Wow, check it out dino-maniacs. With each scry we are able to dig down and add a landmark, getting closer and closer to the buried treasure. Whether a Maze of Ith has us flustered or a Cabal Coffers is out of control, targeted land destruction is a necessary evil to keep our friends playing an honest game. I have this a bit below premium removal since it does so little on the back foot, though it’s going to be a great card in good aggressive draws. Like many of these cards, this is a late-game engine more than anything proactive, so don’t overload your deck with nonsense or you will get run over. With the potential to eradicate all graveyards on a whim and a slick scry 1 ability when it enters the battlefield, we will definitely see the Totem get its fair share of time on the battlefield. Huatli fits the traditional planeswalker mold as she adds to the board each turn, can defend herself, and has a minor plus ability to tie it all together. Besides sharing a name with one of the most iconic Diablo bosses, Vona is also one of the best bombs in the set. If you are interested and intrigued about a Tishana, Voice of Thunder deck, EDHREC has you covered. I can see siding this in for a matchup that always goes to a board stall, but I suspect you can do better. Of course, in a multiplayer game, the non-involved … While navigating the waters to flip this card might not be for everyone, the Galleon does warrant strong consideration for Karn, Silver Golem or a Depala, Pilot Exemplar vehicle deck. Vraska can also let her temper fly with her -3 that wreaks havoc on a troublesome artifact, creature, or enchantment after which, she collects the bounty in the form of a treasure token to be spent later. ChannelFireball - Magic: The Gathering Strategy, Singles, Cards, Decks. 7. Don’t take them early unless you are looking to be 3 colors, but be happy if you pick them up. Let’s discuss in the comments below! By Luis Scott-Vargas / September 22, 2017 October 10, 2019. This will frequently be a 4/4 or 5/5 immediately, and grows while giving you tokens that have their own intrinsic value. In addition to charming pirates to do her bidding, the +2 activations will work her up to a hull-breaking ultimate. A 1/1 lifelink for 1 isn’t a good deal, but it’s not that hard to flip this, and a land that makes 1/1s for only 3 mana gives you a significant long-game advantage. In addition to EDHREC, Nick also writes casual EDH articles on MTGCasualPlay.com. Should we have six mana available to pump into the Foothold we get to bring back any card from our graveyard to our hand. Sanctum Seeker As a 2/10 vehicle crewed by 4, opposing fleets will find themselves hard pressed to sink the Galleon. Ixalan features double-faced cards! Whether we are simply swiping a Sol Ring or persuading a creature to commit treason, Hostage Taker offers a unique and tide-turning method of dealing with troublesome permanents. Whether a Maze of Ith has us flustered or a Cabal Coffers is out of control, targeted land destruction is a necessary evil to keep our friends playing an honest game. Cover of Darkness is my favorite to sneak into the 99. Drawing (most) of an extra card every turn is great, though it’s much worse than Outpost Siege because it misses on lands. 4. There will be draws where this is a blank, but as far as finishers go, I wouldn’t ship it. Still, any of these cards make for a windmill slam first pick, even if I assume I’ll never find out what that feels like. He can often be found playing Vintage in between competitions and loves any format where Force of Will is legal. Deadeye Plunderers is a valuable must-have for Admiral Beckett Brass or as hired muscle in a Breya, Etherium Shaper or other artifact themed decks. Look who’s back! Here’s an unexpected uncommon to consider. Once it flips, it does an amazing job of keeping you alive, giving you time to finish the game with whatever you desire. Given that she lets you cast it and keep it forever, she’s on the short list of best cards in the set. These are numbered #280/279 to #289/279. You need to be doing tons of exploring for this to be worth it, as it won’t be all that valuable until it becomes a 4/4 (or bigger). But, no worries about the tide going back out during our discard phase, Tishana gives us no maximum hand size allowing to keep all of the resources we have in hand. While seemingly impossible, there are ways to ensure we are able to pillage, plunder and bring back the treasure. If you had a pet dinosaur, what type of dinosaur would you want to own? Not only did the dinosaur tribe score a sweet Commander, but the tribal flavor gets extra spicy with a dino-themed planeswalker in Huatli, Warrior Poet. I still don’t like this card, though the flavor of including it in this set is nice. Having Conqueror’s Foothold in play means you win the long game by default, which is worth spending 4 mana and the crew cost. Did I miss any cards that you are excited about? Luis is one of the most accomplished players in Magic: the Gathering history. In this case, be sure to don your political hat and remind the other players that this kind deed brings with it a favor to be called in later. Non-basically speaking, Unclaimed Territory becomes an auto-include to help meet the colored mana cost of our merfolk, vampires, dinosaurs, pirates or any other creature type relevant to our deck build. ... A 1/1 lifelink for 1 isn’t a good deal, but it’s not that hard to flip this, and a land that makes 1/1s for only 3 mana gives you a significant long-game advantage. The rate is solid enough on its own, and if you can get the first equip for free, you’ve come out way ahead. With the prerequisites met, the artifact will flip and reveal the Primal Wellspring. I’m a big fan of this in any tribal deck, especially low-curve ones. The gold uncommons in this set are on point (except you, Belligerent Brontodon—get your butt into gear). If you really need another warm (cold) body, here you are. At this point in the game, well-timed spot removal like Swords to Plowshares will meet the ransom requirements of the Hostage Taker and return the exiled card to its rightful owner. A 3/3 for 4 is not exactly the gold standard, so only run this if you are really short creatures. With these redeeming qualities alone, she is the perfect choice to lead our tribal buccaneer deck. It’s great when you’re ahead, great when you’re behind, and overall just a fantastic card. Tapping two and the Foothold activates its loot ability while tapping four and the Foothold allows us to draw a card. I’m in for a treasure hunt, as this provides a little value each turn until the third, at which point you get showered in a bounty of riches. Arguably, the two Simic powerhouses could, and should, co-exist together. Once you get to the late game, you can play three spells and turn this into a repeatable Lightning Bolt, which will dominate as easily as an extra card would. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window).