Faithless Brewing: MTG for the Rogue Deckbuilder

Mysteries Incarnate

January 30, 2020

Faithless Brewing, Episode 39: Enigmatic Incarnation


When you give a card an outlandish name like "Enigmatic Incarnation," you'd better step up and deliver something deliciously and awesomely weird. Luckily, in this case, the R&D and Creative teams came through, offering a truly mysterious new tutoring engine. Superficially similar to Birthing Pod and Prime Speaker Vannifar, Enigmatic Incarnation throws those precedents out the window by triggering only once per turn (on end step) and feeding on one card type (enchantment) while tutoring for another (creature). It is truly a mystery wrapped in an enigma, drawing on an entirely different slice of the card pool and asking brewers to invent their own play pattern if they hope to unlock its power over multiple turns. The decision trees are complex and the rewards are potentially massive. Let's start brewing!


Flashback: Heliod, Sun-Crowned




Mono-White Owl (Damon): 1-3 league
UW Teferi Owl (Damon): 3-2 league
Basic Heliod Aggro (Dan): 3-2 league



Turbo Elesh Norn 2.0 (Dan): 4-0* league. Played this league after we recorded this show, so stay tuned for next week's episode for more info on it.


Brew Session: Enigmatic Incarnation




Sketch 1: 4c Rhino Incarnation


Sketch 2: Sultai Enigmatic Inversion




Sketch 3: Mystery Ponza


Sketch 4: Bant Hatching Plans


Sketch 5: Enigmatic Conscription


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