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Elo Punters

Elo Punters

By Bob Huang
Hey all, welcome to the Elo Punters Podcast! On this cast we talk about the latest in Standard, Pioneer, Modern and Legacy. Check out for match-up/sideboard guides, theory articles, video content and more!
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Ep 16 - The Daniel GOATschel episode
Do you like Gul_Dukat? A lot? So much that you would listen to him monologue for an hour? If so, we have the episode for you. Daniel regales the rest of the cast about his Legacy MOCS win, what it means, and delves deep into what it means to be a RUG player in 2020. Not for the faint of heart
September 5, 2020
Ep 15 - FIRE Bans, RUG vs UR Delver, SharkSnow, WTF is Historic and more!
Big grab bag of topics today! Our regular hosts Anu, Bob and Dan regale you with tales of Historic Arena opens, what decks are good in Legacy and some strategy advice for playing Wasteland in Delver. We learn about the plural of Muxus (Muxii) and how Stifle+Uro is the new midrange hotness in Legacy. Take a listen, and don't worry if you feel lost along the way, we are too
August 7, 2020
Ep 14 - Jarivs Yu Hangouts
Total grab bag of random musings brought to you by Elo Punters Daniel and Bob, and honorary Elo Bunter Jarvis Yu. We discuss Standard, Historic, Modern and Legacy, what's good what's bad, why Muxus is a card and why set roulette is the new format to play. Check it out!
July 25, 2020
Ep 13 - Catching Up! Custom Legacy?? Ban Announcements!?!?!?
It's been a while, but they're back! Daniel, Anuraag and Bob go over the past few weeks, discussing the recent custom Legacy tournament Anu hosted and other MTG shenanigans
July 11, 2020
Ep 12 - Arena PT and M21 and Jumpstart Spoilers
The crew goes over the recent Arena PT as well as M21 spoilers... Goblins abound! Is Goblins the new best tribal/Vial deck? Is Allosaurus Shepherd the real deal? When Barrin and Niambi take over Legacy? Find out as Daniel, Bob and Anuraag talk through M21 and Jumpstart
June 28, 2020
Ep 11 - Companion nerfs across MTG
Anuraag, Daniel and special guest Jarvis Yu (, discuss the recent companion mechanic changes and how the Legacy & Standard formats are affected by it! 
June 11, 2020
Ep 10 Yorion in Legacy and Organized Play Reacts
On this fine episode, we reunite the OG cast and crew and discuss Yorion and Gyruda in Legacy. Anuraag thinks Yorion is bad, and we agree. Find out why! We also spend time discussing Austin Bursavich's ban, WOTC prize cuts and the announcement of the announcement of Companion changing
May 28, 2020
Ep 9 - Francisco & Friends
Bob and Daniel are joined by Francisco @fpawluszmtg to discuss the latest changes to Pioneer, Modern and Legacy! We talk about how Siege Rhino and balanced magic cards are long gone and how to adapt in a new world. Plus, we learn about our friend Francisco's path in MTG and how he got to where is today
May 14, 2020
Ep 8 - Your Friendly Neighborhood Companions
Bob and Anuraag are joined by special guest Rugved Karhade in a deep discussion about the new Ikoria companions and how they've affected the Legacy metagame! 
May 3, 2020
Ep 7 - IKORIA!?!?!?!?
The crew goes through Ikoria spoilers and looks at some of the playable cards for Legacy and more! Also, a brief discussion on how to approach deckbuilding.
April 24, 2020
Ep 6 - Pioneer, Modern, & Legacy Updates
Title says it all! Bob, Daniel and Anu discuss some of the recent developments in the format!
April 7, 2020
Ep 5 - What's good? Uro and Intro to MTGO
WHAT'S GOOOOOOOOD?? Today we talk about our friendly neighborhood Elder Giant Uro, the Titan of Nature's Wrath as well as the elephant in the room - COVID-19 - and the ways you can still play MTG.... Online!
March 20, 2020
Ep 4 - Format Design Philosophy and Why Power Creep Should Be Banned
Join Daniel, Bob and Anuraag as they continue their discussion on the state of formats, what they'd do to improve them, and their thoughts on the what the gameplay in each format should be like.
March 10, 2020
Ep 3 - Beating Underworld Breach and Tournament Prep
UNDERWORLD BREACH IS IT! The combo deck is making big strides in the Legacy format, and today we go over some of the tools YOU can use to beat it. We also look back at some of our prior tournaments and explain a couple of the practices we take to prepare and level up! Thanks for being patient and waiting for this episode! Love you all.
February 22, 2020
Ep 2 - Underworld Breach in Legacy and Modern Post Ban
Bob is back from his vacation in Puerto Rico - but it seems like not all is the same since he left. Theros Beyond Death is legal and alongside it a list of cards BANNED by Wizards of the Coast in the Modern format. Anuraag, Daniel, and Bob gather their thoughts on the matter and talk about just how strong Breach will be in upcoming events. ALSO MAD SHOUT OUTS TO OUR NEW EDITOR LIZ FOLLOW HER AT @elioftheveil!!!  Stefan's list, for reference:  Maindeck: 4 Flooded Strand 4 Scalding Tarn 2 Prismatic Vista 2 Snow-Covered Island 1 Snow-Covered Plains 1 Snow-Covered Mountain 1 Tundra 1 Volcanic Island 4 Lion's Eye Diamond 4 Lotus Petal 3 Enlightened Tutor 4 Brainstorm 4 Ponder 4 Preordain 1 Seal of Removal 1 Seal of Cleansing 4 Brain Freeze 1 Thassa's Oracle 4 Underworld Breach 1 Grinding Station 4 Force of Will 1 Defense Grid 2 Orim's Chant 1 Pact of Negation 1 Spell Pierce Sideboard: 2 Silence 4 Swords to Plowshares 2 Monastery Mentor 2 Chain of Vapor 2 Wear / Tear 2 Serenity 1 Force of Negation
January 26, 2020
Ep 1 - Legacy Format Champs and Modern Banning
Episode 1! Thanks for joining us (Anuraag, Bob, and Daniel) as we share their thoughts on a recent high-profile Legacy event and potential bans in Modern. A question for the listeners - do you agree or disagree with the ban evaluations? Any cards that could be safely unbanned? Send your thoughts to @EloPunters on Twitter! (Also yes, Daniel is getting a new mic, we apologize in advance about the audio!)
January 9, 2020