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Introduction to Pioneer: Top Picks and Tips

Introduction to Pioneer: Top Decks and Tips

The next format in focus for tabletop Magic is Pioneer, so PVDDR goes over some competitive tips, Pioneer's top decks and shares his pick for the best deck in the format right now.

For most of my time writing recently, I’ve focused on the Standard format. Today, I’m going to do something a little bit different: I’ll be writing about Pioneer, which is the format of the next Pro Tour.

Since this is my first article about Pioneer, I’m going to write a format overview, highlighting the aspects where I think it’s different from other formats people might be used to (such as Standard). I’ll then do a quick rundown of what I c...


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Paulo Vitor "PVDDR" Damo da Rosa has been a professional Magic: the Gathering player and writer for over 20 years. He was Player of the Year in 2017, World Champion in 2020, and is tied for most Top Finishes in history with 17. He will play whichever decks he thinks are the best, but his favorite style is aggro-control. Other than Magic, PV is also a fan of watching TV shows, reading fantasy novels and playing several other games such as Bridge, LoL, TFT, Storybook Brawl, Baldur's Gate 2 and Diablo 2.

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