Thursday, June 17, 2021
Home Latest News Games Modern Horizons 2 introduces compelling designs with Urza’s Saga, Diamond Lion

Modern Horizons 2 introduces compelling designs with Urza’s Saga, Diamond Lion

Modern is the most popular eternal competitive format in Magic: The Gathering that attracts players to tabletop events and Magic Online. The upcoming set Modern Horizons 2 is created with Modern in mind, designing new cards specifically for the format.

The original Modern Horizons in 2019 had a major impact on the format, even leading to several bans due to power-level concerns. Despite the introduction of a handful of overpowered cards, Modern Horizons accomplished the goal to create a dynamic Limited format and introduce playable cards into the high-powered format.

Modern Horizons 2 is continuing the trend of unique card designs that couldn’t be printed in a Standard-legal set, but are ideal for Modern. On today’s Weekly MTG stream on Twitch, Wizards of the Coast previewed three cards from Modern Horizons that exemplify the unique design space the set can explore.

Modern Horizons 2 will release on Magic Online on June 3 with a full tabletop release on June 18. Spoiler season for Modern Horizons 2 starts on May 24 and ends on June 2.

Urza’s Saga

Image via WotC
  • Type: Enchantment Land Urza’s Saga
  • Rarity: Rare
  • First ability: Urza’s Saga gains “Tap: Add one colorless mana”
  • Second ability: Urza’s Saga gains “Pay two mana, tap: Create a 0/0 colorless Construct Artifact Creature token with ‘This Creature gets +1/+1 for each Artifact you control.”’
  • Third ability: Search your library for an Artifact card with mana cost zero or one, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

Urza’s Saga is a showcase of the experimental design that was present in the original Modern Horizons and appears to be a part of the sequel, too. Urza’s Saga is the first-ever Land Saga and creates unique lines of play.

Urza’s Saga can create colorless mana for the three turns its on the battlefield. The second chapter creates an Artifact creature that’s also created by Urza, Lord High Artificer or Karn, Scion of Urza. When the third chapter resolves, Urza’s Saga is sacrificed, but it allows you to find an artifact that costs zero or one generic mana. Some options that can be found are Mox Amber and Tormod’s Crypt.

Brainstone

Screengrab via Weekly MTG Twitch.tv/Magic
  • Mana Value: One mana
  • Type: Artifact
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • First ability: Pay two mana, tap, Sacrifice Brainstone: Draw three cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

Brainstone is an artifact variation of Modern staple Brainstorm. Brainstone is one mana Artifact that can be sacrificed for two mana to get a Brainstorm effect. This Artifact is an underpowered Brainstorm that requires an investment of two more mana.

Colorless decks and non-Blue strategies could use Brainstone. It is a way for other strategies to get the same effect, but part of what makes Brainstorm great is its one-mana cost. This should be a solid card in Modern Horizons 2, but won’t make a huge impact on Modern.

Diamond Lion

Screengrab via Weekly MTG Twitch.tv/Magic
  • Mana Value: Two mana
  • Type: Artifact Creature Cat
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Stats: 2/2
  • First ability: Tap, Discard your hand, Sacrifice Diamond Lion: Add three mana of any one color. Activate only as an Instant.

Diamond Lion is similar to Brainstone as a variation on a more powerful Modern staple. Lion’s Eye Diamond is found in some combo decks like Dredge and Storm. Lion’s Eye Diamond is a powered-down Black Lotus. Diamond Lion costs two more mana, but it is a 2/2 Creature which isn’t that bad.

Diamond Lion could see play since the ability is coming with a decent body, which is better than Brainstone coming in as a do-nothing Artifact.

Source: Dot Esports

#esports #esports news # games #esportslife #esportsdaily

About Skyhigh.Vip

Skyhigh.Vip is a global institutional investor with vast interest in Arts / Construction / Education / Business Services / E-Sports and various other growth industries.

Several of its popular portfolio includes GO Chambers which is the world’s largest business chamber listing providers with over 30,000 active chambers as its members.

Flexgigzz is the Asia leading marketplace for freelancer service and together with SOHO Learning Hub which is an online platform for short courses and both of them aims to be the number one provider in Asia. For growth industries such as E-Sport Authority which is dedicated to providing independent media coverage to all E-Sport News related from around the world and for the art world, there is Atelier Auction which is an investable art auctioneer and being in the art scene for decades.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

New robot VALORANT agent teased during Summer Game Fest

VALORANT fans got their first look at a new potential agent coming in Episode Three. During today’s Summer Game Fest live event, a short trailer...

Seattle Surge upset OpTic Chicago, break 10-match losing streak in Call of Duty League Stage 4 group play

For the first time since April 8, the Seattle Surge have won a Call of Duty League match. The Surge, who entered their Group B matchup against...

100 Thieves dominate Cloud9 in first win of 2021 LCS Summer Split

It seems Cloud9 are still struggling to find their footing after MSI, giving other League of Legends teams the chance to jump up in the NA...

Gen.G’s gMd kills 4 enemies before FaZe ZachaREEE responds with Sheriff ace during Myth’s Fight Club

VALORANT fans got to see some of the best professional players like Gen.G gMd and FaZe ZachaREEE compete yesterday in week two of TSM Myth’s...

Shotzzy leads Dallas Empire to dominant win over Los Angeles Guerillas in 2021 Call of Duty League Stage 4 group play

There were moments where the Los Angeles Guerillas looked like they had an opening to take control of a map in today’s Call of Duty League...

Valve forces Nigma, Team Secret to replay an identical game at WePlay Esports AniMajor

The Wild Card round of the WePlay Esports AniMajor has concluded, with Nigma and Vici Gaming advancing to the group stage, while the remaining...

League of Legends: Wild Rift patch 2.3 is coming on June 2

If you were excited for League of Legends: Wild Rift’s patch 2.3, you may have to wait a bit longer.According to Wild Rift’s official patch schedule, version 2.3 was...

Silver CS:GO player completes ace using 3 different guns

A casual CS:GO player that’s currently ranked in Silver III, the third-lowest ranking in matchmaking, won a one-vs-four clutch with several different weapons to complete his...

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown will not feature updated netcode

The hit was bound to come, but no one was really ready to hear that Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown isn’t going to have rollback netcode. This...