Episode 135: Modern ManaTraders and Metagamers

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This week we do a deep dive into some STATS. We look at the big ManaTraders event from last weekend - what decks made it to the swiss, and how did they perform? We even get a tournament report from the one host who qualified! Following that, we take a look at the evolving Modern metagame from the last 3 weeks of tournament data to see how the format is shaking out.

The Break Down: Historic What?
The Dive Down: Crashing ManaTraders
The Dive Down, cont: Hammer Seems Good

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Timestamps:
2:31 - Housekeeping
3:35 - The Break Down begins - Historic Changes are Afoot!
15:15 - The Historic Horizons leak
28:45 - The ManaTraders Modern Event
30:50 - The ManaTraders Modern Meta
44:44 - The MT Top 8
51:40 - Fighting HammerTime
53:40 - Stan's Footfalls Tournament Report
1:08:57 - A Look at the Competitive Modern Meta
1:17:15 - Looking More Closely at the Top Modern Decks
1:31:40 - What's Not at the Top?
1:34:35 - Takes on the Meta
1:41:40 - Closing Ou

Links from this week's episode:
Bamzing's ManaTraders breakdown: https://www.reddit.com/r/ModernMagic/comments/oqhs4y/manatraders_series_modern_decklists_july_2021/
WIll Krueger's HammerTime writeup: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13NtaEE5xyhElk68kxcI9XYteWw6Je-hlXzik64otj3U/edit

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