The Dive Down

Explorer’s First Ban & More Pioneer Testing

This week's episode starts with Dave telling a shaggy dog story while fumbling through the Seinfeld theme on his bass — so you know it's going to be a loose one. Fortunately, Shane and Stan quickly bring the three friends back on track (within the first 4 minutes, we swear) and take us all through Winota's ban in Explorer, four different challenges across Modern and Pioneer, and finally some of their testing results with Winota and Izzet Phoenix in Pioneer. Stan rolls to a non-interactive 4-1. Shane can't stop shreddin. Dave can't stop slappin the bass.

The Break Down, I: Winota's Gone in Explorer!

The Break Down, II: Kicking Bass in a Bunch of Challenges

The Dive Down: Winota's Here in Pioneer! So is Phoenix!

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5:40 - Housekeeping

8:46 - The Break Down begins - The first Explorer bans

17:11 - Saturday's Pioneer Challenge

28:49 - Sunday's Pioneer Challenge

35:30 - Cool Decks, Inc - Pioneer ed.

38:48 - Saturday's Modern Challenge

46:23 - Sunday's Modern Challenge

52:26 - Public Smelling Stories

55:58 - The Dive Down - Stan's hot takes on Winota

1:00:16 - Fable of the Mirror breaker is a protection spell

1:04:00 - Esika's Chariot = Splinter Twin

1:06:58 - Deck mull good

1:09:25 - Enablers are good

1:12:05 - Modern vs. Pioneer gameplay discussion

1:20:05 - Shane casts blue and red cards

1:34:00 - Shane's thoughts on Izzet Phoenix in Explorer

1:41:56 - Stan cracks a pack

1:44:35 - Closing out

Links from this week's episode:

May 11 B&R:

Saturday's Pio Challenge:

Sunday's Pio Challenge:

Saturday's Modern Challenge:

Sunday's Modern Challenge:

Naya Winota in Pioneer:

Izzet Phoenix in Explorer:

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