This week we get into our Throne of Eldraine spoiler talk. We reviewed 27 cards that felt like Johnny Combo potential. Let us know what you’re brewing by hitting us up by email, on Twitter, or on Reddit.
What kind of janky Johnny podcast would we be if we didn’t take a crack at Niv-Mizzet Reborn?
Ultimately there are a lot of ways to try to build around this beast of a card, but one thing is sure, you need a balance of guild cards in order to get a real payoff. This week Lydia went for a 5-color control variant that we think you’ll enjoy.
Step into the ring with JJ’s 1-2 combo deck, Punch Thud Love. Built around the vague sense that JJ wishes [[Fling]] was still in standard, we have to make do with [[Gravitic Punch]], which is excellent because of Jump-Start, and [[Thud]] which thrives on the single mana cost. The key to a good fling-style deck … Continue reading Punch Thud Love
If you ever find yourself sick of the same old decks in the same old meta, we have the deck for you: hate on all of them equally with Color Screw!
Embodiment of Agonies is a clear build-around. You need as many mana costs as you can… but how do you balance that against consistency? Well, you start with the “Rule of 9” and then warp it to the “Rule of 18.”
Bolas’s Citadel is a clear build-around card, but what’s the right shell? Tune in to Clever Combo Season 3 Episode 2 to see how Lydia thinks Phyrexian Mana had it right all along. Also a discussion on the Rule of 9 and the Rule of 12!
If you’ve ever thought “Forests are great, but I want them to be vulnerable to removal….” then Wood Chipper may be the deck for you!