3: Wrenn and Scions Midrange Sketch 4: Izzet Collected Ponza Reference: Blue Moon (thepensword) Reference: Temur Kiora (Dan, 5-0) Reference: Faeburrow Niv (Damon, 5-0)  

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