We’re nearing the end of spoiler season and the release of Aether Revolt.As Magic players begin to look over which cards will strengthen their various Constructed decks, what Limited archetypes will be strongest, and what new Constructed archetypes will be possible in different formats. We may see a split of Spire of Industry and Glimmervoid in these decks, because you both don’t want to take too much damage and don’t want to be forced to mulligan hands with multiple Glimmervoid that are vulnerable to a single artifact removal spell. FIND A STORE. All things considered, that isn’t the worst use of a second copy of Rishkar. Not only is Fatal Push my pick for best card in the set, but I think Fatal Push can make a play for best removal spell of all time. Sram’s Expertise is just the kind of effect we need to make token strategies viable. Or maybe Johnny Drama. +1: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card. Additionally, good lord, there’s a Bolas coming, guys, and he gets an extra loyalty for each of these you’ve cast! It’s here! I was sure to get the added utility out of a sideboard slot by countering a Void Shatter or Spell Shrivel at some point in the game. Top 10 Build-Around Magic: The Gathering Cards in Aether Revolt, by Joseph Dunlap. Aether Revolt; The Tokens of Aether Revolt (AER)The Magic: the Gathering (MTG) set Aether Revolt (AER) was released on Jan 20th, 2017. What Are The Best Aether Revolt Cards? With two of them, you’re drawing an extra card every turn. Choose your product line and set, and find exactly what you're looking for. These are the cards that sold the best throughout the entire Aether Revolt preview season. Both Kaladesh and Aether Revolt had plenty of strong cards. Aether Revolt releases on January 20, 2017. I’ll play it safe and leave it at number 8, but I could definitely see Sram’s Expertise being a big player in Standard. If you have a 1-drop and a 2-drop, they each get a counter and become mana-producing Elves. It has a better time translating to Modern and Legacy both because of fetchlands for revolt, and because there are more cheap and efficient creatures in these formats, making it less necessary to turn on revolt to begin with. Maybe comparing them to older cards might have helped, or maybe you just think they’re all junk! Well, for starters, it’s a two mana cost artifact card that can also be a 4/4 creature. It can’t be Fatal Pushed and it can’t be Grasp of Darknessed, which is huge. Spire of Industry additionally provides another land for Modern decks like Lantern or Affinity as an alternative to Glimmervoid. If you’re able to kill all of their creatures first, this is a great way to remove a planeswalker while returning one of your own and drawing a card. One of the main reasons I disliked Void Shatter (or liked it, I suppose) came up when I was playing Temur Marvelworks. WHITE. On the other hand, sometimes I’m right on the nose, and those cards end up being ridiculous hits. Welcome to the Aether Revolt Limited Set Review! Heart of Kiran is both an artifact that slots into any number of decks and replaces Smuggler’s Copter, making me think it will be one of the more played Standard cards out of Aether Revolt. As the second set in a block, we have more to build off of, so evaluating the cards won’t be as tricky. An obvious staple sweeper for black decks in Standard, Yahenni’s Expertise allows you to both sweep the board and add to it at the same time. Well, that’s card advantage! Maybe you’ll see a card in a new light or discover an application you might not have thought of—if so, then I consider these articles a success. Maybe you’ll see a card in a new light or discover an application you might not have thought of—if so, then I consider these articles a success. For one, it’s a lord, which are always popular. Murder might be the most efficient removal spell against the Demon, as anything else is likely going to leave you discarding a card. What do you think are the Top 10 Cards in Aether Revolt? Grixis Control, here I come! Now it may be obvious that these cards are good cards—check back later in the week when I review some of the harder-to-evaluate cards with the most underrated and overrated new cards from Aether Revolt. Most of the weight is put on Standard. Rishkar, Peema Renegade can generate a ton of mana along with a card like Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, and can be an explosive followup on curve to a Winding Constrictor, creating a 4/5 and 4/4 on turn 3. For example, Sram, Senior Edificer can really power up an Aura deck, while Winding Constrictor might push +1/+1 counter synergies to the next level. I’m back! I'm just going to get right into it. I’m proposing we nickname this guy Vinny Chase. Blade of the Sixth Pride was groundbreaking when it was first printed but has gotten more and more underwhelming as players have gotten more reps with and against it. Honorable Mentions. Shock’s reprint isn’t flashy, but offers an alternative to Galvanic Bombardment for a 1-mana red removal spell. … The TCGPlayer Price Guide tool shows you the value of a card based on the most reliable pricing information available. Some Magic Arena players will be familiar with most of these cards from the closed beta, where both Kaladesh and Aether Revolt were legal in Standard at the time and in the game. And that’s that! This appeals to me partly because it references both Nicol Bolas and Cruel Ultimatum (the latter a little more subtly—it’s implied, okay?). This combo is sure to shake things up, and makes Felidar Guardian potentially the most important card printed in Aether Revolt for Standard. Disallow is going to be one of the best counterspells we’ve had in some time. I expect this Expertise to open up some room for control decks that want sweepers without having to play white for the less impressive 5-mana versions Planar Outburst and Fumigate. (See what I did there?) Thanks for reading, and I’ll catch you later! I can see Herald coming down on turn 5 consistently, and occasionally even on turn 4 if you play your cards right. ... 5.0: The best of the best. Later that season he made it to the finals of Pro Tour Origins and locked up the Player of the Year title. Heart of Kiran is the obvious fill-in for the newly banned Smuggler’s Copter as a Vehicle that works well both with and against planeswalkers. Emrakul, the Promised End, Smuggler’s Copter, and Reflector Mage were all shown the door, turning Standard into an entirely new format.