SMIP Podcast # 91: Modern Horizons set review

Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian review Modern Horizons for Vintage.

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0:01:00: Announcements: The London Mulligan Adopted
0:25:50: Modern Horizons Mechanics
0:27:20: Collector’s Ouphe
0:42:44: Goblin Engineer
0:46:10: Urza, Lord High Artificer
0:55:51: Force of Negation
1:08:06: Shenanigans
1:14:18: Force of Vigor
1:26:30: Force of Despair
1:31:00: Mirrodin Besieged
1:37:10: Planebound Accomplice
1:42:42: Seasoned Pyromancer
1:44:50: Echo of Eons
1:52:03: Cabal Therapist
1:54:59: Bazaar Trademage
1:59:49: Scrapyard Recombiner
2:03:47: Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis
2:09:39: Wrenn and Six
2:23:36: Archmage’s Charm
2:25:06: Mox Tantalite
2:27:24: Horizon Lands
2:33:14: Prismatic Vista
Total runtime: 2:55:05
Show Notes
– Modern Horizons card gallery

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last edited by Smmenen

Great show, as usual! The number of powerful and interesting cards in Modern Horizons is staggering.

One small note: In the introduction to Hogaak, Kevin correctly states the casting cost of 5 B/G B/G, but then when he's evaluating the card he incorrectly identifies that you need creatures that are "....either black or red."

This errors leads you to the response that it's difficult to cast in Survival builds, because of the restrictive red requirement.

However, because it's black or green, I think the cards is much better in Survival than was evaluated in the podcast.

You’re right, Hogaak is excellent in Survival. So is Bazaar Trademage.

I just googled him. Looks INSANE. I'm pretty sure the best survival list runs 4 of those. 3/4 with flying and a free bazaar activation is the deal.

4 is too many. You have to play all the moxen and/or lots of ESG to make it reliable early but then you’re making your hand really small. 2-3 seems to be the sweet spot for me.

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