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Top Level Podcast is a weekly podcast by Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Hall of Famer and Pro Tour Champion Patrick Chapin with Michael J Flores. Top Level Podcast focuses on competitive, Constructed, tournament Magic: The Gathering strategy, tactics, deck lists, and mindset. We appear weekly on http://www.toplevelpodcast.com

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Top Level Podcast is a weekly podcast by Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Hall of Famer and Pro Tour Champion Patrick Chapin with Michael J Flores. Top Level Podcast focuses on competitive, Constructed, tournament Magic: The Gathering strategy, tactics, deck lists, and mindset. We appear weekly on http://www.toplevelpodcast.com

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Innovation

By Das ist butcher org - May 30 2020
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It would be great if you would at least cast once a week.

Great Content!

By personalspoon - Apr 21 2020
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I don't understand why people don't like the dynamic between the co-hosts- I love it. They bounce ideas off each other and work through them together, giving the listener a complete experience.

iTunes Ratings

124 Ratings
Average Ratings
100
12
6
3
3

Innovation

By Das ist butcher org - May 30 2020
Read more
It would be great if you would at least cast once a week.

Great Content!

By personalspoon - Apr 21 2020
Read more
I don't understand why people don't like the dynamic between the co-hosts- I love it. They bounce ideas off each other and work through them together, giving the listener a complete experience.
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Top Level Podcast

Latest release on Jul 31, 2020

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Top Level Podcast is a weekly podcast by Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Hall of Famer and Pro Tour Champion Patrick Chapin with Michael J Flores. Top Level Podcast focuses on competitive, Constructed, tournament Magic: The Gathering strategy, tactics, deck lists, and mindset. We appear weekly on http://www.toplevelpodcast.com

Rank #1: Your Top 8 War of the Spark Questions… Answered!

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*Update 7:37pm April 26, 2019*

*This file fills in a few missing minutes from the previous upload.*

Every card in War of the Spark has been revealed! Patrick and Michael brew and riff on many of YOUR burning questions around this powerful new set.

Apr 26 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #2: Some of Our Favorites from Guilds of Ravnica

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Guilds of Ravnica continues to wow us! Patrick and Michael continue their takes on Guilds of Ravnica and its many new cards.

Sep 21 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #3: It's the Pioneer Decklists Podcast!

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What is Pioneer? Magic was born in 1993. Modern is a format from 2003 on... Now Pioneer is a format from 2013 on. It's Magic minus the first two decades...

Nov 01 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #4: There's Lots to Love with Thassa, Deep-Dwelling

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Thassa, Deep-Dwelling is a neat centerpiece from Theros Beyond Death. What are some of the great combos and synergies you an exploit alongside this God?

Jan 10 2020

1hr 32mins

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Rank #5: Wild About Wilderness Reclamation

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Wilderness Reclamation is the scariest card in Ravnica Allegiance. It's better than a ton of historical Staples + great with... Just listen to the podcast!

Jan 18 2019

59mins

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Rank #6: Get Ready for Assassin's Trophy

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Assassin's Trophy is a flexible new tool from Guilds of Ravnica. It's undercosted, powerful, and will see play in all the main formats for years to come!

Sep 13 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #7: Doom Whisperer: The Critics Agree!

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Patrick and Michael agree in their enthusiasm about Doom Whisperer from Guilds of Ravnica. Great finisher here! Surrounded by many other great cards.

Sep 28 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #8: Everything You Could Ever Want to Know About Arclight Phoenix in Modern

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Find out all the ways that Arclight Phoenix proves it is already one of the best creatures in Modern!

Dec 14 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #9: Three More Cards Join the Pioneer Ban List

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Three more cards hit the Pioneer ban list: Long live Pioneer! Patrick + Michael explore losing Smuggler's Copter, Once Upon a Time & Field of the Dead

Dec 07 2019

56mins

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Rank #10: Breaking Hydroid Krasis

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Hydroid Krasis is the top Mythic Rare from Ravnica Allegiance so far. Learn where -- and more importantly how -- to play this mighty Jellyfish Hydra Beast.

Feb 01 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #11: Skewer the Critics (and other spectacular Spectacles)

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Skewer the Critics & Light Up the Stage are making waves in both Standard and Modern decks... And the new set hasn't even been released yet! Find out why.

Jan 25 2019

47mins

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Rank #12: Karn, the Great Creator Demolishes Modern

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Karn, the Great Creator from War of the Spark has ALREADY put his silver-handed mark on Modern. Learn about the two-card combo redefining the format now!

May 16 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #13: How to Kill a Carnage Tyrant

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Carnage Tyrant may be the most important large threat in Standard. Learn how it's gone from a mirror-breaker to a insurance against Jeskai right here!

Nov 30 2018

57mins

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Rank #14: So Much Ravnica Allegiance Standard

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Ravnica Allegiane Standard is in full swing! Check out the emerging adventures of Pteramander, Light Up the Stage, a resurgent Hostage Taker, and more!

Feb 08 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #15: How to Think About Klothys, God of Destiny

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Find out why Magic: The Gathering Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin says Klothys, God of Destiny from Theros Beyond Death is a five-star card!

Dec 27 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #16: Oko, Thief of Crowns is Finally Banned in Standard

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Oko, Thief of Crowns was banned in Standard this week, alongside Once Upon a Time and Veil of Summer. You know this. But where to next? Find out here!

Nov 22 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #17: First Look at Theros Beyond Death

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Theros Beyond Death previews are upon us! How great is Escape? When will you want to play a certain indestructible God? Plus, great news from Mike!

Dec 20 2019

59mins

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Rank #18: Wow these Mythic Championship VI Decks

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The best Mythic Championship VI decks... Plus the best of "the rest" from the most lopsided, the most homogeneous, Pro Tour ever! Then, what happens next?

Nov 15 2019

1hr 5mins

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Let's Talk About the Players Tour Finals

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The Top 8 is set for the Players Tour Finals! The talk of the tournament was Growth Spiral, but enterprising rogues were also able to succeed. Learn how...

Jul 31 2020

55mins

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A HISTORIC Episode of Top Level Podcast

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Historic is a brand new format featuring all the legal cards on Magic: The Gathering Arena. It's fresh, different, and super exciting to explore!

Jul 24 2020

1hr 22mins

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Arcum's Astrolabe is Banned in Modern!

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Arcum's Astrolabe banned in Modern. Oath of Nissa un-banned in Pioneer! GOOD RIDDANCE to common troublemakers in Historic. Tons of formats; tons of changes.

Jul 17 2020

1hr 1min

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Everything Old is New Again in Standard!

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Rotting Regisaur is once again the biggest bad on the block, the meanest monster in the metagame! Old is new! But new is also new in Standard. Find out why:

Jul 12 2020

52mins

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First Looks at Core Set 2021 Standard

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Michael Flores and Pro Tour Champion Patrick Chapin take their first look at the new Standard decks powered by Core Set 2021!

Jul 05 2020

1hr 4mins

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Is Alpine Houndmaster the Best Card in M21?

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Is Alpine Houndmaster the Squadron Hawk of Core Set 2021? What's required to make this the set's best card and are we willing to pay the deck building cost?

Jun 28 2020

49mins

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Terror of the Peaks - Fair... and Not!

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Terror of the Peaks is an awesome Dragon when you're playing fair... But did you know the M21 monster also enables an infinite combo?

Jun 19 2020

1hr 8mins

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Llanowar Visionary is a Titan

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Llanowar Visionary is kinda sorta an upgraded Borderland Ranger. Except instead of no one wanting to trade with it, many a mage will! Find out why here.

Jun 12 2020

57mins

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Agent of Treachery Banned! (and other stories)

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Today is a big day for announcements! The Companion rule was fundamentally changed; and two cards (including Agent of Treachery) were banned in Standard!

Jun 02 2020

43mins

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Zirda, the Dawnwaker is Banned in Legacy!

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Zirda, the Dawnwaker and Lurrus of the Dream-Den are the first Companions to feel the ban hammer! Where do we go from here?

May 22 2020

1hr 1min

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We Adore This Colossus Hammer Deck

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Companions are rocking Modern and Pioneer! Our favorite this week uses Stoneforge Mystic to set up a fast Colossus Hammer and a stack of Kor for quick kills

May 15 2020

1hr 11mins

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The Many Faces of Yorion, Sky Nomad

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Yorion, Sky Nomad is up! The Legendary Bird Serpant (and its 80 best friends) have taken over Standard with tons more card advantage than everyone else!

May 08 2020

1hr 5mins

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Keruga, the Macrosage is Defining and Dominating Standard!

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Keruga, the Macrosage is just one of the awesome Companions we highlight in this week's episode... But it's not the coolest. Think Yorion + Demonic Pact :)

May 01 2020

55mins

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The First Week of Standard with Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths

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Companions from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths are already dominating every format, even Vintage! This week we examine some specific Companion-cases for Standard

Apr 24 2020

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We're Bananas for Kogla, the Titan Ape

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Kogla, the Titan Ape from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is just one of the exciting cards we discuss in this week's podcast. Check it out!

Apr 17 2020

1hr 15mins

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Lurrus of the Dream-Den Sure is Good with Black Lotus

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Lurrus of the Dream-Den is one of the most exciting Companions from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths. You already know why in Modern... But Vintage? TELL ME MORE

Apr 10 2020

58mins

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How Cavalier of Thorns Makes Sultai Escape

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Cavalier of Thorns really does help Sultai Escape rocket to the next level, doesn't it? Learn how this card helped this archetype to its most recent big win

Apr 03 2020

51mins

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Hottest Standard Tech from #mtgtogether

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The #mtgtogether qualifief events have already started to spawn some amazing innovations and powerful solutions in Standard. We've got them all right here!

Mar 27 2020

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Let's Talk About Phoenix of Ash in Mono-Red

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Mono-Red wins the Grand Prix and Mike likes... Bant? Find out why, and also why we like the Phoenix of Ash so much in Red Decks anyway ;)

Mar 20 2020

55mins

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Underworld Breach Decks Break Modern AND Legacy!

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Underworld Breach headlines some of the most broken decks in not just Pioneer... But Modern and even Legacy! Check 'em out here.

Mar 06 2020

56mins

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iTunes Ratings

124 Ratings
Average Ratings
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6
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3

Innovation

By Das ist butcher org - May 30 2020
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It would be great if you would at least cast once a week.

Great Content!

By personalspoon - Apr 21 2020
Read more
I don't understand why people don't like the dynamic between the co-hosts- I love it. They bounce ideas off each other and work through them together, giving the listener a complete experience.