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(00:02:04) Did Shawn and team really bring three Hogaak decks for the SCG Team Modern Open? How hard was it to fight through the collective graveyard hate? Would Shawn have played the same list, looking back? Or is Phoenix still the best deck in Modern? Is Force of Vigor in Bridgevine the key to pushing past the hate?
(00:17:18) Would Jonathan play Neoform or Hogaak if he had a big tournament tomorrow?
(00:23:01) What does it mean to be on the MOCS leaderboard? Why did Tangrams choose to play the all-in RB Burn on the MTGO Modern premier event this past weekend?
(00:38:21) What card from Hogaak Bridgevine might get banned? Should all Modern decks play 2 graveyard hate cards maindeck and 4-6 in the side?
(00:47:48) Top 5 Core Set 2020 cards for Standard:
Elliot: Leyline of Abundance, Risen Reef, Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord, Field of the Dead, Nightpack Ambusher Jonathan: Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord, Icon of Ancestry, Vivien, Arkbow Ranger, Shifting Ceratops, Risen Reef Tangrams: Leyline of Abundance, Salvager of Ruin, Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord, +(Mox Amber, Teshar, Ancestor’s Apostle)
(01:02:27) Why is Nissa, Who Shakes the World not being played as a 4-of lately?
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