The Serum Visions Podcast
Serum Visions: Episode 21 - Challenging Yourself (Brewing in a competitive Market)

Serum Visions: Episode 21 - Challenging Yourself (Brewing in a competitive Market)

June 21, 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 be talking about the many ways Modern has been affected by the release of Modern Horizons II. The overhyped, the underdogged, and everything in between. Then, we’ll explore playing “competitively” in formats new and solved. Dr. Combo and Manacymbal style!

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Decklists:

Arun's 4c Monkey Omnath Blade - https://www.moxfield.com/decks/DP3uCF4FN0qRrqcM85vKiw

Zach's 5th Place Challenge Velomachus Turns - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4089150#paper

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Serum Visions: Episode 20 - We Work in a Token Factory

Serum Visions: Episode 20 - We Work in a Token Factory

June 7, 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 revisit our good friend the Lord High Artificer with a slew of brews using the new Modern Horizons 2 cards, and find a few new friends along the way! Urza got a whole lot of new tools, some of them pretty unassuming. Will any have the right stuff to stick around?

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Decklists:

Arun's Temur Urza Sol - https://www.moxfield.com/decks/YC1VgamN-Eygd2gaN36TvQ

Arun's Temur Yorion Academy - https://www.moxfield.com/decks/wxbwk2iTlU2WmjMxyipV_w

Brian's Sultai Cat Factory - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/86ecbb57-3f9c-4951-9192-276f71475708

Zach's Urza Recruiter Manufactor - http://www.streamdecker.com/deck/QexIemsad

Zach's Urza Recruiter Manufactor (YouTube video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwikeR-J-Go

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Serum Visions: Episode 19 - Cheating Bombs Into Play

Serum Visions: Episode 19 - Cheating Bombs Into Play

May 25, 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 speculate a bit more on the shape of Modern to come with another round of MH2 spoilers. After that everything old is new again when we look at ways to cheat big game ending bombs into play to win the game.

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Decklists:

Brian's 4c Bring to Blightsteel - https://scryfall.com/@untwisted/decks/9a6c260d-580b-4295-b100-cea928cb57b4

Zach's Maximum Lukkadrive - http://www.streamdecker.com/deck/eLKcrxc6r

Zach's Velomachus Turns - http://www.streamdecker.com/deck/lqXr1fWvi

Shape Anew Shenanigans (Zach league on Youtube) - https://youtu.be/LOuwpF5miTQ

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Serum Visions: Episode 18 - The Format Down Under

Serum Visions: Episode 18 - The Format Down Under

May 10, 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 give our first takes on the recent MH2 and Forgotten Realms Spoilers. After that we take an international vacation to go explore another format. Arun went deep brewing in Australian Highlander, and it seems like he likes it. 

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Decklists:

Arun's Simic Uroza (7ph) - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3871157#online

Arun's Temur Uroza (7ph) - https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3981235#online

Zach's 4c Creative Breach - https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/ikMBTuDsK

Zach's Velomachus Turns -https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/TGU-8vLf1

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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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