Kaladesh Remastered finally arrived on Magic: The Gathering Arena last week, adding 303 new cards to the Historic format. The remastered set features cards from the steampunk-themed sets, Kaladesh and Aether Revolt, and there are some powerful cards added for Historic Constructed.
Here's a list of 12 of the best Kaladesh Remastered cards in Historic:
When Kaladesh was legal in Standard four years ago, Torrential Gearhulk was a powerful control staple that lets you cast an Instant card from your graveyard without paying its mana cost while providing a 5/6 body with Flash. Six mana is a lot but this card might be what Control decks need in the late game.
The most powerful Planeswalker from Kaladesh Remastered is a great addition to a variety of red Historic decks. Whether they're Mono Red Burn, red-based Control, midrange, or Big Red, the best Chandra card ever printed and introduced digitally on MTG Arena will surely make an impact in the game's Historic format thanks to its versatility and power level.
The card can get you card advantage while burning an opponent for 2 or you can add two red mana to help you ramp with its first +1 abilities. It can also kill a creature with its -3 burn damage, and if you manage to tick Chandra up to 7 loyalty, you can unleash its game-winning Ultimate that gives you an emblem with "Whenever you cast a spell, this emblem deals 5 damage to any target."
Bomat Courier was a staple in aggro decks during Kaladesh block, and it's considered to be one of the best one-to-cast card of all time because of the value it provides for its cheap cost. With no drawback, this tiny Construct can deal early damage thanks to its Haste ability, and after you attack several times and exile a good amount of cards face-down, you can refill your hand by discarding your hand and sacrificing Bomat.
Both Bomat and Chandra are major reasons why Mono Red decks are considered Tier-1 in Historic.
Various Historic Affinity and Historic Monument decks have already been dominating the meta before the release of Kaladesh Remastered, and now the powerful archetype has a new colorless land to add, and it's a fantastic addition that could help you find the Artifact you need from your library. It also helps you gain 1 life every upkeep, and if you're playing the game, every bit of lifegain could matter.