AKH Spoiler – Samut, Voice of Dissent (M)

Holy keywords, Batman!

This card seriously has a ton of keywords, that has to be worth something. While the 5CMC slot is fairly congested, with Archangel Avacyn and Glorybringer I do think this can steal at least one slot. From testing, it always felt right to play a full 4 Glorybringer, but this has some serious consideration going forward.

Having access to Flash is not something that Green/Red have access too often. So, when a card does have this keyword it’s worth exploring at the very least as a miser copy. I’m already seeing plenty of players looking to incorporate this into various archetypes. I personally like this one by “titansfan920″ from r/spikes:

I like where this is going, and it’s a solid starting point. I do think Samut, Voice of Dissent is really strong with other Exert cards, and the synergy feels great. Samut offers fantastic flexibility and can really be used in a multitude of ways. It’s because of this, that Samut can carve out a spot in this metagame – and additional upside should there be another round of cards that are banned.

Despite being powerful, I do feel Samut isn’t a ubiquitous card – thus hindering some of it’s value. Some players will desire to acquire this early on, and if this card continues to be utilized then it’s value would reflect that. I do think waiting would be ideal, because it’s not going to outclass other 5-drops right away.

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Chaz V

Started playing during Invasion block at the age of 13. Always a competitive person by nature, he continues playing to this day. Got into the financial aspect of the game as a method to pay for the hobby and now writes, Podcasts, and covers all aspects of the game, always trying to contribute to the community and create great content for readers and listeners.

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  1. Matthieu Vallee says

    Interesting deck, but I believe Samut’s best place in Standard is a Green White Human/Flash deck, with Heron’s Grace Champion, Cast Out and probably an Avacyn or two.

    Start out with:

    – Thalia’s Lieutenant and Metallic Mimic as Lords.
    – Channeler Initiate for ramp.
    – Thraben Inspector and Tireless Tracker for card advantage.
    – Glory-Bound Initiate and Heron’s Grace Champion for Life gain.
    – HGC, Samut, Avacyn and Cast Out as Instants/Flash.

    Arlinn Kord and Always Watching are good cards to have as well, but I doubt 4x each is a good idea.

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