White Gets Black And Red Hoser In Sanctifier en-Vec In Modern Horizons 2

White’s newest hatebear hoses graveyards and exiles spells

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!

Protection from black and from red

When Sanctifier en-Vec enters the battlefield, exile all cards that are black or red from all graveyards.

If a black or red permanent, spell, or card not on the battlefield would be put into a graveyard, exile it instead.

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.