Arena Decklists

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Alright… maybe it’s not time for a name change quite yet. But a new Arena only format is here, and the boys are dropping their hot takes about the announcement of Alchemy. On a scale of “comatose” to “old man yells at clouds,” where do Gerry and Bryan fall on yet another bold new experiment for Magic’s digital age? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Dec 3

1 hr 12 min

Hullbreaker Horror was dramatically under-hyped during preview season and now it's the most exciting card in Standard! Is it more oppressive than Alrund's Epiphany as a finisher? Gerry and Bryan sound off and provide some solutions. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Nov 19

1 hr 4 min

Is Innistrad: Crimson Vow enough to shake up a less than ideal Standard metagame? Gerry and Bryan discuss the strongest cards in the set and where they fit in. 3:39 - DM Concealing Curtains 11:32 - HM Cemetery Prowler 13:19 - HM Welcoming Vampire 17:36 - Fell Stinger 19:46 - Hopeful Initiate 23:14 - Voldaren Bloodcaster 25:51 - Voltaic Visionary 28:14 - Fleeting Spirit 32:28 - Inspired Idea 34:54 - Hullbreaker Horror 41:38 - Wandering Mind 44:57 - Overcharged Amalgam 47:20 - Ascendant Packleader Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Nov 11

56 min 3 sec

It's only been one week of previews and there's already plenty of cards poised to shake up Standard. Gerry and Bryan choose some of their favorites to discuss their impact and get you ready for the biggest wedding of the year! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi http://arenadecklists.gg http://patreon.com/arenadecklists http://youtube.com/arenadecklists https://twitter.com/arenadecklists https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango

Nov 5

1 hr 14 min

This weekend’s qualifiers have everyone focused on Historic, and Bryan and Gerry are no exception. The guys have been tracking the metagame carefully, and while the Tier 0 of the format won’t surprise anyone who’s been paying attention, there are some last minute developments that have the potential to turn the format on its ear. Even if you’ve got your deck locked in, you can’t afford to skip this Historic run down! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Oct 28

1 hr 5 min

Many of you are gearing up for your first big Magic tournament in a long time, and you know Gerry and Bryan aren't going to leave you hanging. They've got plenty of thoughts to get you ready for SCG Con on every topic imaginable. Magic finance, Standard, Modern, and more--every thing you could possibly need to know before a trip to Roanoke is right here! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Oct 22

1 hr 34 min

Format changes are back on the menu, and this time, it’s Tibalt’s Trickery and Memory Lapse being put on ice. Where does this leave Historic now? Meanwhile, Worlds has come and gone, and a new champion has been crowned. Did he bring a new metagame along with him? All this, and all kinds of other strange things on this week’s Arena Decklists! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Oct 15

1 hr 7 min

Magic’s biggest tournament of the year is just around the corner, and we’ve got the decklists in our hands. Gerry and Bryan have picked their favorites for the tournament, but a brilliant piece of deckbuilding has both guys pulling for a dark horse competitor. What decks should you be laddering with before it’s too late? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Oct 8

1 hr 11 min

The Standard metagame is starting to take shape, and it's quickly dividing into contenders and pretenders. Two strategies in particular stand out above the rest, and Gerry and Bryan have plenty of thoughts on how to optimize the best decks. Don't miss the latest builds, sideboard tech, and strategies for Standard, alongside your usual dose of nonsense, all on this week's Arena Decklists! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Oct 1

1 hr 20 min

Rotation has finally come and the guys first review says (drumroll) it’s excellent! Underplayed cards, a metagame breakdown, and their takes on the best decks in the format are all here in this episode! Don’t miss it! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Sep 24

1 hr 10 min

Innistrad is finally here, and the boys are back with their spookiest set review ever. In keeping with the flavor of the season, they're counting down the top 13 cards in a set that they both feel has revitalized Standard. Find out what you need to craft today! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Sep 17

1 hr 9 min

The hits keep coming from Magic's newest set. Both Gerry and Bryan have some high praise for Innistrads design, and this jumbo-sized show goes over the many cards they just can't wait to get their hands on. Plus their early frontrunner for best card in the set is still flying way under the radar, are they delusional or ahead of the curve? Listen and find out! 1:12 - Adversary Cycle 12:33 - Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset 16:53 - Sigardian Savior 18:43 - Lier, Disciple of the Drowned 20:50 - Moonveil Regent 26:08 - The Meathook Massacre 29:09 - Tovolar's Huntmaster 31:07 - Florian, Voldaren Scion 33:45 - Katilda, Dawnhart Headwitch 37:04 - Rite of Harmony 43:43 - Slogurk, the Oversline 45:16 - Dire-Strain Rampage 47:30 - Old Stickfingers 49:38 - Can't Stay Away 51:26 - Ghoulcaller's Harvest 55:54 - Hostile Hostel 58:41 - Sacred Fire 1:00:02 - Rootcoil Creeper 1:01:06 - Memory Deluge 1:04:22 - Fateful Absence 1:06:17 - Faithful Mending 1:08:51 - Kessig Naturalist 1:10:33 - Sneak into Festival 1:12:08 - Augur of Autumn 1:14:30 - Willow Geist 1:17:28 - Deathbonnet Sprout 1:18:52 - Suspicious Stowaway 1:22:18 - Slaughter Specialist 1:24:00 - Falkenrath Pit Fighter 1:26:08 - Reckless Stormseeker 1:27:24 - Briarbridge Tracker 1:28:11 - Curse of Silence 1:31:12 - Fading Hope 1:32:50 - Cathartic Pyre 1:34:32 - Ambitious Farmhand 1:36:02 - Sunset Revelry 1:38:43 - Turn the Earth 1:41:31 - Delver of Secrets 1:42:13 - Thermo-Alchemist 1:47:05 - Eaten Alive Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Sep 10

1 hr 51 min

We’re back to preview season, and it’s time to turn our attention to a brand new Standard format! The guys give their breakdown of Innistrad’s “new” mechanics and let you know which of the new cards have them howling at the moon. Awoooooooo!!! Midnight Hunt Mechanics - 1:48 Dual lands - 8:46 Brutal Cathar - 12:09 Enduring Angel - 15:25 Doll Stitcher - 19:11 Secrets of the Key - 22:25 Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia - 29:59 Festival Crasher - 32:42 Snarling Wolf - 34:07 Tovolar, Dire Overlord - 35:51 Arlinn, the Pack's Hope - 38:21 Sigarda, Champion of Light - 41:01 Galvanic Iteration - 43:24 A Little Historic - 46:09 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Sep 3

1 hr 2 min

After a bit of a delay, Jumpstart: Historic Horizons is finally available on Magic: Arena, and Gerry and Bryan wasted no time getting to work. Day 1 was all about Vesperlark and Dragon’s Rage Channeler for the boys, and they’ve already starting forming some new rules of engagement for the format. All this, and reactions to this week’s big Magic announcements. 5:32 - 2021 Showcase 33:41 - Historic Horizons Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Aug 27

1 hr 5 min

Gerry and Bryan are taking advantage of a slow Magic week to take questions from their Patrons! What burning questions are on everyone’s mind? Listen and find out! arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Aug 13

2 hr

The digital ink hasn’t even dried on Jumpstart Modern Horizons, and it’s already time for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt! Good news, it’s come out of the gates firing. How did seven little cards get Gerry and Bryan so hyped? Plus, a final review and must craft list for Jumpstart Modern Horizons and… a heartfelt, sincere apology to WotC?!?! Triskadekaphile - 5:43 Consider - 7:17 Play With Fire - 14:00 Infernal Grasp - 17:13 Join the Dance - 19:54 Champion of the Perished - 22:52 Wrenn and Seven - 24:56 Jumpstart Historic Horizons Highlights - 33:05 Izzet Decks - 36:03 Other Archetypes - 40:19 Soulherder Decks - 45:19 Emry Artifact Decks - 47:58 Shamans - 50:31 Davriel Twin - 51:10 Archmage's Carm - 57:36 The Top 10 - 1:02:44 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Aug 6

1 hr 9 min

Yes, Jumpstart Historic Horizons is the name of a real Magic release in 2021, and it probably won’t shock you that the boys have thoughts on this one. They break down the addition of some of the strongest cards in Historic’s… history. Davriel's Withering - 28:46 Davriel, Soul Broker - 35:41 Longtusk Stalker - 42:02 Seasoned Pyromancer - 44:37 Managorger Phoenix - 45:25 Hardened Scales - 47:51 Kiora, the Tide's Fury - 49:47 Ranger-Captain of Eos - 51:25 Sarkhan, Wanderer to Shiv - 52:32 The First Sliver - 53:12 Yawgmoth, Thran Physician - 53:33 Bloodbraid Maruader - 54:17 Breya's Apprentice - 55:17 Chitterspitter - 55:44 Dark Salvation, Diregraf Colossus, Undead Auger - 55:56 Esper Sentinel, Thalia's Lieutenant - 56:46 Goblin Engineer- 57:31 Lonis, Cryptozoologist - 58:10 Nettlecyst - 59:46 Pool of Vigorous Growth - 1:00:02 Priest of Fell Rites - 1:01:34 Return to the Ranks - 1:01:51 Sanctum Weaver, Sterling Grove - 1:03:34 Subversive Acolyte - 1:05:56 Thought Monitor - 1:06:49 Tome of the Infinite - 1:07:20 Dragon's Rage Channeler - 1:08:35 Shoreline Scout - 1:10:57 Unholy Heat - 1:11:49 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Jul 30

1 hr 22 min

In a shocking and unexpected turn of events, Brainstorm has proven to be too good for Historic. Where does that leave things in Historic now? Is Izzet Phoenix still the deck to beat? Plus, a check in on Modern and Standard! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Jul 23

1 hr 14 min

Gerry and Bryan are enjoying their time in the Forgotten Realms, and both have been impressed with the quality of the decks they've been brewing up in Standard. Find out what cards they've been maximizing for the past week, and why they think there is still potential for a last minute format shake up. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Jul 16

1 hr 6 min

After a slow start, preview season eventually kicked into high gear and the guys are now singing AFR’s praises. This Top 10 list is loaded with cards that they believe can be big difference makers—even in the current high-powered Standard environment. Listen up and get a head start on Week 1 of new Standard! 00:47 - Worlds Talk 4:10 - Top 10 Warm Up 8:30 - Honorable Mention: Demilich 11:53 - Creature Lands 14:59 - Ebondeath, Dracolich 18:24 - Flameskull 20:06 - Loyal Warhound 23:18 - Grand Master of Flowers 27:57 - Prosperous Innkeeper 31:40 - Shambling Ghast 42:12 - Werewolf Pack Leader 45:15 - Iymrith, Desert Doom 50:26 - Orcus, Prince of Undeath Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Jul 9

1 hr

Thus far, our Adventures in The Forgotten Realms have been… well, forgettable. Gerry and Bryan are still doing their usual breakdown of the new cards, but very little has caught their eye for constructed play. Luckily this frees up plenty of time for a special guest, and Cedric Phillips is here to present his take on the Magic OP controversy. 00:11 - Cedric Brings the Heat 41:18 - Flavor Words 49:38 - Oswald Fiddlebender 51:03 - Blackstaff of Waterdeep 52:30 - You See A Guard Approach 53:10 - Contact Another Plane 54:52 - Shambling Ghast 56:02 - Gelatinous Cube 57:18 - Flameskull 58:30 - Minion of the Mighty 1:00:03 - Zalto, Fire Giant Duke 1:00:36 - Zariel, Archduke of Avernus 1:02:10 - Circle of Dreams Druid 1:02:53 - Werewolf Pack Leader 1:04:17 - Varis, Silverymoon Ranger 1:06:01 - Orcus, Prince of Undeath 1:08:08 - Triumphant Adventurer 1:09:32 - Volo, Guide to Monsters 1:11:35 - Kalain, Reclusive Painter 1:12:34 - Demilich 1:16:27 - Creature lands Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Jul 2

1 hr 29 min

Make no mistake about it, the boys are fired up this week! With Wizards retroactively cutting prize support for the second time in the midst of their most profitable run ever, Gerry and Bryan are taking the gloves off and letting you know what they really think of the unfettered greed seeping its way into their favorite game. Also, some stuff about new Magic sets and Modern. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Jun 25

1 hr 14 min

Gerry T has been living in the queues since Modern Horizons 2 dropped, and he’s whipped up the best version of the best deck. The combination of Asmor and Urza’s Saga is this set’s Hogaak, and if you want to win in Modern, you owe it to yourself to learn how Gerry has positioned this deck for success. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Jun 18

1 hr 11 min

Gerry and Bryan are back together and looking at the Modern Horizons 2 cards that have flipped the format upside down. How long do they think Urza’s Saga will last? What cards are over and underrated right now? Why is Bryan so upset about last week’s episode? Tune in and find out! 5:24 - Time Warp Banning 14:00 - Constructed Talks 17:15 - Urza's Saga / Asmor Decks 31:22 - Dauthi Voidwalker 35:30 - Esper Sentinel 36:51 - Dragon's Rage Channeler/Ragavan 42:48 - Counterspell 46:02 - Murktide Regent 47:55 - Kaldra Compleat 49:29 - Shardless Agent 55:49 - Scion of Draco / Territorial Kavu 58:58 - Vindicate 1:00:51 - Ignoble Hierarch 1:01:50 - Imperial Recruiter 1:07:34 - Solitude Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Jun 11

1 hr 15 min

Bryan is off this week, so @cedricaphillips makes a guest appearance. Rather than do a boring set review, they share untold stories about some of the reprints from Modern Horizons 2. Braids: 1:00:29 Upheaveal: 1:06:20 Patriarch's Bidding: 1:10:17 Imperial Recruiter: 1:22:15 Solitary Confinement: 1:27:31 Yavimaya Elder: 1:32:47 Quirion Ranger: 1:41:20 Shardless Agent: 1:46:38 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Jun 4

2 hr 3 min

Things are heating up in Modern Horizons 2 preview season, and Gerry and Bryan are spending plenty of time breaking down the hottest new prints. Find out what cards are about to change the face of Modern forever! Plus, a disagreement so intense that Bryan threatens to leave the podcast?!?! Solitude - 10:52 Esper Sentinel - 17:08 Svyelun, God of Sea and Sky - 20:06 Subtlety - 22:09 Persist - 25:44 Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer - 32:58 Calibrated Blast - 36:33 Obsidian Charmaw - 39:01 Dragon's Rage Channeler - 42:17 Ignoble Hierarch - 46:33 Gaea's Will - 49:40 Territorial Kavu - 50:57 General Ferrous Rokiric - 53:26 Asmor - 56:32 Priest of Fell Rites - 1:04:34 Grist, the Hunger Tide - 1:08:01 Sword of Hearth and Home - 1:11:27 Scion of Draco - 1:13:03 Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth - 1:15:28 REPRINTS Enchantress's Presence - 1:19:03 Sterling Grove - 1:19:03 Solitary Confinement - 1:19:03 Upheaval - 1:19:03 Flame Rift - 1:19:03 Quirion Ranger - 1:19:03 Imperial Recruiter - 1:19:03 Goblin Bombardment - 1:19:03 Patriarch's Bidding - 1:19:03 Zuran Orb - 1:19:03 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

May 28

1 hr 26 min

Somehow this week has provided the guys with new cards from three different sets to talk about! Historic Anthology 5, Modern Horizons 2, and D&D: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms are all explored with that classic Arena Decklists lens. No matter what format you’re focused on, this monster cast has something for you! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

May 21

1 hr 36 min

With Wizards of the Coast again taking a hammer to organized play, the guys are left weighing in on yet another cataclysmic change to the Magic landscape. Did they really discuss ending the podcast? Do they have any optimism that this could actually be a good thing? Join the boys as they progress through however many stages of grief there are, and mourn the passing of this latest incarnation of professional Magic. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

May 14

1 hr 3 min

Get ready for a little bit of everything as Gerry and Bryan talk through a huge day of announcements! They’re not only taking their first look at Modern Horizons 2, but there’s even a few cards from the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons crossover to discuss. All this and the usual “everything else” on this week’s episode! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

May 7

1 hr 21 min

Strixhaven’s initial appearance on the Standard stage didn’t really blow anyone’s socks off, but beneath a static top of the metagame, Gerry and Bryan see some potential. They’ve bonded over a love for a surprise deck that you won’t see coming, and they’re still holding on to hope that Sacrifice decks are starting to figure things out. If you’re not satisfied with the status quo, let Gerry and Bryan guide you forward! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi 15:12 - Sultai Titans' Nest 33:37 - Dimir Rogues 43:40 - Adventures Decks/Izzet Dragons 52:11 - Mono-Red 53:39 - Mono-White 58:14 - Cycling 1:00:38 - Rakdos Sacrifice 1:16:40 - Transmogrify arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Apr 30

1 hr 36 min

A little something for everyone in this episode, as Gerry and Bryan check in with the latest Modern league on Magic Online, but also spend plenty of time checking in with Standard, Historic, and telling stories about the good old days like the out of touch geriatrics that they are. Two full hours of Strixhaven goodness, ready to be beamed directly into your earballs! https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-league-2021-04-20 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Living End - 23:25 Sultai Midrange - 26:12 Infect - 28:34 Lantern - 30:08 Yorion Enigmatic Incarnation - 32:01 Neoform - 36:52 Esper Control - 41:26 Gruul Valakut - 43:10 Nivmagus Elemental - 47:08 Winota - 51:28 Storm - 52:15 Dredge - 54:48 Jeskai Control - 59:57 Amulet - 1:03:30 Ad Nauseam - 1:04:56 Gruul Prison - 1:26:31 Yorion Fires - 1:09:36 Prowess - 1:15:53 Eternal Command - 1:22:28 Sultai - 1:28:47 U/W Tron - 1:38:40 Yawgmoth Combo - 1:48:17 Grixis Lurrus - 1:54:32 Kiki Chord - 1:58:37 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Apr 24

2 hr 6 min

Gerry and Bryan have spent their first post-Strixhaven day on the ladder, and results are surprising! Is there really a card that might have what it takes to reshape Standard? Meanwhile, Historic is a brand new format, and they think they're onto the best deck there too. Let their labor save your wildcards! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Early Access - 2:55 Plumb the Forbidden - 11:45 Sedgemoor Witch - 26:40 Sultai is the litmus test - 31:09 Selesnya Magecraft - 32:16 Blade Historian - 35:33 U/R Dragons - 43:04 Historic - 45:24 Izzet Phoenix - 51:11 Time Warp - 1:01:14 Inquisition of Kozilek - 1:04:54 Mind's Desire - 1:06:20 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Apr 17

1 hr 14 min

For the first time in podcast history, Gerry and Bryan are at a loss when it comes to ranking the cards in a new set! Why did the boys pass on making a Top 10 list this go around? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Velomachus Lorehold - 7:12 Galazeth Prismari - 11:33 Beledros Witherbloom - 14:34 Blade Historian - 17:43 Multiple Choice - 21:03 Sedgemoor Witch - 22:04 Callous Bloodmage - 25:05 Expressive Iteration - 26:10 Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios - 34:46 Mila, Crafty Companion - 41:49 Tempted by the Oriq - 44:56 Elite Spellbinder - 47:09 Professor of Symbology - 49:27 Emergent Sequence - 52:35 Mavinda, Students’ Advocate - 54:59 Unwilling Ingredient - 1:04:09 Eureka Moment - 1:07:06 Daemogoth Titan - 1:10:58 The Biblioplex - 1:13:54 Codie, Vociferous Codex - 1:16:09 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Apr 9

1 hr 21 min

Strixhaven's Mystical Archive is about to revolutionize the Historic format, and that means that one Top 10 list just won't cut it for this set. Gerry and Bryan are letting you know the ten (or more) cards that are about to change everything. No Historic player can afford to skip this episode! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Mystical Archive pre-bans - 5:48 Honorable mentions - 13:46 #10 - 25:15 #9 - 29:18 #8 - 35:05 #7 - 37:45 #6 - 42:47 #5 - 46:59 #4 - 50:46 #3 - 53:18 #2 - 56:55 #1 - 1:10:17 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Apr 3

1 hr 24 min

Preview season already!?! No complaints here, as the guys get to reviewing both the new cards in Strixhaven and the reprints about to hit the Historic format. Plus, the debut of Arena iOS and how the guys anticipate their gaming habits will be influenced. Spoiler: it’s toilet Magic. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Arena on IOS - 0:27 New dual lands - 19:11 Commands - 27:04 Quandrix Command - 33:04 Professor Onyx - 40:10 Rowan and Will - 45:26 Kasmina, Enigma Sage - 52:57 Professor of Symbology - 56:00 Shadrix Silverquill - 1:05:58 Mystical Archive - 1:14:46 Time Warp - 1:30:53 Abundant Harvest - 1:32:13 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Mar 26

1 hr 38 min

With big events coming up and a couple of key new prints impacting the format, it’s time to take another look at Historic. The guys are breaking down the format in their classic style, letting you know what they think of the usual suspects and trying to identify what has the potential to be the next big thing. Hint: it’s Death’s Shadow. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Death's Shadow - 8:44 Dealing with Shadow mirrors - 29:17 Company decks - 35:16 Angels - 39:40 Goblins - 42:39 Elves - 44:25 Vampires - 49:17 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Mar 19

1 hr

It's been a while, but with a return to live Magic creeping slowly closer, the guys decided it was time to check back in on everyone's least/most favorite format: Modern! There are a lot of questions to be answered such as: where did all these Slivers come from? What does Bryan have against Lightning Skelementals? And is it finally time to put our Primeval Titans to rest? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Scapeshift - 1:21 Mono-White Martyr - 7:29 Bring to Light - 8:17 Living End - 10:26 Goblins - 12:49 Bring to Light Scapeshift - 15:32 Burn - 18:46 Yawgmoth Combo - 21:08 Jeskai Polymorph - 25:38 Grixis Prowess - 28:47 Amulet - 31:35 Selesnya Company - 35:12 80 card D&T - 40:19 Colossus Hammer - 44:49 Dimir Control - 47:48 Bryan's finance habits - 55:53 Golgari Midrange - 1:07:17 Oops All Spells - 1:09:42 Selesnya Company - 1:15:45 Twin - 1:22:20 Azorius Control - 1:28:43 Ad Nauseam - 1:30:10 Elves - 1:32:50 Grixis Control - 1:34:12 Mono-Green Eldrazi - 1:37:11 Slivers - 1:39:03 Mono-Red Midrange - 1:42:53 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Mar 13

1 hr 47 min

After a weekend of play at the highest level, Standard revealed that it still had some new tricks up its sleeve. What deck spent the weekend moving forward by going back in time? What under-respected archetype is just waiting to reward you for mastering it? How come no one is talking about Dredge in Standard? Add in some thoughts on parenting from two guys who couldn’t care for a potted plant, and you’ve got another can’t miss episode on your hands! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Mar 6

1 hr 13 min

Another day, another huge announcement from Wizards of the Coast, and to the surprise of no one Gerry and Bryan are... fine with it? Are we sure this is right? Why are the guys happily taking their Magic cards to Mordor and beyond? Plus, a look at the decks currently dominating Standard, and an impassioned defense of Nickelback. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Wizards news announcement - 0:57 Nickelback discussion - 3:08 D&D set - 9:27 Is there an IP you're hoping for? - 22:40 Standard - 28:06 Naya Adventures - 37:21 Mono-Red Snow - 46:42 Mono-White - 51:54 Rogues - 1:00:15 Sultai - 1:05:02 Rakdos - 1:05:50 Temur Obosh - 1:08:01 Dimir Rogues - 1:18:18 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Feb 26

1 hr 23 min

In an Arena Decklists first, Gerry and Bryan turn their attention to Magic's greatest format--Limited! They're here to get you prepared for this weekend's Kaldheim Sealed Arena Open. If you're looking to take home that sweet $2,000 dollar prize, you can't afford to sit this episode out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Arena Open Entry & Payout Options - 1:51 Play vs Draw - 8:00 Sideboarding - 19:55 Risk vs Reward in Deckbuilding - 36:58 Kaldheim Sealed - 51:11 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Feb 18

1 hr 54 min

Sweeping change has come to almost every Magic format, and Uro (and some of its most notorious pals) have been left out in the cold. Where do we go from here? Let Gerry and Bryan tell you in this special bonus episode! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Why did it take so long? - 1:46 Historic - 6:51 Pioneer - 12:44 Modern - 17:52 Legacy - 36:22 Vintage - 52:36 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Feb 16

54 min 46 sec

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Sultai just might be the best deck in Standard. However, Gerry and Bryan are more optimistic about their chances of fighting back this time, and they’re here to highlight a bevy of decks that might have what it takes to compete. Plus, breaking news and Bryan browbeats Gerry into teaching everyone Sealed for the upcoming Arena Open! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: How broken was Modern? - 7:15 Uro Ban announcement - 9:57 Possible sealed episode? - 18:32 Standard - 32:59 Sultai Ultimatum - 35:20 Temur Adventures - 51:28 Mono-Blue - 55:07 Mono-Red - 1:02:54 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Feb 12

1 hr 11 min

The first decks of Kaldheim Standard have arrived and you know Gerry and Bryan can’t wait to dive in. Come explore the innovations (and conspicuous absences) from the first Magic Online league! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Boros Showdown - 6:14 Rogues - 8:18 Mono-Green - 11:47 Gruul - 16:47 Rakdos Sacrifice - 21:07 Mardu Pyromancer - 24:36 Mono-White - 30:16 Naya Showdown - 37:01 Dimir Control - 46:15 Boros Showdown - 51:06 Temur Ramp - 59:14 Mono-Red - 1:02:38 Cycling - 1:07:25 Mono-White - 1:09:23 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Feb 5

1 hr 20 min

No sleep. No food. No Genshin Impact or Teamfight Tactics. The boys lived on Magic Arena for the first day of Kaldheim’s release, and they’re already seeing the trends emerge. What has impressed and what has come up short? What important principles must deckbuilders keep in mind? Why is Haste the keyword you need to focus on right now? The answers are all here! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Jan 30

1 hr 7 min

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Gerry and Bryan’s Top 10 list of the best cards in Kaldheim is here! Plus a bonus look at their Top 5 commons and uncommons in the set. Not to go full clickbait, but their number one card might shock you! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Commons & uncommons - 4:05 Honorable mentions - 4:26 #5 - 6:46 #4 - 7:42 #3 - 9:43 #2 - 10:56 #1 - 13:59 Rare honorable mentions - 18:01 #10 - 30:43 #9 - 37:25 #8 - 46:17 #7 - 48:40 #6 - 50:55 #5 - 54:15 #4 - 56:02 #3 - 58:34 #2 - 1:02:34 #1 - 1:09:55 Gerry's Aeon Chronicler story - 1:24:21 2007 Nationals Decklists: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/event-coverage/decklists-top-8-decks-2007-07-28 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Jan 22

1 hr 36 min

After a less than stellar start to the preview season, the last few days have brought some exciting new cards to Kaldheim. As always, the boys are following their own path, and there are a lot of hyped cards that they’re ready to completely pass on. At the same time, they’re starting to identify a couple cards giving off “broken” vibes. Listen and find out where your favorites fall! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Reidane, God of Justice - 0:30 Starnheim Unleashed - 10:25 Usher of the Fallen - 14:30 Ascendant Spirit - 16:51 Cosmos Charger - 20:55 Duskwielder - 24:03 Burning-Rune Demon - 26:25 Egon, God of Death - 29:03 Eradicator Valkyrie - 33:56 Skemfar Avenger - 36:06 Blood on the Snow - 37:11 Quakebringer - 41:52 Goldspan Dragon - 44:58 Jorn, God of Winter - 49:07 Esika, God of the Tree - 54:41 Esika's Chariot - 59:35 In Search of Greatness - 1:02:08 Battle of Frost and Fire - 1:08:09 Firja's Punishment - 1:09:25 Kardur's Vicious Return - 1:12:55 Waking the Trolls - 1:15:55 Harald, King of Skemfar - 1:17:24 Harald Unites the Elves - 1:18:36 Karfell Port - 1:24:57 Surtland Frozenflame - 1:27:38 The World Tree - 1:28:42 Faceless Haven - 1:33:42 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Jan 16

1 hr 36 min

Magic’s newest set continues its preview season, and we’re starting to get to the good stuff. Some of these cards are being dramatically misevaluated right now, and Gerry and Bryan are here to set the record straight. Get your head start in new Standard! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Snow lands - 3:38 Frost Bite - 7:26 Niko Aris - 8:47 Valki, God of Lies - 15:41 Invasion of the Giants - 23:20 Glimpse the Cosmos - 27:06 Binding the Old Gods - 31:06 Behold the Multiverse - 33:44 Sigrid, God-Favored - 37:57 Masked Vandal - 40:16 Elvish Warmaster - 41:54 Alrund, God of the Cosmos - 44:22 Alrund's Epiphany - 48:10 Old-Growth Troll - 50:55 Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider - 54:16 Koll, the Forgemaster - 56:58 Reflections of Littjara - 58:12 Question of the week - 1:12:30 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Jan 8

1 hr 21 min

The New Year is upon us, and that means it’s time to bid a not so fond farewell to 2020. What better way to do so than spending a couple hours with the guys as they go over their favorites (and least favorites) from the past year. Magic, movies, music, and more... it’s all in this mammoth episode! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Top 5 MTG players - 7:08 What will MTG look like in the future - 11:30 Top 5 card of 2020 - 20:03 Top 5 formats - 34:33 Top 5 video games - 44:19 Top 5 anime - 59:58 Top 5 tv shows - 1:05:05 Top 5 albums - 1:16:26 Top 5 movies - 1:23:02 Top 5 books - 1:24:45 Top 5 least favorite cards - 1:40:18 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Jan 1

1 hr 55 min

It’s the most magical time of the year... preview season!! A whole host of exciting new Magic cards have the guys feeling festive. Hear their takes on what cards are destined to shake up your favorite formats. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Historic - 1:25 Halvar, God of Battle - 5:13 Pathways - 13:10 Kaya the Inexorable - 18:30 Magda, Brazan Outlaw - 25:12 Toski, Bearer of Secrets - 32:14 Sarulf, Realm Eater - 36:56 Showdown of Skalds - 45:33 Realmwalker - 47:11 Pyre of Heroes - 52:04 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Dec 2020

59 min 11 sec

Hope you’re ready for an episode that’s been years in the making! Before she leaves for Wizards of the Coast, Emma Handy makes her long overdue Arena Decklists debut to talk about Magic content as both a creator and consumer. Whether you’re looking to get in the content creation game yourself, or just increase the benefit derived from the media you follow, there’s something in this episode for everyone. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango

Dec 2020

1 hr 49 min