Set Review, Part 3: Final Look at Dominaria United Previews in Modern and Pioneer

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Season 15, Episode 3: Brewer’s Guide to Dominaria United, Vol. III

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While the final batch of Dominaria previews did not sport such mighty cards as Leyline Binding, it is still filled to the brim with brew arounds that catch the eye of our Faithless Brewers.

Ivy, Gleeful Spirit leads the 2 drop charge with a new twist on its effect that makes the Nephilim of old nothing but envious. Ivy allows us to not only get bonuses out of our own spells but also nullify our opponent’s ones (or at least get the same value they will get), while also being a “MAY” ability, stopping us from getting blown out with a removal. The fact it works with any sort of spell and not just instant and sorceries is just icing on the mutated cake.

Vodalian Hexcatcher is the runner up as the second best lord of the set, making sure that Merfolk do not lag too far behind Goblins. This flash lord allows you to transform your Merfolk into Jwari Disruption for noncreature spells. Meanwhile the Elf lord, Leaf-Crowned Visionary, ensures you never run out of gas as you can keep cycling through your deck with an interesting twist on Glimpse of Nature.

Finally, Read Ahead sagas like The Elder Dragon War are extremely versatile spells, balancing value against tempo. Will they lead Morde down the Brought Back rabbit hole once more? Perhaps some 4/4 Dragons are just what the card needs to return to the Modern spotlight, or even better, make a surprise appearance in the Pioneer format. Tune in for all the info, hope you enjoy and happy brewing!

S15E03 Timestamps

Set Review: Dominaria United, Part 3

[3:27] Housekeeping

[5:41] Thran Portal

[8:40] Combat Research

[11:24] Tail Swipe

[12:49] Runic Shot

[13:14] Battlewing Mystic

[15:23] Elas il-Kor, Sadisitic Pilgrim

[17:22] Shadow-Rite Priest

[21:19] Weatherlight Compleated

[24:37] Ivy, Gleeful Spellthief

[28:10] Baird, Argivian Recruiter

[31:48] Phyrexian Missionary

[33:16] Balmor, Battlemage Captain

[36:22] Leaf-Crowned Visionary

[38:13] Vodalian Hexcatcher

[40:15] Yotia Declares War

[42:29] Impulse

[44:33] Shanna, Purifying Blade

[46:05] Anointed Peacekeeper

[50:02] Meria, Scholar of Antiquity

[54:42] Braids’s Frightful Return

[57:16] Ertai’s Scorn

[58:48] Haughty Djinn

[1:02:35] Relic of Legends

[1:04:35] Lagomos, Hand of Hatred

[1:06:44] Aether Channeler

[1:08:56] Vodalian Mindsinger

[1:10:52] Astor, Bearer of Blades

[1:12:41] Nael, Avizoa Aeronaut

[1:14:37] Sheoldred’s Restoration

[1:15:51] Ertai Resurrected

[1:20:28] The Elder Dragon War

[1:24:17] Timeless Lotus

[1:26:43] Rith, Liberated Primeval

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