After one of MTG’s biggest Pioneer tournaments, what does Pro Tour champion Reid Duke think of Pioneer’s Power Rankings?
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Reid Duke is a member of the MTG Hall of Fame. He’s written prolifically about a wide range of concepts and formats, including more than eight years with ChannelFireball.com. He’s respected for his work ethic and sportsmanship. Career highlights: Pro Tour Phyrexia Champion 2023; Magic Online Champion 2011; Team Series Champion (Ultimate Guard Pro Team) 2018; Runner-up World Championship 2013; five Pro Tour top 8’s; 24 Grand Prix Top 8’s including six wins Use affiliate link https://www.tcgplayer.com/?utm_campaign=affiliate&utm_medium=Reid&utm_source=Reid at TCGplayer.com!
2 thoughts on “Pioneer Power Rankings – POST Pro Tour Phyrexia”
I am always surprised for lack of Dimir Control in such rankings? It regularly places as second most popular control deck, and although far behind azorious in popularity, it has quite similar win rate, and overall statistics look better than those of many other archetypes on the list.
Great insight and commentary, as usual! Love to see my beloved Azorius Control high on the list, along with Lotus Field, and Izzet Phoenix; Mono Red Embercleave rounds out my personal Pioneer gauntlet, and I trophied with it shortly before the Pro Tour on Magic Online, but it’s not a very popular deck these days, so if I were to mention a deck you didn’t, it would be that one. Love this format. And congrats on your win, Reid!