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KYT, Derek, and Andy are joined by Shaheen Soorani, who first predicted on First Strike last year that KCI would be the piece to be banned from that deck. How will Modern look without KCI, how will Standard look after this weekend, and is playing on MtG Arena better than MTGO?
(00:02:07) How does it feel for Shaheen to be right about KCI? Is it time for Stoneforge Mystic to be unbanned? What’s next to dominate Modern, now that KCI is gone? How does Shaheen’s beloved Blue-White fit into the new metagame right now?
(00:14:47) What is Shaheen’s take on Wilderness Reclamation in Standard? Will it break the Fog archetype? Is there a control deck that can be played in Standard, like Esper Control?
(00:28:32) What decks has Andy been impressed by in the new Standard? What has Derek been seeing so far? Why does he think Sultai is the best deck even against the Fog decks. Is Hydroid Krasis the best card of the set for Standard? Why isn’t Judith, the Scourge Diva making a splash in Standard yet?
(00:46:07) Who from the show is playing Standard on MtG Arena? How does the Arena Standard experience compare to MTGO?
(00:54:31) With so many questions surrounding the pro system changes, what is there to drive competitive players like Shaheen?
(01:00:13) Any early lessons about Limited that can be brought to Grand Prix New Jersey?
First Strike is a Magic: The Gathering debate-style podcast hosted that discusses the week’s hottest competitive and social topics of the game.