The Daily Magic Update is a roundup of everything Magic you should know on April 12, 2017. Today's Update is brought to you by Zombie Sphinx.
- Zombie Sphinx Time! Amonkhet 先行プレビュー – KaiGuyMTG | Tokyomtg.com
Yes, it's a video in Japanese, but there are subtitles. Genius!
But in case subtitles aren't your thing, you can skip the line and go straight to a community translation, which is spot on.
Oh, and that Zombie Sphinx token? It looks a little something like this:
Also behold, Bontu the Glorified in Invocation form!
Now this is how you do a translation! This is also very much how you do a red sweeper that you're happy to main deck all day long.
So, I may have gotten a little bit of a taste for trolling pros with previews in Modern Masters 2017 Edition. Someday I may stop. That day is not today.
The real treat is the puzzle you have to solve to get the preview card. It's like Mark Rosewater is some kind of riddle-based being. Whatever those might be called.
- Magic Mics | twitch.tv/magicmics | Evan Erwin, Reuben Bresler, and Erin Campbell | 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT/3 a.m. UTC | Coming Soon
That's a lot of introductory text to tell you that Magic Mics has more preview cards coming during tonight's show. Come for the preview cards, stay for Evan getting really excited about something.
- Nass and Pardee's Big Move
Team tournaments are good to Matt Nass and Sam Pardee. Often seen teaming together, the pair made the biggest moves of the week after a stellar Grand Prix Mexico City, and now both find themselves in the Top 15—Pardee up nine spots and Nass up seven. The only other player to jump up this week was Martin Jůza, who has also put up some strong results as of late.
|6||Paulo Vitor Damo Da Rosa||70.74||6|
|8||Lee Shi Tian||59.74||8|
Dropped from rankings: None
Synergy of the Day
- Perfect Information
When I saw the synergy between these two powerhouses, I'll admit, I got a little tingly. These two synergize so well, I keep uncovering new ways they work together.
Let's start simple. The Vizier lets you look at the top of your library at any time. That, in turn, lets you know if your Nissa will hit if you use her zero ability. If not, you can plus her to scry.
Now, scrying, in turn, will help you churn creatures to the top of your library to cast them with Vizier of the Menagerie.
Sometimes, however, you'll hit lands on top of your library. No problem! Vizier of the Menagerie actually wants you to have a bunch of mana in play so that you can cast multiple creatures from the top of your library, and Nissa is pretty good at putting lands into play from the top of your library, no matter what her loyalty is at.
Now get brewing!
- Crewing Dreadnoughts with Gods
I received a fan-submitted synergy from @donr484 that seemed worth sharing. Though his aim was looking at Commander (or other older formats), there's a Standard gem in there too!
Consulate Dreadnought is intentionally very difficult to crew—but not for a God! Rhonas only needs the help of one single power to get the Dreadnought fired up, something that should be relatively easy. Turn one Consulate Dreadnought, turn two literally any creature with at least 1 power, turn three Rhonas, and you're attacking with a 7/11 on your third turn. Live the dream, people. It's a beautiful dream.
What to Watch This Thursday
- The Amonkhet Preview Show | twitch.tv/magic
Looking for the definitive word on Amonkhet before you head to the Prerelease? Watch "The Amonkhet Preview Show" on Thursday, April 13. Mark Rosewater, David Humpherys, and Mark Winters will take you inside the world and cards of Amonkhet, answering questions from twitch.tv/magic channel subscribers.
Hosted by Marshall Sutcliffe, the stream is on twitch.tv/magic starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT/10 p.m. UTC.