Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC) and Luis Scott-Vargas, take a look at this evil-banishing two-drop from Modern Horizons 2 — Sanctifier en-Vec!
Whew, this card really doesn’t like black and red spells!
A two-mana 2/2, Sanctifier en-Vec is a great answer to the format’s black and red-based graveyard strategies, such as Rakdos Arcanist and Izzet Phoenix, and is also a strong blocker against aggressive red decks like Mono-Red Prowess. The card’s protections make it nearly impossible for these decks to deal with outside of a sweeper spell, and thanks to its static ability, it continues to exile any black and red spells that would otherwise be heading to the graveyard.
Also previewed alongside Sanctifier was an old favorite making its Modern debut as a rare — Fire // Ice!
So what do you think of Sanctifier en-Vec? Is this the kind of card white needs to balance the color pie power level? 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.