Sunday, January 29, 2017

Aether Revolt: impact on Modern format

The most interesting cards from Aether Revolt that may find home in Modern format:

A Fatal Push is undoubtly the number one Aether Revolt card. It is the new one-mana removal that kills most of Modern playable creature cards. The power level similar to Path to Exile. A black color have been waitng a long time for such card.

A cat beast with blue horns called Felidar Guardian makes a new turn 4 combo with Saheeli Rai that creates infinite 1/4 hasty artifact Cat Beasts. It works very similarly to a Splinter Twin deck, but this combo is much easier to stop. Additionally, you must be playing three-color Jeskai deck. This both cards dominated the first bigger Standard events. Will it take the same route in Modern?

Baral, Chief of Compliance will be tested in Grixis Control and Jeskai Control. The early blocker, that reduces the cost of instant and sorcery spells, turns into Merfolk Looter while casting a counterspells. Looting is not quite as good as drawing card, but it still is adventageous. Speaking of counterspells, Disallow will be a new, better Counterspell if Baral is on the battlefield. This cards may go together.

Another card with potential is Lifecrafter's Bestiary. It is not a Glimpse of Nautre, but Elves deck may gain a large amount of card advantage over its opponent and constant scry help to find the answer you are looking for.

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