Kaldhem spoilers have started to hit the Internet.
What we’ve seen so far is all over the place. Following are some of our favorites from the first few looks at Kaldheim…
Magda, Brazen Outlaw
Kaldheim is giving us A LOT of options with just this two drop.
Not for nothing, but in Historic, first turn Toolcraft Exemplar into second turn Magda, Brazen Outlaw is pretty awesome. Magda gives Toolcraft Exemplar the artifact it needs to get bigger, not to mention giving it +1/+0 to begin with.
You can play a narrow number of “otherwise un-cast-able” artifacts in your deck just to get with Magda’s five Treasures ability.
Pyre of Heroes
Patrick — once a notable deck designer of Birthing Pod decks — thinks this card might not be as dangerous as it seems on its face.
Being a “Tribal” sort of card, Pyre of Heroes from Kaldheim will unlikely be abused with something like a Deceiver Exarch.
Counterpoint: The return of the Changeling mechanic might make designs less stringent than we’re currently imagining. For instance, if you just play the card Realmwalker (which is every creature type), you can ramp any two into it… And then ramp Realmwalker into any four.
So, silly for sake of illutration, you might go Magda (Dwarf) into Realmwalker (Shapeshifter) into Wicked Wolf (Wolf).
Toski, Bearer of Secrets
Sooooo much going on with this card.
Given it can’t be countered and it’s indestructible… Toski is theoretically a Jayemdae Tome on legs.
Opponents without specialized removal are (again theoretically) going to fall behind.
It’s also very powerful in combination with certain strategies. For example: Tokens. Most removal is already not good against Tokens; and sweepers don’t kill Toski. Hilarious!
The problem is that it is very easy to beat Toski with value. For instance, almost any 2/2 completely shuts it down. Heck, a 0/2 largely does. Still? It will see play and bedevil opponents for the next two years.
And lots more Kaldheim!
- The Phyrexian Praetor
- A heck of a Gnarled Mass
- Which Saga is best (Spoiler: They’re both quite good)
- … and more!
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