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Does Pioneer Finally Have a Good Transmogrify Target?

 

Pioneer Gruul Titan Transmogrify by claudioh

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Throughout Pioneer’s history, decks that try to cheat big creatures into play with cards like Transmogrify, Indomitable Creativity and Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast have orbited around the format, occupying a small portion of the metagame. And while these decks get to play a lot of powerful token generators and interactive spells, the biggest issue with them is that Pioneer lacks crazy creatures to cheat into play. Instead of creatures like Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, Archon of Cruelty or Griselbrand, you’re left with options like Agent of Treachery and Void Winnower.

Titan of IndustryFable of the Mirror-Breaker // Reflection of Kiki-JikiEsika's Chariot

However, the recent addition of Titan of Industry to Pioneer from the Streets of New Capenna has given these decks a big upgrade. MTGO user and legendary Pioneer brewer claudioh took this Gruul list to a 5-0 finish in a Pioneer league recently, and pairing the Transmogrify/Lukka engine with powerful token generators like Fable of the Mirror-Breaker and Esika’s Chariot looks like a great formula. 

I’m excited to see how this variant and others like it evolve, and I think there’s lots of room for brewing and exploration here. 

 

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