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Hello everyone and thanks for hanging out with me here on Legitmtg.com! Hour of Devastation prereleased this weekend and with it’s release on MTGO Monday, formats should start getting impacted by the new cards soon! We’ll have decklists and data and soon enough the Pro Tour will be here and Standard will be solved and it will be time to start talking about new cards again before we know it!
Standard of course will be where the bulk of these cards see play, but there are some pretty meaty nuggets here for other formats. Mirage Mirror looks like it could be super cool in Vintage, well at least that is what one of my friends says, I am going to believe her for now, as I have no idea what Vintage looks like, or, well really how to play the format. Torment of Hailfire is going to be one of the most annoying cards to see play in Commander, though I can’t wait to jam a copy into my Vial Smasher the Fierce deck. Tribal Wars gets a Horse Lord in Crested Sunmare, which has excited more than a few people over at PureMTGO.com and gave me the greatest picture of all time, from the vlog cohost Andrew Nelms.
While these other formats are great, if you know me well enough you know that I subscribe to the school of thought that that is only one true format, which is Modern. What cards from Hour of Devastation might impact the format that I love? Let’s get to the card image gallery and go from there!
Cards that I think have chance and brief reason why
Oketra’s Last Mercy: Mass life gain? In my format? Sure, it’s a nice foil to burn, and the draw back of not being able to untap lands is not that big, considering you should be able to live through it. Sorcery speed is not great, I think that’s a bigger drawback!
Solemnity: Take that Counters Company. But also take that Infect!
Fraying Sanity: Fits in well with Esper Mill.
Strategic Planning: A super card for Storm, has seen play in eternal formats, can see it seeing play in Modern.
Bontu’s Last Reckoning: Possible, the drawback does not seem that bad when your opponent has to rebuild.
Razaketh’s Rite: Going super deep on a tutor that Living End might not need, but might want anyways.
Abrade: Versatile sideboard card, may not make the cut over other options, but it is here.
Majestic Myriarch: Dig this in Elves.
Nissa’s Defeat: Like this for blowing up enchanted lands, but really like this as an answer to the various Garruks that run amok in the format.
Claim/Fame: Neat reanimation spell that can take advantage of combo engines.
Leave/Chance: Potential engine card in the format.
Hollow One: Potential Living End toy, not sure it is needed.
Mirage Mirror: Not sure where, but I do think this card is very playable.
Hostile Desert: Additional win condition for Life from the Loam decks.
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