Golgari Gets Three-Mana Planeswalker In Grist, the Hunger Tide In Modern Horizons 2

New three-mana planeswalker mills, destroys, and rewards decks packed with creatures.

Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC) and Sean “Day9” Plott, take a look at Golgari’s newest three-mana planeswalker from Modern Horizons 2 — Grist, the Hunger Tide!

As long as Grist, the Hunger Tide isn’t on the battlefield, it’s a 1/1 Insect creature in addition to its other types.

+1: Create a 1/1 black and green Insect creature token, then mill a card. If an Insect card was milled this way, put a loyalty counter on Grist and repeat this process.

Like most recent three-mana planeswalkers, Grist, the Hunger Tide seems very strong. In a deck packed with Insects, Grist is able to create multiple tokens using his +1, and thanks to his passive, additional copies of Grist in your library count as Insect creatures and won’t stop the mill chain.

+2: You may sacrifice a creature. When you do, destroy target creature or planeswalker.

While it requires a preexisting battlefield presence to capitalize on, Grist can shoot down any creature or planeswalker using its -2. Fortunately, Grist can also generate its own creatures to pay the cost for this ability.

-5: Each opponent loses life equal to the number of creature cards in your graveyard.

After potentially just one activation of its +1, Grist can activate its -5 to deal big damage to each opponent, making it a solid finisher for decks packing a good amount of creatures.

So what do you think of Grist, the Hunger Tide? Will this be Modern’s next broken planeswalker? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Modern Horizons 2 is currently scheduled to release on June 18. View our Official Preview Gallery.