This thing is a very underrated 2-drop right now in my opinion and I think it will surprise a lot of people.
This card is going to be a big surprise in one format or another, I can feel it, so of course it makes it into the Ixalan Hidden Gems list.
It just needs someone brave enough to try piloting it.
Finally, we have the deceptively amazing 2-drop that’s going to lead a much-discussed deck to victory.
I don’t know how well Vampires are going to do in the new Standard meta, but if they show up this will be at the forefront of the mana curve.
Outside of Standard, this could see some play in Commander at it drains all your opponents instead of just one, so it’s a way to hit everyone at once for minimal impact.
Jay Edwards is an advocate for janky magic combos, and exploring fun and casual Magic ideas.
In fact, I’m so sure that this deck is going to be a thing, I wrote up a little decklist for it!
But there’s lots of places online that do that better than I ever could—you’ve got Luis Scott-Vargas’s Limited reviews for Channel Fireball (white, blue, black, red, green, gold/artifacts/lands), you’ve got the usual prep articles put up by Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa and _____________, and so much more.
So instead, what I’m going to do is answer some questions in advance. Admiral Beckett Brass—Note than when her second ability triggers, all it cares about is that Admiral Beckett Brass is on the battlefield during your end step and that, at some point, an opponent took combat damage from at least three different Pirate creatures. Deadeye Plunderers—Remember that damage stays marked on a creature until end of turn.
His new column, Tapping Cardboard, will appear here twice monthly so be sure to check it out! Dinosaurs, pirates, vampires, merfolk, strong narrow answers, excellent graveyard hate, Opt in Modern, “Gaea’s Cradle” in Modern—it’s everything we want! you have no idea how hard it was not to just submit 800 words of roaring and stomping around for this article…
) Now, for the past few sets, what I’ve done is run down the mechanics and a couple of suggested synergies for Sealed play, to help prep you for the Pre-Releases.