Top Level Podcast
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Competitive Magic: The Gathering podcast by Pro Tour Hall of Famer and Pro Tour Champion Patrick Chapin + Michael J Flores. Focus of Top Level Podcast is on improving the tournament results of competitive Magic players.
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Anointed Procession Makes the Next Infinite Combo
2 days ago
It might not look it at first glance, but Anointed Procession is going to enable infinite everything. Sensei's Diving Top - Banned in Legacy! "Sensei's Divining Top gets no hat tip from me. There are very few cards -- probably zero in the history of Magic -- that have cost as many human lifetimes as Sensei's Divining Top." -Patrick Chapin Patrick and MichaelJ open on a tearful* goodbye to Sensei's Divining Top. While the Top has drawn some bad press due to eating up the clock in recent years, there is no denying its contribution to a number of impossibly inventive decks. Cards from Kodama's Reach to Shrapnel Blast to Counterbalance have all reached the top of the metagame. Speaking of Banned Cards... What will be obvious to you listening to this podcast is that the boys recorded "Anointed Procession Makes the Next Infinite Combo" before this week's last minute addendum to the Banned and Restricted list. So yes, Patrick does a little Felidar Guardian + Liliana brewing... But there are still lots of other great nuggets in this episode (we think). For instance: Going Infinite with Anointed Procession Anointed Procession + Eldrazi Displacer + Drowner of Hope is an infinite combo. How does this work? With Anointed Procession on the battlefield, Drowner of Hope will make four 1/1 tokens rather than just two. It costs three total mana to activate Eldrazi Displacer; three mana will blink Drowner of Hope, putting the aforementioned four tokens into play. That means that you can net one token per cycle (again assuming Anointed Procession is there). This combination gives you as many Icy Manipulators as you would like... Except they can also attack for infinite damage. The advantage of this combination is that Eldrazi Displacer and Drowner of Hope are actually "good cards" rather than just combination pieces. After all, even if Anointed Procession is not part of your equation, Drowner of Hope is seven power across three bodies for "just" six mana. Even without the Eldrazi, Anointed Procession is a surprisingly effective card. How in