Great day for Boros, eh?
is a potential "Draw 5" for four, which is CRAZY value in the colors who normally don't get value. I've unironically maybeboarded Restock
in a few decks. It usually misses the cut because Green can do better (Wildest Dreams
is near-strictly better, for instance), but in Boros decks this is pretty unprecedented. This is good with only two hits which is good because it'll be hard to reliably engineer more, and if you can hit 3+ this card is gold. I'll also be curious to see if there's enough Boros self-mill beyond just Lorehold Excavation
to make this a real archetype. All the rummaging from Plargg, Dean of Chaos
, Thrilling Discovery
, and Illuminate History
will certainly help.
and Venerable Warsinger
are also really cool recursion cards, and adding in Quintorious, Field Historian
and Stonebound Mentor
as extra rewards for moving stuff out of your 'yard is just really fun and gets my brewing engine running.
The hard part for now is who commands this deck. Quintorius feels a bit ponderous. Hofri Ghostforge
is very powerful, but doesn't directly do all we're looking for. Velomachus Lorehold
is neat but actually a bombo with the primary graveyard manipulation strategy. I'm currently leaning Osgir, the Reconstructor
even though he's heavy on the artifact plan (Auriok Salvagers
.dec is a go!) but I'm sorta hoping we see one more legendary creature who plays well in this space and is a bit lighter on the CMC.
I'm less high on Reduce to Memory
and Rip Apart
after a night to sleep on them; not being instants is a bummer both for flexibility and Sunforger
reasons. I appreciate them and can see budget or pure Boros decks running them, but I don't think they break into the system when Chaos Warp
, Generous Gift
, Unexpectedly Absent
exist (alongside the staple white creature-only removal and numerous disenchant-style effects) as the core of a removal engine in the colors. Rip Apart is the closest, for being a mini-vindicate; a Reconstruct History-type deck may want it just to have a sorcery removal spell?