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Wizards of the Coast has revealed two new Kaldheim spoilers that may have a big impact on the Standard format. Both cards play to the strengths of their colors, creating tons of Serra Angels when your opponent least expects it and making a demonic deal to gain card advantage. Let’s take a look at these two new Mythic cards and the power they can bring to Magic: The Gathering‘s Standard format.
Kaldheim’s latest mythic spoiler: Starnheim Unleashed
The first of these two Kaldheim spoilers is a four mana Starnheim Unleashed, which is a better Serra Angel. Make a 4/4 angel creature token with flying and vigilance. A little boring as a win-condition on its own but Starnheim Unleashed can close a game in just a few turns. Starnheim Unleashed, however, also has the Foretell ability, turning it into a major late-game threat.
Once Starnheim Unleashed is exiled with the Foretell ability, players can cast it for XXW to create X angel tokens instead. Like previous angel army creating cards like Entreat the Angels and Decree of Justice, Starnheim Unleashed will find a home in blue-white control lists. With counterspells as back up, control decks can just wait until the perfect opportunity to drop an army of angels on their opponents. Expect to see Starnheim Unleashed face-down in exile a lot in Arena as control players try to sneakily dance around what the mystery card could be.
Burning-Rune Demon, Kaldheim’s 2-for-1 tutor
Next up in Kaldheim spoilers is Burning-Rune Demon. When it enters the battlefield, Burning-Rune Demon searches up two cards and then presents an opponent with a choice: which of those two cards are going to the player’s hand or the graveyard? No matter what, Burning-Rune Demon is a 2-for-1 for the player if it resolves. Potentially in the right deck, Burning-Rune Demon is a 3-for-1. If the card in the graveyard has Escape or another graveyard based ability. Any reliable way of returning cards from a player’s graveyard makes Burning-Rune Demon even more powerful.
Burning-Rune Demon has the potential to be a high-value card for players as well thanks to the Commander and Brawl formats. Being able to grab any two answers for the game at a given time means this card will be just as sought after as Rune-Scarred Demon.
The digital release of Kaldheim is still more than two weeks away. Kaldheim arrives on Magic: The Gathering Arena on January 28. Kaldheim spoilers are still on their way until then, so make sure to stay tuned to Daily Esports for more.
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