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While Modern currently operates under the shadow of Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis, there are in fact other exciting cards in Modern Horizons. Hogaak will be banned sooner rather than later, leaving us to begin searching for the best new elements that Modern Horizons adds to the format.

I'd be lying if I said I thought a snow theme would have been at the top of my list for "major Modern themes pushed in Modern Horizons" but here we are!

Arcum's Astrolabe
Ice-Fang Coatl
Dead of Winter

There's a lot of power in the snow cards from Modern Horizons, ranging all the way from mana fixing to card advantage to good threats and good removal. When you get to mix these new snow cards with the smattering of snow cards already in the format like Scrying Sheets and Ohran Viper, we get an exciting new archetype never seen before in Modern.

Time Stamps:

Match 1 - 00:08:06

Match 2 - 00:17:08

Match 3 - 00:38:53

Match 4 - 00:50:29

Match 5 - 01:31:24


Not a bad league! While we did lose an unfortunate match to Eldrazi Tron, it's not hard to see that the deck has some serious game.

Force of Negation
Teferi, Time Raveler
Rest in Peace

Force of Negation is one of the most powerful new tools for fair decks in Modern and we use it well, and we're not so blinded by synergy that we can't play great fair cards like Teferi, Time Raveler as well as all the awesome white sideboard cards. There's a lot of potential cards we can play and directions we could go and this level of flexibility and interaction is great.

Wrenn and Six
Assassin's Trophy

Maybe we could go Temur for Wrenn and Six and Blood Moon? Or maybe Sultai to go harder on Dead of Winter and some better removal? The core of the deck is Simic, so there's a lot of customization available.

Snow is an exciting new archetype in Modern and we're just scratching the surface.

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