Bing bong, ding dongs! It’s spoiler season and that means… “Shut up, Mike! Get to the cards and tell us about Modern Horizons 2 in EDH!” You got it!
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Modern Horizons 2 in EDH
BIG OL’ RED MYTHICS
The pitch-evoke elemental cycle has been inspiring a ton of talk in Modern and Commander. Some are better for Modern than Commander. Fury is one of these. Maybe if you can givedeathtouch, you can snipe four creatures. Even if you can snag two 2/2’s for free, that’s a pretty good deal. Of the five in the cycle, I reckon this bad boy won’t see the most play. However! Evoke is casting a spell. Storm decks are often in red.
My friend loves this for hisdeck where he hopes to copying on an ETB trigger. That’d be a cool way to wreck house!
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer
Monkey Pirate! I thinkis so fun. Lil guy looks so happy! I love cards that get to play with opponents’ cards. Especially if that same card ramps you and fixes so you can cast those cards. This’ll be a sweet commander. Treasures rule and red has a few ways to make a bunch (*cough* *cough* too good *cough harder* *actually coughing* I’m alright). Equip Ragavan with some unblockable equipment or take advantage of that dash cost and . I’m excited to see this sweet monkey in action.
OH BABY IT’S TIME FOR RARES
Cool card! With suspend cards without mana costs hanging around, cascade is one of the ways to cast those right away.‘s got a bit of a mini-game built into it that says, not only would you want to build your deck to have only a handful of potent one-drops or none-drops in the deck, but also have a way to fill your graveyard with enough types to meet the delirium requirement. Combine with or to get the Marauder back in hand and do it again sounds like a fun time. I’m thinking RBx for decks forming around this, most likely Jund (black-red-green), and I’m excited to see what people end up doing with it.
Love an ETB token maker especially if they’re artifacts.offers up an impulsive draw payoff for having some disposable artifacts laying around. Normally, I’d say a tap ability would be a big downside in my opinion, but the Apprentice is an artifact. There are plenty of ways to untap artifacts. does it every untap step and allows you to tap whatever you’re sacrificing to untap the Apprentice. In decks, this ends up giving you two more artifacts to count toward her second plus one loyalty ability. In decks, this gives you two more artifacts to use as part of the big machine you’ve assembled AND gives you a flavour win. Obligatory mention! isn’t the most exciting, but you know when it hits the table, it’ll do work.
I have no idea what to make of this card.pile into having just and copy as much as you can? I think what I don’t like about this card is that you reveal cards and then bottom the next nonland card. No drawing, no exile-you-may-play-it-this-turn, no none of that. Bottom of the library. can gain life around this. Maybe decks can make use of this. I hope somebody breaks this card. I want new cards I don’t understand to end up being cool or good. I’m fine with being wrong!
might be my signature card because I do a fun stand-up bit about the “chef’s kiss”. and are the first cards of this nature that come to mind for me. Kiss not hitting abilities when Commander is full of creatures with powerful enters-the-battlefield triggers doing a lot of heavy lifting can mean having this in your hand, wondering why you held up three mana. That said, hitting a with this is a very spicy two-for-one. Not as much burn hanging out in Commander as in Modern where I think this will see more action. I also really appreciate finally having Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar on a card and having more cards fleshing her out.
Glimpse of Tomorrow
I loveand a one-sided Warp World – that’s the way to my heart. Building up a board of tokens and protecting them in a permanent-heavy deck can turn this card into a huge swing. Big ramp, big boom! My deck runs Warp World and just last week I was thinking “man, I wish there was more like this card.” Good for me! Cascade, cheat the cost, use the Expertise cycle, or just suspend it – this card is pure fun. Now, this is a
Double triggers for Wizards and Shaman! This will definitely find a home indecks. is a Shaman with an incredibly powerful ability.
Be carefulplayers – this will not add another trigger for Inalla’s ability unless she’s in play since the wording on Prodigy is “If an ability of a Shaman or another Wizard you control triggers”.
Oh boy. This is Tron hate hardcore. Solid Dragon with aon ETB that could cost just two mana is wild. This format is full of s and pain lands. “Thanks for playing that tapped into play at the perfect moment.” In decks this is already four mana. says hello if you want to be mean. Have fun!
UNCOMMONS AND COMMONS THAT CAME TO PARTY
Captain Ripley Vance
This is the Vance ofback on Ixalan. Really fun and cool design! Pump the Captain up with anthems or +1/+1 counters and get the spells piling up! Feels like a really cool aggro deck brewing here.
Dragon’s Rage Channeler
I’m spotlighting this card for two reasons in particular: It’s one mana to cast and it says surveil 1 in a colour that has not previously gotten surveil. I think surveil is a fantastic mechanic and I love to see it here as it’s another great addition from Modern Horizons 2 in EDH. When you’ve got delirium, this guy’s a sky beater that has to swing, but noncreature spells in red net you some solid selection or graveyard fuel. I think this is a good one!
Fast // Furious
Hahahaha nice. I’m glad this exists.
This is a weird one which is why it makes the review. If you’re in a meta with a bunch of planeswalkers, having this hang out on the board for a while is pretty sweet. Don’t need it? At least you can cycle it away for a card!
More fuel for the decks and the decks. Get your s out, it’s flipping time! Three coins is a ton of coins off of one trigger. Sweet!+
I want to love this card very much so I will be forcing it for a while. I might just want to playinstead though. Storm is wild though so maybe this takes off!
Strike It Rich
Speaking of storm cards! This is basically a way to up your storm count for “free”. Ishanging out? Does need a quick way to turn all the tokens into mana? The art must also look great in foil with all those splashes of colour!
In the right deck this could bring you up a ton of cards for your next turn.I think there’s lots of potential here!
says YOINK! This is going right into my discard deck. Need to re-buy or ? I know a guy. I played in the deck but removed it due to sorcery being too narrow. With functionally being a buffer at its mana cost, I’m in on this guy.
Coin flip decks that wantwill love . A reference to this guy actually get you TWO TREASURES whenever you win a flip?! And that’s a PASSIVE ability?! Come on! That’s amazing!
RED! RED! RED! RED! RED!
All in all, I’m pretty stoked to see a lot of these cards in action. Not to mention, , and reprints in this set are very sweet to have. I’m excited for Modern Horizons 2 in EDH and beyond and I really hope you are as well!