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Dive in to the cutting edge of World of Warcraft PvE content with expert hosts Tettles, Dratnos, and Trell! The three of them have appeared as casters and competitors at multiple different Mythic Dungeon Invitationals, they raid in Hall of Fame guilds, and they create educational content for the classes they've mastered. We discuss current events in the Raiding and Mythic Plus eSports scene, create educational episodes to help you improve as a raider and a dungeoneer, and bring in special gu ...
 
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This week's guest is Squishei from Wowhead and , Tettles' guild! He joins us to cover the state of gearing in shadowlands (check out his article: https://www.wowhead.com/news=320267/mythic-vs-pvp-vs-raid-gearing-systems-in-shadowlands), and the upcoming MDI, which starts next weekend and will affect our show's schedule. 0:00 Introduction / Castle N…
 
We have some Class Balance changes and a few important M+ tricks this week, followed by a discussion of each dungeon and how Prideful timings generally work in them. 0:00 Introduction 13:55 Class Tuning 27:53 Tip of the Week 33:28 Important M+ Tricks/Bugs 45:33 Prideful Timings 1:15:41 Patreon Thanks 1:21:50 Q&A Check out our Patreon at https://www…
 
This week's guests are Taggz and Xyronic, members of the World First raiding team Complexity Limit. Taggz is their Healing coordinator, and Xyronic usually plays Warlock, and can be found at https://www.twitch.tv/xyronic 0:00 Main Topic 56:33 Patreon Thanks 59:10 Q&A Check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/titanforge Come join our Discord:…
 
This week's guest is https://twitter.com/jasonxdrofl, GM and Raid Leader of Dratnos' guild poptart corndoG. Here's the upcoming tuning information: https://www.wowhead.com/blue-tracker/topic/us/734092 0:00 Introduction & Discussion of the Last Week 14:36 Gearing 21:40 Tip of the Week 31:54 Class Tuning 45:20 Castle Nathria 1:09:30 Patreon Thanks 1:…
 
This is the final episode of Allied Strategies, and we have none other than the original co-host of the show, Neal Oliver, to reminisce about the past 6 years we’ve spent together! As the primary reason the show’s ending is that Benjamin is going to work for WOTC, we’ve also picked out some of our favorite Magic card designs to plant some good idea…
 
Read all about Castle Nathria here: https://www.wowhead.com/guides/castle-nathria-raid-overview Here's a link to Trell's M+ Routes for next week: https://pastebin.com/CU2emi2w Here's the table with our guesses for item level rewards from M+ - there's likely to be a reward cap for the first week, so stay tuned for a Blue post about it: https://www.w…
 
Here's the spreadsheet with a bunch of useful preparation information created by Medivh: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vTuGw0mW-s2nKPaiunMQsAK2CiX8w0ULLCMD8-ymgpIfxQ5veiv-iwHZlcDF8oC4PwRulspZxO4Ndcd/pubhtml# Here's a link to the Ion interview discussed in the second half of the show: https://www.wowhead.com/news=319241/exclusive-s…
 
Echo raider and Wunderbar MDI Champion Meeres joins us today to discuss the races that are now less than a month away - the race to World First Level 60 (don't tell them the classic guys already got that last year!) and the Race to World First in Castle Nathria. 0:00 Introduction 2:36 Racing to 60 22:51 Tip of the Week 33:10 Race to World First 51:…
 
Follow along with this episode through our show notes (normally only available to Patrons, but this week due to the UI screenshots we're making it available to all): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X6SPq-PSEaZ7YcR2Tg8WFhMWxsvwnf7ZSz436VXfYlA/edit?usp=sharing 0:00 Introduction 3:20 Tip of the Week 7:06 Main Topic: Shadowlands Keybinds & UI 59:46…
 
This week we’re taking a look at several of the decks that occupy the most sizeable portions of the Standard metagame. Though there are some clear pillars of the format, there’s a lot left to explore and a lot of opportunity for a savvy player to be rewarded for good deck selection, building, and tuning, and it’s shaping up to be a format that rema…
 
Here's the official release date announcement: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/23558953/shadowlands-arrives-november-23 Here's a Wowhead article about the Soul Ash changes: https://www.wowhead.com/news=318841/soul-ash-drop-rates-and-requirement-to-craft-legendary-increased-in-shadowlands And here's a RaiderIO article about the World 1st +34:…
 
This week we’re busting out an old segment, Will of the Council, in which we present two options, vote on them, and then declare the loser stupid. We also discuss the new style of broadcasting for organized play, and some fun games to play during quarantine. Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”)…
 
This week's episode features discussion of Exorsus going Alliance - read about that here: https://www.wowhead.com/news=318750/guild-exorsus-faction-changed-to-alliance-for-castle-nathria We also got into changes to healer mana - read about those here: https://www.wowhead.com/news=318430/water-regenerates-mana-slower-in-the-first-seconds-of-drinking…
 
This week we’re taking a strategic look at the London Mulligan and discussing how it impacts gameplay, deck selection, deck building, and mulligan decision-making. This was inspired by a blog post by Alex Majlaton, read that here: https://neverdraftingagain.blogspot.com/2020/10/we-probably-dont-understand-london.html Here’s the reference image for …
 
We are doing a beta key giveaway on our discord! https://discord.gg/6BcJ3Tu After covering some Legendary news and some debate on Twitter, we moved on to a quick run-down of activities you can do now, during the pre-patch, that might serve you well during Shadowlands. 0:00 Introduction / Beta Key Giveaway Announcement 3:33 Twitter Theorycrafting Di…
 
This expansion had its ups and downs - relive them with us! We also discuss some of the newest trends in the balancing of Covenants, Conduits, Soulbinds, and Legendaries on the Shadowlands beta. 0:00 Introduction 5:30 Shadowlands Conduits/Covenants Balancing 20:55 Shadowlands Legendary Balancing 32:13 Tip of the Week 42:03 Main Topic: BFA Expansion…
 
Shadowlands has been delayed! In addition, we have a round of tuning changes to M+ - one big affix nerf and several smaller changes to the dungeons themselves. And to close out the show, conduits - what we know (and don't know) about how to acquire them, and our hopes about their accessibility. 0:00 Introduction and the Delay 26:02 Tip of the Week …
 
This week our main topic is the state of Healers in Shadowlands. We're joined by MDI competitor and World top 50 raider Korimae as an expert guest on the topic - Korimae plays all healer specs and recently released a video explaining which ones will be best able to Raid, M+, and PvP without needing to swap covenants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v…
 
This week we’re not going to dwell for too long on the state of standard, just for a few minutes at the start. Our main topic is a selection of cards from the new set that we think will be impactful in the Historic format. Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”)By Allied Strategies
 
Next week we will not be having an episode because the Keystone Masters tournament will be happening at https://www.twitch.tv/keystonemasters - Tettles and Dratnos are casting, and Trell is competing! In addition to some discussion of that tournament, we covered tank balance in Shadowlands and the downward power trajectory of the tank specs over th…
 
This week we're covering a series of changes that, when viewed together, represent a shift in how Mythic Plus will function in Shadowlands compared to Legion and BFA. We also spend a little time talking about the upcoming Keystone Masters tournament (it's on the 19th and 20th), with its unique format - this will be discussed more in a future episod…
 
This week's discussion centers around the new affixes in Shadowlands! Learn about Prideful here: https://www.wowhead.com/news=317558/prideful-seasonal-affix-how-it-works-single-target-reaping-with-a-damage-buff-on Learn about the other three here: https://www.wowhead.com/news=317666/storming-inspiring-and-spiteful-deep-dive-new-mythic-affixes-in-sh…
 
This week we're joined by Complexity Limit's Warlock/Islander/Goblin, THD! Find him at https://www.twitch.tv/thdlock and https://twitter.com/LimitThdlock Here is the Wowhead article with the tables of Target Capped Abilities: https://www.wowhead.com/guides/shadowlands-target-capped-abilities-uncapped-capped-spells Check out our Patreon at https://w…
 
Learn the strategic adjustments we suggest based on the power level of the format! Tips and tricks are given for formats everywhere on the spectrum from the highest power level formats, like Masters sets, all the way down to the most basic Core Set. Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”) https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/allied…
 
We have several Shadowlands topics to cover this week! Up first - new affixes: https://www.wowhead.com/news=317392/new-keystone-affixes-added-in-shadowlands-build-35522-inspiring-spiteful-stormin Then we move to dungeon-locked covenant abilities, such as https://shadowlands.wowhead.com/news=317350/night-fae-covenant-bonuses-in-mists-of-tirna-scithe…
 
This week we're taking a trip down memory lane and looking at several bosses and trash pulls and how our strategies to handle them have evolved throughout the expansion! Normally, you'd need to join our Patreon to get access to the show notes, but since we're showing so many clips today, we're going to just share it - find links to all clips shown …
 
Here’s the B&R announcement: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/august-8-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement This week we’re discussing these bans and the kind of cards and strategies that may be enabled by them. Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”) https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast…
 
Is Versatile the right corruption for you? What makes a week a "push week"? How should I decide what to play in Shadowlands? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this week's show! Check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/titanforge Come join our Discord: https://discord.gg/6BcJ3Tu Music: Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod (incomp…
 
Benjamin has experienced some uncharacteristic success and will be making an appearance in the top 8 over at twitch.tv/magic this weekend as the first seed! This week we inflate his ego further by discussing this, though we make sure to keep it in check with frequent backhanded compliments. Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”) h…
 
This week we didn’t really have anything to talk about – the PT finals are coming up this weekend and both Ben and Sam have been prepping but neither felt like talking much about it, so instead we talked about all kinds of things. We hope to be back to magic soon, but we’re all a little burned out on it right now! Here’s the image mentioned near th…
 
Read about Preach's Ion interview (and find links to the VoD) here: https://www.wowhead.com/news=316949/preach-shadowlands-interview-with-ion-hazzikostas-liveblog After discussing that for the first ~50 minutes of the show, we move on to covering the new Shadowlands Mythic Plus dungeons available on Beta, along with some specific enemies and bosses…
 
As is tradition, there are some Organized Play changes that draw discussion from us as part of this week’s show. Here’s a link if you want to follow along: https://magic.gg/news/announcing-the-2020-2021-magic-esports-season After that, we transition to our main topic – Benjamin’s getting ready to play the PT finals with a deck that he neither enjoy…
 
This week we have three smaller topics - the first is the upcoming MDI Global Finals this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday over at https://www.youtube.com/warcraft - we have thoughts on the power levels of the teams based on the rules changes from last MDI! Our second topic is the Shadowlands Update put out yesterday, summarized here: https://www.wowhe…
 
This week’s show goes into a few different moderately sized topics, including a discussion of Mana Advantages, the number of health that Healing Salve would need to restore to be as powerful as Ancestral Recall, and then we get to our main topic of how to save Pioneer, a format in which 3 of the last 4 Format Challenge tournaments have failed to fi…
 
This week we’re joined by returning guest Sam Sherman, currently ranked #32 on the MTG Elo Project, putting him in a solid third place among members of this episode. He’s been jamming some M21 drafts and is here to educate you (and us!) about the format. He’s also just started streaming Magic at https://www.twitch.tv/samdsherman – throw him a follo…
 
There are tremendously serious things going on in WoW this week and we're going to take this entire episode to discuss the specific situations that have come to light in the past week, and the general discrimination and enabling of horrific behavior that has run rampant in the gaming community forever. Come join our Discord: https://discord.gg/6BcJ…
 
This week we’ve picked out some cards from the upcoming Core Set to talk about that we think might make waves in Standard, Historic, and Modern! Download this video here! (right click and “save as…”) https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/allied-strategies-246.mp3…
 
This week we have Complexity Limit's Xyronic on to discuss casting WoW events, such as the MDI or the Race to World First. Trell is busy moving, he'll be back next week! We also cover new datamining about Shadowlands Legendaries - check it out here: https://www.wowhead.com/news=316519/shadowlands-legendaries-possible-runeforged-powers-from-datamini…
 
This week we have Eli back on the show, coming off of a top 8 finish at the PT! We discuss the tournament itself, the process of playing an Arena/Discord tournament, and the decks that everyone settled on. Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”) https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/0…
 
Our hosts have recently created some videos about the future of mythic plus - Dratnos' on the Method channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxNCnH8bi34 and Tettles' on his own channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaitQbxFzN0 This week we're discussing those videos and some of the ideas we have for the future of Mythic Plus, as well as the fut…
 
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