In Bloom

Posted in NEWS on June 20, 2014

By Adam Prosak

From Friday Night Magic to the Pro Tour, Adam Prosak loves all types of tournament Magic. Currently, Adam is working in R&D as a developer.

Many times, a card from a previous block becomes much more powerful once a future block's cards become Standard-legal. Sometimes, Magic R&D does this intentionally. Mana Bloom is one such card. Prior to the release of Journey into Nyx, Mana Bloom was not a very powerful card. When used only to accelerate your mana, Mana Bloom is relatively poor. However, with the constellation mechanic, Mana Bloom becomes one of the most powerful enablers, by returning to your hand as often as you want.

This deck takes advantage of two of the most powerful constellation cards—Eidolon of Blossoms and Doomwake Giant. One common play is to play Mana Bloom for X=1 on your second turn, then play Eidolon of Blossoms on your third turn, returning Mana Bloom on your fourth turn to get an extra enchantment to play each turn. If you want, you can set Mana Bloom to X=0 each turn so you have a constant source of constellation triggers.

The rest of the deck contains some powerful enchantments that help provide board control. Underworld Connections and Courser of Kruphix provide some extra synergy and card advantage. Banishing Light and Brain Maggot provide some disruption for your opponent. These cards do this all while being enchantments, further strengthening your constellation strategy.

Kubosek's Black-Green-White Constellation

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