Sunday, July 24, 2016

Eldritch Moon: impact on Modern format

The most interesting cards from Eldritch Moon that may find home in Modern format:

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger may be replaced by Emrakul, the Promised End in RG tron. The mana cost is similar, but a Mindslaver effect makes a difference. It helps a lot in the not favorable matchups. Take Infect deck as example. If you manage to cast Emrakul, the Promised End the game is almost yours. The creatures will swing right into Emrakul eldritch maw or/and you may use up all pump spells, leaving your opponent with nothing.

If you wondered why bulk rare Allosaurus Rider have gained on value recently, the Eldritch Evolution is the answer. Some people think it may be a Modern's Natural Order and a deck build around this card will appear soon. In my opinion, this card may find rather home in toolbox deck, such as Chord. Eldritch Evolution allows you to put into play a hatebear even by the turn two. How the whole game may change if you put Aven Mindcensor against Tron, Spellskite against Infect or Kataki, War’s Wage against Affinity earlier. Additionally, this card may give you tempo and value - sacrifice Voice of Resurgences to get a Siege Rhino Will it be a big come back of Birthing Pod strategy?

Another card with a potential is Eternal Scourge. To start with, it is Eldrazi, so it is cheaper if you spend mana produced by Eldrazi Temple. Decks running Eldrazi Temple usually have a Relic of Progenitus mainboard, what makes Eternal Scourage almost immortal. Additionally, it has a quasi-hexproof. This card plays well alongside Gemstone Caverns.

Bedlam Reveler will be tested in Burn decks for sure. Some time ago, players splashed blue in order to get fuel from Treasure Cruise. Although, mana cost of Bedlam Reveler is reduced only by instant and sorcery spells you won't spend more than 3 or 4 mana to cast it. In the earlier stage of the game you will be casting other spells and you will use Bedlam Reveler only to refill your hand and burn your opponent down.

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