Look What’s Back… It’s Village Rites!
Our good friends at Wizards entrusted us with this exciting news: Village Rites is sweeter than ever in its Strixhaven form!
Village Rites was already a popular card in the Rakdos and Jund Sacrifice decks of Standard and Historic. The card continues to give you opportunities for card advantage, and sacrifice synergies! All for one measly mana.
And… That’s some fun art.
Professor Onyx from Strixhaven
Our heroes are torn on their assessment of Professor Onyx.
- Michael: Unbridled enthusiasm. He imagines this card as kind of a one-card High Tide deck. He imagines untapping with this powerful permanent in play, and passively killing the opponent while doing what a control deck might want to do anyway. Like drawing cards or killing creatures.
- Patrick: The rate on this Strixhaven Planeswalker is just too bad. Six mana is a ton… And this incarnation of Liliana is no Dreadhorde General. Who do you want it against? Fast Red Aggro? Mono-Blue? How about Elspeth Conquers Death? Exactly.
Kasmina, Enigma Sage from Strixhaven
The other recently-revealed Planeswalker from Strixhaven ends up well worth the discussion. This one has a lot that it might be able to contribute to… But most importantly via that passive ability.
Each other planeswalker you control has the loyalty abilities of Kasmina, Enigma Sage.
Kasmina can grant Ultimates to Planeswalkers with no natural payoffs… And can turn high loyalty Planeswalkers directly into huge creatures.
How about that fail state?
Imagine you just played this card for three; and immediately made a 1/1.
“I won a PTQ with the card Wood Elves in my deck.” -Mike
What’s better as a remainder? A Kasmina with one loyalty, or a basic Forest. Exactly.
Give it a listen now!