Magic: The Gathering Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Magic: The Gathering RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network MtG: 11 Most Expensive Streets of New Capenna Cards https://www.gameskinny.com/djk9b/mtg-11-most-expensive-streets-of-new-capenna-cards https://www.gameskinny.com/djk9b/mtg-11-most-expensive-streets-of-new-capenna-cards Thu, 28 Apr 2022 10:46:28 -0400 Sergey_3847

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Ob Nixilis, the Adversary

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  • Regular art price: $35.34
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The new Ob Nixilis planeswalker is the only card from Streets of New Capenna that has seen almost no decline in price since the moment it was revealed.

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The card's Connive ability is really powerful, and players across all competitive formats want to play it in their Rakdos Sacrifice lists.

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The price on MTGO has been exploding as well, since the launch of the new set, so it looks like Ob Nixilis, the Adversary is another highly stable choice for investment.

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Those are the most expensive cards in Streets of New Capenna. For more Magic: The Gathering content, card lists, and guides, head over to our MtG hub page here.

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Bootleggers' Stash

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  • Regular art price: $28.06
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  • Borderless art price: $32.75
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Commander players are more than happy to get a new toy that generates even more Treasure tokens off of their lands.

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Bootleggers' Stash is getting a ridiculous amount of hype in EDH community, and it may probably be the safest bet of all the new cards in Streets of New Capenna.

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Although the physical market hasn't seen much growth in price lately, the digital market has been literally exploding in the past few days. Right now Bootleggers' Stash price has grown by 1200% in the last few days on MTGO, from 2 tix to 25 tix.

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Luxior, Giada's Gift

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  • Regular art price: $18.66
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The synergy with Devoted Druid has made Luxior, Giada's Gift very popular amongst modern and commander crowds. That's why the price correction has been so smooth on the market.

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There is also a great interest in this card from the White Blue Stoneforge players, who happen to run a lot of planeswalkers that could benefit greatly from this tiny artifact.

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It looks like there is a potential for growth here, but not a huge one. So it's better to wait and see if all this hype gets justified or not.

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Lord Xander, the Collector

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  • Regular art price: $11.10
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  • Showcase art price: $13.99
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Lord Xander is by far the most interesting and powerful new commander in Streets of New Capenna.

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It has also been gaining a lot of attention from the pioneer and modern MtG players, who can put this card on the board much earlier than turn seven.

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At one point, Lord Xander, the Collector was evaluated at $60 per card, which is certainly unreasonable. The current price is much more real and it may even go further down, if players find it difficult to perform well in the EDH format.

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Tri-Color Lands Cycle

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  • Regular art prices: $8.38 - $9.63
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  • Borderless art prices: $14.19 - $16.45
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There are five tri-color rare lands in Streets of New Capenna: Esper, Bant, Jund, Naya, and Grixis.

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All five lands are gaining traction across all competitive formats, and the current price tags on all five lands are pretty much stable at this point.

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If we're talking about bullish movement here, then it may happen only in a span of a year and extremely gradually.

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However, investing in rare lands has almost always been a good deal, regardless of the set they were printed in.

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Halo Fountain

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  • Regular art price: $9.63
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  • Borderless art price: $18.72
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Halo Fountain is definitely a very interesting winning condition card, albeit the the condition itself would be rather difficult to execute.

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Players would need to create a vast amount of tokens, attack with them, and then use Halo Fountain to untap them and win the game. It asks a lot, but there may be some hope for it in specialized token decks.

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It is very much possible that Halo Fountain will jump in price once a bulletproof combo is found in the meta.

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Elspeth Resplendent

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  • Regular art price: $8.65
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  • Showcase art price: $20.51
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Angel tribe is one of the main sources of power in the Streets of New Capenna set. The new angel-focused planeswalker has been getting a little bit more love than the new Vivien for sure.

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It can be well paired with another big white card of the set, Giada, Font of Hope, for some synergistic plays. But this is no indication of any significant market movement.

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Elspeth Resplendent will most likely stay where it's at right now, as there have already been two major price corrections in the past month.

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Vivien on the Hunt

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  • Regular art price: $8.18
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  • Borderless art price: $20.76
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The first new planeswalker on our list is a divisive card.

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It has a terrific first ability that allows players to enable their combos in many formats, but the high cost of 6 mana is keeping its price at bay.

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The first reactions to Vivien on the Hunt were lukewarm, and the price went down from $25 to $8 in just a couple of weeks. This trend may continue but in a much slower pace.

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Once again, it looks like Vivien on the Hunt is meant just for commander, as that's the only format where players can afford to churn out 6 mana for a combo ability.

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Urabrask, Heretic Praetor

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  • Regular art price: $7.47
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  • Phyrexian art price: $17.22
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Here is the first card that could actually find some followers in the MtG community.

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The first market evaluation of Urabrask gave it a $40 price tag! People really believed in the power of the new Phyrexian Praetor. It also has a significant impact in the Prosper, Tome Bound commander deck, and may be even in consideration for its own Mono Red aggro archetype.

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There is a chance for this card to get to a certain market milestone, but only time will tell if it can stay there.

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Ziatora, the Incinerator

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  • Regular art price: $6.07
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  • Showcase art price: $6.41
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The new dragon commander from Streets of New Cepenna follows a similar pattern to Jetmir. Ziatora's initial price was also $15 per card, and now it silently and steadily holds onto a $6 price tag.

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Some EDH players find it to be a slightly more powerful card than Jetmir. Taking into account the steep 6 mana cost and three colors in the casting cost, it becomes clear that Ziatora, the Incinerator will not be a big hit on the market.

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Jetmir, Nexus of Revels

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A new Jetmir commander has been steadily declining in price for the last month, since the moment it was released.

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The starting price was at $15 mark, and now it has fallen to just $5. Although it does look like a fun new lord commander to brew around, the Naya archetype isn't particularly popular amongst the competitive MtG crowd.

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Jetmir, Nexus of Revels may stumble at the current price for a long time, but don't expect it to go anywhere near its original asking price.

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There is a lot to unpack in the latest Magic: The Gathering set Streets of New Capenna.

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It has a whole new tri-color lands cycle, which is quite intriguing and gains traction across all formats. There are plenty of new commanders, planeswalkers, and artifacts that need to be addressed as well.

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While most of these will eventually drop in prices, some of the more expensive cards will surely stay on top of the MtG market game. If you would like to know which cards are really worth looking at from the Streets of New Capenna set, then read our guide for all the prices and analysis.

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Note that the listed prices correspond to the date of this article's publishing: April 28, 2022.

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MtG: 15 Best Streets of New Capenna Cards for Commander https://www.gameskinny.com/5s7i1/mtg-15-best-streets-of-new-capenna-cards-for-commander https://www.gameskinny.com/5s7i1/mtg-15-best-streets-of-new-capenna-cards-for-commander Wed, 27 Apr 2022 10:38:51 -0400 Sergey_3847

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Hypnotic Grifter

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Lastly, here is a small utility card that could help players, who can generate an infinite amount of colorless mana to connive non-stop.

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It can work in decks that run Thassa's Oracle or Laboratory Maniac as win conditions, as you can easily deck yourslef with the help of Hypnotic Grifter.

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This creature also fuels Underworld Breach, and other graveyard based lists that are so popular in commander these days.

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That's all for the best 15 cards in MtG's Streets of New Capenna set. In addition to this list of the best Streets of New Capenna cards for commander, be sure to check out our other MtG guides and card lists here.

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Witness Protection

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A simple nullify effect that deals with indestructible creatures for just 1 mana is a great deal for any commander player.

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Witness Protection will quickly become a staple in blue decks, where they can also pitch it to Force of Will if needed be.

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The only drawback here is the lack of Flash, as at instant speed this would be a completely broken spell. But hey, it's still better than Frogify!

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Cormela, Glamour Thief

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Here is another exciting commander from Streets of New Capenna, but this time in Grixis colors.

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There is a fun little infinite mana combo with Cormela that you may want to try out:

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  5. Use Saw in Half on Cormela, Glamour Thief.
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  7. Get back Saw in Half from the graveyard.
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  9. Cast Saw in Half on Cormela, Glamour Thief again.
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  11. Get back the tutor card from the graveyard.
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  13. Cast the tutor card for Dark Ritual.
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  15. Cast Dark Ritual to make extra mana.
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  17. Rinse and repeat steps 3 through 8 for infinite mana.
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Sticky Fingers

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For a mere cost of 1 mana you get an extra card, extra mana, evasion, and ramp. This will achieve so many great things when put on Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer that it's kind of scary.

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But really, this can be excellent in almost any list that has access to red mana and runs creatures that need to attack. So the field of application is really wide for Sticky Fingers, while the cost is minimal.

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An Offer You Can't Refuse

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Although giving two treasure artifacts to your opponent is not a good idea in general, if you need to quickly counter a spell with minimum expenses in order to save your combo, then An Offer You Can't Refuse can be a real savior.

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On the other hand, it can be used on your own spells in Storm decks, thus gaining several advantages at the same time: putting a card in your graveyard, putting two treasure tokens in play, and ticking up that Storm counter.

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Professional Face-Breaker

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This card has a terrific synergy with Prosper, Tome-Bound in commander, when you get the following combo:

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  1. Play Professional Face-Breaker.
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  3. Play Prosper, Tome-Bound.
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  5. Attack with Professional Face-Breaker, creating treasure token.
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  7. Sacrifice Treasure Token to exile a top card of your library.
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  9. Play the exiled card.
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  11. Create another Treasure Token with Prosper, Tome-Bound.
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  13. Rinse and repeat steps 4 through 6.
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Obviously, it's going to be really hard to go infinite, but with the help of mana rocks from the top, you can still achieve much in just a single turn.

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Falco Spara, Pactweaver

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Welcome another friend of Devoted Druid, but this time in the form of the actual commander card.

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You can use it to cast spells from the top of your library, using mana from Devoted Druid, and remove -1/-1 counters from it at the same time.

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Falco Spara also has a one-time protection from removal spells in the form of the Shield counter. So once an opponent uses a destroy effect on this commander, it will be negated.

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Ledger Shredder

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Connive mechanic is one of the best new inventions of Wizards of the Coast, as it allows MtG players not only to grow the creatures having this ability, but also trigger other synergies in the process.

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One of the best applications for Ledger Shredder could be seen in the partner commanders deck of Brallin, Skyshark Rider and Shabraz, the Skyshark.

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In this case, you can grow three creatures each turn. If you can cast two spells on your opponent's turn, you can easily double the number of your counters.

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Toluz, Clever Conductor

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Despite a very flexible mana color pie, Toluz seems at first a very slow card with not much advantage.

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But commander players know better, and are now using this Clever Conductor to perform the following game winning combo:

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  1. Play Toluz, Clever Conductor and connive.
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  3. Cast Doomsday with Toluz connive trigger on the stack.
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  5. Put all your cards into graveyard except five, including Thassa's Oracle.
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  7. Draw and play Thassa's Oracle, using Toluz's ability.
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  9. Win the game!
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Vivien on the Hunt

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The only new planeswalker from Streets of New Capenna on our list is another fantastic combo enabler:

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  1. Sacrifice Tymna the Weaver, using Vivien's first ability.
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  3. Put Felidar Guardian on the battlefield.
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  5. Use Felidar Guardian to blink Vivien on the Hunt.
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  7. Sacrifice Felidar Guardian, using Vivien's first ability.
  8. \n
  9. Put Karmic Guide on the battlefield.
  10. \n
  11. Use Karmic Guide to bring back Felidar Guardian from the graveyard.
  12. \n
  13. Repeat steps 3 through 4.
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  15. Put Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker on the battlefield.
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  17. Use Kiki-Jiki to copy Karmic Guide, and bring back Felidar Guardian.
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Finally, you can execute the Kiki-Jiki/Felidar combo by blinking Kiki-Jiki, and thus generate infinite copies of Felidar Guardian.

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Luxior, Giada's Gift

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At first glance, Luxior, Giada's Gift is a cheap "turn planeswalker into creature" effect. But Devoted Druid players know that this is their new way of getting infinite mana.

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The equip cost of 3 mana won't let you equip it early on, but once it's attached to Devoted Druid the mana train never stops.

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It's also a good thing that Luxior is an artifact, which can be used for its respective synergies, too.

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Errant, Street Artist

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Every new card that can be used the turn it is played is already a winner. Errant, Street Artist is no exception, and its ability can be used for a nice infinite ETB combo:

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  1. Cast Errant, Street Artist.
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  3. Cast High Tide.
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  5. Cast Ghostly Flicker.
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  7. Cast Narset's Reversal on Ghostly Flicker.
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  9. Copy the copy of Ghostly Flicker with Errant, Street Artist.
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  11. Use Ghostly Flicker on Errant, Street Artist and an Island.
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  13. Rinse and repeat steps 4-5 for infinite ETB.
  14. \n
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Tivit, Seller of Secrets

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Most standard players look at 6-mana cards with contempt, but commander players see nothing but opportunity.

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With the help of Tivit and its voting mechanic, players can generate a ton of artifact tokens. On top of that it has Ward 3, which turns every removal spell into an uncastable disaster.

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Esper has already got some neat tools from Streets of New Capenna set, but this new commander card looks to be one of the most promising.

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Scheming Fence

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The ability on Scheming Fence has a lot to offer. In commander the easiest way to activate it is to simply shut down a mana artifact or a mana creature, and ramp yourself instead.

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But that's only the beginning! Think of all the hexproof and shroud creatures that suddenly lose those abilities, or Phyrexian Revoker that suddenly can't block your cards anymore.

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It can also go infinite with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, and so on and so forth. The possibilities are endless!

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Raffine, Scheming Seer

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Here is a new competitive commander that could really push the Esper archetype to another level.

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You can perform a rather uncomplicated reanimator combo with it by following these steps:

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  1. Play Esper Sentinel or similar cheap attacker.
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  3. Cast Raffine, Scheming Seer from the commander zone.
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  5. Attack with Esper Sentinel or any other attacker.
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  7. Connive with Raffine, Scheming Seer.
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  9. Discard Razaketh, the Foulblooded.
  10. \n
  11. Cast Reanimate, or a similar spell, on Razaketh, the Foulblooded.
  12. \n
  13. Put Razaketh, the Foulblooded onto the battlefield.
  14. \n
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Streets of New Capenna is the latest Magic: The Gathering set and it's based on organized crime of the early 20th century, but with a fantasy twist.

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The commander players will be most interested in the new Connive mechanic introduced in this set, which instigates both card draw and creature growth, using +1/+1 counters.

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There are also plenty of new combo enablers for both infinite mana and game winning conditions. So check out this guide of the best 15 MtG cards from Streets of New Capenna set for the EDH commander format.

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MtG: 15 Best Streets of New Capenna Cards for Standard https://www.gameskinny.com/3j2pa/mtg-15-best-streets-of-new-capenna-cards-for-standard https://www.gameskinny.com/3j2pa/mtg-15-best-streets-of-new-capenna-cards-for-standard Tue, 26 Apr 2022 11:54:11 -0400 Sergey_3847

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Brokers Charm

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The last card on our list of best MtG New Capenna cards for standard is another charm, but this time it's Bant. Brokers Charm is not amazing, but it's good enough to see play in standard, especially because of its third ability, which lets you draw two cards instantly for only 3 mana.

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Its other two abilities are also very useful, and will be used according to the situation on board.

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Those are the best 15 cards in MtG's Streets of New Capenna set. In addition to this list of the best Streets of New Capenna cards for standard, be sure to check out our other MtG guides and card lists here

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Exotic Pets

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Unblockable creatures can be highly effective in decks with many different buffs and counters. That's where Exotic Pets will see the most play.

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Once you create the tokens, you can put any of the counters you already have on board onto those tokens, and keep attacking with them.

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They can also be buffed even further with the help of Wedding Announcement enchantment, or even used as sacrificial fodder for other combos and synergies.

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Goldhound

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Goldhound is simply an all-around good card with plenty of upsides. It's a common card, it costs only 1 mana, it has first strike and menace, and best of all, it lets you fix your mana.

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Goldhound is meant as a blocker, but instead of letting it die, you sacrifice it and cast a spell using its mana ability. Alongside that, it can also be a good early attacker in Grixis or Jund lists.

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Obscura Charm

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Currently, there are a couple of really good targets for revival in standard that could benefit from Obscura Charm's first ability, one of them being the new Ob Nixilis planeswalker.

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Obscura Charm's other two abilities are just as important and will serve as protective devices for the reanimated permanents. Unfortunately, this spell has a similar problem to Riveteers Charm: it only fits the Esper archetype.

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Witness Protection

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This isn't a blue Fatal Push, but it is pretty close. Witness Protection will definitely see play in blue lists that value cheap removal. And if there are enchantment synergies, it could easily trigger a discount on Geistlight Snare counterspell.

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Most likely, Witness Protection will be a very decent sideboard card against graveyard decks, where it will have a similar status in the standard format as the Sleep with the Fishes aura.

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Riveteers Charm

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Obviously, a card that has three mana colors will only see play in a Jund deck, but Riveteers Charm has three amazing abilities, and it's an instant spell, too.

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The first ability is very much like Soul Shatter, which has been doing a lot of hard work in standard lately. The other two abilities, including graveyard hate, are always extremely useful.

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Also, many decks that utilize treasure tokens will be able to cast this, even though they may not be Jund in the first place.

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Sleep with the Fishes

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When hate cards are not enough to stop your opponent from putting creatures on board from their graveyard, a simple aura card like Sleep with the Fishes can easily save you.

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Too bad there is no Flash on this card; it would be auto-included in all control decks if so. The cost also seems a bit too high at 4 mana, but this card compensates for that drawback by creating an unblockable.

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Urabrask, Heretic Praetor

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There have been a couple of Phyrexian Prateor cards in recent MtG sets, and all of them had a significant impact on the standard meta. While Urabrask, Heretic Praetor looks to be the weakest of them all, there is still a lot of potential in this card. It's not just in terms of gaining extra cards every time it attacks, but also in terms of being able to disrupt your opponent's plays as well.

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Although it would be hard to beat Goldspan Dragon for the same spot in your deck, it looks like some players will employ a copy or two of Urabrask for exactly those reasons above.

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Shakedown Heavy

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Nobody wants to get hit for six points of damage early in the game, but this card forces your opponent to make a decision: take the damage or let you draw a card instead.

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Even if you never get to hit with Shakedown Heavy, you will always get a card from it, and you can just as well hit with other attackers on board. So there is really no downside to this card.

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Lord Xander, the Collector

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Although the mana cost on Lord Xander is quite steep, you can cast him from your graveyard using various reanimate spells. Alternatively, this card could be put on the battlefield using the Ninjutusu mechanic, which was re-introduced in the last MtG set, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. You could also use the Dollhouse of Horros artifact from Innistrad: Crimson Vow.

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In either case, Lord Xander would be an excellent addition to any Grixis Control list with one or a few reanimator capabilities.

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Corpse Explosion

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Every new standard MtG set has at least one mandatory AoE spell, and Streets of New Capenna has Corpse Explosion. Three mana is decent enough to play it midgame, sweep everything off the board, and have leftover mana to cast something afterward.

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If you have something like Daemogoth Titan in your graveyard, which has 11 power, Corpse Explosion will be able to sweep every creature and planeswalker in play.

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Tenacious Underdog

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In short, Tenacious Underdog is an endlessly recastable card if you can manage to spend 2 points of life and 4 mana for its Blitz ability. With it, you get a hasty attacker and a card draw each turn, which is a perfect plan for almost any aggro or midrange deck.

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Since Jund looks to be the real winner of the Streets of New Capenna meta, that's where you'll see Tenacious Underdog the most. But don't exclude pure Mono Black aggro decks from the equation just yet.

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Endless Detour

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Every standard MtG player remembers how impactful Aether Gust was in previous seasons. While Endless Detour has a slightly more restrictive mana base, it's still a great card to have in any current Bant list.

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But we also get some more flexibility here, as this time graveyard is included alongside all colored and colorless spells. So, it wouldn't be surprising if some Bant players decide to play a full playset of Endless Detour in their main decks.

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Ob Nixilis, the Adversary

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Although the Casualty mechanic primarily serves to thwart counterspells (where you sacrifice a creature and have Ob Nixilis on board regardless of your opponent's negate spells), it looks like many will use this card as a combo trigger. Its last ability allows you to draw seven cards.

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However, you can also use it for almost infinite copying when creating 1/1 tokens, sacrificing them and creating copies of Ob Nixilis to increase its loyalty counter using Brokers Ascendancy or similar spells. In either case, Ob Nixilis will be quite obnoxious to deal with for your opponents.

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Giada, Font of Hope

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Certain lords in Magic: The Gathering history have become truly iconic, and it looks like Giada, Font of Hope will get a similar level of attention in the angel tribal decks this season.

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While you could expect it to have flying and vigilance — a common element for angel cards  the permanent and growing +1/+1 buff is certainly groundbreaking. On top of that, you can also tap into other angel cards using Giada's mana ability, putting this high on the list of best MtG New Capanna cards for the standard meta. 

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After releasing a ninja-themed expansion earlier this year, Wizards of the Coast has gone in an entirely new direction with the latest set for Magic: The Gathering set. Streets of New Capenna is inspired by the gangster movies and noir stylings of the early 20th century.

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The new set includes 281 cards and is based on shard-colored factions, so expect to see plenty of tri-color options. Some of the most important mechanics of this set include Cycling, Blitz, Connive, and Casualty.

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This list of the best MtG cards from Streets of New Capenna is focused entirely on the standard format, so you will know for sure which cards to look out for in the upcoming meta.

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MtG: 11 Most Expensive Kamigawa Neon Dynasty Cards https://www.gameskinny.com/utt1o/mtg-11-most-expensive-kamigawa-neon-dynasty-cards https://www.gameskinny.com/utt1o/mtg-11-most-expensive-kamigawa-neon-dynasty-cards Wed, 09 Feb 2022 12:23:47 -0500 Sergey_3847

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Boseiju, Who Endures

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  • Regular art price: $35.48
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The real winning card in the entire Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty set is not a creature, a planeswalker, or an artifact, but a land.

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Boseiju, Who Endures is currently tracking across all competitive formats as one of the most sought out MtG cards. The price is already quite high at $35, but it should go even higher, which is so typical for powerful lands.

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So don't take too long to grab a playset of these!

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Those are the most expensive cards in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. For more Magic: The Gathering content, card lists, and guides, head over to our MtG hub page here.

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Jin-Gitaxias, Progress Tyrant

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  • Regular art price: $24.34
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Jin-Gitaxias is a commander darling, which is now being included in so many different EDH lists. Hence the massive price tag, which will drop due to no interest from any other competitive formats whatsoever.

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Since it is also a quite expensive card at 7 mana, there is a big chance that it will only end up in a handful of specific lists that may or may not influence the commander meta too much.

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If it does end up in one of the top-tier decks, then it will sustain the $12-15 range at the end, and if not, then it'll drop even further to about $7-8 per card.

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Tamiyo, Compleated Sage

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  • Regular art price: $21.89
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  • Borderless art price: $29.51
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The new Tamiyo planeswalker may look like a really impactful card in the whole Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty set, but there is so little buzz for this card in the Magic community that there is no way it will sustain its current price tag.

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There are a few Simic lists in commander, standard and modern formats that may include Tamiyo, Compleated Sage, but Simic has never been dominant for too long in any of these environments.

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Even though this card allows you to use Phyrexian mana in order to cast it, there is also a big downside of losing loyalty points. There is no chance that this card will show any remarkable results on the market either.

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Kaito Shizuki

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  • Regular art price: $14.51
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  • Borderless art price: $21.37
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Kaito Shizuki is definitely a much better version of the blue planeswalker than Tezzeret. Although there isn't much hype for Kaito in the standard community, it is highly anticipated by the modern and commander crowds.

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An ability to create unblockable creatures is just fantastic, which is why Dimir Ninja players are so pumped about this card. However, due to it being not too favorable for standard format, it may find itself on a slower upward path than The Wandering Emperor.

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In case Kaito gains traction later on in standard format as well, then it may spike in price as well.

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The Wandering Emperor

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  • Regular art price: $14.50
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  • Borderless art price: $35.10
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Here is the first planeswalker of the set that actually shows any hope. The Wandering Emperor has three exciting abilities, and it has Flash, which is always very popular with the Magic crowd.

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This card is already included in various competitive lists throughout the formats, including commander, modern, and standard. This is, of course, a positive sign, which could lead to some price spikes in the nearest future.

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The alternative art copies already gain some serious traction on the market, which supports the price growth theory.

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Hidetsugu Consumes All

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  • Regular art price: $13.29
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  • Showcase art price: $18.61
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This Saga enchantment is one of the most controversial cards in the new set. It has some powerful abilities that could show good results in commander, but eventually it has been deemed as a deceptively good card.

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This is indicated by the fact that initially the price for Hidetsugu Consumes All started at $30, which was a surprise to many. However, it lost more than 50% of its value in just a single week.

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Will there be any sort of redemption for this card? Most likely not, and we will watch it sink even deeper in price.

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Tezzeret, Betrayer of Flesh

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  • Regular art price: $12.98
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  • Borderless art price: $21.81
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It is no surprise that such an artifact-heavy set like Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty would introduce a new Tezerret planeswalker. But is it any good? The answer is probably not.

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There isn't much talk in any of the competitive formats about a serious use of Tezzeret, Betrayer of Flesh, and you will only see a few casual commander lists pop up here and there.

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Since there is not much support for this card in the community, the initial price of $12 will drop even further. The limits of the fall will be determined by its performance.

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Kodama of the West Tree

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  • Extended art price: $13.61
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Once more commander players prove that they are the biggest market manipulators in all MtG. It is evident by the way Kodama of the West Tree managed to spike and drop in price in a matter of days.

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Sure, it is a strong card that is now considered not only for a number of EDH staples, but also in legacy, a format where players pay very close attention to the power level of each card.

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It's really hard to say where this is going, as current market fluctuations in regards to this card are highly unstable. It is probably better to just wait and see.

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Junji, the Midnight Sky

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  • Regular art price: $9.65
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  • Extended art price: $13.94
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Neither of the five new dragon spirits in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is going to see any serious competitive play. But the casual commander players love the black Junji dragon, so it has a bit of a chance on the market.

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Still, all indications show that this card will go down in price, unless some hidden powerful interaction will be discovered in one of the relevant formats.

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But other than that, Junji will go down in price and settle in a cozy $3-4 range or less.

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Nashi, Moon Sage's Scion

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  • Regular art price: $9.65
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Here is an example of a card that was designed purely for commander format, and that's where it's going to be played the most. To be even more precise, it's going to be played in the Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow archetype that deals with Ninja creatures.

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But one deck in a single format is not enough to make any card relevant on the market, so Nashi, Moon Sage's Scion will steadily dwindle in price to about $3-4 a piece.

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Takenuma, Abandoned Mire

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  • Regular art price: $8.51
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  • Extended art price: $14.53
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Eternal formats love this card, as most other legendary lands from the new Kamigawa set.

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Generally these types of lands get more and more valuable with time, so they all are probably going to get a lot more expensive than they initially started out.

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Although there has been a slow decline in price for the black land in the last week due to no interest from standard players, it looks like Takenuma will still find its place in commander, modern, legacy, and even vintage formats.

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Although Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty set in Magic: The Gathering is mainly focused on Ninja creatures, the real value of this set lies in other types of cards, such as lands, planeswalkers, and spells.

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The legendary land cycle with Channel mechanic looks especially interesting, and many consider it to be the best one in years. Such high rate of interest in these lands indicates huge market speculations, meaning they may dominate the market in the short term.

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As for the rest of the cards, then check out our guide for the most expensive MtG cards in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty right here.

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Note that the listed prices correspond to the date of this article's publishing: February 09, 2022.

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MtG: 15 Best Kamigawa Neon Dynasty Cards for Commander https://www.gameskinny.com/31ryk/mtg-15-best-kamigawa-neon-dynasty-cards-for-commander https://www.gameskinny.com/31ryk/mtg-15-best-kamigawa-neon-dynasty-cards-for-commander Tue, 08 Feb 2022 12:38:45 -0500 Sergey_3847

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Isshin, Two Heavens as One

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Isshin has a simple but powerful effect that can actually do some cool things in various Mardu lists.

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Combine it with Kaalia of the Vast and put two creatures from your hand onto the battlefield instead of one; with Syr Gwyn you can draw two cards instead of one; and the list goes on and on.

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Isshin can also be an excellent commander, pushing other cards to their limit with its trigger ability.

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That's all for the best 15 cards in MtG's Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty set. In addition to this list of the best Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty cards for commander, be sure to check out our other MtG guides and card lists here

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Tameshi, Reality Architect

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There are many speculations in the EDH community whether this card is absolutely fantastic or deceptive. But the newest brews suggest that the card actually has a massive potential.

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The main gist is that Tameshi can serve as the artifact and enchantment protector, being able to return them from the graveyard onto the battlefield.

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For example, you can utilize Lion's Eye Diamond as many times as you need while you still have lands on the board, generating lots and lots of mana in the process.

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The Reality Chip

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This weird artifact Jellyfish creature has an interesting combo in commander that may go unnoticed by many players, but here's how it goes:

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  1. Cast any mana rock available
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  3. Play Etherium Sculptor
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  5. Play The Reality Chip
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  7. Reconfigure The Reality Chip on Etherium Sculptor
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  9. Start casting cheap artifacts from the top of your library
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This combo can be highly effective in both Urza, Lord High Artificer and Galea, Kindler of Hope archetypes.

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Prosperous Thief

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Ninja tribes are getting more and more popular in EDH, and Prosperous Thief is clearly getting a place in one of those decks.

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The most popular choice is the Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow commander, but other options like Anowon, the Ruin Thief and Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge are also perfectly fine.

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But of course, any deck that relies on Ninja and Rogue creatures will benefit from this swift little thief.

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Atsushi, the Blazing Sky

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This card offers commander players to generate infinite mana with the following combo:

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  1. Play Atsushi, the Blazing Sky
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  3. Play Nim Deathmantle
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  5. Attach Nim Deathmantle to Atsushi, the Blazing Sky
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  7. Play Ashnod's Altar
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  9. Sacrifice Atsushi, the Blazing Sky, using Ashnod's Altar
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  11. Generate 2 mana from Ashnod's Altar and 3 mana from treasure tokens
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  13. Pay 4 mana to return Atsushi, the Blazing Sky with Nim Deathmantle attached to it
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  15. Rinse and repeat steps 5-7 for infinite mana
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Hidetsugu Consumes All

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The first chapter on this Saga is absolutely fantastic for commander players, who want to quickly get rid of all mana rocks that their opponents control.

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However, the second ability may come as a bit of a nuisance for most graveyard-based decks. That's why they will either have to remove it or play it before building up their own graveyard.

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But most likely, Hidetsugu Consumes All will appear in Five Color Control lists, such as Kenrith, the Returned King, where all three abilities will come in handy just right.

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Weaver of Harmony

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There are several powerful lists in EDH that focus on enchantment creatures, which could be highly interested in Weaver of Harmony as a lord card, including Sythis Harvests's Hand, Pharika God of Affliction, and Estrid the Masked.

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There is also a neat interaction with Jeskai Ascendancy enchantment in combination with a mana producer, where Weaver of Harmony's ability allows you to create infinite mana through tapping and untapping.

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Moonsnare Prototype

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This one is easily comparable to Springleaf Drum, which produces colored mana by tapping creatures. Moonsnare Prototype gives you colorless mana, while also tapping artifacts.

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It doesn't mean that these cards are mutually exclusive, not at all. On the contrary, you can make them work together in synergy, which can add more advantage to artifact based lists, such as Sai, Master Thopterist and Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain.

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In case you decide to combo it with Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy, then it will produce twice as much mana.

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March of Burgeoning Life

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Unlike Chord of Calling or Eldritch Evolution, this spell needs to target a card with the same name in order to search your library and put it onto the battlefield, which is impossible to do in commander format due to a single copy rule.

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However, if you combine this with Spy Kit artifact, then you can cast any spell from your library, which suddenly turns March of Burgeoning Life into one of the best commander tutors ever.

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You can also combine it with Rosheen Meanderer's ramp, so you can quickly get any card you wish.

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Lion Sash

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White decks have always been struggling in such a format like EDH, but fortunately, Wizards of the Coast have been regularly printing powerful white cards for commander in the last couple of years.

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Lion Sash is an example of a really pushed white card that many commander players would definitely want. On top of that, it's a cat creature, which is perfect for Cat tribal lists that also care for equipment.

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Last but not least, it will see play in Heliod decks that care not only about strong white creatures, but also graveyard hate.

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Containment Construct

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This card can do a lot of things in commander format!

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It is best utilized with Lion's Eye Diamond, when you can discard your hand, produce mana, and pay for one of the discarded cards, which practically turns Lion's Eye Diamond into Black Lotus, the most powerful card in MtG.

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You can also channel your lands, and then put them into play right away. Your Madness cards can be utilized twice as well. As you see, the possibilities are boundless.

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Hinata, Dawn-Crowned

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Here is one with spectacular value!

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Hinata makes all your spells cost 1 mana less, which is super relevant for all 2-mana spells that suddenly become increasingly more castable, such as Brain Freeze, Negate, Arcane Denial, and so many others. It also makes all opponent spells more expensive, which is a definite win.

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This is a truly great commander card, which can inspire a few interesting archetypes in EDH, involving a vast number of spells.

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Otawara, Soaring City

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Here is another removal land, but this time it's blue and doesn't destroy the target, but returns it to the owner's hand. The cool part about it is that you can also protect your own creatures, when the necessity arises.

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The best part about this land is that the removal effect cannot be countered with Summer Veil, since the effect comes from the colorless land, while Summer Veil only protects from blue and black effects.

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Boseiju, Who Endures

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Here is the best land for commander format in the entire Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty set, and it has a removal ability that costs you almost nothing.

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Boseiju can deal with such threats like Underworld Breach, Esper Sentinel, Counterbalance, Mystic Remora, and so many others. It is also extremely hard to counter such an effect, unless you hold the right card at the right time.

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It will be a great addition in such decks like Omnath, Locus of Rage, Meren of Clan Nel Toth, and even such popular lists like Gishath, Sun's Avatar and Tovolar, Dire Overlord.

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Jin-Gitaxias, Progress Tyrant

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The Phyrexian cycle in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is really strong, but Jin-Gitaxias is going to have the biggest impact, especially in the Urza, Lord High Artificer lists.

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It can also become a decent target in Tasigur Neoform lists, but one of the best targets for its artifact token generation would be Isochron Sceptre, which will allow you to copy even more spells.

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Unfortunately, Jin-Gitaxias doesn't look like a good commander on its own due to its steep cost, but it is going to get used really well in the 99 for sure.

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Despite the overwhelming presence of Ninja creatures in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty set for Magic: The Gathering, the most useful card type in this entire set for commander format is artifacts.

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These aren't just mere utilities, but combo enablers and outright game winners. Our list of the top 15 commander cards from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty includes some of the best artifacts, lands, enchantments, and of course, legendary creatures in the game.

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Many of these will have an unexpected power level once broken onto the meta, so be prepared for a few surprises.

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MtG: 15 Best Kamigawa Neon Dynasty Cards for Standard https://www.gameskinny.com/it6sd/mtg-15-best-kamigawa-neon-dynasty-cards-for-standard https://www.gameskinny.com/it6sd/mtg-15-best-kamigawa-neon-dynasty-cards-for-standard Tue, 08 Feb 2022 08:40:29 -0500 Sergey_3847

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Moonsnare Prototype

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A cheap mana producer that is hard to remove and taps both artifacts and creatures is simply fantastic.

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Also, don't sleep on the Channel removal effect, which can be a legit way out in many different situations, including game saving ones, when you're being attacked by a lethal creature.

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Moonsnare Prototype is simply another great example of excellent common card design in this new set.

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Those are the best 15 cards in MtG's Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty set. In addition to this list of the best Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty cards for standard, be sure to check out our other MtG guides and card lists here

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Containment Construct

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This artifact is very similar in effect to Conspiracy Theorist from Strixhaven set. But it's also colorless, which makes it a great addition in almost any deck that wants cheap card advantage.

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It obviously synergizes perfectly with the Channel mechanic, which triggers the discard effect, and lets you recast the same card from the graveyard.

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The only drawback of Containment Construct is the low toughness, which makes it really easy to remove, if left unprotected.

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Spell Pierce

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The infamous Spell Pierce is back in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty!

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The last reprint could be seen in the Ixalan, and now it's getting around once again to the joy of all blue tempo players. Since there are going to be plenty of tempo decks, involving Ninjas and Samurais, this little spell will be of great value to many of them.

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Players can still use Jwari Disruption, but Spell Pierce cost only 1 mana and taxes opponents for 2 mana, which is a much better deal.

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Reality Heist

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Vehicle archetypes will have a blast playing with Reality Heist, especially if you find ways to generate treasure tokens. The way it works is that you can count the tokens for paying the colorless mana, and then sacrifice them to pay for the colored mana.

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It also synergizes with blood tokens from the Innistrad sets, making it really easy to reduce the cost on Reality Heist. In either of those cases, this card will find its place in all "artifacts matter" lists this season.

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Reinforced Ronin

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A repeatable Shock effect on a creature with an ability to cycle itself is a great deal for just 1 mana. This would be a great companion to Rabbit Battery in red aggro decks.

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This can also repeatedly trigger artifact synergies, which can be a nice way of utilizing the return effect.

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Reinforced Ronin plays out like Shatterskull Charger from Zendikar Rising, but is a lot cheaper. Both could be played in the same deck for some relevant aggro synergies.

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Rabbit Battery

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A creature and an equipment that has Haste and gives one? Excellent!

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It also costs only 1 mana, which is again fantastic for aggressive red decks that want to deal as much damage early on as possible.

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Technically, if this card stays on board, any of your creature coming into play will have Haste. That's why playing it as equipment is much more beneficial than the creature.

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It also makes the Boros Equipment deck much more playable, especially after the recent standard rotation.

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You Are Already Dead

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Taking into account that this card costs only 1 mana, draws you a card, and is an instant spell makes it one of the best, if not the best, common cards in the entire Kamigawa set.

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This will be played in all black aggro decks in standard simply due to the cheapness of it. This will be especially useful in Ninja tribal lists that will want an effective cantrip in multiples.

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Disruption Protocol

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Cheap counterspells are always going to be popular no matter what. This one requires you to tap an artifact, which is not a problem at all, but then you can cancel any type of spell you wish.

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There are plenty of vehicle artifacts in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, so bringing this down to two blue mana won't be much of a hassle. This will also find place in the Ninja tribal decks that will want to counter bigger threats later on in the match-up for 3 mana.

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Weaver of Harmony

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An enchantment lord with an ability to copy other effects is unusually powerful for a 2-mana card that is not even legendary.

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What makes it really strong is the ability to copy Saga chapters, effectively turning it into another copy of such staples like Binding of the Old Gods, Harald Unites the Elves, Waking the Trolls and others.

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The lord effect is also very useful, especially in a set such as Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, which is so heavy on enchantment creatures.

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Boseiju, Who Endures

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Boseiju is another fantastic legendary land from the new cycle, and this one is an excellent removal tool for artifacts, enchantments, and lands. Since it is legendary, players probably will not include too many copies of it in their main lists, but two should be the best number in most cases.

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Many Magic: The Gathering players consider it to be the best land in standard right now, so it's no wonder that it's getting such high traction from the community.

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Kaito Shizuki

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The new Kaito planeswalker is clearly going to see play only in one type of deck, and that is Dimir Ninjas. But it will be the anchor of that archetype, and everyone will want it in at least a couple of copies.

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The fact that it makes an unblockable creature opens up so many possibilities for pumping and attacking. Then, you can draw a card, and create another unblockable token, which will surely make your opponents salty.

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Otawara, Soaring City

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The new cycle of legendary lands from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is truly awesome. They are highly useful in a variety of archetypes, and Otawara, Soaring City looks to be one of the best in the bunch.

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The Channel ability is incredible, which allows you to remove almost any permanent type of card from the board, and protect your own when its needed. The card even allows you to reduce the cost of this ability, which isn't that necessary, when you're looking for a way to defend yourself.

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Mechtitan Core

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The activation cost on Mechtitan Core is quite steep at 5 mana, including the need to sacrifice other artifacts. The benefit is actually totally worth it, as you get an immensely powerful creature, you protect your other artifacts, and they come back in case your 10/10 token blows up.

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The best part is that the token has Lifelink, which requires only one hit to really get back into the game. This card can be a real game savior, so be patient with it, and the results will amaze you.

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Lion Sash

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This card has been compared heavily to Scavenging Ooze and understandably so. The effects are very similar except that Lion Sash doesn't generate any benefit from exiling non-permanent cards.

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It is still a great card that can protect itself using the Reconfigure ability and attaching itself to another creature.

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Lion Sash will be excellent against decks that are heavy on creatures, especially small ones, as there is going to be a lot of feeding and growing happening in that case.

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The Wandering Emperor

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Here is an example of a very dangerous planeswalker, simply due to the fact that it has Flash and an exile ability. You can also instantly improve the stats of your blocker, or simply use it as a combat trick with the first and second active abilities.

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Rarely do we see that all planeswalker abilities can benefit the game, but The Wandering Emperor clearly has the chance to become a real meta staple. You will see it in various white decks, both midrange and control, so don't sleep on it.

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The first new Magic: The Gathering set of 2022 is the returning Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. Just like the very first Kamigawa set, this one focuses on Ninja and Samurai creature types, and adds a ton of enchantments and artifacts.

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The new set utilizes heavily the Vehicle artifacts that may become a huge part of the upcoming season. Wizards of the Coast also introduced the Mechs, special creatures that are designed in mind with the Vehicle synergies.

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On top of that, the set introduces a new cycle of legendary lands that have a huge potential in all formats. But this guide focuses mainly on standard, listing all the top 15 MtG cards from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty.

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MtG: 11 Most Expensive Innistrad Crimson Vow Cards https://www.gameskinny.com/f20ha/mtg-11-most-expensive-innistrad-crimson-vow-cards https://www.gameskinny.com/f20ha/mtg-11-most-expensive-innistrad-crimson-vow-cards Thu, 11 Nov 2021 10:46:34 -0500 Sergey_3847

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Cultivator Colossus

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The most expensive card in Innistrad Crimson Vow is Cultivator Colossus, a giant trampler that has a massive potential in commander format. But unfortunately, it doesn't look too promising anywhere else.

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EDH people love these types of effects and they will invest in this card as soon as the price drops to a more level-headed $20 a card. It will probably go even lower than that, but who knows just how well it will perform in all those commander ramp decks?

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Those are the most expensive cards in Innistrad: Crimson Vow. For more Magic: The Gathering content, card lists, and guides, head over to our MtG hub page here.

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Necroduality

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This is another highly specific card that will only see play in Dimir Zombies archetype in commander and maybe standard.

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It has a fantastic effect but since it's limited to zombies tribe, it will not be able to turn into an investment darling anytime soon. For all its worth, expect it to fall to $8-12 a piece.

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If it finds home in some unexpected standard brew, then it may go above that but not by much. It's just too niche to make any difference in any format whatsoever.

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Sorin the Mirthless

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The new Sorin planeswalker is fine, but not great. It has some useful abilities that are mostly going to be ignored in all formats except commander, and this doesn't look too good for investors.

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The plus one ability is probably the most valuable one here and reminds of Dark Confidant But why would players choose Sorin the Mirthless, when they can play Dark Confidant for a lot less mana?

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So the only option left is the standard format where Dark Confidant is illegal, but even then Sorin shouldn't go any higher than $7-10 a card.

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Chandra, Dressed to Kill

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Many players had high hopes for the new Chandra planeswalker. While it's pretty god in Mono-Red decks, it won't be even considered for any other archetype.

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This, of course, makes her a very unreliable source of investment, and currently everyone is predicting its fall from grace to a $5-7 range.

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Since Mono-Red decks don't perform too well in standard these days, it will be mostly carried by commander players. But that's just not enough to guarantee a solid performance on the market.

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Manaform Hellkite

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Now, here's a dragon that's worth every penny. This hasty tokens producer has caught an eye of players in all competitive formats.

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It's currently being viewed as the best partner for Alrund's Epiphany decks in standard. But it also has room in Izzet and Jeskai lists in modern and commander.

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This one should really spike in price to about $30 a piece, and if suddenly Alrund's Epiphany gets banned in standard because of their interaction, then expect it to level down to about $15-20 range.

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Kaya, Geist Hunter

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  • Regular art price: $19.53
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  • Borderless art price: $32.51
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Kaya, Geist Hunter is the most underwhelming new planeswalker from the Crimson Vow set.

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It has no power of its own and it must be supported by tokens to be able to do anything useful. Every other format except commander has been ignoring Kaya, and the price has been steadily falling since the reveal.

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Some traders sell this one for least than $10, which means that the bottom price will be really low at around $2-3.

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Cemetery Gatekeeper

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  • Regular art price: $19.00
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  • Showcase art price: $14.83
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Here is another cemetery card from Crimson Vow, but this one is much more interesting than Cemetery Desecrator or even Cemetery Illuminator.

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It's already making rounds in Mono-Red lists in pioneer, Mardu Vampire decks in modern, Boros and Rakdos aggro decks in standard, and a bunch of similar archetypes in commander.

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This opens up huge possibilities for this card on the market. Its presale price was higher than usual at $30, and now it went down to around $20. It should go down even further, but the bottom price could be somewhere around $7-10, and that's something one should not overlook.

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Cemetery Desecrator

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  • Regular art price: $15.79
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Dimir Zombies archetype in commander has got a new utility card in the form of Cemetery Desecrator.

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Other formats seem to ignore this rather expensive creature, which makes its application on the market pretty limited. As it looks right now, Cemetery Desecrator will fall in price, as is the case with a few other commander-friendly cards listed above.

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It may find its way into casual play and become a real star there, but once the price drops, it will not be able to reinstate its initial price of $15. So expect it to stay at around the $3-5 mark at best.

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Cemetery Illuminator

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  • Regular art price: $15.31
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  • Extended art price: $22.50
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Spirits are getting a huge support in Crimson Vow set, and Cemetery Illuminator is one of the most interesting new spirit mythics.

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Besides the obvious choice for commander format, it is being viewed by modern players as a potential addition to the Azorius Spirits deck in the format.

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The pre-release price for Cemetery Illuminator started at $25 and eventually dropped to $15. This means that the confidence in the card's value on the market has been decreasing.

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It's really hard to say where the price will go, but it just looks like another case of a $5 card.

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Toxrill, the Corrosive

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  • Regular art price: $14.57
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  • Showcase art price: $21.80
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Toxrill is another case of commander hype. It's a really powerful card, albeit a bit too slow and expensive. Still the EDH crowd loves it and will try to push it in the format.

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The price will be determined by its performance and nothing else. Many predict that it will be removed instantly as soon as it lands on the battlefield, which will make many players ultimately remove it from their decks and thus tank the price.

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The future of this card on the market will most likely look the same as for Avabruck Caretaker.

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Avabruck Caretaker

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  • Regular art price: $14.50
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  • Extended art price: $24.62
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Werewolf decks have been on the rise since the release of Innistrad Midnight Hunt a couple of months ago in many formats. The new Innistrad Crimson Vow set brought a few support cards for wolf and werewolf tribal decks as well.

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Avabruck Caretaker is a great card, but it's a bit too expensive for competitive formats except commander. That's where it fits right into the Tovolar, Dire Overlord decks and that's the main reason why this card is being pushed in price.

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Obviously, the price will be reduced after the initial spike, so expect it to fall to about $3-5 a piece.

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Innistrad Crimson Vow, the latest set for Magic: The Gathering, is the first standard set to be released during the holiday season. This makes market evaluation completely unpredictable.

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Currently, it is projected that Crimson Vow will have a lower expected value than Innistrad Midnight Hunt. The cause is the lack of really impactful cards for standard and modern formats, the lack of one truly strong new planeswalker, and the general niche nature of the Crimson Vow product.

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With all that said, check out this list of the most expensive MtG cards from Innistrad Crimson Vow and make your own conclusions.

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Note that the listed prices correspond to the date of this article's publishing: November 10, 2021.

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MtG: 15 Best Innistrad Crimson Vow Cards for Commander https://www.gameskinny.com/mb7lz/mtg-15-best-innistrad-crimson-vow-cards-for-commander https://www.gameskinny.com/mb7lz/mtg-15-best-innistrad-crimson-vow-cards-for-commander Tue, 09 Nov 2021 12:01:09 -0500 Sergey_3847

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Necroduality

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Zombie tribal players will have a real treat playing Necroduality. It simply doubles the power of their decks for free, and that should never be ignored.

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But there is also a cool little infinite tokens combo associated with this enchantment as well:

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  1. Cast Phyrexian Altar
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  3. Cast Necroduality
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  5. Cast Gravecrawler, making another copy with Necroduality
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  7. Sacrifice Gravecrawler with Phyrexian Altar, generating one black mana
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  9. Spend this one black mana to cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard
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  11. Rinse and repeat steps 3-5 for infinite zombie tokens
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That's all for the best 15 cards in MtG's Innistrad: Crimson Vow set. In addition to this list of the best Innistrad: Crimson Vow cards for commander, be sure to check out our other MtG guides and card lists here

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Geralf, Visionary Stitcher

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If you feel that zombies in your The Scarab God deck are not powerful enough, then you can give all of them Flying with the help of Geralf, Visionary Stitcher.

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If you feel that The Scarab God is too expensive for you, then you can make Geralf, Visionary Stitcher your commander instead and go for a budget version of the zombies tribal deck.

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Finally, you can use Geralf's second ability to sacrifice Charix, the Raging Isle and get a 17/17 flying zombie, which is terrifying and probably game winning.

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Cultivator Colossus

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The first thing that immediately pops up in combination with Cultivator Colossus is the Abundance enchantment from Urza's Saga. Abundance can help you filter out all the lands and turn Cultivator Colossus into a grotesque monster in a single turn.

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You can also use Scouting Trek to put all your land cards on top of your library for a similar effect.

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If you want to make things even spicier, add Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle to the equation for all that extra damage.

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Toxrill, the Corrosive

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It's evident that Toxrill, the Corrosive is a slow card, but its high power makes you want to play it no matter what. All that you need to do is find a way to speed up its counter effect and token production.

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In this case players will need a consistent Porliferate engine, such as Yawgmoth, Thran Physician or similar, in order to increase the number of counters. You may also need to make a copy of Toxrill himself to double the speed further on.

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Regardless of your strategy here, Toxrill is a solid commander card.

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Edgar, Charmed Groom

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The new vampire commander from Crimson Vow could also be a potential card draw generator for Welcoming Vampire, as when it transforms, it creates tokens that trigger her ability.

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It's also good even if you play it as a simple vampire lord, because he can keep Welcoming Vampire out of the Lightning Bolt range.

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Combine these two in a commander vampire tribal list and you'll get one seriously pushed deck.

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Welcoming Vampire

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Here is a nice companion to Heliod, God of the Sun commander that can generate toekns to trigger Welcoming Vampire.

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The best part about this card is that it can trigger on opponent's turn..

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It is also recommended to pair it up with Flash creatures that can enter battlefield any time you need to draw more. In this way you can bring the number of draws to a maximum.

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Cemetery Illuminator

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The wording of the textbox on this card is a bit uneven, but this card actually has a lot of flexibility.

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You need to start with the ability that you can look at the top of your library any time, and then you can decide which card to exile from which graveyard. This means that it gets even more interesting in multiplayer commander, where you have access to more than two graveyards.

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In that sense, Cemetery Illuminator would be an excellent addition to God Eternal Kefnet decks and similar.

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Manaform Hellkite

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We've seen plenty of token producers in the past, but tokens generated by Manaform Hellkite have haste, and this changes everything.

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You can easily combo off with a series of cheap spells to produce lots of hasty attackers and win the game on the spot.

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It can be a potential finisher in commander partner deck that runs Krark, the Thumbless alongside Sakashima of a Thousand Faces. In that case Sakashima culd copy Manaform Hellkite, and Krark could produce extra spells for all those tokens.

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Consuming Tide

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There are only a few cards that can be compared to Cyclonic Rift, a commander staple. But here is another contender from Innistrad Crimson Vow. It's only a sorcery and not an instant, but it needs only four mana, while most other similar cards are much more expensive.

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Consuming Tide won't break the format or anything like that, and many players will find sorcery speed ineffective, but in certain decks that run Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain this could be an excellent additional effect for playing your free mana rocks to draw more cards.

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Alchemist's Retrieval

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Here is another impactful 1-mana blue spell that will make rounds in certain commander decks this season.

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First, it's a great addition to Orvar, the All-Form lists that want these targeted types of effects in as many copies as possible.

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Then, it can be a recurring effect for Dockside Extortionist, or a protective spell for Codie, Vociferous Codex.

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In all these cases, Alchemist's Retrieval can be used to a great effect. And if you need to get rid of the opponent's threats, then paying two mana for Cleave effect won't feel like a robbery.

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Change of Fortune

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This effect is by no means new, as Tolarian Winds and Collective Defiance already exist in the format, but if cast after these spells you can draw way more cards than your typical hand size.

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It will go into decks that run Rielle, the Everwise, Bone Miser (or any other Shadow Bag strategies), Wheel of Fortune, and many others.

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The infinite draw engine can also be achieved with the help of Anje Falkenrath commander. The possibilities are many!

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Eruth, Tormented Prophet

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The ability and the color scheme of this card suggests a strong support for storm decks in commander.

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It's basically a draw engine that generates twice as many cards per trigger, which then could be cast from the exile zone, and that is just a perfect plan for storm decks.

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Spells like Brainstorm can really make this card fly, even if it's not your commander but a part of 99. In either case, it doesn't require too much set up and can be easily played on turn three.

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Odric, Blood-Cursed

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EDH community has been circling around this card for some time, as it offers some amazing infinite mana combo that goes like this:

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  1. Cast Eldrazi Displacer
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  3. Cast Krark-Clan Ironworks
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  5. Cast Battlefield Raptor (or any other similar creature)
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  7. Cast Odric, Blood-Cursed, creating two blood tokens
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  9. Sacrifice two blood tokens to Krark-Clan Ironworks, generating 4 mana
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  11. Use 3 mana for Eldrazi Displacer's blink ability on Odric, Blood-Cursed
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  13. When Odric, Blood-Cursed returns, he creates two more blood tokens
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  15. Rinse and repeat steps 5-7 for infinite mana
  16. \n
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Hullbreaker Horror

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If you were looking for a card that could disrupt a whole chain of your opponent's plays, then this is the one that should fit all your needs.

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The high cost of Hullbreaker Horror won't matter much in Tasigur, the Golden Fang decks, where you can use Neoform or similar spells to put Hullbreaker Horror on the board and trigger its return abilities one after another with a series of spells.

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This thing can even target uncounterable spells, unless your opponent plays Veil of Summer.

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Wash Away

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Commander has plenty of ways to cast spells from anywhere besides your hand, which makes the new Wash Away counterspell an instant bomb in the format.

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Of course, it's not as effective as Force of Negation, which can be cast for free, but paying one mana for a solid counterspell is a really good deal nonetheless.

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It can easily stop any of the Underworld Breach shenanigans early on, as well as exile zone or tutor strategies. Pair it up with a few other solid counterspells, and you won't have to worry much.

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All five tribes from Innistrad Midnight Hunt make their way back to the newest Magic: The Gathering set Innistrad Crimson Vow. But this time the set revolves mostly around vampires that produce special blood tokens.

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There is also a new Cleave mechanic that provides players with some degree of flexibility. Humans tribe has the Training mechanic that allows them to gain more power and toughness when attacking bigger creatures, and Zombies allow you to Exploit them for certain advantages.

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All these mechanics and more are going to make a difference in the EDH community, so check out this selection of the best MtG cards from Innistrad Crimson Vow for commander format.

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MtG: 15 Best Innistrad Crimson Vow Cards for Standard https://www.gameskinny.com/1w0tv/mtg-15-best-innistrad-crimson-vow-cards-for-standard https://www.gameskinny.com/1w0tv/mtg-15-best-innistrad-crimson-vow-cards-for-standard Mon, 08 Nov 2021 11:30:19 -0500 Sergey_3847

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Lantern of the lost

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Cheap graveyard hate cards are always a welcome addition to any sideboard. This one also draws you a card for just one mana and basically saves your game from the imminent pressure of the opponent's graveyard creatures.

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Lantern of the Lost is comparable to Relic of Progenitus, a modern staple, with the small difference that this card can't slowly drain the opponent's graveyard turn after turn.

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Those are the best 15 cards in MtG's Innistrad: Crimson Vow set. In addition to this list of the best Innistrad: Crimson Vow cards for standard, be sure to check out our other MtG guides and card lists here

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Hero's Downfall

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Hero's Downfall is a direct reprint from the Theros set, and it is just as relevant today as it was back in 2013. But this time it got downgraded from rare to uncommon rarity, which is how it should have been in the first place.

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It will be played in the majority of black decks, including Jund Midrange and Grixis Control, mostly in the sideboard.

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It's a simple design that can quickly deal with unwanted creatures and planeswalkers.

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Wolfkin Outcast

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Werewolf decks have already got a lot of excellent cards in Innistrad Midnight Hunt set, but here is another one from Crimson Vow that just looks really good.

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You get a 5/4 creature for four mana as the base, and if it's nighttime, then you get a 6/5 that also draws you card each time one of your wolf creatures dies.

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The Gruul Werewolves archetype that is now one of the top tier lists on Magic Arena will surely want a couple of copies of Wolfkin Outcast.

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Bloodtithe Harvester

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Vampire tribal lists are also getting some goodies in Crimson Vow. Bloodtithe Harvester is a great example of a high utility card for almost no cost.

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For two mana you get a 3/2 creature that can destroy any other creature with two toughness. You will probably have to wait a turn to do that due to the tap ability, but it's still super strong for such low cost.

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This one will definitely see play in Rakdos Vampires decks in standard.

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Wash Away

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This has to be one of the most creative and potent counterspells Wizards of the Coast have ever printed.

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For one mana you can counter any spell that wasn't cast from the owner's hand. Meaning that you can counter anything from graveyard, exile zone, sideboard, and library.

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If you do want to counter a spell from a hand, then you will have to pay two more mana. In any case, this will go straight into all blue control decks for some unexpected tempo counter plays.

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Dorothea, Vengeful Victim

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Spirit tribal players will have a blast this season in standard, as here is another overpowered spirit from Crimson Vow.

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You can play this for two mana, attack with it, put it in the graveyard. Then next turn play Dorothea's Retribution for only three mana, and you will basically have Geist of Saint Treft on your hands.

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When modern staples make their way into standard, you know it's going to be a hot season.

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Dig Up

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Here is a card with the brand-new Cleave mechanic that gives spells some flexibility. In this case players can chose to play four mana instead of one to tutor for any card in their library without it being revealed.

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This card can quickly become a staple in Ramp Sultai decks, where cards like this can fecth for the game-winning pieces without any hassle.

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Even with the one mana cost, this spell does give you a basic land, which is still pretty good.

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Overcharged Amalgam

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This card has a lot to offer!

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First, it's a zombie creature that can go into any Dimir zombie tribal deck. Second, it has both Flash and Flying, and it counters not only spells, but also abilities, which can at times be just as important.

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But most importantly, it has the Exploit mechanic, which allows you to trigger the counter effect by sacrificing Overcharged Amalgam to itself. In that case you won't have a 3/3 creature on board, but your game will be saved.

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Hullbreaker Horror

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Although the cost on this Kraken creature is quite steep, the amount of advantage you get by playing it in the late game would be a real game winner for all blue control decks.

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The best part about this card is that it can perform exceptionally well in control mirror matches, and deal not only with the opponent's creatures, but also their spells.

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You may want to play a couple of copies in the main list or put it in the sideboard. It will do a good job regardless!

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Katilda, Dawnhart Martyr

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While Faithbound Judge could be successfully played outside spirit decks, Katilda is clearly playable only in spirit tribal decks, as her power and toughness directly depend on the number of spirits you control.

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In that case she can be really strong for mere three mana. You can play her on turn three and have 3/3 with 1-drop and 2-drop spirits on the board. With each consecutive turn she will keep growing and getting more dangerous.

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Chandra, Dressed to Kill

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A new Chandra planeswalker is nothing short of amazing. She has similar abilities to one of the most successful Chandra planeswalkers in Magic's history — Chandra, Torch of Defiance — but this one is cheaper at only three mana, which makes her eligible for such aggressive decks like Mono-Red Burn.

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Her ultimate ability may not be as strong as that of Chandra, Torch of Defiance, but it can still do a lot of damage, which is exactly what you're looking for in any aggro card.

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Jacob Hauken, Inspector

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The comparisons with the modern staple card Jace, Vryn's Prodigy are inevitable in this case. Both cards are early looters that offer strong play later on, in this case being the flipside of Hauken's Insight legendary enchantment that allows you to play lands and cast spells for free from the top of your library.

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The most obvious deck for this card is any blue control list that uses Alrund's Epiphany, which can be cast for free as soon as Jacob Hauken flips.

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Faithbound Judge

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There is a huge support for spirit creatures in Crimson Vow, which does make spirit tribal deck serious contenders for the top tier archetype this season. However, Faithbound Judge can also be played in Blue-White Control decks as a solid defending creature.

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On top of that, it has a flipside of Sinner's Judgement enchantment aura curse, which can win you a game in just a few turns. All this makes Faithbound Judge one of the most hyped cards this season.

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Ascendant Packleader

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This summer Wizards of the Coast released a 1-mana 2/1 creature called Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer that took Magic by the storm. Well, here's a an offering for standard format that will have a similar impact.

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Mono-Green is already the highest rated deck in standard, and with the addition of Ascendant Packleader it will blow out into the stratosphere.

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Obviously, this will see play in other green decks based on wolf creatures, so watch out for this little but very dangerous card.

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Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

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Currently, the two biggest enemy parties in standard are Mono-White vs. Mono-Green decks.

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Since Thalia is now reprinted in standard, after spending years as the top-tier choice in the eternal formats, she will give a serious push to Mono-White decks.

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She is excellent against all spell-heavy decks, including both aggro and control lists. Thalia hasn't been called a staple card all the way up to vintage format for no reason. She's the real MVP of the Crimson Vow set!

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As expected, Innistrad Crimson Vow is a very different Magic: The Gathering set from Innistrad Midnight Hunt, which was released just a couple of months ago.

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While Midnight Hunt focused on werewolves, Crimson Vow is mostly dedicated to vampires that are much more numerous here. However, in a surprising turn of events, it's the spirit creatures that really shine in the new set, giving spirit tribal decks a lot to work with.

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Besides that you will find plenty of staple reprints and some major control cards. Check out all this and more in our list of the best Innistrad Crimson Vow cards for MtG.

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MtG: Best Innistrad Midnight Hunt Combos https://www.gameskinny.com/x18kt/mtg-best-innistrad-midnight-hunt-combos https://www.gameskinny.com/x18kt/mtg-best-innistrad-midnight-hunt-combos Mon, 04 Oct 2021 11:39:24 -0400 Sergey_3847

New cards offer Magic: The Gathering players new ways to win, especially since they can be combined into exciting fresh combos. Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, the latest MtG expansion, has many new ways of either achieving infinite mana and life, or simply OTKing your opponents.

This guide will showcase five of the best new MtG combos from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt for various formats, including standard, historic, and commander.

Infinite Mana Combo (Standard)

         

Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset may not be the most exciting planeswalker on its own in the Innistrad: Midnight Hunt set, but he does give players a chance to execute an amazing infinite mana combo in standard.

Here's the simple breakdown of this awesome combo:

  1. Cast Accomplished Alchemist
  2. Cast Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset
  3. Cast Lithoform Engine
  4. Activate Teferi's plus one ability, targeting Lithoform Engine and Accomplished Alchemist
  5. Activate Lithoform Engine's first ability, targeting Teferi's plus one ability on the stack
  6. Untap Lithoform Engine and Accomplished Alchemist
  7. Rinse and repeat steps 4-6 for infinite mana

This combo also produces infinite life, which is a huge indication to your opponent that it's time to concede.

Night and Day OTK Combo (Standard)

         

Having infinite mana and life is great, but being able to OTK your opponent is even better.

This particular combo, discovered by Reddit user nagCopaleen, is based on the new day and night cycle introduced in the Innistrad: Midnight Hunt expansion, and it goes like this:

  1. Cast The Celestus
  2. Cast 4x Component Collector
  3. Cast Brimstone Vandal
  4. Activate the 3-mana ability on The Celestus
  5. Untap it with Component Collector and add mana with The Celestus (repeat four times)
  6. Spend three mana to activate the day and night ability on The Celestus
  7. Rinse and repeat steps 4-6

During each change of day and night cycle Brimstone Vandal will deal damage to your opponent, and since the cycle is infinite, you can easily OTK your opponent this way.

Meathook Massacre Combo (Standard)

         

Since the moment The Meathook Massacre enchantment was revealed to the public, MtG players knew immediately that this is going to be a huge troublemaker of a card.

The combo can be lethal or at least very damaging:

  1. Cast Daemogoth Titan
  2. Cast Exponential Growth, targeting Daemogoth Titan
  3. Cast Tend the Pest, targeting Daemogoth Titan
  4. Sacrifice Daemogoth Titan, creating 22x pest tokens
  5. Cast The Meathook Massacre for three mana

This combo deals 22 points of damage, sacrificing all pest tokens. If your opponent's life total is equal or lower than that, you may have another OTK combo on your hands.

Infinite Life Combo (Historic)

         

Lunarch Veteran from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt doesn't look like anything special at first sight, being a mere common 1-drop. But it has an ability that has a potential to produce an infinite life combo that looks like this:

  1. Cast Lunarch Veteran
  2. Cast Lurking Roper
  3. Cast Presence of Gond, targeting Lurking Roper
  4. Tap Lurking Roper and create an elf token
  5. Gain life with Lunarch Veteran
  6. Untap Lurking Roper
  7. Rinse and repeat steps 4-6

As you see, you will not only gain infinite life, but also infinite number of tokens, which could be then also sacrificed to The Meathook Massacre. This combo was first discovered by the Reddit user Timber4, and many Magic: The Gathering players love its simple execution.

Infinite Mill Combo (Commander)

         

Mill archetype in EDH now has a new fantastic combo helmed by Lier, Disciple of the Drowned commander card from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt.

The combo can be executed with only a few cards, which makes it quite simple as well:

  1. Cast Venture Deeper, targeting your opponent
  2. Cast Merfolk Secretkeeper from adventure zone
  3. Cast Ashnod's Altar
  4. Cast Chromatic Orrery to turn colorless mana into blue mana
  5. Cast Lier, Disciple of the Drowned from the commander zone
  6. Sacrifice Merfolk Secretkeeper, using Ashnod's Altar
  7. Cast Venture Deeper from graveyard, using Lier's ability

Repeat this cycle infinitely until your opponent mills all their cards in a single turn using the mana produced by Ashnod's Altar and Chromatic Orrery.

Those are the best Innistrad: Midnight Hunt combos for standard, historic, and commander formats in MtG. For more Magic: The Gathering content, card lists, and guides, head over to our MtG hub page here.

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MtG: 11 Most Expensive Innistrad Midnight Hunt Cards https://www.gameskinny.com/m75z8/mtg-11-most-expensive-innistrad-midnight-hunt-cards https://www.gameskinny.com/m75z8/mtg-11-most-expensive-innistrad-midnight-hunt-cards Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:06:59 -0400 Sergey_3847

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Wrenn and Seven

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After a huge success of Wrenn and Six, there was a lot of hype concerning the new Wrenn and Seven planeswalker. But this one is tad too expensive, even when you take into account its quite powerful activated abilities.

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It most likely won't see play in modern, which is a huge red indicator for investors. Commander and maybe standard players will like it more, but it looks like there won't be too much demand for such an expensive planeswalker.

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You've already probably guessed that the price will decrease as soon as it shows up on the players' tables.

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Those are the most expensive cards in Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. For more Magic: The Gathering content, card lists, and guides, head over to our MtG hub page here.

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Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset

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As usual, Teferi planeswalkers always look very strong financially at the pre-release. But Wizards of the Coast have learned their lesson, and they don't dare printing another overpowered Teferi planeswalker like it was the case in the past few years.

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The only other Teferi planeswalker that still holds up strongly is Hero of Dominaria, but every other iteration has fallen in price. Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset looks good, but it is still weaker than many of its previous incarnations.

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All this means only one thing, this card will go down in price!

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Arlinn, the Pack's Hope

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Just like Tovolar, the new Arlinn planeswalker is going straight into all werewolf-themed decks in commander, standard, modern, and even pioneer.

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Both of its sides are very strong and people seem to like it very much across all competitive formats. Does this mean that it will take over the market? Probably not, but it's going to be on a strong footing somewhere around $10 mark.

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But again, if it performs exceptionally well in werewolf tribal decks in commander alongside Tovolar, then the price might get higher than everybody expects.

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The Meathook Massacre

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This is definitely one of the most interesting mythic rares in Innistrad: Midnight Hunt with huge potential for commander format, as well as, standard, modern, and historic.

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Actually, it may be a tad underpriced at this point, so as soon as this hits the shelves, expect it to rise to about $20 or above. It's just a really powerful effect that completely neglects hexproof and indestructible effects, which is a big deal.

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It will be huge in Aristocrats decks that are currently extremely popular amongst casual EDH crowds.

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Lier, Disciple of the Drowned

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Here is another exciting commander for EDH players that will most likely see play in various blue combo decks. Standard and pioneer players also like the idea of using this card in their Izzet decks, when they can freely cast their burn spells and feel protected from all the counterspells.

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However, the truth is that this card might be just a very good sideboard card in most formats except commander. This obviously diminishes its market value. So everything here depends on its performance in commander tournaments.

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Moonveil Regent

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Moonveil Regent is an unusual card for sure. That's why there is some uncertainty as to its evaluation on the market.

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There is interest in commander and standard formats, as well as, historic and pioneer. We're talking specifically Boros and even Mardu Aggro lists that often run two and three color spells.

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It could arguably do well in Mono-Red lists as well. After all, drawing a card after casting a spell is not such a bad deal. But this still makes everyone unsure, so be prepared for some ups and downs with this one.

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Tovolar, Dire Overlord

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The Werewolves archetype in commander format has been in a period of stasis, as there were no good werewolf commanders for a long time. Now, Tovolar takes his well deserved spot as one of the most anticipated commanders ever.

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This card also gains some serious traction within standard and modern formats, which is a good indication for all investors. If Tovolar, Dire Overlord performs exceptionally well in commander and other formats, which is very much probable, then it will go up to $15-20 a card.

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It may even trump the prognosis and break the price even higher. It all depends on the performance.

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Unnatural Growth

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What a bombastic card! It offers huge upswings of power, but it is also quite costly at five mana.

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This one is the current favorite of many EDH and modern players that are looking for these kinds of upswings for their Mono-Green Stompy and Gruul decks.

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But even with all the initial praise, ultimately Magic community doesn't really see this card go up in price. On the contrary, many expect it to settle at around $3 margin, which is so typical for these types of cards that get overhyped during the pre-release.

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Bloodthirsty Adversary

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Just like Sigardian Savior, this is another aggro-friendly card that makes all standard and commander players very excited.

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However, this card has lower mana cost and it's red, which makes it much more interesting in terms of financial value. It should perform well enough on competitive level, so don't be surprised to see it go up to $10 per card or even higher, depending on the performance of Mono-Red Aggro decks this season.

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On top of that, Bloodthirsty Adversary is a Vampire, which is one of the five main tribes of the Innistrad: Midnight Hunt set.

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Jerren, Corrupted Bishop

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Jerren has a huge text box with lots of things to offer, but all of it doesn't seem to go anywhere specifically. The transformation cost is too high, and even then, you don't get too much benefit.

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For now, the only demographic interested in this card is the EDH crowd. They love this card, and there are plenty of lists trying to break it into the format. If it turns out as everybody hopes, then you will see it go up in price, but if not, then the $5 tag is inevitable.

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Sigardian Savior

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This card may look expensive at five mana, but it is a perfect card for that five mana slot in any white aggro deck in standard and commander.

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Other formats don't seem to be interested in it that much, which does make it a bit of a dark horse to bet on. So be very skeptical about any financial gain here.

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It should perform well in competitive formats, but don't expect it to get any higher than $5 a piece, unless somebody finds out that you can execute some winning combo with the help of it.

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Innistrad: Midnight Hunt is out now and there is a lot of hype surrounding this long-awaited Magic: The Gathering set.

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It offers players 277 new cards, many of which belong to one of the five main tribes of the Innistrad plane: werewolves, zombies, vampires, humans and spirits. This means that creature types will have a lot more value than any other cards in this expansion.

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There are a few promising planeswalkers as well, so keep an eye out on those, too. But for more detailed overview of the most expensive Innistrad: Midnight Hunt cards, check out the rest of this guide.

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Note that the listed prices correspond to the date of this article's publishing: September 17, 2021.

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MtG: 15 Best Innistrad Midnight Hunt Cards for Commander https://www.gameskinny.com/hbql4/mtg-15-best-innistrad-midnight-hunt-cards-for-commander https://www.gameskinny.com/hbql4/mtg-15-best-innistrad-midnight-hunt-cards-for-commander Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:48:28 -0400 Sergey_3847

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The Meathook Massacre

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Lastly, here is a very interesting removal enchantment that also damages your opponents.

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You can make it work in any token heavy deck, sacrifice them all and watch all of your opponents die at once.

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It can be compared to Blood Artist, but in this case you don't need any additional sacrifice mechanics. It's already included in The Meathook Massacre.

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That's all for the best 15 cards in MtG's Innistrad: Midnight Hunt set. In addition to this list of the best Innistrad: Midnight Hunt cards for commander, be sure to check out our other MtG guides and card lists here

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Slogurk, the Overslime

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Slogurk has plenty of text, which makes it a very niche commander card. But in that niche it can do some cool tricks.

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Consider combining it with Hermit Druid that can mill lots of lands and make Slogurk grow into a real beast.

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Then you can use Slogurk to bring back Cavern of Souls to your hand, play it, and make your Thassa's Oracle combo uncounterable.

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Siphon Insight

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Here is another Vampiric Tutor disruption spell that can mingle with your opponent's top cards of the library.

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Being able to cast one of them is just a cute bonus, but what you really want is to disrupt their combos and other power plays.

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It can also be repeatedly duplicated using Isochron Scepter, which makes it almost impossible for your opponents to put anything significant on top of their libraries.

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Lier, Disciple of the Drowned

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What we have here is probably the finest piece of commander card for utilizing such spells like High Tide, which doubles all your blue mana, and Time Spiral that untaps your lands and allows you to ramp once again.

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The protection against counterspells is also a huge upside, so expect to see plenty of commander decks comboing off with Lier this season. Just be aware of the fact that it also influences the opponent's spells, which also can't be countered.

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Adeline, Resplendent Cathar

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Even if you can't make Adeline work on its own as a commander, you can always add it to the Winota, Joiner of Forces deck and watch it obliterate the battlefield.

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The last ability is especially useful in multiplayer matches. The more opponents you have, the bigger number of tokens you can produce. If it's 4-player commander, then you get three tokens and the power of Adeline equals four.

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If your creatures survive, then each turn her damage power just keeps growing!

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Moonveil Regent

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When you are looking for a way to discard all your cards and fill up your graveyard, then Moonveil Regent will do the job.

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It can activate all your cards with Madness or just give that quick push for the Underworld Breach. In either case, Moonveil Regent will serve you better than just a mere engine.

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It's got a solid body, and when it dies it can take another one of opponent's creatures along the way.

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Saryth, the Viper's Fang

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Saryth can be well partnered with Walking Ballista. You can give it Deathtouch and use it to kill the biggest threats on board, and untap it to make it immune against removal spells.

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He can also be used to untap one of your big lands, such as Gaea's Cradle. Then you can play Shalai, Voice of Plenty, sink all that extra mana into buffing your creatures, and attack with tons of power.

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Turn the Earth

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This is a very peculiar graveyard hate card, but it is undoubtedly very effective. It also has Flashback, which makes it a recurring effect that can be great against decks that run Underworld Breach.

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It makes your opponent shuffle their library, which can be used really well against Vampiric Tutor. When they think that the card they want stays on top of their library, you make them shuffle it back into the unknown.

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Turn the Earth is a great piece to have alongside Endurance, so you get to have a few disruption tools under your sleeve.

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Geistwave

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This little spell can do some amazing things with Orvar, the All-Form commander. You can quickly make many tokens of the creatures you control and recast them next turn.

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It can also be used to a great extent with mutate creatures such as Lore Drakkis and Vadrok, Apex of Thunder by resetting their mutate piles, and repeating the triggered abilities over again.

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Lastly, bounce Dockside Extortionist to create more treasure tokens where applicable.

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Old Stickfingers

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Commander players have found a new excellent combo for their graveyard decks using Old Stickfingers:

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  3. Cast Reanimate to bring back Razaketh, the Foulblooded
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  5. Sacrifice Old Stickfingers to get Life // Death
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  7. Cast Life side and fetch for Lion's Eye Diamond
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  9. Crack Lion's Eye Diamond for three green mana
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  11. Fetch for Chatterstorm and cast it for five Squirrel tokens
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  13. Sacrifice two tokens to get Lotus Petal and Dark Ritual
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  15. Sacrifice two more tokens to get Unearth and Chain of Smog
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  17. Use Unearth to bring back Witherbloom Apprentice
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  19. Cast Chain of Smog, targeting yourself
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Rinse and repeat the last step until you achieve lethal damage.

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Outland Liberator

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Just like Caustic Caterpillar, this is a very fine artifact and enchantment removal with slightly higher stats, but also higher mana cost.

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However, the Nightbound side of this card is where things get really interesting, as you get to repeatedly destroy your opponent's artifacts and enchantments when attacking. In this way, you can remove all of their mana rocks and basically leave them with no extra ramp to play.

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You can use it in Yisan, the Wanderer Bard decks, where you can quickly fetch for it at the moment of need.

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Lord of the Forsaken

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This creature has so many upsides it's hard to believe that it's not legendary. Anyhow, the best ability is probably the ramp one that allows you to exchange life for mana. Sure, you can use it to cast spells only from your graveyard, but in specific decks it works like a charm.

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He can also fill up your graveyard with creatures. You could use it to cast Karador, Ghost Chieftain for potentially only three mana, and then use it to recast all the sacrificed creatures back onto the battlefield.

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Cathar Commando

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Once again the commander players get an artifact and enchantment removal in white color. On top of that, it's a decent creature that has Flash.

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It will be mainly used in Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle and Winota, Joiner of Forces, which can cast Cathar Commando using her ability, since it's also a human.

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You can utilize its Flash ability to a great extent against such enchantments like Underworld Breach that requires fast reaction.

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Malevolent Hermit

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Here is a counterspell on a stick with protection for your non-creature spells when flipped. 

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This could be a great addition to Kraum, Ludevic's Opus decks that can effectively utilize the Malevolent Hermit's flipside. Another possibility is Emry, Lurker of the Loch, which can mill it and cast it for the Disturb cost from the graveyard.

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You can use these interactions to protect your combos and get an unexpected advantage for a relatively low cost.

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Moonsilver Key

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This is the card you want for your Krark-Clan Ironworks commander deck. Moonsilver Key can quickly fetch this artifact or Phyrexian Altar, which is used in many Eggs builds.

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Basically, it can fetch plenty of combo pieces, but it could just serve as a simple ramp piece that gets you Sol Ring or Mana Crypt, and it's cheap enough to justify its place in your deck.

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Tutors are always popular amongst EDH crowds and this one is colorless, which is extra beneficial.

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Wizards of the Coast released a separate set of commander cards for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt expansion in Magic: The Gathering. Thus providing commander players with some exclusive tools.

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This list will focus on the best new commander cards from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt set that has some fantastic supporters for already established archetypes, as well as, exciting new combo pieces.

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Many cards in Innistrad: Midnight Hunt designed for commander cater specifically to multiplayer crowds, which adds a nice dynamic to this good old format. Check out all these 15 best commander cards right here.

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MtG: 15 Best Innistrad Midnight Hunt Cards for Standard https://www.gameskinny.com/jtuql/mtg-15-best-innistrad-midnight-hunt-cards-for-standard https://www.gameskinny.com/jtuql/mtg-15-best-innistrad-midnight-hunt-cards-for-standard Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:58:11 -0400 Sergey_3847

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Gisa, Glorious Resurrector

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Gisa is very similar in design to Tergrid, God of Fright from the Kaldheim set. Tergrid was very popular in Rakdos Aggro and Dimir Control decks, and it looks like the similar role will be occupied by Gisa in the new standard.

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The ability to control an opponent's graveyard is essential, and being able to play their creatures as zombie tokens later on is just a really nice bonus. So, it is a really cool card for those two specific decks.

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Those are the best 15 cards in MtG's Innistrad: Midnight Hunt set. In addition to this list of the best Innistrad: Midnight Hunt cards for standard, be sure to check out our other MtG guides and card lists here

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Reckless Stormseeker

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Here is basically a 3/3 creature with haste for 3 mana, which is pretty good, taking into account that it can make other creatures gain haste as well.

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But the Nightbound side of it is even better, which gives +2 attack, plus trample and haste, and that is really something special for only 3 mana. If you can play this as a Nightbound creature right away, then you're getting the most out of it.

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All aggro decks in red color will want this, but especially werewolves and humans due to tribal synergies.

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Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer

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Boros players will be happy to play Rem Karolus in any of their aggro shells. It's got a decent body and mana cost, and all effects are great.

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Damage prevention is an especially big deal, as well as, adding that one extra damage to your own spells. Playing this against a Mono-Red Aggro would be a sight to behold, when all their spells get nullified.

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It can be compared to Mantis Rider, a staple in modern humans, but this one also has some serious upside to it.

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Intrepid Adversary

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Obviously, being a human creature, Intrepid Adversary fits right into humans deck. But his ability is not limited to humans only and he can become a good additional lord to any other tribal deck.

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Remember that it also buffs itself, which is unusual for lords, where you get a 4/2 creature for 4 mana. Since this is an ETB effect, it can be doubled. Most importantly it's not legendary, which allows you to play several copies at a time.

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Katilda, Dawnhart Prime

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Katilda's basic stats don't look too good, but when you consider her abilities, you suddenly notice the power potential.

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If you play Katilda on turn three and you already have two humans on board and three lands, then next turn you can already activate her buff ability and repeat this every turn.

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Your humans will get bigger and bigger, and at one point your opponents will have to look for some strong spells to be able to remove them.

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Sigardian Savior

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This is no Lurrus of the Dream-Den, but you can't ignore the sheer power of putting creatures from your graveyard onto the battlefield for free.

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You may not want four copies of Sigardian Savior in your aggro deck, but you definitely want two or three. It's just too good to pass up in the later stages of the game, when your hand is empty and all your creatures are getting swept off the board.

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In that case, Sigardian Savior truly becomes the savior of your game.

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Sigarda, Champion of Light

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Besides the already mentioned werewolf and zombie tribal decks, there is another tribe that can't be ignored in the new Innistrad: Midnight Hunt meta, and that is humans.

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Sigarda, Champion of Light is a new human lord with flying, which is unusual but undoubtedly strong. Couple her with Luminarch Aspirant and Elite Spellbinder for some fantastic synergies.

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Tainted Adversary

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Here is another example of a great tribal card that has a pseudo-kicker effect that could be extremely useful in the later parts of the match-up.

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It will see play in the Zombie decks and will benefit from many synergies. The Deathtouch is also quite useful in case you face some giant creatures from the opponent's side of the table.

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It reminds a lot about Gifted Aetherborn from Aether Revolt, and that card was a blast to play with. Let's hope this one will do no worse!

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Primal Adversary

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This is an incredible card that will see lots of play in most wolf tribal decks, whether they're Mono-Green or Gruul colors.

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It is more exciting to play this later in the match-up, when you have at least an extra two mana to pay for the second ability, so you could attack with more power and not be afraid to lose a land or two in case your opponent pulls out a sweeper.

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But even at its most basic, Primal Adversary is a great tribal support card that will make up for many good rounds.

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Champion of the Perished

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Mono-Black Zombies and Dimir Zombies are going to be just as big in standard as werewolves.

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There is a huge support for the zombie tribe, and Champion of the Perished will be at the forefront of all those lists.

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Play this, then Wight, and Rotting Regisaur, and you'll end up with 13 points of attack power on turn three. The best part about this card is that it just keeps growing with each turn. This means that opponents will have to go an extra mile to remove it as soon as possible.

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Wrenn and Seven

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Wrenn and Six planeswalker from Modern Horizons was a huge success. Now we get Wrenn and Seven for standard, which looks not as good, but still pretty decent.

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The first two abilities clearly synergize, but the third one is where you can really combo out with Esika's Chariot. You can use the vehicle to copy the Treefolk token again and again every time it attacks, creating more and more large tree tokens on board.

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The ultimate ability is good, but hardly achievable.

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Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset

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A new Teferi for a new standard!

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This one is not as overpowered as the last few iterations of this planeswalker. But it is still a solid choice for any White-Blue Control deck.

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It can potentially untap two of your lands, if you're using artifact lands, or it could tap those on the opponent's side. In either case, this is a really solid plus one ability that many players will find extremely useful each turn.

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The minus two ability is good and the ultimate is simply fantastic, as it should be.

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Poppet Stitcher

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On its own Poppet Stitcher is a great card with the ability to produce 2/2 tokens just by casting spells. But if you get up to three tokens or more, you can turn them into 3/3's absolutely for free by transforming Poppet Stitcher into the Poppet Factory.

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This can be a great companion card to the emerging Izzet Delver decks, since the infamous Delver of Secrets is back in standard. Add a few copies of Demilich and you got yourself an extremely versatile and aggressive blue deck.

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Arlinn, the Pack's Hope

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Arlinn is a very aggressive planeswalker. Both of her Daybound and Nightbound sides have advantages, so it doesn't matter which time is on the table when you play her. During day you can create two 2/2 wolf tokens, and at night you can become a 5/5 wolf with a haste.

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She could be a great addition to the Gruul Werewolves list with Tovolar, or she could accompany Goldspan Dragon in a more traditional Gruul Aggro deck. In either case, you will never regret paying 4 mana for her.

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Tovolar, Dire Overlord

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Werewolves are going to be the next big thing in the new standard, and Tovolar will become their true Gruul leader.

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There are enough wolves and werewolves in standard to ensure a solid tribal deck with fast attackers and huge endgame swingers on the Tovolar's nightbound side, when you get to pump all your extra mana into its attack buffs.

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Also, don't forget that the Ranger Class enchantment from the Forgotten Realms set produces wolf tokens, and thus could be a great addition to the Tovolar's wolfpack.

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Innistrad: Midnight Hunt is the first of the two new Innistrad sets for Magic: The Gathering. It also marks the new standard format rotation, so say goodbye to such expansions like Throne of Eldraine, Theros: Beyond Death, Ikoria: lair of Behemoths, and Core Set 2021.

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Innistrad: Midnight Hunt brings back the five tribes of the plane of Innistrad: werewolves, spirits, humans, zombies, and vampires. This set is particularly dedicated to the werewolf tribe and their ability to transform using the Daybound and Nightbound mechanics.

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This selection of the top 15 MtG cards from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt will showcase all the biggest tribal cards for the new standard meta, and explain why these cards will break new ground.

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MtG: Best Forgotten Realms Combos for Standard and Historic https://www.gameskinny.com/rz3ov/mtg-best-forgotten-realms-combos-for-standard-and-historic https://www.gameskinny.com/rz3ov/mtg-best-forgotten-realms-combos-for-standard-and-historic Wed, 14 Jul 2021 11:05:55 -0400 Sergey_3847

Each new Magic: The Gathering set brings along some amazing combos that players can use in some ingenious ways, and the latest Adventures in the Forgotten Realms expansion is not an exception. This guide will showcase the best Forgotten Realms combos for standard and historic formats in MtG.

These five combos are very effective and can bring you to victory in just a single turn. If you like playing combo decks and winning as quickly as possible, consider some of the combinations below.

MtG Forgotten Realms Turn Two Kill Combo

         

The best, the quickest, and most aggressive lethal combo from the Adventures in the Forgotten Realms set is the turn two kill combo with a new Kobold creature.

You will need to the following cards for this combo:

  • 1x Minion of the Mighty
  • 1x Terror of Mount Velus
  • 2x Infuriate

The combo can be achieved as early as turn two, if you already have all the pieces in your hand:

  1. Play Minion of the Mighty
  2. Cast 2x Infuriate on Minion of the Mighty
  3. Attack with Minion of the Mighty
  4. Put Terror of Mount Velus tapped and attacking onto the battlefield
  5. Deal 22 damage to your opponent

The two copies of Infuriate give Minion of the Mighty six points of damage, which is enough to play Terror of Mount Velus for free, which activates the double damage on all attacking creatures.

MtG Forgotten Realms Invincibility Combo

         

The new white legendary artifact from the Forgotten Realms set allows you to become invincible and control your game as long as you need.

This combo needs only two cards and six mana to activate:

  • 1x The Book of Exalted Deeds
  • 1x Faceless Haven

The invincibility combo can be achieved by following these steps:

  1. Play Faceless Haven
  2. Cast The Book of Exalted Deeds
  3. Pay three snow mana to turn Faceless Haven into a 4/3 creature
  4. Pay three white mana to put the enlightened counter on Faceless Haven

If your opponent can't remove the creature or the land of Faceless Haven, then you will not be able to lose the game. If you want to win the game, all you need is to remove or sacrifice Faceless Haven yourself.

MtG Forgotten Realms Infinite Dice Roll Combo

         

You can easily control your luck with this cool dice rolling combo in both standard and historic formats.

This combo involves the following cards:

  • 4x Delina, Wild Mage
  • 4x Pixie Guide
  • 4x Barbarian Class

The infinite dice roll combo can be achieved by increasing your chances of rolling a number equal or higher than 15 on your D20:

  1. Play Delina, Wild Mage
  2. Play Barbarian Class
  3. Play Pixie Guide
  4. Attack with Delina, Wild Mage
  5. Target Pixie Guide with her ability
  6. If you roll 15+ on your D20, copy Pixie Guide
  7. Attack with the new Pixie Guide token
  8. Rinse and repeat steps 5-7

Each new copy of Pixie Guide will allow you to roll the dice over and over again with the following chances, making more and more attacking tokens:

  • 1x Pixie Guide = 14% infinite
  • 3x Pixie Guide = 75% infinite
  • 6x Pixie Guide = 91% infinite
  • 8x Pixie Guide = 96% infinite
  • 12x Pixie Guide = 99% infinite
  • 19x Pixie Guide = 99.9% infinite

As you see, your chances of going infinite are rather high, so try to play as many copies of Barbarian Class as you can to increase your initial chances.

MtG Forgotten Realms Tasha's Mill Combo

         

Mill decks never had the chance to actually mill an opponent in a single turn, but with the release of the Forgotten Realms set it is now very much possible.

The new mill combo consists of the following pieces:

  • 1x Tasha's Hideous Laughter
  • 4x Dual Strike
  • 4x Teach by Example
  • 1x Double Vision

Tasha's mill combo can be achieved with the help of this simple sequence:

  1. Play Double Vision enchantment
  2. Cast Tasha's Hideous Laughter
  3. Copy Tasha's Hideous Laughter using Double Vision
  4. Cast Dual Strike targeting Tasha's Hideous Laughter
  5. Cast Teach by Example targeting Tasha's Hideous Laughter

The more copies of Dual Strike and Teach by Example you can cast, the higher is your chance to mill your opponent in a single turn with the help of Tasha's Hideous Laughter.

MtG Infinite Dungeon Combo (Only Historic)

         

Venture into the dungeon mechanic can be very powerful in the right deck. You can actually go infinite with it, and all you need to do is never finish the Tomb of Annihilation dungeon.

This combo requires only two cards that are legal in historic format:

  • 1x Acererak the Archlich
  • 1x Omniscience

The combo is very simple and looks like this:

  1. Play Omniscience enchantment
  2. Play Acererak the Archlich for free
  3. Return Acererak the Archlich to your hand
  4. Venture into the dungeon
  5. Choose any room except the last one in Tomb of Annihilation dungeon
  6. Rinse and repeat steps 2-5

Those are the best Forgotten Realms combos for standard and historic formats in MtG. For more Magic: The Gathering content, card lists, and guides, head over to our MtG hub page here.

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MtG: 11 Most Expensive Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Cards https://www.gameskinny.com/sws5t/mtg-11-most-expensive-adventures-in-the-forgotten-realms-cards https://www.gameskinny.com/sws5t/mtg-11-most-expensive-adventures-in-the-forgotten-realms-cards Wed, 07 Jul 2021 12:38:36 -0400 Sergey_3847

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Iymrith, Desert Doom

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  • Regular art price: $29.13
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  • Borderless art price: $43.84
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While Tiamat has a clear role of a commander, Iymrith, also being a powerful dragon, can be played alongside it in various formats.

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The price for Iymrith has been steadily rising day after day, which indicates a huge interest from all corners of Magic: The Gathering community.

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This is perfectly justifiable, as Iymrith looks to be a future staple in many control decks, as well as, other archetypes.

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Those are the most expensive cards in Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. For more Magic: The Gathering content, card lists, and guides, head over to our MtG hub page here.

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Tiamat

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Tiamat has already been proclaimed the best commander card in the Forgotten Realms set, and rightfully so. It has a powerful ability that will make dragon tribal players really happy.

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The prices have been going up and down for Tiamat in the last couple of weeks. It started at $20, went up to $40, and corrected itself at $25. During the release week it may spike to $40 once again.

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The big deal about Tiamat is that it also influences the prices of other dragon creatures in MtG. So there is a lot of room for that price growth in the coming months.

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Demilich

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Demilich is the most pushed card in the entire Forgotten Realms set. It will go into Mono-Blue and Izzet decks across all competitive formats and make an impact in all of them.

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Its main selling point is the potential zero mana cost and recursive ability that allows it to come back from the graveyard. That is a big deal and everyone will want to play it.

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It is being compared to Arclight Phoenix, but Demilich is simply better in many regards, so it can and probably will grow in price in the next few months.

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Circle of Dreams Druid

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An elf that produces a lot of mana is a good deal, even if it costs three green mana, which is a bit steep. But nonetheless, Circle of Dreams Druid is a terrific card that will make rounds in various competitive formats.

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Lathril, Blade of the Elves commander players will snatch these like hot cakes. It is also a decent addition to Elves tribal decks in modern, standard and historic.

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It can be compared to Heritage Druid that currently stands at $10 a piece, but it is not legal in standard, historic, or even pioneer, which provides space for Circle of Dreams Druid. This means that it may keep its current price tag of $20.

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Mordenkainen

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  • Regular art price: $21.77
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How many 6-mana planeswalkers or greater do you know that have any significant impact across the formats? Not that many.

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Mordenkainen definitely has a deep connection with the D&D lore, but as it stands it's just too expensive and its abilities don't seem to go anywhere.

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There isn't much love for this planeswalker not even in commander, and not even mentioning other formats. All this will surely make the price drop significantly, so expect it to lose 50 ~ 70% of its current value.

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It may find itself in a position only as a collectible for true D&D fans.

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Grand Master of Flowers

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  • Borderless art price: $33.68
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Mtyhic planeswalkers without ultimate abilities may seem underwhelming, but the passive ability on this new Bahamut planeswalker is quite interesting.

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You can play him earlier than turn four using mana accelerators and add four more loyalty counters in just two turns with the help of Kasmina, Enigma Sage. Then, you could turn him into a 7/7 indestructible creature on turn five. This requires a lot of set-up, but totally possible.

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Currently there is no clear indication which decks and formats would like to play it except commander. Assuming it's going to be an interesting planeswalker that doesn't impact formats too much, it should go down in price to about $10 a piece.

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Old Gnawbone

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Commander players alone are already pushing this green dragon into an expensive territory, since it finds no support in any other formats except EDH.

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It's a cool card that can produce a lot of treasure tokens, and is being currently recruited into Korvold, Fae-Cursed King lists, but players don't see it as a commander card, which may influence its price.

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Most likely the current $20 tag will correct itself to about $15 in the coming months or even lower than that.

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Lolth, Spider Queen

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The new Lolth planeswalker is a tricky one, as it's quite costly at five mana, and its ultimate ability isn't too strong. Yes, you can activate it early on by sacrificing your creature tokens, but these types of decks usually don't run cards that cost more than three to four mana.

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This puts Lolth in a rather narrow situation, where it can be considered only for commander decks, albeit not in a role of a commander. Currently, it is being added to many Chatterfang, Squirrel General lists.

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All this makes Lolth a rather unpopular choice for investing, although it does get the compulsory $20 planeswalker price tag.

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Tasha's Hideous Laughter

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  • Regular art price: $18.79
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This pseudo-mill card sees traction across all competitive formats. It has a potentially very powerful effect that could mill an entire aggro deck in just a few turns.

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The pre-order price started at $40 and then corrected itself to about $20 a card. This is normal practice, and as soon as the new season begins, the price may go back to its initial price of $40.

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Then, it could go either a little higher or lower depending on its success in relative formats. The median and most expected price for Tasha's Hideous Laughter would be around $30.

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Minion of the Mighty

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  • Regular art price: $16.25
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This Kobold is a totally different story, as it offers players a new way to put powerful dragons on board without paying those gigantic mana costs.

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There are already a few exciting combos in standard, historic, modern, and commander formats that all look to be very easy to execute and thus make Minion of the Mighty a very attractive card to buy.

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Since it's only a rare and not a mythic, it probably won't see a steep increase in price. It may get over the $20 a piece if dragon combo decks really work out this time around.

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Ellywick Tumblestrum

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  • Borderless art price: $27.47
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Venture into the dungeon mechanic is the most D&D thing Magic players have ever had the chance to try out. This new thing is clearly influencing the market, but that doesn't mean that all dungeon cards will suddenly explode in price.

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The new Ellywick planeswalker has a neat design that is reminiscent of Vivien from the previous few sets. This does make her a contender for specific dungeon-based builds in standard and commander.

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Will this translate into a lot of sales, though? Probably not, as this is a very niche and untested type of product that will take time to settle in.

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It's natural that the Magic: The Gathering set based on Dungeons & Dragons lore will have a lot of commander cards. Adventure in the Forgotten Realms expansion has about 30 commander cards, while the previous standard set had only around 20.

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So don't be surprised that most of the money in the Forgotten Realms set is being invested in those legendary creatures. The EDH format influences prices on the Magic market like no other, so cards that you wouldn't expect to see in other competitive formats may take all the attention from the rest of the seemingly better cards.

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Anyhow, check out these 11 most expensive MtG cards from Adventure in the Forgotten Realms set, and make your own opinion of the current situation.

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Note that the listed prices correspond to the date of this article's publishing: July 07, 2021.

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MtG: 15 Best Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Cards for Historic https://www.gameskinny.com/dvt2o/mtg-15-best-adventures-in-the-forgotten-realms-cards-for-historic https://www.gameskinny.com/dvt2o/mtg-15-best-adventures-in-the-forgotten-realms-cards-for-historic Tue, 06 Jul 2021 13:06:38 -0400 Sergey_3847

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Skeletal Swarming

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Currently, Mono-Black Aggro with zombies and skeletons is one of the top-tier decks in historic.

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Wizards of the Coast really want to push this archetype forward with the introduction of the new skeleton lord Death-Priest of Myrkul and Skeletal Swarming enchantment in the Forgotten Realms.

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As of now, there are 11 skeleton creature cards in historic, and many of them can be played in a competitive frame. So let's hope that skeleton tribal deck will actually happen this season.

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Those are the best 15 cards in MtG's Adventures in the Forgotten Realms set. In addition to this list of the best Adventures in the Forgotten Realms cards for historic, be sure to check out our other MtG guides and card lists here

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Lair of the Hydra

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The new land cycle in the Forgotten Realms set is really strong, like the Den of the Bugbear and Lair of the Hydra.

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This green land may be especially interesting to historic players that run Selesnya Company and Gruul Aggro decks.

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You can dump all your free mana into the Hydra creature ability and attack for a lot of damage even if your entire board has been wiped the turn before.

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Treasure Chest

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Decks that value treasure tokens and artifacts will have a blast playing Treasure Chest, even if it involves dice rolling.

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Rolling a D20 between 2 and 19 is the most common outcome, and both of those abilities that fall in that frame are very good.

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This will most likely end up in some kind of control shell that wants to ramp and draw many cards, as well, as sustain a high life total. But it can also be good in some combo archetypes.

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You Find the Villains' Lair

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Flexibility is the key here!

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Many players would rather play this than stack their deck with extra copies of counterspells and draw cards. You Find the Villains' Lair frees space in your deck for other cards that may be more beneficial rather than sitting in your hand uselessly.

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This is a good choice for Izzet Phoenix decks in historic, where this kind of flexibility plays an important role.

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Wish

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There are many wishing cards in the history of Magic. They are all different in one way or another, and Wish from the Forgotten Realms is another interesting iteration of this class of spells.

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First, it's important to note that Wish can tutor for lands, which can be really nice when you're looking for a specific type of land.

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Second, Wish, unlike other wishing spells, does not exile itself at the end of the turn. It goes straight to your graveyard and you may cast it again using recursion effects.

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Last but not least, is that Wish requires you to play the tutored card the same turn, while other wishing spells usually put it into your hand.

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Werewolf Pack Leader

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A 3/3 creature for two mana is already a great deal. Every green deck will want to play this.

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On top of that, it has card draw and buff mechanics, which are both great and easy to activate.

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This could be a great addition to Selesnya Company and Gruul Aggro decks, where creatures like this matter the most.

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Also, it looks like this is a light tie-in to the next MtG set, which returns to the Innistrad plane, a home of werewolves.

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Vorpal Sword

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It's easy to cast Vorpal Sword and it's easy to attach it to a creature, but activating the win condition ability can be pretty tough.

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Too bad that Dark Ritual and Wilderness Reclamation got banned in historic, but players will still find a way to activate Vorpal Sword. Free wins are just too delicious!

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It may not be the main win condition in any black deck, but it will be an additional one, especially in the late game.

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Sorcerer Class

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Izzet decks that run The Locust God and Sage of the Falls will want at least a couple of copies of Sorcerer Class due to its second ability that can turn all those Insect tokens into mana producers.

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The third level can be easily turned into a lethal tool that can blast your opponents at a crucial moment.

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Another great companion to Sorcerer Class is Young Pyromancer that can also produce tons of tokens and use it to cast even more spells.

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Paladin Class

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What we have here is the combination of all the best white effects on one card. That's why this enchantment would be an excellent addition to Selesnya Company and Lurrus decks in historic.

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It can tax the opponents and at the same time buff your own threats. You don't even need the third level unless you're really looking to get that double strike attack.

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This is just a great tool against control decks that protects your creatures from board wipes.

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Minion of the Mighty

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Attacking for six damage in aggressive Mono-Red or Gruul lists is easy due to the swarm nature of these decks. Then, you may attack with Minion of the Mighty and put Terror of the Peaks or Goldspan Dragon on board a turn or two earlier than usual.

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There is also a neat lethal combo with this card on turn two that goes like this:

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  3. Play another Mountain and cast 2x Infuriate on Minion of the Mighty
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  5. Attack for six damage and put Terror of Mount Velus on board
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  7. Deal 22 damage to your opponent
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Iymrith, Desert Doom

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This dragon is every control player's dream!

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First, it has Ward 4, which is a powerful protection against targeted removal spells. Second, it draws you cards. Finally, it motivates you to play your entire hand.

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It effectively blocks all the nasty threats of the format, such as Sprite Dragon, Arclight Phoenix, and Stormwing Entity.

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Thus, Iymrith, Desert Doom will surely see play in historic as the guardian protector against all the flying enemy creatures.

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Fighter Class

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Here is a supplementary enchantment to the Colossus Hammer deck that can tutor for an equipment at play for just two mana, which is similar to Stoneforge Mystic effect.

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The second level is also very good and stackable. If you have several copies on board leveled up, then your weapons can be equipped for free. This is a possible alternative to Bruenor Battlehammer.

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The third ability is also interesting but not necessary, although it does let you pick how your creatures get blocked.

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Bruenor Battlehammer

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Bruenor was designed for one thing: equipping Colossus Hammer!

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Now players will have a new quick way of getting their massive tool onto the battlefield and slam their opponents for a lot of damage.

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Of course, there are many other weapons it can benefit, such as Embercleave, Maul of the Skyclaves, and Shadowspear. But Colossus Hammer deals the most damage and players will find a way to make these two work like a well-oiled machine.

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Grim Wanderer

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The fact that this goblin has Flash and enters the battlefield untapped for just two mana is absurd.

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It won't survive the Lightning Helix or Abrade, but it doesn't have to. If it dies, you can immediately cast the second copy of Grim Wanderer and act like nothing happened.

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You can easily cast it on turn two with the help of either Stonecoil Serpent played for zero mana, or using Liliana's Steward that sacrifices itself.

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Demilich

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Izzet and Jeskai decks in historic are already super powerful, including lists that run Arclight Phoenix. With the addition of Demilich they will get even stronger and more resilient to board wipes.

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The second ability on Demilich echoes the infamous Snapcaster Mage and Dreadhorde Arcanist. Additionally, if it gets countered after casting four spells in a row, you can immediately recast it from your graveyard.

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If this doesn't convince you that Demilich is the most broken card in the Forgotten Realms set, then nothing will.

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Historic is a wild format that tends to get powerful cards from the Magic: The Gathering's history that were banned for balance.

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The new D&D set Adventures in the Forgotten Realms doesn't feel like your typical standard summer set. It has a lot of odd mechanics and brings back the dice rolling, which is not something many MtG players look forward to due to the RNG element.

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However, we have chosen the 15 best Adventures in the Forgotten Realms cards that will most likely influence the historic format in a big way without the need to be banned, and only one of them has the dice rolling element.

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MtG: 15 Best Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Cards for Standard https://www.gameskinny.com/7k50u/mtg-15-best-adventures-in-the-forgotten-realms-cards-for-standard https://www.gameskinny.com/7k50u/mtg-15-best-adventures-in-the-forgotten-realms-cards-for-standard Mon, 05 Jul 2021 11:25:29 -0400 Sergey_3847

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The Book of Exalted Deeds

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Here is another must-have card for any life gain deck in standard. It is quite cheap at only three mana, and the second ability may save your game in the most complicated moments.

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The enlightened counter can be placed on Faceless Haven that has all creature types. So when you need to save your game, just activate it and you can stop yourself from losing for the time being.

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Those are the best 15 cards in MtG's Adventures in the Forgotten Realms set. In addition to this list of the best Adventures in the Forgotten Realms cards for standard, be sure to check out our other MtG guides and card lists here

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Tasha's Hideous Laughter

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This, as the title suggests, is a truly "hideous" card, but in a good way. At least for mill decks.

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If you cast this against aggro decks that typically don't run anything above 4-mana cards, you will be able to mill them in just a few copies of Tasha's Hideous Laughter.

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Even if you play it against midrange and control decks, you will be able to mill tons of their lands, and at times even all of them, before they can do anything significant.

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Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar

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This isn't exactly the Ninjutsu type of effect, but it is somewhat similar, and allows you to exploit some powerful ETB effects over and over again.

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This means that Grzilaxx could find its way into the Dimir Rogues lists that would love to repeatedly utilize Thieves' Guild Enforcer effect and draw some extra cards.

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Also, this effect works on every single creature that is getting blocked, so you can return to your hand and recast multiple cards in a single turn.

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Trelassara, Moon Dancer

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Witherbloom players may welcome a new possible addition to their lists in the form of Trelassara, Moon Dancer.

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This elf can grow really big and even give you many scries during each life drain effect. It has the same power level as Ajani's Pridemate, which is an indication of a strong card for any life gain deck.

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Obviously, this won't break the format, but it will make certain decks stronger.

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Portable Hole

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Here is another artifact that will change the removal game in standard format. There is no need to say more, and you will see just how powerful this is by looking at the cards it can remove:

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  • Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger
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  • Valki, God of Lies
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  • The Ozolith
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  • Scourge of the Skyclaves
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  • Shadowspear
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  • Thassa's Oracle
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  • Steelbane Hydra
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  • Fiend Artisan
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  • Tome of Legends
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  • Underworld Breach
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  • Robber of the Rich
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  • and many, many others...
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Pixie Guide

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This card will be played in every blue deck, where dice rolling matters. There is also Barbarian Class for red decks, but Pixie Guide is a creature that can also attack and block.

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It can also be used together with Barbarian Class in red-blue decks alongside Delina, Wild Mage, where the dice roll effect can be stacked, so your chances of high-rolling will be increased.

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While many players will find this effect controversial, it looks like Wizards of the Coast want the RNG factor to heavily influence the future of MtG whether they like it or not.

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Contact Other Plane

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Most of the time Contact Other Plane will be a little worse than Behold the Multiverse, but every time you roll 20, it will be extremely gratifying.

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Players who like the dice rolling aspect of MtG will play this card alongside Behold the Multiverse. The excitement of getting that extra card will always make the game so much more fun.

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Cards like Barbarian Class and Pixie Guide will come in handy with this one for sure.

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Chaos Channeler

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Card advantage is something players of all archetypes are always looking for. Chaos Channeler can be played in any deck that runs red color, including the mono colored aggro decks.

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You can play it like Chandra, Torch of Defiance with her first activated ability. The aggro players would love to have it at a moment when their hand is empty, so they could still push their game forward.

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But other archetypes will also be happy to cast extra cards from the top of their library just as much.

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Barbarian Class

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Mono-Red players will love this new Class enchantment. It's quite cheap for its worth, and all the effects are relevant in any aggressive red deck.

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This card synergizes really well with Delina, Wild Mage, where dice rolls matter much, so you can really benefit from playing these two together.

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The third level is especially interesting and can accelerate red deck aggression even further. This can be compared to Rhythm of the Wild enchantment from Ravnica Allegiance that gave a lot of trouble to anyone who faced it.

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Forsworn Paladin

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Treasure hoarding effects are always in great demand in standard. Just think of such cards like Gilded Goose and Deadeye Plunderers.

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Forsworn Paladin has an extra ability that gives creatures Deathtouch, which can play a huge role in certain match-ups. Players who played with Knight of the Ebon Legion will know how impactful this is.

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On top of that, you have Menace and a Human subtype, which could be a big boon to those specific tribal decks.

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This is one truly great black 1-drop!

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Sphere of Annihilation

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This little artifact will have a huge impact not only on standard, but on many other competitive formats as well.

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Players will be able to fetch it using Urza's Saga and wipe all the tokens and small creatures off the board really efficiently. On top of that it deals with planeswalkers, as well as, graveyards, which is mindboggling.

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Sphere of Annihilation has already been put in one row with such monumental removal artifacts like Ratchet Bomb and Oblivion Stone, and rightfully so.

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Ebondeath, Dracolich

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This zombie dragon will most likely enter standard in a serious way after the rotation of the format during the autumn season. But it is important to note its presence at this point.

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This will be a great addition to midrange and control decks that use Inkling tokens as sacrificial fodder. Also, Ebondeath could mark the resurgence of Dimir Flash decks that had some huge impact in the past.

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Finally, Mono-Black Aggro players will see this as one of their main recursion cards, just like it was the case with Gravecrawler and Oathsworn Vampire in the past.

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Drizzt Do'Urden

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Drizzt is a fantastic creature card for any midrange deck of the corresponding colors.

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He has double strike, it creates a relatively powerful token, and it gains counters whenever any other creature with greater power dies, including tokens. That is a perfectly balanced card that costs five mana and hits for 10 damage. Now imagine that Drizzt grows even bigger, then he poses a really huge threat.

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If you enjoyed playing with cards like Pelt Collector and Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves, then you will love Drizzt Do'Urden even more.

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Den of the Bugbear

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Faceless Haven land from Kaldheim has found quite some success in the aggro and midrange decks in standard.

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Den of the Bugbear can be either a great alternative to Faceless Haven, especially in Mono-Red decks, or an addition to Faceless Haven in any other deck that runs red color.

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It also has some benefit for Goblin tribal decks, and having a color land with ability that can enter the battlefield early in the game untapped is a really nice bonus, too.

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Delina, Wild Mage

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This D&D-themed set inspired a new wave of cards that require dice rolling, which in this case is represented by a 20-sided die (D20), commonly used during the D&D roleplaying sessions.

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Delina grants players an opportunity to go really wide, creating creature tokens using the D20 die roll. You can increase your chances of rolling high numbers with the help of the other two new cards from the Forgotten Realms set: Barbarian Class and Pixie Guide.

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Note that this card may create tokens of any other creature, including legendary ones.

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Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, the newest Magic: The Gathering set, is a result of work between two teams that develop MtG and Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game.

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This D&D-flavored set introduces new Dungeon type cards, as well as the new Venture Into the Dungeon mechanics that gives MtG players a feel for tabletop D&D play sessions.

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The use of dice rolling, which was relevant in the past in MtG, is now coming back in full force. You will see many cards in this set with the D20 marker that indicates the necessity to roll a special D&D 20-sided die.

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If this sounds exciting and you cannot wait to play it, then check out this list of the best Adventures in the Forgotten Realms cards for standard format in MtG.

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MtG: 11 Most Expensive Modern Horizons 2 Cards https://www.gameskinny.com/k9hzy/mtg-11-most-expensive-modern-horizons-2-cards https://www.gameskinny.com/k9hzy/mtg-11-most-expensive-modern-horizons-2-cards Thu, 03 Jun 2021 10:50:19 -0400 Sergey_3847

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Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer

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Ragavan is basically Robber of the Rich but for one mana, which is a strong contender for the best new red card in Modern Horizons 2.

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Everybody loves this card across all legal formats. This is why the prices have been soaring and there is no indication of a drop.

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EDH players are already betting on it to be one of the best red commander cards. This should keep its high value throughout the release weekend and beyond.

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Those are the most expensive cards in Modern Horizons 2. For more Magic: The Gathering content, card lists, and guides, head over to our MtG hub page here.

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Grief

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  • Regular art price: $69.92
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As is the case with Solitude and Subtlety, this card is going to drop in price at the release and then slowly build up the price as the time goes.

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Grief will be played in most eternal formats, but it looks like commander crowd is not particularly big on this one. This could be an indication of an even steeper drop as soon as the card hits the secondary market.

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But it could perform exceptionally well in modern and legacy, and if that's the case, then the price will correct itself. The question remains: how strong this correction will be?

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Cabal Coffers

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Here is another high value reprint, but this time from the Torment set. It's a huge commander card, which has been evaluated at nearly $100, but with the current Modern Horizons 2 release, it has fallen to $60.

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Everything indicates that the fall will continue, so buying this now is not advisable. Wait before the prices settle, and then it would be wise to get them at $30-40 range as a long-term investment.

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Since cards like these stand the test of time, it will gain more value in the next few years unless Wizards of the Coast decide to reprint it once again, which is doubtful.

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Subtlety

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  • Regular art price: $58.72
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Force of Negation from the first Modern Horizons set was a real hit. While Subtlety isn't as good, it still holds some value in control decks that want to get rid of an early aggressive creature or planeswalker.

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The current price is getting revved up due to the manaless casting cost, but once people realize that this effect isn't as strong as it seems, then the price will most likely go down.

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It should end up at around the same price range as Solitude, which is about $40-45 per card or even less.

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Verdant Catacombs

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All five enemy fetch lands from the original Zendikar set make a return in Modern Horizons 2. Verdant Catacombs, Scalding Tarn, and Misty Rainforest are all priced at $50+, while Arid Mesa and Marsh Flats at $30+.

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These lands are obviously very pricey but valuable nonetheless. The various arts will hold their high price, while the regular prints may settle at around $40-50 range due to reprint factor and then go up in time, just like it was the case with Modern Masters 2017.

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Investing in these lands during the release can be a good deal at the current price, but it will take the market a few months to evaluate the real prices of these newly reprinted fetches.

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Ignoble Hierarch

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Jund players must have been elated when this card was revealed. It's an instant staple that will be played as much in modern as its predecessor Noble Hierarch did.

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Since this is the very first printing of Ignoble Hierarch, it can easily sustain its current price, and may even go up a bit in the coming months. But if Wizards of the Coast decide to reprint it as much as they chose to do with Noble Hierarch, then the price will inevitably go down.

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For now, it's an excellent investment, and probably the safest one in the entire Modern Horzions 2.

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Grist, the Hunger Tide

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Grist is both planeswalker and a creature that can be used as a commander. Such combination is destined to do well in various formats, but nobody knows for sure how well it actually performs.

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This creates a sense of uncertainty on the market. Commander players will push it as much as they can, but its price will tank if it turns out to be just a gimmicky card with some questionable value.

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Since this is a very new card that requires thorough testing, there is no definite answer as to the best strategy. Just wait and see how Grist performs in different formats before the prices settle.

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Sword of Hearth and Home

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The new cycle of swords in Modern Horizons 2 is getting a lot of support from the EDH crowd. Sword of Hearth and Home is a very good ramp card with protection from relevant colors for the format, as well as, very useful blink effect.

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The old cycle of swords, with Sword of Feast and Famine being the leader, is still better, but that doesn't mean that commander players won't find another slot for this new card.

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However, there isn't much hype amongst the modern players, so Sword of Feast and Famine may not have such a solid growth as expected. The current price is well adjusted, unless it dips a bit in the next few months.

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Solitude

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The Evoke cycle of cards in Modern Horizons 2 is a real winner. Solitude is just one of the pieces, but it's truly grand in scope and will change the landscape of the modern format, and perhaps other eternal formats as well.

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It has already been proclaimed as the "Force of Plowshares", referring to Swords to Plowshares removal spell, but with the manaless casting cost of the infamous Force of Will. If you add the Ephemerate spell to the combo, then you get something very dangerous.

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The current price seems perfectly balanced for such a strong but new card. If it doesn't get banned, then it may find itself on a steady growth throughout the years.

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Dauthi Voidwalker

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Dauthi Voidwalker is undoubtedly a very strong card, but it also has a few drawbacks that can be easily overlooked.

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Right now it's getting some love from both commander and modern players. The upsides are obvious: almost unblockable due to Shadow ability, hates on opponent's graveyard, and provides card advantage. What's not to like?

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But it can also easily die to something like Fatal Push, and maybe get resurrected by Lurrus of the Dream Den for a turn or two. But that is not enough to justify the $40 price tag, so expect it to dwindle down to about $25  a piece on the secondary market.

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Chatterfang, Squirrel General

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This card started really low during the spoiler season at around $10 a card. But once players looked beyond the "squirrel" tag and actually started building decks with it, that's where the price started to soar.

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Chatterfang can become a very useful token generator with some extra abilities, which will see a huge demand in commander format. It can easily support the green token archetype with Deranged Hermit and Deep Forest Hermit at play.

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However, this kind of hype doesn't extend into the modern format, where there isn't much room for Squirrels tribal deck. Still there is a slight indication that Chatterfang may go up in price.

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The sequel to the highly acclaimed Modern Horizons set, designed specifically for modern and other eternal formats, is now live on Magic Online. The printed set will be released on June 18, which isn't that far off.

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As expected, Modern Horizons 2 is a set of high power and value, including three new planeswalkers, fetch land reprints, strong Squirrel and Merfolk tribal support, and many other cool features.

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Currently the Magic: The Gathering market is experiencing a serious shake up, so it's time to review some of the most expensive cards in Modern Horizons 2.

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Note that the listed prices correspond to the date of this article's publishing: June 03, 2021.

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MtG: Best Strixhaven Combos for Standard Format https://www.gameskinny.com/xiz2x/mtg-best-strixhaven-combos-for-standard-format https://www.gameskinny.com/xiz2x/mtg-best-strixhaven-combos-for-standard-format Mon, 26 Apr 2021 12:11:52 -0400 Sergey_3847

Combo decks are some of the most favorite archetypes of many Magic: The Gathering players. While many eternal formats have always had plenty of them, standard has never seen such a huge emergence of combo decks like we are seeing in the Strixhaven set.

This guide will provide you with the list of the best and most powerful Strixhaven combos in standard format. Maybe you've already heard about some of them, but there are sure to be a few surprises on this list.

Witherbloom Apprentice Combo

         

As soon as the Golgari apprentice card from Strixhaven was spoiled, players immediately knew that there would be some kind of a drain combo in standard.

Now the path of destruction is clear, and it requires the following cards:

  • Witherbloom Apprentice
  • Sedgemoor Witch
  • Plumb the Forbidden

You can also add the Bastion of Remembrance to the equation in order to increase the drain effect.

Here's how the Witherbloom Apprentice combo works:

  1. Create a number of creature tokens
  2. Play Witherbloom Apprentice and Sedgemoor Witch 
  3. Use Plumb the Forbidden to sacrifice tokens
  4. Drain your opponent
  5. Rinse and repeat

Once the tokens die, Witherbloom Apprentice will drain your opponent and Sedgemoor Witch will create the same number of tokens you've scarified for another copy of Plumb the Forbidden.

This means that you can win the game with either several copies of Plumb the Forbidden or several copies of Witherbloom Apprentice.

If you have five tokens, two copies of Witherbloom Apprentice and two copies of Plumb the Forbidden will instantly drain your opponent for 20 damage and kill them. That's the terrifying power of this card combination.

Body of Research Combo

         

Body of Research generated a lot of buzz when it was first revealed. It offers players a way to create the biggest creature token MtG has seen yet.

Since the token created by Body of Research can be easily disrupted with blockers and removal spells, it will need some support.

The lethal one-shot combo with Body of Research looks like this:

  1. Use draw spells or Grim Tutor to get both Body of Research and Kazuul's Fury or Fling into your hand
  2. Make sure that your library has a number of cards that is more or equal to your opponent's HP
  3. Play Body of Research
  4. Use Kazuul's Fury or Fling on Body of Research to instantly kill your opponent

Use ramp spells, such as Lotus Cobra and Cultivate, to get to six mana as quickly as possible and execute your perfect combo early on.

Echoing Equation Combo

         

This sort of approach hasn't traditionally been a popular mechanic among standard format players. However, something similar was introduced in the Kaldheim set last season.

With the release of Echoing Equation in Strixhaven, players can use Fynn, the Fangbearer to insta-kill their opponents.

Here is how this combo looks like:

  1. Generate at least five 1/1 creature tokens
  2. Play Fynn, the Fangbearer
  3. Cast Echoing Equation on Fynn, the Fangbearer
  4. Attack with all creatures for 10 infect damage, which is lethal

You can quickly generate the necessary amount of tokens with the help of Sedgemoor Witch, Pest Summoning, Tend the Pests, and many other similar spells.

Harness Infinity Combo

         

Harness Infinity is another extreme card from Strixhaven that allows you to put your entire graveyard into your hand. Such effects are usually more fitting for formats like modern or legacy, but not standard.

Fortunately, we still have access to Syr Konrad, the Grim from the Throne of Eldraine set, a card that has a perfect synergy with Harness Infinity. In short, when you return creatures from your graveyard to your hand, Syr Konrad deals 1 damage to each opponent equal to the number of those creatures.

Here's a step-by-step sequence of the combo:

  1. Use a self-mill or discard ability to put 20 creatures into your graveyard
  2. Play Syr Konrad, the Grim
  3. Cast Harness Infinity
  4. Deal damage to opponent equal to the number of creatures in your graveyard

A self-mill effect can be easily achieved with the help of such cards like Merfolk Secretkeeper, Mire Triton, Tymaret Calls the Dead, and other similar spells.

Grinning Ignus Combo

         

The only actual reprinted card in Strixhaven is Grinning Ignus, an elemental creature that originally appeared way back in the Future Sight set.

Today, with the help of Birgi, God of Storytelling and Terror of the Peaks, you can kill your opponent in one turn. Grinning Ignus can be played an infinite number of times using his ability and mana generated by Birgi, while Terror of the Peaks will deal 2 damage to an opponent every time Grinning Ignus comes into play.

The Grinning Ignus combo runs as follows:

  1. Play Terror of the Peaks
  2. Play Birgi, God of Storytelling
  3. Play Grinning Ignus
  4. Activate Grinning Ignus's ability using mana generated by Birgi, God of Storytelling
  5. Play Grinning Ignus as many times as needed

For example, if your opponent has 20 HP, then you need to play Grinning Ignus ten times. If more damage is needed, then just keep repeating the same pattern until you opponent is dead.

The best part about this combo is that you can play it in a simple Mono-Red shell.

Jadzi Ultimatum Combo

         

When most players think of casting big spells in their decks, they always turn to ramp archetypes for help. But this combo offers players something extraordinary, and the key is hidden in the new Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios card.

It's a very expensive card at eight mana, but when you put it on board, all of your spells can be cast for just a single colorless mana, which is impressive.

If you cast a sorcery or an instant card using Jadzi's ability, then you can keep casting your big spells for just one mana. That's why playing such popular finishers like Ultimatum spells usually means that the game is over for your opponent.

The combo with Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios can be done with other spells, too, such as:

  • Explosive Welcome
  • Magma Opus
  • Creative Outburst
  • Elemental Masterpiece
  • And many others

Jadzi can also be cheated into the game with the help of Gyruda, Doom of Depths. That won't happen every time, but when it does, then it's basically all over.

Wandering Archaic Combo

         

This next combo must be one of the most complicated to execute, but the result is really cool and totally worth exploring.

The return of modal double-faced cards in Strixhaven has generated a lot of positive buzz, and the new Extus, Oriq Overlord legendary creature allows players to exploit this card type to a great effect.

Wandering Archaic is a simple creature card on the front side, but the flip side is a sorcery: Explore the Vastlands. Thus, Extus, Oriq Overlord can help you bring back Wandering Archaic to your hand after casting Explore the Vastlands.

This simple loop becomes really exciting, when you manage to reduce the sorcery's mana cost from three to zero with the help of such cards like:

  • Rowan, Scholar of Sparks
  • Will, Scholar of Frost
  • Umori, the Collector

Once you have all the pieces in play, all you need is Quakebringer that will prevent your opponent from gaining life off of the Explore the Vastlands. When the combo goes off, you will have an infinite life gaining loop that can't be beaten.

This combo can be played like this:

  1. Play Rowan, Scholar of Sparks
  2. Play Will, Scholar of Frost
  3. Play Umori, the Collector (choosing sorcery)
  4. Play Quakebringer
  5. Play Extus, Oriq Overlord
  6. Cast Explore the Vastlands
  7. Return Wandering Archaic from your graveyard to your hand
  8. Rinse and repeat steps 6 and 7

Just keep repeating the loop until your opponent concedes, as they will soon realize that your infinite life loop is never going to end.

Those are the best Strixhaven combos for standard in Magic: The Gathering. For more Magic: The Gathering content, card lists, and guides, head over to our MtG hub page here.

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MtG: 11 Most Expensive Strixhaven Cards https://www.gameskinny.com/mi7a1/mtg-11-most-expensive-strixhaven-cards https://www.gameskinny.com/mi7a1/mtg-11-most-expensive-strixhaven-cards Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:38:07 -0400 Sergey_3847

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Kasmina, Enigma Sage

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The biggest selling point of the Kasmina planeswalker is her passive ability that gives all your other planeswalkers her active abilities.

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This means that you can give your uncommon planeswalkers, such as Ashiok, Dream Render and Narset, Parter of Veils, a plus ability that will keep them active.

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That is a game changing strategy that could be very much sought out by many control players in all formats.

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If this card turns out to be as good as it looks, then it should at least keep its current price or even go a little higher.

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Those are the most expensive cards in Strixhaven. For more Magic: The Gathering content, card lists, and guides, head over to our MtG hub page here.

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Professor Onyx

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Just like Jadzi, the new Liliana planeswalker was severely overhyped right after the reveal.

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In just a couple of weeks the price dropped from $50 to 20$, which indicates uncertainty among Magic investors. On one hand it's a new Liliana, but on the other it's too costly at six mana and the abilities aren't exactly overwhelmingly powerful.

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It is an interesting planeswalker that will be played as a single copy in the Tergrid decks in standard and in some commander decks as well. But for most of the part it will be quickly forgotten and drop in price heavily.

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Beledros Witherbloom

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Beledros is a very solid commander that will have no impact on any other format except EDH.

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Golgari players will have a blast playing Beledros, and activating that untap ability. But other than that, it's simply too expensive at seven mana, and the ability, although quite strong, has a few other, more viable alternatives already in the metas of other competitive formats.

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That's why this card will not be able to hold such a high price for long. Expect it to drop to at least $10 or less.

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Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios

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Jadzi is one of the very first victims of extreme pre-release hype. This card started the pre-order train at $50 after the reveal, and has since dwindled to just $15-16 per copy.

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This happens to cards that have strong and unique abilities, but unfortunately, are too expensive mana-wise to be viable in any of the competitive formats.

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For example, the flip side is represented by the Journey to the Oracle sorcery that puts all lands from your hand onto the table. How many decks would want this? Not that many, which sort of hints on the playability of this card.

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In that case, Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios won't get over the $10 price tag.

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Galazeth Prismari

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Among those few Elder Dragons presented in this list, Galazeth Prismari is a much better option than Velomachus Lorehold.

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Galazeth Prismari is already gaining a lot of popularity among the EDH crowd that claim it to be one of the best new commanders from Strixhaven. It also gains traction in modern, standard, and historic formats.

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This means that people really put a lot of faith in this card, and if it does meet all those expectations, then Galazeth Prismari could possibly reach the $30 price tag in just a few months.

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Harness Infinity

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This is another spell in the vein of Body of Research that offers some extraordinary effect for a lot of mana.

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Putting your entire graveyard in your hand can make up for some incredible plays, but it doesn't save you from graveyard hate cards that can easily disrupt your strategy.

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Most likely, Harness Infinity will be a very flashy niche card in graveyard archetypes that will produce some amazing Twitch clips online. But that alone doesn't make it a solid investment.

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As it stands, Harness Infinity will repeat the destiny of Body of Research and will go down to about $6-7 per card.

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Wandering Archaic

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Wandering Archaic is proving to be the staple commander card due to its wonderful taxing ability and colorless mana cost. This means that everyone can play it regardless of the archetype.

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There is no doubt that this Avatar creature will gain huge popularity in the coming season and beyond. Expect it to double up in price in the course of the year.

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If Wandering Archaic doesn't stop at $20 a piece, then it will easily become even more expensive. You also should count in the fact that it's an MDFC card, which won't be reprinted that often.

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Blex, Vexing Pest

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The front side of this MDFC card is a very unusual lord that will likely never see play, but the flip side, Search for Blex, is a sorcery that can draw you five cards for four mana.

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Of course, there is a huge downside, as you lose three points of life for each card you put in your hand. But you can choose to put them all in your graveyard instead.

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In any case, there are plenty of decks in all formats that wouldn't mind either of those "downsides". This puts Search for Blex in an interesting position, which may keep its price quite high.

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Mila, Crafty Companion

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  • Regular art price: $10.67
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Modal double-faced cards are back in Strixhaven, and Mila, Crafty Companion is one of the most exciting new cards of that type.

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The main spotlight here is the flip side represented by the 6-mana planeswalker: Lukka, Wayward Bonder. His second ability can put any creature on board from your graveyard and give it haste until end of turn.

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That is one powerful ability that could be used to a great extent in any format. Such broad range of application could keep the card's current price long and steady.

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Body of Research

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  • Regular art price: $8.61
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  • Extended art price: $27.98
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This is another example of a card hyped by the commander community. The Simic Token players are understandably very excited about Body of Research, but it will most likely have no serious impact beyond that specific archetype in any other format.

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It can be well paired with The Ozolith from Ikoria, which has doubled up in price since the release. So there is definitely a very powerful synergy there. The question is: Will players find it attractive enough to invest in Body of Research, too?

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The current sentiment is that this sorcery will stumble at around $4-5 price tag.

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Velomachus Lorehold

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  • Regular art price: $8.51
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  • Borderless art price: $17.86
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The abundance of keywords and a really strong ability make Velomachus Lorehold one of the more exciting cards from Strixhaven.

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However, all this hype comes from just one source, which is EDH community. The card has no attractive points for any other competitive formats, which makes this Elder Dragon a short-lived star.

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It's a very expensive card at seven mana and it's just too slow for most of the formats. This means that the price will drop significantly, even for the borderless art, which usually stays quite high. Expect it to end up at the $2-3 range per card by the end of the year.

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Magic: The Gathering community has been on spot during the release of the Kaldheim set earlier this year, when it came to predicting the market direction for its most expensive cards.

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This time we enter the world of Strixhaven that has a few truly unique cards, so let's see if the community will be as farsighted as it has been before.

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There are some really impactful commanders in Strixhaven that will shake up the market, as well as some cool new planeswalkers. But there is also too much hype surrounding some of the spells, and that's where you need to be careful.

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Hopefully, our list of the most expensive MtG cards from Strixhaven will help you find the best possible investement this season.

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