The Aftermath: 8 Cards That Matter for Modern and Pioneer

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Season 18, Episode 11: Brewer’s Guide to March of the Machine: The Aftermath

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Fifty more cards are being foisted onto all formats with March of the Machine: the Aftermath, a small supplemental set full of wordy text boxes and big dreams. Luckily, only a handful are poised to make an impact in non-rotating formats.

In today’s compressed Set Review, Cavedan and Morde sort the wheat from the chaff and identify the most important Aftermath cards for Modern and Pioneer. They also evaluate the newly revealed Ring Temptation mechanic, and the extended Standard rotation aimed at reviving tabletop play.


[3:49] Housekeeping

[4:34] New Standard rotation

[7:53] The Ring Tempts You: new LotR cards

[13:13] Frodo Baggins

[15:34] Call of the Ring

[17:10] Wizard’s Rockets

[18:27] Delighted Halfling

[22:37] March of the Machine: The Aftermath Set Review

[26:55] Sigarda, Font of Blessings

[28:30] Niv-Mizzet, Supreme

[31:24] Jirina, Dauntless General

[33:37] Urborg Scavengers

[37:12] Training Grounds

[39:39] Coppercoat Vanguard

[41:22] Ob Nixilis, Captive Kingpin

[44:57] Nissa, Resurgent Animist

[48:22] Honorable mentions

[56:29] Closing thoughts

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