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Insider: Pro Tour Avacyn Restored (#PTAVR) Exclusive Calls

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7:30 am

Wolfrir Silverheart


As Zac Hill just said, this is a format defined by Wolfrir Silverheart. I don't think this is a card that is going to break out into Standard, but keep an eye on this. Sources claimed that these were selling for $12 at the event site. The format doesn't have great pinpoint creature kill and it's got tons of creature-based mana acceleration, so a Silverheart that turns on a Borderland Ranger is a deal. It's about $1.25 right now.

Angel of Glory's Rise

Angel ranges from being the endgame of Humans.dec to being a full-on combo with Falkenrath Aristocrat, as in Shouta's deck. It's a decent cast for value, since if you can get to the seven mana, it'll rebuy your entire Humans board. Shouta even used Faithless Looting to juice up his graveyard a little bit. Again, I don't think this is a breakout card for standard (it's seven mana!) but if you're going to be playing the GP in Anaheim later this month, or you're feeling especially risky, then this is a dollar bet.

2:45 am

Hellrider

People have been getting fancy lately with Block decks, trying for more AVR cards and different strategies. One that remains, though, is speedy R/W decks. The idea is simple; you play Gather the Townsfolk, Midnight Haunting, and then Hellrider for a truly monstrous amount of early damage. I anticipate that people are going to get clever and end up being smashed by Hellriders. The secret is out on Hellrider right now, but the card could go up a little more in price if it has a strong showing. I'll be keeping an eye on this guy. He's worth thinking about for Standard, since we anticipate a lot of tokens appearing in the format after rotation.

Desolate Lighthouse & Miracles

We've received word that several pros are running Miracle decks. The idea is simple - cram all the R/W/U Miracles into the same deck and then bank on seeing one every other turn. Does it matter if the Miracle is a Terminus or a Bonfire of the Damned? You're getting a discount on any spell flipped. The big question is not if they're running the Loothouse, but how many copies they have. This card is about $2.00 right now and could take off if they do well. Keep your eyes on the Miracle deck's performance and have a ready source for a few Lighthouses.

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