Good Morning Magic Gives Modern Horizons 2 Reference Guide

Learn more about a bunch of cards coming in Modern Horizons 2.

Imperial Recruiter illustrated by Howard Lyon

With the full Modern Horizons 2 card image gallery going up today, Gavin Verhey used the latest episode of Good Morning Magic to show off the original cards many of the new cards are referencing.

First up, check out many of the cards that are based off older cards or are referencing particular pieces of cards in Modern Horizons 2.

Arcbound Javelineer Icatian Javelineers

Sanctifier en-Vec Paladin en-Vec

Thraben Watcher Always Watching

Aeromoeba Aquamoeba

Ghost-Lit Drifter Ghost-Lit Raider

Phantasmal Dreadmaw Colossal Dreadmaw

Bone Shards Bone Splinters

Dauthi Voidwalker Dauthi Slayer

Blazing Rootwalla Basking Rootwalla

Captain Ripley Vance Vance's Blasting Cannons

Glimmer Bairn Gilder Bairn

Jade Avenger Chub Toad

Sanctum Weaver Serra's Sanctum

Prophetic Titan Prophetic Bolt

Bottle Gnomes Bottle Golems

Liquimetal Torque Liquimetal Coating

Monoskelion Serrated Biskelion

Scion of Draco Draco

Sudden Edict Diabolic Edict

Next up are some deeper dives with some of the cards and cycles.

Grief Solitude

This cycle takes the Elemental Incarnations and the use of evoke from Lorwyn and combines them. They also have the effect of iconic spells and abilities in Magic history.


Persist was a keyword from Shadowmoor, so the art shows a Kithkin coming back from the dead.

Young Necromancer Young Pyromancer

The red version is imitating Chandra so the black one is imitating Liliana.

Flame Blitz Curse of Disturbance Curse of Opulence

Shows the same character from the cycle of cards from Commander 2017.

The showcase variant of Imperial Recruiter shows images of Kiki-Jiki and Pestermite in the art as a reference to the card being able to fetch both combo pieces in Cube.

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