Mirri has returned! It’s great to see an old face from the Skyship Weatherlight.
Another color shift has occurred, and I believe this time for the better. While Mirri the Cursed was fun in an alternate time-line, I do think GW opens many more viable avenues. For the card itself, I didn’t think they would print a better Dueling Grounds, but here we are. A one-sided Dueling Grounds attached to a creature – that makes this a formidable Commander.
I really like how this card isn’t a typical aggressive card, it has many facets. It can turn the corner and play as a “pillow fort” Commander as well, which I really like – in addition to many other lines of play. This also seems like another Cat card that could easily break the mold of “Cat tribal” and be built around in more ways than one. It’s a powerful card on many levels. Perhaps if Maverick decides to be good again in Legacy, the archetype could certainly consider this version of Mirri.
Mirri has always been a fan favorite, and it’s awesome that these products can (re)introduce players to older storylines and characters. The general vibe for Mirri having a new card is great, and it’s even better than the card is worthy of the hype.
Again, we don’t have the entire Cat decklist previewed to us but this card has already plenty going for it, there’s many great synergies in the Cat tribe – mainly with Nacatl War-Pride and beyond that there’s plenty of brewing already being discussed.
In terms of value, I do think Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist has a lot of upside here. There’s plenty of hype just for the mere fact it’s a Mirri card, and could easily lead to players acquiring this card early on. As we continue on after release, there could be newfound uses for this card and it’s entirely possible those are outside the realm of Commander/EDH and in a Constructed setting. Given enough time, I do think the outlook for Mirri is positive and will likely hold much of it’s value going forward. It’s a powerful card, with many uses within the Commander format, and maybe in outside formats – and should be monitored closely.