Wednesday May 29, 2019

The Dreadhorde Arcanist Dilemma

War of the Spark, 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.



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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!


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