Sidisi, Undead Vizier + the Best of B&W

Sidisi, Undead Vizier
Sidisi, Undead Vizier is one of the best black cards in Dragons of Tarkir.

Patrick and Michael go over the ins and outs of Sidisi, Undead Vizier and the Exploit mechanic in general. Sultai Emissary is going to have lots and lots of reasons to raise in value.

Damnable Pact
Damnable Pact, aka “DrainGeyser” is a flexible staple-to-be.

Damnable Pact is equally valuable pointed at you or your opponent (depending on the context of a game). Remember: When you point it at yourself, you’re probably not in a lot of danger, and / or you have a bit of cushion in the life points column.

It might look little, but Shambling Goblin is standing by to become a strapping shield.

Blood-Chin Fanatic

Blood-Chin Fanatic is a potential paradigm-changer for the Warriors linear. Patrick calls MichaelJ a genius for his take on Blood Chin Fanatic… But he also calls him a “Gnarled Mass afficionado” (which he is, let’s be honest).

Blood-Chin Rager
Blood-Chin Rager ain’t no slouch itself!

A 2/2 for two mana, Blood-Chin Rager will not be the most exciting Warrior in terms of power-to-casting cost ratio… But it will do good work for Team Warriors. Remember: Cowards Can’t Block Warriors; and with Blood-Chin Rager in the mix, everyone else is going to have a hard time, too.

Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit
Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit is much more than a 2/2 for two itself! Patrick makes quite the case for this card in “Sidisi, Undead Vizier + the Best of B&W”.

Arashin Foremost
Arashin Foremost is a creature packed with potential. Find out why this creature might be even more powerful than the once dominant Silverblade Paladin.

All in all Patrick Chapin and Michael J Flores blow out the best of black and white cards from Dragons of Tarkir. Give it all a listen, starting with Sidisi, Undead Vizier…

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Whip of Erebos for Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Top Level Podcast and Whip of Erebos!

Whip of Erebos
Whip of Erebos keeps giving and giving, card advantage and life points… Like Santa.
You can unwrap this week’s Top Level Podcast [present] to learn the answers to these exciting questions:

  • What is “the most controversial thing anyone has ever said” (according to Mike)?
  • Same Answer — What card (that Patrick won a Pro Tour with / basically always plays) does he now think might not be playable at all?
  • What deck (that lots of people consider Standard Tier One) does Paul Rietzl think might be “the worst deck to ever win a match of Magic”?How do you get Patrick Chapin to play some random card?
  • Why does Patrick no longer think that Banishing Light is comparable to Hero’s Downfall?
  • What is the difference between Incinerate and Lightning Bolt (as applied to Standard)?

… All of that is in the first ten minutes!

There is an hour-plus more of Whip of Erebos / Heliod’s Pilgrim / Sultai Reanimator / Boros Beatdown chats.

Merry Christmas!

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EDIT / Addition: By reader demand…

Mike’s Abzan-ish Auras

4 Doomwake Giant
1 Whip of Erebos

2 Karametra, God of Harvests
4 Siege Rhino

4 Courser of Kruphix
4 Eidolon of Blossoms
2 Nylea’s Presence
4 Sylvan Caryatid

2 Banishing Light
4 Chained to the Rocks
1 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
4 Heliod’s Pilgrim

2 Evolving Wilds
5 Forest
1 Mountain
2 Plains
1 Swamp
4 Temple of Plenty
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
4 Windswept Heath
4 Wooded Foothills

4 Thoughtseize
1 Whip of Erebos
4 Reclamation Sage
2 Banishing Light
1 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
3 End Hostilities