Faithless Brewing

Spark Confidant or Smashcaster Mage? The Dreadhorde Arcanist Dilemma

May 29, 2019

Faithless Brewing, Episode 5: Dreadhorde Arcanist

 

Modern Horizons previews are burning up the internet, but the crew still has unfinished business with War of the Spark. Dreadhorde Arcanist is a powerful two-drop that has proven itself in Legacy, but hasn’t yet made a splash in Modern. Is the Arcanist best used for grinding value, or should we be smashing face? Dave has a decklist for each strategy, so let’s discuss!

 

Flashback: Karn, the Great Creator and Teferi, Time Raveler

 

It was a shorter than normal week of testing, but we still played enough to learn that we hated the Liquimetal Jund list. Play Karn, but don’t play Karn here. Teferi Scepter seemed more promising, but there is plenty of work still to be done.

 

Liquimetal Jund: tried and rejected

 

Teferi Scepter Lock: more testing needed

 

Brew Session: Dreadhorde Arcanist

 

Grixis Value Arcanist

 

Temur Phoenix Arcanist

 

Bonus Content: Modern Horizons Quick Hits

 

Dan has some early takes on cards he is excited about. Find his article here on the Modern subreddit!