Izzet Epiphany May Get Another Card Banned In Standard

Izzet Epiphany is a powerhouse of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Standard. Brad Nelson showcases his newest build and offers sideboarding notes.

Alrund’s Epiphany, illustrated by Kieran Yanner

Alrund's Epiphany just might ruin Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Standard. Now I know I said the same thing three weeks ago in my article titled "Fateful Absence Just Might Ruin Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Standard", so I understand if you're skeptical. It's just that before I was a fool spouting foolish claims about a white card. Today I'm talking about a blue card, which is a totally different story.


Now don't sit there and think this public service announcement brings me any sort of joy. When Standard rotated, I was excited to start playing with midrange piles full of Briarbridge Trackers and Blood on the Snow. The last thing in the world I wanted was some Izzet Taking Turns deck to be the best thing to be doing. I mean come on, haven't we had enough of that already with Nexus of Fate?!


That's the reality we're in though, Izzet Epiphany may very well be the best deck in the format, and at the very least it will be the format's most influential deck dictating what can and cannot be played. No longer is it justifiable to play these "go-over-the-top" midrange decks designed to sit on top of other Esika's Chariot / Wrenn and Seven strategies as they just get slaughtered by the ultimate combo/control Izzet Turrns deck. 

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