Pioneer Deck of the Week: The Token to Turn Three Titan Team


Every Wednesday Insight is taking a quick look at one of the top-performing, most peculiar, or simply sweetest Pioneer decks among recent results. A simple and powerful main plan, some support, and a few alternative routes to victory. Sometimes that's all it takes to get a more-than-perfect rating of 7/7!

Titan & Co.

It is a spectacularly simple plan, but one that is absolutely able to make some Pioneer players concede on the spot. This is especially true for all the monored mages you may run into, especially those who summon a creature on turn two. Many monogreen draws can't quite compete with a quick Titan either, at least not when backed by a little burn.

Even if you face an opponent who holds up instant-speed removal, you don't just have to run into it and fold. You can cast Fable of the Mirror-Breaker // Reflection of Kiki-Jiki and Esika's Chariot and put some pressure on your opponent and on their removal that way. It works a bit like the old Winota decks: put out a credible offense first and then finish people off when they deal with that. (It's just weaker at it, in the good, nonbannable way.)

The deck only runs four Transmogrify (plus one Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast) for its big blowout move. But between Fable and Valakut Awakening // Valakut Stoneforge, there's a decent amount of filtering. The latter and Fire Prophecy ensure that you'll rarely be stuck with an uncastable Titan in hand in particular. Then again, hardcasting the seven-drop is fully feasible too in longer games, thanks to Treasure and Castle Garenbrig.

The Treasure trove isn't exactly bottomless here, filled mainly via Briefcase and Fable, but I've had multiple games with the deck where the Briefcase's ultimate ability came up. Always keep in mind all the things Reflection and Chariot can copy. Of course, many games simply end when you finally succeed at turning your last creature into a Titan, which brings a Rhino along, which crews Chariot, which spits out another Rhino, and suddenly you've got 19/19 worth of meat on the table.

It ain't honest work, but it is much. That is how the saying goes, isn't it?

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Krevosh(11.08.2022 18:59)

Will definetly try this, ive been experimenting alot in gruul creatures with titan, terror of the peaks and elder gargaroth as a payoff and fight rigging, fire of invention and storm the festival as enablers. Maybe this is finally my deck

TobiHenke(13.08.2022 07:24)

That really sounds like this deck will be right up your alley. :-)