[Pioneer Building] Ixalan through Core Set 2020

Hi everybody, and welcome back to this last installment of my review of the Standard eras that make up the Pioneer format. It’s been a journey down memory lane for me as I have either played with (or against) a lot of the decks I have mentioned. Hopefully that has been the same for you as well, and I hope I sparked some interest in cards or decks that you may have forgotten were Pioneer legal. As a reminder here is a list of all of the sets legal in Pioneer. The format consists of all sets released for Standard

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[Pioneer Building] Kaladesh through Core Set 2019

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. This is the sixth article in this series highlighting each era of Standard that encompasses the sets included in Pioneer. This is done to showcase the decks that were in Standard, and hopefully spark some interest in these decks or card combinations when you build your Pioneer decks. Just a reminder that the sets I talk about today can be viewed here. Last time I wrote about the Standard era that covered Battle For Zendikar all the way through Hour of Devastation. During that time not only did Wizards of the

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[Pioneer Building] Battle For Zendikar through Hour of Devastation

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. We’re on day five of this review, and there are two more to go after this. I hope you all are enjoying what I have provided so far, and hopefully this has also sparked some ideas for decks. Speaking of decks, we just left a Standard that rotated within six months of the fall set coming out, and honestly it would not be that long before there was a course correction in Standard play as well as design. Before we start let’s take a look at what we are working with.

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[Pioneer Building] Dragons of Tarkir through Eldritch Moon

Hi everybody, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG. I hope you have enjoyed this series so far. We are currently rounding the turn and taking our first steps towards the end of this review. Today is day four of reviewing each era of Standard that has contributed to the new Pioneer format (which turns a month old now, so Happy Birthday Pioneer). Before I begin I want to mention that any sets I talk about can be viewed here. You can look at all of the products released in Magic: the Gathering’s history all in that one handy link.

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