Faithless Brewing, Episode 83: Sea Gate Stormcaller
Snapcaster Mage has been with us since 2011. In those ten years, we have learned an important lesson: Accept no substitutes! New printings might aspire to the throne, but no one can topple the King of Snap.
So what does that mean for a card like Sea Gate Stormcaller? The stats are similar, but the play pattern is entirely different: Stormcaller plays at sorcery speed, and only works on small spells that are still in your hand. The upside? You get a very tempo-positive turn, and a copy effect that interacts favorably with additional costs like Neoform or Village Rites. Stormcaller is a challenge to be sure, but a potentially rewarding one if we can crack the code. Time to put on our brewing caps and head to the queues!
Also in this edition: the impact of Lightning Bolt, Big Red in Pioneer, Mardu Smallpox in Modern, testing with Astral Drift, and more.
Decklists for Episode 83
Roundup: Picks of the Week
Damon’s Pick: Mardu Smallpox by visitor636 (Modern)
David’s Pick: Selesnya Tokens by Ajani89 (Pioneer)
Cavedan’s Pick: Big Red by gottelicious (Pioneer)
Flashback: Astral Drift
Naya Drift 1.1 (David): 3-2 league
Naya Drift 1.2 (Dan): 2-3 league
Brew Session: Sea Gate Stormcalller