Blake Rasmussen and Dan Musser previewed twelve cards, nine new and three reprints, coming in Modern Horizons 2 on today’s episode of Weekly MTG.
Dakkon, Shadow Slayer
A callback to the original Dakkon Blackblade from Legends, Dakkon, Shadow Slayer is now a tri-color planeswalker that has flexible starting loyalty.
A spinoff from Eternal Dragon from Scourge, Timeless Dragon swaps its ability to return to the battlefield for the aptly named eternalize ability.
Rishadan Port won’t be coming to Modern, at least not yet, but a one-mana Merfolk with its ability will. While it isn’t white, the one-drop will fill in nicely for Merfolk tribal decks.
The first of a cycle of mythic rare Elemental Incarnations that all come with evoke costs requiring exiling a card of its color. Get your Ephemerates ready.
Another start of a six-card cycle, Profane Tutor is a suspended variant of Demonic Tutor that calls back to the already popular Ancestral Vision and Restore Balance.
An Entomb-type card that doesn’t make your reanimation target Griselbrand all the time.
Thrasta, Tempest’s Roar
A new take on a Storm payoff and this time it is green! Thrasta, Tempest’s Roar also introduces trample over planeswalkers as a new ability.
A more flexible version of Flametongue Kavu from Planeshift.
Yusri, Fortune’s Flame
Bring your coins because it’s time to flip. Yusri, Fortune’s Flame is one of a handful of cards caring about coin flipping.
The Commander favorite is back as a mythic rare along with an amazing borderless art variant.
Giver of Runes
MH2 Collector Boosters will feature special old border reprints from the first Modern Horizons.
Force of Negation
The second old border reprint.
Lastly, Musser went over what to expect when playing MH2 limited. Check out the archetypes for each color pair.
- Orzhov: Reanimator
- Gruul: Storm
- Azorius: Affinity/Artifacts matter
- Boros: Aggressive affinity/Modular
- Selesnya: +1+1 counters matter
- Dimir: Discard payoffs
- Izzet: Delirium
- Rakdos: Madness
- Goglari: Token sacrifice
- Simic: “Junk” described as token collection matters