Decks to Beat
I'm sure most of you are aware, but Modern Horizons has "art cards" which are essentially just full art cards with a blank back for artists to doodle on. I see some noise already that people are going to use these as proxys for the high-dollar cards for playtesting purposes or in casual games for the more expensive cards. Wizards could easily do this for Vintage cards and sell as "art" cards.
I still think at the end of the day, players want a supported format, and a healthy format (however that is defined by the masses), so not sure having more proxies will grow the player base.
I mean, there are positions where this is strictly better than Saheeli. The dorks are flying so its better against thopters and moat right off the bat. I think that which extra pyromancers you should use is going to be heavily based on meta, I just think this could be one of them. That being said I am more interested in the sac ability if I use this, though I'm not sure for what.
Choose one —
• Reckless Airstrike deals 3 damage to target creature with flying.
• Destroy target artifact.
It has no home right now but if the meta every becomes based around 3 toughness or less flyers it becomes a substantial upgrade to Abrade. Worth hiding away a playset for the future.
Gonna be a huge hit in other formats for sure.
If you are looking for additional pyromancers with utility options Saheeli, sublime artificer is 3 mana, flexible on the cost and interacts with the board the turn it comes into play depending on what you have on the board.