Magic Origins Set Review White Highlights

Kytheon, Hero of Akros

Newest Savannah Lions. Obviously going to be played in every Wx aggro deck. Designed around being played with one drops so you can easily play him, two one drops the next turn, then attack with all three and make Kytheon indestructible so he becomes Gideon, Battle-Forged at end of combat.

We can probably expect some new white one drops to be printed to make sure Kytheon has a home in competitive play.

Be careful when attacking with him though. The trigger is mandatory so if you have an already transformed Kytheon, you’re going to lose one.

Archangel of Tithes

Rest in peace, aggro. Also all that white devotion.

Be careful not to tap out on turn four/five because it means she’s bringing the team.

Hallowed Moonlight

It looks like Hordeling Outburst and Dragon Fodder just got blown out. Same with Show and Tell.

Knight of the White Orchid

Along with Kytheon, rev up that Wx aggro because it sure is getting pushed. He makes opening with only two white sources on the draw a much easier keep.

Kytheon’s Irregulars

This card has a ton of potential. Obviously a draft winner. Blinding Mage was already great in draft. This thing is a way better version. You can dump mana at instant speed and tap your opponent’s board down. Then it swings into no blockers and gets bigger.

Vryn Wingmare

Flying Thalia, Guardian of Thraben without first strike. This has modern potential in GWx hate bears.

In standard right now it makes your opponent’s board wipes come an entire turn later which is great for the Wx aggro they seem to be pushing for. Also ruins goblins days by slowing down Dragon Fodder and Hordeling Outburst.

Enlightened Ascetic

Nothing too special but it’s a whiter, cheaper Reclamation Sage that Wx aggro will surely be happy to have.

Stalwart Aven

Probably constructed unplayable but in draft I’m taking literally every single one I see. Flyers dot dek is my jam in core set and I’ll be real happy to get as many as possible.