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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 of ...

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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 sti...

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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 damage by ex...

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Flash Blink Blue
Pioneer

25 Feb by eddietheintern

Who you are constantly runs toward who you will be.  Mirror Mockery is on one level just another bulk rare with great art from one of Magic's best (relatively) recent blocks. It's an adaptable two-drop - at once an answer to attackers, a removal option against aggressive decks, and an engine to...

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Jeskai Creativity
Pioneer

24 Feb by Atramhasis

So this is a bit of a weird one, but it is building off a 5-0 list I saw recently trying to use Birth of Meletis and Pirate's Pillage as ways to play Indomitable Creativity and win the game with it. I've tweaked the list to make it Jeskai for a number of reasons. First, I decided I like the combo of...

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Tragedy of the Realms (Abzan Sagas)
Pioneer

26 Jan by NineTenths

 In-Progress Writeup, but I figured it's better than nothing. - - - - - Abzan Sagas (or Tragedy of the Realms as I like to call it), is a deck focused on utilizing Sagas to accrue value and control the opponent's resources and board state. This is accomplished with a mix of efficient sagas (Els...

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Temur Adventures
Pioneer

23 Jan by smoresnbacon

If you like playing fair, tempo Magic in Pioneer, Temur Monsters might be up your alley. The deck is very skill testing, is great at switching gears from turn to turn, and there are certainly no free wins here, but it's hands down the most fun I've had playing Magic, and the Pioneer deck I always re...

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Feather Pioneer 1k 1/12/2020
Pioneer

12 Jan by kit

I placed 4th at a local 1k event with this list. Proof here: https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=24362&d=370164&f=PI 19 players, went 4-1 in the Swiss and 1-1 in the top 8. The two games I lost were to the same UW control deck that was played by 3 different people (they were on a team, and there...

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$40 Dredgeless Dredge
Pioneer

29 Dec by unicornturtle

Dredgeless Dredge Grisly SalvagePrized AmalgamNarcomoeba Today, we are looking at a really good deck. Recently, this deck has been preforming pretty good at tourneys. I would say that some of the most important cards are Grisly Salvage, Gurmag Angler, and Prized Amalgam. ----------------------------...

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Thassa, God of Value
Pioneer

23 Dec by eddietheintern

VALUE! VALUE! VALUE! They oughtta start calling this game "Versatility: The Gathering," what with all the variety the cards here bring to the table. Siren Stormtamer, Merfolk Trickster, Thassa, God of the Sea, and Master of Waves can, with a little luck, come out perfectly on curve, and with a Caval...

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BG - Soulflayer
Pioneer

17 Dec by gidralabs

Black / Green Soulflayer Soulflayer Soulflayer - The main wincon in the deck. Uses Delve mechanic to exile cards from graveyard to pay for 1 colorless mana in its casting cost. You will always need, at minimum: 2 black mana and 4 cards in the graveyard to play this using Delve. You can also cast th...

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[Budget/Pioneer] Selesnya Heroic
Pioneer

09 Dec by Cratuss

Introduction Hi!  this is my first Pioneer deck. Actually.. it once was a standard deck to the time of the Theros block and it worked so god damn well that i thought i transform it into a pioneer deck to be able to play it again.  Why Selesnya? The Most popular heroic based decks are Boros...

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Jeskai Control
Pioneer

03 Dec by Atramhasis

Building off the recent 5-0 lists that have been having success on MTGO and in the PTQs, this is the build of Jeskai Control that I have been having a fair deal of success with at my LGS. Why Jeskai over straight Azorius? The main reason I am doing so is to have access to Possibility Storm out of th...

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Pioneer Grixis Control
Pioneer

27 Nov by Haythem

Grixis Control (Jan 2020 Build)   I built this to take advantage of some of the more powerful control cards and non-creature spells available to play in the format. I normally play some kind of control deck and normally gravitate to Esper, but I've played this deck the last few weeks, had prett...

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Jeskai Possibility Storm
Pioneer

26 Nov by Atramhasis

As I was brewing up Jeskai Control with a singleton copy of Possibility Storm for the lock with Teferi, Time Raveler, it made me think suddenly "why not just go all in on Jeskai Possibility Storm and play the combo in that?" So here we are! This is the same basic Possibility Storm combo, using an ad...

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"8" Whack RDW
Pioneer

24 Nov by the_rudy_mental

Card Choices Main Board Creatures Fanatical Firebrand : One-drop Hasty Goblin that can ping away dorks or annoying planeswalkers, or get through some final damage. Foundry Street Denizen : Here as another One-drop goblin that can whack himself. Up for replacement for another decent One-drop.  G...

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Jund Reanimator
Pioneer

21 Nov by NyxtheNecromancer

A work in progress for a reanimator deck in Pioneer. I've been playing with ratios and looking for great reanimation targets as well as reanimation spells. You can fill your graveyard up using the self mill cards like Satyr Wayfinder , Stitcher's Supplier , or Jadelight Rang...

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Pioneer Esper Control
Pioneer

19 Nov by Haythem

Esper Control for Pioneer I think Esper is probably my favorite control variant. It provides a great diversity of options, from countering threats, tp removing threats, card advantage, and can close the game out quickly if we can get to the endgame. There are many variations on this deck, and I appr...

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Angelic Chimera (Archive)
Pioneer

17 Nov by Haythem

Well That Got Out of Hand Quickly   As a predominantly control player, I did not have a good feel for a heavy creature based strategy. I wanted to challenge myself to learn a play style other than control/Izzet spells, I worked on this brew for a few weeks and to my surprise ended up with a dec...

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The Original (Archive)
Pioneer

15 Nov by Haythem

The First of Many   After a few months of playing, watching, learning, and experimenting, I finally settled on my own brew that allowed me to start winning some matches. This was the first time I really built my own deck from scratch with intention beyond 'this card seems good' and tried to bui...