Card Highlight: Arcane Proxy on Pioneer and Modern
03/11/22 0 comments
Reminiscent of one of the most powerful cards of the last decade and interacting with zero mana spells, does Arcane Proxy have the potential to play in formats like Pioneer and Modern?Edit Article
Understanding Arcane Proxy
Prototype— an alternative cost where you can cast the creature through it, and it will have the properties your ability gives it. In the case of this card, it will be a 2/1 blue wizard for . But the fascinating part of the new artifact is its ETB trigger, where you can cast an Instant or Sorcery with cost less than or equal to the creature's power. That is, if you cast it on the Prototype, you'll have a 2/1 for three mana that you can cast a 0, 1, or 2 cost spell from your graveyard, comparing it to the famous Snapcaster Mage inevitable.
exiles the spell to create a copy of which you can cast without paying its mana cost, so, it doesn't interact well with some Control staples today, like Prismatic Ending or March of Otherworldly Light. But there are also some useful interactions with free spells like Crashing Footfalls, plus it reduces the cost of any Instant or Sorcery with mana value of 2 you could cast by . At the end of the day, Arcane Proxy isn't a Snapcaster Mage and lacks important qualities of one of the best two-drops of all time. However, it is a step closer in the right direction when it comes to recursion, and it interacts with some elements, such as free spells, that make it an option worth considering.
Arcane Proxy on Pioneer
Arcane Proxy in Modern
Suspendcards, famous in the format for their interaction with Cascade in numerous strategies.