Viability of Mono-Blue Spirits in Pioneer
Posted on May 9, 2022, 10:57 a.m. by Guerric
Hi all! I play mostly commander and have played Modern and Standard a bit in the past, but I am potentially interested in a Pioneer deck. When I built my Modern deck I started with a deck I could build into the budget of since it was pricey, and over time built it to its best version. Mono-colored appeals to me in Pioneer, because I won't have to invest as much in the mana base upfront. Spirits appeals to me, and a colleague who plays almost every format actively told me mono-blue spirits can be a thing in Pioneer. What are your thoughts? I don't need a Tier1 deck to start, just a viable one I can win some games with. I could eventually build it into a multi-colored one down the road. I also talked with my colleague about how much I enjoyed mono-blue tempo from the days of Guilds of Ravnica through War of the Spark standard metas, and he said I might like this deck on account of that.
I think youd be happy to know it is a popular thing. It occasionally has good league results.
May 9, 2022 4:51 p.m.
I play a successful mono blue Pioneer deck. It is aggressive in the early game, then gets unblockable damage through in the late game.
I have built quite a few good Pioneer decks that are outside the meta.
My advice with a mono blue deck would be to ignore a Spirits theme.
Interrupting your opponent's tempo will lengthen the game. Then you get all your unblockable damage through, across the course of the game.
If you build a deck like this, and want me to look at it, mention me in its comments.
May 10, 2022 9:46 a.m.
Delver of secrets is in pioneer too! I made a shitty delver deck and I can post it here
May 10, 2022 9:51 a.m.
Definately good call for a Pioneer start. There are multiple viable Spirit deck options in Pioneer that differ in pricing, so it’s easy to start (budget mono-blue version, a.k.a. Blue Skies), space to improve theme (Azorious or even Collected Company Bant version)