Every Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Mythic Rare Spoiled on Preview Day Ranked From Worst To Best

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April 02, 2020  05:03 PM

 

Magic: The Gathering just gave players a ton of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths card spoilers today, and wow this set looks epic! Big, bad, giant creatures with tons of crazy abilities! So which of the newly spoiled cards are going to have a huge impact on Standard, and which ones are more for casual play? Here's an in-depth look at all the Mythics spoiled today!

8Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast

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This is a very linear planeswalker and it doesn't have any way to protect itself. In order to get any value from this, you need to be playing against an empty board or have a good creature already in play. I expect to see this SB vs control for the +1 as Red rarely gets card advantage.

I think Lukka is best used in a Commander deck that can utilize its unique abilities. This was designed more for the creative player than tournament grinders.

Standard Rating: 1.5/5
Limited Rating: 2.5/5

7Illuna, Apex of Wishes

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For 5 mana in Temur, we get a 6/6 Flying Trample. That’s pretty aggressive, and decently costed, but nothing to write home about. The Mutate ability is where things get interesting. For six mana we get at least one more nonland permanent into play. Illuna has the potential to be a nice value engine, but on the downside, it can be an easy target for removal and doesn't do anything the turn you play it unless it is Mutated.

One easy to miss and relevant aspect of Illuna, Apex of Wishes is its creature types. It's an Elemental. We already have a strong Temur shell in Standard, and Illuna could bring that deck to the next level. Plus Temur Elemental decks have plenty of small creatures just asking to be Mutated.

Standard: 3/5
Limited: 4.5/5

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