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Pioneer Challenger Decks 2022

Pioneer Challenger Decks 2022

Details, guide, and complete decklists of the Pioneer Challenger Decks 2022 (Izzet Phoenix, Dimir Control, Gruul Stompy, and Orzhov Humans) in Magic: The Gathering.

Pioneer Challenger Decks 2022 are a set of preconstructed decks designed for tabletop players that wish to start competitive tournament play right out of the box for the Pioneer format. Releasing on November 4, 2022, there are four decks in total, containing a 60-card main deck, 15-card sideboard, as well their associated tokens.

Due to ongoing supply chain disruptions, we are moving the release date of Pioneer Challenger Decks 2022 for Europe to December 9, 2022. The previously announced date of November 4, 2022, remains for all other regions.

Please note, this is paper-only product. Each deck was built to represent Pioneer archetypes that you might find in the metagame at the time of their design, and thus may not be suitable for online play due to the time passed since then. You can find each of the complete four decklists below.

  1. Izzet Phoenix
  2. Dimir Control
  3. Gruul Stompy
  4. Orzhov Humans

Guide

For a breakdown on the decks, check out the article by the team on Playing Pioneer!

Izzet Phoenix

Izzet Phoenix – Pioneer Challenger Decks 2022
by MTG Arena Zone
Buy on TCGplayer $122.26
Pioneer
best of 3
2 mythic
13 rare
13 uncommon
28 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (8)
2
Thing in the Ice
$16.98
4
Crackling Drake
$1.40
2
Arclight Phoenix
$13.98
Instants (18)
4
Opt
$1.00
3
Lightning Axe
$0.75
2
Fiery Impulse
$1.38
4
Consider
$7.16
3
Izzet Charm
$0.75
Sorceries (13)
4
Chart a Course
$3.16
4
Treasure Cruise
$1.00
Lands (21)
6
Island
$1.50
4
Mountain
$1.00
4
Shivan Reef
$5.16
2
Sulfur Falls
$8.98
1
Steam Vents
$19.99
60 Cards
$95.82
Sideboard
3
Abrade
$0.75
2
Lava Coil
$0.50
2
Sweltering Suns
$0.70
15 Cards
$13.63

Note that the Izzet Phoenix Pioneer Challenger Deck 2022 decklist includes two copies of Expressive Iteration, a card currently banned in Pioneer.

This deck will still be legal for tournament play in tabletop Magic: The Gathering for Pioneer, but only as is. Specifically, the 60-card deck and 15-card sideboard will be legal as long as no changes are made to it.

For the Izzet Phoenix Pioneer Challenger Deck on Magic Online, the two copies of Expressive Iteration are instead replaced by one copy of Pieces of the Puzzle and one copy of Fiery Impulse.

Dimir Control

Dimir Control – Pioneer Challenger Decks 2022
by MTG Arena Zone
Buy on TCGplayer $208.06
Pioneer
best of 3
2 mythic
19 rare
18 uncommon
21 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (2)
Creatures (4)
2
Murderous Rider
$4.98
Instants (25)
4
Fatal Push
$9.96
4
Consider
$7.16
2
Negate
$0.50
4
Censor
$1.40
2
Heartless Act
$0.70
Sorceries (2)
Enchantments (1)
1
Shark Typhoon
$12.99
Lands (26)
7
Island
$1.75
8
Swamp
$2.00
2
Drowned Catacomb
$12.98
4
Field of Ruin
$1.00
1
Watery Grave
$13.99
60 Cards
$95.1
Sideboard
2
Cling to Dust
$0.70
2
Test of Talents
$0.70
3
Duress
$0.75
2
Go Blank
$1.58
2
Languish
$2.58
15 Cards
$9.99

Gruul Stompy

Gruul Stompy – Pioneer Challenger Decks 2022
by MTG Arena Zone
Buy on TCGplayer $219.84
Pioneer
best of 3
4 mythic
33 rare
3 uncommon
20 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (2)
Creatures (26)
4
Llanowar Elves
$1.16
4
Elvish Mystic
$3.16
4
Scavenging Ooze
$3.16
2
Questing Beast
$16.98
4
Glorybringer
$3.96
Instants (3)
3
Abrade
$0.75
Sorceries (4)
4
Mizzium Mortars
$1.40
Lands (25)
9
Forest
$2.25
7
Mountain
$1.75
4
Rockfall Vale
$3.96
1
Stomping Ground
$12.99
60 Cards
$77.26
Sideboard
3
Rending Volley
$16.47
1
Abrade
$0.25
4
Cindervines
$3.16
15 Cards
$21.93

Orzhov Humans

Orzhov Humans – Pioneer Challenger Decks 2022
by MTG Arena Zone
Buy on TCGplayer $68.06
Pioneer
best of 3
0 mythic
33 rare
20 uncommon
7 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (2)
2
Dire Tactics
$0.70
Sorceries (2)
Enchantments (4)
4
Rally the Ranks
$2.36
Lands (22)
3
Plains
$0.75
4
Caves of Koilos
$1.96
2
Mutavault
$15.98
1
Godless Shrine
$12.99
60 Cards
$80.86
Sideboard
1
Giant Killer
$0.35
3
Duress
$0.75
4
Sunset Revelry
$1.00
3
Portable Hole
$7.47
15 Cards
$10.97

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