Simic Gets Legendary Snake Elf Scout In Lonis, Cryptozoologist In Modern Horizons 2

With this unique Simic legendary on the case, no clue will be left unfound!

Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC) and Deejay Knight, take a look at this unique Simic rare from Modern Horizons 2 — Lonis, Cryptozoologist!

Whenever another nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, investigate.

T, Sacrifice X Clues: Target opponent reveals the top X cards of their library. You may put a nonland permanent card with mana value X or less from among them onto the battlefield under your control. That player puts the rest on the bottom of their library in a random order.

A two-mana 1/2, Lonis, Cryptozoologist is obviously not much of an attacker, but rather seeks to bury your opponents in card value generated by their own cards! With Lonis on the battlefield, each creature that enters the battlefield for you will net you a clue, and before long you can cash those clues in for peek at the top cards of your opponent’s library and swipe a nonland permanent from among them while you’re at it! While Lonis seems especially strong in multiplayer formats, it might also fit nicely into a Collected Company shell in constructed formats where you can put multiple creatures onto the battlefield quickly.

So what do you think of Lonis, Cryptozoologist? Will this unique rare see play in multiple formats? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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