The Serum Visions Podcast
Serum Visions: Episode 17 - Bolas’s Citadel? Citadon’t?

Serum Visions: Episode 17 - Bolas’s Citadel? Citadon’t?

April 26, 2021

Serum Visions is a Magic: The Gathering podcast about iterative brewing. Each episode we work on a project -- a deck, strategy, or archetype that we think has room for exploration -- and brew to the fringes of competitive deck building. 

 

In this episode we look back at our last two weeks of brews and ask: Could Brian make the Citadel work? Did Arun put Omnath in touch with its sensitive side? Is Strixhaven out yet? After that we’ll do something new this week -- answer our first ever listener question!

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Arun's (Kroxa) Karn Omnath Blade - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3909442#online

Brian's Jund Citadel - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/fec14b1d-39a5-4df5-9171-8a562c3b0e37

Zach's (Freakunasty) Velomachus Turns - http://www.streamdecker.com/deck/hA-fU1FMn

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Serum Visions: Episode 16 - Omnath Doesn’t Care About Your Feelings

Serum Visions: Episode 16 - Omnath Doesn’t Care About Your Feelings

April 12, 2021

Serum Visions is a Magic: The Gathering podcast about iterative brewing. Each episode we work on a project -- a deck, strategy, or archetype that we think has room for exploration -- and brew to the fringes of competitive deck building. 

 

In this episode we check in on the rest of Strixhaven Spoilers and share our super tepid takes. After that we’ll recount experiences with our most recent Monastery Mentor brews and how we might augment them moving forward.

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Decklists:

Arun's Karn-Omnath - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3909442#online

Brian's Esper Mentor - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/2afa50ed-7144-4bfc-8624-64dbf722086f

Brian's Jeskai Mentor - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/f232b815-2833-4d9c-8832-d95811cfdc78

Brian's GW Token Mentor - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/3cf49e85-2181-4003-bfc7-54e56fe394df

Zach's TrackUrza (Aspiring Spike brew) - http://www.streamdecker.com/deck/yfysyOpuj

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Serum Visions: Episode 15 - Back to the Mentor

Serum Visions: Episode 15 - Back to the Mentor

March 30, 2021

Serum Visions is a Magic: The Gathering podcast about iterative brewing. Each episode we work on a project -- a deck, strategy, or archetype that we think has room for exploration -- and brew to the fringes of competitive deck building. 

 

In this episode we see how things have been going iterating with the Grinding Station, Metalwork Colossus, Mystic Forge shell, take a sneak peek at and discuss some upcoming Strixhaven cards, before focusing our sights on an old Mentor. Is the time finally right for the 3 mana 2/2 to finally shine?

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Decklists:

Brian's Wishclaw SilverGaak - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/4594d778-1edd-4430-950b-fb2429c6281a

Brian's Wishclaw Whirza - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/ab966d8b-1424-480e-8c61-2317507b61b6

PieGonti's 5-0 Dimir Mill - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3823503#online

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Serum Visions: Episode 14 - Combos In the Mist: Grinding the Ancient SilverGaak

Serum Visions: Episode 14 - Combos In the Mist: Grinding the Ancient SilverGaak

March 15, 2021

Serum Visions is a Magic: The Gathering podcast about iterative brewing. Each episode we work on a project -- a deck, strategy, or archetype that we think has room for exploration -- and brew to the fringes of competitive deck building. 

 

In this episode we check in with Dr Combo to see how things have been going with the Grinding Breach deck that was showing so much promise. After that we’ll weave a tale of wonder and woe as we dive into a brew that has all the best stuff: lots of cantrips, crazy lines with graveyard recursion, and a 10/10 beat stick you can cast for free!

 

Have a sip of your Blinkmoth tonic and open your third eye -- this is Serum Visions.

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Decklists:

Arun's Grinding Breach - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3652916#online

Brian's Mono G SilverGaak (Altar of Dementia Early List) - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/23ee0012-c027-4197-9884-623e9ad54066

Brian's Mono U SaiGaak (Altar of Dementia Early List) - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/ae48b481-984d-48ce-bbd6-2e1534f045d1

Brian's Ancient SilverGaak (Grinding Station, Scrap Trawler) - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/054f05a3-734d-4a2f-897e-a8e8636f18b7

Brian's Mono Artifact SilverGaak - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/562c3ea1-6606-4bf9-9cfc-9995aec82f99

Zach's Mono Artifact SilverGaak (Chalice of the Void) - http://www.streamdecker.com/deck/hVBdhlnut

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Serum Visions: Episode 13 - Boats, Plows, and Unpublished 5-0s

Serum Visions: Episode 13 - Boats, Plows, and Unpublished 5-0s

March 1, 2021

Serum Visions is a Magic: The Gathering podcast about iterative brewing. Each episode we work on a project -- a deck, strategy, or archetype that we think has room for exploration -- and brew to the fringes of competitive deck building. 

 

In this episode we take a look in the rear view mirror at some of our Vehicle brews and what we learned about the Artifact subtype. After that we’ll revisit some of our other ongoing projects and check in to see how they may fare in this new Modern meta. Spoiler alert! Arun got another 5-0, this time with a Lazav list.

 

Have a sip of your Blinkmoth tonic and open your third eye -- this is Serum Visions.

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Arun's 5-0 Breach - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3652916#online

Arun's Mardu Ox - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3761098#online

Arun's Thoughtseize Breach - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3652916#online

Brian's Abzan Battleplow - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/1d97be9f-0cc6-4dc7-8f19-80d5b0ec5c8c

Brian's Urza Vehicles - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/a790d116-cde2-4804-b733-4eb8ae961600

Zach's Mardu Ox (Pioneer) - https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/gZ7jQK1ck

Zach's RW Dwarf Smashy (Pioneer) - http://www.streamdecker.com/deck/3TVjVdGMs

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Serum Visions: Episode 12b - Enigmatic Incarnation with Mordeka1ser - Gitaxian Probe #1

Serum Visions: Episode 12b - Enigmatic Incarnation with Mordeka1ser - Gitaxian Probe #1

February 22, 2021

This is the Gitaxian Probe.

In this supplemental episode of Serum Visions we welcome guest Mordeka1ser to the pod to discuss the first 5-0 modern deck dump after the massive B&R announcement on Monday February 15th, 2021. After that we go deep discussing the Enigmatic Incarnation deck that Morde has been developing with fellow brewer Davius Minimus.

For those who wish to skip the meta analysis and jump into the Enigmatic Incarnation dive you can fast forward to 2:50 in your podcast player.

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Decklists:

Feb 19th Modern 5-0 Deck Dump - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-league-2021-02-19#online

 

"Stock" Enigmatic Incarnation - https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/2erFfpU4L

Davius Minimus’s Original reddit Post - https://www.reddit.com/r/ModernMagic/comments/fkp2v5/enigmatic_zur_brew/

He streams at http://twitch.com/daviusminimus

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Serum Visions: Episode 12 (feat. Cavedan!!) - Vehicles: Rails Were Meant to be Broken?

Serum Visions: Episode 12 (feat. Cavedan!!) - Vehicles: Rails Were Meant to be Broken?

February 16, 2021

Serum Visions is a Magic: The Gathering podcast about iterative brewing. Each episode we work on a project -- a deck, strategy, or archetype that we think has room for exploration -- and brew to the fringes of competitive deck building. 

 

In this episode we welcome a very special guest, the one and only Cavedan to the pod to  talk about our early experiences and first impressions brewing with some of the new cards from Kaldheim. After that we’ll open the books on a new project, Project: Vehicles. The artifact subtype has largely been underwhelming in Modern, but some of the new cards printed in Kaldheim have us wondering if it’s time to crew up.

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Faithless Brewing Podcast & Website: https://faithlessbrewing.com

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Decklists:

Arun's Temur Kinnan Breach - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3606846#online

Arun's Temur Kinnan Maggdro (Questing Beast, Vorinclex) - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3743934#online

Arun's Mardu Ox - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3761098#online

Brian's Magda Urza Combo - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/9cdc1b5e-caca-4979-ac02-f6e94216682e

Zach's Temur Magda Combo - http://www.streamdecker.com/deck/ID3mH2Izu

Mardu Yacht Club Reddit Post - https://www.reddit.com/r/PioneerMTG/comments/evbtwh/mardu_yacht_club_bush_did_711_turn_3_win/

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Serum Visions: Episode 11 - Kaldheim Arrives!

Serum Visions: Episode 11 - Kaldheim Arrives!

February 1, 2021

Serum Visions is a Magic: The Gathering podcast about iterative brewing. Each episode we work on a project -- a deck, strategy, or archetype that we think has room for exploration -- and brew to the fringes of competitive deck building. 

 

In this episode we’ll share our tales of wonder and woe after playing and brewing a bit in Legacy. After that we’ll dive into brainstorming how some of the new cards of Kaldheim might fit into some of our older decklists and projects. Can the new gods hang in Modern, or will they hit the format already doomed to be relics of a bygone era?

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Decklists:

Arun's Temur Birgi Song - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3696792#online

Arun's Grixis Lazav (Legacy) - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3686271#online

Arun's 5c Greedi Kinnan - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3726956

Arun's Amber Snowko Deck - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3726959

"Stock" Jund Hogaak list Brian Played - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3721056#paper

Zach's 60 Card Birgi Song - https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/cXUh6JrtN

Zach's 80 Card Birgi Song - https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/mIXHvFmaY

Zach's 80 Card Karnless Song - https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/uNn40d0-q

Zach's Wrenn and Strips (Vintage) - http://www.streamdecker.com/deck/GlURPuw3A

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Serum Visions: Episode 10 - A Lesson in Legacy and Stories of Slag Fiend

Serum Visions: Episode 10 - A Lesson in Legacy and Stories of Slag Fiend

January 19, 2021

Serum Visions is a Magic: The Gathering podcast about iterative brewing. Each episode we work on a project -- a deck, strategy, or archetype that we think has room for exploration -- and brew to the fringes of competitive deck building. 

 

In this episode we’ll recap and recount our tales of woes and wonder as we iterated on some projects from episodes past. After that we’ll take a deep dive into Legacy to learn about what makes the format tick. We’ll discuss some of the archetypal pillars of the format, important cards, and start to figure out how we might brew in this wild and crazy format.

 

Have a sip of your Blinkmoth tonic and open your third eye -- this is Serum Visions.

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Decklists from today's episode:

Arun's Grixis Lazav (Legacy) - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3686271#online

Arun's Grixis Lazav Breach (Modern) - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3652916

Arun's 5c Teferi Kroxa Niv - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3698012#online

Brian's Jeskai Whirza - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/3cb6e7e7-d2d5-4ff0-893d-ece21f2f17e7

Brian's Slagpile (RB Slagfiend) - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/0c9b611c-f011-43bc-a13f-88492eac6690

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Serum Visions: Episode 9 - Iterate, Improve, Enhance

Serum Visions: Episode 9 - Iterate, Improve, Enhance

January 5, 2021

Serum Visions is a Magic: The Gathering podcast about iterative brewing. Each episode we work on a project -- a deck, strategy, or archetype that we think has room for exploration -- and brew to the fringes of competitive deck building. 

 

In this episode we’ll recap our experiences brewing with Painter’s Servant; will the plucky little scarecrow be the next big hit in Modern? Spoiler alert: nope! After discussing our Painter brews we’ll revisit some old lists that we’ve got some fresh ideas for in 2021 -- this is a podcast about iterative brewing, after all.

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Decklists from this episode:

Arun's "UG" Erayo - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3312084#online

Arun's Temur Kinnan Breach - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3606846#online

Arun's Grixis Lazav Breach - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3652916#online

Brian's Painter Chord - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/42e7fa1c-f98d-4496-9f3c-9e6193173c40

Zach's Urza Chalice Painter - https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/qHA_rTDBW 

Zach's Untested Urza Painter - https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/O1xZ6Bfg7

Zach's Bellower Combo Painter - https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/Pcr4t-Uki

Cavedan’s Suggested Tweak to the Bellower Combo deck https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/PBUMUcohv

Zach's Simic Land Loss -( I can’t  Believe It’s Not Ponza!) - https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/OgFNPhu_w

Zach's Stream with Lawson Painter -  https://youtu.be/XRcwQsrUM5w

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