Constructed Resources

By Luis Scott-Vargas and Andrew Baeckstrom

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 Oct 7, 2020


 Sep 2, 2020

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Every week, LSV and BK cover all things Constructed, from the newest decks to Constructed fundamentals.

Episode Date
Constructed Resources #24 - It's Snowtime!
4340

Kaldheim previews are in full swing, so LSV and BK go deep on Giants, Snow, and more!

Deck of the Week
Historic Splinter Twin

Jan 14, 2021
Constructed Resources #23 - Year in Review
3921

BK and LSV close out 2020 in a light-hearted review of the misses, the hits, the other misses, and everything else that happened in 2020.

Jan 02, 2021
Constructed Resources #22 - A Deep Dive On The Best Deck in Historic
4031

With a big Historic tournament coming up this weekend, LSV and BK take a deep dive into Sultai Midrange. They go over how to build it, how to play it, and how to sideboard, as well as recommending the list they would play.

Decks of the Week
Modern Rakdos Midrange
Historic Paradox Engine

CR-Approved Sultai List
Historic Sultai Midrange

Dec 16, 2020
Constructed Resources #21 - Historic and Pioneer Roundup
3890

This week, LSV and BK run down everything you need to know about Historic and Pioneer, along with recommendations for decks they would play in each format.

Decks of the Week
Historic Nine Lives
Pioneer Cleansing Wildfire

Dec 11, 2020
Constructed Resources #20 - Decklist of Champions
3741

LSV and BK are both competing in the Zendikar Rising Championship - find out what they are playing and why, as they break down both Historic and Standard.

Decks of the Week

Esper Yorion
Rogues
Sultai
Jund Sacrifice

Dec 03, 2020
Constructed Resources #19 - The Ultimate Guide to Aggro-Control
4136

Aggro-Control is the hardest archetype to play, and often the best. LSV and BK break down everything you need to pilot the most frustrating archetype to face.

Decks of the Week

Modern Yorion and Taxes
Standard Obosh Temur Adventures


Nov 25, 2020
Constructed Resources #18 - Black is the New Black
4216

LSV and BK kick off a new cycle of episodes, each focusing on what a color brings to Constructed. They start with Black, covering its strengths, weaknesses, and ways to make your black decks better.

Decks of the Week
Mono-Blue Nykthos
Cleansing Wildfire Jeskai

Timestamps
Black Review - 11:30

Social Media
Andrew Baeckstrom - @abaeckst
Luis Scott-Vargas - @lsv

Nov 20, 2020
Constructed Resources #17 - Mastering Kaladesh Remastered
3432

LSV and BK chat Kaladesh Remastered, a set which is sure to shake up Historic. Whether you want to spin the wheel with Aetherworks Marvel or grind the opponent out with Torrential Gearhulk, this episode is for you.

Decks of the Week
Mono-Green Food
Modern Electrodominance

Timestamps
Kaladesh Review - 10:00

Nov 11, 2020
Constructed Resources #16 - Mailbag Marauders
4130

BK and LSV go to the mailbag for this episode, answering questions on topics that range from Constructed to the best players of all time.

Decks of the Week
Rakdos Mill
Enduring Ideal

Nov 05, 2020
Constructed Resources #15 - Be Aggressive, Be Be Aggressive
4118

LSV and BK break down everything you need to play aggro - how to build your decks, how to play against removal, how to sideboard, and more.

Decks of the Week
Modern GW Eladamri's Call
Standard Gruul

Timestamps
Aggro Action - 10:00

Oct 29, 2020
Constructed Resources #14 - A Guide to Rogues Deckbuilding
3362

Rogues is one of the best decks in Standard, and has multiple distinct versions. BK and LSV break down the merits of each, and discuss ways to get the most out of your aggro-control decks.

Timestamps
Decks of the Week - 01:45
Rogues Deckbuilding - 07:45

Links
Modern RB Prowess
Standard GW Yorion

Oct 22, 2020
Constructed Resources #13 - How to Approach This New (Old) Standard
3597

With bans completely changing the Standard landscape, LSV and BK discuss how to approach the wide-open format, and which decks have the most promise.

Timestamps
Standard Bans -  04:10
How to Approach The New Format - 34:00
Initial Metagame List - 51:25

Decks of the Week

Oops, All Spells
Dimir Rogues

Social Media
Andrew Baeckstrom - @abaeckst
Luis Scott-Vargas - @lsv

Oct 13, 2020
Constructed Resources #12 - Did We Break Standard and Historic?
4185

With Grand Finals decklists in, LSV and BK break down both the lists LSV submitted, and go over the full Standard and Historic metagames.

Timestamps
Decks of the Week - 02:00
Standard Metagame - 06:31
Historic Metagame - 35:00

Decklists
Omnath Adventures
4c Turbo-Pig


Oct 06, 2020
Constructed Resources #11 - How To Play Like A Pro
4669

LSV and BK go deep on gameplay, with tactics on how to improve your in-game decision-making. They talk about leveling, sequencing, and everything from your first land drop to how to close out a game.

Timestamps
Decks of the Week - 02:27
How To Play Like a Pro - 8:28

Decks of the Week

Sep 30, 2020
Constructed Resources #10 - Zendikar First Impressions
4247

CR returns, with LSV and BK taking a deep dive on Double-Faced Lands, Zendikar, and how the new cards are impacting various Constructed formats.

Timestamps
Decks of the Week: 02:26
Standard Metagame Overview: 08:26
Zendikar Reviews: 17:27

Decks of the Week
RG Modern Belcher: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3413292#paper
GW Auras Pioneer https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3412855#paper

Social Media
Andrew Baeckstrom - @abaeckst
Luis Scott-Vargas - @lsv

Sep 23, 2020
Constructed Resources #9 - A Historic Chat About The Invitational
3871

With Mythic Invitational decklists in, BK grills LSV on what he's playing, why, and what to expect from the biggest Historic event to date.

Timestamps
Zendikar Previews of the Week - 02:00
Invitational Historic Breakdown - 07:25

Social Media
Andrew Baeckstrom - @abaeckst
Luis Scott-Vargas - @lsv

Sep 09, 2020
Constructed Resources #8 - Zendikar Previews and Q&A
4329

Zendikar previews are popping off, so LSV and BK talk about all the most exciting ones for Constructed before tackling a wide variety of listener questions.

Deck of the Week
Mono-Black God-Pharaoh's Gift

Timestamps
Deck of the Week: 01:48
Zendikar Previews: 06:06
Q and A: 37:55

Social Media
Andrew Baeckstrom - @abaeckst
Luis Scott-Vargas - @lsv

Sep 02, 2020
Constructed Resources #7 - How to Beat Control Decks
3969

In this week's Constructed Resources, LSV and BK go deep on how to play against control decks - they talk gameplay, deck construction, sideboarding, and more.

Timestamps

How to Beat Control Decks - 07:00
Bad Ways to Fight Control Decks - 44:00

Decks of the Week

Rakdos Lurrus
Kiki Yorion

Social Media
Andrew Baeckstrom - @abaeckst
Luis Scott-Vargas - @lsv

Aug 26, 2020
Constructed Resources #6 - Double Deep Dive
4784


LSV and BK do a pair of deep dives this week, covering everything you need to know about playing Temur Adventures in Standard and Jund Citadel in Pioneer. They talk sequencing, common interactions, sideboarding, and more!

Timestamps

Standard Temur Adventures - 03:00
Pioneer Jund Citadel - 37:17

Links

Temur Adventures decklist
Jund Citadel

Aug 19, 2020
Constructed Resources #5 - Mastering Amonkhet Remastered
3979

 
On this week's episode of Constructed Resources, LSV and BK review Amonkhet Remastered, with an eye to which new decks it will create in historic, capped with their top 10 picks from the set.

Timestamps
Decks of the Week - 03:50
Amonkhet Set Review - 07:00
Top 10 AKH Remastered Cards - 55:30

Decks of the Week:

Temur Elementals: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3283113#online

Pioneer Simic Reclamation: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/pioneer-wilderness-reclamation#online

Aug 14, 2020
Constructed Resources #4 - The Banhammer Drops
3510

On this week's Constructed Resources, LSV and BK evaluate the recent bannings, and give a comprehensive list of decks they are looking at for the rebooted Standard and Pioneer formats.

Timestamps
Standard Bans and Decks to Watch - 05:50
Pioneer Bans and Decks to Watch - 32:00
The Historic Arena Open - 53:00

Social Media
Andrew Baeckstrom - @abaeckst
Luis Scott-Vargas - @lsv

Links
Decks of the Week
Azorious Control: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2714863#paper

Izzet Prowess: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3239161#paper



Aug 04, 2020
Constructed Resources #3 - Seven Deadly Sideboarding Traps and How to Avoid Them
3676

On this week's Constructed Resources, LSV and BK tackle the seven most common sideboarding traps, and give you tips on how to avoid them.

Timestamps
Sideboarding Traps - 06:00

Social Media
Andrew Baeckstrom - @abaeckst
Luis Scott-Vargas - @lsv

Links
Decks of the week

Mardu Winota https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3234459#paper
Chandra’s Incinerator Burn https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3193331#paper



Jul 29, 2020
Constructed Resources #2 - When to Beat 'Em, and When to Join 'Em
3117

When one deck stands above the rest, should you play it, try to beat it, or go even deeper? LSV and BK go over the different approaches, common traps, and what they'd do in the current Temur-dominated Standard.

Timestamps
03:10 - Decks of the Week
08:00 - Formats with a Best Deck
43:00 - How to Approach Current Standard

Social Media
Andrew Baeckstrom - @abaeckst
Luis Scott-Vargas - @lsv

Links
White Weenie in Standard
Vintage Paradoxical Bazaar

Jul 22, 2020
Constructed Resources #1 - Let's Get Down to Business
3593

LSV and BK kick off their first episode of Constructed Resources, a weekly podcast devoted to covering everything Constructed. They start by evaluating the bans/unbans, and cover what M21 brought to Standard, as well as their current Standard Power Rankings.

Timestamps

Deck of the Week: 4:30
Ban Discussion: 8:00
Standard Additions and Power Rankings: 25:00

Social Media
Andrew Baeckstrom - @abaeckst
Luis Scott-Vargas - @lsv

Links
Deck of the Week (4c Reclamation)

Jul 14, 2020