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The Dive Down is a podcast focused on Magic: The Gathering's Modern, Pioneer, and Historic formats, with the casual spike in mind. Each week your hosts Dave, Shane, and Stanislav discuss decks, events, and level-up topics related to the latest non-rotating formats. Proudly sponsored by ManaTraders, the best Magic card rental service for both Magic Online and paper! Get 15% off your first 3 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "thedivedown" Downl ...
 
MTG Pro Tutor is a top rated Magic: The Gathering podcast and here's why: professional Magic players and community notables share their origin stories twice a week (Tue & Fri) and impart actionable tips you can use the next time you sit down to play. Learn from the wealth of experience they've built through hours of practice and playing against hundreds of opponents and start seeing improvements in your own skill right away. Don't you hate feeling like you play and play and don’t improve? Su ...
 
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So what next? This week The Three Friends talk about each of our favorite formats in the wake of what some have claimed is the biggest set of bans in MTG history. Is it? We don't know. BUT. We do know that there's new (and old) stuff going on in Modern, Historic, and Pioneer. We will be giving you a Break Down of ALL THREE formats, talk about our e…
 
Well, those were some bans. And we're here to talk about them, with our regular guest host Evart Moughon, aka Aspiringspike. We first discuss the big bans in Modern, Pioneer, and Historic, then head into the Dive Down to talk about what these changes mean for the formats themselves. The Break Down: They Really Really Did It The Dive Down: The Face …
 
This week's a funny one. We set out to test some of the most recent winning decks featuring Kaldheim cards, in order to grade them on our (patent-pending) S/B/H rating system. Then, in the span of a few days, the Modern landscape shifted under our feet! So we'll still talk about those winning decks, but also about the communities iteration on Casca…
 
Kaldheim is out, which means there's a bunch of new great, fair decks for us to explore in our favorite formats! Hold on, I'm being handed a note.... oh wait there's some more ways to win on turn 1, as well... So this week we're testing some of the cards and decks that people are talking about, and reporting back with our findings. Before that we c…
 
This week we Dive Down into Gruul Aggro in Historic. After a strong representation and showing in the recent MPL and Rivals Historic weekend events, Gruul looks to be the tier 1 aggro deck in the format. We guide you through deck construction, piloting the deck, and playing against it! Before that, we walk through a meta breakdown on the past month…
 
We head back to Kaldheim for more spoiler takes, this time joined by regular guest host Evart Moughon, aka Aspiring Spike! What cards have what it takes to make an impact in Magic's non-rotating formats? We don't really know, but we have some thoughts... We also discuss the recent MPL and Rivals Historic weekend events, and break down the current m…
 
In our latest bonus episode, Modern streamer and Pyro Prison stalwart FluffyWolf2 joins us for a conversation about earning a reputation for championing a single deck, the state of Modern, and lessons learned streaming MTGO. Find Fluffy at: twitch.tv/fluffywolf2 twitter.com/fluffywolf2 fluffywolf2.com Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http…
 
The first batch of Kaldheim spoilers have dropped, and we're here to provide our patent-pending hot takes. We answer important questions like: what Izzet card will Stan overrate, what Green 5-drop will Shane think just might work, and what reasonable stance will Dave take on every card we discuss? Prior to that we finish up our mutual journey throu…
 
This week we asked our patrons to tell us what deck to do our next dive on, and they chose one of the up-and-comers of Modern: Hammer Time. And what do you know, it performed incredibly well at the ManaTraders Modern Tournament and put 4 decks into the latest Challenge top 8. What timing! We first go deep on the ManaTraders tourny, then head into t…
 
2020 is a year that did, in fact, happen. And we are here to talk about the year of Magic: The Gathering and our place in it. And maybe make fun of our bad takes. We review Modern, Pioneer, and Historic through 2020, talk about our favorite (and least favorit cards) from the year, review our best (and worst) picks to click, and more! Thanks for you…
 
This week we take a journey into the ManaTraders Modern Tournament Series. We talk about the decks we played with and against, potential mental and strategic approaches to events like these, and some hot hot takes about Modern and Magic. We also spend some time talking about Stan's recent successes, and the first batch of Kaldheim spoilers! The Bre…
 
This week The Dive Down goes back to Historic. After bursting out briefly in song, the crew breaks down the metagame from last weekend's SCG Satellite Tournaments and reels in shock from one or two insights. Dave manages to make a recap of the Arena Open all about him. Stan is unsurprised. Shane is amused. After that we dive down into three of the …
 
Sponsored by Coolstuffinc.com! You can find our Podcast and many more great strategy articles and videos by visiting www.coolstuffinc.com In this episode we breakdown the most important steps you should take while preparing for a tournament and common pitfalls to avoid. https://www.patreon.com/planeswalkerdiaries https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podca…
 
It's time for another top-tier Patron request episode! This time, long-time citizen of the nation Sean asked us to talk about tribal decks. We cover the history of tribes in Magic, common aspects of tribal decks, and do a Sleeve/Believe/Heave of some of the less popular tribes of Modern. Prior to that, we spend a long time breaking down the Histori…
 
In this episode we break down all of the decks in Historic and give reasons to play them or avoid them. Sponsored by Coolstuffinc.com! You can find our Podcast and many more great strategy articles and videos by visiting www.coolstuffinc.com https://www.patreon.com/planeswalkerdiaries https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/planeswalker-diaries/id149…
 
Sponsored by Coolstuffinc.com! You can find our Podcast and many more great strategy articles and videos by visiting www.coolstuffinc.com In this episode we are joined by Tomas https://www.patreon.com/planeswalkerdiaries https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/planeswalker-diaries/id1497259177 https://open.spotify.com/episode/4cTDlJ4GhlkoPJo7YmglJc h…
 
For the first week of our NEXT 100 episodes, we finally took the plunge into Magic Arena's non-rotating format: Historic. We will help you understand how to assess and buy into Historic, what the decks and meta are like, what playing on Arena is like, and our thoughts on if Best of One is really Magic.... Enjoy the beginning of a new podcast advent…
 
In this Episode we take a break from the usual metagame breakdowns and talk about some of our favorite MTG stories and share things from our life. Sponsored by Coolstuffinc.com! You can find our Podcast and many more great strategy articles and videos by visiting www.coolstuffinc.com In this episode we breakdown last weekends tournaments. What deck…
 
Sponsored by Coolstuffinc.com! You can find our Podcast and many more great strategy articles and videos by visiting www.coolstuffinc.com In this episode we breakdown last weekends tournaments. What decks we think are good in Historic and Standard and we dive into the latest Magic Online Championship drama. https://www.patreon.com/planeswalkerdiari…
 
It's Episode 100, so we pulled out all the stops for a live streamed recording of mini-dives into the 100 most important/cool/powerful decks of Modern, from inception to today. That's... a lot of decks! Join us for an extra-long episode full of fun and surprises! We would have never made it to 100 episodes without the ongoing engagement and generou…
 
We took things a little easy this week as we prepare for the big episode 100 live stream, and asked The Dive Down Nation to prompt us with: "What's your favorite ____?" We got a TON of awesome questions, so thank you, Nation! We talk about our favorite spells, overheard conversations, books, draft formats, and more. Prior to that we have an install…
 
Today we talk about what makes Gruul Aggro the best deck in Standard. https://www.patreon.com/planeswalkerdiaries https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/planeswalker-diaries/id1497259177 https://open.spotify.com/episode/4cTDlJ4GhlkoPJo7YmglJc https://www.twitch.tv/jasonfleurant https://www.twitch.tv/sethmanfieldmtg https://www.twitch.tv/danytlaw…
 
In this episode we breakdown our experiences in last weekend's tournaments and talk about which decks we think are good picks going into this weekend. https://www.patreon.com/planeswalkerdiaries https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/planeswalker-diaries/id1497259177 https://open.spotify.com/episode/4cTDlJ4GhlkoPJo7YmglJc https://www.twitch.tv/jason…
 
We spend this week looking at an up-and-coming deck in Modern: Mono-White Taxes. We spend some time looking at the history of Taxes decks, how this deck works, and if we think it's actually that good. Before that we breeze through some Modern Challenge and Qualifier results from Magic Online. The Break Down: Challenging Tournaments The Dive Down: C…
 
In our latest bonus episode, musician and comedian MTGRemy joins us for a conversation about making Magic-inspired parody songs and sketches for YouTube. Remy's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/mtgremy Remy's Twitter: https://twitter.com/mtgremy Remy's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mtgremy Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.pa…
 
On the one year anniversary of Pioneer, we give the format a performance review. We look at what happened over the last year, and what are the Goals, Obstacles, Opportunities, and Decisions that we can evaluate and make for the newest competitive Magic format. The Break Down: A Call From Corporate The Dive Down: A History Lesson The Dive Down, cont…
 
This week Stan and Shane pair up to explore what can make Magic great, and why Modern has been a fan favorite in 2020. Before that, we look at a quartet of Modern and Pioneer challenges to see where the meta is headed. The Break Down: Breaking it Down The Dive Down: Building it Up The Wind Down: Moving it Around Become a citizen of The Dive Down Na…
 
In this episode we speak to one of the largest Magic the Gathering Youtube Content Creators Covert Go Blue. We speak about the differences in playing Best of one compared to Best of three and we dive into our choices for the best decks in Standard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFlqo7weXxk https://www.patreon.com/planeswalkerdiaries https://podca…
 
In this episode we speak with Grand Final Winner Austin Bursavich about what it was like preparing for and winning the Grand Final. We also discuss the recent bannings in Standard and Historic and what they mean for the formats. https://mtgmelee.com/Tournament/Control/3863 https://www.patreon.com/planeswalkerdiaries https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/po…
 
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