Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian reviw their War of the Spark report card, examine Commander 2019, and dissect the August 26, 2019 Banned and Restricted List update for Vintage.

0:01:00: Announcements
0:05:40: War of the Spark Report Card
0:32:45: Sevinne’s Reclamation
0:48:25: Elsha, the Infinite
0:55:46: Idol of Oblivion
0:57:48: Scroll of Fate
0:59:30: Dockside Extortionist
1:03:00: Banned and Restricted List Announcement – General
1:21:25: Karn and Mystic Forge
1:29:30: Golgari Grave-Troll
1:41:05: Mental Misstep
1:50:00: What makes a “safe” unrestriction?
2:02:09: Fastbond
2:10:40: Conclusion and Predictions
Total runtime: 3:04:24
Show Notes
– August 26 2019 Banned and Restricted List Update

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I recorded a little video where I shared my reactions to the announcement as well as some analysis about what the restrictions will do to Dredge deck construction going forward. I hope you enjoy!

Great article written by Brian DeMars, long time Vintage player and lover, features other big names in the Vintage community along with some thoughts from people on Twitter.

  • This is bad in vintage. You could play it in modern with that top deck tutor they just printed, I wonder if there is some design space they (WOTC) are trying to push?

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    I would guess this card would be best with Lavinia, Teferi, and Narset, as usual.

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  • This card will slot extremely nicely into my GWB Hatebear/Human shells. I used to run Eidolon of Rhetoric + Grand Abolisher + Thalia, Guardian of Thraben for an extremely restrictive triumvirate of power that keeps Xerox decks and other blue decks at bay. This is almost a strict upgrade to that. This card has me very excited to brew again for the first time in a while. Nice job Wizards!


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    @serracollector With this and Jace's Phantasm, we can make agro-mill!

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