11, Feb, 22

Top 10 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Cards for MTG Pioneer

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Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty will make big changes in Magic: the Gathering‘s Pioneer format. New cards breathe new life into old decks, and in some cases, birth entirely new strategies.

These are the top 10 most influential Neon Dynasty cards for Pioneer.

#10) Reckoner Bankbuster

Mazemind Tome is a good source of trickling card advantage for control decks. Reckoner Bankbuster is a better one.

Like Tome, Bankbuster has an activated ability that draws you a card. It can do this three times and on the final activation, the vehicle makes a Treasure token and a Pilot token.

Until you can safely draw, Reckoner Bankbuster can block creatures. And you can even get aggressive with it and pressure opposing planeswalkers.

#9) Secluded Courtyard

Secluded Courtyard | Wizards of the Coast

Secluded Courtyard is a strictly better Unclaimed Territory, a card that was already played in Pioneer and other formats.

This land can fit into any multi-colored tribal deck like Humans, Vampires, and Spirits.

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#8) Rabbit Battery

Rabbit Battery | Wizards of the Coast

A one-mana 1/1 creature with haste is a fine rate. But on top of that, Rabbit Battery can reconfigure for one red mana, granting +1/+1 and haste to any creature it’s attached too. This card gives a new aggressive edge to Izzet Ensoul Artifact decks.

#7) Discover the Impossible

Discover the Impossible | Wizards of the Coast

Discover the Impossible fits right into one of the top Pioneer decks, Izzet Phoenix. The new instant can dig through the top five cards of your library and cast a spell with a mana value of two or less for free.

This one card essentially counts as two spells toward reanimating your Arclight Phoenix‘s from the graveyard.

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#6) Moonsnare Prototype

Moonsnare Prototype | Wizards of the Coast

This card is most comparable to Springleaf Drum, a card that already sees Pioneer play, and even goes back to the Modern format. So why play this card over Drum?

You can only activate Springleaf Drum by tapping a creature you control. Whereas Moonsnare Prototype can tap either an artifact or a creature. This is great for aggressive strategies that want to attack with their creatures. Plus, you can get some extra value out of random Blood tokens and other artifacts by using them to generate mana.

Moonsnare Prototype also has a useful channel ability. It costs a sizeable amount of mana but in the late game, when a Springleaf Drum would otherwise be a dead draw, Moonsnare Prototype can bounce an opposing permanent away.

#5) Fable of the Mirror Breaker

This Saga can grind a lot of value and has the potential to end up in several red-midrange Pioneer decks. For three mana, Fable of the Mirror-Breaker immediately makes an impactful token, comparable to Captain Lannery Storm.

Its second chapter provides good card selection. And you can even discard things like Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger

And the third chapter transforms into Reflection of Kiki-Jiki. This creature may not combo as well as its predecessor, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, but it can still spit out a token of your most powerful creature every turn.

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#4) Light-Paws, Emperor’s Voice

Sram, Senior Edificer Aura decks were once a big contender in Pioneer. But they mostly fell to the wayside because they only had access to four copies of Sram to generate card advantage from playing Aura spells.

Now, with Light-Paws added to the mix, Aura decks may rise up against the Pioneer metagame once again.

#3) Michiko’s Reign of Truth

All That Glitters is an awesome Magic card. It’s played in both Ensoul Artifact and Aura decks. And that’s exactly where Michiko’s Reign of Truth will show up.

The first two chapters of this Saga buff your creatures the same way All That Glitters does. Then the Saga transforms into a creature that gets +1/+1 for each artifact and/or enchantment you control. That is a lot of stats for just two mana!

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#2) Lion Sash

Lion Sash does not have as my synergies in Pioneer as it does in Modern, but it is still a respectable graveyard-hate card.

The “white Scavenging Ooze hinders popular decks in the format like Izzet Phoenix, Cauldron Familiar Food decks, and the many Lurrus of the Dream-Den decks.

#1) Channel Lands

The channel lands are the most influential cards from all of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty across MTG formats. Because each of them comes into play untapped, the first copy of a channel land in your deck has no major deckbuilding cost.

In that regard, many decks will swap out a basic land for a channel land of the same color.

Boseiju, Who Endures, eliminates a variety of threats. Eiganjo acts as a decent creature-removal spell. And Sokenzan makes hasty tokens for aggro decks.

These lands will be omnipresent in Magic: the Gathering.

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