Brew Session: Alrund, God of the Cosmos // Hakka, Whispering Raven
You’ve heard of bolting the bird, but why not blink the bird? Hakka, Whispering Raven doesn’t look like much, but David thinks it has all the right moves. In Pioneer, a 2/3 blocker is well positioned, and Hakka can peck away at planeswalkers freely. But the real power lies in mischief: get a little tricksy, and you could unlock the mighty Alrund, God of the Cosmos several turns ahead of schedule.
It’s a simple plan but one with many pitfalls. After all, how much is Alrund really worth? What can we expect from the end step trigger, assuming Alrund even makes it that far? And how much power can be gained from bringing Valki along for the ride? Join us as we search for answers the only way we know how: in the queues!
Decklists for Alrund // Hakka
Sketch 1: Grixis Release the Gods
Sketch 2: Dimir Release the Gods
Sketch 3: Esper Yorion Blink
Sketch 4: Azorius Alrund Tempo
More from this week:
Roundup: Kaldheim Top 5s and Called Shots
Brew Session: Valki, God of Lies // Tibalt, Cosmic Impostor