Jadzi, Oracle Of Arcavios Gives Quandrix A Ramp Payoff In Strixhaven

Learn more about the latest reward for ramping in blue and green.

Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC) and Magic Reddit, take a look at the Quandrix mythic modal DFC from Strixhaven: School of Mages — Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios // Journey to the Oracle!

Let’s start with the front half — Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios.

Discard a card: Return Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios to its owner’s hand.

Magecraft — Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, reveal the top card of your library. If it’s a nonland card, you may cast it by paying 1 rather than paying its mana cost. If it’s a land card, put it onto the battlefield.

Eight mana for a 5/5 is a lot.

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s focus on the fact that you can return Jadzi to your hand by discarding a card so you have a way to protect the Human Wizard even when tapping out for it. Then once you can untap with Jadzi, the real fun begins. Triggering magecraft allows you to start blitzing through your deck, as any land can be put onto the battlefield and every instant or sorcery starts the process over again for a single mana. If you don’t have enough gas in hand and run into a few lands, the train will come to a halt, but a couple draw spells should allow you to do all kinds of broken things.

Now check out Journey to the Oracle.

You may put any number of land cards from your hand onto the battlefield. Then if you control eight or more lands, you may discard a card. If you do, return Journey to the Oracle to its owner’s hand.

The back half allows you to ramp as much as you can only limited by how many lands you have in hand, ideally setting you up to cast Jadzi sooner rather than later. And if the spell gets you to eight lands, you can get the card back by discarding a card, setting you up to play Jadzi on the next turn. Your deck will need a ton of lands to reap all the rewards, but the extra lands can be used to protect Jadzi while making sure you have enough mana to play as many one-mana spells as you can with the magecraft ability.

What do you think of Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios/Journey to the Oracle? Can this card cut it in Standard or will it simply dominate in Commander?

Strixhaven: School of Mages releases April 23. Check out our official preview gallery.