Red Adds New Spells Matters Wizard In Magmatic Channeler

Red’s newest Human Wizard pays off playing plenty of spells while adding additional filtering.

Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC) and Ladee Danger, take a look at the newest spells matter Wizard from Zendikar Rising — Magmatic Channeler!

This Human Wizard clocks in as a two-mana 1/3 with all kinds of upside revolving around having a deck full of instants and sorceries.

As long as there are four or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, Magmatic Channeler gets +3+1.

By simply playing or finding a way to get spells into your graveyard, Magmatic Channeler upgrades into a 4/4 for two mana. Of course, pitching cards to the graveyard also turbo charges Magmatic Channeler and its second ability happens to help you accomplish that.

T: Discard a card: Exile the top two cards of your library, then choose one of them. You may play that card this turn.

Magmatic Channeler lets you churn through your deck with a variation on rummaging. Discarding cards with escape adds to the value component as well as charging up its power and toughness. Once Magmatic Channeler is a 4/4, you have a real threat on the battlefield or a reliable engine of card selection. It also fits into a party as a Wizard to help reduce other spells’ casting cost, in turn making it easier to fuel the first condition.