Season 15, Episode 17: Brew Session (Haughty Djinn) + Flashback (Soul of Windgrace, Tolarian Terror)
Cost reduction creatures are incredibly dangerous. Modern players know that Baral, Chief of Compliance and Goblin Electromancer must be killed on sight. If your opponent untaps with a cost reducer, you will surely be buried beneath an avalanche of spells.
Still, it’s not so hard to kill a 2/2 or 1/3. Electromancer isn’t scaring anyone in the red zone, and Baral has skipped leg day every day of his life. For most of Magic’s history, phenomenal cost reduction also means itty bitty power and toughness.
But all that is about to change. Haughty Djinn is a cost reduction creature that slaps HARD. We’re talking Enigma Drake, Crackling Drake, massive one-hit-kill territory. To be sure, Drakes also need to be killed on sight, so there’s not a huge change on that front. But we’ve never seen cost reduction paired with such impressive power and toughness, on a flyer no less. This is a rare combination and a dream worth chasing.
David has some ideas for Haughty Djinn in Pioneer, and Cavedan is dusting off the spellbook to find the best instants and sorceries to feed the genie. Will this be the Djinn that grants all of our wishes? There’s only one way to find out.