Ironically I JUST had a post about "How do I beat shop's sphere-heavy hand while on the draw" (thinking particularly about my WG deck) and the answer outside of FoW/dredge was "there's no free-mana answer to sphere lock, sometimes you just lose." Now we have this beauty. How did WotC jump into the future to read my thread and then go back in time a year to develop this answer? They really are "Wizards".

I'm going to abuse the crap out of this card in Bant Humans with Knight and Tireless Tracker and Lavinia. 🙂

Bravo Wizards! A great spell for Vintage and green in general.

@fsecco said in [MH1] Force of Vigor:

@protoaddict of course, they need to be instant or else the whole cycle fails. My bad. Yeah, instant Hymn is of course not viable. Thing is if the black one is removal, the red one can be just that too - but maybe they'll settle for a new "Fireblast".

My guess is that red will be a pyroclasm style effect as that is a turn 0 answer to tokens, White may be a pitch angels grace style cant lose effect, and black will be some snuff out style thing or a resurrect effect.

It is in reds color pie to get a non-basic land destruction spell but as a free card it would probably ruin modern at free and instant speed. You could also see a prismatic strands style card or grave hate in white but those feel too weak.

@protoaddict white was leaked, it's Swords to Plowshares for 2 mana

@blindtherapy said in [MH1] Force of Vigor:

@protoaddict white was leaked, it's Swords to Plowshares for 2 mana

what? where is it leaked?

@stormanimagus i saw the picture on facebook, i think Travis Compton posted it, not sure where he got it

@blindtherapy said in [MH1] Force of Vigor:

@stormanimagus i saw the picture on facebook, i think Travis Compton posted it, not sure where he got it

Can you please link me? It isn't on mtgsalvation at all.


If it's what I've seen, it's fake. (Sorry, WhatsApp group, so no link)

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@vaughnbros The first green cards I would consider would be Grave-Troll (obviously), Noxious Revival (in the Petrified Field slot), Shambling Shell (which has Dredge 3 but can be eaten by Unmask and Ichorid) and perhaps Molderhulk as a Dread Return target

Honestly I don't think you have to worry about green count that much because you should have some time to filter your hand vs Leyline and vs everything else you can Dredge a Troll which you are definitely running anyway


Leyline I think is the main reason to run this card. I'm looking a multiple set ups:

I like Muldrotha a lot as a dread return target and it pitches to all the cards now so that is nice. Along with some number of Life from the Loam, and Nature's Claims I think I can hit the 16 in standard list without feeling it all. Shambling Shell makes sense in an Ichorid build over Golgari Thug.

Land Grant + Dryad Arbor are more interesting to me with this card in my deck

The survival plan of 4 Rootwallas + 4 Vengevines is also interesting

I think Noxious Revival is pretty bad. I don't really like GY cards that don't actually work from the GY.

I've been texting my friends about how great I think this card is.
It has obvious inclusions in the sideboards of Survival, Dredge, BUG Fish, and Oath. It makes green beaters like Tarmogoyf better. It has combo brew potential with things like Manamorphose and Regrowth. I'm excited.

Trygon Predator pitches to all the useful Forces now. Sweet.

so does Transguild Courier

White came out. Why is that white ALWAYS gets the worst deal in these cycles hahaha

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If it's not your turn, you may exile a white card from your hand rather than pay this spell's mana cost.
Creatures you control get +1/+1.

@fsecco Yeah I really don't get this, I assumed this cycle was going to be all bangers, but white still gets a clanger.

@craw_advantage White has the worst traits of any color. Creature removal going to black and Disenchant effects going to green leave white with... I have no idea. I guess a token generator or a Silence/Abeyance effect could've been good.

@fsecco I like the idea of Silence + Fog. That would be useful broadly enough to give it some applications at least, even if it would still be probably the weakest of the cycle.

@craw_advantage Silence/Abeyance would be cool because it would be a way for Modern to have resilience against fast combo without depending on blue. Anyway, Red feels like it's going to be a Pyrotechnics variant and that's it. Just blue and green are Vintage relevant.

This is probably the strongest card in the cycle in small formats like Standard where aggro is viable (the new blue Force is also up there)

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