29, Jul, 21

If Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is Okay in Historic, What Other MTG Cards Are Coming In Historic Horizons?

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We’re only 3 days in to preview season for Jumpstart: Historic Horizons. We’ve seen some awesome cards be previewed from Modern Horizons and Modern Horizons 2. One of the cards that was previewed yesterday is one that myself and others thought would not make the set due to it’s potential power level, and that is Yawgmoth, Thran Physician.

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician
Wizards of the Coast

This card has found a recent home in modern in a Black Green Sacrifice deck alongside Geralf’s Messanger. With Yawgmoth and 2 Geralf’s Messangers, you can loop sacrificing and returning the messangers to kill your opponent. While we don’t have such a combo in Historic, it’s still a very strong card in a fair sense. But if this card is legal in the format, what else could be awaiting us on the… Horizon?

Urza, Lord High Artificer

Wizards of the Coast

The counterpart to Yagmoth is Urza, Lord High Artificer. Urza’s story in Modern is that of early dominance, a slow midlife, and then a return to prominence with the release of Modern Horizons 2. We have yet to see a real artifact deck show up in Historic, but if Urza makes it in, we very well could see the deck take off.

Urza’s Saga

urzas-saga
Wizards of the Coast
Urza’s Saga was heralded as the strongest card in Modern Horizons 2 in the early days of the set, but the meta has learned to build around this card. It still sees a lot of play, but isn’t quite the dominant force it was. If this card were to come to Historic, I don’t know that it’d really make a huge splash. The only deck that really could use it would be the Hammer Time deck, fetching up Colossus Hammer, which we already have Fighter Class to do this. Outside of that we don’t see a ton of 0 or 1 cost artifacts really making the rounds in the Historic Meta, so this could be a safe include for the time being.

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Hand Trap Elemental Cycle

This one is a bit less likely, but the elemental cycle from Modern Horizons 2. These cards would help push new deck archetypes such as Orzhov Blink, Temur or 4 color elementals, and more. I think that this is a bit less likely, since we have cards like Ephemerate or Malakir Rebirth, and that can cause some pretty unfavorable play patterns, but we still don’t know the extent of everything else in the set.

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What cards are you expecting that we’ll see come out in the set going forward? We have a few weeks left of previews and we’ve seen even more bangers get dropped. What cards do you hope make it into the set, and what cards do you not want to see? Let us know in the comments!

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons is a Magic Arena only set. The set will be only legal for the Historic Format. It releases on August 12, 2021 on Magic Arena and contains 782 cards, comprised of 31 new Arena Only cards, and 751 reprints from Modern Horizons, Modern Horizons 2 and more. You can check out our preview gallery to stay up to date with all the cards!

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