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MTG - An Introduction to the Magic: The Gathering Color Pie: Philosophies, Strengths, and Weaknesses

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Shaq Attaq (17 days ago)
Excellent video
Adam So Chillstep (17 days ago)
Started as green and black moved to green and blue considering green and white. No matter what I'll always use green. :)
Adam So Chillstep (17 days ago)
This video was fantastic thank you sir!
MLGnoobr3ker (20 days ago)
Black, the definition of a corrupt politician
Chilllaxxinn (24 days ago)
White sounds like SJWs lol
Benjamin J (27 days ago)
Personally, I think Green's philosophy is the best, with White trailing behind.
Joris de Kleer (1 month ago)
If you're a hearthstone player : Green: priest, druid White: paladin, shaman Blue: mage Black : warlock Red: warrior, hunter, rogue
James Terzis (1 month ago)
This is a great video! Keep up the good work. One small critique is you do talk a bit too fast.
Silicia Veerah (1 month ago)
A mono-blue Sphinx commander deck is actually somewhat scary if no one is prepared for it
Kevin Corey (1 month ago)
People seem to like to villainize white. I know that there are misconceptions about white being the color of good when it isn’t necessarily, but the pushback has been ridiculous, painting white as primarily authoritarian and oppressive. White likes law and order, and white villains use it to oppress people, but white heroes see it as a means towards peace and happiness for everyone and are willing to lay down their lives for the good of the world. I’m a white/blue player because I value the best of what these colors represent.
Benjamin J (27 days ago)
Thank you for explaining that! As a White/Green player I love White for the reasons you provide. I just wish more people would understand that all colors have good and bad things about them, but that is what makes them so relatable to begin with.
Gabriel Velez (1 month ago)
Wedge this is awesome and all but. About that episode of worst cards ever...
Patrizio Herremans (1 month ago)
This dude talks weird.
Justin England (1 month ago)
Does anyone know the name of the card at 10:20? (Assuming it is one.)
Sid Jonathon (2 months ago)
One of the best magic video I've seen new players should watch this it helped me get a better understanding to the game cheers
Tyler Striga (2 months ago)
Alright, This was a nice video, but I can't get over how Wedge looks like Al from Toy Story 2
Django Unbanned (2 months ago)
PLEASE MANASOURCE DO A VIDEO IN BOROS RED/WHITE!
Seth Giberson (2 months ago)
White if you want an army. Blue if you want to stop that army. Black if you want someone else’s army. Red if you want to kill those armies. Green if you want to be an army.
Jesse Edwards (2 months ago)
I know I'm late but a video on jund and grix color combos would be amazing
Lilly Smith (2 months ago)
For someone who is just now learning to play witch colors would be good for a starter deck?
Moementai (2 months ago)
Can someone please tell me what card art is on 4:33? I need to know.
William Murray (2 months ago)
Can you please do House Dimir and the Boros Legion?!
KokoLoko 21557 (3 months ago)
Wonder how colorless falls into this. Such as Eldrazi
Charles (3 months ago)
DAM STANDARD CARDS GO OUT OF ROTATION FAST !!! Most of these cards are no longer legal.
Marcel (3 months ago)
Green pic at 12:00 pleaseeee
Joseph Pascua (3 months ago)
Sooo... Green users are musclebrains?
Benjamin J (27 days ago)
Actually, that would be Red. Green Users are pet owners.
mike long (3 months ago)
Rudy is black? Greed monster lol
Benjamin J (27 days ago)
Close. Rudy is White/Black.
HermesBlRD (3 months ago)
Blue is the arrogant fool, nuff said.
Jahi Palmer (3 months ago)
Blue is Everything!
Benjamin J (27 days ago)
I will crush you! 😤
Jahi Palmer (3 months ago)
And the rest of everything is Black!
empty zafu (4 months ago)
Red: Voooom! Green: Roar!! Blue: Beep! White: Hallelujah! Black: *Evil ambient sound....*
ThomasTheSpankEngine : (4 months ago)
Please do the rest of the guilds!!!!
Christoph Walke (4 months ago)
Soooo you say white is communism???
09Drdray (4 months ago)
What blue players think blue makes them: Intelligent, mindfulness, knowledgeable, powerful Reality: Retarded
ACEL713 (4 months ago)
The MtG colors as political-economic philosophies: White = Authoritarians = Only I know what is good for you! So, NO BREAKING THE RULES!! OBEY ME AND LIKE IT!! Blue = Dystopians = Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! Black = Free Market Capitalist = I would rather earn 1% off a hundred people's efforts than 100% of my own efforts. Red = Anarchists = Down with the man! Green = Libertarians = Social Darwinism, survival of the fittest.
pixlion (4 months ago)
**Honor of the pure- White creatures you control gain +1/+1**
Waba luba dub dub (4 months ago)
As a black main, I feel a better word to describe Black, is say "Corruption"
DragonmasterSK (4 months ago)
I'm on a mix of Blue and Green... I love nature but I am also curious and want to know about everything. I want to be one with my environment and I also treasure knowledge. I believe it's a good mix of knowledgge and power.
Devin M. (4 months ago)
I have an old Wrath of God card which destroys all creatures and an Armaggedon card which destroys all lands. I do well with black and blue in combination myself.
Steven Pope (5 months ago)
your narration sucks. end sentences, BREATH and then talk. AND FOR THE LOVE OF god STOP ENDING EVERY SENTENCE ON AS DOWN NOTE. OMG STOP CANT EVEN WATCH YOUR VID. AT ALL
Bianite (5 months ago)
White:The Sin of Pride(Thinking it self as perfect order) Blue:The Sin of Envy(Jealousy towards those who are wiser) Black:The Sin of Avarice(As you said black is greed) Red:The Sin of Wrath(Battling for their passions and freedom) Green:The Sin of Gluttony(To tame their primal hunger)
Greg Park (5 months ago)
Just watched all of your videos on the Colour Pie and found them really interesting and informative. Hope when you have recovered you can finish that series. Get well soon.
Roger Lopez (5 months ago)
Wow, my girlfriend told me once I react on impulse a while ago and I love red.
Erick Cuellar (5 months ago)
Awesome presentation and great intro into the all things color wheel. Many thanks
Charlie Passut (5 months ago)
Black 🖤
Dick Mang (5 months ago)
you look like the numa numa guy
Charlie Passut (5 months ago)
Real life examples of MTG colors White- KKK Red- Triggered feminists Blue- Nerds Black-Emo’s Green-Tree hugging hippies
OP Malfit (5 months ago)
WTF is necropotence good for besides crippling yourself??? (Can someone please explain that card to me?
OP Malfit (3 months ago)
Ok ok u could've just told me its power lies in being able to draw many cards
Steven Pope (5 months ago)
HAHAHAHA its one of the STRONGEST cards in that era, just search youtube for THE NECROPOTENCE DECK
RotatingDisc - (6 months ago)
I've recently been introduced to magic with the "Goblins Vs Merfolk" deck, and red is probably my favourite color right now. I really like the strategy of building up a huge game ending combo but having to get it right the first time.
Man That Games (6 months ago)
7:44
Doug Popson (6 months ago)
Miss you buddy
Jake Brose (6 months ago)
I think you should add that Red is chaos. It is chaos first and foremost, it is definitely a passion driven color but it is the opposite of White. Red will take what it wants, it will do what it wants and it will act how it wants, it is by far the most chaotic of the colors, and I don't think you touched on that enough.
Think Tank (6 months ago)
This was great. You explained each color quickly and really accurately.
NOOBGAMING (6 months ago)
I use blue green and white
Kaiser Dragon (7 months ago)
Excuse me but what is colorless philosophy and meaning?
joel gonzalez (7 months ago)
Thank you it's great
Memes Lols (7 months ago)
Like this comment if White and Red is the best because I’m literally JUST starting and I need feedback.
ドゲナチ (7 months ago)
Crusades are ethnocentric?! What!?
Lethal 98 (7 months ago)
I use a blue and black deck.
Mat 11 (7 months ago)
sjws detected
Kaïmadeus t (8 months ago)
Why is red upside down on that colour chart?
Mr. ic33 (8 months ago)
Just starting out. Can anybody help me with a two-color deck. (I bought the Dominaria Fat Pack).
Bad Wolf (8 months ago)
When I started MTG, I picked Black as my color (tho I later upgraded to B/G), mostly because its gameplay is the most fun for me. I also thought Black is the color least like me - I can basically identify myself with several aspects of any color, but only pragmatism was something I felt like I have in common with Black. I was never selfish, I can often settle for the "least" and I always take others in consideration when I act. Income the color pie and then it struck me - Black is about ambition, determination, clarity of your goal and getting to it, not bothering with distractions or unnecessary consideration of others. And, in its own way, it's also about valuing (and loving) yourself. Those are all things I'm struggling with in my life and all things I am trying to learn. And when I picked a main color to play, I picked Black. I'm sure this is a coincidence... but goddamn it doesn't feel like a coincidence. The game truly is Magic.
VinnyFacE (9 months ago)
his fry kills me so
Volaan Gaming (9 months ago)
where is Boros and dimir?
Mori Darkmoss (10 months ago)
You explained this very well. Matches what I read online when first learning about the colors
Dana Bizzle (10 months ago)
Thanks for this series Wedge! Just became a patron. Keep up the awesome work!
Max Gray (10 months ago)
I remember first finding this when I found MTG. This is still awesome.
Javier Fernandez (10 months ago)
love the video!
Lanier Pasha (10 months ago)
Black red green
Wildboy789789 (10 months ago)
If you read the books, players misunderstand white, white are controlling ass holes, they are always trying to conquer other colors
Aaron Jessome (11 months ago)
As I'm fairly new to MTG, any questions or things I wasn't understanding.was completely answered in these videos! You just gained one subscriber! Cheers from Nova Scotia!!!
Krispy Kleen (11 months ago)
Great video
Zero Ace (1 year ago)
So to summarize, White is focused on swarming and Zerg Rushing, Blue is focused on the grind game, Black is about as directionless as Arcana Force in Yugioh (A bunch of random effects ranging from mere stat boosts to skipping the opponent's turn depending on a coin toss, with Tails always fucking you over in some fashion), Red tends to OTK out the ass but once you start losing card advantage your opponent would have to have a literal heart attack for you to get it back, and Green is focused on beating but has no spot removal, right?
madhatten00 (11 months ago)
true; it depends on what the card's drawback is but generally black cards have some form of limitation that stops them from allowing you to take over too quickly compared to a deck of another color when i mean cost for mana; i mean like in comparison to white or red cards when you're talking about cards that deal direct damage or destroy things on the field white's main drawback is their destroyers either destroy everything or only work on "attacking or blocking" creatures; but their mana total for these cards would be lower ie. 3 compared 4; that kind of thing but yeah if the black card already includes something like deal 2 damage to yourself; then yeah it would have the same mana cost as a card in another deck color for the same effect generally
Zero Ace (11 months ago)
Well if you have to pay life, that's basically no cost
madhatten00 (11 months ago)
Zero Ace Basically. But I wouldn't say black is directionaless. It's the one that aspires to be great at everything allowing it to play in almost any style though the weakness being you sacrifice a lot in exchange ie. Through self inflicted damage, higher Mana costs for effects that would've been at a lower cost in another color, etc.
Zachary White (1 year ago)
I like pie
Zach Butcher (1 year ago)
So how do leviathans and sea monsters fit into blue?
First name Last name (1 year ago)
Question: if both green and blue are late game decks who would win. (For the sake of simplicity, commons only)
Alejandro Carrera (1 year ago)
black/red forever
Szabolcs Dávid (1 year ago)
I've been playing Magic for 3 years now and this video made me enlightened. I'm playing blue, and now I'm able to see, to know what am I playing actually. Thank you for this little tour into the world of the game!
Guy Ank (1 year ago)
Great video Wedge, how about a color philosophy, so to speak, about devoid and or artifacts?
Mani Kanniah (1 year ago)
Great intro just showed some blokes from work and may have got them hooked
Writer The God (1 year ago)
._. Where's colorless?
Dren (1 year ago)
In magic, I'm a black blue. I seek to know my enemy and everything about them to defeat them, no matter what the cost
ryan veith (1 year ago)
Black is misunderstood its every colors goal.The only difference is the individual colors paths. Black is death
Devin Cruz (1 year ago)
Umm... Why does the section on white sound so... supremacist.
Gwyndon (1 year ago)
Green player for life!
Lord Metroid (1 year ago)
When will we see videos on the philosophies of 3 color combos?
Insane Mindframe (1 year ago)
No one gives a shit about the roof over ur head. People pay for good content. Sounding desperate will only hurt you.
Pensissimo (1 year ago)
you forgot no/brown color cards :U what do they symbolize
I like to understand everything while seing the world for what it is so im a blue/black I also like to get things done quick so I guess im kinda red too
Anthony Cortez (1 year ago)
Yo finish the guild videos! Those were awesome
Elloir X. (1 year ago)
nice video
Michiel Hoeree (1 year ago)
And collerles?
ayiti jones (1 year ago)
The black thing really makes me uncomfortable lol
Ray Peyuh (1 year ago)
White is racist geez
Johnny Leyenda (1 year ago)
Great video! But the way he speaks at the end of the sentences annoys me to no end.
Board Game Sanctuary (1 year ago)
Great Video! I wonder if you can have your colour pie and eat it too... hehe :D
CastelDawn (1 year ago)
hmmm, pie
Green Elephant (1 year ago)
where is green-blue?
Samuel van Etten (1 year ago)
Yo Wedge, Love youre channel! I was wondering could you make individual videos about the shards,wedges and 4 four colour identities
Tyler Simms (1 year ago)
Really really liked this video. New magic player and I was super analytic and gravitated towards blue not knowing it's virtues
Cesar Acosta (1 year ago)
has the color pie study stopped?

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