Magic: the Gathering
Legacy: Top Five Cards from Innistrad Crimson Vow
In today's article, I present the top five cards from Innistrad: Crimson Vow for Legacy!
Innistrad: Crimson Vowwith a focus on
Legacy! Different from what I did for Pauper and for Pioneer, given the high power level Legacy has, I will only mention my
Top 5cards that may have some potential or usefulness for the format, along with some honorable mentions that have peculiar or interesting effects.
Legacy's Current State and Bannings
The Top 5
Savior of Ollenbock
Eruth, Tormented Prophet
allof your draws with an effect of exiling two cards from the top of your deck, which means cantrips like Ponder or, if you're greedy enough, Brainstorm also work with it, which can mean drawing an absurd number of cards with a single engine. Like Reckless Impulse, there's a price to pay for drawing so many cards: they need to be proactively used the same turn they're exiled, which means decks with an abundance of reactive spells might not get a total benefit of this creature. So, Eruth can probably be used as a combo engine (perhaps a new Storm variant?), or as a value engine for Late-Game in decks that don't care so much about having counterspells and answers exiled. Also, the new creature has a compelling interaction with Sylvan Library where since you didn't
drawthe extra cards, and instead they were replaced by an exile effect, you don't have to pay any life from the extra draws, so you're “drawing” six cards per turn with both permanents in play. All of these elements, added to a 2/4 body for three mana, which makes it an out-of-reach target for Lightning Bolt and requiring a three-color cast for Prismatic Ending, lead me to believe that Eruth, Tormented Prophet is the best new card from Innistrad: Crimson Vow for Legacy.
Innistrad: Crimson Vowfor Legacy! Particularly, with the significant increase in power level brought about by Modern Horizons and Modern Horizons II, it's not easy for a Standard-oriented product to bring cards that can definitely impact the format, but Crimson Vow has brought some interesting options that can bring new decks to emerge or new ideas to be tested on established archetypes.