Modern Horizons kicked off spoilers this morning with the first ever Yawgmoth card and a new Collector in Ouphe, but there are more spoilers to be had! In this article, we’re going to look at a new-to-Modern reprint that may help bolster creature-based strategies: Eladamri’s Call.
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Tutor effects have always been strong in Magic: The Gathering, especially at two mana. In fact, the original one, Demonic Tutor, is banned in Legacy, restricted in Vintage, and was never even printed into Modern due to its power level. However, Eladamri’s Call is harder to cast than Demonic Tutor and can only fetch creature cards, so it is more fit for what Modern is. So, what makes this reprint good in Modern?
- It’s Instant speed. This means that you can wait till the last possible second to cast it so that you’re 100% sure of what creature you want to grab from your deck. There’s also the hysterical edge case where you can respond to your opponent making you discard a card tutoring for Loxodon Smiter or Obstinate Baloth, but that probably won’t happen very often.
- It can fetch any creature. Regardless of color, regardless of any kind of type, Eladamri’s Call gets it.
- Eladamri’s Call is Green and White. This is important because most creature toolbox decks are in those colors, so this fits right in.
- Most decks that this would fit into already run Chord of Calling and/or Collected Company. However, as mentioned above, tutor effects are strong and this one is far cheaper than those two options. Those decks may end up running 1-2 copies of Eladamri’s Call just for versatility.
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