Monday Apr 20, 2020

Brewer's Guide to Ikoria, Part 2: The Best of the Rest

Ikoria, Episode 2: Brewer's Guide to Ikoria, Part 2


Well, that escalated quickly. Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths has been online for just three days and already the Companion mechanic is running rampant across all formats.


Luckily, we were able to record our second installment of our Brewer's Guide to Ikoria before the advent of our new cat overlords, when the world was still bright with possibility. And since we already covered the Companions in Part 1, this installment may provide some welcome reprieve from our new furry friends. There are miles of exciting designs from top to bottom in Ikoria: from powerful enchantment engines, to tricky cycling options, efficient legendary creatures, and some slick removal to boot. Let's go exploring!



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02:35 Triome Lands
Enchantment Cycle
08:56 Song of Creation
16:49 Whirlwind of Thought
19:11 Offspring's Revenge
22:15 Death's Oasis
25:28 Titan's Nest
Ultimatum Cycle
28:20 Eerie Ultimatum
30:48 Emergent Ultimatum
32:54 Ruinous Ultimatum
34:28 Inspired Ultimatum
36:48 Genesis Ultimatum
Mythos Cycle
38:44 Mythos of Nethroi
42:07 Mythos of Vadrok
46:15 Mythos of Brokkos
47:45 Mythos of Snapdax
49:20 Mythos of Illuna
Cycling Matters
53:41 Unpredictable Cyclone
56:53 Escape Protocol
58:55 Zenith Flare
1:00:47 Valiant Rescuer, Flourishing Fox
1:03:05 Yidaro, Wandering Monster
1:07:32 Shark Typhoon
1:09:54 Ominous Seas
Useful Effects w/ Cycling
1:13:51 Neutralize
1:14:58 Wilt
1:15:11 Boon of the Wish-Giver
1:15:57 Migration Path
1:17:39 Easy Prey
1:19:00 Footfall Crater
1:23:10 Reconnaissance Mission
1:26:13 Barrier Breach
1:28:29 Titanoth Rex
1:30:26 Void Beckoner
The Best of the Rest
1:32:28 The Ozolith
1:37:30 Luminous Broodmoth
1:40:23 Labyrinth Raptor
1:43:16 Call of the Death Dweller
1:45:36 Colossification
1:48:28 Sprite Dragon
1:51:36 Rielle, the Everwise
1:54:54 General Kudro of Drannith
1:56:49 Lavabrink Venturer
1:59:02 Winota, Joiner of Forces
2:02:20 Fire Prophecy
2:05:33 Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy
2:09:32 Fiend Artisan
2:15:29 Stormwild Capridor



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