Ikoria Tests and Inclusions

Acidic Slime > Vivien, Monsters' AdvocateSaheeli, Sublime Artificer > Lutri, the SpellchaserGo for the Throat > Heartless ActGisela, the Broken Blade > Luminous BroodmothMemory Jar > Fabled PassageGod-Eternal Oketra > Thalia's LancersStromkirk Noble > Jackal Pup

Ikoria Test List

Acidic Slime > Vivien, Monsters' Advocate Saheeli, Sublime Artificer > Lutri, the Spellchaser Go for the Throat > Heartless Act Backlogged changes: Memory Jar > Fabled Passage God-Eternal Oketra > Thalia's Lancers Stromkirk Noble > Jackal Pup Vivien, Monsters' Advocate is a double-pip planeswalker for 5, which makes it much more playable than her closest comparison, Garruk, Primal Hunter. In addition, she is good both on both offense and defense. Planeswalkers are routinely vulnerable to small fliers, and being able to create Beasts with Reach helps to dampen that weakness substantially. Her -2 is also incredibly powerful; it triggers on cast, so even if the initial creature is countered, the tutored creature will still hit play. I really like the toolbox aspect of the card, and there's no shortage of creature combinations that can result in highly synergistic plays Lutri, the Spellchaser plays like a Conspiracy card, so the only reason for my rating of 2.5 is that I feel my players will get bored of the gimmick, as will I. On a basis of power level alone, Lutri of course meets that standard. The dreams of Forking a Fireblast, Recall, or Time Walk is there, but even the value play of doubling up on a Lightning Bolt or a Ponder at no cost to deck construction is incredible. Heartless Act is the new hotness, and I'll be testing it over Go for the Throat. I expect it'll function just as well as its predecessor, with the upside of being able to answer Wurmcoil, whatever Metamorph copies, and a clean answer vs Hangerback Walker.

Theros: Beyond Death Tests and Inclusions

Legion Warboss > Phoenix of AshLiliana's Triumph > Agonizing RemorseThief of Sanity > Ashiok, Nightmare Muse

Thief of Sanity Test

Hostage Taker > Thief of Sanity

Throne of Eldraine Tests and Inclusions

Lone Missionary > Charming PrinceMeloku the Clouded Mirror > Brazen Borrower // Petty TheftSpawn of Mayhem > Rankle, Master of PranksNever // Return > Murderous Rider // Swift EndRelentless Dead > Order of Midnight // Alter FateGoblin Welder > Bonecrusher Giant // StompDismissive Pyromancer > Embereth Shieldbreaker // Battle DisplayGoblin Engineer > Robber of the RichWickerbough Elder > Questing BeastOath of Nissa > Once Upon a TimeTrygon Predator > Oko, Thief of CrownsVraska, Relic Seeker > Garruk, Cursed Huntsman

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