- Clever Lumimancer
- Creature – Human Wizard
- Magecraft – Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, Clever Lumimancer gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
So many turn-two kills with Clever Lumimancer in Modern…
Start with a first-turn Clever Lumimancer.
Play your second land and a Manamorphose (2), and another Manamorphose (4). What are you going to do with all that mana? Certainly not cast Mutagenic Growth (6, then 8). An Assault Strobe will put your Human Wizard to 10, dealing 20!
There are lots of ways to get there with Ground Rift on turn two as well! The red-white build of this Storm-esque Red Deck in Modern has tons of “free” spells. In addition to Mutagenic Growth you get things like Gut Shot and the back side of Lava Dart as well.
Never has “the Lava Spike” deck needed Lava Spike less… To be so fast.
Don’t like white? The Blue Burn in Modern has something new for you, too!
The blue-red version of Modern Burn is a bit less fast than red-white… But also has a ton of play. Expressive Iteration is a nice card to set up Lightning Bolts and land drops (or both at the same time!) Look for this card to be best buddies with Sprite Dragon and Vapor Snag.
Weirdly enough, Expressive Iteration seems less desirable in the legitimately “blue” blue-red decks. It’s not great with permission (and might be a liability for deck with more expensive curves or especially kill conditions). So, unlikely the returning Counterspell plays much with this one.
Monastery Swiftspear likes lots of these teammates, though. Patrick thinks maybe even Counterspell itself!
And More Modern Strixhaven
- How to play Silverquill Silencer in Humans
- Witherbloom Command in Golgari Midrange… One at least
- The return of Temur Delver… Now with Expressive Iteration!
- Why Sedgemoor Witch is a more exciting Modern card than Standard card
Intrigued? Listen up: