Sunday, July 20, 2014

A sample of Theros cards used in one Modern Daily

A friend recently told me that Theros block cards saw no play in Modern. That sounded strange to me so I decided to have a look.

I considered this Daily Event:

I noted that the excellent new web site from Wizards had a draft viewer for a Constructed Daily Event. How very useful!

Anyway, this is what I found:

Eidolon of the Great Revel and Thoughtseize were the most played cards. The Eidolon actually appeared in two 4-0 decks and four 3-1 decks. It seems to have a solid spot in Burn nowadays.

Three other THS block cards saw main deck play: Temple of Mystery, Courser of Kruphix and Keranos, God of Storms.

That was it.

Fearing that my friend was actually right, I had to look at sideboard usage of the most recent expert level block as well.

The sideboard cards I found were Anger of the Gods (plenty of those), Eidolon of Rhetoric, Thoughtseize, Keranos (again), Searing Blood and Swan Song.

Not an exceptional strong showing for Theros block.

How can you use this information?
Theros block cards are now at their cheapest price before they rotate out in October 2015. If you intend to play Modern before the end of the next PTQ Season (which should end in August 2015 unless they move it again) you should take this opportunity to get the Modern cards you need. They will not be significantly affected by the end of the current Modern PTQ Season as Standard influence card prices much more than Modern does - and these cards are Standard legal for a long time to come.

What other cards from Theros block sees play in Modern?
Remember, this was just one single Daily Event. Which other cards have you seen? Answer in the comments below.

1 comment:

  1. Brimaz, King of Oreskos in Deadguy Ale and BW Tokens
    Master of Waves in Merfolk
    Prophetic Flamespeaker in some versions of Jund
    Nytkhos, Shrine to Nyx in Mono G Devotion
    Drown in Sorrow in SB of some combo decks
    Magma Jet sometimes in Burn

    Ashen Rider in Legacy SBs against Show and Tell
    Spirit of the Labyrinth in Legacy Death and Taxes
    Aegis of the Gods in Vintage