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KYT and Derek welcome GP Detroit top 4 semi-finalist Dan Lanthier back to the show, and are joined by Edgar Magalhaes to discuss what they each gained and learned from Team Unified Modern, the changes to the Pro Tour for 2019, and then look at some of the previewed Guilds of Ravnica cards.

  • (00:02:04) What happened to Dan Lanthier in GP Detroit this past weekend? How did his team approach Team Unified Modern for the tournament?
  • (00:08:16) How did Dan arrive at the split of countermagic for his UW Control deck? Anything he would change going forward? Is the deck recommended against Humans? How did the team feel about their decks? What else did Dan get from this tournament?
  • (00:19:58) What did Edgar get from GP Detroit? How did his team select the decks they chose? What did they learn about Thoughtseize in their testing? Would Dan and Edgar play the format again?
  • (00:34:49) How does Derek feel about last week’s announcement for 6 Pro Tours in 2019? How does it affect new Gold pro Edgar Magalhaes?
  • (00:43:36) Is Assassin’s Trophy as crazy good as it looks? Is it really the death knell for Modern Tron? How good will it be in Standard? What other cards might be good in Standard? What new mechanic does Derek want to play with most?

Your hosts on Twitter:
Kar Yung Tom – @KYTmagic
Derek Pite – @misplacedginger
Edgar Magalhaes – @EdgarMTG
Dan Lanthier – @DanLanthier

First Strike is a Magic: The Gathering debate-style podcast hosted that discusses the week’s hottest competitive and social topics of the game.