Pioneer deck guides and writeups

All decklists containing writeups or guides from users and content creators

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Marvel (Paprykarz series#13 top8)
Pioneer

09 May by Szmaglord

I choose Marvel for Paprykarz Series #13 simply because I love the deck and I have played it since it was in standard back in 2017.

Pioneer is the format I'm playing since it came out - I felt like it was designed exactly for people like me in mind - I've played standard since 2013 (regula...

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Saheeli Rogues
Pioneer

04 May by Atramhasis

Grixis Rogues deck built around the new combo with Saheeli Rai + Luxior, Giada's Gift + Altar of the Brood. For those that do not see the combo, if you equip Saheeli with a Luxior she can target herself with her -2, which creates an artifact token copy of Saheeli. You legend...

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Hourai Elixir (Phoenix Midrange)
Pioneer

21 Mar by JundorDie

So you're tired of dying at your local pioneer tournament. I get that, we've all been there. Drink this shady brew, and become extremely persistent.

Synopsis

 This is a red/white mid-range deck with a heavy flying presence, a decent amount of lifegain for padding, and some ki...

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Mindlink Mech
Pioneer

10 Mar by LauraGambler

Hello and welcome to my first ever Pioneer list!

When I played Kamigawa: Neon Dinasty's pre-release, I fell in love with Mindlink Mech. Very interesting design that I couldn't abuse much during my pre-release, but I was determined to try in constructed.

I attempted a bit in standard...

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[PNR] Dimir Control #2
Pioneer

17 Jan by Szmaglord

Sideboarding: (THIS DESCRIPTION IS STILL IN PROGRESS)

Against Mono Red:

Threats: Small creatures, dmg spells, Menace, life gain block.

IN: 2x Kalitas, 3x Aether Gust, 1x Shadow's Verdict (If enemy is heavy i...

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[PNR] Orzhov Zombies
Pioneer

02 Nov by Szmaglord

Ok, I've tired to make up some description fast, so anyone who will grab this deck can play it relatively good.

The PLAN:

Try to play as aggro with zombies (beside Cryptbreaker, who has a lot more to offer than being tapped for attack)...

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Esper Control V3.0
Pioneer

23 Jan by Haythem

Esper Control

FEB 2021 

 

Overview: 

 

Spells: 

Thoughtseize

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[PNR] Dimir Control
Pioneer

07 Dec by Szmaglord

Sideboarding:

Against Mono Red:

Threats: Small creatures, dmg spells, Menace, life gain block.

IN: 2x Kalitas, 2x Aether Gust, 1x Shadow's V...

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Sliver Pioneers
Pioneer

18 Oct by SpuzzumIRL

Slivers.

You either love them, or hate them. There really isnt an in-between.

Designed to shove a bunch of creatures on the board and turn them sideways. Game one will almost always go to the opponents with interactive cards. The Temur Slivers pack the most punch ...

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Rainbow Lich Pioneer
Pioneer

21 Sep by BulletTime000

August 2020 edit: I've tweaked the deck a little based on recent pulls/trades I've acquired. But the general idea described below is the same. Enjoy! The deck works better than you might think!


Hey, y'all. Thanks for checking out this deck. I love Rainbow Lich - kudos to Ali Eldrazi fo...

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Izzet Prowess
Pioneer

30 Jul by SasquatchSenpai

I have enjoyed the Izzet Prowess in standard to a great deal, so I looked into a form for Pioneer. There are a few more tools available to us, though the deeper pool of cards means the tools to deal with them as well from our opponents. We are living in a Dimir Inverter and Lotus Breach landscape...

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Eldrazi Control
Pioneer

08 Jul by eddietheintern

There are a couple directions I think Grixis can go in Pioneer.

One is a version meant to take advantage of the extremely powerful Draconic Roar, which I'm workshopping over at Grixis Dragons v2. Another is  Deck Tech Pioneer

ARTISAN(Pioneer)_BOROS Legion
Pioneer

31 May by ChrizzlyBear

INTRO

We take their own formats and break down the costs and still have fun. That's what we do. These ARTISAN(Pioneer) decks are meant for being payed with friends who are fed up with a game of magic being decided on turn 4, because they missed their land drop or there opponent is playing ...

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Tamiyo Spirits
Pioneer

26 May by eddietheintern

I tend to prefer building decks that are mostly or entirely my idea, or something original I come up with with a friend. That being said, when I see one card that I think would be super sick in an established archetype (a la my Crag Cycle list), it's al...

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3 Scales (Defunct)
Pioneer

08 May by Coorow

(Now that Walking Ballista has been purged from pioneer this deck is essentially dead, I'm leaving it available to access but just know it is a defunct deck.)

As a lover of Artifacts I've found Hardened Scales Affinity decks to be an incredibly fun experience, it is one of the few archetyp...

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Yorion Blue
Pioneer

19 Apr by eddietheintern

OVERVIEW:

This is my attempt at a mono-blue aggro-tempo list that wants to take advantage of Yorion, Sky Nomad in Pioneer! I admit, my first reaction when I saw the card was skeptical, but after thinking it over I actually think it slots pretty well into my favorite archet...

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golgari stompy
Pioneer

01 Apr by reskar

Build idea:

This is a tweak of the pioneer golgari stompy deck that has some influence from my historic play and I'm eager to get some feedback on. The primary focus of the deck is to ramp on turn 1 and start dropping threats on turn 2 that just keep hitting. I have found it's very importa...

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Anti-Aggro Burn
Pioneer

28 Mar by eddietheintern

This is a refinement of the first deck I ever built for Pioneer, just a week or so after the format was originally announced (which, coincidentally, was right when I was getting back into Magic for the first time in a few years). I vaguely remembered pulling Soulfire Grandmaster in a random pack ...

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Gitrog Presence
Pioneer

25 Mar by eddietheintern

This is a really nice example of an archetype I like to call "soft combo." A hard combo deck will try to win in only one or two explosive turns with an alternate win-con, an infinite combo, or overwhelming damage, but a soft combo deck is fine with spreading the hurt out over time, as long as it ...

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Jeskai Sigarda's Combo
Pioneer

11 Mar by Accipitrade

Not sure why my hover links didn't work, but I'm not going to remove them so you'll just have to pretend they're there. Sorry, and thanks!

A flexible combo deck that plays aggro-ish, attempting to stick a creature (or multiple) that can eventually swing at the opponent for big chunks of da...