More M20 Updates

Consul's Lieutenant > Ajani, Strength of the PrideNecropolis Regent > Knight of the Ebon Legion

Commander 2019 Update

Charmbreaker Devils > Backdraft Hellkite

Pull from Tomorrow > Rain of Revelation

M20 Update

Hanged Executioner: A reasonably priced blink target in the color that wants it the most. It’s too bad I’m adding a card that makes two flying bodies at the same time I’m cutting an anthem creature, but I disliked Angel of Jubilation’s 1CCC casting cost and forgettable negative static ability which randomly hosed fetchlands, shocklands, horizon lands, and other sacrifice strategies that I actively want to encourage. There still are plenty of other anthems available in white. Cloudkin Seer: This is what blue wants to do. Cloudkin Seer 1) is a flying threat, 2) gets good value immediately by cantripping, 3) works with the repeating ETB effects theme (Flickerwisp, Brago, Soulherder, Angel of Condemnation, Panharmonicon, and Recurring Nightmare), and 4) triggers card draw matters effects like Sphinx’s Tutelage and Niv-Mizzet, Parun. I dislike decreasing the density of morphs by cutting Kheru Spellsnatcher, but leaving up 6 mana to unmorph was always a tough sell. Vilis, Broker of Blood: Black had room for one more giant reanimator target, and Vilis is excellent in that role. Vilis is an 8/8 flying Demon that comes with repeatable removal and card draw. Converting ANY life loss into new cards is a very powerful effect when you already want to pay life for your fetchlands, shocklands, horizon lands, Yawgmoth, Bitterblossom, Phyrexian Arena, Cryptbreaker, Asylum Visitor, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Wretched Confluence, or Night’s Whisper. Plus, anything that can damage “target player” suddenly gets new utility with Vilis — reconsider who you want to target with your Blood Artist triggers or your burn spells (for instance Lightning Bolt can be Painful Truths at the price and speed of Ancestral Recall). Vilis can also act as a rattlesnake to make your opponent hesitant about attacking you for non-lethal chip damage. The cut, Profane Command, was a great toolbox, but the recent addition of Finale of Devastation moves the role of inefficient-reanimation-spell-with-other-utility into a color that is better at making X huge. Voracious Hydra: This is a green removal creature that synergizes with both of green’s deeply ingrained themes: ramp and +1/+1 counters. Plus, it’s a new trampling friend for Corpsejack Menace and Kalonian Hydra to boost — I just love effects that double counters!
Angel of Jubilation > Hanged ExecutionerKheru Spellsnatcher > Cloudkin SeerProfane Command > Vilis, Broker of BloodWinding Way > Voracious Hydra

Back down to 540

Color balance is hard.
Seeker of the WayJeering InstigatorTajic, Legion's EdgeThought ErasureFleecemane LionDraconic DiscipleGrisly SalvageLingering SoulsButcher of the HordeDarigaaz Reincarnated

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