Faithless Brewing, Episode 20: Kethis, the Hidden Hand
Throne of Eldraine is around the corner and the previews are coming fast and furious. Some look sweet, some look strange, and some look downright broken, including a certain strange woman lying in a pond distributing swords. That's no basis for a system of government.
In the meantime, though, we've got unfinished business with Core Set 2020. Kethis, the Hidden Hand had a surprising breakout late in the Standard season, anchoring a slick combo deck full of powerful legendaries. Modern has even more enticing options, but can this bizarre strategy withstand the transition to the lightning-fast eternal format? Or should Kethis be reimagined as the centerpiece of a midrange build? The crew has some ideas, so let's discuss!
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Flashback: Kiora and Niv-Mizzet
Ramp-less Niv-Mizzet (cavedan): Top 8 SCG IQ
Ramp-less Niv-Mizzet (Ihavethefire): 12-0 Modern Playoffs
Kiora Dragons: 10-10 leagues
Kiora Eldrazi: 11-4 leagues
Bonus list: Cat Jesus Returns (sketch)
Throne of Eldraine Previews
Dave has eight spicy hot takes on exciting new contenders for Modern, and Damon and Dan are eager to prove him wrong. Plus, don't miss our in-depth written article on the most dangerous card in the set, Emry, Lurker of the Loch!
Stoneforge Fishstick: A Brewer's Guide to Emry, Lurker of the Loch
Bonus list: Emry Ascendancy (sketch)
Brew Session: Kethis, the Hidden Hand